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Nakladatelství: The Japan Architect
Formát: cca 140 stran, ills colour & b/w, 22 x 29 cm, pb
Jazyk: anglicky, japonsky



562 17:07 Melancholy & Dwelling - Contemporary Houses in Denmark

Architect Lise Juel expresses how “Melancholy as a concept has been a useful perspective in understanding artists and artworks, but it remains underexposed in the field of architecture.” And yet, she continues, this is “not melancholic in its negative sense, but in the sense of a thoughtful and pensive approach to life.” Seventeen houses in Denmark are featured in this issue, along with more than a dozen architectural offices that in turn reflect this melancholic perspective through their work, key to understanding Danish architectural practice, both traditionally and in the present. With work by Jeppe Utzon, LETH & GORI, Primus Architects, Atelier Lise Juel, and more.



10
Essay: Melancholy as a generator for indigenous spatial practice
Lise Juel

18
Vandkunsten Architects
The Modern Seaweed House

30
ADEPT
Villa Platan

38
Jeppe Utzon
Ablehaven 1

50
Vipp
Vipp Shelter

56
Primus Architects
Skybox House

62
LETH & GORI
Brick House

72
KRADS
Langitangi Country House

82
Praksis Architects
Villa Thuesen

88
Friis & Moltke Architects
Palsgaard Estate

94
LETH & GORI
Roof House

104
E+N Architecture
Villa Hideaway

110
Friis & Moltke Architects and Wienberg Architects
Villa Wienberg

120
Jeppe Utzon
Odensevej 155

132
Trude Mardal
Atelier Kvalnes

144
Atelier Lise Juel
Fureso

154
Anders Abraham Architects
Black House

164
Atelier Lise Juel
Gammel Strand


556 17:01 Go Hasegawa

This edition features Japanese architect Go Hasegawa, introducing nineteen works, from his first project, House in a Forest (2006), to his most recent completed works, Yoshino Cedar House and Chapel in Guastalla. Our perception of spatial dimensions, gravity, and time has been key to Hasegawa’s approach since the outset of his career, and he challenges preconceived notions involving these concepts. Through the thoughtful presentation of detailed section drawings and new photographs, the issue reveals the structural diversity and relative spatial weight of his architecture. With an essay by Hasegawa entitled “Amplitude in the Experience of Space”.

Essay: Amplitude in the Experience of Space – Spatial Dimensions, Gravity, Time
Go Hasegawa
 
Yoshino Cedar House
House in a Forest
House in Yokohama
Row House in Ageo
House in Sakuradai
Iced Coffee Shop
Shin Fu Market
House in Kyodo
House in Komazawa
Pilotis in a Forest
Tower in Boisbuchet
Gazebo in Shanghai
Apartment in Nerima
Social Housing in Lausanne
T Project
House in Gotanda
Town House in Asakusa
Apartment in Okachimachi
Chapel in Guastalla

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550 16:07 - Vo Trong Nghia Architects

Upon completing his architecture studies in Japan, Vo Trong Nghia returned to Vietnam and established his office in 2006. He is known for developing sustainable design by integrating inexpensive, local materials and traditional skills with modern aesthetics and methodologies, and many projects are characterised by bamboo structures. Nghia’s green works utilise landscaping and green facades and roofs, with the goal of rehabilitating greenery in local urban conditions, reconnecting humans with nature. Includes the architect’s statement, “What Can Architects Do in an Age When Nature is Being Destroyed by Human Acquisitiveness?”, plus eighteen exemplary works.

Statement: What Can Architects Do in an Age When Nature Is Being Destroyed by Human Acquisitiveness? | Vo Trong Nghia
Essay: The Meaning of Creating Architecture in Vietnam | Pham Thuy Loan
 
Wind and Water Cafe
Wind and Water Bar
Bamboo Wing
Dailai Conference Hall
Kontum Indochine Cafe
Son La Restaurant
Diamond Island Community Center
Sen Village Community Center
Naman Retreat
Bamboo Forest

Column: The Steel of the 21st Century: Bamboo | Takashi Niwa
 
S-House
 
Essay: Of Regionalism Past and a Sustainable Future: A Perspective on Vo Trong Nghia Architects | Nirmal Kishnani
 
Green Renovation 2
Stacking Green
House for Trees
Farming Kindergarten
Stone House
Binh Thanh House
Nanoco – Panasonic Lighting Showroom
 
Essay Series:
Engineering bamboo – a green alternative under basic research Part 3
Professorship of Architecture and Construction Dirk E. Hebel (Dirk E. Hebel, Felix Heisel, Alireza Javadian, Mateusz Wielopolski, Simon Lee, Philipp Müller, Karsten Schlesier)

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542 15:11 - RCR Arquitectes

According to the essay by Enric Batlle i Durany, “the landscape plays a very active role in all of RCR’s works. The location is not just an additional aspect in their conception process. It is the physical and metaphysical basis of their work.” In this marvellous special issue, full of extraordinary images and stories, a portrait emerges of architects Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramón Vilalta that is both intimate and enlightening. It tells about their early years, how they learned from Japan, and gives an overview of recent work. Included are numerous drawings, ink washes, exfoliations, and models made by the office, reflecting both their shared creativity and ongoing dialogues.

Feature: RCR Arquitectes · Journey
1. Roots and Landscape
1.1 Volcanic landscape of Olot
1.2 Intimate landscapes of Rafael Carme Ramon
1.3 Landscapes. Pictures by RCR
1.4 Olot Fine Arts School. Jesús Vilalta
1.5 Essay: The secret gardens of RCR - Enric Batlle i Durany

2. Our Life
2.1 Early RCR and the first atelier in Olot
2.2 Learning from Japan · Japan first years
2.3 Matter and technique. The relationship with the artisans
2.4 The Cloud Man and Woman
2.5 Essay: Of bells and wings: Reflections on some recent works by RCR Arquitectes - Carlos Jimenez

3. Barberí Space – RCR office
3.1 RCR Arquitectes · RCR Bunka · RCR Lab·A

4. Shared Creativity
4.1 First drawings
4.2 Ink-washes
4.3 Exfoliations
4.4 Models
4.5 Essay: The poetry of an architecture - Daniel Giralt-Miracle

5. RCR Arquitectes · Current dialogues

Essay Series:
Architecture: Biological Form and Artificial Intelligence Part 3
Nikos A. Salingaros, Kenneth G. Masden II
Spotlight: Nouveau Stade de Bordeaux - Herzog & de Meuron

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541 15:10 - Gion A. Caminada

A cult figure in Swiss architecture, Gion A. Caminada is best recognised for his timber and stone buildings that uphold the stalwart traditions of Alpine architecture. Using local materials and techniques, he creates sustainable buildings that demonstrate respect for their surroundings, being firmly anchored in the village landscape. This special edition features 26 of his works, ranging from early buildings in his home town of Vrin to current projects. New photos taken especially for this issue, plus an interview with the architect, lend insight into the contemporary advances and solutions to social challenges found within traditional contexts and reflected in his body of work.

Interview: Possibility of the Architecture - Area Activation and Promotion of Diversity
Gion A. Caminada
 
Area Map of Caminada’s Works in Switzerland
 
Vrin
Stiva da morts
Telephone Box
Caminada House
Vrin Village Office
Vrin Multipurpose Hall
Mazlaria
Caviezel House
Sawmill
Caminada Stable
Derungs Stable
Alp Parvalsauns
 
Disentis / Mustér
Farm of the Abbey of Disentis
Disentis Dairy
Girl’s Dormitory of the Abbey of Disentis
 
Valendas
Gasthaus am Brunnen
 
Essay: Architecture beyond the object: What it means not to have only
the finished object in sight during the design process
Tom Schoper
 
Strickbau – Log Building
Walpen House
Segmüller House
Stockar Gasser House
Girsberger House
Ustria Steila
Beckel Kübler House
 
Essay: “As if the house had always stood there …”
Miscellanea on the House in Fürstenaubruck, 2004–2006
Christof Kübler, Inge Beckel
 
Look-out Tower, Reuss River Delta
Administration Building of Swiss Open-Air Museum Ballenberg
Terri Alpine Hut
Tegia da vaut
Look-out Tower, Nature and Animal Park Goldau
 
Essay: Creating Places: The Adula – A Lighthouse for City and Country
Gion A. Caminada
 
Essay Series: Architecture: Biological Form and Artificial Intelligence
Part 2
Nikos A. Salingaros, Kenneth G. Masden II
 
Spotlight: The Whitney Museum of American Art at Gansevoort
Renzo Piano Building Workshop


538 15:07 - Kimbell Art Museum - Drawing Collection

In this issue, a special feature on the Kimbell Art Museum in Forth Worth, Texas. Completed in 1972, the building was designed by Louis I. Kahn. The magazine reproduces a set of construction drawings from Preston M. Geren, the architect who collaborated with Kahn’s office from the early design period, and give an impression of how Kahn’s vision was realised. Along with many photographs from today, they tell the story of how the design team shaped the museum into a modern-day masterpiece. With essays by Lawrence Speck and Carlos Jimenez, plus an interview with Frank H. Sherwood and Dewayne Manning, two architect’s from Geren’s office who worked on the project.

Feature: Kimbell Art Museum – Drawing Collection

Photos of Kimbell Art Museum

Essay: Architecture is a Team Sport
Lawrence Speck

Preston M. Geren Drawings

Plans

Vaults and Walls

Interview: Collaborating on the Making of the Kimbell Art Museum
Frank H. Sherwood, Dewayne Manning,
Katie Pierce Meyer (interviewer)
 
Interior Light
Light Courts
Library
Auditorium
Shop Area and Offices
 
Essay: Ancient and future images of the present: Impressions of the Kimbell Art Museum
Carlos Jimenez

Miscellaneous Drawings


537 15:06 - James Stirling – The Meanings of Form

A special feature on British architect James Stirling weaves an in-depth and appreciative portrait of a man many consider to be one of the most important architects of the 20th century’s second half. Tom Heneghan collaborated in this presentation of three university projects from Stirling’s early career (Leicester, Cambridge, Oxford) and three later museums (Stuttgart State Gallery, Clore Gallery, Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum). Perhaps difficult to grasp at first, with some knowledge of architectural history and culture the architect’s work opens up its rich context and humour. Besides many photos and drawings, it features essays by Heneghan and Peter Cook.

Feature:
James Stirling – The Meanings of Form
 
Essay: POST-WHITE
Tom Heneghan
 
Leicester University Engineering Building
 
Cambridge University History Faculty Building
 
Florey Building, Queen’s College, University of Oxford
 
Essay: LUCKY JIM
Peter Cook
 
State Gallery and Chamber Theatre Stuttgart
 
Clore Gallery
 
Nordrhein-Westfalen Museum
 
Drawings of James Stirling’s Works
 
Partial Chronology

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536 15:05 - London - renewing architecture & cityscape

Recent work in London is showcased in this issue, guest-edited by Yasuhiro Teramatsu. The city’s 21st-century role as a centre of architectural activity is profiled across a diverse range of projects and scales, set alongside buildings from the 19th century through the modern period. From renewal and urban expression, to style and ornament, the dialogue about London’s essential nature is investigated in work by Tony Fretton, Anish Kapoor, SOM, Foster + Partners, Caruso St John, John Nash, 6a architects, and many more, plus essays by Alan Powers and Christopher Woodward, and comments by Sam Jacob, Adam Caruso, Stephanie Macdonald, and Nathalie Rozencwajg.

