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Feature:
Novartis Campus 2010
 
In Basel, Switzerland, there is an architectural wonderland called the Novartis Campus. It is the base of Novartis International AG, a multinational pharmaceutical company. The campus has been featured in several architectural magazines, including a+u, which have introduced buildings by Diener & Diener, Peter Mrkli and SANAA. There are also buildings by Rafael Moneo and Fumihiko Maki, completed last year, and buildings by Yoshio Taniguchi, David Chipperfield, Tadao Ando and Frank O. Gehry, completed this year. Buildings by Alvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura are scheduled for completion next year. Unsurprisingly, in view of the international prominence of the architects who were invited to participate, the quality of the architecture is superb. The campus itself has been designed from corner to corner, including the squares, streets and gardens. However, the campus is not a place for the exhibition of architecture, like an exposition or a theme park like Disneyland. It consists of offices and laboratories for the people who work there.
 
The site of the Novartis Campus was originally an industrial complex, and it has seen continuous development since the late nineteenth century. The restructuring plan, launched about ten years ago, is based on a grand vision of the transformation of this production site into a Campus of Knowledge. In this issue, we provide an overview of the Novartis Campus of 2010, together with in-depth introductions to the individual works of architecture. The photographs were taken this July. Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, one of the building architects and the master planner of the Novartis Campus, contributed an essay about the overall urban planning. This issue also illustrates the history of the site and the landscaping, artistic, and ecological aspects of the campus.
 
The Novartis Campus has not been completed. As a part of a multi-dimensional company strategy including architecture, landscaping and sustainability, it will develop further. What does it have to tell us about the possibilities of a new workplace?(a+u)
 
 
 
History:
Essay: From St. Johann Works to Novartis Campus
Walter Dettwiler
 
Master Plan:
Essay: The Novartis Campus Master Plan: An Architectural Communication Device
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani
 
Landscaping:
Essay: Landscape Architecture: Street and Squares
Peter Walker
 
New Workplace and Sustainability:
Essay: Sustainability Novartis Campus
Roger Mller
 
Art:
Essay: Art on the Novartis Campus in Basel
Jacqueline Burckhardt
 
Architecture
 
Marco Serra
2 Fabrikstrasse
 
Diener & Diener Architekten with Helmut Federle and GeroldWiederin
Forum 3
 
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA
4 Fabrikstrasse
 
Peter Markli
6 Fabrikstrasse
 
Taniguchi and Associates
10 Fabrikstrasse
 
Studio di Architettura
12 Fabrikstrasse
 
Rafael Moneo
14 Fabrikstrasse
 
Adolf Krischanitz
16 Fabrikstrasse
 
Fumihiko Maki + Maki and Associates
Square 3
 
David Chipperfield
22 Fabrikstrasse
 
Tadao Ando Architect & Associates
28 Fabrikstrasse
 
Frank O. Gehry
15 Fabrikstrasse

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Feature: Jože Plečnik
Vienna, Prague and Ljubljana
 
 
Currents: BIG to Design Taipeis Technology, Entertainment & DesignCenter / Winning M9 Competition Entry by Sauerbruch Hutton / Erick vanEgeraat Builds the New Roskilde Incineration Line
 
 
For the Japanese, countries that are located in the east of Germany and Austria are categorized as eastern Europe and those countries are a deep part of Europe. The architect Jože Plečnik from Slovenia lived only within this area. Vienna, Prague and Ljubljana, where he lived, belonged to the former Austrian-Hungary. This dual monarchy was called Kaiserlich und kniglich (k.u.k.) meaning imperial and royal held about one third of Europe. Plečnik, who lived within this k.u.k., had the luck of joining in the city planning of his hometown, Ljubljana. Today, the people are still proud of him; his works are all over the city and his face is used for 500 Tolar bill. Internationally, however, he was almost forgotten in the 1960s and 1970s until an exhibition of Plečnik was held at Centre Pompidou in Paris in 1986, which rediscovered the postmodernism of Plečnik and placed him in the spotlight again. It was only proper that Plečnik, who studied under Otto Wagner, was influenced by the Vienna Secession and dedicated his life to architecture as a leading architect in the modern architecture movement of Slovenia, is seen differently from other great architects in western Europe and USA. While his architecture evokes a calmness akin to black-and white photos, the details of his architecture inspires us to take photos and brings to mind the idiom, god is in the details. This special issue traces the three cities where he lived and introduces the whole world of Plečnik with newly taken photos. We would like to thank Dr. Damjan Prelovšek, who is a leading researcher of Plečnik and an inhabitant of the house, Villa Prelovek (a+u current issue) that Plečnik renovated, for a great amount of help with this issue.
Yoco Fukuda-Noennig
 
