Situated on the outskirts of Zurich, Haus M is a deceptively simple and robust apartment building. Designed by Duplex Architekten, the project provides its residents with a highly liveable, and sociable, apartment model.
George Messaritakis is a photographer who specializes in architecture and landscape photography. Trained as a software engineer, and with a passion for construction of all kinds since childhood, he eventually adopted photography as his professional field, after being introduced to it by chance during his studies. He is currently based in Berlin and Athens, working for architectural,commercial clients and trade magazines.
In need for some inspiration for what’s to put under the Christmas tree this year? This month, we’ll provide you with some inspirational books; our top five December titles. Stretching from the anniversary of a well-known cultural center in Paris, to a biography of one of the leading contemporary architects; Ghanaian-British David Adjaye, the lead designer of the recent National Museum of African American History and Culture. In Denmark, we’ll take a close look on the Danish design tradition and its influence domestically as well as worldwide. Furthermore, the theoretical platform CARTHA discusses relationships and networks within the field of architecture and their impact on architectural production, and lastly, for those of you planning a journey, you’ll get inspired by some of the most unique places to stay.
Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs
Zaha Hadid Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects’ Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, at the American University of Beirut, melds local traditions with innovative geometries, creating an architectural manifestation of the Institute’s ideals of opportunity, pluralism, creativity and tolerance.
As the latest addition to a long row of educational buildings by Copenhagen office, Henning Larsen Architects, in a collaboration with GPP Arkitekter, the proposal for Frederiksbjerg School has succeeded in responding to the recent demands on the development of Danish learning facilities. In doing so, it strives to set the bar for future educational buildings domestically.