Feature: London – Renewing Architecture and Cityscape

Maps of London

Project List

Essay: Small is Beautiful: two hundred years of London architecture
Alan Powers

Westminster Abbey
St Paul’s Cathedral
John Soane, Sir John Soane’s Museum
William Wilkins, E. M. Barry, National Gallery
Robert Smirke, British Museum
Decimus Burton, Richard Turner,
Palm House, Kew Gardens
William Butterfield, All Saints Margaret Street
Charles Barry, Augustus Welby Pugin,
Palace of Westminster, Big Ben
Alfred Waterhouse, Natural History Museum
George Gilbert Scott, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel
William Henry Barlow, Rowland Mason Ordish,
St Pancras International Station
 
Column: London – Eras, Ideas and Representations
 
Ellis and Clark, Owen Williams, Daily Express Building
George Grey Wornum,
Royal Institute of British Architects
Berthold Lubetkin & Tecton, Penguin Pool, London Zoo
Berthold Lubetkin & Tecton, Highpoint I & II
Ernö Goldfinger, 2 Willow Road
James Gowan, Schreiber House
Lyons Israel Ellis, Haworth Tompkins,
National Theatre Studio
H. T. Cadbury-Brown, Royal College of Art
Alison and Peter Smithson, Economist Building
Lyons Israel Ellis,
Cavendish Campus, University of Westminster
Leslie Martin, Robert Matthew and Peter Moro,
Royal Festival Hall
Denys Lasdun & Partners, National Theatre
Denys Lasdun & Partners,
Institute of Education, University College London
Cedric Price, Snowdon Aviary, London Zoo
Richard + Su Rogers, Rogers’ House
Richard Rogers Partnership, Lloyd’s of London
James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates,
Clore Gallery
Colin St John Wilson, British Library
Albert Richardson, Michael Hopkins & Partners,
Bracken House 84
Michael Hopkins & Partners,
Lord’s Cricket Ground: Mound Stand
Future Systems, NatWest Media Centre
Conran & Partners, Design Museum
Ralph Erskine, The Ark
Nicholas Grimshaw, Waterloo International Terminal
Richard Rogers Partnership,
Channel 4 Television Headquarters
James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates,
No.1 Poultry
Foggo Associates, Queen Victoria Street
Tony Fretton, Lisson Gallery
Michael Hopkins & Partners, Portcullis House
Foster and Partners,
Sackler Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts
Richard Rogers Partnership, Millennium Dome
Marks Barfield Architects, Arup, London Eye
Foster and Partners, Great Court, British Museum
Herzog & de Meuron, Tate Modern
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, British Museum, World
Conservation and Exhibitions Centre
Foster and Partners,
London School of Economics and Political Science Library
Theis and Khan Architects, Bateman’s Row
Claudio Silvestrin, Victoria Miro Private Collection Space
RARE architecture, Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
Anish Kapoor, Cecil Balmond, ArcelorMittal Orbit
John Pawson, Sackler Crossing, Kew Gardens
Marks Barfield Architects,
Treetop Walkway, Kew Gardens
Caruso St John Architects,
Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, One Hyde Park
6a architects, Victoria & Albert Museum, Gallery 40
David Chipperfield Architects, One Pancras Square
 
Renewing the city
 
Essay: London: unique no longer
Christopher Woodward
 
John Nash, Regent Street and Regent’s Park
Darbourne and Darke, Lillington Gardens Estate
London Borough of Camden Architects Department,
Neave Brown, Alexandra Road Housing
Patrick Hodgkinson, Brunswick Centre
MacCormac Jamieson Prichard,
BBC New Broadcasting House
William Whitfield, Paternoster Square
Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, Barbican Estate
Arup, SOM, Broadgate
SOM, Canary Wharf
J. Theo Halliday and Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, Rafael
Vinoly Architects, Battersea Power Station
Foster and Partners, Albion Riverside
Foster and Partners, City Hall
OMA, Rothschild Bank Headquarters
Foster and Partners, 30 St Mary Axe
Renzo Piano Building Workshop, The Shard
 
Comments by architects working in London
Adam Caruso, Sam Jacob, Stephanie Macdonald,
Nathalie Rozencwajg

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535 15:04 - Christ & Gantenbein Architekten

Swiss architects Emanuel Christ and Christoph Gantenbein established their office in 1998. Many of their realised projects are the result of competition wins, and their portfolio covers private and public commissions in Switzerland and abroad. Parallel to this activity, they are regularly involved in academic teaching. This issue is dedicated to their body of work and features nineteen projects, among which are five museums, such as the Swiss National Museum, Weltkulturen Museum, and Kunstmuseum Basel. Other exemplary works include the Dreispitz School of Art and Design and VoltaMitte Urban Housing. With essays by Philip Ursprung, Sam Jacob, and Mark Lee.

Feature: Christ & Gantenbein

Statement: Contemporary Architecture
Christ & Gantenbein

Essay: In the Expanded Field: The Buildings of Christ & Gantenbein
Philip Ursprung

Residence Extension
Swiss National Museum
Weltkulturen Museum

Essay: Museum as Media and Mediator
Sam Jacob

Essay: Travel is Glamorous Only in Retrospect
Mark Lee

Office Building at the Railway Station
Schällemätteli Life Sciences Building
WohnWerk Workshop Building and Housing
VoltaMitte Urban Housing
Dreispitz School of Art and Design
The Munch Museum and the Stenersen Museum Collections
List Customer Centre
Housing on Schärer Areal
Ancient Tree
Column on the Ruta del Peregrino

Discussion: We look at examples
Emanuel Christ, Christoph Gantenbein, Diogo Lopes and Kersten Geers

Roche Office Building
Studio House
Wallraf-Richartz-Museum & Fondation Corboud Extension
Garden Pavilion
Kunstmuseum Basel
Apartment and Office Tower
Selected Works

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534 15:03 - Caruso St. John

In this instalment, 20 more recent renovation works by Caruso St John Architects are featured, including Tate Britain’s Millbank Project, Sir John Soane’s Museum, Downing College, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, Nottingham Contemporary, Gagosian Galleries, Nagelhaus, and more. Alongside these projects, an in-depth look at the evolution of the design process developed through the years by founding partners Adam Caruso and Peter St John is offered, together with details about the firm’s use of references – whether time, location, or character – to free its architecture from specific form or ideology. With essays by Dominique Boudet, Jay Merrick, and Adam Caruso.

The 4th LIXIL International University Architectural Competition:

“Nest We Grow” – Completion Announcement

Official Facebook of the 5th LIXIL International University Architectural Competition:
Thoughts on “House for Enjoying the Harsh Cold” from 12 Universities Worldwide

Feature: Caruso St John Architects

Essay: Caruso St John: In search of an emotional architecture
Dominique Boudet

Tate Britain, Millbank Project

Essay: It’s about time
Jay Merrick

St Gallen Cathedral Chancel
Sir John Soane’s Museum, 3 Interiors
Downing College, Cambridge
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Essay: Working with References
Adam Caruso

House for an Artist
Brick House

Selected Works
Bremer Landesbank
Lycée Hotelier de Lille

Competitions
Falconplein Zeemanshuis / St Jakob Stiftung / Musée Cantonal des Beaux-Arts / Zollstrasse Zurich
Gagosian Galleries
Thomas Demand Exhibitions
Nagelhaus
Nottingham Contemporary
New Art Gallery Walsall
Europaallee Baufeld E

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530 14:11 - Data Driven Cities

Guest-edited by Alastair Townsend, this issue dives into the complex topicality of the deluge of data driving urbanism and our lives today. It is often stressed how human agency (designers or users) must be the driving force behind technologies conceived to meet cities’ rapidly evolving needs. A series of themes is investigated (mapping, media facades, mobility, computational tools, open-source urbanism), shedding new light on the subjects underlying this contentious discussion. Filled with special features and interviews, plus contributions by Dan Hill, Eric Fischer, Carlo Ratti and Matthew Claudel, Thomas Schielke, John Frazer, Usman Haque, Geeta Mehta and more.

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526 14:07 - Retreat – Primal Concept and Experimental Design

This edition focuses on those places where people tend to spend their free time, showcasing the primal concept of the retreat through experimental design. Locations of the 20 featured projects range from natural environments to dense urban situations. In these places of seclusion, functional necessity is generally of lesser priority than portraying the essential lifestyle that their users or residents desire when spending time away from their everyday lives. To match these requirements, architects are often encouraged to put their experimental concepts into practice. An essay by Juhani Pallasmaa precedes works by Cecilia Puga, Studio Mumbai, David Kohn, Casey Brown and more.

Feature: Retreat – Primal Concept and Experimental Design

Essay: The Lived Metaphor
Juhani Pallasmaa

Javier Corvalán + Laboratorio de Arquitectura: Casa Hamaca
Benjamin Garcia Saxe: A Forest for a Moon Dazzler
Casey Brown Architecture: Permanent Camping
Crosson Clarke Carnachan Architects: Hut on Sleds
Shim-Sutcliffe Architects: Harrison Island Camp
Studio Mumbai: Utsav House
Fearon Hay Architects: Island Retreat
Rick Joy Architects: Adobe Canyon House
Cecilia Puga: The Vaulted House
Pascal Flammer: House in Balsthal
Buchner Bründler Architects: Casa D’Estate
General Architecture: Summer House
Tham & Videgard Arkitekter: Creek House
GLUCK+: Lakeside Retreat
Jon Lott / PARA: Haffenden House
spbr arquitetos: Weekend House in Downtown Sao Paulo

Project report:
The Philosophy of Living Architecture
Alain de Botton

David Kohn Architect: A Room for London
Jarmund / Vigsnas AS Arkitekter MNAL: Dune House
MVRDV: Balancing Barn

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523 14:04 - Juliaan Lampens

Belgian architect Juliaan Lampens takes centre stage in this issue, which sheds light on his quiet yet remarkable career designing private homes from the post-war years through to the 21st century. The emergence of modernist architecture and his own inquisitive attitude quickly coloured Lampens’ initial traditional approach, and this comprehensive introduction to his architecture places him among the essential names of 20th century architectural history. Jo Van Den Berghe writes about the characteristic style of Lampens, while Christophe Van Gerrewey and Fredie Floré describe his undercurrent of influence in current Belgian practice and rediscovery by a wider audience.

Interview: The Essence of Architecture in Lines and Materials
Juliaan Lampens

Watercolors

Essay: The Carpenter and the Draughtsman:
an Embedded Report on the Architecture of Juliaan Lampens
Jo Van Den Berghe

Introduction: The Landscape – the Tent and the Grotto
Jo Van Den Berghe

House Juliaan Lampens – Van Hove
House Vandenhaute – Kiebooms
Kerselare Chapel
House Van Wassenhove

Essay: Rediscovering Juliaan Lampens
Christophe Van Gerrewey and Fredie Floré
 
House Diane Lampens
House Derwael – Thienpont
Loft Lauwers
National Boerenkrijg Museum
Sint-Lucas Secondary Art School (Competition)
House De La Ruelle – Van Moffaert
House Velghe – Vanderlinden

Timeline


517 13:10 Progressive Vernacular

This issue’s focus is the Bangkok-based office of A49, established 30 years ago by architect Nithi Sthapitanonda. Seeking an identity in the architectural traditions of his country, he has striven to instil new life in indigenous Thai practice by imbuing it with the principles of modernism. Initially through residential design projects, the firm has since developed a contemporary, international outlook and expertise that engages nearly any type of project, including large-scale urban planning. Featured are thirteen notable projects, such as the Phuket Renaissance Resort & Spa and the Royal Archive Centre in Nakhon Pathom, plus essays by Pussadee Tiptus and Piyalada Thaveeprungsriporn on the evolution of architecture and identity in Thailand.

Contents

Essay: The Evolution of Architecture in Thailand
Pussadee Tiptus
 
Essay: The Language of A49: A Question of Identity
M.L. Piyalada Thaveeprungsriporn
 
Baan Suan Sanghob
 
Baan Ekamai 10
 
Baan Phang Nga
 
Renaissance Resort & Spa
 
Baan Bang Sarae
 
Wat Pah Sunantawanaram
 
Prince Mahidol Hall
 
Royal Archive Center
 
BU Landmark Complex
 
King Power Pattaya
 
King Power Complex
 
Energy Complex
 
Waterfront Development at Khlong Toei
 
Selected Works

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516 13:09 bevk perović arhitekti

This edition is dedicated to Slovenian architects Matija Bevk and Vasa J. Perović, who together head the renowned practice Bevk Perović Arhitekti. The flexibility of Slovene people and culture is seen as an advantageous quality of the architects’ work, which begins by accepting all given conditions no matter how restrictive they might appear at first. Besides critical essays by Tadej Glažar and Luis Fernández-Galiano, the issue features eighteen notable buildings and projects in Ljubljana and beyond, such as the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT), Erasmushogeschool Brussels, NZS HQ, Poljane student housing, NUK2 and several private residences.

Contents
Essay Modest Yet Ambitious
Tadej Glažar
 
NUK2
 
Gebouw O
 
Erasmushogeschool Brussels
 
NZS HQ (Football Association HQ)
 
Kinderspital Housing
 
Apartment Building Prule
 
Essay Undecorated Sheds –
the Residential Alphabet of bevk perović arhitekti
Luis Fernández-Galiano
 
House H
 
House TV
 
Weekend House TV
 
House D
 
House HB
 
House R
 
Interview Reading Conditions
Matija Bevk, Vasa J. Perović
 
Housing Polje 1, 2, 3
 
Housing Polje 1
 
Housing Polje 2
 
Housing Polje 3
 
Student Housing Poljane
 
KSEVT
 
bevk perović arhitekti Partial Chronology

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515 13:08 Houses by Emerging Architects

New houses by emerging architects are the fascinating focus of this issue, which introduces ten of today’s practitioners. In pursuing the enhancement of the individual quality of life, these architects seek to portray the innovative forms of the house typology through readings of context and culture, not to mention a manipulation or translation of its framework. The methods and inspirations for each are revealed through interviews that accompany project details and photos. With an essay by OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen, plus works by architecten de vylder vinck taillieu, Adamo-Faiden, Andrés Jaque, Tatiana Bilbao, John Lin, MASS Design Group and others.

Contents
OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Weekend House
City Villa

Essay: Some principles for the house as an interior
Interview

architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
House Berk Beek Schauw
House Scheeplos
Interview

Grupo Aranea
Casa Lude
Interview

Adamo-Faiden
Núñez House
Martos House
Interview

PRODUCTORA
House in Tlayacapan
Interview

Andrés Jaque Architects
House in Never Never Land
Interview

Tatiana Bilbao
Casa Ventura
Interview

51-1 Arquitectos
Pachamanca House
Interview

John Lin
House for All Seasons
Interview

MASS Design Group
Butaro Doctors’ Housing
Interview

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514 13:07 Structured to Capture Light

Taking the ways in which architects explore the essence of natural light as its theme, this issue delves into all manner of structures built to embrace or produce various qualities of light, plus spatial experiences they entail, from the structural expressions of modern technology to buildings that respond to local and natural surroundings. Opening with the introductory essay from the 2013 MoMA exhibit, ‘Henry Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light’, it goes on to scrutinise ten works, including Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art by Christian Kerez, Mpaungubwe Interpretation Centre by Peter Rich, Lanternen by Atelier Oslo and AWP, and the Aldar Central Market by Foster and Partners.

