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Through the ages, books have shaped architectural discourse and culture as least as much as buildings have. For this issue of the AR, we look at the reciprocal and multifarious relationships between books and buildings, from libraries and archives to the architecture of text itself. In the keynote, Maarten Delbeke and Emma Letizia Jones argue that libraries are ‘temples of ignorance’ rather than ‘temples of knowledge’, and we look at patterns of the neglect and care of the public library in Outrage and Reputations.
Hannah Gregory draws us through the thresholds of the book to take up residence in the text, and we invite you into our Book of Books, filled with features inspired by books both new and old: André Tavares’ The Anatomy of the Architectural Book and the new edition of Elements of Architecture are followed by interviews with Lars Müller and Irma Boom, while Honor Gavin gives a creative reading of Paradises Lost by Ursula K Le Guin.
Spanning locales as disparate as rural China and post-industrial Germany, the AR Library awards shortlist reflects the diversifying relationship between books and the buildings that house them. As well as responding to site and climate, each building is the sum of very specific architectural, cultural, functional and social resonances. While Neri&Hu’s community library was found to have been partly demolished, the winner, Green Square library in Sydney by Stewart Hollenstein with Stewart Architecture, reflects a level of insight and invention that set it apart. But all the shortlisted schemes have important lessons for the future.
The full table of contents is available here.
Architect to the National Library of the Argentine Republic and the Bank of London in Buenos Aires, the fanciful Clorindo Testa is a mainstay of modern Argentine architecture
Home in the time of coronavirus | Quarantine architecture | Interior landscapes | Windows | Corridors | Desks | The couch | Tom de Paor | Mill & Jones | Anni Albers
Studio Anne Holtrop | Valerio Olgiati | Leopold Banchini & Noura Al Sayeh | Taylor + Hinds | One O One | Fala | Gio Ponti | Charlotte Perriand | Marcel Breuer | Martin Parr
Smiljan Radić | Toshiko Mori Architect | Youssef Tohme Architects and Associates | Carmody Groarke | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo | Estudi d’Arquitectura Toni Gironès | Tadao Ando | Typology: Nightclub
Yasmeen Lari | Beatriz Colomina | Hawkins\Brown | Collective Architecture | Mole Architects | Roger Stirk Harbour + Partners | Atelier Masōmī | Francesca Torzo Architetto | BDR Bureau | Gatti Routh Rhodes | Svetlana Kana Radević | Joel Sanders | Typology: Gymnasium
See all of the entrants, commended and winning projects from this year’s Future Project Awards
Martin Rauch | Waugh Thistleton Architects | BC Architects | De Gouden Liniaal Architecten | Anne Holtrop | Ensamble Studio | Junya Ishigami | Voellmy Schmidlin Architektur | Bas Princen | Hassan Fathy 1468 cover ar soil Click ...
Flores & Prats | Witherford Watson Mann | Rural Urban Framework + University of Hong Kong | Aulets | Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University | Max Von Werz, Mateo Riestra and José Arnaud-Bello | Lina Bo Bardi | Jamie Fobert | George Monbiot | William Morris
Sixteen architects under the age of 45 to watch from around the world, plus critical regionalism revisited, the Bauhaus in Britain, Laurie Baker, Louis Kahn, Álvaro Siza and much more 1466 cover ar foreign ...
Paulo Mendes da Rocha | MMBB Arquitetos | Andrade Morettin | Kengo Kuma + FGMF | Königsberger Vannucchi | Brasil Arquitetura | Affonso Eduardo Reidy | Gru.a | 23 Sul | Messina Rivas | C+P Arquitetura | Rosenbaum + Aleph Zero | Oscar Niemeyer
Yasmeen Lari | Heatherwick Studio | Lütjens Padmanabhan | Peter Zumthor | OFFICE | Pezo von Ellrichshausen | Studio KO | Supertanker | Richard Seifert | Typology: Bank
General Design Co | Collectif Encore | David Leech Architects | AZL Architects | MORQ | Kochi Architect’s Studio | Lacaton & Vassal | Balkrishna Doshi | Instituto Balear de la Vivienda | Alberto Kalach + TAX | Comunal | Rozana Montiel | Peter Barber Architects | Lacol | Rogelio Salmona | Minnette De Silva | Typology: Palace
dePaor | Grafton | Clancy Moore | TAKA | Ryan W Kennihan Architects | Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects | Noreile Breen | Paul Dillon | Peter and Mary Doyle | Hall McKnight | Kevin Roche
