A Formal Tension
2 Projects
Live/Work Hybrids
7 Projects
Recovering Wood
6 Projects

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Shigeru Ban receives the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize
Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2014 _ Smiljan Radic
New Entrance and Visitor Center of Alhambra
_ Álvaro Siza Viera + Juan Domingo Santos
Tower vs Antenna _ Smiljan Radic + Gabriela Medrano + Ricardo Serpell
Digital Valley _ OMA
Vernacular Versatility _ YongJu Lee
Willow Theater _ Tim Lai Architect + Brad Steinmetz Stage Design
Kineforum Misbar _ Csutoras & Liando

A Formal Tension
A Formal Tension _ Silvio Carta
Emerson College Los Angeles Center _ Morphosis Architects
House of Music in Aalborg _ Coop Himmelb(l)

Live/Work Hybrids
Live / Work Hybrids _ Douglas Murphy
SISII _ Yuko Nagayama & Associates
Koen Van Den Broek Studio _ Haerynck Vanmeirhaeghe Architecten
Draft Studio and House _ Estudio Elgue
The Green Studio _ Fraher Architects
Underground Garage Architecture Office _ Carlo Bagliani
Office in Rice Field _ Akitoshi Ukai / AUAU
Roduit Studio _ Savioz Fabrizzi Architectes

Recovering Wood
Recovering Wood _ Tom Van Malderen
Tamedia Office Building _ Shigeru Ban Architects
Bishop Edward King Chapel _ Níall McLaughlin Architects
Jackson Hole Airport _ Gensler
Pisek City Forest Administration _ HAMR
Pavilion for Horticultural Show _ Dethier Architecture
Reussdelta Observation Tower _ Gion A. Caminada

Live/Work Hybrids

Live/Work Hybrids
Lewis Mumford, in The City in History, noted that the medieval synthesis of living and working space only remained in the modern city through the studios of painters and architects. The office block, barely 200 years old as a typology, has come to be one of the most prominent types of building in the contemporary city. With automation continually diminishing manual labour, and with urbanization still accelerating, what kind of office space we work in future will be incredibly important.
For at least 50 years technological advancement has encouraged the prediction that the office will become obsolete, but there is still a very stubborn need for people to come together and work in close proximity. But does the advance of communications technology in the 21st century finally make the dissolution of the office possible? Here we look at a number of small office projects that raise questions about the way working space will be organised in future. written by Douglas Murphy

Recovering Wood

Recovering Wood
Although wood has always been around as a resourceful material for all sorts of creations and purposes, its popularity as a building material has been under the influence of changing tastes and demeanours throughout history. The possibilities and merits of wood were at the start exposed through extensive use and experimentation, and more recently by systematic research and the advance of ground-breaking manufacturing processes. Concerns about our environment also precipitated the discovery that wood is a renewable resource, and offers alternative routes to challenge our generally carbon-hungry construction industry.
The projects illustrated within this chapter show the recovery of wood as a contemporary construction material and reveal a wide array of motivations for this renewed interest. They touch upon a number of reoccurring themes within architecture like our position versus “nature”, and show us that the application of wood can soften the dichotomies between our natural and built environment. The rojects emphasize our longstanding relation with nature and the impact the presence of wood has on our health, both psychologically and physiologically. They demonstrate how technological discoveries turned our traditional carpentry into a dynamic practice and help us understand how culture and construction condition one another. Wood is back in fashion and last but not least is making its return as a key construction material at the very centre of our cities. written by Tom Van Malderen