Structure & Materials

Currents: Antoine Predock to design The Southern Branch of The National Palace Museum
Neutelings Riedijk Architects to design Kolizej Center in Slovenia
London 2012 Vision of Olympic Park

Structure & Materials

Technological developments are giving form to previously unimaginable designs and spaces that can now be virtually experienced within the computer. A+U has also been in pursuit of such possibilities, which have been introduced in this magazine. However, to actually construct architecture, the combination of structural design and materials is critical. This relationship remains constant, even if there is no limit to the number of combinations of structures and materials. Within all of these possibilities, this issue looks at impressive spaces that are supported by and crafted through intricate and elaborate techniques. This issue also introduces new materials that substitute for existing ones and features an essay that considers their architectural possibilities.

Essay: Smart Materials and Technologies
Michelle Addington and Daniel L. Schodek

Enric Miralles + Benedetta Tagliabue
Scottish Parliament

Lab architecture studio in association with Bates Smart
Federation Square


John Hejduk and Antonio Sanmartn G. De Azcn & Elena Cnovas Mndez (aSZ arquts SL)
Towers to the Memory of John Hejduk, Cidade da Cultura de Galicia

Carpenter Norris Consulting
Solar Light Pipe

NOX / Lars Spuybroek

Enric Ruiz-Geli. CLOUD9

NIO architecten
Hoofddorp Bus Station

Richard Meier
Jubilee Church

Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Padre Pio Pilgrimage Church

PTW Architects + CSCEC+design + ARUP
National Swimming Center

SMO architektur + ARUP

Chris Bosse
Plastic House

Denton Corker Marshall in Collaboration with Robert Owen
Webb Bridge

Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Tensegrity Bridge, National Building Museum

(EEA) Erick van Egeraat associated architects
ING Headoffices Budapest

Seattle Central Library

Series: BuildingThinkTank
Part XXIII: Letter to Mr. Philip Johnson
Andrew MacNair