November is characterized by a broad spectrum regarding events within the field of architecture. First and foremost, a well-reputed international exhibition closes whilst a leading architectural studio presents a long row of projects responding to the extreme environments around the world. Furthermore, a group of prospective European architects are reflecting on the theme of Hospitality during an annual gathering in Denmark. In New York, on the other hand, The Met is hosting a multi-disciplinary debate on contemporary architectural designs that features a dozen of professionals within the creative industry counting architects, filmmakers and photographers amongst others.
Philip Gunkel is an international professional fine art photographer who specializes in architectural, commercial and landscape photography. He was born in 1986 in Berlin where he is still living and working today. His main passion it to shoot abstract architecture that reveals the main thoughts of the architects. Pygmalion Karatzas recently caught up with Gunkel to find out more about his process.
The Jetvana Buddhist Centre by sP+a architects revives local building techniques and incorporates them into contemporary building practice, creating spaces that are embedded in local knowledge and craftsmanship.
October has been the month of awards with both RIBA’s Stirling Prize and the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize being announced. Chinese Firm, MAD Architects have released visualizations of their new Beijing Philharmonic Concert Hall while ground has broken on the world’s tallest tower in Dubai. We’ve also included a prototype of what might revolutionise the building industry and change our idea of stairs forever.
Parking House Lüders in Nordhavn, Copenhagen could be one of the answers to the inevitable question on how to rethink the future of the dense city in relation to urban spaces. This multifunctional building designed by the Copenhagen based architectural studio, jaja architects, challenges the conventional monofunctional parking house. With its characteristic recreational urban space on the roof it strives to be an exciting asset to the new neighborhood.