This week’s Touring the World of Architecture is all things green! A green bridge in London, a green Expo winner in Kazakhstan and a green airport in Singapore... so much green going on! Check out Friday Fun’s Auction and a video about ingenious homes in unexpected places.
Download images of the MAXXI Museum, a contemporary art museum designed by the Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid, built on former military grounds on the northern side of Rome.
Known as the punk rockers of architecture Coop Himmelb(l)au was founded in Vienna in 1968 by Wolf Prix, Helmut Swiczinsky and Michael Holzer. With the exhibition 'Wiener Supersommer' in 1976 they delivered an aggressive alternative to the usual urban architecture and stated their name as a provocative, mould-breaking studio not afraid to go beyond the scope of architecture.
Structured and translucent, like a Japanese paper lantern. Shibaura House by Kazuyo Sejima & Associates brightens up the Shibaura district in Minato-ku, Tokyo’s pulsating business area near the Tokyo Bay. Public and private programs interweave in this cunning, white-clad amalgamation of boxy geometric volumes and playful curves.
Once again, we have kept an ear to the ground for what has happened in the architectural world this week. First off, a few of many exciting proposals for creating a hurricane resilient New York. Then, another spectacular skyscraper from BIG gets approval, Banksy lashes out at OWTC, architects playing with LEGOs and finally, a short but informative video about the history of the highrise.