#11 Sept/Oct 2006
- Alexandros Livadas' Supreme Court exemplifies a new period of modernization in Cypriot architecture.
Cyprus | Petros Phokaides
- For the Jussieu campus of the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris, PÉRIPHÉRIQUES (Emmanuelle Marin, Anne-Françoise...
France | Hans Ibelings
- Karlsruhe can consider itself lucky that important institutions such as the Federal Constitutional Court and the universities...
Germany | Ursula Baus
- Marjan Zupanc turned the brief for a shopping mall into real architecture.
Slovenia | Petra Čeferin
Overview of contents
On the spot
News and observations
- PÉRIPHERIQUES' refreshingly low-tech circulation building for the Pierre and Marie Curie University in Paris (FR)
- Sir Norman Foster lands in Russia with plans for New Holland island in St Petersburg and Rossiya Tower in Moscow (RU)
- Update: four young Hungarian practices
- In Lyon (FR), Patrick Bouchain and Loïc Julienne have built a dance centre in the form of a gigantic shed for controversial choreographer Maguy Marin
- Reality check: Jürgen Mayer H.'s refectory building in Karlsruhe (DE)
- Interview with Tanja Rajic of Expeditio, an organization that aims at raising public awareness of a better quality living environment Europe's youngest nation Montenegro
- The spectacular Zollverein School of Management & Design in Essen (DE) by Japanese architects SANAA is the first completed building on Zeche Zollverein, a former mining area
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- British car manufacturer Vauxhall invited Moxon Architects to envision a service station of the future
- In Tyrol (AT), Johannes Wiesflecker has developed the first business park to combine living and working
- Sergey Skuratov Architects redefine Moscovian luxury with the design of an apartment building in Moscow (RU)
- With a utopian proposal, Sarah M. Miebach and Rico M. Oberholzer are among the winners in a student competition to redevelop a vast industrial complex in Vockerode (DE)
- 'Hysteric ballroom' by bube architects is the most audacious winner of the 'Simplicity' competition held in Almere (NL)
- KHR arkitekter's serpentine shaped centre for health education in Copenhagen (DK) returns as much quality space to the Danish capital as it will occupy
Christian Kieckens: Secretly beautiful
Veronique Boone and Lars Kwakkenbos interview Christian Kieckens, a Flemish architect whose work ranges beyond mere architecture. As the driving force behind Stichting Architectuurmuseum, he casts a critical eye over the Flemish architectural scene.
- PPAG's weekend house in Zurndorf (AT) is distinguished by its elephant skin
- In their design for a school in Pederobba (IT), C+S Associati use multiple colours to good effect
- With an apartment building in Tallinn (EE), 3+1 architects prove that the suburban dream can be realized downtown
- Alexandros Livadas' Supreme Court in Nicosia (CY) exemplifies a new period of modernization in Cypriot architecture
- Pedro Gadanho and Nuno Grande give their personal view of their collaborative design of a weekend retreat in Carreço (PT)
- MTM Arquitectos have built an extension to the School of Pharmacy in Madrid (ES)
- Terry Pawson turns a defunct Magistrates Court in London (UK) into a distinctive office complex
- The more one looks, the more Knapkiewicz & Fickert's coach terminal in Baden-Rütihof (CH) becomes an intriguing adventure
- Mestura arquitectes' police station in Barcelona (ES) plays with the standard connotations of such a programme
- Geninasca Delefortrie architects' private house in Chabrey (CH)
- Marjan Zupanc has turned the brief for a shopping centre in Celje (SI) into real architecture
- With one of his first realizations, Chris Briffa has reconciled a new housing type with a block of typical maltese townhouses in Mosta (MT)
Focusing on European countries, cities and regions
- Southern Italy has generated a determined group of architects who know not only how to work as architects, but also how to interpret the situations in which they work, assuming a strategic role
- Claes Caldenby, editor of the Swedish architectural review, Arkitektur, for almost 30 years, responds to Claes Sörstedt's article on 'arrogantly modest' Sweden in A10 #6 and explains the merits of being boring
- Twenty reasons to visit Nizhny Novgorod, Russia's unofficial architectural capital, formerly known as Gorky
- Office: Elliott Wood Partnership's suburban office on a tight plot in London (UK)
- Profile: Arup Associates
Out of obscurity
Buildings from the margins of modern history
A new section focusing on buildings in the margins of modern architectural history. First up, one of the editor's favorites: Koen van der Gaast's railway station in Tilburg (NL) of 1965.