Zaha Hadid Unveils Design of Pieres Vives Project
Frank O. Gehry Designs Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation in Paris
OMA Completes Study for New Masterplan in The Hague

Exhibition Review:
Future City: Experiment and Utopia in Architecture 19562006, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
Miho Nakagawa

Daniel Libeskind
Extension to the Denver Art Museum


The springboard (1931) designed by Gianni Mantero that juts out over Lake Como is known as an early reinforced concrete work of architecture; although it blends into the grand landscape, the thin slab is individualistic and beautiful. The Retti Candle Shop (1965) designed by Hans Hollein is quite conspicuous in the otherwise quiet atmosphere of Viennas stucco-finished buildings.
We decided to feature small works of architecture because we felt that these masterpieces suggest most clearly two seemingly opposite qualities or conditions exhibited, often simultaneously, by architecture: harmony and individuality.
Architecture is always full of contradictions. Architecture, which is determined by factors such as the history of the land, consideration of the environment, building functions and client demands that interlock in complex fashion, can be said to be a microcosm of society. A small work of architecture is that microcosm succinctly expressed; it may reveal the relationship of architecture to society and nature.

Future Systems
World Classrooms

Wilkinson Eyre Architects
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: Alpine House


Michael Meredith
Huyghe + Le Corbusier Puppet Theater, Carpenter Center

Daniel Libeskind
Memoria E Luce, 9/11 Memorial

Marte.Marte Architekten ZT GmbH
Cemetery Extension and the Chapel of Rest

Clavel Arquitectos
Pantheon in Espinardo

Treehouse Plendelhof


UN Studio van Berkel & Bos
Teahouse on Bunker

Jinhua Architecture Park, China

Interview: Jinhua Architectural Park
Ai Weiwei

LAR/Fernando Romero
Bridging Tea House

Christ & Gantenbien AG Arcthitekten
Ancient Tree

Liu Jiakun
Tea Room

Till Schweitzer
Welcome Center

Ai Weiwei
Archeological Archives

Series: Evolving Workplaces Part 4
Reconfigured Workplaces: Adapting to Diversifying Workstyles and Organizations
Akihiro Kishimoto