 
Essay: Jože Plečnik (18721957)
Damjan Prelovšek
 
Villa Langer
 
Langer House
 
Zacherl House
 
Church of the Holy Ghost
 
Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
 
Prague Castle
 
Chamber of Trade
 
Plečnik House
 
Triple Bridge
 
Villa Prelovek
 
National and University Library
 
ale Cemetery
 
Sluice Gate
 
Jože Plečnik
Project List 19001957

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Feature: Swiss Sounds: Architecture in Switzerland 2000-2009
 
Architecture in Switzerland arose to international prominence particularly during the 1990s, with the strikingly powerful works of Peter Zumthor, Herzog & de Meuron, Peter Mrkli, Gigon / Guyer and several others.
This issue thus seeks to explore how this outstanding architectural legacy has continued to develop in the past decade, presenting a selection of works built in Switzerland from 2000 to 2009. They are featured through three significant thematic qualities of Switzerlands architecture. In Context highlights projects designed in strong relation to the Swiss landscapes, from the rural/alpine to the urban. Renovation presents vernacular architecture reinvigorated through contemporary yet appropriate interventions. In Detail focuses on the tectonic imagination of the projects, showing the ingenuity and craftsmanship of their materiality, structure and construction. Tracing the direction from now into the future, the section on Emerging Practices, Education, Ecological Collaborations showcases intriguing young firms, architecture collaborations in sustainability, and also provides insight to Swiss architectural education through a series of essays. Complementing the featured projects, the main essays by Hubertus Adam and Hannes Mayer, and Erwin J. S. Viray distill the salient tendencies, trajectories and experiences of the architecture in Switzerland in the last 10 years. (a+u)
 
Predecessors: Selected Works from the 1990s
 
Maps
 
100 Selected Works in Switzerland 2000-2009
 
Essay: Switzerland: From Hannover to Shanghai
Hubertus Adam and Hannes Mayer
 
Essay: Swiss Reflections
Erwin J.S. Viray
 
In Context: Building in the Swiss Landscapes
 
Gion A. Caminada, Buildings for Livestock
Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten, Center for Global Dialog Rschlikon
Diener & Diener Architekten, The Migros Shopping Center and Club School
Bearth & Deplazes Architekten, Meuli House
Herzog & de Meuron, Two Glass Wings on the Girtannersberg, Extension of Head Office for Helvetia Patria
Miller & Maranta, Market Hall in Aarau
Conradin Clavout, One-family House Raselli-Kalt
Miller & Maranta, Restoration and Extension of the Villa Garbald in Castasegna
Mario Botta, Wellness Center Tschuggen Bergoase
Corinna Menn, Viewing Platform Conn
Jean Tschumi, Richter & Dahl Rocha, Nestl Headquarters, Nestl WellNes Center
spillman echsle architekten, Freitag Flagship Store
LANDS Architetture and Luca Mangione, Une pice Moire
Herzog & de Meuron, St Jakobs Tower
Bernard Tschumi Architects, Interface Flon Railway and Bus Station + M2 Metro Station
Vittorio Magnago Lampugnani, Studio di Architettura, Novartis Campus Master Plan
Gigon / Guyer, Swiss Museum of Transport
seARCH and CMA, Villa Vals
Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa / SANAA, Rolex Learning Center
 
Renovation: Vernacular & Contemporary Interventions
 
Hans-Jrg Ruch with Duri Vital and Not Vital, Chesa Not
savioz fabrizzi architectes, Renovation of a Dwelling in Chamoson
Hans-Jrg Ruch, Chesa Perini, Installation of an Art Gallery
Rolf Furrer and Christof Rsch, Piz Tschtta
 
