October has been the month of awards with both RIBA’s Stirling Prize and the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize being announced. Chinese Firm, MAD Architects have released visualizations of their new Beijing Philharmonic Concert Hall while ground has broken on the world’s tallest tower in Dubai. We’ve also included a prototype of what might revolutionise the building industry and change our idea of stairs forever.
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.
Faced with shrinking congregations and forced to adapt their buildings, the church as an institution is far from being too permissive about the new function of their old buildings. How can we preserve and adapt them to our current needs and values without disrespecting the church as an institution, the church as a building (with its architectural values) and the church as a gathering place for the community?
October 11, 2016 /
Fanatik is one of the most successful architecture and design businesses in Second Life, an online virtual world based on 3D user-generated content, where users can interact with one another, explore the world, build, create, shop and trade virtual property and services. ...
October 07, 2016 /
This month we’re bringing you a huge retrospective exhibition of COBE held at the Danish Architecture Centre, a MOMA exhibition looking through the history of refugees, and a look at what’s been happening over the past 30 years in the Flemish architecture scene under the shadow of Dutch architecture. We’re also bringing you an exhibition of the world’s tallest buildings by SOM, and an exhibition discussing whether timber will become the material of the future. ...
September 29, 2016 /
In September we saw the announcement of the RIBA Royal Gold Medal and Praemium Imperiale prizes, the last piece of the World Trade Centre puzzle was revealed, and big step forward for the recognition of Brutalist architecture. Read the article to find out more! ...
September 22, 2016 /
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. ...
September 15, 2016 /
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! ...