This month's top headlines include BIG's Portland masterplan, OMA's design for the Factory Manchester. Also, the American Museum of National History in New York gets a sculptural expansion and it would appear that Copenhagen gets its gate after all. Finally, Muji, the Japanese IKEA, reveals their coming line of off-the-shelf, pre-fab micro-cabins.
One Central Park is a vibrant, living landmark in what was once a derelict brewery site in downtown Sydney. One year on, this collaboration between French architect, Jean Nouvel and French botanist, Patrick Blanc is a blossoming vertical landscape, helping to redefine Sydney’s latest cultural precinct.
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In the lead-up to Christmas we're bringing you five new architectural publications straight off the press. First up we have a new Le Corbusier retrospective that examines his work in relation to the human body, a look at the top 50 innovative design thinkers of the 21st century and a book that looks at the status of architectural photography in today's society. Then we're suggesting a book that provocatively argues for a new form of building cities and a new biography of one of the great 20th century architects, Buckminster Fuller.
The Philharmonic Hall of Szczecin is located on the historical site of the "Konzerthaus,” which was destroyed during the Second World War, creating an urban corner in a neighborhood close to the historic city.