Emerging Practices, Education, Ecological Collaborations
 
Emerging Practices:
Christ & Gantenbein AG Architekten
Gramazio & Kohler
LOCALARCHITECTURE
Swiss Architecture Education Essays:
Lessons from Education at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) by Manabu Chiba
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) by Emanuel Christ
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL) by Jeffrey Huang
Accademia di Architettura Mendrisio by Marianne Burkhalter
Ecological Collaborations:
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) + Studio Monte Rosa
Holcim + agps.architecture
 
In Detail: Tectonic Imagination
 
DL-A, DEVANTHRY & LAMUNIRE with Gabriel de Freudenreich, Fleuret Law Library
burkhalter sumi architekten, Wehrenbachhalde Zurich Apartment Buildings
Herzog & de Meuron, REHAB Basel, Center for Spinal Cord and Brain Injuries
Herzog & de Meuron, Schaulager, Laurenz Foundation
Gigon / Guyer, Kunst-Depot Gallery Henze & Ketterer
Peter Mrkli, School Complex Im Birch
Markus Wespi Jrme de Meuron architects, House in Brione sopra Minusio
Berrel Berrel Krulter Architekten, Ernst Koller Pavilion
Bearth & Deplazes Architekten, Winery Gantenbein, Flsch
Christian Kerez, House with One Wall
:mlzd, Canteen in the Cantonal School in Wettingen
phalt, Metal Workshop Dynamo
Baumschlager Eberle, ETH e-Science Lab, HIT New Building
 
Profiles / Credits and Data

Contents

Feature: Diversified Solutions A New Beginning in Architecture

Essay: Global City 20 Years Later
Saskia Sassen

Social Engagement

Interview: Axumite Gebre-Egziabher
Towards a Sustainable Urbanization

Peter Rich Architects,
Alexandra Interpretation Center
Noero Wolff Architects,
Red Location Museum of Struggle
Dibdo Francis Kr, Primary School
Fabrizio Carla, Kadi Regional Hospital
Fabrizio Carla and Paolo Cascone, Cultural Center
Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inner-City Arts
Elemental, Quinta Monroy Housing Project
Urban-Think Tank, Metro Cable
Giancarlo Mazzanti Sierra, El Porvenir Kindergarten

Interview: Farrokh Derakhshani
2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture,
Social Change through Design Excellence

Li Xiaodong Atelier, Bridge School
Moriyama & Teshima Planners Limited and Buro Happold, Wadi Hanifa Wetlands
Association de Sauvegarde de la Mdina de Tunis, Revitalization of the Hypercenter of Tunis
Emre Arolat Architects, Ipekyol Textile Factory
Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos,
Madinat al-Zahra Museum

Interview: Iaki Azkuna
Bilbao A Transforming City

Interview: Jaime Lerner
Curitiba Unorthodox Change

Interview: Ricky Burdett
London The Olympic Legacy

Future Urbanism

Interview: Rupert Stadler
Audi Urban Future Award, Building a Vision for 2030
Interviewer: Yoco Fukuda-Noenning

J. Mayer H. Architects, A.WAY
Alison Brooks Architects,
Convergence and Exchange: Kaleidoscope City
BIG, (Driver) Less is More
Enric Ruiz-Geli / CLOUD9,
Barcelonas Emphatic Car
standardarchitecture, Harmonious Beijing

Essay: Urbanizing Technologies
Saskia Sassen

Interview: Florence Hudson
Smarter Planet, The Efficient Form of Governance

Essay: Urban Digital Foundation Smarter Principles
Colin Harrison
Foster and Partners, Masdar Institute

Discussion: Cheong Koon Hean, Simon Cheong,
Tai Lee Siang, Erwin Viray
The Singapore Brand

Toward New Sensibilities Experimentation, Education, Design Tools

Essay: My Thoughts during the Recent Exhibitions
Junya Ishigami

Essay: Architecture as a Forest of Information
Sou Fujimoto

Interview: Mohsen Mostafavi
Ecological Urbanism, A New Sensibility in the Age of
the Environment