Contents
Essay: Henri Labrouste: Structure Brought to Light
Corinne Belier, Barry Bergdoll, Marc Le Coeur
 
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos
Contemporary Art Center Córdoba
 
Christian Kerez
Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
 
Atelier Oslo and AWP
Lanternen
 
Hariri Pontarini Architects
Bahá’ í Temple of South America
 
Niall McLaughlin Architects
Bishop Edward King Chapel
 
Li Xiaodong Atelier
LiYuan Library
 
McBride Charles Ryan
PEGS Junior Boys School
 
Foster and Partners
Aldar Central Market
 
Peter Rich Architects
Mapungubwe Interpretation Center
 
Diébédo Francis Kéré
School Library, Gando
Primary School Extension in Gando
Teacher’s Housing

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513 13:06 Pezo Von Ellrichshausen

Dedicated to the practice of Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen, this edition examines ten works, from the early Poli House, which brought them international recognition, to their latest realisations and ongoing projects, and is replete with captivating photographs and drawings. Composed of bold and rigid geometry, the seemingly simplistic structures the pair designs maintain a close relation with the surroundings and, surprisingly, liberate space through its strict regulation. Essays by David Leatherbarrow and Rodrigo Pérez de Arce delve into the nature of their approach and address potentiality through their roles as artists, curators and researchers.

Contents

Essay: Work – World: Part – Counterpart
David Leatherbarrow

Gago House
Cien House
Poli House
Wolf House
Fosc House
Arco House
 
Essay: About the Singular, the Collective and Something Else
Rodrigo Pérez de Arce
 
Lamp Museum
Faro Pavilion
Guna House
Solo Hous

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512 13:05 Ryue Nishizawa

Feature :
Ryue Nishizawa
 
Essay: Landscape-like Architecture, Verb-like Architecture
Ryue Nishizawa
 
Timeline
 
Garden & House
HOUSE A
Villa in New York
Terasaki House
United Church of Christ in Japan, Ikuta Church
House in Los Vilos
House in Marbella

Interview: Expereince of Architectural Concepts
Ryue Nishizawa
 
Weekend House
House in Kamakura
Tomihiro Museum
Moriyama House
Towada Art Center
Ichikawa Apartment
TKG Daikanyama
Emona Hotel
Teshima Art Museum
Kumamoto Station East Exit Square
Hiroshi Senju Museum Karuizawa
Restaurant Pavilion of Shodoshima

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509 13:02 Local Engagement + British Architects

Discussion for 3rd LIXIL International University Architectural
Competition: Retreat in Nature – Toward 21st Century Well-Being
Kengo Kuma, Tomonari Yashiro, Darko Radovic, Momoyo Kaijima
 
Feature1: Local Engagement
 
Monash Steps / Stawell Steps
by Hiroshi Nakao + Monash Architecture
 
Kimisagara Football for Hope Centre
by Killian Doherty | Architectural Practice
 
Cassia Coop Training Centre
Klong Toey Community Lantern

by TYIN tegnestue Architects
 
Study Centre in Tacloban
by WORKSHOP
 
BARN HOUSE
by co+labo Radovic @ Keio University. co+labo
 
A recipe to live
by Waseda University – Masaki Ogasawara, Keisuke Tsukada, Erika Mikami
 
House in Paderne
by Carlos Quintáns Eiras
 
Wooden Church in Tarnów
by beton
 
Feature2: British Architects
 
Tower Wharf Café
by Tony Fretton Architects
 
Rundeskogen Tower
Tower of Love
MK40 TOWER

by dRMM
 
Frieze Art Fair 2011
July 7 Memorial

by Carmody Groarke
 
Shingle House
Linthills

by NORD Architecture
 
Victoria & Albert Museum, Gallery 40
South London Gallery

by 6a architects

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508 13:01 Architecture in Germany

This issue features a selection of 100 notable recent projects in Germany, with detailed profiles of more than 30 works across three categories: sustainability/ecological, working with the existing, and contextual. Opening with an essay by Peter Cachola Schmal, “Working with the Bestand in a Contextual and Sustainable Way”, it goes on to include critical texts by Wolfgang Pehnt and Layla Dawson, plus an interview covering the 5th International Highrise Award. Barkow Leibinger, Behnisch Architekten, Sauerbruch Hutton, Jürgen Mayer H, David Chipperfield, Max Dudler, Hild und K and Peter Zumthor are among the many architects spotlighted.

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505 12:10 Super Danish – Design from Denmark?

Essay:
Emergence of Scandinism
Kent Martinussen
 
PLOT Works in Demark 2003–2008
 
BIG
8 House / Waste-to-Energy Plant / West 57th / Greenland National Gallery /
MÉCA / New Kimball Art Center / Beach and Howe
 
JDS Architects
Holmenkollen Ski Jump / Shenzhen Logistic City /
ZOOREA – Dochodo Sustainable Zoological Island / Mermaid 2.0 / Bike City
 
Essay:
Out of Holland? – Opposing a Linear Genealogy
Boris Brorman Jensen
 
COBE
The Library / Nordhavnen / The ROCKmagnet /
Forfattehuset Kindergarden / Nørreport Train Station
 
TRANSFORM
Aarhus Central Station Area /
Energy-efficient office building – Urban Energy / Xian City Wall /
Info Portal Rebild National Park / Hummeltoftevej
 
NORD Architects
Healthcare Center for Cancer Patients / Natural Science Center /
Railway Goods, Masterplan / Guldberg Schoolyard / BaNana Park
 
ADEPT
Måløv Axis / House of Culture and Movement / Village in the Sky /
Dalarna Media Arena
 
EFFEKT
Estonian Academy of Arts / Nature Centre in Hareskoven /
Experimentarium – Science City / LIVSRUM – Cancer Counseling Center /
Gadeokdo
 
SLETH
Islev Identity, Rødovre / Presqu’île Caen / Norway National Museum /
Cruise Terminal
 
WE Architecture
Farum / Mariehøj Culture Centre / Skyscape
 
jaja
Book Hill / Tower of Elements / Falkonergården / Våler Church /
Watchmans Hut

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500 12:05 500th Issue Word and Image

Feature:
500th Issue Word and Image

With this issue, a+u reaches a landmark 500 issues since its foundation. That we have come this far is due solely to the support of our readers and others involved in the field of architecture. We are very grateful.
In todays global information society, the world seems to have become smaller. As the view changes, it seems that creativity and the thirst for knowledge are being lost.
Around 1971, when this magazine was founded, it must have been incomparably harder to gather information about international architecture than it is today, when information of every kind is overflowing on the Web. In those times, one of the pleasures of reading must have been the exercise of imagination touched off by a photo (often a grainy one) or a phrase in a essay.
For issue 500, three editorial advisors have selected the best from among the many brilliant essays contributed to a+u by authors from around the world.
The selected essays are remarkable for their insight into architectural trends of the time and for the inspiration they offer for the architecture of the future. Drawings are presented along with the essays.
We hope that the essays republished here will be read by readers from the generation born after a+u was founded, and that they will find hints to inspire their thinking about architecture to come. This fall, we intend to publish another commemorative issue devoted to visual material from the first 500 issues.Regardless of the 40 years of architectural history introduced in these pages, and regardless of region, we have always tried to introduce the architecture that readers of the time demanded. Without chasing after fads and fashions, a+u will continue its conversation with the best that architecture has to offer. Please look forward to it. (Translated from Japanese by Thomas Donahue) Nobuyuki Yoshida
a+u 500 Covers

On a Selection Word and Image
Yasuhiro Teramatsu, Erwin J.S.Viray, Ken Tadashi Oshima

Paul Rudolph (a+u 71:02)
Essay: Twentieth Century Brick

Louis I. Kahn (a+u 73:01)
Essay: The Room, the Street and Human Agreement

Colin Rowe (a+u 75:10)
Essay: The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa

Bernard Tschumi (a+u 80:06)
Architectural Manifestoes Three Spaces

Rem Koolhaas (a+u 88:10)
From Delirious New York

Jeff Kipnis (a+u 90:01, Feature: Peter Eisenman)
Essay: A Matter of Respect

Jean-Louis Cohen (a+u 91:03)
Essay: Architecture and Modernity in the Soviet Union 19001937 part 1: The October Revolution and the Continuity of Architectural Culture

Jacques Lucan (a+u 95:09)
Essay: Architecture: Face to Face with Matter

Peter Zumthor (a+u 97:01)
Essay: The Body of Architecture Observations

Zaha M. Hadid, Wolf Prix, and Bernard Tschumi (a+u 98:07, Feature: Reality of the Image)
Conversation

Sverre Fehns Sketches (a+u 99:01)

Barry Bergdoll (a+u 03:01)
Essay: Schinkel and Mies: Natures Perspective (Excerpts)

Toyo Ito (a+u 04:05)
Interview: In Pursuit of an Invisible Image (Interviewer: Kumiko Inui)

Peter Maekli (a+u 08:01)
Fragment of Lecture: On Ancient Architecture

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499 12:04 Small and Sustainability

Feature:
Small and Sustainability
 
It seems safe to say that the relationship between architecture and society is something that we have never stopped discussing. Recently, however, there has been a remarkable intensification in the way that architects are rethinking what they themselves can do as individuals, and how they can contribute to society.
 
 
This issue features simple and small examples of how architecture can contribute to realizing the sustainable society of the future. The featured works include a house with thick cobwork walls made of a mixture of clay and straw (Switzerland); a mountain hut of in-situ concrete built with formwork from old exterior paneling (Switzerland); a reconstructed boathouse with interior walls and window frames of discarded lumber (Norway); a weekend house originally built in the 15th century and converted several times for different uses (Italy); an extension to a 200-year-old wine cellar (Austria); a house renovated by the clients themselves for four years (Belgium); bamboo sleeping units for orphans (Thailand), and so on.
 
The issue also features five energy-efficient houses, including two experimental university research projects.
Rotor, a collective of young Belgian researchers who investigate design, material resources, and waste, contributed an essay for this issue. It introduces the concept of C2C popularized by the book Cradle to Cradle by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, which holds that waste can be eliminated by proper design. It examines the case of standard plasterboard, which was recently certified as a C2C product. (a+u)
 
 
Aires Mateus
Casa na Comporta
 
AFF Architekten
Hut on Fichtelberg Mountain
 
TYIN tegnestue Architects
Boathouse near Aure
 
TYIN tegnestue Architects
Soe Ker Tie House
 
TYIN tegnestue Architects
Safe Haven Library and Bathhouse
 
Christian Pottgiesser Architecturespossibles
Maison L
 
architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
House Rot-Ellen-Berg
 
architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
House BM
 
architecten de vylder vinck taillieu
House Bern Heim Beuk
 
EM2 Architekten
Renovation Alter Widum
 
Yes Architects
House K
 
Spaceshop Architekten
Eco-Friendly House in Deitingen
 
Petra Gipp Arkitektur + In Praise of Shadows
Service Building Cemetary at Ulriksdal
 
Essay: On Plasterboard and Cherry Trees
Rotor
 
Virginia Tech Center
Virginia Tech Lumenhaus
 
Werner Sobek
F87 Efficiency House Plus with Electromobility
 
Karawitz Architecture
Passive House in Bessancourt
 
Studio ALBORI
Solar House, Vens, Aosta Valley
Daly Genik Architects
Palms House

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498 12:03 Lacaton & Vassal

Feature:
Lacaton & Vassal


This issue is devoted to the work of French architects Lacaton & Vassal (Anne Lacaton and Jean-Philippe Vassal). In order to fully capture their architectural and urban concerns in one volume, the issue documents their work from 1992-2011 in approximate order.

The unifying theme of their work is in maximizing effect through minimal costs. Special emphasis is placed on the existing environment and available structures, and strategies that supplement and compliment what is already present are preferred over those that start from scratch. Additive elements, like greenhouse modules and precast concrete frames, are directly incorporated into design. The motivation is economic as well as ecological always conceiving space through the poetic integration of nature, people, buildings, and landscapes.

I paid a visit to the office of Lacaton & Vassal in the autumn of 2011. While looking through their photographs, I notice that there were hardly any that showed their work immediately after completion. Instead, I find photographs of two distinct phases; of those being built and of those being lived in. The latter is full of life, filled with furniture and personal objects, openly revealing the daily lives of the inhabitants.

I was struck by their response when I asked about this:
Architecture is not defined by specific moments because it is not simply an object to be looked at. Rather, its existence depends on its occupation.

Within an economic context where budgetary constraints are making it more difficult for architects to realize public projects to their standards, Lacaton & Vassal continues to build for the enrichment our society and daily lives. No matter how difficult, their work is proof that it is possible to improve peoples livesthrough the practice of architecture. (a+u)
Translated from Japanese by Michael Sypkens.

