#10 July/Aug 2006
- Skater/architect Stefan Hauser has designed and built an undulating harbour-scape.
Sweden | Claes Sörstedt
- The government building designed by J. Mayer H., a2o Architecten and LENS°ASS has ambitions to become the architectural icon...
Belgium | Dominique Soenens
- Will Radu Teacă's suburban house remain an aloof stranger within a boisterous rabble, or will it encourage similar interlopers?
Romania | Ştefan Ghenciulescu
- The wind and the water are still there, but the trading vessels have given way to cruise ships, and the storage and...
Netherlands | Kirsten Hannema
Overview of contents
On the spot
News and observations
- Patrick Gmür and Jakob Steib's 'sexy' social housing in Zurich (CH)
- Architects and citizens in Sarajevo (BA) campaign for a new city square
- Artist Pipilotti Rist and architect Carlos Martinez lay out a blood-red urban carpet in the city of St. Gallen (CH)
- The project for a National Cathedral in Bucharest (RO) reveals an unfortunate continuity with the totalitarian interventions of the 1980s
- The debates surrounding the results of several invited competitions in Istanbul (TR) reveal the dynamics of the Turkish architectural community
- Update: Amsterdam's Eastern harbour area (NL)
- The new scheme for Ljubljana's Central Station area is of national importance, but is Slovenia's capital ready for a 'project of the century'?
- and more…
- With the design of a library in Kiev (UA), Zotov & Co strike the right balance between urbanism and nature
- 3XN's holiday resort in Çandarli (TR) comprises 900 villas and a hotel, spread over the slopes of a site overlooking the Aegean Sea
- László Bérces of Mérték Studio has won an ambitious competition for the VUEK-Ház cultural centre in Budapest (HU)
- A beach promenade in Esbjerg (DK) will be Spektrum's first realized project
- Mueller Kneer Associates' design for a new church in east London (UK) is not merely a communal building but quite literally a communal work
- A governmental office building in Hasselt (BE) by architects J. Mayer H., a2o and Lens-ass has ambitions to become the architectural icon of the Belgian provincial city
- Ingarden & Ewy Architects go for contrast with their winning design for the Malopolska Garden of the Arts in Cracow (PL)
Donaghy + Dimond: Craftsmen
Emmett Scanlon sits down with Dublin-based architects Marcus Donaghy and Wil Dimond, two architects who seem genuinely more preoccupied with watching the world than whether the world is watching them back.
- Two school extensions in Gentofte (DK) by CEBRA and Søren Robert Lund have turned old school buildings into 'schoolscapes'
- In designing a private house in Epalinges (CH), nb.arch hovered on the borderline between simplicity and austerity
- A69 architects have made a strong statement in nondescript surroundings with their design of a private house in Frantiskovy Lazne (CZ)
- Gernot Hertl has created a generous allotment garden house in Steyr (AT) for his uncle Alfred
- Sporting transparency: Emmanuel Saadi's gymnasium in Paris (FR) is open to all
- Radu Teaca's private house in the suburbs of Bucharest (RO)
- Hotel Sotelia in Podcetrtek (SI) by Enota hovers between building and landscape
- Skater/architect Stefan Hauser has designed and built an undulating skatepark in the harbour of Malmö (SE)
- The human scale of Josep Llinàs irregularly-faceted Jaume Fuster Library in Barcelona (ES) seems out of step with its urban context
- Poetry by numbers: Gianni Botsford's design for a private home in London (UK)
- Two non-identical twin high-rises by ARCHES bring change to Klaipeda (LT)
- The first major building by feld72 is located in Kaltern/Caldaro (IT), a town which offers an unusually high density of good architecture
- In their design of a church in Rome (IT), Sartogo architects fracture the traditional vision of the divine
Focusing on European countries, cities and regions
- The Centre for Central European Architecture (CCEA) and Wonderland are two organizations that are mindful of the new conditions confronting (young) architects in today's Europe. Two reports by insiders of both organizations
- On the occasion of the tenth issue of A10, many of A10's correspondents have contributed to a Europe-wide collection of projects that in some way or other mark a New Beginning
- Home: Olavi Koponen's spiralling seashell house in Espoo (FI)
Buildings that already get their share of media attention
Sophie Roulet reports on Jean Nouvel's latest building in Paris (FR), the Musée des Arts Premiers, which houses a collection of 300,000 objects from Africa, Asia, the Americas and Oceania. The main building, a footbridge on pilotis with 10,000 m2 exhibition space, and the enormous green facade next to the 1.8 ha garden, make this museum a spectacle and a curiosity in itself.