This month, BIG and Heatherwick’s design for the Google HQ in California, Morphosis’ much-debated 321 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.
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With close to 400 employees, offices at five different locations and 40 projects on four continents, Basel-based architects Herzog & de Meuron is one of the largest and currently, perhaps the most successful Swiss architectural practice. Recently, however, some of their high-profile projects have caused a bit of a stir. The new Messe Basel trade fair hall and the Roche Tower have been criticized for dominating the skyline in Basel as the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg continues to blow the budget. We spoke with Jacques Herzog in Basel about his curent trials and tribulations, as well as his influences and goals.
Today marks the first day of the Copenhagen Architecture Festival, or CAFx2015, which was held for the first time last year. Spanning four eventful days the program this year impresses in both its scope and its ambition.
March 12, 2015 /
At the top of the pile of this month's numerous, noteworthy, new book releases is an insightful analysis of the past three decades worth of Dutch architecture attempting to find the roots of it's popularity. Also, and very apropos, Wimy Maas' self-declared 'bad-ass' guide to copy-pasting, as well as a remarkable collection of contemporary buildings that tackle some of the biggest challenges facing architecture today. ...
March 04, 2015 /
This month's selection of current and upcoming exhibition features solo exhibitions about Thomas Heatherwick in LA and David Adjaye in Munich as well as a celebration of women's contribution to architecture in New York and the century-long history of social hosuing in Paris. Also, see how Hitler used aggressive planning strategies to excercise his population policies in Vienna. ...
February 19, 2015 /
The headlining stories this month include BIG's proposal for an unknown media client somewhere in the Persian Gulf and the design of Hadid's massive new Beijing passenger terminal. Also, another twisted design from MVRDV, Koolhaas gets an offer he probably won't refuse and Obama's possible future Presidential Library. ...
February 12, 2015 /
Once again we've had a glance at some of the most noteworthy upcoming book releases. Firstly, in this month's edition, BIG's newest exhibition catalogue/monograph and a newly translated Sigurd Lewerentz monograph. Also, a look at the role of the urban left-over space in Tokyo, the architectural models of Zürich-based E2A beautifully documented and a look at how the work of Danish studio C. F. Møller relate to the notion of the welfare state. ...
February 05, 2015 /
Among the many exciting exhibitions this month is BIG's Hot to Cold that opens in Washington D.C., an exhibition of African Modernism and one of the impossible architecture of 20th century artists opening at the MARTa Herford in Germany. Also, two very different photographic exhibitions with Iwan Baan and Hélène Binet, in Frankfurt and LA respectively, and a Kenzo Tange retrospective in Tokyo. ...