Essay:

Architecture must be direct, useful, precise, economical, free, joyful, poetic and cosmopolitan.
Lacaton & Vassal

Latapie House
Low Cost Dwelling, Prototype
D House, Cap Ferret
R House, Keremma
S House, Coutras
Social Housing, Mulhouse
23 Housing Units, Trignac
Ecological Neighborhood, La Vecquerie
Apartment Building, Poitiers
Housing, Petit Maroc
Housing Transformation, La Chesnaie
Transformation of Housing Block, Tour Bois le Prtre

Essay:

Fragility, a moment in an open world
Karine Dana

Architecture School, Nantes
University Center of Management Sciences, Bordeaux
Exhibition Hall No. 7, Paris Nord Villepinte
Wine Cellar, Embres et Castelmaure
Palais de Tokyo, Contemporary Creation Site (Phase 1)
Palais de Tokyo, Contemporary Creation Site (Phase 2)

Projects List

Original French Essays

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496 12:01 Architecture in the Netherlands 2000–2011

Feature:
Architecture in the Netherlands 2000–2011

This issue features architecture mainly completed in the Netherlands from 2000 to 2011 and trends in the architecture of the Netherlands over the past 10 years. The works in this issue were selected by guest editor Ole Bouman, Director of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi), and the NAi editorial team (Bouman, Chris Luth and Marten Kuijpers). In addition to the 30 featured works, 100 works are listed and indicated on the maps at the front of the issue.
Architecture designed by Dutch firms such as OMA and MVRDV has appeared frequently in the architectural media since the 1980s. Phrases like ‘programmatic’ and ‘SuperDutch’ have dominated the discussion and served as watchwords for new design methods. At that time, there was probably no other movement that exerted such a strong influence on architectural students and young architects.
So what is the state of Dutch architecture recently? We visited NAi in Rotterdam in the summer of 2011. From the meeting space in the NAi building, located in the museum park, a few high-rise buildings under construction and a couple of cranes could be seen. Ole Bouman said, ‘Once these buildings have been completed, we will probably not be seeing new cranes for a while,’ explaining the effect of the global financial crisis on architecture in the Netherlands. But, he continued, ‘That is why something interesting has happened.
The works in this issue were classified into three categories: architecture aiming at an emotional or intellectual response; architecture focusing on craftsmanship and precision; and performative architecture. The editorial team calls the third ‘architecture of consequence’ and portrays its practitioners as urban activists. Henk WJ Ovink explains in his essay that alliances with politics, development, investment, and education are essential. It seems that architects in the Netherlands have started something new again, expanding the role of architects and opening up new possibilities.
We would like to express our special thanks to the NAi editorial team, the authors of the articles, and all of the architects who contributed to this issue.(a+u)


Maps of the Netherlands

100 Selected Works in the Netherlands 2000–2011

Essay:
Dutch Architecture at the Crossroads
Ole Bouman

1. Architecture of Affect
WAM architecten, Inntel Hotels Amsterdam-Zaandam
Koen van Velsen, Rehabilitation Clinic Groot Klimmendaal
Geurst & Schulze Architecten, Le Medi
Meyer en Van Schooten Architects (MVSA), La Grande Cour
Neutelings Riedijk Architecten, Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Dick van Gameren and Bjarne Mastenbroek, Royal Netherlands Embassy
ONL, Hessing Cockpit
Liesbeth van der Pol, Dok Architecten, WKK Energy Plant
Soeters Van Eldonk Architecten, Castle Leliënhuyze
Wiel Arets, University Library, Utrecht
OMA, Souterrain Tram Tunnel
NL Architects, The BasketBar
Rob Krier・Christoph Kohl・Architekten, De Resident
MVRDV, Hageneiland

Essay:
Architecture Education: The Delft Perspective
Karin Laglas and Dick van Gameren

2. Architecture of Autonomy
Biq Stadsontwerp, Knikflats
Atelier Kempe Thill, Hiphouse
Kühne & Co, Office and Architect’s Dwelling on Boomgaardsstraat
Cepezed Architects, Westraven
Claus en Kaan, Bureau IJburg
Rapp + Rapp, Ypenburg Centre
De Nijl, Parkrand, Osdorp

Essay:
Design and Politics Up for Change
Henk WJ Ovink

3. Architecture of Consequence
Doepel Strijkers Architects, Recycle Office – HAKA building
Concrete, CitizenM Hotel
Zones Urbaines Sensibles, Schieblock
Pi de Bruijn, de Architekten Cie., Rebuilding Roombeek
Studio Marco Vermeulen, Klavertje 4
Architectenbureau Marlies Rohmer, De Matrix Community School
Hulshof Architecten, Wallisblok
Dynamo Architecten, NDSM Studio City
2012Architecten, Villa Welpeloo

Credits and data / Profiles

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495 11:12 Recent sacred space

Often one is surprised by a feeling of peacefulness when visiting a church, shrine, or temple. Is this because these buildings receive all equally, whether those who come hoping for comfort or those who come there accidentally?
This issue features ‘Recent Sacred Space’. It is a collection of 15 built works ranging from chapels to synagogues and a memorial for the victims of witch trials. Geographically it ranges from Nordic countries such as Norway and Finland to South American countries such as Brazil and Chile. The materials used in these works include wood, reinforced concrete, tiles, and PTFE.
Karla Britton notes in her essay that there was a historical trajectory in the history of modern architecture which emphasized forms that gave expression to the spirit. She also explains how the religious building type has often been a locus for advancement and innovation in modern architectural design. On the other hand, today one also sees designs which, while remaining consciously sacred buildings, seek to avoid any form of representation or specific religious symbolic system. How do people experience sacred space in the twenty-first century? (a+u)

Essay:
Contemporary Sacred Architecture and the Works of Master Architects of the 20th Century
Karla Britton

Avanto Architects
Chapel of St. Lawrence

Tabuenca & Leache Arquitectos
San Jorge Church

Karl Frey
Catholic Church in Dietenhofen

SeARCH
Synagogue LJG

Manuel Herz Architects
Jewish Community Center of Mainz

Königs Architekten
Parish Centre St. Francis

JKMM Architects
Viikki Church

Massimiliano Fuksas
Foligno Parish Complex

Paulo Mendes da Rocha
Our Lady of the Conception’s Chapel

JLCG Arquitectos
St. António Church

Vicens + Ramos
Parish Center in Rivas-Vaciamadrid

Undurraga Devés Arquitectos
Retreat Chapel

Handel Architects
National September 11 Memorial

Peter Zumthor
Steilneset, Memorial for the Victims of the Witch Trials

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494 11:11 Andrea Palladio in Vicenza

Palladio – a stoneworker whose architecture came to embody his city and the spirit of the nobility of his time. His so-called “Palladian style” has for centuries been a model and source of inspiration far beyond the borders of his native land. Andrea Palladio flourished in Vicenza in the Republic of Venice in the 16th century. The 500th anniversary of his birth was celebrated in 2008. Due to the fame of his La Rotunda, with its perfect symmetry in both plan and elevation, and of his book The Four Books of Architecture, the general impression of Palladio might be that of an architectural theorist who pursued uncompromising perfection in proportion and geometry. But his own writings contain numerous references to compromises with the desire of his clients for comfort and expression of their status. The combination of convenience, stability, and beauty that Palladio sought will last forever.
Over the last 450 years, not a few works by Palladio fell into a state of almost ruinous disrepair. Although most of them are registered in the UNESCO world heritage list and many are under government management, many others have been restored and managed by private enterprises and private owners. Without their affection, knowledge, and financial support, Palladio’s palazzos and villas would not exist today and would have no future. This special issue introduces the architecture of Palladio, featuring mainly works in and around Vicenza, with new photos. We thank Dr. Guido Beltramini, director of the Centro Internazionale di Studi di Architettura Andrea Palladio, and the staff of the center for their generous help. We also thank the owners for their understanding and cooperation during the photo sessions.
Yoco Fukuda-Noennig, Guest Editor

Essay:
A Silkworm, a Construction Kit, a Ruined Temple and a Book:
Clues to the Reasons for Palladio’s Success
Guido Beltramini

Villa Godi
Palazzo Thiene
Villa Saraceno
Villa Poiana
Logge del the Palazzo della Ragione “Basilica”
Palazzo Chiercati
Villa Cornaro
Villa Badoer
Villa Emo
Villa Foscari “La Malcontenta

Interview:
History of Villa Foscari
Antonio Foscari, the owner of Villa Foscari

Palazzo Valmarana
Loggia del Capitaniato
Villa Almerico Capra “La Rotonda

Essay:
Valmarana Family and “La Rotonda
Nicolò Valmarana, the son of the owner of “La Rotonda

Palazzo Barbaran da Porto
Teatro Olimpico
Palazzo Volpe
Project Map

Chronological List of the Works of Palladio, 1531–1595

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493 11:10 Manhattan Grid

This issue commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Manhattan Grid by looking at it from a number of perspectives. Speaking of the grid, David M. Childs, Chairman of the Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) says, “The Manhattan street grid is the single most important characteristic that defines New York and makes it unique. While its rigid geometry is often first thought to be restrictive, the anonymity of the grid actually encourages flexibility.” The richness of the city fabric is evident in the photographs by Toru Hasegawa (pp 48-53), who documented images along Broadway from the World Trade Center to Columbia University. Perhaps the grid is not only a tool by which to grasp the scale of the city, but also a platform on which multiculturalism could thrive.
The first part presents visualizations of census and zoning data made available by the city, as well as photographs and axonometric drawings to illustrate the changes and realities of Manhattan over the past two centuries. The preface collects commentaries on the grid from 11 architects whose practices are based in the city. Traversing from past, present to future, their perspectives shed light on the relationship of the grid to the city, its architecture, and its society today. The latter part of this issue catalogues 100 notable buildings in Manhattan. This architectural guide could also be viewed online (p 146). http://g.co/maps/y226n
At the dawn of the 21st century, cities around the world are competing to produce sustainable and ecological societies. Having declared its vision for 2020 (p 30), New York’s ongoing transformation and renewal may provide a glimpse of its projected future.   (a+u)

Aerial Photos of Manhattan

What is Manhattan Grid for Architects?

Building and City

Maps of Manhattan in 1811 and 2008

Essay:
The Great Grid of Manhattan
Amanda Burden

Height Diagrams

Zoning Plan of Manhattan Grid in 2011

Shifting of Population Density 1900–2010

Cityscape – Avenue and Street

Walking on the Broadway

Isometric Buildings of Manhattan (Chronological Order, Heights Order)

Skyline View of Manhattan

Car and City in 1900s

Maps of Manhattan and Tokyo

Manhattan Architecture Guide

Essay:
The Future is Past – Empire State Building Retrofit
John Gendall

Interview and Essay:
BMW Guggenheim Lab in New York
Out into the Streets David van der Leer
Confronting Comfort Charles Montgomery
A Beehive Thomas Girst

Exhibition:
BIM for Infrastructure

Festival of Ideas for the New City:
Audi Urban Future: Tangible Models for Manhattan in 2030

Book Review:
Reread Delirious New York
Yuusuke Karasawa

Exhibition:
194X–9/11: American Architects and the City

Affairs of Manhattan Since 1811

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492 11:09 Art & architecture Scarpa in Verona

This issue features two themes: ‘Art and Architecture’ showing the temporary Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London by Swiss architect Peter Zumthor in close collaboration with Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, and Jean Nouvel’s Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom with a ceiling made of furtive images designed by Pippilotti Rist. The other theme in this issue is the work of Carlo Scarpa realized in Verona: the Castelvecchio Museum, the Banca Popolare and the Ottolenghi House.

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491 11:08 Andrew Bromberg of Aedas

Trained in the USA, Andrew Bromberg began work just more than 10 years ago in the Hong Kong office of global architecture giant Aedas. Bromberg was hired specifically to elevate the design profile at Aedas, and was given the opportunity to work with clients and in contexts mostly of his own choosing. Projects include the Express Rail Link of the West Kowloon Terminus, the Sandcrawler Building in Singapore, the Pazhou Exhibition Complex in Guangzhou, the Dance and Music Center in The Hague, the Chongqing Twin Towers, the Capella Hotel and Residences in Jakarta, the Zendai Bund International Finance Center in Shanghai and more. Essays by Michael Speaks, Tateo Nakajima and a conversation with Bromberg by Jun Mitsui.

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490 11:07 Timber innovation - OMA Hong Kong

Projects include Achim Menges/Jan Knippers (ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2010), Jürgen Mayer H. Metropol Parasol), Patka Architects (Winnipeg Skating Shelters), Anne Holtrop (Temporary Museum), Werner Schmidt(vonRoll pavilion) Rodrigo Sheward (Observation Deck in Pinohuacho), schneider+schumacher(Claras Baumhaus). Also another special feature on OMA Hong Kong with works in progress such as: the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the Taipei Performing Arts Centre, the New Campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education, the Binhai Mansion, the West Kowloon Cultural District. Essay on OMA by David Gianotten.

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489 11:06 Geoffrey Bawa - Essence of Sri Lanka

For most people, Sri Lanka (formerly know as Ceylon) brings to mind a mysterious country rich in ancient heritage sites and spectacular natural landscapes. It is within such a captivating context that the architect Geoffrey Bawa (1919-2003) practiced his craft. Considered the foremost contemporary architect in Sri Lanka, his work continues to have a lasting influence on several generations of Asian architects, particularly in the tropical regions. Working mainly in Sri Lanka and parts of tropical Asia, he adapted vernacular elements, materials, construction methodologies and thinking during a time when the current notions of sustainability and climate-responsiveness did not yet exist. Essays by Channa Daswatte and Harsha Munasinghe.

