Rio’s most recent museum, the Rio Art Museum - or MAR, as it's known by its Portuguese acronym - is one of the flagships in the city's $3.8 billion plan to renovate and revitalize its run-down port district. It is also a tactful conciliation of old and new.
arcspace presents Touring the World of Architecture Week 19, a quick round up of recent news and features to keep you in the loop! This week, 3XN’s mangrove styled towers get going in Mumbai, Foster + Partners prime Las Vegas Hotel is sentenced to fate and Frank Gehry is commended for his defining and continuous contribution to architecture and human cultural heritage. See you next week readers!
To design an addition to a well-recognized and globally respected masterpiece must be one of the most difficult tasks for architects. Steven Holl, one of the most talented American architects of our time, had to face this challenge in Scotland's largest city: Situated directly across the street from the main building of the Glasgow School of Art, the climax of the Scottish Art Nouveau, the prestigious Academy of Art asked him to construct a new building. It was inaugurated on April 9th - a good hundred years after the inauguration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh's magnum opus.
Welcome to Touring the World of Architecture Week 18, your round up of architectural news is here with MAD going au naturel in China, Atelier Blur finding their Yin Yang in Shenzhen, the Mars One architect and a classic of a video to round it off. Have a great week from the arcspace week
Zaha Hadid Architects' director Patrik Schumacher talks about the global rise of parametric design, the advent of robotics in architecture, and the influence of 'The Matrix' on creating intelligent buildings.