- Architects: HCD
- Location: Intersection of Pingshui East Street and Huayuangang Street ，Gongshu District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
- Category: Commercial Architecture
- Lead Architects: Yong Lu
- Design Team: Biao Xu, Jie Bai, Xinyi Liu, Song Wei, Peiling Xue, Xiaobin Shen, Jianfei Ye, Guangyu Zhang, Bin Zhang, Fuyun, Sun
- Area: 2000.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Yong Zhang, Yong Lu
- Architects: The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Zhejiang University
- Location: Deqing Geographic Information Town, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
- Category: Courthouse
- Chief Architects: Zhenling Wu, Bing Chen
- Design Team: Yu Chen, Rui Zhu, Jiachen Zhang, Zhenyue Fan, Xiaobing Cai, Tao Fang
- Area: 72063.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Jun Cai, Qiang Zhao
- Architects: 1+1>2 Architects
- Location: Trung Van commune, Tu Liem district, Hanoi, Vietnam
- Category: Sustainability
- Lead Architects: Hoang Thuc Hao
- Other Participants: Do Minh Duc, Nguyen Xuan Ngoc, Nguyen Ba Duc, Nguyen Nam Duong
- Area: 3826.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Do Minh Duc
Whether you love it or hate it, the divisive architectural style taking over the Bolivian city of El Alto is certainly a departure from the norm, injecting bold shapes and colors into an otherwise average cityscape. Local architect Freddy Mamani, who has spent the last 18 years developing the signature style he calls “Nuevo Andino” (“New Andean”), felt that El Alto was too “monochrome.” Each of his buildings is like a unique sculptural work of art aiming to enliven the city and pay homage to ancient indigenous motifs of the area.
Danish practice COBE Architects have broken ground on a new mixed-use development along Bremen Harbor in northwest Germany. Titled Europahafenkopf, the project aims to transform the city's industrial port to a new city quarter. The design includes four buildings housing residences, offices, commercial space, and a car park. Located at the end of the harbor, the project was made to connect the historical city core with Bremen’s new neighborhood.
Aurora Fernández Per, Javier Mozas (Editors)
a+t architecture publishers, December 2018
Paperback | 9-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches | 120 pages | Spanish/English | ISBN: 978-8409049295 | 26.00 €
a + t magazine returns to the public realm through the STRATEGY series, which began in 2010 with the aim of highlighting and naming the strategies and actions underlying each project.
85 actions are identified within the 13 projects included in the issue. They are grouped according to: Scale of influence (Context, Site, Objects) and Type of strategy (Environmental, Socioeconomic, Aesthetic).
This new volume of the STRATEGY series, called ACTIVATORS, includes works by MVRDV, Jaja, Adept, Nendo, Vaumm, Wowhaus, and Ola, among others. They are all projects that add new dynamics to the public space through the incorporation of facilities for leisure, sports or recreational learning.dDAB Commentary:
3XN has designed a new multipurpose arena on the site of the former Olympic cycling track stadium in Munich’s Olympic Park. The Copenhagen-based firm was awarded the contract with German landscape and urban planning firm LATZ+PARTNER to design an 11,500-capacity arena that will serve as the home of German ice hockey champions Munich Red Bulls and German basketball champions FC Bayern Munich.
Manifesting as an oval structure, the sports arena “naturally and respectfully melds into the world-famous Olympic Park with its many iconic buildings.” A green roof combines with a façade of vertical lamellas to allow the scheme to blend with its urban context, with breaks in the lamellas forming glass-paneled entrances.
Se inaugura en el Col.legi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya en Barcelona la exposición “Unveiled Affinities: Quaderns in Europe” (“Afinidades descubiertas: Quaderns in Europe”) que se centra en la contribución de Josep Lluís Mateo como editor de la revista Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme (1981-1990) en la transformación del pensamiento arquitectónico, mostrando la influencia de la revista durante este periodo en una generación de estudiantes de toda Europa, ahora arquitectos de renombre.
De 1981 a 1990, Josep Lluís Mateo dirigió Quaderns d’Arquitectura i Urbanisme en una época en la que la revista se convirtió en un referente internacional, abriendo un espacio de debate sobre el diseño arquitectónico y mostrando arquitecturas y sensibilidades estéticas hasta entonces desconocidas en Europa.
Este nuevo enfoque fue reconocido por los premios ACCA (Associació Catalana de Crítica d’Art, 1981), Laus (1985) y Laus ADG (1981), Ciutat de Barcelona (Artes Plásticas, 1984), y por el premio otorgado por la Unión Internacional de Arquitectos (UIA) en la Bienal de Sofía de 1990.