#33 May/June 2010
- Filter's spiral was inspired by the narrative of history.
Bosnia and Herz. | Elša Turkušić
- ARTEC Architekten stacked different housing types on top of each other and created a residential hybrid.
Austria | Anne Isopp
- Is it still the dream of every architect to build his (her) own house? Maybe not right now, when practices are concentrating...
Germany | Knut Birkholz
- Raw energy, a gridded facade and spatial links characterize this new university building by Arhitektura Krušec.
Slovenia | Maja Vardjan
Overview of contents
On the spot
News and observations
- Media-TIC, Cloud9's 'digital Pedrera' in Barcelona (ES)
- City Gate project in Valletta (MT) gets go-ahead
- European Prize for Urban Public Space 2010
- Update: Young Serbs
- Reality check: Ronald McDonald Centre, Amsterdam (NL)
- Maribor's ambitions (SI)
- and more…
- Mixed-use building, Laives (IT) by Modostudio
- Sports hall, Kuřim (CZ) by Cuboid
- Park and exhibition pavilion, Zenica (BA) by Filter
- Office tower, Istanbul (TR) by Suyabatmaz Architects
- Polish History Museum, Warsaw (PL) by Paczowski et Fritsch Architectes
- Grand café, Emmen (NL) by Möhn + Bouman
Joseph Smolenicky: Daring to be different
Is Joseph Smolenicky a new Swiss starchitect? No, he's been around for quite some time, but has only just started causing a stir with a few larger projects. His Tamina Therme thermal baths and the Sempachersee Golf Club seem like a throwback to another age. 1910s? 1920s? The Reform Movement? Is architecture derived from bygone styles a viable solution? We wanted to know, so we sent two A10 correspondents to meet Smolenicky – and to test the waters.
- Housing complex, Kranj (SI) by Bevk Perović Arhitekti
- Primary school and sports hall, Budapest (HU) by Archi-kon
- Office building, Riga (LV) by Meinhard von Gerkan
- Biotechnical faculty, Ljubljana (SI) by Arhitektura Krušec
- Housing, Vienna (AT) by ARTEC Architekten
- Church and parish centre, Jyväskylä (FI) Anssi Lassila
- Rehabilitation and extension of a printing house, Bucharest (RO) by Plus architecture
- School, Ponzano Veneto (IT) by C+S associati
- Two houses, Enschede (NL) by Zerodegree Architecture
- Office building, Kiti (CY) by amsa
Sustainable, environmentally friendly, recyclable, carbon-free architecture – for dozens of years now people have been talking about the need to build differently, in a way that is less harmful for the environment, more in balance with nature. The first generation of eco-architecture, which was prompted by the oil crisis of the 1970s, was followed in the 1990s by a second wave of environmentally aware high-tech buildings. Now, a further twenty years down the track, the need to be more efficient in our use of materials and energy is ever more acute. Many expos, architecture biennales and symposia are devoted to the theme. But what is sustainability in 2010 – an empty slogan, a pipe dream, or something that goes without saying?
Focusing on European countries, cities and regions
- From Superdutch to Superhumble: the end of two glorious decades of Dutch architecture
- Architecturally interesting budget hotels in Europe
- Home: Martin Rauch's Earthen House (AT)
Out of obscurity
Buildings from the margins of modern history
Christian Welzbacher examines a Bavarian example of the previous wave of iconic buildings. The Hypo-Vereinsbank in Munich, designed by Bea and Walter Betz (1972-1981), is a fine example of corporate architecture in which form is pushed to the point of spectacle.