MAD Architects, led by Ma Yansong, unveils “Mirage” ─ a renovation proposal for Montparnasse Tower in Paris, France. MAD’s design transforms this huge black monolithic building ─ positioned in the city center ─ into an artistic lighting installation that reflects the city upside down.
MORE proposed a radical design strategy, not based on program, but on embracing change. The key driver for this new Chinese office building is the unpredictability of the environment and the ability of the office to adapt.
Analysis of 6 million pieces of data has revealed that the knowledge framework underpinning the construction industry is no longer fit for purpose. Practitioners do not have easy access to critical knowledge, and so it is inevitable that mistakes will be made.
One of a portfolio of daring holiday home architecture in the midst of the Catalan wilderness for French real estate developer Christian Bourdais: 12 architects have designed unique and expressive vacation properties.
The Indoor Sports Centre at the University of Birmingham designed by Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands includes Birmingham’s first Olympic-standard swimming pool, together with a range of sports halls and gyms, laboratories and testing facilities.
extended opening until 19 November. Review by architect Eleonora Nicoletti, “The first impression I had…can be summarised by a single adjective: joyous.” Also featured is architect Adrian Welch’s interview with AECOM about their role in this internationally renowned cultural project on the lawns of Kensington Gardens.
Surface Design Awards news – one week to enter: focusing on interior and exterior surfaces, connecting innovative materials with architect and designer specifiers, at Business Design Centre, Islington, London: 13 awards across 7 different categories.
Royal Institute of British Architects news – Pablo Bronstein: Conservatism, or The Long Reign of Pseudo Georgian Architecture, opens 21 September – third in a series of special commissioned exhibitions with artists: 50 new drawings by this British-Argentinian artist.
Fifty new drawings by the British-Argentinian artist Pablo Bronstein, are framed alongside a selection of rarely-seen historical Georgian and Neo-Georgian material from the RIBA Collections; the exhibition focusses on buildings constructed during the second half of the twentieth century in an ostensibly ‘Georgian’ style.
Kjellander Sjöberg Arkitektkontor news – The exhibition Commoning Kits at Form/Design Center in Malmö presents 13 proposals of how new meeting places can be created to generate and kick-start qualitative development and community in an urban district.
Combustible cladding found in 57 private high-rise properties in Glasgow. Checks on buildings across Scotland followed the fatal Grenfell Tower fire in London. The towers date from before 2005 when new regs came in.
Lighting shouldn’t be an after-thought. Good architects should take every element into consideration when working on their designs. Early involvement by a lighting designer, prior to planning, will make a fundamental difference to the architecture – it can even provide inspiration.
AIT-Award 2018 best in interior and architecture, an international award for realized projects in architecture and interior design in ten different categories aswell as two special categories.