Blending structure into landscape, British AL_A Architect’s New MAAT Museum stitches Lisbon’s riverfront back to the city – establishing a visual and physical connection across the Tagus River. Its serpentine form reflecting muted readings of water and light, whilst introducing an international dialogue back towards Lisbon’s rich creative scene.
As Robots and Humans Race to the Moon, Architects Plan Robotic Construction of First Lunar Settlement
With a new race - stretching across the globe - to explore the Moon, and even proposals to begin colonizing the Earth’s celestial companion, one group of architects has emerged at the forefront of designing the first human habitats on the lunar surface.
The A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex is a new academic laboratory building that provides advanced facilities for robotics engineering, biomedical engineering, life sciences and related programs.
The Naoshima Hall project, by Hiroshi Sambuichi, places a beautifully nuanced building in Honmura, an old castle town on the island’s eastern edge. It is at once a work of art, an astonishing piece of architecture, and a symbol of Sambuichi’s research into this island’s many ‘flows.’
This month in 'What's New on the Bookshelf' we recommend five different books including topics as politics, architecture tradition and representations within architecture. Firstly, we'll take a look on postcolonial Nigeria and the political struggles that arose in the wake of city planning. Also, we'll provide insight in Japanese domestic architecture after World War 2 - the first comprehensive study made on the topic. And eventually, we'll take a closer look on representations and the use of photography as a means of creating architecture. Finally, the ETH Studio Basel presents their research conducted on the processes of urbanization in six different territories.