Interview: Scott Doorley, Scott Witthoft
Design Thinking Responding Changing Culture

Interview: Jay Bhatt
The Next 20 Years Renovation, Retrofit and Collaboration

Interview: Robert McNeel
New Form Generators, Rhino and Grasshopper

Essay: How will Digital Design Tools Affect Japanese Architecture?
Mitsuhiro Kanada

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Feature: 50 Architects Offices

Currents:
UNStudios Design Chosen for the Singapore University of Technology and Design / Hiroshi Nakamura Designs Launch Event Stage for LEXUS CT200h / Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas Win Guosen Securities Tower Competition

RDAI
Hermès, 17 rue de Sèvres

Interview: Dominique Hebrard, RDAI
The Lights and Colors of the New Herms Store on rue de Sèvres

Feature:
50 Architects Offices

Architects offices are environments where new architecture is born. Especially now, many architects are trying new approaches in response to developments like environmental requirements, improved construction technology, and the acceleration and diversification of communication and design technology, all of which have led to a search for new design styles. An architects office, where these trends can be seen in concentrated form, is an expression of an attitude taken toward architecture.
In this issue, we introduce 50 architectural offices and the results of a survey about work styles, sustainability, and the their office in th next 10 years. We also interviewed eight architects. Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai talked about a design process rooted in Indian sensibilities. Yoshiharu Tsukamoto of Atelier Bow-Wow, which has attracted worldwide attention for its unique perspective on the city of Tokyo, talks about how he thinks the 21st century will inherit and renovate the architectural framework of the 20th century.
These questions to architects around the world may provide a hint about what lies in store for architecture. (a+u)

Interviews:
Bijoy Jain, Studio Mumbai
Tapping into the Source
Peter Märkli
Architectural Life Lessons
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Atelier Bow-Wow
Modifying and Recreating the Framework of the 20th Century
Richard Hassell, WOHA Architects
Living, Breathing Architecture
Bjarne Mastenbroek, SeARCH
Building the Fabric of a City
Bjarke Ingels, BIG
The Architecture of Inclusivism
Michael Maltzan
Architecture as a Microcosm of a City
Masaki Nakasono, MHS Planners, Architects & Engineers
The Ability to Interpret Given Conditions Appropriately

Offices:
Studio Mumbai
Peter Märkli Architects
Atelier Bow-Wow
WOHA Architects
SeARCH
Import.Export Architecture
Marcel Meili, Markus Peter Architekten
junya.ishigami+associates
Adolf Krischanitz
Mass Studies
Matharoo Associates
Triptyque
R&Sie(n)
Kerry Hill Architects
MAD Architects
Sangath/Vastu-Shilpa Consultants
Sou Fujimoto Architects
Claus en Kaan Architecten
dmvA architecten
Antón García-Abril & Ensamble Studio
RDAI
BIG
Michael Maltzan Architecture
MHS Planners, Architects & Engineers

Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk, nendo, Mangado y Asociados, S.L., Eduardo Souto de Moura, Schemata Architecture Office, Helen & Hard, Sebastian Mariscal Studio, Paulo David, Caruso St John Architects, Tatiana Bilbao, Architecture Research Office (ARO), dRMM, EM2N, Baumschlager Eberle, Elding Oscarson, Jacques Ferrier, LOT-EK, MOS, Stefano Boeri Architetti, b720 Fermín Vázquez Arquitectos, HHF architects, Kengo Kuma and Associates, Sergison Bates Architects, JKMM Architects

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Feature: Arup and Sustainable Buildings
 
Currents: Winners of the Young Architects Program at MoMA/P.S.1 and MAXXI / BIG to Design Greenlands NewNational Gallery / Made In Architects Wins Kaohsiung Maritime Cultural & Popular Music Center Competition
 
 
The built environment exerts a major influence on society and our surroundings, and today one of the most important concerns of architectural design is the realization of sustainability. By now, it is rare to see it discussed without the words green or environmentally friendly.
However, it is not easy to clarify what we have to do, and how, to achieve sustainability in the built environment.
 
