Architecture and philanthropy combine, as Frankfurt's Stefan Forster chops off entire floors of social housing blocks in need of renovation and Julie D. Taylor makes sure designers get the credit they deserve. Sun Jiwei, mayor of Shanghai's Jaiding district, uses his training as an architect to tackle problems in the city. In Los Angeles, preservationist John English sells people on the idea that buildings are worth protecting. Aires Mateus' house in Leiria breaks the mould.
Go Hasegawa, RCR, Carsten Roth, Kino Architects, NAF, Bernard Tschumi, Pedro Gadango, Sameep Padora, Plant, 3Gatti, Juan Agustin Soza, Nikken Sekkei
AAT + Makoto Yokomizo (Tokyo), Köbberling/KAL Twasser (Berlin)
- UNStudio in Cheonan: The department store UNStudio built in Cheonan first lures visitors inside and then upwards.
- Suppose Design in Hiroshima: Makoto Tanijiri knows how to create an ocean of space despite a limited surface area.
- Carlos Casanueva in Pinar de Castellanos: Carlos Casanueva created a house that winks playfully at the 1960s.
- Aires Mateus in Leiria: A house designed by Aires Mateus breaks the mould.
- Sun Jiwei in Jiading: Sun Jiwei, mayor of Shanghai’s Jiading district, uses his experience as an architect to tackle the problems of his city.
- Julie D. Taylor in Los Angeles: Julie D. Taylor makes sure designers get the credit they deserve.
- Stefan Forster in Frankfurt am Main: Stefan Forster chops off entire floors of social housing blocks in need of renovation.
- Meixner Schlüter Wendt in Frankfurt am Main: Meixner Schlüter Wendt opens its arms to the remains of a post-war bungalow.
- EM2N in Winterthur: Swiss project developer DN2M bought an empty supermarket in Winterthur, and EM2N architects converted the building into five unusual apartments.
- John English in Los Angeles: Preservationist John English sells people on the idea that buildings are worth protecting.
- Letter from Weston-Super-Mare: Grant Gibson travelled to British season resort Weston-Super-Mare.
- Collector, seller and publisher William Stout (San Francisco)
- Buildings that can change shape by Orambra (Chicago)