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.
Tired of scanning the web for the best stories. Well look no further than Touring the World of Architecture Week 17. We bring you a round up of last week’s biggest and best architectural news. We open with MVRDV’s Moscow masterplan, UNStudio sparkling addition in Seoul, amphibianArc’s huge design in China and a compelling video from NYC. Truly global!
The so-called 'creative industries' are what almost all major world cities want to be known for and base their future economy on. So, how does a city become a 'design city'? Mayors everywhere in the world are currently pondering this question. Oh Se-Hoon, the former mayor of Seoul, the capital city of South Korea, who preferred landmark construction projects over welfare programs, spent 450 million dollars on a fancy, sleek new building called the Dongdaemun Design Plaza - or DDP for short.