On the spot
News and observations
- Jürgen Mayer H.'s Metropol Parasol, Seville (ES)
- Museum of Finnish Architecture presents 'future classics'
- Scotland's Housing Expo
- Update: Wineries
- Reality check: archaeology museum in Vila Nova de Foz Côa (PT)
- Tourist bungalows, Lake Skadar (ME) by Art projekt
- Cultural centre, Alicante (ES) by Manuel Ocaña
- River pavilion competition, Turku (FI)
- Hilltop landscape plan, Östersund (SE) by 42 architects
- Visitors centre, Oostvaardersplassen (NL) by Olaf Gipser and Vista
- Cultural park, Kosice (SK) by Zerozero
Clancy Moore Architects: Frames of perception
Andrew Clancy and Colm Moore belong to the first generation of Irish architects to start building immediately after graduation. They explain the benefits and shortcomings of this exceptional situation.
- Supermarket, Riga (LV) by GMARP
- Social housing, Paris (FR) by atelier du pont
- Psychiatric prison, Zeeland (NL) by Jules van Vark
- Mixed-use development, Leeds (UK) by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
- Stadium, Matosinhos (PT) by Guilherme Machado Vaz
- House conversion, Madrid (ES) by Carlos Arroyo
- House and studio, Belgrade (RS) by Dejan Miljković and Jovan Mitrović
- Shopping mall, Montesarchio (IT) by Gambardellarchitetti
- Design centre, Tallinn (EE) by 3+1 architects and Studio-3
- Embassy interior, Zagreb (HR) by Ivanišin Kabashi
Most people, when they think about textiles and interiors, think first and foremost of furnishings – curtains, carpets, rugs and furniture coverings. Fabrics that introduce colour into a space give it texture and create a specific atmosphere. That is the traditional view of textiles. But nowadays one can do so much more with woven materials than simply 'clothe' a room. A glance at the newest generation of textile products and projects reveals two interesting trends. On the one hand we see the development of new 'smart' fabrics that combine decorative characteristics with acoustic, sun protection and light-giving properties. On the other hand there is renewed interest in weaving techniques, in particular three-dimensional structures, that make clever use of those new (non-biological) materials.
Focusing on European countries, cities and regions
- Daniel Golling reports how Icelandic architecture is surviving the collapse of the economy
- Thomas Kong describes his strategy of 'unbuilding'
- An architectural tour of Bordeaux (FR)
- Home: Māris Gailis and Zaiga Gaile's holiday home, Kaltene (LV)
Out of obscurity
Buildings from the margins of modern history
Vlatko Korobar revisits Georgi Konstantinovski's 'Goce Delčev' student residences (1969–1975) in Skopje, built after the earthquake of 1963. The natural disaster had a devastating effect on the city but the reconstruction led to the most vibrant period of modern architecture in Macedonia.
#34 Jul/Aug 2010
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