David Chipperfield Architects have completed the Liangzhu Culture Museum at Hangzhou, China. The museum, which will house a collection of archaeological findings from the Liangzhu period, is part of a new garden town called Liangzhu Cultural Village. The museum is composed of four parallel bar-shaped volumes, clad in Iranian travertine. The following is from David Chipperfield Architects: – Lian..
A solo exhibition by British designer Max Lamb has opened at Johnson Trading Gallery in New York, featuring a new series of furniture cut from solid rock. The rock chairs are made of a stone called Delaware Bluestone. Top image: Delaware Bluestone Chair (no. 1 ). Above: La Cernia Table The exhibition runs until 7 November at Johnson Trading Gallery, 490 Greenwich Street, New York 10013. Above: D..
Architects: King Roselli Architetti Client: Pontificial Lateran University Location: Rome, Italy Collaborators: Giandomenico Florio, Ulich Grosse, Christina Hoffmann, Arianna Nobile, Enrica Testi, Katia Scarioni, Toyohiko Yamaguchi Project chief: Andrea Ricci Building cost: 7m Euros Interior Cost: 1m Euros Materials: Concrete Project Start: 2004 Project Complete: 2006 Photographers: Santi Caleca..
HOK has released the first images of its dynamic design for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s new British Embassy building in Jakarta. The 3,800 m² scheme is designed over three levels and is located on a 1.5 hectare site in central Jakarta. The project is due to complete in 2011. The design, expressed in a spiralling form, folds around a central protected courtyard and twists up and outward..
Architect: Giancarlo Mazzanti Collaborators: Andres Sarmiento, Juan Manuel Gil, Freddy Pantoja, Camilo Mora, Pedro Saa, Alejandro Pina, Ivan Ucros, Gustavo Vasquez Location: Santo Domingo, Colombia Project Year: 2005 Construction Year: 2007 Constructed Area: 5500 sqm Concrete Structure: Sergio Tobon Steel Structure: Alberto Ashner Photographs: Sergio Gomez Background and needs The Project is loc..
Low-Income Housing with Heart It has been a crucial question for ages: how best to house low-income people in densely populated urban environments. As the world becomes more crowded and urbanised, the matter grows increasingly urgent. Eve Kushner reports. Has anyone come up with a solution to embrace the problem of high-density housing wholeheartedly? Many experiments have failed, and some have ..