Explorations in structure
Coming soon… Cover up at London’s “Cheesegrater” tower?
First Parisian skyscraper in 40 years gets the go ahead
Project 120 Chicago and Yoko Ono announce construction of ‘Sky Landing’
London - Alexander Mcqueen Savage Beauty
Alexander Mcqueen, Savage Beauty. V&A Museum, London
Amsterdam - Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfront
Every Friday (3, 10, 17, 24 April and continuing)
Crash Course & Tour along the Waterfron
Amsterdam - Building for Biodiversity
The exhibition Building for Biodiversity displays how cities can be transformed into an en
Berlin - Radically Modern: Planning and construction in 1960s Berlin
The Museum of Modern Art, Photography and Architecture, Berlinische Galerie, will reopen a
Dror unveils innovative concepts for three tall buildings in New York
Dror Benshetrit who leads the eponymous firm Dror, has unveiled conceptual designs for three residential buildings in New York that explore new ways to improve the living experience of urban dwellers through experiments in structure. Two of the projects, 100 Varick and 350 Bowery, have been commissioned by developers. The third and more adventuresome of the three, 281 5th Avenue, comes from the imagination with no plans at present to realise.
Those familiar with Norman Foster’s Hearst building will certainly note a kinship between it and Dror’s proposal for 100 Varick. Dror’s design, which like Foster’s is based on the diagrid, was created for developer Michael Shvo. It explores the issue of weight distribution using a QuaDror exoskeleton, where glass volumes are inserted into apertures formed by the frame. The result is column free interior space and 25 f