Photo credits: Iwan Baan.
From the hazy architectural cloud that is the building, the Japanese architect, Sou Fujimoto, will emerge in London this week to open his 2013 Serpentine Pavilion.
At 41, he is the youngest architect to accept the high-profile commission, and hopefully signifies a change in emphasis by the Serpentine, to encouraging the work of some of the rising stars of architecture. Read more
Photo credits: Serge Brison.
It might look like somebody has left an Airstream in a loft, but this design for a loft apartment in Liege, Belgium, by Deithier Architectures is rather more sophisticated than that. Read more
Photo credits: Yoshiharu Matsumura.
The tower of Babel was reputed to have risen in a helix, in a futile attempt to reach heaven. But Keiko Maita Archicets, conceived the “J House, in the Yamaguchi, prefecture of Japan, around a helical roof terrace that reaches, if not heaven, then the picture of it, in the form of a private retreat that realised its owners dreams. Read more
When the people form Arquitectos Ayala decided to enter the competition to design the new public theatre in Xàtiva, Spain, they ascended the nearby Mont Sant near the old fortress to get a better view of the site.
There, they could see how the avenue Alameda divided the old town from the new, and also marked a significant shift in levels and building heights of around 6m. They knew at that moment that the successful scheme would have to negotiate these level differences and integrate both the old and new towns.
As a result of these observations they spent much of their design time doing just that, and now it is built, the theatre has become a place to meet in the metaphorical as well as the physical sense. Read more
It is a tall statement for a flat country. The climbing wall at Groningen, in the Netherlands, is almost 37 metres high and is named Excalibur after the legendary King Arthur’s sword.