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Torre del Mare, Savona (Photo: Jaroslav Moravec)
SAVONA (IT) - During the 1950s, enlightened developer Pierino Tizzoni made his great dream come true. Along the rocky coast near the city of…
Italy | Adam Štěch
Wine centre, Eger (Photo: Zsolt Frikker)
EGER (HU) - How the discovery of an unidentified varietal gave Gereben/Marián the inspiration for a new interpretation of vineyard…
Hungary | Levente Polyák
GIRONA (ES) - Empowered by local craftsmen, Javier de las Heras Solé offers a precise solution to a daunting renovation puzzle. 
Spain | Sander Laudy
MORLANWELZ (BE) - With its expression of the natural landscape, the library by SHSH combines Japanese and European design and anticipates the…
Belgium | Robert-Jan de Kort

Overview of contents

Overview of contents

On the spot

On the spot

News and observations

  • Cruise terminal, Porto (PT) by Luís Pedro Silva
  • Interwar airport lounge, Bratislava (SK)
  • Dutch High Line, 's-Hertogenbosch (NL) by Benthem Crouwel Architects
  • New Horizon_architecture from Ireland at the London Festival of Architecture
  • Moviegoer 10: Beyond Metabolism
  • Update: Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 winners
  • Modernist transformation, Athens
  • House hunting 1: Nordic guarantee
  • and more…
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Start

New projects

  • Central European University campus, Budapest (HU) by O'Donnell+Tuomey
  • Hernesaari Sauna, Helsinki (FI) by Avanto Architects
  • MANY Studios, Glasgow (UK) by Pidgin Perfect
  • Public library, Morlanwelz (BE) by Shin Bogdan Hagiwara & Shizuka Hariu Architecture + Scenography / SHSH
Interchange

Interchange

Inclusive archipolitics

When Indira van 't Klooster first interviewed ZUS in 2006, the office had only existed for three years. At the time, principals Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman wondered, 'Often we ask ourselves which challenges are solvable with good design, and which can really only be solved through politics. After the tsunami in Asia or the hurricane in New Orleans, the question arises to what degree human influence has on our surroundings. What means are still tangible for a designer at larger scales?' In 2014, ZUS won a major design competition in New York that deals with this exact question. Now they are in America, having just founded ZUS NY.

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Ready

New buildings

  • Wine centre, Eger (HU) by Gereben/Marián
  • Bologna University campus in Forlì (IT) by Lamberto Rossi Associati
  • Arquia bank office, Girona (ES) by Javier de las Heras Solé
  • Housing at Wettsteinpark, Lucerne (CH) by Masswerk Architekten
  • Cultural complex, Saint-Germain-lès-Arpajon (FR) by Ateliers O-S architectes
  • Rupert Arts and Education Centre, Vilnius (LT) by Audrius Ambrasas Architects

 

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Debut

Debut

First realized projects

Compact house by Studio MAKS, Deventer (NL)

Eurovision

Eurovision

Focusing on European countries and regions

After 30 years of transition, Albania still aspires to a new culture of spatial planning. Its main planning strategies thus far have resulted in notions like the 'vaporized city', 'informal city', and 'archipelago city', offering a rather clear insight into how Albania's main cities have developed up until now. While politicians repeatedly invite international architects to participate in prestige projects that are hardly ever realized, Albanian architects have meanwhile developed a rich palette of answers to deal with pop-up peripheries and leftover plots in the city centre. In this instalment, we focus on the projects and ambitions that have recast Albania into a fascinating laboratory of urban concepts.

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Section

In and about

Discover, meet, drink coff ee, read, study, gather… in Rozet, all of this can happen in one building. Situated in Arnhem's centre, the 12,000 m2 complex includes a library, heritage centre, café-restaurant, art education centre, and more. While the building – a compelling design by Neutelings Riedijk Architects – realizes densification in the city, the interior creates conditions for a vibrant public space. With a keen eye for detail and coherence, the designers from architecture collective deMunnik-deJong-Steinhauser and Merk X have created an environment in which diverse groups of visitors can feel at home. We present a cross-section of how seven distinct interior assignments for four clients are cleverly brought together.

Tour guide

Tour guide

Expo Milano 2015

A universal exposition oscillates between being a huge playground and a meaningful occasion to experience the new. From the outset, the goal of this Expo's masterplan was to avoid an 'Architectural Olympiad'. In fact, the initial design, conceived by Stefano Boeri, Richard Burdett and Jacques Herzog as a cultivated international garden, has been lost in the construction process. What happened is clear: expectations collided with reality. Perhaps the first design was too ambitious, too utopian, even if fascinating. But it is undeniable that an international fair like this could not exist without investors and sponsors with their own commercial aims. Finding a balance between cultural and commercial statements is challenging, and a crucial topic that has been positively addressed in Milan: the Expo is an example of good compromise. After two days of experiencing Expo Milano 2015, we selected fifteen pavilions which, from an architectural point of view, are worth a visit.

Home/Office

Home/Office

New architects' residence and office

Family house and studio by A1architects, Prague (CZ)

Out of obscurity

Out of obscurity

Buildings from the margins of modern history

During the 1950s, enlightened developer Pierino Tizzoni made his great dream come true. Along the rocky coast near the city of Savona, in Liguria (IT), he developed a modern holiday resort, Torre del Mare. Tizzoni bought a piece of dry, hilly land near the small island of Bergeggi in 1953, and selected an unknown, very young architect for the project. The resort's first administrative building and more than 30 private residences were designed by this forgotten master of Italian radical organic architecture, Mario Galvagni.

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