In need for some inspiration for what’s to put under the Christmas tree this year? This month, we’ll provide you with some inspirational books; our top five December titles. Stretching from the anniversary of a well-known cultural center in Paris, to a biography of one of the leading contemporary architects; Ghanaian-British David Adjaye, the lead designer of the recent National Museum of African American History and Culture. In Denmark, we’ll take a close look on the Danish design tradition and its influence domestically as well as worldwide. Furthermore, the theoretical platform CARTHA discusses relationships and networks within the field of architecture and their impact on architectural production, and lastly, for those of you planning a journey, you’ll get inspired by some of the most unique places to stay.
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects’ Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, at the American University of Beirut, melds local traditions with innovative geometries, creating an architectural manifestation of the Institute’s ideals of opportunity, pluralism, creativity and tolerance.
As the latest addition to a long row of educational buildings by Copenhagen office, Henning Larsen Architects, in a collaboration with GPP Arkitekter, the proposal for Frederiksbjerg School has succeeded in responding to the recent demands on the development of Danish learning facilities. In doing so, it strives to set the bar for future educational buildings domestically.
Our Urban Living Room
Danish Architecture Centre
On view: October 14, 2016 - January 08, 2017
In just ten years COBE have established themselves as central players in Denmark’s contemporary design scene, as affirmed by their new exhibition Our Urban Living Room at the Danish Architecture Centre in Copenhagen. Designed as an architectural intervention in itself, the exhibition thoughtfully and creatively presents a selection of their projects in Copenhagen and across Denmark.
Cowan Court by 6a architects is a new student residence at the University of Cambridge that respectfully reinterprets its heritage listed brutalist neighbours.