Following on from our special issue on the elements of architecture (AR135–Elements), online editorial assistant, Annabel Koeck, takes a look at curtain wall. Annabel is an Australian graduate architect currently working in London.
Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp’s new Bankstown Library seamlessly incorporates ESD initiatives to create a learning centre that enhances the architectural landscape, offering a contemporary multifunctional space for the community at large. This article originally appeared in AR136 – Super-.
The most amazing buildings in the world – that haven’t been built
Preview 10 groundbreaking concept buildings that could radically shape future city skylines, including an organic agricultural high rise aiming to grow crops in New York, and a droplet-shaped building that promises to convert air into water.
Driving design: Lexus Design Pavilion
Melbourne-based creative practice, Mim Design Studio, sustainable designer Joost Bakker, award-winning head chef of Attica, Ben Shewry, restaurateur Neil Perry and landscape designer, Jamie Durie collaborate for the Lexus Design Pavilion at Melbourne Cup Carnival 2014. The Birdcage at Flemington Racecourse is an exclusive event, requiring exceptional design. MIM Design and Joost talk to ADR.
Invisible Cities – The Last Remnant of Modernism
No time to read, write or discuss architecture? No room for theories, books or magazines in the contemporary profession? AR thinks there’s no more an appropriate time to critically discuss architecture than now. Get involved.
Zaha Hadid designs five wooden towers to house Cambodian genocide institute
The project will serve as Cambodia’s go-to archive for Khmer Rouge history and a leading centre for genocide studies in Asia.
Emptying the void
Twin Peaks returns to television screens in 2016; who can forget its bizarre closing sequences? But where did David Lynch get his inspiration and how does it tie to architecture?
Beyond ‘Things That Flicker’: The Next Step for Media Architecture
Matthew Claudel, a researcher at the MIT Senseable Cities Lab, investigates what the future holds for media architecture and implores it to explore ideas beyond ‘TV screens for living in’.
World Architecture Day celebrations
Dean Dewhirst’s new book, From the Ground Up: 20 Stories of a Life in Architecture, to be launched as part of the World Architecture Day celebrations, features leading Australian architectural practitioners, who reveal what drew them to the profession.
LOBBY: The Spectacle of the ‘Un/Spectacle’
LOBBY is a new journal produced by the students of London’s Bartlett School of Architecture. It aims to serve as a “platform for exchange and discussion in lieu of a physical lobbying space”.