One of the first big projects for the 2009 Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor was this protective pavilion built to cover the remains of two Roman buildings. Built in 1985-86 and located in the capital of the Swiss canton of Graubünden, arcspace had the opportunity to revisit and photograph the site this summer. It’s astonishing to think it was designed and built almost thirty years ago. Not only does it still stand in perfect condition but it looks like it was conceived just yesterday.
Once again we have had an eye out for the biggest, most interesting and a bit of quirky architecture news. This week, we present - among other things - a spectacular airport terminal in Shenzen, yet another OMA skyscraper and the latest Hadid controversy.
With a few brief strokes of a black felt pen, Dominique Perrault captures the idea of an architectural project in its most basic visual form. A powerful means of communication, the sketch bridges conceptual thinking and design in the making. It stimulates mediation between the architect, his team, and the client – and between site and built construction.
Download images of the International Port Terminal in Yokohama, Japan by Foreign Office Architects. The terminal combines of a passenger cruise terminal and a mix of civic facilities for the use of citizens in one.
The editorial team behind the Monocle-magazine helmed by founder Tyler Brûlé hits the streets with their first-ever book. It is big, clad in a bright yellow fabric that feels nice to the touch, global to the bone and filled with stuff of superb quality. It is destined to end up a favorite Christmas present for any globalized senior hipster with money to go around.