The new Museum for Architectural Drawing in Berlin is designed by Russian Architects Sergei Tchoban and Sergei Kuznetsov. It is ironic that during our times, when the art of architectural drawing seems to be dying, at the same time it gets increasingly appreciated as an art form.
Michael Massaia is a young fine art photographer and printmaker who spent the past few years documenting areas and objects in his native New Jersey. Black and white, isolation and a unique render of the ordinary is among his trademarks. Here, he explains how severe insomnia, photo realistic paintings, self-taught descipline and seeing what is right in front of him with an uncompromising vision, made him into the very talented photographer he is.
Hello again from the team here at arcspace wishing you a great weekend. This weeks roundup of interesting architectural news includes the Progressive Architecture Awards, an exciting project in Mexico City, a debatable antenna tower in Chile and a slice of scaling heights for our Friday fun!
Unite d’Habitation, Le Corbusier’s first large scale project, is one of his most important. Hotel Le Corbusier is a 'must' for architecture aficionados.
The new De Rotterdam Tower by OMA creates a city-within-a-city in Rotterdam whilst at the same time referring back to Rem Koolhaas’ early analysis of New York and Bigness. Unintentionally it also proves that what works in Manhattan may not automatically work in the Netherland’s second city.