This month's top stories comes out of the Netherlands: OMA gets the go-ahead on stacked hotel in Amsterdam and MVRDV chosen to design an elevated park in Seoul. Also, ADEPT and Mandaworks will reshape the Stockholm harbourfront, Hadid set to build housing project in Mexico and DS+R reveals design for their US Olympic Museum.
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Among this month's stand-out exhibitions is an investigation of the drawing as a method of thought, exemplified with sketches by seminal architects from Bruno Taut to Frank Gehry. Also, intriguing investigations of the Cold War-era development in Berlin and Latin America. Finally, two different but related exhibitions on the ramifications of increased urban densification.
The highlights of this month's upcoming book releases include the first comprehensive study of Dutch architect, writer, and teacher Aldo van Eyck's 50-year career and Roland Fischer's extraordinary typological study of facade patterns and textures. Also, an a+u monograph on Caruso St. John and a collection of discussions on the topic of site specificity with, among others, Peter Zumthor and Bjarke Ingels. Finally, a manual for urban design that links temporary interventions to long-term thinking.
April 23, 2015 /
This month, a high-profile competition in Oslo and an indecisive jury causing a tie in the competition for the new National Gallery in Budapest. In other news, HLA has been picked for an extension of the Swedish National Museum, Rotterdam gets a new sustainable icon and the frantic, increasingly chaotic preparations to the EXPO 2015 continue. Finally, a look at Fujimoto's design for the new Polytechnic University in Paris. ...
April 16, 2015 /
This month, a look at the many great innovations in factory design over the course of the last century, an exploration of the potentials of public participation and the increasing importance of architectural photography as a means of mass communication. Also, exhibitions showing the work of Pritzker Prize laureates Herzog & de Meuron and Eduardo Souto de Moura. ...
April 13, 2015 /
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. ...
April 09, 2015 /
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. ...
March 26, 2015 /
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. ...