In the last article post before the Christmas break, arcspace is bringing you the headline stories from this month. First up we have a radical conceptual plan to redesign London, a new architecture collection from Lego, and three new bridge designs from Santiago Calatrava. We’re also showing you the latest OMA building to be finished in Rotterdam and the Herzog and de Meuron stadium for Premier League side, Chelsea
Sancaklar Mosque aims to address the fundamental issues of designing a mosque by distancing itself from the current architectural discussions based on form and focusing solely on the essence of religious space.
In the final weeks before Christmas we’re bringing you some last minute gift ideas for the architect or architecture enthusiast . First up we have a retrospective on the Nobel Prize designing architect, David Chipperfield, a color collection designed by the late, great Le Corbusier and a book that looks at the work of one of the world’s most influential structural engineers. Then we're suggesting a book that comprehensively looks into the beauty of Brutalism and an account of the wider societal effects of the designs by Frank Lloyd Wright.
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.