Hello from all here at Arcspace and welcome to week 47 of Touring the World of Architecture. The last 7 days have seen a couple of great wins! BIG present a beautiful curved design in France and NEXT Architects have proposed a knotted bridge in China! Then we have the return of Kanye West with more inspiring words and a video to welcome the imminent winter!
Dominique Perrault’s place-making effort sprouts from sets of actions that indicate links between conceptual thinking and material manipulation: to accompany, add, extend, generate, metamorphose, subtract, or unite. Applying such rules connects Perrault’s mesmerizing architecture with the investigations and aesthetic expressions of Minimal and Land Art.
The Nomad Hotel is a story of seamless collaboration. The hotel, restaurant and boutique have been designed to effortlessly merge into one entity, creating a charming ‘Parisian’ experience in the wonderfully restored turn of the century Beaux arts, Johnston building. New York’s Midtown can add yet another gem to Manhattan’s bulging list of quality hotels.
Madrid-based architect Alberto Campo Baeza has created the new headquarters for the Castilla León region’s government, located in the ancient heart of the city facing Zamora’s old cathedral. The design offers a successful mix of glass minimalism and a smart site-location strategy. Like a Babushka doll the building’s first layer is an enclosing stonewall, then a garden of air and finally a completely transparent glass house.
A warm welcome to this weeks edition of Touring the World of Architecture. Below you will find a splatter of architectural news from the week to keep you entertained. Hadid is causing a stir, central Sydney has a hard choice to make, the US embassy in London gets going and one book reveals all about architects own homes.