Fala Atelier is an enthusiastic young agency from Portugal that transforms small and non-obvious spaces into sparkling housing units in a very creative way.
Archipel is dreaming for a while of oral archive in the form of interviews with architects. We found an ally in Studio Fragile, directed by Carl Bourgeois. Students armed with passion, enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit went to work with camera and microphone.
We reach out to the beautiful region of Ticino, Bergamo, Milan … in search of forgotten pearls within the Italian modernism, and of surprising contemporary creations.
In the month of May Archipel goes to northern Italy, particularly Milan and Ticino. As part of this journey we invite Elli Mosayebi, a Swiss architect, who studied the work of the Italian modernist Dominioni in detail.
Henry Van de Velde is perhaps the most important Belgian architect ever. In 2013 he is back in the spotlights: 150 years after his birth. A jubilee year. We visit the exhibitions in Brussels “Henry van de Velde – Passion Function Beauty”, “Letters of Architects” and a few of his achievements.
Philip Johnson takes us on his 40-acre estate in New Canaan, Connecticut – his own laboratorium- and supplies the necessary witty and humorous commentary.
The goal is for each job to achieve a smart project, both on urbanistic and architectural level, on functional and structural level, and this in the given timeframe and budget.
They actually have nothing in common with each other, but both use the drawing as an engine of thier creative design process.
It may sound odd, but by any change you make the building more beautiful. You can see that when a plant. We ask first what they want with the building, and only when we understand that, we can shape it.
Jahn has made its mark in the eighties in the city of Chicago. He has distanced himself from the lessons of Mies van der Rohe, the modernist who has influenced so many architects in Chicago.