Issue No.160 // 23 September 2008
 
Ecclesiastical revelation...
Copyright Roos Aldershoff

Countdown to Battle of Barcelona brings out the best of the best…

As the countdown to the Battle of Barcelona begins, (World Architecture Festival or WAF as it's better known), so some incredible examples of contemporary architecture are coming to light. This is just one of 224 projects longlisted for the three days of presentations, knockouts, eliminations and for a few, Glory. Dutch architects Merkx+Girod have used the novel location of a church to create this dramatic modern Bookstore for clients Selexyz Dominicanen. Merkx+Girod were commissioned by the Dutch booksellers to convert the......more

Flying low at JFK
Gensler’s new Terminal 5 at JFK tailored for a low profile: Providing service to 20 million passengers a year, the new Terminal 5 at New York’s JFK airport maintains a surprisingly low profile. It’s design, while still remarkable and sleek, is “low profile with intent”......more

Herzog & de Meuron reach for the sky
The Swiss architects take their expertise to new heights with their first residential tower: Standing precariously like a giant glass and steel Jenga tower, Herzog & de Meuron’s ambitious first skyscraper design will offer unique living spaces strictly for the super......more

Nature driven design to the core
Preeminent natural history museum to reopen under green blanket of living roof: The sustainable new home for the California Academy of Sciences will open its many doors on the 27th of September after nearly a decade of planning and the largest......more

La Défense' new kid on the block
First images of Portzamparc's Granite Tower offices in La Défense, Paris: Christian de Portzamparc commenced the design for this 180m tall office block in 2001. Designed for Groupe Société Générale it now accompanies the Société Générale twin......more

From commodity to collaboration
The Charleroi Museum of Photography challenges architecture’s role in society through collaborative design: Recently completed in Mont-sur-Marchienne in Belgium, the extension to the Charleroi Museum of Photography intends to create a dialogue......more

CBA set up camp
Mudgee Permanent Camping designed by Casey Brown Architecture is a dream come true for the clients: The permanent camp is located on a remote pristine mountain on a sheep station in central western NSW, Australia. The tower is sited at the......more

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