Weighty and beautifully packaged, this monograph collects the works of one of the faces of the New Nordic movement, Reiulf Ramstad Architects. First and foremost it is a wholehearted and affectionate tribute to Reiulf Ramstad and his particular brand of architecture, as well as to his commitment to what he calls his “search for beauty”.
On the small island of Inujima in the Seto Inland Sea, Kazuyo Sejima & Associates have designed a spectacular series of installations among the traditional houses of a declining village. A walk through Inujima Art House Project lets you experience some of the finest traits of contemporary Japanese architecture.
A fruitful cooperation between architect Sou Fujimoto and photographer Iwan Baan, a full month of birthday celebration in honor of architecture mastermind Frank Lloyd Wrigth, Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito’s speech and a suggestion to let the people in on the design process.
Wooden architecture with beautiful carpentry details, futuristic mega structures, visionary residential architecture, a round museum and trees with flowers everywhere. Arcspace just returned from a trip around Japan, perfectly timed with the sakura/cherry blossom season. Below is a report with images from our visit.
Dramatically placed a few meters above terrain overlooking the Øresund strait, Denmark’s new national aquarium in Copenhagen, The Blue Planet, stands as a connecting link between land and sea. The swirling curves of the building draws the visitors inside, just like the circulating currents of the whirlpool that inspired its shape.