Sauna bathing is an essential part of Finnish culture and national identity. Löyly, meaning the steam that comes when you throw water on hot stones in a sauna, is part of a new urban culture where public saunas are becoming more and more important as a sense of community.
Building cities for people not cars. In this article, we will explore some of the fundamental tenets in the work of Danish architect, Jan Gehl. From the creation of Copenhagen’s pedestrian street in the 1960´s (Strøget), to ridding New York’s Times Square of vehicles, Jan Gehl’s work is and has been fundamental in shaping numerous urban architectural narratives.
This new corner block by DSDHA sits familiarly in London’s central neighbourhood of Fitzrovia. It’s discreet presence within the streetscape is contrasted with two crystalline pavilions playfully perched on the rooftop of its solid form.
In this ‘What’s New On The Bookshelf’ we bring you our top picks from over the summer period. Topics include verticality during the modernist and post-modernist movements, a look into spatiality through the medium of painting, typography in the urban sphere, and a monograph on German powerhouse firm, Sauerbruch Hutton. Read more by following the link!
Designed by Durbach Block Jaggers, in collaboration with BVN Architecture, the UTS Thomas Street Building animates a back street in Sydney’s Ultimo. Conceived as a garden sanctuary within a dense inner-city suburb, this joyfully crafted building offers respite from its tough surrounds.