Colourful fishing boats rock calmly by the shore of Jisr az-Zarqa on Israel’s West coast as the minaret points skyward and a colourful city gate greets anyone happening upon it a friendly welcome. There, completely unspoilt by tourism in spite of its location on the white and sandy banks of the Mediterranean Sea, the only Arab coastal town in Israel could sound like paradise for many a daydreamer.
Marina Tabassum's Baitur Rauf Jame Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh, utilizes simple, unadorned materials and vernacular construction techniques to immense effect, emphasizing the interplay of light and shadow, and creating a space for religious reverie and transcendence.
The monumental brick form of Islev church, designed in the 1960s by Inger and Johannes Exner, is a seminal work of Danish modernism. The church is defined by its relentless use of rough red brick that frames church rituals, provides material continuity and creates a strong formal expression.
A few days ago, we said goodbye to 2016 and welcomed the year 2017. A year kicked off by a diverse program within the field of architecture. 2017 will be the year where two major events will be defining the cultural sphere throughout the whole year both in Denmark and in France. In Denmark, Aarhus will set the scene for European Capital of Culture, meanwhile in France the famous Centre Pompidou and other related venues will present a broad palette of events when celebrating its 40 years anniversary. Furthermore, the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) will be focusing on the theme of waste management, whilst Kunsten Museum of Modern Art presents a retrospective exhibition on one of the most remarkable modernist architects, Alvar Aalto. Lastly, Deutsches Arkitekturmuseum will applaud contemporary German architecture during their annual DAM Preis.
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.