Barozzi/Viega’s Bündner Kunstmuseum forms an elegant extension to the Grisons Museum of Fine Arts in Switzerland. Crisp in design and compact in size, the building is a stark and simple reinterpretation of its heritage neighbor.
Parking House Lüders at Nordhavn in Copenhagen could be one of the answers to the inevitable question on how to rethink the future of the dense city in relation to urban spaces. This multifunctional building designed by the Copenhagen based architectural studio, jaja architects, challenges the conventional monofunctional parking house. With its characteristic recreational urban space on the roof it strives to be an exciting asset to the new neighborhood.
Faced with shrinking congregations and forced to adapt their buildings, the church as an institution is far from being too permissive about the new function of their old buildings. How can we preserve and adapt them to our current needs and values without disrespecting the church as an institution, the church as a building (with its architectural values) and the church as a gathering place for the community?
Arcspace recently caught up with COBE founder and artistic director, Dan Stubbergaard, to find out more about their recently opened exhibition 'Our Urban Living Room' at the Danish Architecture Centre.
Nestled into Parc des Champs-de-Bataille in Québec City, Canada, the Pierre Lassonde Pavilion at the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec (MNBAQ) stands apart from its classical neighbours. Clad in translucent glass and organized in staggered rectangular forms, the building is a brazen addition to a museum campus dotted with twentieth century temples of art.