We're excited to present the first issue of the new eMagazine from World-Architects.com. It is published every two weeks, alternating with our existing Newsletter. Editorial content is the focus of the eMagazine, centered on the Insight feature, which includes interviews with clients, visits to architecture offices, and discussions with academics, curators, and other voices. Shorter features include Found—a visual that struck our fancy—a selection of Headlines from the past two weeks, a Building of the Week from one of our national platforms, a short Film of interest, and a Product spotlight.
The goal is to present the broad spectrum of architectural culture and highlight important trends and developments. Like the rest of World-Architects.com, content is curated by our country representatives, reflecting the international nature of the platform and the world of architecture.
Many thanks to our launch partners—Holcim Foundation, MDT-tex, Vitra, Zumtobel Lighting—for making our new eMagazine even better.
We hope you enjoy the eMagazine and look forward to your comments.
Yasuaki Onishi - reverse of volume RG- Visitors to the Rice University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas are confronted with a topographical form suspended from the ceiling. The latest iteration in Yasuaki Onishi's reverse of volume series (on display until June 24, 2012) also uses plastic sheeting and black hot glue to "leave clues on the space," as the artist has said. His process involves using stacked cardboard boxes as a formwork that is removed to create its trace, an accessible space below the translucent plastic. jh
Palais de Tokyo Reopens
The Palais de Tokyo in Paris reopened on April 12, 2012 after a major renovation that makes it the largest contemporary arts center in Europe. more
2012 COTE Top Ten Green Projects
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have announced their selection of the best in sustainable design. more
Aizhai Bridge Completed
A bridge billed as the world's highest and longest tunnel-to-tunnel span opened in China's Hunan province recently. more
Photo: Michael Moran
Claremont University Consortium:
An existing maintenance building was renovated into the administrative center for the Claremont University Consortium, which provides services and programs for eight colleges in the Los Angeles area. The mundane nature of the original is transformed in LTL Architects' remarkable design that veils a wood screen over parts of the exterior. Inside, the open environment receives cohesion through the undulating ceiling members.
Austrian Cultural Forum at 10- In 1992 Raimund Abraham won the competition for a new Austrian Cultural Instutite in Midtown Manhattan, beating 225 other competitors, all of Austrian descent. It took ten years to realize the 24-story building, renamed the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (ACFNY) when it opened its doors to the public on April 18, 2002. On the 10th anniversary of the building's completion—the 20th anniversary of the competition—World-Architects.com spoke with ACFNY Director Andreas Stadler to get his perspective on the building.
Twin brothers Ryan and Trevor Oakes devote their artwork to exploring visual perception and its representation. Together they designed "the easel", a curving, gridded canvas propped upon a tripod that allows one eye to focus on the paper while the other looks at the perceived environment to be drawn. For an exhibition at EMPAC Rensselaer in Troy, New York, the brothers created an immersive drawing of the Grimshaw-designed concert hall, documented in this film.
As part of Topotek1's competition-winning project of a small corner lot in Berlin-Köpenick, MDT-tex designed a large rectractable umbrella in red, matching the surface below. When open, the umbrella marks the space's use as a market, but when closed, it reverts to a parking lot. More
For any kind of feedback, please contact the Editor-in-Chief, John Hill. If you wish to cancel our Newsletter, please click the following link: cancel.