Arquitectura Viva 241: Sancho-Madridejos
Pleasures of the Fold. In the fertile formal laboratory of Juan Carlos Sancho and Sol Madridejos, the fold is an instrument with great potential in their quest to attain structural, spatial, and material coherence in a single sweeping gesture. Arquitectura Viva presents a selection of four Spanish works, from a small chapel to a large educational complex, concluding with a recent international project.
The magazine's dossier features two museums that officially opened in recent months and which illustrate the trend of displaying collections in 'visitable storehouses,' free of exhibition criteria: the Musée de la Romanité in Narbonne, by Foster + Partners; and the Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, by MVRDV.
In Art and Culture, Patrick Templeton writes on Thomas Heatherwick's iconic projects in Manhattan, questioning their utility as public spaces, and Javier Escalonilla sketches the Paul Nelson's life straddling two continents. And the usual News, Books, and Products sections are complemented by a tribute to Ricardo Bofill, with Luis Fernández-Galiano declaring the stature of the recently deceased Catalan master.