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487 11:04 Arup and sustainable building

This issue features Arup and sustainable buildings. With more than 90 offices in over 30 countries, Arup is one of the world’s leading professional services firms. It is known as a pioneer in environmental engineering as well as in structural engineering. Arup is not only well versed in assessment methods, but also developed its own methodology for the realization of sustainability. Arup’s ‘Designing Sustainable Buildings’ strategy has six objectives, involving carbon, water, materials, climate change, community and the environment and operations. These six objectives are provided to the client and shared with the design team on every project. This issue introduces about 30 works as case studies categorized by building type. Most have been completed over the last 10 years.

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486 11:03 50 Architects' offices

Architects’ offices are environments where new architecture is born. Especially now, many architects are trying new approaches in response to developments like environmental requirements, improved construction technology, and the acceleration and diversification of communication and design technology, all of which have led to a search for new design styles. An architect’s office, where these trends can be seen in concentrated form, is an expression of an attitude taken toward architecture. Offices include Studio Mumbai in Alibag, Peter Märkli Architects in Zurich, Atelier Bow-Wow in Tokyo, WOHA Architects in Singapore, SeARCH in Amsterdam, Import. Export Architecture in Antwerp, junya.ishigami+associates in Tokyo, Mass Studies in Seoul, Tryptique in São Paulo, Kerry Hill Architects in Fremantle, BIG in Copenhagen and others.

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484 11:01 Swiss sounds architecture in Switzerland 2000-2009

Architecture in Switzerland arose to international prominence particularly during the 1990s, with the strikingly powerful works of Peter Zumthor, Herzog & De Meuron, Peter Märkli, Gigon/Guyer and others. This issue seeks to explore how this outstanding architectural legacy has continued to develop in the past decade, presenting a selection of works built in Switzerland from 2000 to 2009. Includes works by Gion A.Caminada, Marcel Meili/Markus Peter Architekten, Diener & Diener Architekten, Bearth & Deplazes Architekten, Herzog & De Meuron, Miller & Maranta, Conradin Clavout, Mario Botta, Corinna Menn, seARCH and CMA, spillman echsle architekten and others. Essays by Hubertus Mann, Hannes Mayer and Erwin J.S.Viray.

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483 10:12 Joze Plecnik - Vienna, Prague and Ljubljana

Beautiful survey of work by Plecnik including Villa Langer, Langer House, Zacherl House, Church of the Holy Ghost, Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Prague Castle, Chamber of Trade, Plecnik House, Triple Bridge, Villa Prelovsek, National and University Library, Zale Cemetery, and the Sluice Gate.

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482 10:11 Novartis campus 2010

The site of the Novartis Campus was originally an industrial complex, and it has seen continuous development since the nineteenth century. The restructuring plan, launched ten years ago, is based on a grand vision of the transformation of this production site into a “Campus of Knowledge”. In this issue A+U provides an overview of the Novartis Campus, together with in-depth introductions of the individual works of architecture.

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481 10:10 Slow architecture in France

As the Slow movement gains in popularity, A+U 481 presents the latest Slow Urbanism projects from France. Colour photography, drawings, plans, and architects' commentary profile this quiet revolution. Features work by Marc Barani, Emmanuelle Beaudouin, Perraudin Architects, Atelier Fernandez & Serres Architectes, Bernard Quirot Architecte + Associés, Barclay & Crousse, Atelier Jean-Pierre Pranlas-Descours Architecte Urbaniste, Richter Architectes, Yves Ballot and Nathalie Franck, Bernard Desmoulin and Dominique Coulon. Also includes the essay 'Slow Architecture' by Laurent Beaudouin, plus a stand-alone review of the Tokyo exhibition 'Where is Architecture? Seven Installations by Japanese Architects'.

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479 10:08 Swiss sensibilities

This issue features 15 examples of contemporary Swiss architecture, including the most recent projects of Christian Kerez, Gigon/Guyer and Valerio Olgiati. The ongoing media reputation of Swiss architecture is examined, as are current developments that see Swiss architects embracing new possibilities in materials and colour, and moving away from their prior reputation as minimalists. Additional articles explore sustainability in Swiss architecture, and the central European climate as a unifying design factor.

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478 10:07 EXPO 2010 Shanghai / Architecture in Beijing

Issue 478 of Architecture and Urbanism has a twofold focus. The cutting-edge pavilions of 34 nations at this year's Shanghai Expo are photographed and analysed. Further, recently completed building projects in Beijing are profiled, including medium and small scale developments that contrast sharply with the city's large scale Olympic projects, alongside an essay discussing the socio-political dynamics of developer-architect interactions in contemporary Beijing.

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477 10:06 Living In, Looking Out

Issue focusing on private houses with special details and creative solutions for adapting the architecture to the surroundings. Houses featured are amongst others the House with Balls in Ahmedabad, India, by Matharoo Associates, House for Anish Kapoor, London, by Tony Fretton, the Sliding House in Suffolk by dRMM, and the Integral House in Toronto by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects.

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476 10:05 New Directions: Sustainability and Technology in New York

This issue focuses on new directions in architecture: sustainability and technology in New York, illustrated by The High Line and its neighbouring buildings as well as by new academic buildings for The Cooper Union and Barnard College, an extension project for the Museum of Modern Art, and Beekman Tower, which will be the highest housing tower in Manhattan. From this issue onwards A+U is starting a ‘Sustainability Survey’ series, which will report currents of the environmental challenges facing architecture and urbanism. Adam Yarinsky reports on the present and future situation in New York City while introducing numerous recent projects.


475 10:04 Architecture in Belgium and Netherlands

Formerly it was said in Belgium that good architecture was built mainly in suburbs. Now, due to rapid urbanization, the focus is moving towards city centres. While retaining traditional elements, current architecture employs new materials and new construction methods to create distinctive buildings. In the Netherlands, the global recession has brought an end to the erstwhile surge in development projects. But new currents are emerging, as innovative ideas and an uncompromising pursuit of quality are applied to extensions and renovations. Includes projects by Xaveer de Geyter, Stéphane Beel, Wim Goes Architectuur, Office Kersten Geers David van Severen, Robbrecht en Daem Architecten, MVRDV, Karres en Brands, Zecc Architecten, René van Zuuk, Atelier Kempe Thill, OTH, Tangram. Essays by Koen van Synghel and Egbert Koster.


474 10:03 Reinvigorating 20th Century Masterpieces

This issue focuses on 20th century masterpieces that have recently experienced restoration, conservation, renovation or extension. While Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal (1962) was restored (by Gensler) and revived through its linkage to the new Extension, Paul Rudolph’s Art and Architecture Building in Yale University (1963) was also restored (by Gwathmey, Siegel & Associates Architects), but carefully unified with its extension. After repeated repairs and additions, Louis I.Kahn’s Yale University Art Gallery (1953) (by Polshek Partnership Architects) and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s Crown Hall IIT (1956) (by Krueck + Sexton) are now both restored to its original design. Further projects include the Conservation of the Bauhaus Building in Dessau, the Conservation of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Nestlé WellNes Center. Essays by Paul Needham and Ulf Meyer.

CONTENTS
Gensler / TWA Terminal and JetBlue Airways’ Terminal 5
Diller Scofidio + Renfro / Alice Tully Hall
Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects / Yale University Arts Complex
Polshek Partnership Architects / Yale University Art Gallery
Essay: Restoring Yale / Paul Needham
Brambach und Ebert Architekten and Pfister Schiess Tropeano & Partner / Conservation of the Bauhaus Building in Dessau
Essay: The Bauhaus Revisited / Ulf Meyer
Wank Adams Slavin Associates / Conservation of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Exhibition review: Frank Lloyd Wright: From Within Outward / John Gendall
Krueck + Sexton Architects / Crown Hall IIT
Richter & Dahl Rocha / Nestlé WellNes Center
Allies and Morrison Architects / Royal Festival Hall
John McAslan + Partners / De La Warr Pavilion
Álvaro Siza Vieira / Leça Landscaping Project and Swimming Pool
Utzon Architects and Johnson Pilton Walker / Sydney Opera House Renovation Projects
Le Corbusier and José Oubrerie / Firminy Church

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473 10:02 Materials/Treatments

Ceramic, glass, concrete and metals are ordinary materials architects are familiar with. Through new treatments and interpretations, these ordinary materials can be transformed by technology resulting in new architectural effects. The projects in this issue are marked by this characteristic that could lead us into new expectation for the future of building and construction. Among the projects in this issue are John Lewis Department store by Foreign Office Architects, Museum Brandhorst by sauerbruch hutton, The Yas Hotel by Asymptote, Nottingham Contemporary by Caruso St John Architect, Artfarm by HHF Architects and Ai Weiwei.

CONTENTS
Essay: Testing Ground: Emergent Green Materials and Architectural Effects / Blaine Brownell
sauerbruch hutton / Museum Brandhorst
Essay: Augmenting Collage City / Raymund Ryan
Foreign Office Architects / John Lewis Department Store and Cineplex
3DELUXE / Leonardo Glass Cube
Stefano Boeri Architetti / Ex Arsenal at La Maddalena
Asymptote / The Yas Hotel
Caruso St John Architects / Nottingham Contemporary
Eduardo Souto de Moura / Museu Paula Rego
David Chipperfield and b720 Arquitectos / City of Justice
Mangado y Asociados, S.L. / Archaeology Museum of Vitoria
UN Studio / MUMUTH, House for Music and Music Theater
HHF architects and Ai Weiwei / Artfarm
Heatherwick Studio / Aberystwyth Business Units
MMA Architects / Design Indaba 10x10 Housing Project
Treusch Architecture / Extension of the Ars Electronica Center
Chuck Hoberman / Expanding Video Screen for U2 360° Tour
Architektur & Landschaft / Landmark in the Lusatian Lakeland


472 10:01 Toyo Ito / Architecture and Place.

This issue features projects by Toyo Ito & Associates. It describes projects in six regions around the world: Taiwan (Taipei and Taichung), Spain (Barcelona and Madrid), USA (Berkeley), Chile (Marbella), Singapore, and the Inland Sea of Japan (Imabari). It concludes with a conversation moderated by Hironori Matsubara with Toyo Ito and several members of his staff on ’Architecture and Place’.


471 09:12 John Hejduk, Reprint; Perceptual Space.

A special issue in two parts. The first contains a long awaited reprint of an issue that a +u first released in 1991 on the work of John Hejduk. Alongside housing projects by the architect in Berlin and Tegel, along with large size sculptural pieces realised in Riga, Atlanta, London and Oslo, the edition also features essays and writings by Hejduk and David Shapiro.
The second part presents a collection of interior design projects that encourage interactive relations between people, their senses and space. Highlights include: Nouvel’s Les Bains des Docks; Pawson’s Monastery of Our Lady of Novy Dvur; Hadid’s acoustic design for the JS Bach Music Hall and Zecc Architecten’s Church of Living. Also featured are projects by Maison Martin Margiela, Philippe Rahm and Karim Rashid along with an additional set of works that provide inspired and creative solutions to what would otherwise be everyday spaces. Illustrated throughout with colour and black and white photographs and accompanied by technical drawings and explanatory texts.


469 09:10 Utzon, Fehn and Now – Architecture in Denmark and Norway

Two master architects of the 20th century passed away in 2008 and 2009, respectively, Jørn Utzon and Sverre Fehn. Both are considered as legitimate successors of the Scandinavian modernists. This issue features their last works, documented through colour photographs and accompanying technical drawings. Alongside, Kim Utzon talks about his collaboration with his father on the Utzon Centre and Thomas McQuillan writes about the legacy of Fehn’s influence on a younger generation of architects. The issue also includes nine recent architectural projects undertaken in Denmark and Norway which are introduced by two essays which together examine how the tradition of Scandinavian architecture has evolved in the footsteps of Utzon and Fehn. Projects featured include: Jensen & Skodvin’s Landscape Hotel, Sverre Fehn’s National Museum – Architecture, Oslo, and Henning Larsen Architects’ Opera in Copenhagen located on a key site in the city’s harbour area.


467 09:08 Collective Housing

Feature:
Collective Housing

In this issue’s essay, Ramias Steinmann argues that collective housing has always responded architecturally to the changes of society, economy and culture. At the same time, he pointed out that, after 1980s’, collective housing has failed to find themes which are shared and pursued by architects. Now, as the first decade of the new milenium is closing, it is time for us to begin to think about what the themes of contemporay collective housing could be.
This issue includes 15 collective housing projects from Europe, America, and Asia, completed in recent years. The locations of the projects varies from metropolis like Paris and New York to the midst of a Chinese forest. Each site has unique characters, they are financed differently (government or private) and have varied demographics, all these factors affect each project differently in their form, volume and site plannning. In other words, they exhibit a unique composition in their own contexts. At the same time, from the design of details such as the exterior cladding or the openings, one can recognize the presence of the architects’ intention to control the immediate surrounding of the project architecturally. Although it might be difficult to identify a common theme shared by architects as Steinmann argues, there is a possibility that an emerging theme will arise from the individuality of works which stand between the scale of the dwelling and that of the urban.(a+u)

Essay: A Matter of Selection
Ramias Steinemann


David Chipperfield
Ninetree Village

Jakob + MacFarlane
100 Social Apartments

Gigon / Guyer
Brunnenhof Housing Complex – Apartments for Large Families
Residential Housing, Diggelmannstrasse

Bernard Tschumi Architectes
Blue

Jean Nouvel
40 Mercer Residences

OMA
23 East 22nd Street

John Pawson
50 Gramercy Park North

dosmasuno arquitectos
102 Apartments in Carabanchel

Belzunce, Diaz-Mauriño and Ga Millán + De Lapuerta and
Burgos
Urban Planning and Social Housing in La Mina del Morro

Mei Architecten en stedenbouwers
Schiecentrale Phase 4B

Meyer en Van Schooten Architecten, Heren 5 Architecten, Cie.
La Grande Cour

WOHA Architects
Newton Suites

Toyo Ito
Belle Vue Residences

URBANUS
Urban Tulou

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465 09:06 Small

‘Small’ as an architectural concept or measure is equally demanding as it is challenging, providing opportunities for simplicity, cost effective solutions, playfulness and experimentation. Dedicated to the subject, this issue examines 17 different small architectural projects, including; Baumschlager Eberle’s Nordwesthaus, Austria; Selgascano’s Studio in Green, Madrid; Valerio Olgiati’s design for their Office, Switzerland; Adjaye Associates’ Sclera. Size and Matter, London; and astearchitecture’s breathtaking viewing platform in Tyrol, Austria. All projects are illustrated with colour photographs, plans and elevations and accompanied by introductory texts. The issue also includes an interview with Mohsen Mostafavi along with a brief look at the dynamic programme offered by the School of Architecture at the University of Talca, Chile.

