A+U 545: Sigurd Lewerentz – Drawing Collection 2

February 2016 issue of a+u is the second of a sequel focused on the drawing collection of Swedish architect Sigurd Lewerentz (1885–1975).

Working with guest editor Wilfried Wang, Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, who researched the Lewerentz archive of the Swedish Center for Architecture and Design, this special issue gives a comprehensive view on two of the architect's later works: Villa Edstrand (1933–1937) and its Extension (1961–1962), and St. Petri Church (1962–1966).

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Video: Teiga da vaut

by Gion A. Caminada

October 2015 issue of a+u is dedicated to works by the Swiss architect Gion A. Caminada whose work has been mostly in Vrin, the Alpine village where he was born and raised. With newly taken photographs, the edition introduces 26 of his works ranging from early works in Vrin to current on-going projects.

Teiga da vaut is a forest hut located in Domat / Ems, Switzerland. The intention of the project was to use as much of the tree as possible. Caminada’s work is deeply engaged with the local timber construction techniques.

Watch the video after the break to find out more on Teiga da vaut.

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Video: Gasthaus am Brunnen

by Gion A. Caminada

October 2015 issue of a+u is dedicated to works by the Swiss architect Gion A. Caminada whose work has been mostly in Vrin, the Alpine village where he was born and raised.

Our team visited Caminada in Vrin to interview him and visit his works. We also photographed most of the works for this issue. Gasthaus am Brunnen in Valendas – a small village near Vrin – is a guesthouse containing a conference hall, restaurant, and guest rooms. It is a reconstruction of an old derelict barn, situated in the center of the village.

Watch the video after the break to find out more on Gasthaus am Brunnen.

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A City Symbol Loved by Residents

by Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition 2014

In October 2014, the Final Screening for the 49th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition was held in Tokyo. This year’s theme was “A City Symbol Loved by Residents” which sought ideas for an urban symbol that not only has functionality and rationality but is fostered by the city’s people. Seven selected teams gave a presentation in front of the jury. “RE-SYMBOL” by Li Siqi (China) and Chen Xiaoting (The Netherlands) was selected as the winning proposal. The competition for 2015 is now open for entries until August 3, 2015.

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Flux: Encoding the Logic of Design

Interview with Nicholas Chim and Michelle Kaufman (Co-founders of Flux)

A digital version of the November edition of a+u, Data-Driven Cities, is now available via our online store. It includes numerous essays and interviews with leading innovators in the field of technology and urban design, including new writing by Carlo Ratti (MIT), Dan Hill (City of Sound), and Alastair Parvin (Wikihouse). We were granted an exclusive interview with the co-founders of Flux, a San Francisco startup born out of  Google[x], the semi-secret facility run by Google dedicated to making major technological advancements.

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Bringing the Urban Environment into Architecture

by Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition 2013

In October 2013, the Final Screening for the 48th Central Glass International Architectural Design Competition was held in Tokyo. The theme for this year’s competition was “Bringing the Urban Environment into Architecture”, focusing on how architecture can contribute to the urban surroundings. Seven selected teams gave a presentation in front of the jury. As a result, URBAN RADIO CARAVAN by Ken Akatsuka and Gaku Inoue (Japan) was chosen as the winning entry.

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Preview: JA93 Spring 2014 "Kazuo Shinohara”

Preview from JA

Spring 2014 issue of JA (Japan Architect) is a monograph on works by Kazuo Shinohara. The issue covers all 55 works, from 1956 on, with photographs and drawings from the first publication. The project descriptions are by Shinohara.

Sneak preview after the break.

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