Transforming Urban Transportation
5 Projects 
Public Spaces & Urban Scale Projects
4 Projects 
Japanese Urban Dwell
Traditional Modernity
4 Projects 

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Transforming Urban Transportation
Transforming Urban Transportation _ Andrew Tang
Twin Stations _ Spora Architects
Rotterdam Central Station _ Team CS
High Speed Train Station in Logrono _ Abalos + Sentkiewicz Arquitectos
Garibaldi Square _ Dominique Perrault Architecture
White Bay Cruise Terminal _ Johnson Pilton Walker

Public Spaces and Urban Scale Project
Public Spaces and Urban Scale Projects _ Heidi Saarinen
Pormetxeta Square in Barakaldo _ MTM Arquitectos + Xpiral Arquitectura
Forum Sintra _ ARX
Mapfre Complex _ TSM Asociados

Japanese Urban Dwell
Traditional Modernity
Traditional Modernity - Japanese Urban Dwell _ Michele Stramezzi
House K _ Hiroyuki Shinozaki Architects
Promenade House _ FORM / Kouichi Kimura Architects
Shirasu House _ ARAY Architecture
Okusawa House _ Hiroyuki Ito Architects + O.F.D.A
Beyond the Hill _ acaa / Kazuhiko Kishimoto
House of Cedar _ Suga Atelier
Life in Spiral _ Hideaki Takayanagi Architects
Balcony House _ Ryo Matsui Architects

Public Spaces and Urban Scale Projects

Public Spaces and Urban Scale Projects
Public spaces and squares have become the connectors of people, services and other everyday essentials. Much is invested into surrounding location, design and amenities. Emphasis is placed on the experience and the different ways that these urban connectors have become social and cultural components in the public realm.
Shopping malls and squares get updated, redesigned or rebuilt all together and new contenders spring up competing with the latest needs and services. With location important for access and adding to the existing landscape, new infrastructure will enable the continued connections not just to the squares and malls, but also between the existing city heritage through the new intersections.
Cities need public spaces and services that fulfill the demanding requirements of its residents and visitors. Essential is also the in-between activity that takes place in the city, the mall and the square. The walk between the school and the river, the journey to meet friends and the place to sit and wait in the mall whilst admiring the landscape beyond are all key factors. With less time and more demanding lifestyles, the architecture and design of new urban projects incorporate exciting and innovative details, providing us with stimulating retail and social experiences. written by Heidi Saarinen

Traditional Modernity - Japanese Urban Dwell
Japanese is nowadays the only kind of Architecture which can still maintain a specific national defined spirit and character. Amongst different styles and languages of contemporary production we can always and easily read the originality of a Japanese Architecture. Minimalism is the main feature associated to Japanese style, but with a particular twist of originality and poetic lightness. A daring Architecture which seems to have found a way to be iconic and yet selfless. There is something within this way of understanding, approach and produce architecture which particularly matches the zeitgeist of our times. Beside the general appreciation Japanese Architecture earns amongst the public we had also the prestigious award of the Pritzker Prize assigned for the consecutive past two years to a Japanese Architect. Beside the work of the Masters, there is a rich production from small scale and not yet famous Architectural offices. The scale of this production is that of the detached single family house.
Because Architecture is a synergy of designer attitude and client acceptance, the residential architecture can be considered as the most pure for representing the spirit of a place. Most of design solutions adopted by Japanese architects would probably not be accepted in other parts of the world. written by Heidi Saarinen