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.
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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!
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.
November 06, 2014 /
Making a succesful concert hall is a tricky business. Obviously, the main concern will first and foremost be to create the best possible acoustic conditions inside the building - but a dashing exterior is equally important, as the building in most cases must also present itself as a symbol of national pride. ...
October 30, 2014 /
Whether you're at a soccer game or a tennis match, the architecture plays a major role in how you experience the sport. It's what frames the suspense, the tension and the excitement. ...
October 23, 2014 /
This month, the shelves are practically overflowing with exciting new book releases, first and foremost Rem Koolhaas' monumental 15-volume book set 'Elements', based on his research in relation to his curation of the 2014 Venice Biennale. Also, Taschen's Renzo Piano monography is released in a revised edition. ...
October 17, 2014 /
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Here are the winners. ...
October 09, 2014 /
The temporary nature of pavilions makes them the ideal testing grounds for new, often radical architectural ideas. From Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion to Bernard Tschumi's deconstructivist follies in Parc de la Villette, pavilions can be powerful and clear architectural statements. ...