The work of Portuguese architect Eduardo Souto de Moura combines the abstract minimalism of Mies van der Rohe with a tactile sensitivity and the use of local materials and building techniques.
Elmgreen & Dragset: Tomorrow
Victoria and Albert Museum
London, United Kingdom
On view: October 01, 2013 - January 02, 2014
You’re visiting a museum. You turn a corner. And all of a sudden you seem to have stumbled into somebody’s home. With plenty of tongue-in-cheek attitude, Elmgreen & Dragset’s installation Tomorrow has transformed the V&A’s former textile galleries into an uncanny installation: the bourgeois apartment of a fictitious disillusioned architect.
One of the first big projects for the 2009 Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor was this protective pavilion built to cover the remains of two Roman buildings. Built in 1985-86 and located in the capital of the Swiss canton of Graubünden, arcspace had the opportunity to revisit and photograph the site this summer. It’s astonishing to think it was designed and built almost thirty years ago. Not only does it still stand in perfect condition but it looks like it was conceived just yesterday.
Once again we have had an eye out for the biggest, most interesting and a bit of quirky architecture news. This week, we present - among other things - a spectacular airport terminal in Shenzen, yet another OMA skyscraper and the latest Hadid controversy.
With a few brief strokes of a black felt pen, Dominique Perrault captures the idea of an architectural project in its most basic visual form. A powerful means of communication, the sketch bridges conceptual thinking and design in the making. It stimulates mediation between the architect, his team, and the client – and between site and built construction.