Building cities for people not cars. In this article, we will explore some of the fundamental tenets in the work of Danish architect, Jan Gehl. From the creation of Copenhagen’s pedestrian street in the 1960´s (Strøget), to ridding New York’s Times Square of vehicles, Jan Gehl’s work is and has been fundamental in shaping numerous urban architectural narratives.
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.
In this ‘What’s New On The Bookshelf’ we bring you our top picks from over the summer period. Topics include verticality during the modernist and post-modernist movements, a look into spatiality through the medium of painting, typography in the urban sphere, and a monograph on German powerhouse firm, Sauerbruch Hutton. Read more by following the link!
The next generation of architects emerging from Africa, how public space is changing South America, a new initiative at the Danish Architecture Centre promoting emerging offices are just some of the exciting exhibitions that are going on this month. Also, we’re presenting the first ever London Design Biennale and a multi-disciplinary exhibition that features a collaboration between architects and filmmakers in Venice.
August 10, 2016 /
What happens when top architects and fashion designers team up to create spatial experiences? When top profiles of both worlds join forces, lines between architecture and advertisement blur in interesting ways, surreal settings are created, and magical spaces occur. We have listed a number of spectacular examples of collaborations between architects and fashions designers across the world. This is our guide for fashionistas to the world of architecture - and perhaps, also, the other way around. ...
August 08, 2016 /
Won’t have a chance to visit the Venice Architecture Biennale this year? Fortunately the pavilion exhibition catalogs offer you an opportunity to learn all about the research presented without ever having to leave the comfort of your own couch. As part of arcspace’s on-going coverage of the biennale we’re bringing you our favorites so you know which ones to check out first. ...
July 28, 2016 /
No this post isn’t implying that architectural design is aided by a few drinks. We’re infact looking this week at the beautiful result when wine-makers and architects team up. Wineries are characterized by their beautiful landscape settings, large open-span spaces and the chance for architects with materiality and form. We’ve rounded up six of the best of them for our ongoing summer article series. ...
July 21, 2016 /
Some say Architecture is the mother of all arts while others say that it is just the slowest. But what happens when Art and Architecture collide? In this summer article we bring you some of the most interesting collaborations between artists and architects to see what happens when the explosive responsiveness of art combines with the reserved permanence of architecture. ...