Japan 2011, a terrible earthquake + tsunami stroke entire cities and put people into caos. In front of emergency, loss and alienation, can architecture give any help? In 2011 Japan was hit by a strong earthquake (the most powerful ever registered in the country) and the Government immediately started rebuilding plans. These rebuilding strategies are submitted to strict rules, on order to optimize time and saving money…and leave very little freedom to architects, too little for those that see high potential post-emergency rebuilding. The KYSIN group is set up exactly in this occasion.
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An Archiscapes Chrismas !
J. and W. Grimm Zentrum’s library in Berlin | Max Dudler.
With its wooden hall, rhythmic interior and progressive setback of the reading platforms… With its combination of natural lighting and personal spotlights, this library is an austere yet comforting place that encapsulates the nature of its program and function.
Human activities, along with their results and effects on the environment, create an anthropic landscape that we’ve come to identify with unspoiled nature: the forest and the grassland are no different from the crops and open mines.
Gabriele Basilico, an architectural photographer from another era: A gallery that will shine a new light on the ordinary of architecture: a dimension of the city often overlooked.
urban design & landscape architecture: An interactive public space, flexible in use, that changes throughout the day and from season to season.
The Grand Theatre in Albi, France, aims to trigger the transformation of the urban texture as well as boost the city’s cultural influence: this building is conceived as an architectural symbol and a landmark on the outskirts of the historical centre.
ICA Boston by Diller Scofidio + Renfro
UN Studio | Theme Pavilion for the World Horticultural Expo (2014) in Qingdao, China.
A concept born from the Chinese Rose… with facade programming, recognizable routing and future flexibility.