Since objects and interiors are often sidelined from architectural discourse, this summer’s bumper issue explores shifts in design scales to unpick the relationship between architecture and furniture. Edwin Heathcote’s keynote discusses today’s ‘furniturisation’ of architecture: from summer pavilions to mobile pop-ups, he argues that architecture is becoming a series of extremely elaborate furniture.
Throughout the issue, we explore the work of designers who blur the line between architecture and furniture: the daring buildings of Junya Ishigami, drawing from his early table designs; the kinetic gyzmos of Seattle-based practice Olson Kundig; the pivoting bookshelves and vanishing doors of Amin Taha’s new flexible spaces to live and work in Clerkenwell. We go back to the enigmatic internal landscape of Sigurd Lewerentz's St Peter’s in Klippan while Reputations looks back at the life and work of Charlotte Perriand. Questioning the extent to which homes anticipate inhabitation, Pier Vittorio Aureli and Martino Tattara study Hannes Meyer’s Co-op Interieur, and Bbringing the conversation to the present day, Anna Puigjaner argues that the house has now become a transmutable endless landscape defined by objects and technology.
This issue also features the results of this year’s AR House awards: ZAV Architects' Habitat for Orphan Girls (winner), Schemata Architects’ house in Nobeoka and Vo Trong Nghia Architects’ Binh House in Ho Chi Minh City (highly commended, and Casa Bruma by Mexican architects Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez, Casa IV by Barcelona-based Mesura, and Kokoon, a temporary housing prototype designed by Helsinki’s Aalto University Wood Programme (commended).
Architecture is increasingly disconnected from context, and its traditional boundaries blurred in favour of the temporary and the mobile
Robbrecht en Daem | de Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Marie-José Van Hee | 51N4E | MSA | V+ | L’Escaut | OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen | noAarchitecten | AgwA | Dom Hans van der Laan | Lucien Kroll | Typology: Law court
Renzo Piano Building Workshop | de Vylder Vinck Taillieu | Kieran Timberlake | Emergency Architecture & Human Rights | Youssef Haidar | CF Møller | Combas | Forensic Architecture | Danae Stratou and Yanis Varoufakis | Piranesi | Typology: Prison
Allies and Morrison | John McAslan + Partners | Mossessian Architecture | Andreas Gursky | Urbz | Terry Farrell | Ingenhoven Architects | Urban-Think Tank | PRODUCTORA | Moshe Safdie | Frank Gehry
Dessin et Construction | Carmody Groarke | Dorte Mandrup | Invisible Studio | Plan:b arquitectos | Edwin Lutyens | Typology: Building for animals
Wolff Architects | WISE Architecture | MAIO | Gabinete de Arquitectura | Dow Jones | Paredes Pedrosa | 6a Architects | Barclay & Crousse | Amanda Levete | Madelon Vriesendorp | Zaha Hadid
Kim Swoo Geun | David Chipperfield Architects | CoRe Architects | STPMJ | Kim Jong Kyu | Mass Studies | Iroje | Byoungsoo Cho | Sewoon Sangga | Paju Book City | Typology: Bathhouse
Teget | Wingårdhs | O-office | ZHA | Duggan Morris | Diederendirrix | Heatherwick Studio | Flores & Prats | MVRDV | LOWDO | Jørn Utzon | Rafael Moneo | Cedric Price
Emerging Architecture awards | Berlin | Archive: Hans Scharoun’s Philharmonie | Karl Friedrich Schinkel | Franz Hessel | Typology: public toilet
Social Condenser | Narkomfin | Program 200 | Alexander Brodsky | Alexey Ginzburg | DK-CM | Sergey Gnedovsky | Nowadays | El Lissitzky
Gottfried Semper | Amin Taha + Groupwork | Caruso St John | Li Xiaodong | COBE | Rocha + Carrillo | Avenier Cornejo | John Portman | Typology: Shop
NL & XVW | Jo Noero | Studio Mumbai | GENS | CUHK | Lund Hagem | Lisa Shell | Lab.Pro.Fab | AHO & Kengo Kuma | Brinkworth | Charles Moore | Typology: Hotel
Superpositions | Philippe Rahm | Johansen Skovsted | AL_A | Vector architects | RAAAF | Plug architecture | RCR | Frank Lloyd Wright | Typology: Dam
Wolff Architects | Ross Langdon + Studio FH | David Adjaye | Urko Sanchez | designworkshop:sa | Diébédo Francis Kéré | Typology: Skyscraper
Herzog & de Meuron | Neri & Hu | Glenn Murcutt | KWK Promes | Christ & Gantenbein | OMA | Patkau Architects | Typology: Airport | Martin Heidegger
SO–IL | Montiel | Mangera Yvars | 5468796 | Taller | XTU | Marks Barfield | Leers Weinzapfel | Typology: Public Square | Denise Scott Brown
1438: Studio Mumbai | Peter Zumthor | Peter Salter | Liu Jiakun | Gianni Botsford | David Adjaye | Wim Goes | Fernando Menis | Typology: Studio | William Burges
Rare and unseen archive pieces plus commentary from: Norman Foster | Patrik Schumacher | Beatriz Colomina | Yvonne Farrell | Gillian Darley | Peter Cook
Death | Paul Lukez | Juan Carlos Salas | Fieldoffice | Typology: Crematorium | Boullée | Health | Karlsson/Vilhelm Lauritzen | Foster + Partners | RUF | Aalto
1435: 18 rising global stars, including Frida Escobedo and Beals Lyon, plus profiles of past winners: Bjarke ingels | Klein Dytham | Thomas Heatherwick | Sou Fujimoto