JA97 SPRING 2015: Curving Line & Surface

JA97 is focused on the curving lines and surfaces in architecture. The issue explores the topic through works, an interview, and essays by 10 architects including SANAA, Jun Aoki, TNA, and Junya Ishigami.

The issue, celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, also introduces works of architecture with curving lines and surfaces from the past such as Kenzo Tange’s National Gymnasiums for Tokyo Olympics from 1964 and Toyo Ito’s House in Kamiwada from 1977.

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A+U 534: Caruso St John Architects

a+u March 2015 is a special issue on London and Zurich based Caruso St John Architects, led by Adam Caruso and Peter St John. The issue features 19 works with a focus on their recent renovation works including the Tate Britain, Millbank Project in London, Chancel at St Gallen Cathedral in Switzerland, and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall with its first stage recently completed.

The latter half of the issue features their on-going projects in Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and France including Bremer Landesbank and Lycée Hotelier de Lille.

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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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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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Crux Pavilion

by Pezo von Ellrichshausen

Chilean architects Mauricio Pezo and Sofia von Ellrichshausen – with whom we recently created an A+U monograph – have completed their intervention at KAIROS Pavilion – designed by architects João Quintela and Tim Simon – in Lisbon, Portugal. A pair of timber pieces – composed of two columns supporting a beam – are positioned perpendicular to each other and intended to “unveil the hidden asymmetry of the existing pavilion”.

Pezo von Ellrichshausen’s work will be exhibited through August 4th, 2013.

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Harvard University’s HORIZON HOUSE wins the 3rd LIXIL International University Architectural Competition

hosted by LIXIL Cooperation

In the final screening of the 3rd LIXIL* International University Architectural Competition, which was held publicly on April 20, Sat, 2013, HORIZON HOUSE by Harvard University was selected as the top prize among three finalists. Harvard University, National University of Singapore and Delft University of Technology were previously selected from a total of 12 designated universities from 11 different countries, to proceed to the selection of the top prize.

HORIZON HOUSE is scheduled to be built in late October 2013 on a site at Memu Meadows – Center for Research on Environmental Technologies – in Taiki-cho, Hokkaido.

*LIXIL Cooperation is Japan's leading building materials and housing equipment manufacturing and sales company

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Video: Teshima Art Museum

by Office of Ryue Nishizawa

May 2013 issue of A+U is dedicated to works by Ryue Nishizawa who – together with Kazuyo Sejima – was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 2010.

In 2011, our team and Office of Ryue Nishizawa documented Teshima Art Museum – one of the featured projects in the issue – while it was constructed. The concrete shell slab with freeform curvature – spanning maximum of 60 m (197 ft) – was created without a seam by pouring concrete over the earthen form.

Watch the video after the break to find out more on how this museum was constructed.

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