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.
In this week's Touring, we bring you the chance to preview the impressive design of Istanbul Airport's new terminal, Chipperfeld's design of the Nobel HQ sparks controversy in the Norwegian capital, a visit to what is regarded by TIME magazine to be the most humane prison in the world and finally, a lecture from one of the most notable Columbian architects, Daniel Bonilla.
Dr. Akira Takaue is a structural & consulting engineer from Japan, working on high-rise buildings, long-span bridges and other mega-structures mainly in Asia since 1996. After receiving his Ph.D. and whilst working for an international structural engineering firm, Takaue travels around the world producing fine art architectural images rooted in his approach of structural mechanics and material engineering.