16/06/2021

ZHA partners with Hyperloop Italia

Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has signed an agreement with Hyperloop Italia to jointly design its next phase of works that marks a turning point for the future of transport Hyperloop transports passengers at very high...

31/05/2021

Lacaton & Vassal. 1991-2021

Faithful to a radical understanding of the profession, the recipients of the latest Pritzker Prize have over three decades developed a highly committed architecture that has managed to translate the social and environmental...

21/05/2021

Biennale Architettura 2021

“How will we live together?” This is the title of the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens with 61 participating countries. The motto reflects a turn toward social, even political concerns that has been...

31/05/2021

Miralles Tagliabue EMBT at Venice Biennale

The firm Benedetta Tagliabue - Miralles Tagliabue EMBT is participating in the 2021 Venice Architecture Biennale with two works: the installation Living within a Market – Outside space is also Home, to be found in space...

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Highlights

11/06/2021

Chillida Leku inaugurates ‘Tàpies in Zabalaga’

In the Zabalaga country house estate located in Hernani (Guipúzcoa), near San Sebastián, Chillida Leku has inaugurated the first exhibition of its program of artists other than Chillida. On view through 10 January 2022...

10/06/2021

Cemetery of Igualada, 30 years later

Arnau Rovira shares his photographs of the municipal cemetery of Igualada (Barcelona), a work of Enric Miralles and Carme Pinós, completed in the 1990s. The rites of passage between life and death are acted out...

10/06/2021

MVRDV launches the ‘Rooftop Catalogue’

In modern cities, miles of unused flat rooftops await a new function. In Rotterdam alone we have over 18 square kilometers of unused flat roof. That must change, and the rooftops can provide the space to realize the...

09/06/2021

Libraries in Digital Times

‘This will kill that.’ In Victor Hugo’s prophecy – which was also McLuhan’s – ‘this’ referred to books and ‘that’ to cathedrals. It was a process of creative destruction that lasted as long as it took digitalization to arrive...

Spain 2021

The Yearbook takes stock of a year in which the world witnessed the devastating effects of covid-19, with strict lockdowns that made us reflect on the responsibility of architects in creating quality spaces. Some of the latest projects completed in Spain give a glimpse of the path our architecture will take in a particularly difficult context. The selection featured here shows a growing interest in reuse, a rising number of refurbishment projects, and a heightened sensibility towards both natural landscape and built context. And as every year, Luis Fernández-Galiano analyzes the main architectural events and the key issues of the international panorama.

Reiulf Ramstad

The Nordic sensibility is for the architect Reiulf Ramstad a living reality with an identity that has all it takes to find a place in the arenas of globalization. This issue presents four buildings of his Norwegian practice: the Romsdal Folk Museum in Molde, the Kornets Hus gastronomic center in Hjørring, Hotel 48º Nord in Breitenbach, and the Micro Cluster Cabins for a family in Herfell. In the Art/Culture section, Eduardo Prieto revises the figure of Jean Prouvé, and Marina Otero critiques the recent trajectory of OMA. The dossier looks at Frugal France by featuring French offices pursuing the trail of Lacaton & Vassal. 

Caruso St John

Caruso St John Architects has a wide range of work and long experience working in historic locations. The competition section includes five winning schemes for Europe and Asia by Spanish studios – Barozzi Veiga, Nieto Sobejano, Pinearq, EMBT Miralles Tagliabue, and AZPML. The issue also includes six cabins built in different parts of the world. The building selected for the construction section is the House of Hungarian Music by Sou Fujimoto. The exhibitions chapter is dedicated to the illustrator Sergio García Sánchez. And the issues closes with photographs taken by Fernando Moleres during an Antarctic campaign.

Other publications

Future

14/06/2021

China's Zhurong Mars rover takes a selfie

BBC   China's Zhurong rover has sent back a batch of new images from Mars - including a "selfie". The robot, which landed in May, positioned a wireless camera on the ground and then rolled back a short distance to take...

21/05/2021

China Lands Tianwen-1 Rover on Mars

Scientific American   Jonathan O'Callaghan   Second only to the U.S. in a fully successful Mars landing, China is now set to explore the Utopia Planitia region of the Red Planet’s surface. And then there were two: today China says it safely landed a spacecraft...

Interiors

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

Bill Gates   When I worked at Microsoft, it was always a thrill to see a product we’d been working on for years finally get released to the public. I’m feeling the same sense of anticipation today. My new book on climate change...

The World after the Pandemic

Norman Foster   The history of cities and the buildings that comprise them is inextricably linked to the ever-recurring pattern of disease and issues of public health. There are countless examples. The Cholera outbreak of the 1850s...

12/04/2021

Porcelánico 20MM for outdoors, by Grespania

After months of lockdown, outdoor projects like terraces and gardens have taken on importance as spots for socializing. The 20MM-thick porcelain material developed by Grupo Grespania is ideal for these spaces...

07/04/2021

Personalized homes in demand

Homes designed and built on the basis of consumer specifications – in accordance with the style, needs, and priorities of the to-be occupant – have in the past few years been a growing trend in the real...

11/06/2021

Gottfried Böhm (1920-2021)

Gottfried Böhm has died at the age of 101. A grandson, son, and father of architects, he was given the prestigious Pritzker Prize in 1986. Böhn was a sculptor among..

28/05/2021

Jaime Lerner (1937-2021)

Jaime Lerner, architect, urban planner, former president of the International Union of Architects (UIA), has died of complications triggered by a chronic...