A10 40 Lug/Ago 2011


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On The Spot

News And Observations

Olympic Basketball Arena By Wilkinson Eyre Architects, London (Uk)
Sou Fujimoto And Arcvs Win Yet Another Serbian Competition
Fascinating Urban Drama In Riga (Lv)
Update: Urban Infills In The Netherlands
International Ideas Competition For The Palace Of Justice, Brussels (Be)
House Of Lace In Almere (Nl)
And More…


New Projects

Residential Complex, Izmir (Tr) By Teget Architecture
Office/Hotel Renovation, Riga (Lv) By Made Arhitekti
Mixed-Use Development, Belgrade (Rs) By Zenit
Jewish Community Centre, Ulm (De) By Ksg Architecten
Mixed-Use Building, Helsinki (Fi) By Ala Architects


Studio Non Stop: Convincing Architecture

Sanja Gali 38;#263; And Igor Grozdani 38;#263; Of Studio Non Stop From Sarajevo Talk About The Bosnian Context And Their Ambition Of Architectural Storytelling: ‘If We Weren’T Architects, One Could Imagine These Stories Being Shaped With Words Instead Of Construction Materials, As A Literary Work Or Movie Or Theatre Play.’

New Buildings

Housing, Kamnik (Si) By Dekleva Gregori 38;#269; Arhitekti
Urban Complex, Memmingen (De) By Trint + Kreuder
Architecture Faculty, Prague (Cz) By ŠR 225;Mkov 225; Architects
Research Institute For Arts 38; Humanities, Dublin (Ie) By Mccullough Mulvin Architects
Housing Estate, Geneva (Ch) By Group8
House, Kaberneeme (Ee) By Vahur Sova
Homeless Shelter, Pamplona (Es) By Javier Larraz
Cultural-Tourist Complex, Mokrin (Rs) By Studio Autori


Organic Facades

There Was A Time When Building Was Self-Evidently Organic. Huts And Houses, Although Made By Human Hands, Sprang As It Were From Nature. Depending On The Continent And Your Precise Location, You Would Have Seen, As An Integral Part Of The Landscape, Mud Huts With Roofs Of Plaited Reeds, Shelters Assembled From Blocks Of Stone Or Volcanic Rock, All-Wood Dwellings Or Igloos. In Protecting Themselves Against The Elements, Human Beings Emulated Nature In What They Built, In Both Materials And Form.

Focusing On European Countries, Cities And Regions

Russia In Search Of A New Architectural Identity After Communism
A Cross-Country Tour Of Contemporary Architecture In Slovakia
Home: Horst And Christine Lechner’S House 38; Studio, Salzburg (At)
Profile: Medusagroup

Out Of Obscurity

Buildings From The Margins Of Modern History

One Of The Most Remarkable Buildings Of Latvia’S History As A Soviet Republic, It Took Eighteen Years To Build The Dailes Theatre In Riga. Yet Most Of Marta Stana’S Competition-Winning Project From 1959 Survived This Long Building Process, Including Her Spectacular 70-Metre-Long Glass Foyer.