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Feature 1:
Recent Projects
Feature 2:
2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
 
Report:19th Praemium Imperiale Award Herzog & de Meuron
Report:CERSAIE International Exhibition of Ceramic Tile and Bathroom Furnishings
 
Feature 1:
Recent Projects
 
Olafur Eliasson + Kjetil Thorsen
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2007
 
Josep Lluís Mateo
New Headquarters for the Deutsche Bundesbank
 
UN Studio van Berkel & Bos
VilLA NM
 
FAM
11 March Memorial for the Victims
 
Dominic Stevens
Mimetic House
 
Jensen & Skodvin
New Monastery for Cistercian Nuns
 
J. Mayer H. Architects
Danfoss Universe
 
Massimo Curzi
Floriculturists House
 
LIN, Finn Geipel + Giulia Andi
Alvole 14 Transformation of a Submarine Base, Saint-Nazaire
 
SeARCH
Tower Power
 
SeARCH & Christian Mller Architects
The Hole
 
Feature 2:
2007 Aga Khan Award for Architecture
 
The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by His Highness the Aga Khan in 1977 to identify and encourage building concepts that successfully address the needs and aspirations of Muslim societies. The Award recognises examples of architectural excellence in all the places where Muslims live, in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community improvement and development, historic preservation, reuse and area conservation, as well as landscape design and improvement of the environment. The Award, presented once every three years, marks its 30th anniversary this year, and the completion of the 10th cycle of the programme.
 
Master Jury Statement (excerpt)
The 2007 Aga Khan Award Master Jury recognises how architecture and the built environment define the diverse and divergent paths that lead to the capacious lifeworlds of contemporary Muslim societies. Our challenge was to judge the complex negotiation that architecture represents between, on the one hand, the sense of satisfaction and belonging that a building a home provides and, on the other, worldly ambitions and affiliations that are unconstrained by the retaining wall, village boundary or national frontier. Of 343 nominations, we shortlisted 27 projects for on-site review, and from these selected nine projects for recognition. Rather than grouping these projects under a common theme, or attempting to weigh them against a strict measure of quality, we proposed a set of curatorial principles to inform and guide us. Muslim Societies / Muslim Realities, Restoration, Conservation and Contemporaneity, Scale and Variety, and Sustainability are some of the curatorial principles with which we attempted to transform the expectations associated with the Award.
 
Essay: Aga Khan Award for Architecture: Crossing Borders
Brigitte Shim
 
Interview: Significance of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture
Fumihiko Maki
 
Dick van Gameren and Bjarne Mastenbroek
Royal Netherlands Embassy
 
Anna Heringer and Eike Roswag
School in Rudrapur
 
GTZ Technical Office and GOPHCY
Rehabilitation of the City of Shibam
 
Samir Kassir Square
Central Market
University of Technology Petronas
Restoration of the Amiriya Complex
Moulmein Rise Residential Tower
Rehabilitation of the Walled City
 
Book Review:
VOLUME 12: Al Manakh
Edited by Rem Koolhaas, Mitra Khoubrou, Ole Bouman