#36 Nov/Dec 2010
ST. GOTTHARD PASS (CH)
- Bearing tradition in mind, Miller & Maranta continue to build in a forceful way.
The St. Gotthard Pass is legendary....
Switzerland | Axel Simon
ALPHEN AAN DEN RIJN (NL)
- It is an all too familiar problem in the Netherlands: the disorderly clutter of bicycles around the nation's train stations....
Netherlands | Kirsten Hannema
- Teget Architecture win a two-phase competition with their clever artificial topography.
In March 2010, Izmir...
Turkey | Ömer Kanipak
- L'Escaut introduces openness and a strong visual presence into a typical industrial urban site.
The city of Brussels...
Belgium | Maurizio Cohen
Overview of contents
On the spot
News and observations
- The physical legacy of Ireland's property crash
- Landscaping a cemetery in Järvafältet (SE)
- Lego school in London (UK)
- Apple green bicycle garage, Alphen aan den Rijn (NL)
- Update: a new French crop
- Zorlu Center, a modest mega-project on the banks of the Bosphorus (TR)
- and more…
- Opera house, Izmir (TR) by Teget Architecture
- Library, Falun (SE) by ADEPT and Sou Fujimoto
- Cruise terminal, Lisbon (PT) by João Luís Carrilho da Graça
- Private house, Sarajevo (BA) by Lejla Kreševljaković and Dino Ćiber
- Masterplan development, Tirana (AL) by JA Joubert Architecture
Emil Urbel: Assembling puzzles
Having entered the Estonian architectural scene with an array of winning competitions entries in the late 1980s, early '90s, Emil Urbel set the standards in the mid-1990s with a host of white minimalist private houses that prompted a stream of imitators. Minimalist in appearance, thoroughly worked out plans, uncompromising quality, clarity of thought: Urbel is almost a brand in Estonian architecture, to a degree that his elegant works are virtually taken for granted.
- Architecture school, Umeå (SE) by Henning Larsen Architects and White Architects
- Holiday house, Norfolk (UK) by ACME architects
- Hospice, St. Gotthard Pass (CH) by Miller & Maranta
- Apartment complex, Zierikzee (NL) by Kingma Roorda Architecten
- Synagogue, Mainz (DE) by Manuel Herz Architekten
- Housing, Wroclaw (PL) by Lewicki Łatak
- Mixed-use complex, Sarajevo (BA) by studio nonstop
- Residential development, Halle-Neustadt (DE) by Stefan Forster Architects
- Housing, Brussels (BE) by L'Escaut
- Sports hall, Evrychou (CY) by Petros Constantinou, Skevi Farazi and Yorgos Hadjichristos
During the last ten or so years, wood has made a spectacular comeback as a preferred construction material – because it is sustainable (despite ongoing disputes about the precise meaning of this term); because it can be treated in many different ways; because of the 'warm' ambience it evokes; and, above all, because of its 'natural' image. Yet by no means is all of that ubiquitous 'natural' wood in fact a 100% natural product; increasingly, architects and builders are opting for modified wood.
Focusing on European countries, cities and regions
- Green roofs and facades: successful and less successful experiments
- A tour of architectural landmarks in the Ruhr district (DE)
- Profile: XPIRAL (ES)
- Home: Min2's dune-top house, Bergen aan Zee (NL)
Out of obscurity
Buildings from the margins of modern history
Renaat Braem's Police Tower is is an amputated realization of a visionary project: an administrative centre consisting of two towers connected by a low volume on an orthogonal plot. The grand undertaking shrank from prestige project to what many consider the ugliest bit of Antwerp.