In traditional Japanese architecture the walls are made of paper. This motive of the shoji was re-introduced into contemporary architecture by Shigeru Ban - with great success. The use of recycled paper and cardboard as a construction material has made him one of the world's most popular architects.
It’s week 14 already! Touring the World of Architecture is here to inform you of this week’s biggest and best news. Zaha Hadid Architects have revealed their Macau hotel design, DUS Architects are causing a stir with their 3D printer in Amsterdam and there is a fantastic new architecture school in the pipeline in Dubai. We finish the week with an intriguing short film on busking, asking what architects can do to cater for such informal city life? Have a great weekend.
John Kosmopoulos is an internationally awarded photographer specializing in architecture, abstract, long exposure, and minimalist black and white fine art photography. He resides in Toronto where he balances his passion for the photographic arts and writing with his love of the behaviour sciences as a consultant and educator.
The unveiling of the China Wood Sculpture Museum in Harbin – near the border with Russian Siberia – signals that even China’s frozen northern periphery is beginning to be reshaped as its economy booms. The figure behind the thunderbolt-hued building is China’s leading experimental architect, Ma Yansong, along with his MAD Architects.
Welcome to arcspace’s weekly round up of fascinating news. This time we take a look at Shigeru Ban’s Pritzker Prize win, David Beckham’s dream stadium in Miami and OMA’s design for a HQ extension in Berlin. Friday fun features the ‘Im an Architect’ spoof which will no doubt get stuck in your head! Make sure to come back to us next week as there’s a fantastic arcspace Camera piece on John Kosmopoulos in the line up. Until then have a great weekend from the arcspace team.