This issue features Arup and sustainable buildings. With more than 90 offices in over 30 countries, Arup is one of the worlds leading professional services firms. It is known as a pioneer in environmental engineering as well as in structural engineering. Arup is not only well versed in assessment methods such as LEED in the USA, BREEAM in the UK, Green Star in Australia, and CASBEE in Japan, but has also developed its own methodology for the realization of sustainability. Arups Designing Sustainable Buildings strategy has six objectives, involving carbon, water, materials, climate change, community and the environment, and operations. These six objectives are provided to the client and shared with the design team on every project. In his essay Alistair Guthrie explains the strategy and outlines the methodology in detail. The graphic symbols beside the title of each project in this issue were visualized by Arup in order to show the six objectives and the degree of achievement of the Designing Sustainable Buildings strategy. (See p. 14 for how to read the symbols.)
 
This issue introduces about 50 works as case studies categorized by building type. Most have been completed over the last ten years. This issue also features three essays: one on the concept of total design proposed by Ove Arup, the founder of Arup, and its reflection in the work of the firm; another on integrated urbanism, dealing with masterplan proposals for communities and wider areas; and another on architecture for the ecological age, which looks forward to the city of 2050. There is also a glossary on sustainable building at the back of the issue.
We hope that this issue will provide the reader with concrete and practical insights into sustainable design. a+u would like to express our appreciation to Alistair Guthrie and Arup staff from all over the world for their cooperation, including the Tokyo office, which provided guidance on the translation of engineering terminology into Japanese. (a+u)
 
 
 
Essay:
The Challenge of Sustainability
Alistair Guthrie
 
Arts and Leisure
The Eden Project
DPI Queenscliff
Beijing National Aquatics Center
California Academy of Sciences
Melbourne Cricket Ground
Westport Lake Visitor Centre
Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, V&A
 
Education and Research
Nottingham University
Kresge Foundation
Druk White Lotus
Ghana Kindergarten School
Malawi Schools
 
Essay:
How a Global Firm can Make a Difference
Martin Ansley-Young
 
Dartington Primary School
Jessop West
Acharacle Primary School
Princeton University Chemistry Building
Yale School of Forestry
Kirsch Centre for Environmental Studies
Stanford Environment and Energy Building
 
Essay:
Arup and Sustainable Design
Ben Richardson
 
Housing
BedZED
One Earth Homes, Upton Square
Barratt Green House
Redevelopment of Upper Ngau Tau Kok Estate
Phases 2 & 3
Samsung Green Tomorrow
 
 
Offices (new and existing)
Arup Campus Phase One
CitiData Centre
Harlequin 1
Plantation Place
3 Assembly Square
Ropemaker Place
Worldwide Fund for Nature HQ
RAAF Richmond
The Shard (London Bridge Tower)
Beijing Nokia BDA Campus
Parkview Green Beijing
39 Hunter Street
Joseph Vance Building
Unilever House
 
Essay:
Integrated Urbanism
Sophie Noble and Malcolm Smith
 
Urban Planning and Travel
Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3
Zurich Airport
Sunny Bay Station
Low2No
Abengoa Business Park
Mallorca Beach Front
 
Essay:
Architecture for the Ecological Age: the City in 2050
Declan O Carroll and Michael Beaven
 
Sustainable Buildings Glossary

Contents

Feature 1: Vincent Van Duysen
Feature 2: Recent Projects

Currents:
2011 Pritzker Prize: Eduardo Souto de Moura / Amanda Levete
Architects Chosen for V&A Exhibition Road Site / Coop Himmelb(l)ausWinning Scheme for the New Parliamentary
Complex of the Republic ofAlbania


Feature 1:
Vincent Van Duysen

The Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen offers tactility as one of his themes. Design that captures the act of touching is characteristic of his approach as an architect who has designed many interiors and pieces of furniture. He uses many materials, including plaster, wood, steel, glass, and concrete. The simple, pure proportions and play of light and shadow in his work are born from these materials and from his sensitive handing of details.
After graduating in architecture from the Higher Institute of Architecture Sint-Lucas in Ghent, he moved to Italy and worked in interior design. In 1990 he returned to Antwerp, near his native town, and opened his own studio. He works on a global stage that is now expanding to include the United States and Middle East as well as Europe. In this issue we introduce five of his important early works, generously illustrated with photos. (a+u)


