#23 Sept/Oct 2008
- Everything but an anonymous business park: Emre Arolat Architects chose a contextual approach for this new office complex.
Turkey | Ömer Kanipak
- Brauen and Wälchli's design is at once solid and light.
Switzerland | Manuel Bieler
- KHR Architects' futuristic-looking church is very much in touch with local history.
Denmark | Anne Mikél Jensen & Morten Scholz (2+1)
- In the not too distant future, demographic and ecological developments in Europe will result in a fundamental change in the...
Europe | Hans Ibelings
Overview of contents
On the spot
News and observations
- Luckenwalde's EU-funded station library (DE)
- Public opinion clashes with professional architectural judgement in Ireland
- Zagreb's unfinished Museum of Contemporary Art (HR)
- Rome-based Stalker Group designs a house for Roma community (IT)
- Update: Young Basques (ES)
- Reality check: Omnizorg multi-focus reception centre, Apeldoorn (NL)
- and more…
- Academy of Arts, Tallinn (EE) by EFFEKT and SEA
- Hotel, Belgrade (RS) by Mustafa Music
- Office campus, Istanbul (TR) by Emre Arolat Architects
- Mobile performance venue, Oslo (NO) by Various Architects
- Office building, Bacau (RO) by Carmen Tanase and Giuseppe Pietrobon
Helen & Hard: Local activists
Siv Helene Stangeland and Reinhard Kropf, founders of Helen & Hard, talk about the oil industry, recycling, collaboration and invention and about what it is like to live and work in Stavanger. Kropf: 'If you don't like the cafés, you have to design them yourself and if you don't like the housing, you make your own.'
- Shopping mall, Lausanne (CH) by Ueli Brauen and Doris Wälchli
- Football stadium, Maribor (SI) by Ofis and Multiplan
- Villa, Cernosice (CZ) by ksa
- Kindergarten, Tartu (EE) by Kavakava
- Bar pavilion, Porto (PT) by Menos é Mais
- Motel, Moscow (RU) by X.Y.Z.architects
- Waterfront and maritime museum, Kotka (FI) by Lahdelma & Mahlamäki Architects
- Town hall, Sant Cugat (ES) by Xavier Vancells
- Treetop walkway, Kew Gardens (UK) by Marks Barfield
- Water filtration plant, St. Erasmo Island (IT) by C+S Associati
- Church, Jyllinge (DK) by KHR Architects
Designing with light
Architecture and urban design are more than ever connected with artificial light. Nearly every building nowadays is designed with a special lighting plan and every self-respecting city has a light management department dedicated to the lighting of streets, squares and buildings. The reason is not hard to find: light not only makes the built environment visible and visually attractive, it is an essential ingredient for a safe, liveable and commercially successful environment.
Focusing on European countries, cities and regions
- The predicted decline of Europe's population forces architects and planners to reconsider the current building practice
- Hanseatic self-confidence: an architectural tour of Hamburg (DE)
- Home: Guna Eglite's Modernist-inspired white villa, Jurmala (EE)
Out of obscurity
Buildings from the margins of modern history
Werner Bossman traces the journey of Vjenceslav Richter's Yugoslavian pavilion for the Brussels Expo of 1958. The crisp modern building got a second life after the world exhibition closed, when it was dismounted, transported and reassambled to become a school building in the Flemish village of Wevelgem.