Touring the World of Architecture: Week 24
By Eva Bjerring
A fruitful cooperation between architect Sou Fujimoto and photographer Iwan Baan, a full month of birthday celebration in honor of architecture mastermind Frank Lloyd Wrigth, Pritzker Prize winner Toyo Ito's speech and a suggestion to let the people in on the design process.
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Bustler reveals first photos of Sou Fujimoto Serpentine Gallery Pavilion
Bustler.net the go to site to keep updated on competitions, entries and design ideas (and the little sister to the Archinect site) has proudly announced the publication of the first photos of the completed 2013 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion by Sou Fujimoto which opened on June 8th by the master photographer Iwan Baan.
For the 2013 Pavilion I propose an architectural landscape: a transparent terrain that encourages people to interact with and explore the site in diverse ways. Within the pastoral context of Kensington Gardens, I envisage the vivid greenery of the surrounding plant life woven together with a constructed geometry,Fujimoto said.
Another News Story
One of America's most famous architects Frank Lloyd Wright was born on June 8 in 1867. Chicago Architecture Foundation has dedicated not only the day, but the whole month to honor the father of organic architecture.
A Winner's Speech
Making architecture is not something one does alone; one must be blessed with many good collaborators to make it happen/ Toyo Ito at the Pritzker Award Ceremony.
Earlier this year one conceptualist Japanese architect Toyo Ito was named as the 2013 laurete of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. May 29 he officially received the award at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, Massachusetts.
Catch his full speech on archdaily.com
Video of the Week
"Architecture for the people by the people"
What if, instead of architects creating buildings for those who can afford to commission them, regular citizens could design and build their own houses? The concept is at the heart of Wikihouse, an open source construction kit that means just about anyone can build a house, anywhere.
Catch architect Alastair Parvin's idea about architecture for the people by the people on TED Talks.
Alastair Parvin, Architecture for the people by the people, TED Talks, 13:12 min
A Bit of Friday Fun
Guess it's time for a weekend break at Arquitetura do Futuro.
Last updated: February 03, 2014