One of the biggest and most influential names in Danish architecture, Henning Larsen, has died at the age of 87. Henning Larsen was the essential link between the old masters from the Golden Age of Danish architecture with Arne Jacobsen and Jørgen Utzon in front and the new, internationally oriented generation lead by Bjarke Ingels.
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The pressure was on Saint Petersburg's recently completed Mariinsky II, right from the project's infancy. As the first major opera house to be build in Russia since the time of the tzars, it was meant to usher in a new era in Russia's second largest city and solidify its position as the country's cultural capital. Yet no-one could foresee the countless controversies that were to follow.
March 19, 2013 /
Where is architecture going in the future? No matter what, the answer seems to involve a computer and some serious computer skills. AA Rome Visiting School is setting up a 10-day architectural workshop under the title ‘Form as (Dynamic) Unknown’ focusing on interactive + smart architecture. The programme sounds really promising. Have a look at the press release after the jump. ...
December 11, 2013 /
LACMA recently revealed the proposed design for the future of the eastern side of the museum's campus as envisioned by architect Peter Zumthor. ...
January 23, 2014 /
The towns in Japan’s Tōhoku region were practically wiped off the face of the earth by the tsunami on March 9, 2011. What little remains is hastily being replaced by new settlements built on elevated plateaus. No memorials are wanted. But former residents – and architect initiatives such as Architecture for Humanity – disagree with the hasty reconstruction plans made up by the central government. ...
January 10, 2014 /
First up in this year's first news round-up, a decision has been reached in the controversy regarding the futore of the American Folk Art Museum in New York. Next, some good news for Zaha Hadid, a competition in Vancouver with an intriguing shortlist, Renzo Piano to design a campus in France and a lesson from Bjarke Ingels in running an effective business. ...