Beijing National Stadium, known as the Bird’s Nest, the main venue for the Beijing Olympic Games. The Tate Modern, London’s famous art gallery and one of the largest museums for modern art in the world. The Allianz Arena, Munich’s football stadium. .
Norman Foster, the British architect famous for building airports, minimized the aviation industry’s impact on climate change in an interview with Bloomberg. “I would argue that everything has a footprint, and in relative terms, the carbon footprint
My first experiences as an architect were threaded together by a search for lightness. It’s very simple. When you are young, you try to do the opposite of what your father’s been doing. My father was making buildings with sand, concrete, and bricks.
The library of Manchester is arguably one of the most important buildings of my life in terms of influence. There I disovered Le Corbusier’s Towards a New Architecture, the work of Henry-Russell Hitchcock on Frank Lloyd Wright… I discovered those wor
I was born in Matosinhos, in 1933, into a large family. We were five siblings, common at the time, and twelve people living at home, starting with my grandmother, who had come from Brazil as a widow with six children. We ate all together and converse
Memory speaks in these ten interviews with masters. I borrow from Vladimir Nabokov’s autobiography the title for the presentation of these conversations, transcribed as monologues to place the focus on the protagonists, whose voices I hope to have re
Early on, I had two great masters: an artist, Joseph Beuys, and an architect, Aldo Rossi. With them I began to lay the intellectual and formal foundations of my architecture. Rossi was in our time the best-known professor at the school, and he had pl
Increasingly, architects and builders are thinking about how their creations affect the health of the planet. Kunle Adeyemi has built his career around that question. Born in Kaduna, in northern Nigeria, Mr. Adeyemi, 45, is known for his sustainable
To America came my great-great-grandfather in 1848. There’s a huge difference between people that came in the middle of the 19th century and people who came in the middle of the 20th century, especially among Jewish families in the States. There’s a
During the International Architecture Congress of June 2016 held in Pamplona, Rem Koolhaas and Richard Ingersoll talked about the political role of architecture. Richard Ingersoll: Delirious New York remains a masterpiece, a text that introduced to
If I am an architect, it is largely owing to my father. When I finished secondary school, I was especially drawn to the humanities, and seeing me waver, it was he who steered me toward architecture. It was difficult to get into the School at that tim