In this week's Touring, we bring you the chance to preview the impressive design of Istanbul Airport's new terminal, Chipperfeld's design of the Nobel HQ sparks controversy in the Norwegian capital, a visit to what is regarded by TIME magazine to be the most humane prison in the world and finally, a lecture from one of the most notable Columbian architects, Daniel Bonilla.
Dr. Akira Takaue is a structural & consulting engineer from Japan, working on high-rise buildings, long-span bridges and other mega-structures mainly in Asia since 1996. After receiving his Ph.D. and whilst working for an international structural engineering firm, Takaue travels around the world producing fine art architectural images rooted in his approach of structural mechanics and material engineering.
The Biomuseo by Frank O. Gehry is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal, on the Amador Causeway. The purpose of the museum is to change the way we see, understand and preserve our environment.
Welcome to Touring the World of Architecture: Week 15. We’ve got four intriguing features for you starting with the big time partnership of Gehry and Norman Foster going all guns blazing at London’s Battersea Power Station, a beautiful hospital in Denmark by Herzog & Meuron, a rare win for modesty with Chipperfield’s ‘light’ Nobel prize HQ design and a cool birds eye video entitled ‘Tiny Sydney’. Have a great weekend from the arcspace team.
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