Urban How
4 Projects
Dwell How
3 Projects 
10 Projects 

216p / pb / USD 29.4

from Korea
from other Countries


University of Canberra Campus_MORQ

New BMVR Library in Caen, France_OMA

Museum of Tolerance in Jerusalem_Chyutin Architects

AIM International Competition_ Massoud Afsarmanesh+Ali Afsarmanesh

Snowflake_Accent Design Group


Urban How

Urban Acupuncture_Mauricio Scarciglia

Media Library in Oloron-Sainte-Marie_Pascale Guédot Architecte

University of Technology of Troyes_Intégral Lipsky + Rollet architects

Daelim International House_ Cooparch Architects and Associates + MinAh Lee + WooIll Kim

2501_October + Sekino Architects Office


Dwell How

House and Terrain: Blurring the Boundaries_Silvio Carta

House among Pines_Xpiral Arquitectura

House in Joanópolis_Una Arquitetos

House in the Forest_Parque Humano



We are adding_Diego Terna

The Horse on the Ceiling_zauberscho[e]n+Buehler and Buehler Architects

Primary School at Kuchl_Kadawittfeldarchitektur

Faculty of Architecture, Design and Art in Diego Portales University_

Ricardo Abuauad Abujatum

The Waterhouse at South Bund_NHDRO-Neri&Hu Design and Research Office

Hankai House_Katsuhiro Miyamoto & Associates

Flag_propeller z

House in Frontenex_Charles Pictet Architecte

LaM – Lille Modern Art Museum_Manuelle Gautrand

Linz Castle Museum Southern Wing_HoG Architektur

Square-Brussels Meeting Center_A.2R.C


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It's not a coincidence if someone built a chapel on the ruins of a temple to Hercules. And it is not by chance that it is dedicated to the Holy Power. Because, perhaps unconsciously, perhaps with an enlightened vision of the future, this small church will have to withstand the city's urban growth.
And so it happens that when walking in the vital chaos at the centre of Athens, one comes across a tiny Orthodox church squeezed between the pillars that support the entrance portico of a giant building.
Agia Dynamis (Holy Power) was built in the sixteenth century by the Order of the Monastery of the Assumption of Pendeli (Attica): a single hall ends with a slender apse, in which one enters through a stone portal. Every morning a monk placed vases around the entrance and waters them. This normality seems a kind of visual hallucination, a glimpse of a science-fiction world. But the little chapel, with a double Greek flag and creeper that covers much of the roof, is here, under the Ministry of Education and Religion (unconsciously?).
Written by Diego Terna
Urban How

Urban Acupuncture
This article illustrates three projects, located respectively in France, Japan and Korea: three distinct countries utilizing three solutions that reflect their distinct ideologies and approaches in design. Once more, the mix between cultural background and genius loci with the premises of local architecture delineate the rules for the production of works of architecture that reflect the unique character of the place. What the three projects show in common is a sensitive urban approach, one capable of finding architectural solutions deeply rooted in the local condition.
The precise process of these projects – one that recalls the light, accurate touch of the acupuncturist   generates building that enter into dialog with the surrounding public spaces, acting almost as negatives of them.
Each building certainly uses distinct architectural languages, more or less related to an existing historical condition. For example, the University of Technology of Troyes distills typological elements from the urban fabric of the historical center where it is located. By contrast, the 2501 housing complex and the Daelim International House relate to the scale of the local buildings, using a more neutral, cold materialization. In any case, however, each of the three buildings becomes a “catalyst” in its surrounding setting, embracing the site and integrating with the other actors of the urban plot.
Written by Maurizio Scarciglia