Candalepas Associates | Estudio Teddy Cruz + Fonna Forman | Jean Renaudie / Renée Gailhoustet | 6a Architects | Dominique Coulon & Associés | Nøysom Arkitekter | Reyner Banham
Álvaro Siza | Tadao Ando | Ambrosi Etchegaray | Forensic Oceanography | Ateliers Jean Nouvel | Kashef Chowdhury / URBANA | Eriksson Furunes & Leandro V Locsin Partners | Kengo Kuma | Jamie Fobert Architects | Claude Parent
Elizabeth Diller | Hélène Binet | Lina Ghotmeh Architecture | TEd’A | DnA | Karamuk Kuo | OMA | O’Donnell + Tuomey | Flores & Prats | RCR Arquitectes | Ada Louise Huxtable
Jørn Utzon | Case Design | Rotor | Minoru Yamasaki | Oscar Niemeyer | Foster + Partners | 6A | CTA | Haworth Tompkins | Assemble | ZUS | Typology: Power Station
Features on books and buildings, with pieces exploring the architecture and influence of books as well as libraries and archives from across the world including the winner of the AR Library awards
Fourteen architects under the age of 45 to watch from around the world, plus pieces on the Netherlands and Amsterdam, where the winner of the AR Emerging Architecture awards 2018 will be announced
Feilden Fowles | Studio FH | Light Earth Designs | IPPR | Metro | Caruso St John | Ateliermob and Colectivo Warehouse | Cooking Sections | Jean Nouvel | Urbain Dubois | Typology: Market hall
ZAV | Schemata | Vo Trong Nghia | Fernanda Canales and Claudia Rodríguez | Aalto University Wood Program | Mesura | O’BVDSH | Junya Ishigami | Charlotte Perriand | Olson Kundig | Amin Taha + Groupwork | Lu Wenyu | Sigurd Lewerentz
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 | Scott Brown
We are delighted to announce the women in the running for the Architect of the Year Award and the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture
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: Bjarke ingels | Klein Dytham | Thomas Heatherwick | Sou Fujimoto
1434: Caruso St John | Lund Hagem | dRMM | EPR | Aida Atelier | 6a | Shatwell Farm | Herzog & de Meuron | Carmody Groarke | Typology: Pub | Eileen Gray | Brexit
1433: OMA/De Graaf, PVE, Atelier Fronti, ABA, CF Møller, LAN, UID, DUST, Sanjay Puri, DRDH, Typology: Estates, Mart Stam
1432: O’Donnell + Tuomey, Heneghan Peng, Kyu Sung Woo, OMA, Typology: New Towns, Baron Haussmann, Notopia: Jencks, Glancey, Minton, Murphy
1431: BV Doshi, Matharoo Associates, vir.mueller architects, Archohm, SP+A, Studio Lotus, Charles Correa, Typology: Corporate HQ, Auroville
The gift-giving season is here – and chances are you have to buy something for an architect, prompting fears of the disparaging looks your gifts might receive when they are just not quite right. Fear not: the AR’s fight against mediocrity also extends to presents, and here we have selected a few architects’ favourites.
See the winners of last year’s World Architecture Festival
1430: John McAslan, Atanacio & Soza, Vector, Formwerkz, Gonzalo Mardones, Nicholas Hawksmoor, AR FAITH Awards, Typology: Multifaith
The winners of the 15th AR MIPIM Future Project Awards
1429: Jeanne Gang, Kazuyo Seijima, Charlotte Skene Catling, Tatiana Bilbao, Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture, Jane Drew Prize: Odile Decq, Ada Huxtable Prize: Julia Peyton Jones
1428: Lorenzo Castro, Lederer Ragnarsdottir Oei, Bruther, Schmidt Hammer Lassen, Denis Byrne Architects, CC Arquitectos, AR WORK Awards, Typology: Fire Stations
1427: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Anne Holtrop, CTRL G & 51-1, Henning Larsen, Bureau V, Sharon Davis Design, AR CULTURE Awards, Carlo Scarpa, Walt Disney, Typology: Cinemas
1426: Supermachine Studio, Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP, Pilosio, Sanitas Studio, Joseph Paxton
1425: Vector Architects, MAD, Ai Weiwei, Original Design Studio, Amateur Architecture Studio, Wang Shu, Typology: Factories
1424: Hayhurst and Co, CVDB, Rural Urban Framework, OMA, Miller Hull, Vo Trong Nghia, AR SCHOOL Awards, Typology: Universities, Hansen
Read Peter Buchanan’s campaign in its entirety
1423: Baukuh, Fat + Grayson Perry, Renzo Piano, Monadnock, OMA, Voysey, Typology: Tombs
1422: Renzo Piano, Studio Gang, David Adjaye, Shigeru Ban, Michael Maltzan, Colin Rowe, Typology: Swimming Pools
1421: David Chipperfield, Ryo Matsui, Dekleva Gregorič, Alberto Campo Baeza, Mount Fuji, Tropical Space, AR HOUSE Awards
1420: Grafton Architects, Vigliecca, Juan Pablo Ortiz, Freddy Mamani, Smiljan Radic, Pezo von Ellrichshausen