#40 July/Aug 2011
- 'Anything goes in Almere' is the proud motto of the Netherlands' youngest city, which was built from scratch 35 years ago on...
Netherlands | Kirsten Hannema
- Dekleva Gregorič explore the area between the norm and the exceptional.
The Perovo district in Kamnik, a picturesque...
Slovenia | Maja Vardjan
- Despite its 64-metre height, ALA's Cloud City in Helsinki's Punavuori district is supposed to be almost invisible.
Finland | Tarja Nurmi
- Studio AUTORI reinterpret 18th-century heritage through contemporary forms and materials.
Mokrin is a small town in...
Serbia | Vesna Vučinić
Overview of contents
On the spot
News and observations
- Olympic Basketball Arena by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London (UK)
- Sou Fujimoto and ARCVS win yet another Serbian competition
- Fascinating urban drama in Riga (LV)
- Update: urban infills in the Netherlands
- International ideas competition for the Palace of Justice, Brussels (BE)
- House of lace in Almere (NL)
- and more…
- Residential complex, Izmir (TR) by Teget Architecture
- Office/hotel renovation, Riga (LV) by MADE arhitekti
- Mixed-use development, Belgrade (RS) by ZENIT
- Jewish community centre, Ulm (DE) by ksg architecten
- Mixed-use building, Helsinki (FI) by ALA architects
Studio Non Stop: Convincing architecture
Sanja Galić and Igor Grozdanić of Studio Non Stop from Sarajevo talk about the Bosnian context and their ambition of architectural storytelling: 'If we weren't architects, one could imagine these stories being shaped with words instead of construction materials, as a literary work or movie or theatre play.'
- Housing, Kamnik (SI) by dekleva gregorič arhitekti
- Urban complex, Memmingen (DE) by trint + kreuder
- Architecture faculty, Prague (CZ) by Šrámková architects
- Research institute for arts & humanities, Dublin (IE) by McCullough Mulvin Architects
- Housing estate, Geneva (CH) by group8
- House, Kaberneeme (EE) by Vahur Sova
- Homeless shelter, Pamplona (ES) by Javier Larraz
- Cultural-tourist complex, Mokrin (RS) by Studio AUTORI
There was a time when building was self-evidently organic. Huts and houses, although made by human hands, sprang as it were from nature. Depending on the continent and your precise location, you would have seen, as an integral part of the landscape, mud huts with roofs of plaited reeds, shelters assembled from blocks of stone or volcanic rock, all-wood dwellings or igloos. In protecting themselves against the elements, human beings emulated nature in what they built, in both materials and form.
Focusing on European countries, cities and regions
- Russia in search of a new architectural identity after communism
- A cross-country tour of contemporary architecture in Slovakia
- Home: Horst and Christine Lechner's house & studio, Salzburg (AT)
- Profile: medusagroup
Out of obscurity
Buildings from the margins of modern history
One of the most remarkable buildings of Latvia's history as a Soviet republic, it took eighteen years to build the Dailes Theatre in Riga. Yet most of Marta Stana's competition-winning project from 1959 survived this long building process, including her spectacular 70-metre-long glass foyer.