This week a fine article was published by Domus, written by Matthias Van Rossen about the impotence to unite contemporary architecture and Bruges.
Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara give their sensitive view on contemporary architecture and no-nonsense approach. They shape emblematic buildings that surprise with their fresh spatial qualities.
A walk through the work of Souto de Moura develops a kind of meditation and selfreflection on the profession, the métier, the discipline. An almost autistic quest for perfection.
Oscar Niemeyer – An architect committed to his century (by Belgian filmmaker Marc-Henri Wajnberg)
Lina Bo Bardi – Go to Bahia Lina had told him (by the Dutch VPRO, where ‘him’ stands for Aldo van Eyck)
Philip Johnson takes us on his 40-acre estate in New Canaan, Connecticut – his own laboratorium- and supplies the necessary witty and humorous commentary.
Archipel recommends the preservation and thorough renovation of this fragile but grandiose architecture. There should be a durable new bridge that can defy time so the pavilion can give back its original impetus. We will therefore seek national and international support for conservation.
(Non-Archipel lecture) For Peter Zumthor everything can be reduced to “staying”, whether it is a house, a museum or an exhibition facility. After his high-profile buildings like the Therme Vals (1996), Kunsthaus Bregenz (1997) Peter Zumthor presents new work.
The sun has in this proposal the ability to whirl down on the sandy beach by the open spaces between the volumes. The gaps also offer a nice variety with the full densely built coastline.
We searched for and found two reasons to visit Rotterdam again, namely:
The global impact of Rem Koolhaas and OMA AMO on contemporary architecture, urbanism and others is simply impressive.
The restored Van Nelle factory in Rotterdam can also be admired on the inside.
Architecture is the art to materialize dreams. Their architecture is delicate and fragile, often refined sensual. Sculptural objects that connect and absorb seamlessly inside and outside, open and closed.