Thomas Mayer was born 1946 in Switzerland, and since 1969 he has been a freelance photographer based in Neuss, Germany. Before he started turning his lens towards architecture, Mayer did commercial work for car companies, editorial work for magazines like Zeit Magazin, GEO, Stern as well as corporate work for various industrial and institutional clients.
This week’s architectural news round up includes the completion of Snøhetta’s 9/11 Memorial museum, petitions against Zaha Hadid’s Tokyo stadium, Sydney’s new cultural policy and an intriguing video from Denmark, re-imagining the countryside. As of next week Touring the World of Architecture will be on a summer break. Don’t fear however, we’ll be back later in the summer with the freshest news and views from around the globe. Until then, love from the arcspace team. Happy holidays!
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.