The holiday season's most noteworthy new book releases ranges from a beautifully illustrated book investigating the library as typology and a sociological study on the metamorphosis of New York's Far West District. Plus, a fascinating look at the rising importance of infrastructure, multifaceted perspectives on the notion of scale and a study on the role of architecture in the films of David Lynch.
Articles are the fun house and bric-a-brac store of arcspace. This is where we try out new formats and store everything that does not fit into the existing menu structure.
Vanguard architects who step onto the global stage by building across the continents often broadcast their advances - their competition wins, prizes and limelight-grabbing exhibitions - but rarely air their trials and tribulations. Zurich-based architect Christian Kerez is an outstanding exception to this rule.
First off, COBE's winnig design for Adidas' new flagship building in Germany. Then, the competition for the new Guggenheim Helsinki narrows down considerably from over 1,700 proposals to just six, some exciting (soon not to be) science fiction and a preview of MAD's Lucas Museum in Chicago and Heatherwick's proposed Garden Bridge in London.
December 05, 2014 /
The retail industry has been subject to a dramatic transformation over the past thirty years, resulting in the emergence of large-scale out-of-town shopping centres and new specialized shops in city centres. The architecture of this new kind of commerce has been carefully designed to seduce, encourage spending and enhance brand value. ...
November 27, 2014 /
Once again, we've taken a look at the most noteworthy new book releases, ranging from beautiful monographs on Aalto and Ray and Charles Eames to an insightful issue of CLOG dedicated to Rem Koolhaas and a thoroughly researched and engagingly written new take on the building of the ultimate architectural icon of Ancient Greece. ...
November 20, 2014 /
Every religion has its own traditions, symbols and signifiers, resulting in strict sets of rules when it comes to the design and construction of their places of worship. So, designing a church, a mosque or a synagoge will inevitably be a dialogue between staying true to the religion's historical and architectural traditions while at the same time attempting to incorporate modern elements. ...
November 13, 2014 /
This month, we've handpicked a selection of the most exiting exhibitions for you to visit this month. See 'Women in Architecture' at the ArCH in Houston, Texas, an Alvar Aalto retrospective at Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein and the future of grain storage at Bauhaus Dessau. Go see them while they're hot! ...
November 10, 2014 /
In just a few years, Chinese architect Ma Yansong (MAD) has earned himself a huge amount of world-wide attention and acclaim for his radically experimental designs. In all his projects, Ma seeks to combine cutting-edge technology with ancient Eastern precepts, and in so doing he hopes to forge a balance between the cosmos, humanity and nature. ...