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Gehry Partners, Heatherwick Studio, D’Houndt+Bajart, UNStudio, Para-Project, TNA, Aedas, Lens°Ass, Kevin Thompson, Hiroshi Nakamura, Kraaijvanger, Andreas Martin-Löf, Toyo Ito, PPAG, Theo Deutinger, Takeshi Hosaka, Spark, Giancarlo Mazzanti, Fort, Moatti-Rivière, Gregory Barrett
Perspective: Two University Complexes in Switzerland
Katharina Marchal delineates Swiss firm EM2N’s conversion of a Zurich milk-processing factory into two universities, apartments, and a museum.
In Juliette Soulez’s companion piece, a group of Swiss ateliers transform the Dreispitz industrial zone into a ‘Campus of the Arts’ for the Academy of Art and Design Basel.
Lisbon-based OTO’s Fogo Natural Park Headquarters lies in ruins after the eruption of the island’s Pico do Fogo volcano.
The Cricoteka Centre in Cracow, Poland, a collaborative effort between local practices nsMoondstudio and Wizja, commemorates the life of Tadeusz Kantor on the Vistula waterfront.
Spanish firm SelgasCano and a group of 12 MIT architecture students discover the practical limitations of honest materials in constructing a health and education pavilion for the nomadic Turkana people.
Belgian artist Xavier Delory virtually vandalises Villa Savoye, among other digital alterations of architectural photography.
KWK Promes merge house and garden in the south Polish town of Katowice.
The founders of French practice Antonini Darmon discuss a few of their social housing projects in Paris and Nantes.
Barcelona’s Garcés De Seta Bonet take a ‘museological’, highly brutalist approach to their three stations for the city’s still incomplete metro line.
Japanese structural engineer Jun Sato employs custom optimisation algorithms to design elaborate, porous frames.
In North Holland, native firm UNStudio design a hedonist villa with a ‘pinched’ plan, drawing the landscape into the house.
Dutch architect Marc Koehler wraps home around office for his artist mother’s abode and raises a summer residence from the dunes of Terschelling.
For a Bookmark feature, Harvard Graduate School of Design professor Rahul Mehrotra laments the decline of the library in his native India and offers a few book recommendations.