Bjarke Ingels's firm BIG has won the competition for The Village, a non-academic student center in the Homewood campus, in Baltimore, of Johns Hopkins University. Encompassing 13,935 square meters, the fragmented and cascading composition of stacked timber volumes presents flat roofs where photovoltaic panels are installed. Likened to a village adapted to sloping terrain, it will be a venue for a variety of social activities besides containing spaces for the performing arts and dining. The flexible facilities with interiors bathed in natural light open out to open-air public spaces, including the entrance plaza. Red-brick pathways are a gesture of connecting with the other buildings on campus. Construction work is slated to start in 2022, for completion in 2024.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.