Download images of Finnish Modernist Alvar Aalto's outstretched, marble-clad Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, Finland. Completed in 1971, it was the first step of a grand masterplan aiming to place the city's main cultural buildings all along the Töölönlahti Bay.
In the world of unorthodox artist-architects, few have made such an impact as New York City-based design studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Experimental, yet accessible and packed with social commentary, their wide-ranging, inter-disciplinary work seek to blur the lines between architecture and the visual and the performing arts.
Assembling diverse elements in configurations of greater or simpler complexity is the task of every architect. Arcspace went to Japan to experience the truly superior performance of this art at its most sophisticated level.
Joining forces HARQUITECTES and dataAE architects have designed this ecological residence for architecture students located next to the ETSAV (UPC) Architecture School of Sant Cugat del Vallès, Barcelona. The building is an excellent example that ecological conscience, using prefabricated structures, and high architectural ambitions can go hand in hand. The project has been chosen as one of the twelve finalists for the FAD Prize 2013.
What a great week packed with big architectural news. We have more big scale projects for you, from an old power station in London to a shoreline development in New York to three large domes in Seattle! News on a folding house and a moustache reminder round off this week’s Touring the World of Architecture!