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Novelty Is Nonsense

Film 7. April 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Screenshot
The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art speaks with Adam Caruso of London's Caruso St John Architects about his ideas on history, Modernism, interpreting place, and other influences on how the firm works.
Staab Architekten

General Renovation of the Landtag in Baden-Württemberg

Works 6. April 2017
By: Staab Architekten
Stuttgart, Germany - 2016
Photo: Marcus Ebener
While renovating the landmarked Landtag (state parliament) in Baden-Württemberg — the first construction of a parliament building in Europe after the Second World War — the plenary hall is to be naturally lit and opened up to the adjacent foyer.
Photo: Ian David (All photographs courtesy of RAIC)
The Bahá’í Temple of South America, designed by Toronto's Hariri Pontarini Architects, has won the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Innovation in Architecture Award for 2017.
Photo: William Timmerman Photography
Fougeron Architecture's design of 400 Grove, an apartment building in San Francisco's Hayes Valley neighborhood, groups its 34 residences about a central courtyard, or mews. The porosity of the project's massing is reinforced by the wood dowel façades that overlook both the street and the courtyard.
Kwong Von Glinow Design Office

The Table Top Apartments

Works 5. April 2017
By: Kwong Von Glinow Design Office
New York City New York, USA - 2017
Tenement Massing (All images courtesy of Kwong Von Glinow Design Office)
Kwong Von Glinow Design Office has been awarded first prize for their New York Affordable Housing Challenge competition entry. Their project responds to Mayor de Blasio’s priority placed on creating more affordable housing in New York City, by using both new sites and redeveloping existing sites.

The Promise of Generative Design

Insight 5. April 2017
By: Marc K. Howe
MaRS Generative Design: design options (All images courtesy of Autodesk)
From CAD to BIM, 3D printing, and virtual reality, technology's influence upon architectural production is pervasive and increasingly rapid. Much talk of the next big thing focuses on generative design. But what is it and how will it impact architects? Marc K. Howe spoke with Danil Nagy of Autodesk Research Group's The Living, which is at the forefront of generative design, about the potential of generative design software and how it is being used on one particular project.
Photo: Belén de Benito, courtesy of Fundación Botín
Centro Botín, the first building in Spain designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano, is complete and set to open 23 June 2017 as the permanent home of the Fundación Botín's art, cultural, and educational programs.
Salone del Mobile

SO-IL Breathes Life into Milan

Headlines 4. April 2017
By: John Hill
Photo: Laurian Ghinitoiu (All photographs courtesy of MINI LIVING)
Brooklyn architecture firm SO-IL has teamed up with car maker MINI to create MINI LIVING – Breathe, an installation billed as "a forward-thinking interpretation of resource-conscious, shared city living within a compact footprint" that is on display at Salone del Mobile.
APOLLO / Satoshi Kurosaki

WRAP

Works 4. April 2017
By: APOLLO / Satoshi Kurosaki
Ehime, Japan - 2015
Photo: Masao Nishikawa
The client of this project, working in an advertising agency as a graphic designer, acquired a piece of land on a hilltop with a good view—then requested the design of a residence with airiness and openness.
Snøhetta and Casson Mann

Lascaux IV

Works 3. April 2017
By: Snøhetta and Casson Mann
Montignac, France - 2016
Photo: Boegly + Grazia photographers
The new International Centre for Cave Art in Montignac, France, welcomes visitors to an immersive educational experience of the prehistoric Lascaux cave paintings. Architects Snøhetta and SRA, alongside scenographer Casson Mann, worked closely with a team of archaeologists to create a holistic museum and educational experience.