#57 May/June 2014

#57 May/June 2014

SLEM (Shoes, Leather, Education, Museum), Waalwijk (Photo: Teo Krijgsman)
EUROPE - A clever structural set-up and organization is the secret to maximizing the potential of a vacant building. Two examples in…
Europe | Kim Hoefnagels
Design proposal for the Central Mosque by SADAR+VUGA, Pristina (equal 2nd prize competition)
PRISTINA (XK) - With the competition for a new mosque at an impasse, two second-prize proposals by SADAR+VUGA and Mugdim Caklovica are poles…
Kosovo | Vjollca Limani
RESNIK (HR) - Inspired by local materials, architect Igor Presečan and designer Damir Gamulin set down a precise and solemn structure for…
Croatia | Ivan Dorotić
BÆRUM (NO) - For his own house at Jongskollen, architect Geir Grung (1926–1989) combined Scandinavian restraint with Californian flair.…
Norway | Joakim Skajaa

Overview of contents

Overview of contents

ON THE SPOT

ON THE SPOT

News and observations

  • TID Tower, Tirana (AL) by 51N4E
  • School, Genoa (IT) by Jörg Friedrich and Roberto Melai
  • Ecovillage, Findhorn (UK) by John Gilbert Architects
  • EU export 2: TOKİ's uniform housing stock
  • Update: In-between buildings
  • Book: FREE: Architecture on the Loose
  • Village Underground Lisbon (PT)
  • Moviegoer 4: The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Budget renovations, Užice (RS) and Waalwijk (NL)
  • and more…
START

START

New projects

  • New central mosque, Pristina (XK) by SADAR+VUGA and Mugdim Caklovica
  • Urban redevelopment plan, Reykjavik (IS) by jvantspijker, Felixx and Orri Steinarsson, together with Teiknistofan Tröð
  • The Thousand Tree House, Wicken Bonhunt (UK) by Liddicoat & Goldhill
  • Mixed-use residential complex, Paris (FR) by Farshid Moussavi Architecture
INTERCHANGE

INTERCHANGE

The piano player

It's rare that an architect has the opportunity to explain his own project on CNN, but just that happened to Joost Moolhuijzen in 2012. You may not remember his name, but the name of his latest project is certainly familiar: The Shard. As senior partner at Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW), Moolhuijzen was responsible for this remarkable London skyscraper. Despite not having his own practice, it seems his being willing to pay the price of never becoming well known publicly has its benefits.

READY

READY

New buildings

  • Student housing conversion, Prague (CZ) by Schindler Seko architects
  • Mortuary, Resnik (HR) by Igor Presečan and Damir Gamulin
  • The Kite school centre, Fontaniva (IT) by C+S Architects
  • Służew cultural centre, Warsaw (PL) by WWAA Architects and 137kilo
  • Youth and community centre, London (UK) by RCKa
  • Two houses, Kyncel'ová (SK) by Paulíny Hovorka
DEBUT

DEBUT

First realized projects

Apartments that touch the earth lightly by Ostanek+Prekovic, Podčetrtek (SI)

EUROVISION

EUROVISION

Focusing on European countries and regions

Bulgaria joined the European Union in 2007, but its reputation is far from impressive. Evidence of corruption and nepotism in the country is overwhelming, yet it is difficult for the EU or any other international organization to get a hold of the situation. In response, the Bulgarian people took to the streets one year ago. They have been protesting ever since, though no longer on a daily basis. The endless energy and pride of Bulgarian citizens is reflected in the nation's young architects, who translate it into their profession. Slowly, this proactive group is finding ways to regain public territory while never losing sight of their independence.

SECTION

SECTION

Bona fide brick

Current trends and developments in cutting-edge building technologies and specific materials are the focus of Section, wherein A10 selects a single project for closer analysis, exploring the connections between concept and result, innovation and use, and beyond. In this instalment, we examine contemporary brick architecture, including several projects considered for the Brick Award 2014, an international competition initiated by Wienerberger. Among them is a model of public re-use, the Budafabriek in Kortijk by 51N4E.

TOUR GUIDE

TOUR GUIDE

All eyes on Venice: Ten pavilions to watch

A year ago, when the president of the Venice Biennale announced the curator of its 14th edition, the majority of those in the architecture world were satisfied, convinced that it was a first-class choice. Not only is Rem Koolhaas one the most renowned international architects, he's also widely considered an influential theorist of contemporary architecture. But either his thematic ambitions have been misunderstood, or not considered inspiring enough. Many pavilions that stuck to the theme come no further than a simple survey of architecture, lacking in critical reflection. Creative and honest interpretations of the Koolhaasian manifesto are needed, something that this selection could very well deliver.

HOME

HOME

New architect's residence

Responsive mountain home by Pedevilla Architects (IT)

OUT OF OBSCURITY

OUT OF OBSCURITY

Buildings from the margins of modern history

For his own house at Jongskollen (NO), architect Geir Grung combined Scandinavian restraint with Californian flair. The structure, finished in 1963 and perched on a hill a short car ride outside Oslo, combines a courtyard-style house with a cantilevered glass volume. A very public feud with local planning authorities ensured a lasting reputation for both the house and its architect.

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