The historic English cities of Oxford and Cambridge create an intimidating backdrop for the insertion of contemporary architecture. Herzog and de Meuron’s new Blavatnik School of Government rises to the challenge with confident geometry and elegant detailing.
In the seventh installment of the Venice Biennale Curator Series, arcspace talks with the Korean Pavilion curator, Sung Hong Kim, about his plan for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
It can no longer come as a surprise to anyone that Europe is facing a severe housing shortage due to the ever-growing influx of refugees over the past years. But could this be an opportunity to reevaluate our notions of temporality and come up with more permanent and sustainable models for refugee housing?
In the sixth installment of the Venice Biennale Curator Series, arcspace talks with one of the nine Baltic Pavilion Curators, Dagnija Smilga, about the groups plans for the debut of the Baltic Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen’s University Library for the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture at the University of Ghent has been aptly described by the practice as a “pavilion-like piece of furniture” inserted into an existing 19th century Physics Hall. Yet, it also offers a striking architectural statement concerning the future outlook for well-considered, yet affordable heritage interventions.