Concordia Offices
Cascade for Swarovski
VDD Residence
VVD Residence II
Private Residence
Vincent Van Duysen Biography


Feature 2:
Recent Projects

Aires Mateus
Furnas Investigation and Research Center
Felipe Assadi + Francisca Pulido Architects
Pavilion for XVI Biennale of Chilean Architecture
KARO*architekten with Architektur+Netzwerk
Open-Air-Library Magdeburg
Arturo Franco Architecture Studio
Conversion of the Slaughterhouse
Manuel Maia Gomes
Galeria Solar S. Roque
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
One Hyde Park
Clment Vergly Architectes
Lyon Confluence - Bldg 12
meck architekten
Lothringer Str. 8
Dorte Mandrup Arkitekter
Munkegrd School, Restoration and Extension
Carlos Ferrater and Xavier Mart Gal/OAB
Seafront of Benidorm
Krueck + Sexton Architects
Restoration of 860880 Lake Shore Drive

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Feature: Geoffrey Bawa Essence of Sri Lanka
 
Currents:
BIG + Grontmij + Spacescape Win the Stockholmsporten MasterPlan / Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2011 by Peter Zumthor / Nicholas Grimshaw Awarded Mobile Art Pavilion in Brazil
 
 
For most people, Sri Lanka brings to mind a mysterious country rich in ancient heritage sites and spectacular natural landscapes. 
 
It is within such a captivating context which the architect Geoffrey Bawa (1919-2003) practiced his craft. Considered the foremost contemporary architect in Sri Lanka, his work continues to have lasting influence for several generations of Asian architects, particularly those in the tropical regions.
 
Working mainly in Sri Lanka and parts of tropical Asia, he adapted vernacular elements, materials, construction methodologies and thinking during a time when the current notions of sustainability and climate-responsiveness had yet to exist. Also, for him the spatial and visual experiences through a building were far more important than its physical form. The result is an architecture that is responsive to its climate and landscape, with carefully orchestrated scenography of spaces typically blurring boundaries between the inside and outside. It is this ability to distil the essence of Sri Lanka through his contemporary sensibilities, which has allowed his work to bridge seamlessly between vernacular traditions and modernity, beautifully sensitive to context yet thoroughly relevant to its time and till today.
 
Over two weeks in January 2011, we had the opportunity to photograph most of the projects presented in the issue, in their current states. Our editor also visited the various sites, returning with deep impressions that contributed to the shaping of the issue. This issue introduces the landscapes of Sri Lanka, and brings readers into the built legacy of Geoffrey Bawa. The main essay and project descriptions by Channa Daswatte ? who was a principal associate and close friend of Bawa ? give valuable insight to the approach and background of his works. The issue closes with glimpses into the nature of architecture education in Sri Lanka and the works of the emerging, new generation of Sri Lankan architects today. We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the staff and trustees of the Geoffrey Bawa Trust for all their support and help in the making of this issue, as well as the current building owners who kindly allowed their buildings to be photographed. (a+u)
 
 
Essay:
A Legacy over Time
Channa Daswatte
 
The Osmund and Ena de Silva House
 
33rd Lane
 
Polontalawa Estate Bungalow
 
No. 2 Alfred House Road
 
Seema Malaka
 
Parliamentary Complex at Sri Jayewardenepura
 
de Soysa House
 
Kandalama Hotel
 
Lighthouse Hotel
 
Blue Water Hotel
 
House on the Red Cliffs
 
Lunuganga
 
Essay:
Architecture Education in Sri Lanka
Harsha Munasinghe
 
Works by a New Generation of Sri Lankan Architects

Contents

Feature 1: Timber Innovation
Feature 2: OMA Hong Kong

Currents:
SOM Wins Commission for Eco-Urban Community in Vietnam / MVRDV Wins Competition for China Comic and Animation Museum in Hangzhou / Snohetta Unvail the Design for SFMOMA Expansion