Baumschlager-Eberle: Nordwesthaus
selgascano: Studio in Green
Valerio Olgiati: Office of Valerio Olgiati
Tatiana Bilbao: Estudio Explanada
Smiljan Radic: Mestizo Restaurant
Emiliano López and Mónica Rivera Architects: Hotel Aire de Bardenas
phalt: Metal Workshop Dynamo
Archea Associati: New Library in Nembro
IMB Arquitectos: Regional Library of Bizkaia
EM2N: Public Records Office Canton Basel-Landschaft
Manuel Herz: Legal / Illegal Architecture
astearchitecture: Top of Tyrol
Perkins Eastman: TKTS Booth
Adjaye Associates: Sclera, Size + Matter
David Maštalka / A1Architects: Teahouse in the Garden
6a Architects: Hairywood
Plano B: Agricultural Warehouse
Earth Columns: Horse Stable
10 Square Meters of Something Somewhere - The Program of the School of Architecture, University of Talca


464 09:05 Architecture in Argentina

Modern and contemporary architecture is found throughout Argentina and particularly in Buenos Aires – which is commonly known as the Paris of South America. A+U introduces some of the works built in the country over the past 20 years, and features residential, public and commercial projects by such architects as Rafael Iglesia, Marcelo Villafañe, GGMPU Architects + Lucio Morini, Ana Etkin, Adamo-Faiden and Pablo T. Betía. Illustrated throughout with colour photographs and technical drawings, this issue includes three essays that discuss issues of modernism in Argentina, prevailing tendencies amongst young architects, and the influence of the built environment on architectural discourse – with special attention paid to Buenos Aires.

Essay: Notes on Argentine Architecture (Alfonso Corona-Martinez)
AFRA + LGR + Fernández Prieto & asociados: Homage Park – Juan and Eva Perón Mausoleum
Rafael Iglesia: International Amusement Park of Rosario, Altamira Building, Quincho II
Marcelo Villafañe: Florencia Raigal House
Essay: Between Performance and Representation – Urban Typologies in Global Buenos Aires (Julián Varas)
Alejandro Sticotti: House in Olivos
Max Zolkwer Architect: Min House
Dieguez Fridman Arquitectos & Asociados: Building on Clay Street
Clusellas/O’Connor: House MCMC
Pablo T. Betía: Pan Klub Foundation, Xul Solar Museum
Adamo-Faiden: Chalú House, Conesa 4560
Essay: Proposals from the End of the World (Florencia Rodríguez)
Ana Etkin: Bodega Don Bosco
Bertolino-Barrado Oficina de Arquitectura: Córdoba Botanical Garden
GGMPU Architects + Lucio Morini: Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Emilio Caraffa
Cristián Nanzer and Mariela Marchisio: House Sky Villa


463 09:04 Green architecture

Amid various ecological and sustainable approaches in architectural design, the recent trend to literally cover roofs and walls with greenery – so-called ‘living’ roofs and walls has gained widespread application. This issue examines the advantages of this type of green architecture by introducing examples that range from simple roof gardens and temporary pavilions, to green houses, interior designs and public architecture. Among the projects featured here are Renzo Piano’s celebrated ‘green’ design for the California Academy of Sciences; CHANG Architects’ Elok House, Singapore; Triptyque’s Harmonia 57 project in Sao Paulo, the Bad Gleichenberg Thermal Baths, Austria, by Jensen & Skodvin and R&Sie(n)’s playful ‘i’mlostinParis project. Documented throughout with colour photographs, plans, elevations and descriptive texts, the edition also includes an essay examining Patrick Blanc’s vertical gardens.

Renzo Piano Building Workshop: California Academy of Sciences
Essay: Artificial Wilderness – Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens (Anna Lambertini)
VenhoevenCS: Sportplaza Mercator
BIG: Mountain Dwellings
Mass Studies: Ann Demeulemeester Shop
Vector Architects: CR Land Guanganmen Green Technology Showroom
Import.Export Architecture: Fragile Lab
Jensen & Skodvin: Bad Gleichenberg Thermal Bath
Emilio Ambasz: Eye Bank of Veneto + Venice-Mestre Hospital
Martijn de Geus + Philip Mannaerts: BlackBox
Triptyque: Harmonia 57
Valdimar Hardarson – ASK arkitektar: Gata – Summerhouse
R&Sie(n): ‘i’mlostinParis
CHANG Architects: Elok House
Germán del Sol: Termas Geométricas


462 09:03 Architecture in Croatia and Slovenia

This issue of A+U introduces the work of nine offices in Croatia and Slovenia. In contrast to regions where the news is dominated by spectacular commissions, the architectural scene in these countries is characterised by skillful reinterpretations from architects whose work is firmly rooted in the climate, landscape, traditions and lifestyles of their homelands. Accompanied throughout by short essays, colour photographs, plans and elevations, this number features such works as; Sadar Vuga Arhitekti's  Apartment House Gradaška, Ljubljana; The Hotel Sotelia and the Termalija, both in Podčetrtek, by Enota; Ofis Arhitekti's apartment complex in Izola; and, STUDIO UP's Gymnasium 46,09'N/16,50'E, Koprivnica.

Maroje Mrduljaš: Essay - Contemporary Croatian Architecture – Experiment and Pragmatism

Randič-Turato Arhitekti
Elementary School Fran Krsto Frankopan
Pope John Paul II Hall

njirič+ arhitekti
Medo Brundo Kindergarten

3LHD
Sports/City Hall Bale
J2 House

STUDIO UP
GYMNASIUM 46º09'N/16º50'E

Matevž Čelik: Essay - Crossbreeding

bevk perović arhitekti
House D
House SB

Ofis Arhitekti
Apartments on the Coast
Shopping Roof Apartments
Tetris Apartments 94

Enota
Termalija
Hotel Sotelia

dekleva gregorič arhitekti
XXS House
Metal Recycling Plant

Sadar Vuga Arhitekti
Apartment House Gradaška


461 09:02 Houses by Louis I. Kahn

Over the course of a four week period in 2008, A+U had the opportunity to photograph 12 houses by the architect Louis I Kahn. This issue documents the current state of these historic houses from his first house designed before World War II to the house completed as his last project before he passed away with a new selection of images and many original drawings. In the course of research for this issue, a series of drawings documenting the design process of the Fisher house and a 40 minute taped conversation between Kahn and Mrs. Fisher were uncovered. Copies and transcripts are included in this issue and accompanied by a multitude of sympathetic photographs, technical drawings and explanatory texts.

Louis I. Kahn: Thoughts
Fisher House
Drawings: Design Development of the Fisher House
A House within a House - Conversation between Louis I. Kahn and Doris Fisher
Esherick House
Oser House
Roche House
Weiss House
George H. Marcus: Essay - Louis Kahn, From the Inside Out
Genel House
Wharton Esherick Workshop
Shapiro House
Korman House
Peter Kohane: Essay - Louis Kahn and the Art of Drawing a Room
Shaw House
Kahn House
Meyerson House


460 09:01 Photography / Inspiration – Readings of Architectural Inspiration Through Photographs

This issue of A+U features architectural photography that has been selected by 64 different architects and architectural offices and that are accompanied by their comments. The collection should be seen as an insight into the language of architects and one of their sources of inspiration. The majority of photographs were taken by the architects themselves, however additional photographs have been provided by readers of the magazine who were invited to contribute to this issue. Contributors include: Peter Märkli, John Pawson, Stephen Bates, Waro Kishi, Valerio Olgiati, Jürgen Mayer H., Peter Eisenman, Sou Fujimoto and Massimiliano Fuksas.


459 08:12 Sustainable Architecture in Germany

Introducing new approaches to sustainability in Germany, this issue focuses on five recent works by Ingenhoven Architects and the HafenCity urban redevelopment project in Hamburg. Accompanied by several interviews relevant to the subject matter at hand, this issue also additionally surveys ten other sustainable buildings, including the BMW Museum by Atelier Brückner, Behnisch Architekten's Oceanographic Museum Ozeaneum, Stralsund and Barkow Leibinger's cafeteria and auditorium for Trumpf's in Stuttgart. All works are accompanied by colour photographs and technical drawings.

Peter Cachola Schmal - Essay: Architecture in Germany – The Present is Green

Ingenhoven Architects
Lufthansa Aviation Center
European Investment Bank
Private House in Düsseldorf
One Bligh Street Sydney
UCD Gateway, University College Dublin

Interview: Christoph Ingenhoven - Sustainability has Many Layers

HafenCity Hamburg

Interview: Jürgen Bruns-Berentelg, CEO of HafenCity Hamburg GmbH - Toward a New Balance for the Inner City of the 21st Century

Coop Himmelb(l)au
BMW Welt

Interview: Christopher Edward Bangle, Director of Design BMW Group - Toward Innovation – Car Design and Architecture

Atelier Brückner
BMW Museum

Thomas Girst - Essay: Absolute Freedom for Creative Potential – BMW and Contemporary Art

Delugan Meissl Associated Architects
Porsche Museum

Allmann Sattler Wappner. Architekten
Audi Terminal Munich

Behnisch Architekten
Ozeaneum
Harvard’s Allston Science Complex

sauerbruch hutton
Federal Environmental Agency
Office for the KfW Banking Group

Barkow Leibinger
Campus Restaurant with Auditorium
Factory TMS

Herzog + Partner
Training Centre for the Bavarian Mountain Rescue Service

Green Activities
DS-Plan
Miele
Hansgrohe
hülsta
Transsolar


458 08:11 Dwelling and the Land

This issue features dwellings that have a special relation to both their particular site and the surrounding nature. Each of them stands out as a quiet witness to the changing patterns of the seasons, while embracing the site and blending into the landscape. A total of twelve houses are reviewed here, accompanied by colour photographs, plans and sections. Highlights include: Saucier + Perrotte Architectes' House in the Eastern Townships, Quebec; Toshiko Mori's House in Taghkanic, New York, and Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten's Holiday House in Vnŕ Switzerland. Also contributions from Glenn Murcutt, Powerhouse Company, Shigeru Ban Architects and Jarmund/Vigsnaes AS Architects MNAL.

Brigitte Shim - Essay: Nature, Culture of the Local

Saucier + Perrotte Architectes
House in the Eastern Townships

Shim-Sutcliffe Architects
Ravine Guesthouse

House on Hurricane Lake
Toshiko Mori

House in Taghkanic
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects

Delta Shelter
Montecito Residence

Glenn Murcutt
House in Kangaroo Valley

Andreas Fuhrimann Gabrielle Hächler Architekten
Holiday House, Vnà

Erkki Kairamo and Aulikki Jylhä
Villa Aulikki

Powerhouse Company
Villa 1

Gianni Botsford Architects
Casa Kike

Office Kersten Geers David Van Severen
Summer House

Shigeru Ban Architects
Kirinda Houses – Post-Tsunami Rehabilitation Project

Jarmund/Vigsnæs AS Architects MNAL
Triangle House
Edge House
Farm House


457 08:10 Wine and Architecture

Over recent years, the concept of the traditional winery has evolved to include integrated visitor centres and guesthouses. This issue of A+U introduces eight contemporary projects that exhibit this transformation, including Renzo Piano's LA Rocca Winery, Álvaro Siza Vieira's Adega Mayor Winery and Tall and Taller's Vale d'Algares Winery. Accompanying the projects are several essays and a brief overview of some 70 other recently built wineries from around the world.

Michael Webb - Essay: Building A Better Winery

Wine Architecture: 73 Projects

Marion Kuzmany, Kerstin Gust - Essay: Wine and its Path to Architecture

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Bodegas Protos

Álvaro Siza Vieira
Adega Mayor Winery

Tall and Taller
Vale d’Algares Winery

Scott Johnson - Essay: Designing the Contemporary Winery

Renzo Piano Building Workshop
La Rocca Winery

Interview with Renzo Piano, Bernard Plattner

RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes
Bell-lloc Winery

Bearth & Deplazes Architekten
Winery Gantenbein, Fläsch

Sebastian Mariscal Studio
Tercio Winery

Interview with Lloyd S. Nakano: Wine Story


456 08:09 Small Architecture in Spain

Examination of six small architectural projects in Spain including Antón García Abril's SGAE Central Office, Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas' Nasrid Wall, Eduardo Arroyo's Levene House and MGM Arquitectos' residential renovation in the Pópulo District. Further, reviews of Peter Zumthor's Brother Klaus Field Chapel, Snřhetta's New National Opera House in Oslo and Herzog & de Meuron's Apartment Building on Bond Street, New York.

