The new saw-toothed Maritime Museum in the small Norwegian port town of Porsgrunn by Danish architects COBE and TRANSFORM manages to fit into its surroundings, by mirroring the shapes of the town's characteristic gabled roofs, while at the same time appearing contemporary with its abstract shape and aluminum facades.
The headlining stories this month include BIG's proposal for an unknown media client somewhere in the Persian Gulf and the design of Hadid's massive new Beijing passenger terminal. Also, another twisted design from MVRDV, Koolhaas gets an offer he probably won't refuse and Obama's possible future Presidential Library.
Peter Zumthor’s ‘Buildings and Projects 1985-2013' is the first comprehensive monograph on Zumthor's work for more than a decade and a half. Incidentally - albeit not surprisingly - it was well worth the wait. This gorgeous five-volume Leviathan of a book set convincingly connects the dots in the exceptional oeuvre of a master of craftsmanship and atmosphere.
Once again we've had a glance at some of the most noteworthy upcoming book releases. Firstly, in this month's edition, BIG's newest exhibition catalogue/monograph and a newly translated Sigurd Lewerentz monograph. Also, a look at the role of the urban left-over space in Tokyo, the architectural models of Zürich-based E2A beautifully documented and a look at how the work of Danish studio C. F. Møller relate to the notion of the welfare state.
Åke E:son Lindman is a prolific architectural photographer based in Sweden. After graduating from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm in 1975, he started working with documentary photography. After documenting the Bo85 Housing EXPO, Lindman started focusing on architectural photography.