Your weekly edition of Touring the World of Architecture is here with a variety of news features from Sochi's Fisht Olympic Stadium to MoMa's sustainable summer house, a spectacular Montreal based science building and of course, towers made of people! Have a great weekend from the arcspace team.
In The Architect’s Brain: Neuroscience, Creativity, and Architecture, Harry Francis Mallgrave stays true to form by offering a thought-provoking historical commentary, which allows us to look at architecture in a new light. There is, however, one departure: everything is slanted toward the spatial effect on humanity’s neurological and emotional state.
Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is usually not in the business of hiding things away. In fact, they tend to do just the opposite. So, the fact that they chose to bury the Danish Maritime Museum in Helsingør in the north of Denmark – the firm’s first realized museum building – at the bottom of a dry dock, is nothing if not surprising.
Iraqi-born Zaha Hadid ranks among today’s most controversial architects. Not only is she one of the few women who have managed to make their mark in the notoriously male-dominated field of architecture; she has also fought incessantly to legitimize the practice of parametric design in practice. In this updated Taschen monograph, the entire body of work of one of today’s most daring and steadily surprising architects is very comprehensively presented.
This week, Gehry to bring Bilbao effect to Berlin, no hope of rescuing the Folk, Herzog & de Meuron reveals pedestrian-friendly master plan and Google and LEGO join forces. Finally, a skilled animation spells some of the architecture greats.