Fredy Massad, Alicia Guerrero Yeste - Essay: Meaning Contemporary – The Local Architecture of Spanish Architects

MGM Morales Giles Mariscal Arquitectos
Renovation of Five Dwellings in the Pópulo District
Rehabilitation and Change of Use of Housing into Hotel Holos

Fermín Vázquez / b720 Arquitectos
Refurbishment of Plaza del Torico

Eduardo Arroyo
Levene House

Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra
Visitors Centre for the Baelo Claudia Archaeological Site

Antonio Jiménez Torrecillas
Nasrid Wall

Antón García Abril
SGAE Central Office


455 08:08 The New Ecologies in Los Angeles – Design and Technology

In different ways from Tokyo or Shanghai, Los Angeles is a city both receptive to, and actively nourishing, many architectural experiments. This pursuit is evident across a broad spectrum - as the 30 projects collected in this volume testify. Ball-Nogues Studio, Xefirotarch, Greg Lynn FORM, Neil M. Denari Architects and Michael Maltzan Architecture are just a few of the offices with experimental works featured.

Sylvia Lavin - Essay: An Architect is Not a Bee

Florencia Pita mod
Pulse, Tendril Formations
Alice
Pioneers and Entrepreneurs

Ball-Nogues Studio
Liquid Sky – MoMA/P.S.1 Young Architects Program 2007
Rip Curl Canyon
Unseen Current
Maximilian’s Schell

Johnston Marklee & Associates
Helios House
Hill House

Gnuform
No Good TelevisionTM Reception Bar and Film Set
Malibu House

Heather Roberge - Essay: Plastic Realities: How Technology Alters Materiality

Xefirotarch / Hernan Diaz Alonso
Pitch Black
Maison Seroussi

PATTERNS
Broad Café @ SCI-Arc – Light Sensations
8746 Sunset Boutique – Plastic Sensations

Patrick Tighe Architecture
Nodul(ar) House
LA Loft

Greg Lynn FORM
5900 Wilshire Blvd. Restaurant & Trellis Pavilion
Slavin House

EMERGENT / Tom Wiscombe
Dragonfly
Novosibirsk Summer Pavilion

Neil M. Denari Architects
Alan-Voo Family House
HL23

david clovers
Light Mass
07 Masses

Michael Maltzan Architecture
Pirelli RE Office
Ministructure No. 16 / Book Bar

Daly Genik Architects
Art Center College of Design, South Campus

Atelier Manferdini
Merletti
West Coast Pavilion
Cherry Blossom

Peter Zellner - Essay: De-Tooling

Series: New Relationship between Landscape Architecture and Urban Design – Part 15
Technology and Nature Find Their ‘Entente Cordiale’ through a New Urban Synergy: Latz + Partners’ Parco Dora, Turin and Duisburg Nord Landscape Park, Germany
Lucy Bullivant


454 08:07 Beijing 2008

A never ending succession of large-scale projects in China has attracted world-wide attention, in particular the ambitious development projects in Beijing, host city of the 2008 Olympics. Three of the most notable and eagerly anticipated are examined here – namely the National Stadium Beijing, the Beijing National Aquatics Center, and the China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters through plans and photographs. In addition a survey of the top 50 recent architectural projects in Beijing is included, accompanied by a handy map of the city which indicates their locations.

52 Projects + Beijing City Map

Studio Pei-Zhu - Digital Beijing
Paul Andreu architecte and ADPi - The National Grand Theatre of China
Lab Architecture Studio - SOHO Shangdu
Foster and Partners - Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3
Simone Giostra & Partners Architects - GreenPix – Zero Energy Media Wall

Alex Pasternack - Essay: A City in Search of Creativity/Creativity in Search of a City: Beijing’s Art Clusters

Herzog & de Meuron - The National Stadium Beijing
Rem Koolhaas and Ole Scheeren / OMA - China Central Television (CCTV) Headquarters
PTW Architects + CSCEC + Arup - Beijing National Aquatics Cente


453 08:06 Next Gene 20 – Aodi Housing Project in Taiwan

Featuring the participation of ten architects from Taiwan and ten from abroad, ‘Next Gene 20' will result in the construction of 176 weekend residences in the Aodi area, on the northeast coast of Taiwan. Included in the design themes are topics such as next-generation residential environments, proposals for new lifestyles, and a dialogue between architecture and the land. Plans and models are explored from architects including: Kengo Kuma, Yung Ho Chang, MVRDV, IaN+, Hsueh-Yi Chien and Yu-Tung Liu.


452 08:05 Recent Projects

Herzog & de Meuron's ‘CaixaForum' in Madrid and UN Studio's theatre design in Lelystad, Netherlands kick-off the 12 projects examined here. Other highlights include: MVRDV's ‘Parkrand Building,' Hadid and Schumacher's ‘Nordpark Cable Railway,' Utzon Architects' ‘Utzon Center' and Steven Holl's staircase for the ‘NYU's Department of Philosophy.' Includes plans, sections and diagrams.

Essay: Architecture for Hertzian Space
Kazys Varnelis

Herzog & de Meuron - CaixaForum Madrid
UN Studio - Theatre Lelystad
Jørn Utzon and Kim Utzon Architects - Utzon Center
Valerio Olgiati - Atelier Bardill
RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes - Library, Senior Citizens’ Centre and City Block Core Zone in Sant Antoni’s District
MVRDV - Parkrand Building
Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher - Nordpark Cable Railway
Caruso St John Architects - Bethnal Green Museum of Childhood
Antonio Citterio and Partners - Day Nursery
Giancarlo Mazzanti Sierra - Library España Descriptive Memoir
Steven Holl Architects - NYU Department of Philosophy
Álvaro Siza Vieira - Gondomar Multi-use Sports Complex

Series: New Relationship between Landscape Architecture and Urban Design – Part 14
An Interactive Forest Brings Life to ‘non-city’: Ecosistema’s Ecoboulevard in Vallecas, Madrid
Lucy Bullivant


451 08:04 The Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet + Reconsidering the Museum

A photographic essay documents the 12th century Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet, located in Provence, South France. The abbey subjects architectural elements to ultimate limitations and continues to draw admiring architectural visitors. This is followed by a survey of new currents in architectural exhibitions, curatorial practice, and ongoing museum projects. In this context, Peter Zumthor's latest work, the Kolumba - Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese, is introduced.

The Cistercian Abbey of Le Thoronet

Essay: A Place Where Matter and Light are not yet Divided
Sou Fujimoto

Essay: Sacred Modern Architecture and the Abbey of Le Thoronet
Karla Britton

Reconsidering the Museum

Peter Zumthor
Kolumba, Art Museum of the Cologne Archdiocese

Exhibition: Peter Zumthor, Buildings and Projects 1986–2007

Directors and Curators of the Museums:
The Museum of Modern Art - Barry Bergdoll
Miami Art Museum - Terence Riley
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles - Brooke Hodge
Art Institute of Chicago - Joseph Rosa
Canadian Centre for Architecture - Mirko Zardini
Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine – Palais de Chaillot - Corinne Bélier
Centre Pompidou - Frédéric Migayrou
The Louvre-Lens - Olivier Meslay
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art - Poul Erik Tøjner
Tate Modern - Sheena Wagstaff
Serpentine Gallery - Hans Ulrich Obrist
Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art - Peter Noever
Amsterdam Centre for Architecture - Maarten Kloos

  • Kolumba, Kolín nad Rýnem, 1997 - 2003


450 08:03 Rogelio Salmona

Salmona is considered in many respects a symbol for South American architecture, whose genius is best expressed in the works and projects he developed in the city of Bogotá, Colombia. Introduced by an interview with the architect, A+U documents 14 projects created over the entire span of his career, ranging from urban developments and apartment buildings, to public buildings and private houses. All are generously photographed and accompanied by plans and elevations.

Interview with Rogelio Salmona
4 April 2007, Bogotá, Colombia
Interviewers: Ken Tadashi Oshima and Oscar Arenales-Vergara

House at Rio Frio – Salmona’s Own Weekend House

Essay: The Work of Rogelio Salmona
Kenneth Frampton

The Fundacion Cristiana Apartments Blocks
The Park Towers Residential Project
Alto de Pinos Residential Project
The State Guest House in Cartagena

Essay: Salmona in Retrospect
Hiroshi Naito

The Nueva Santa Fe Residential Complex and Urban Development
The Community Center for the Nueva Santa Fe Residential Complex
The Gabriel García Márquez House
The National Archives of Colombia

Talks on Architecture and Cities
Rogelio Salmona

Postgraduate Building for the Human Sciences Faculty of the National University of Colombia
The Virgilio Barco Public Library
Altazor House
The Gimnasio Fontana School
Gabriel García Márquez Cultural Center

Essay: Rogelio Salmona: The Architect and the Chaos
– Recitation of a journey in the name of user participation and environmental compatibility: Rogelio Salmona, architect from the Tropics, encounters the Nordic architect Ralph Erskine
Oscar Arenales-Vergara

Series: New Relationship between Landscape Architecture and Urban Design – Part 13
Land, air and water: the holistic world of English landscape architect, environmentalist Kim Wilkie
Lucy Bullivant


449 08:02 Global Strategies in Architecture

Current architectural practice has no boundaries and business opportunities can arise in both developing or mature cities. An architectural practice has to be agile, ubiquitous and networked, along with being capable of solving problems in specific cultures and environments. In order to do this new paradigms have to be constantly evolved. Practices that are approaching these challenges in diverse ways, including: GRAFT, Steven Holl Architects, OMA/AMO, Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design (Group) and EDAW, are featured in this volume of A+U.

Essay: Meeting the Client’s Expectations: A Call for a Business Perspective in Design
Spiro N. Pollalis, Brian Kenet, Richard M. Jennings

GRAFT
Wolfram Putz, Lars Krückeberg, Thomas Willemeit, Alejandra Lillo
Grafting in the Ocean

Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
James Mary O’Connor, Neal Matsuno
Building a ‘Bridge’ Firm

Steven Holl Architects
Li Hu, Hideki Hirahara, Matthias Michael Schuler
On the Ground with Architect and Engineer
Chen Yin/Beijing Modern Investment Group
Red on Green

Aedas
Andrew Bromberg
Leading the Design

OMA/AMO
Reinier de Graaf
A Word on Profession

RMJM
Peter Morrison
Global Shift in Design, Business and Profession
Tony Kettle
Gazprom Headquarters in St. Petersburg

Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design (Group)
Cao Jiaming
Strategy for Growth

EDAW
Joe Brown
Consulting with Landscape

Architecture For Humanity, Open Architecture Network
Cameron Sinclair, Dan Shine
Global Network for Humanitarian Design

Essay: SANAA’s Foreign Mission
Florian Idenburg

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448 08:01 Peter Märkli

With a modest but growing list of projects to his name it is not hard to understand why people get excited about this little known Swiss architect. Often understated, with a good feeling for materials, particularly concrete, his buildings are not only sympathetic to their surroundings but also demonstrate a tacit sensitivity to historical architectural practices and proportions. A total of 13 projects are examined through photographs, plans and details, including private houses built in Switzerland, the Novartis Campus Visitor Center and the School Complex Im Birch.

Peter Märkli: Lecture: On Ancient Architecture

Novartis Campus Visitor Center
Tourist Center Ascona
Hohlstrasse Apartment and Business Building
Organ of Basel Cathedral
School Complex Im Birch
Picasso Center Office Building

Erwin J.S. Viray: Essay: Peter Märkli, Structure Form Emotion

Two Single Family Houses in Trubbach-Azmoos
La Congiunta – House for Sculptures
Apartment Conversion in Walenstadtberg
Single Family House in Winterthur
Single Family House in Hünenberg
Single Family House in Grabs
Single Family House in Azmoos

Series: New Relationship between Landscape Architecture and Urban Design – Part 12
Lucy Bullivan: Tonkin Liu: Places of Sens


447 07:12 Recent Projects + Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Divided in two sections, A+U firstly surveys a cluster of 11 projects – either recently completed or still under construction, and secondly, the 2007 winners of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture – a prestigious Islamic charitable prize. Highlights from the first section include: Mateo's New Headquarters for the Deutsche Bundesbank, UN Studio's VilLa NM, and Dominic Stevens' Mimetic House. For the second; Van Gameren and Mastenbroek's Dutch Embassy in Addis Ababa and Heringer and Roswag's School in Rudrapur, Bangladesh.

