Mark #33

Aug/Sep 2011

We’re going green, both indoors and out. In Japan, architect Takashi Fujino’s new office is an interior landscape under a glass roof, while Takeshi Hosaka designed a house for two people, two cats, the sun, rain and wind. Read a letter from Steve Parnell in Sheffield, the UK’s greatest city. Meanwhile, X-TU Architects’ Jeongok Prehistory Museum transports visitors back to the Stone Age, and SelgasCano’s luminous outlet for youthful exuberance is literally lighting up Mérida.

CONTENTS

Cross Section
BCHO Architects, Alphaville Osaka, Emmanuelle Moureaux, BE-FUN Design, King Roselli Architetti, Obermoser, Chan-joong Kim + Taek, Sarah Greenwood, Suppose Design, BNKR Arquitectura, Theo Deutinger, MIAS Architects, Mejiro Studio, Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier, Muir Mendes, Malik Architecture, Hofman Dujardin, X-Ten Architecture, Subarquitectura

Viewpoint
Stéphane Maupin (Paris) Kazunori Fujimoto (Fukuyama)

Long Section

  • X-TU Architects in Jeongok: The Jeongok Prehistory Museum transports visitors back to the Stone Age.
  • SelgasCano in Mérida: SelgasCano created a luminous outlet for youthful exuberance in Spanish Mérida.
  • J. Mayer H. in Seville: Jürgen Mayer H realized an immense wooden canopy in the heart of the Spanish city of Seville.
  • Larry Gainen in New York: Lawyer Larry Gainen recalls some ‘architectural’ horror stories from his legal practice.
  • Takeshi Hosaka Architects in Tokyo: Takeshi Hosaka designed a house for two people, two cats, the sun, the rain and the wind.
  • Ikimono Architects in Takasaki: The new office of architect Takashi Fujino is an interior landscape under a glass roof.
  • Yukiko Nadamoto in Yoichi: Yukiko Nadamoto used urban models in the design of her most recently completed house in Hokkaido.
  • Letter from Sheffield: Steve Parnell reports from the UK’s greenest city.
  • Christian de Portzamparc in Rio de Janeiro: Christian de Portzamparc admits his concert hall in Rio looks very Brazilian, but it wasn’t on purpose.
  • Niccolò Baldassini in Paris: Structural engineer Niccolò Baldassini of RFR offers a glimpse behind the scenes of buildings designed by Frank Gehry, Tom Mayne and Renzo Piano.

Service Area

  • Vernacular literature with Momoyo Kaijima
  • Termite design by Rupert Soar
  • Collapsible blocks and frames by Studio Dror