Responding to the constrictions imposed by Brasilia’s urban plan, Gruposp, an association of architects that coalesced around the idea of winning significant competitions, planned a complex of buildings that we might think of as something like a campus.
Important objectives were: the integration of user with the building and landscape, flexibility to plan and change office layouts, and sustainability both economically, and environmentally.
Their efforts have seen this building shortlisted for this year’s World Architecture Community awards. Read more
Isotope v.2 by Nonotak
The artists Noemi Schipfer and Takami Nakamoto, otherwise known as Nonotak, have created Isotope v.2, a light and sound installation that is a response to the infamous Fukushima power plant incident.
Using the the trajectory of events at the wreaked plant as a metaphor, the action starts in a gentle king of way, building into an aggressive, piercing, assault on the person imprisoned within the confines of the installation. Read more
2007 Benetton Nursery Treviso, Venice, Italy.
The Spanish Architect, Alberto Campo Baeza, has been awarded this year’s Arnold W. Brunner memorial prize. The prize is handed down by the American Academy of Arts and Letters to architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture as art. Read more
Photos: Brigida – Gonzalez.
The Passionspielhaus is a summer opera and music venue set in the beautiful mountains of the Tyrol. Since the 1950s it has provided a quaint summer venue for a large part of the Tyrol Festiva, a summer cultural festival. The institution has become much-loved but recently, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects were invited to create a winter venue to compliment the summer facilities.
Flashing from the jagged landscape, they have created a black, ominous – looking object of a building that threatens to deliver a precision-guided cultural program that will create shock and awe. The drama aims to culturally illuminate the sleepy Austrian town throughout the long dark winter months. Read more
The city of Stoke-on-Trent’s new bus station, designed by Grimshaw, will open officially next week. The result of a competition win in 2010, it promises to become a landmark for the city.
The building is conceived as a microcosm of the very landscape in which it is located seeking to perpetuate the idea of a common identity. Read more