Eurasian Serenity

TLMAG Winter 2015 issue With Tadao Ando’s Vitra Campus conference pavilion gleaming in the mind, deeper research reveals that Zen architecture has become something entirely different than Zenshūyo (Zen) – the Japanese Buddhist style derived from Chinese Song Dynasty architecture. Ryue Nishizawa (SANAA) makes this clear in an interview about the Teshima museum: “There must be some relationship between our architecture and Zen, but…

The new green frontier

CONTEMPORARY STANDARD Week 44 Written by Eleonora Usseglio Prinsi & Desy Frezet Artwork Diego Soprana One gets lost admiring photos of the German photographer Michael Wolf. It is difficult to detect the subject of the image, difficult to perceive ground lines or the horizon, yet one can sense the order that the subject generates. A sequence of…

Industry Mavericks Working States-side

TLMAG Summer 2015 issue “As architects, we use our creativity to serve society – to make our communities better places to live. Through our profession and our life’s work, each of us has shaped and re-shaped the everchanging narrative that is America in both humble and spectacular ways” said Elizabeth Chu Richter, Fellow of the American Institute…

15 mq a filo d’acqua

LIVING CORRIERE 15 Ottobre 2015 Stile scandinavo per gli interni di una houseboat sulle rive del Regent Canal di Londra. Con un tocco glam Passeggiando sulle rive del Regent Canal a Londra ci si ritrova immersi in una piccola Amsterdam, la suggestiva atmosfera di East London diventa la cornice perfetta per il progetto di interni studiato da Bert & May per una barca. Nato come alternativa…

A Londra, doppio Caruso St John per l’arte

IL GIORNALE DELL’ARCHITETTURA 13 Ottobre 2015 Lo studio britannico festeggia i 25 anni di lavoro con due gallerie d’arte a Londra: Newport Street per Damien Hirst e Grosvenor Hill per Larry Gagosian Dopo un’estate all’insegna di parcheggi convertiti in ristoranti, gallerie d’arte, sale da concerto e rooftop di complessi industriali utilizzati come cinema all’aperto, l’area a sud del Tamigi si riconferma tra…

NEW START: a mantra for Italian design firms

CONTEMPORARY STANDARD Week 37 Every year with the approach of Salone del Mobile (Milan Design Week), there are always questions surrounding the state of Italian design. People complain about the lack of spaces for young creatives, others push to promote new cities that effectively support experimentation and new innovations, and some believe that Italian craftsmanship…

INCINERATION LINE Erick van Egeraat Architects

DESIGN EXCHANGE – Issue Summer 2015 Pixelated facades that interact with the city through lighting and digital systems are nothing new. One of the precursors to this trend was perhaps the gigantic Kunsthaus Graz, designed by Peter Cook, Colin Fournier, and their Spacelab team in Austria circa 2003. Renamed by his creators The Friendly Alien, the biomorphic…