Feature 1:
Timber Innovation

Although timber is one of the most exciting materials, the opportunities to use it in large-scale architecture have been a few compared to other materials such as concrete and steel. But the situation is now changing.
Recent technology advances and expands a possibility of timber, which is sustainable material, to be used in large-scale architecture. There have been precise and dynamic proposals with the advanced fabrication and simulation technique; and related intimately to technologies such as prefabrication, CNC, structural modeling, and industrial robots. Also, many new timber materials have appeared.
This issue introduces these recent innovations and achievements, providing a glimpse of possibilities that may lie ahead for timber. (a+u)

Achim Menges, Jan Knippers
ICD/ITKE Research Pavilion 2010

Jürgen Mayer H.
Metropol Parasol

Patkau Architects
Winnipeg Skating Shelters

Anssi Lassila / Lassila Hirvilammi Architects
Kuokkala Church
Sauna Tonttu

Anne Holtrop
Temporary Museum (Lake)

schneider+schumacher
Claras Baumhaus

amunt - Architekten Martenson und Nagel Theissen
JustK

Rodrigo Sheward
Observation Deck in Pinohuacho

Werner Schmidt
vonRoll pavilion

Feature 2:
OMA Hong Kong

Based in Rotterdam, OMA operates around the world, with offices in New York, Beijing, and Hong Kong. In particular, growth in China and the Asian economic sphere has led to growth at OMAs Hong Kong office. Founded in 2009, it currently has a staff of almost 50 and is involved in a variety of projects large and small. This issue introduces works in progress such as the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, due for completion in 2012, the Taipei Performing Arts Centre, and the New Campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education. It also looks at West Kowloon Cultural District, the project that provided the original impetus for opening the office, and delivers an interview with OMA Hong Kong partner David Gianotten, who talks about the momentum of the office, the speed of development in Asia, and the offices cooperation with Rem Koolhaas. (a+u)

Essay:
The Growth of a New Approach
David Gianotten

Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Taipei Performing Arts Centre

New Campus for Chu Hai College of Higher Education

Binhai Mansion

West Kowloon Cultural District


Public Discussion on Architecture in Tokyo:
Thinking About Architecture After the Earthquake

Contents

 

Andrew Bromberg of Aedas
Envisioning a New Architecture
 
Asia is leading the central role of the world economy today. The Hong Kong office of Aedas, a worldwide design practice started from Europe, represents an important role for Aedas. Featuring the advanced design practice, Aedas Hong Kong and the leading architect, Andrew Bromberg, not only allows us to discover the various essence of architect roles, but also to discover the changes of design culture from Western, where the leading architectural culture is.
An introduction essay from Michael Speaks allows the readers to understand the pace of development in architecture, driven by market demand and economic situation, in the USA, Europe and especially in Asia. We also engaged Jun Mitsui, one of the well-known Japanese architects, to discuss their opinions on models of architectural practice within Asia context. (a+u)
 
Essay: The Design Hand and Mind of Andrew Bromberg
Michael Speaks
 
Selection of Works 2002February 2011
 
Conversation: Models of Architectural Practice
Andrew Bromberg and Jun Mitsui
 
Express Rail Link, West Kowloon Terminus
Civic, Cultural & Retail Complex
Sandcrawler Building
Pazhou Exhibition Complex
 
Discussion: Enhancing Creativity Through Teamwork
Andrew Bromberg and the Team
 
Dance and Music Center
 
Essay: Focus on Collaboration: Performing Arts Venues
Tateo Nakajima
 
Leningradsky Development
Chongqing Twin Towers
Sanya Residential Development
Capella Hotel and Residences
Zendai Bund International Finance Center
Kunming Cultural Development
 
Boulevard Plaza
Empire Tower / U-Bora Tower
Pentominium
Ocean Heights I
Al Reem Island Mixed-use Development
Jebel Hafeet Resort
Mixed-use Development of New Media
Arabian Performance Venue
 
Meet the Collaborators
 
Credits and Data
Andrew Bromberg Biography
The Team
Aedas Profile

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