#38 Mar/Apr 2011
- Thomas Pucher fences off a park with suspended walls.
Founded in 1984, the world-renowned Sinfonia Varsovia has never had...
Poland | Piotr Bujas
- Lászlo Vincze has transformed a former piggery into a minimalist residential ensemble.
Recent years have seen more and...
Hungary | Emiel Lamers
- Arklab transforms a burned-down gymnasium into a hamam.
Stockholm's Södermalm district is well on its way of becoming...
Sweden | Daniel Golling
- Bernath & Widmer have designed the first structure made out of native heartwood-free hardwood.
Heiri Bührer was...
Switzerland | Axel Simon
Overview of contents
On the spot
News and observations
- EYE Film Institute, Amsterdam (NL)
- Bilbao's newest icon (ES)
- Book: Energyscapes
- Update: sports halls
- Christof Grave, new director of the VAi (BE)
- Art Nouveau-esque architecture in London (UK)
- and more…
- Block renovation, Porto (PT) by FA Architects
- Science centre, New Belgrade (RS) by Wolfgang Tschappeler
- Turkish bath, Stockholm (SE) by Arklab
- Concert hall, Warsaw (PL) by Atelier Thomas Pucher
- Holiday village, Ylläs (FI) by Eriksson Architects
- Housing complex, Zurich (CH) by a Swiss-Dutch collaboration
Wandel Hoefer Lorch & Hirsch: Contemporary reconstructions
Nikolaus Hirsch and Wolfgang Lorch speak about the political dimension of architecture, their critical position between reconstruction and avant-garde, and the fact that one can appreciate Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum without necessarily liking its expressiveness.
- Housing, Paris (FR) by KOZ architectes
- Conversion of a factory, Barcelona (ES) by Jordi Garcés
- Apartment building, Sofia (BG) by I/O architects
- Residential home, Büttenhardt (CH) by Bernath & Widmer
- Workshop, Kouvola (FI) by Architects NRT
- Visitor centre, Kristianstad (SE) by White
- Mixed-use building, Amsterdam (NL) by Onix
- Aviation Museum, Cracow (PL) by Pysall.Ruge Architekten & Bartłomiej Kisielewski
- House and annexes, Káli Medence (HU) by Vincze & László Architects
Sustainability: for years now it has been a 'hot item' in architecture. But as interest in sustainability grew, so too did the hype and scepticism surrounding the topic. What does green actually mean? About one thing there now seems to be agreement: not building is more environmentally friendly than new-build. The waste in terms of energy and materials that is inherent in the replacement of existing buildings by new ones can never be offset by any CO2-free, state‑of‑the‑art project, whatsoever.
Focusing on European countries, cities and regions
- Dietmar Koering's research on floating permaculture
- A tour of Greater Prague (CZ)
- Home: Adelina and Rado Iliev's sensual summer house in Yasna Polyana (BG)
- Profile: French architects AIR
Out of obscurity
Buildings from the margins of modern history
The Franjinhas building in Lisbon, designed by Nuno Teotónio Pereira and João Bráulia Reis and erected in 1967, shows that good architecture is timeless and can still be considered contemporary, even 43 years after it was built.