The Dr Chau Chak Wing Building is a bold, yet polarizing, addition to Sydney’s growing skyline. Designed by Gehry LLP, it is located in Ultimo, an inner-city suburb several kilometres from Sydney’s central business district. It is Australia’s first work by the globally renowned studio and, unsurprisingly, has generated a healthy mix of anticipation, admiration and disappointment.
This month, a look at an unusual way of representing architecture - the simple comic-strip, a look into the work of Latin-American architects, U-TT and a retrospective of a German Modernist master. Also, exhibitions for the season include an architecture gingerbread house odyssey and an investigation of the potentials of public space during the wintertime at the Danish Architecture Centre.
The future of train travel is revealed as Arnhem Central Station opens after 20-years of development. The Transfer Terminal is the central piece of the Masterplan linking different programs and levels within the station area.
This month's top headlines include BIG's Portland masterplan, OMA's design for the Factory Manchester. Also, the American Museum of National History in New York gets a sculptural expansion and it would appear that Copenhagen gets its gate after all. Finally, Muji, the Japanese IKEA, reveals their coming line of off-the-shelf, pre-fab micro-cabins.
One Central Park is a vibrant, living landmark in what was once a derelict brewery site in downtown Sydney. One year on, this collaboration between French architect, Jean Nouvel and French botanist, Patrick Blanc is a blossoming vertical landscape, helping to redefine Sydney’s latest cultural precinct.