Founded in Mexico City in 1986, TEN Arquitectos (Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos) reached international status in 2003, when they opened their New York office. Since then, TEN Arquitectos has grown to employ over 70 people, working on a diverse array of award-winning and critically acclaimed projects. We sat down with Enrique Norten for a talk about his recent projects and his general approach to architecture.
This month, a thought-provoking study of the conseuences of an ever-aging population. Then, an insightful look at one of the world's most familiar and popular building materials and an expanded edition on the master of Modernism, Le Corbusier, by award‐winning architectural historian William J. R. Curtis. Also, a fascinating monograph on David Adjaye, a look at the possibilities of establishing a new relationship between architecture and nature and a a collection of striking examples of contemporary religious architecture.
Impeccable consideration for the details of construction make the buildings designed by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor appear as shrines celebrating a heightened sense of bodily and mental awareness. His houses stand out against their surrounding contexts, whether urban environments or natural landscapes, as statements of formal clarity.
This month, BIG and Heatherwick’s design for the Google HQ in California, Morphosis’ much-debated 381 meter soaring high hotel gets the go-ahead in Vals, Switzerland and Renzo Piano’s luxury waterfront development in Sydney. Also, Heatherwick’s Learning Center in Singapore is complete and Chipperfield’s extension for Kunsthal Zurich is in the making.
With close to 400 employees, offices at five different locations and 40 projects on four continents, Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron is one of the largest and currently, perhaps the most successful Swiss architectural practice. Recently, however, some of their high-profile projects have caused a bit of a stir. The new Messe Basel trade fair hall and the Roche Tower have been criticized for dominating the skyline in Basel as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg continues to blow the budget. We spoke with Jacques Herzog in Basel about his curent trials and tribulations, as well as his influences and goals.