An interview with Yung Ho Chang, Atelier FCJZ
TCA Think Tank’s Pier Alessio Rizzardi talks to Yung Ho Chang of Atelier FCJZ about Beijing as it was and is, the ‘New Beijing Sky’, the next generation of Chinese architects and what he thinks Western and Chinese architects can learn from each other.
Can we please stop bashing architects?
‘Meek, cautious and deferential’ or ‘megalomaniac artistes’? Or is there perhaps something in between? Rory Stott argues that it’s time for architects to learn about power, how it manifests itself in their designs and how to wield it responsibly.
One to watch: MAKE architecture studio
Melbourne-based MAKE architecture studio is an example of the need for contemporary practice to provide socially and environmentally driven design solutions that work hard to give back to the community.
Arising from staggered floor plans, Split House was dramatically transformed from the derelict shell of Number 27 of Lane 225 in Shanghai by Guo Xi’en and Hu Rushan of Neri & Hu.
Hawthorn Town Hall redevelopment by Peddle Thorp Architects
A beautiful and evocative example of Second Empire architecture, the Hawthorn Town Hall will open this month after 18 months of redevelopment, re-emerging as the Hawthorn Arts Centre.
Reframing concrete in Nepal
Lali Gurans Orphanage and Learning Centre in Nepal is a humanitarian project from MOS Architects, a practice previously better known for experimental projects.
Rural Habitat, an exhibition of low-cost housing for rural and remote communities in Mexico by Mobile Workshop Architects (MWA) in collaboration with NGO Vasco de Quiroga PXXI, opens in Customs House, as part of Sydney Architecture Festival 2013.
House on a Stream by Architecture Brio
Architecture Brio’s House on a Stream identifies a pattern of the everyday and rearranges its fabric. While the moves are subtle, its effect can be abrupt, taking a contrarian position to the architecture of the city.
Designing a neighbourhood of luxury houses allowed Pencil Office’s L’Heureux to investigate the functioning of veils and envelopes at the scale of the singular dwelling and the neighbourhood.
Designer Pencil Office
Architect of Record Dc Akitek (M) & Rakan-Rakan
Photographer Sanjay Kewlani, Pencil Office
Interview: David Burney
AR editor, Michael Holt, speaks with David Burney, the Commissioner for the New York Department of Design and Construction (DDC). Burney is this week speaking at the University of Melbourne’s Festival of Ideas 2013.