Issue No.107 // 07 September 2007
Just the ticket...

New book turns tide of opinion on multi-storey car parks

Architecture featured in many of the UK nationals this week in the unusual guise of multi-story car parks. The familiar structures have been much loathed for decades by the general public but now an increasing groundswell of opinion is saying that they may in fact be one the “purest forms of architecture.” In this week’s London Sunday Telegraph, multi storey car parks were described as, “bleakly and undeniably joyless.” A view probably shared by many of us. But that could be about to change. A new book by London architect, Simon Henley, the Architecture of Parking, is awakening a secret nostalgia in us and even converting staunch enemies into allies. A fact reinforced by the writer of the Telegraph article, Neil Lyndon who admits that he is now a reluctant convert. ..........more

PAM's extra space in Oregon
Ann Beha Architects recently completed a major expansion and restoration project for the Portland Art Museum. Formerly a closed, windowless structure, this historic Masonic Temple now provides over 140,000sf of new space for contemporary ...........more

Salzburg's premier stadium
Stadium Salzburg, home to the most visited games in the Austrian premier football league and a venue for the coming European Football Championships in 2008, will soon present itself in the spirit of innovation and denouement. Located in the ...........more

Shopper's delight in Mexico
This project comes to set a new architectural statement in the Pedregal area of Mexico City. The way that this building relates with its context, is by breaking up with what is common to the zone, which are big houses in big areas surrounded ...........more

The Paris Philharmonic
The Philharmonic Society of Paris, with the associated support from the State and the Town of Paris will undertake the construction of a musical building centered on a large concert hall of 2 400 places approximately in the Park from the Villette in Paris ...........more

Japan's wooden town hall
The town of Yusuhara in Kochi Prefecture, known for its urban development using “Japanese Cedar”, has a new starting point for its community with the “Kino-machi Hall” (Town Hall), the largest scaled “Wooden” town hall in Japan. Considering ...........more

From around the world
Parking structures
Strange but true
Podcast - Simon Henley and Catherine Croft talk to WAN
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