The unveiling of the China Wood Sculpture Museum in Harbin – near the border with Russian Siberia – signals that even China’s frozen northern periphery is beginning to be reshaped as its economy booms. The figure behind the thunderbolt-hued building is China’s leading experimental architect, Ma Yansong, along with his MAD Architects.
Welcome to arcspace’s weekly round up of fascinating news. This time we take a look at Shigeru Ban’s Pritzker Prize win, David Beckham’s dream stadium in Miami and OMA’s design for a HQ extension in Berlin. Friday fun features the ‘Im an Architect’ spoof which will no doubt get stuck in your head! Make sure to come back to us next week as there’s a fantastic arcspace Camera piece on John Kosmopoulos in the line up. Until then have a great weekend from the arcspace team.
Copenhagen Architecture FestivalxFilm opens today with a program of four days of film, talks and events with a focus on the relationship between architecture and film. As a prelude we have interviewed architect, filmmaker, and Associate Professor at The Royal Academy of Arts Morten Melgaard, who has been researching the relationship between architecture and film for several years.
Bright designs. Rafael Viñoly's best works merges architecture and engineering. Viñoly's career started according to the American dream: born in Uruguay, he opened his architecture office in New York in 1983. Today he is a household name among some of the greatest living architects. Recently however, his star status has been a little burnt by glass exteriors unintentionally setting the surroundings on fire!
Château la Coste is a place of wine, art and architecture that will continue to evolve as new projects and installations are developed.