Feature 1: Recent Projects

Olafur Eliasson + Kjetil Thorsen - Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007
Josep Lluís Mateo - New Headquarters for the Deutsche Bundesbank
UN Studio van Berkel & Bos - VilLA NM
FAM - 11 March Memorial for the Victims
Dominic Stevens - Mimetic House
Jensen & Skodvin - New Monastery for Cistercian Nuns
J. Mayer H. Architects - Danfoss Universe
Massimo Curzi - Floriculturist’s House
LIN, Finn Geipel + Giulia Andi - Alvéole 14 – Transformation of a Submarine Base, Saint-Nazaire
SeARCH - Tower Power
SeARCH & Christian Müller Architects - The Hole

Feature 2: 2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture

Essay: Aga Khan Award for Architecture: Crossing Borders
Brigitte Shim

Interview: Significance of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Fumihiko Maki

Dick van Gameren and Bjarne Mastenbroek - Royal Netherlands Embassy
Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag - School in Rudrapur
GTZ Technical Office and GOPHCY - Rehabilitation of the City of Shibam

Samir Kassir Square
Central Market
University of Technology Petronas
Restoration of the Amiriya Complex
Moulmein Rise Residential Tower
Rehabilitation of the Walled City

Book Review: VOLUME 12: Al Manakh
Edited by Rem Koolhaas, Mitra Khoubrou, Ole Bouman


446 07:11 David Adjaye - Imbricated Inspiration

Adjaye, a Ghanian, Tanzania-born, London-based architect is one of a leading young generation active in the metropolis – having gained attention through his collaborations with prominent artists such as Olafur Eliasson and Chris Ofili. Fourteen works and projects, both private and commercial, are examined by A+U in this edition through plans, elevations, and photographs.

Essay: Closer and Closer Still – Building in Series
Peter Allison

African Artifacts and Inspirations

Nobel Peace Center
Rivington Place
Stephen Lawrence Centre
Horizon

Interview with David Adjaye
Horizon: Between the Real and the Ideal
Courtney J. Martin

Idea Store Whitechapel
Idea Store Chrisp Street
T-B A21 Art Pavilion
Sunken House
Lost House
Pitch Black
Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
Wakefield Market Hall
Moscow School of Management Skolkovo


445 07:10 India - Glocal Architecture

India's rapidly transforming cities are accompanied by a boom for architects in all areas of building from high-rise buildings to more modest local projects. A+U surveys 12 projects by young architectural practices that are exploring the encounter between globalization and local architecture, and in turn forging a new identity for Indian architecture. Balkrishna Doshi, Raj Rewal, Spasm Design Architects, and Matharoo Associates, are some of the pioneering practices featured.

Balkrishna Doshi - Amdavad ni Gufa

Interview with Balkrishna Doshi - A flow in India

Vastu Shilpa Foundation - Gandhi-Nu-Gam (Earthquake Rehabilitation)
Rajeev Kathpalia - Police Officers Mess
Studio Mumbaipageview - Palmyra House, Tara House and Tara Baoli, Leiti Sarai
Matharoo Associatespageview - Prathama Blood Center, Patel Residence

Essay: Dialogue in Indian Architecture after Le Corbusier - Romi Khosla

Spasm Design Architects - Bandstand House, Musoma House
sP+a - Shiv Temple
Gautam Bhatia Navin Gupta Architects - Monolith Resort
Chris Lee / Kapil Gupta - Fort School, C Quarters
RMA Architects - House in an Orchard, Rural Campus for Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Sen Kapadia - Artist’s House
Raj Rewalpageview - Parliament Library

In Memoriam: Laurie Baker
A House for All - Elizabeth Baker


444 07:09 Swiss Passion

At first sight often unassuming, Swiss architecture is at second glance hallmarked by an ingenious use of concrete and timber, interpretation of space and light, and a questioning of perception and accepted conventions. Nineteen different projects from practices such as Christian Kerez, Hans-Jörg Ruch, Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten and Gigon/Guyer are examined here.

Erwin J. S. Viray - Essay: Swiss Passion (Swiss Junky)
Christian Kerez - House with One Wall, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
Gion A. Caminada - Buildings for Livestock, Mortuary, Hotel Alpina, Tumilasca House
Alfred Grazioli and Adolf Krischanitz - Extension Museum Rietberg
Laurent Savioz Architect - Renovation of a Dwelling in Chamoson
Hans-Jörg Ruch - Chesa Madalena, Chesa Büsin, Swiss Alpine Club’s Tschierva Hut
Marcel Meili - Essay: Lines and Breaks: The City as a Design-in-Progress
Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten - Revolving Restaurant in Appenzell, Weserspitze, Reception and Residential Building R., Meggen
Bonnard Woeffray architectes - Office with Apartment
Gigon / Guyer - Reconstruction of the Kunstmuseum Basel and the Laurenzbau
Markus Wespi Jérôme de Meuron architects - House in Brione sopra Minusio, House in Morcote


443 07:08 Australia – Living off the Land

Reflective of the recent trajectory of Australian architecture, the twelve small housing projects featured here grapple in their own particular ways with the themes of sustainability, digital futures, indigenous cultures and landscape/urbanism. Accompanied by plans and texts, architects featured include: Glenn Murcutt, Sean Godsell, Durbach Block, Stutchbury and Pape and John Wardle Architects.

Essay: Philip Goad - Small = Big, Islands + Space: New Australian Architecture

Wendy Lewin & Glenn Murcutt: Lewin & Murcutt House

Interview: Glenn Murcutt - Thoughts on the Ecology of Architecture

Sean Godsell Architects - St Andrews Beach House, Future Shack
Durbach Block Architects - Holman House, Sixel Miller Cottage
Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects - Walmajarri Community Centre, Sheep House

Essay: Chris Abel - A Fragile Habitation: Coming to Terms with the Australian Landscape

Stutchbury and Pape - Springwater, Beach House
John Wardle Architects - Vineyard Residence
Jackson Clements Burrows Architects - Cape Schanck House
O’Connor + Houle Architecture - Heide Redevelopment
Gregory Burgess Architects - Twelve Apostles Visitor Centre
Donovan Hill - N House
Casey Brown Architecture - James-Robertson House
Troppo Architects - Retreat at Cap du Voltigeur


442 07:07 Automobile Architecture

Car manufacturers are seeking new showcases for modern mobility all over the world. Fourteen projects are examined in this issue of A+U, including; Future Systems' Maserati Museum, Foster and Partners' McLaren Technology Centre, Jean Nouvel's factory for Ferrari, and Coop Himmelb(l)au's project for BMW.



Currents:
Foster and Partners to Create the World’s First Zero Carbon, Zero Waste City in Abu Dhabi/Jean Nouvel Chosen in Competition for the Paris Philharmonic Concert Hall/Harbour Areas of Aarhus Designed by UN Studio and 3XN

Feature: Automobile Architecture
Essay: Carchitecture, Searching for an Expression of Corporate Identities – On the Relation between Architects and Car Companies
Ulf Meyer

Henn Architekten: Bugatti Automobiles S.A.S. – Principal Office in the Park of Chateau St. Jean Audi Forum Ingolstadt – museum mobile
Future Systems: Maserati Museum
Foster and Partners:  McLaren Technology Centre
Delugan Meissl Associated Architects: Porsche Museum
UN Studio van Berkel & Bos: Mercedes-Benz Museum
Essay: The Museum of 21st century / Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos
Asymptote: VW DataTerrain
Manuelle Gautrand: Citroën Communication Center
ONL: Cockpit in Acoustic Barrier
Mansilla + Tunón Arquitectos: Museum of Automotion
Jakob + MacFarlane: Renault Square Com
Nicholas Grimshaw: Rolls-Royce Manufacturing Plant and Headquarters
Jean Nouvel: Ferrari Factory
Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher: BMW Showroom
Coop Himmelb(l)au: BMW Welt

Series: New Relationship between Landscape Architecture and Urban Design – Part 10
Quay to the City: Toronto Central Waterfront Masterplan Design, West 8 + DTAH + Arup
Lucy Bullivant

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441 07:06 Metal Skins

Advances and innovations in architecture are influenced decisively by new material solutions and technologies, and this is reflected in recent developments with respect to the cladding of buildings. Sixteen various projects, which each address this subject in their own individual way are examined through plans and photographs. Projects featured include: Tschumi's Vacheron Constantin Headquarters, Geneva; Chipperfield's Des Moines Public Library, Iowa; Périphériques architectes' Atrium Building for the Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris; and spillmann echsle architekten's Freitag Flagship Store, Zurich.

Essay: Metal Works_Skin Structure—An Approach Under Five Aspects

Wandel Hoefer Lorch: The Jewish Center in Munich
Périphériques architectes: Atrium Building, Pierre et Marie Curie University
MGM Morales Giles Mariscal Arquitectos: New Education Institute – Galisteo
David Chipperfield: Des Moines Public Library
Subarquitectura: Tram Stop
Hertl.Architekten: Ecker Abu Zahra Honeyhouse
Menos é Mais Arquitectos Associados/Francisco Vieira de Campos + Cristina Guedes: Unidade Industrial da Inapal Metal
Sami Rintala: Element House
spillmann echsle architekten: Freitag Flagship Store
Francis Soler: French Ministry of Culture and Communication
Frank O. Gehry: Hotel at Marques de Riscal
Bernard Tschumi Architectes: Vacheron Constantin Headquarters and Watch Factory
Grüentuch Ernst Architekten: Extension to Bruno Büergel Elementary School
Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects: National Cold War Exhibition, RAF Museum Cosford
Pierre Hebbelinck Atelier d’architecture S.A: House Dejardin-Hendricé
Steven Holl Architects: School of Art & Art History, University of Iowa


440 07:05 Recent Projects

Twelve recently completed projects from different parts of the world are featured in this issue. Projects featured include: Stephen Holls' Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Extension, Neutelings Riedelijk's Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, Balmond and Arup's Coimbra Footbridge, Diller Scofidio + Renfro's Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and notable competition entries for the Gazprom Headquarters, St. Petersburg.

Steven Holl Architects: Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Extension
Neutelings Riedijk Architecten: Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
Zaha Hadid: Lopez De Heredia Winery
Rafael de La-Hoz Arquitectos: Distrito C de Telefónica
Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk: Sohlbergplassen Viewpoint
Cecil Balmond / Arup AGU: Coimbra Footbridge
mecanoo architecten: Philips Business Innovation Centre / FiftyTwoDegrees
J. Mayer H. Architects: Mensa Karlsruhe – Student Canteen, Karlsruhe
Snøhetta: The Tubaloon
Diller Scofidio + Renfro: Institute of Contemporary Art / Boston

Essay: The Injection of Building Culture into the Construction Boom — New Architecture in Dubai

Gazprom Headquarters Competition in St. Petersburg - RMJM / Herzog & de Meuron / Jean Nouvel / OMA / Daniel Libeskind / Massimiliano Fuksas
Unibail: “Phare” Tower Competition in Paris - Morphosis / Manuelle Gautrand / Jean Nouvel / Herzog & de Meuron / Dominique Perrault / OMA / Massimiliano Fuksas / Foster and Partners / Jacques Ferrier / Nicolas Michelin


439 07:04 Siza and Architects in Portugal

Using Siza as a compass to explore the current state of Portuguese architecture, a+u surveys 13 projects completed over recent years. Architects featured include: Siza, Aires Mateus, Mendes Ribeiro, ARX PORTUGAL Arquitectos, and Távora. All works are accompanied by photographs, plans, elevations and introductory texts.

Álvaro Siza with Carlos Castanheira and Jun Saung Kim: Anyang Álvaro Siza Hall
João Luís Carrilho da Graça: Documentation and Information Centre at the Belém Palace
António Portugal & Manuel Maria Reis: Restaurant in the village of Brufe
J. P. Falcão de Campos and José Ricardo Vaz: Bar in Bom Sucesso's Dock
Manuel Aires Mateus / Francisco Aires Mateus: House in Brejos de Azeitão, Sines Cultural Centre
Miguel Beleza, José Martinez/Atelier Central Arquitectos: House in Azeitão
Carlos & Rui Veloso, Arquitectos: House at Chão das Giestas

Essay: Portugal, News from the Far-West (Nuno Grande)

João Mendes Ribeiro: Conversion of the West Wing of the former Colégio das Artes: Centre for Visual Arts
José Fernando Gonçalves: Chapel at Quebrantões
ARX PORTUGAL Arquitectos: Ílhavo Maritime Museum
Cannatà & Fernandes: Módulos Auto-Suficientes + Aldeia do Mato Nautic Club
José Bernardo Távora: Casa David Ponte
Paulo David: Casa das Mudas, Swimming Pools of the Salinas Maritime Stroll and Restaurant


438 07:03 Architects’ Homes

A house not only provides a environment in which to live but it also reflects the tastes and personality of the occupier(s). A+U surveys the private domains of 24 architects from around the world, including: Massimiliano Fuksas, Valerio Olgiati, Richard Meier, FOA and Ma Qingyun.

Feature: Architects’ Homes

Matti Sanaksenaho and Pirjo Sanaksenaho
Foreign Office Architects
Future Systems
Kevin Low
Fernando Romero
Helen & Hard
Massimiliano Fuksas
Robbrecht en Daem Architecten
RCR Aranda Pigem Vilalta Arquitectes
Valerio Olgiati
Adam Yarinsky/Architecture Research Office
INNOCAD
Richard Meier
DELUGAN MEISSL ASSOCIATED ARCHITECTS
Conradin Clavuot
Juha Leiviskä
Smiljan Radic
Manuel Clavel Rojo/Clavel Arquitectos
Ma Qingyun
Van Belle & Medina
Claesson Koivisto Rune
John Pawson
Marcio Kogan
Winka Dubbeldam/Archi-Tectonics


398 03:11 OMA/ Experience

Covers the New Whitney, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Koningin Julianaplein, The Hague and 4 Projects under construction (McCormick Tribune Campus Center, Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT)/ USA; Netherlands Embassy Berlin / Germany; Seattle Public Library / USA; Casa da Música / Portugal).

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