#41 Sept/Oct 2011
- DaM studio made its mark by expanding its commission.It all began with a gymnasium for a primary school in the centre of...
Czech Republic | Vendula Hnídková
- A linear park by West 8, Alday-Jover & RCR will link areas of the city divided for decades.
Spain | Sander Laudy
- Page\Park's architecture reflects the caring approach of the charity that commissioned it. Scottish War Blinded was set up to...
United Kingdom | Andrew Guest
- It took ten years before Frank Willems, head of Eindhoven firm WillemsenU, finally saw his idea for his own office building...
Netherlands | Kirsten Hannema
Overview of contents
On the spot
News and observations
- Elbphilharmonie by Herzog & de Meuron, Hamburg (DE)
- Olafur Eliasson's rainbow, Aarhus (DK)
- Reality Check: 3XN's museum, Liverpool (UK)
- Bucharest (RO) goes back to the future
- Euro note bridges in a Dutch suburb
- and more…
- Mountain Station, Reißeck (AT) by Zechner & Zechner
- Holiday Park, Gerolstein (DE) by Christian Müller Architects & Krill architecture
- Park, Barcelona (ES) by West 8, Alday-Jover & RCR
- Art gallery, Vilnius (LT) by A01 architektai
- Centre for Innovation and Creativity, Matosinhos (PT) by Maria Milano & Arquitectos Anónimos
Irakli Eristavi: Keeping the concept alive
Maria Topolcanska interviews Irakli Eristavi of zerozero about his laid-back approach to architecture and how the office took off after CMYK, its first big housing commission in Presov. Eristavi: 'I would not overestimate CMYK's impact on the architectural scene in Slovakia. However, it had a vast impact on our work.'
- Residential building, Milan (IT) by Antonio Citterio
- Tower renovation, Braşov (RO) by Point 4 Space
- Apartment building, Zurich (CH) by Knapkiewicz + Fickert
- Hotel renovation, Porto (PT) by Pedra Líquida
- Scottish War Blinded Centre, Linburn (UK) by Page\Park Architects
- Pharmaceutical facilities, Armunia (ES) by Estudio SIC
- Office, Zeist (NL) by Josep Lluís Mateo
- Extension of a private house, Oberselters (DE) by Reinhardt Jung Architekten
- Apartment building with gymnasium, Prague (CZ) by DaM Studio
- Cultural Centre, Yalova (TR) by Emre Arolat Architects
Glass in architecture. It started out as decoration. The first application of glass in buildings, in the centuries before the Christian era, consisted of cast 'lumps' of glass. Even medieval stained glass had little to do with the values of transparency and boundlessness that the material has come to represent in the modern era. For a long while after that glass was used primarily to fill window openings. Nowadays, however, technology has moved on to such an extent that you can not only construct entire facades of glass, but also roofs, floors and stairs. Glass has evolved into a fully fledged building material.
Focusing on European countries, cities and regions
- The emergence of other forms of architecture than just making buildings
- A tour of Switzerland's architectural capital, Basel
- Office: WillemsenU in Eindhoven (NL)
Out of obscurity
Buildings from the margins of modern history
The Trades Union Congress Memorial Building by David du Rieu Aberdeen (1948 – 1957) is one of the finest institutional buildings in London and one of the most significant buildings of the 1950s. It reflects both the austerity of the early post-war years and the optimism about the prosperity that was still to come.