#42 Nov/Dec 2011
- This gallery by M. i A. Domicz is as different from a conventional art gallery as contemporary art is from the everyday.
Poland | Roman Rutkowksi
- C+S converted a 19th-century shed into a technological nerve centre from which to manage traffic in the Venetian Lagoon.
Italy | Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
- JKMM Architects have made a fun and friendly building for young children. Despite being a relatively young practice, JKMM...
Finland | Tarja Nurmi
- UNStudio explores the possibilities of ultra high performance fibre reinforced concrete in a 25-metre-high observation tower....
Netherlands | Hans Ibelings
Overview of contents
On the spot
News and observations
- Central train station by UNStudio, Arnhem (NL)
- See-through church by Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, Borgloon (BE)
- Book: Socialist Modernism by Roman Bezjak
- An enchanting cocoon of glass by ALA architects, Tampere (FI)
- Sewage pumping station by Lode Havermans Architecten, Breda (NL)
- and more…
- Ski park, Bålsta (SE) by C.F. Møller Architects & berg arkitektkontor
- Observation tower, Peize (NL) by UNStudio
- Heritage centre, Stirling (UK) by Reiach and Hall Architects
- Cultural & recreational complex, Sarajevo (BA) by Zlatko Ugljen
aNC arquitectos: Expressing circumstances
Teresa Novais and Jorge Carvalho of aNC in Porto talk about their experiences with Pritzker Prize winners, architectural education and the conditions of architecture in Portugal and elsewhere.
- School, Aubervilliers (FR) by AAVP architecture
- Cultural centre, Coimbra (PT) by João Mendes Ribeiro
- Day care centre, Espoo (FI) by JKMM Architects
- Office renovation, Edinburgh (UK) by haa design
- Art gallery, Opole (PL) by M. i A. Domicz
- Villa, Cabrera de Mar (ES) by Arturo Frediani
- Research institute, Wageningen (NL) by Claus en Kaan Architecten
- Town hall, Las Torres de Cotillas (ES) by adhoc MSL
- Control centre, Venice (IT) by C+S Associati
Wood is the most discussed material in contemporary architecture. Such is the conclusion suggested by a simple Google search. It turns out that, in English, the combination of 'architecture' and 'wood' yields as many results as the combination of architecture with each of the other three common building materials – steel, glass and concrete – put together. A similar ratio also exists in French and German. But the most talked about material is not necessarily the most used.
Focusing on European countries, cities and regions
- Absolutely romantic – a new generation of Italian architects
- A tour on Balkan bigness in Belgrade (RS)
- Home/Office: Superblock's superb block (AT)
Out of obscurity
Buildings from the margins of modern history
Just about everything about Gottfried Böhm's exceptional pilgrimage church in Neviges has been kept in its original state, down to the single glazing in the annex windows. This emphasizes its unique character as an index fossil of the modernization that the Second Vatican Council promised to deliver.