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.
The ARC River Culture Pavilion, designed by New York-based stalwarts of experimental, multi-disciplinary design, Asymptote Architecture, dazzles visitors not just with its curious form but also with an abundance of cutting edge multimedia technologies.