This month, a high-profile competition in Oslo and an indecisive jury causing a tie in the competition for the new National Gallery in Budapest. In other news, HLA has been picked for an extension of the Swedish National Museum, Rotterdam gets a new sustainable icon and the frantic, increasingly chaotic preparations to the EXPO 2015 continue. Finally, a look at Fujimoto's design for the new Polytechnic University in Paris.
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This month, a look at the many great innovations in factory design over the course of the last century, an exploration of the potentials of public participation and the increasing importance of architectural photography as a means of mass communication. Also, exhibitions showing the work of Pritzker Prize laureates Herzog & de Meuron and Eduardo Souto de Moura.
Founded in Mexico City in 1986, TEN Arquitectos (Taller de Enrique Norten Arquitectos) reached international status in 2003, when they opened their New York office. Since then, TEN Arquitectos has grown to employ over 70 people, working on a diverse array of award-winning and critically acclaimed projects. We sat down with Enrique Norten for a talk about his recent projects and his general approach to architecture.
April 09, 2015 /
This month, a thought-provoking study of the conseuences of an ever-aging population. Then, an insightful look at one of the world's most familiar and popular building materials and an expanded edition on the master of Modernism, Le Corbusier, by award‐winning architectural historian William J. R. Curtis. Also, a fascinating monograph on David Adjaye, a look at the possibilities of establishing a new relationship between architecture and nature and a a collection of striking examples of contemporary religious architecture. ...
March 26, 2015 /
This month, BIG and Heatherwick’s design for the Google HQ in California, Morphosis’ much-debated 381 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. ...
March 24, 2015 /
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. ...
March 19, 2015 /
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. ...