An exhibition of the top fifteen Architectural Design submissions for the Bamiyan Culture Centre was launched by the UNESCO Office in Afghanistan, early this May. Ed Chew's entry was one of 15 selected from among the 1070 submitted entries to grace the walls of the exhibition hall at the historic Garden of Babur.
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"A building’s architectonic quality is not determined by the professionalism with which it was built, but by the part it plays in architectural discussion. A building only becomes architecture when it is discussed; i.e. when it plays a part in cultural discussion."
~ Carel Weeber quoted by Van Dijk and De Graaf (1990)
A+U congratulates and celebrates this year's Pritzker Prize laureate, Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi. In commemoration of this occasion, we bring back one of our earlier issues - the a+u 1997 July issue - dedicated to the Indian architect, in digital format.Get[…]
Teiga da vaut is a forest hut located in Domat / Ems, Switzerland. The intention of the project was to use as much of the tree as possible. Caminada’s work is deeply engaged with the local timber construction techniques.October 2015[…]
The design of El Guadual Children’s Center focused on the pedagogic potential of self-guided exploration.The post Brilliant Bamboo: How Participatory Design Can Produce Amazing Architecture appeared first on Journal.
With one week to go until the Dezeen Awards winners are announced, members of the architecture master jury discuss how this year's entries reveal a newfound spirit of concern for both communities and the environment. Read more
The landscape of the United Kingdom is littered with historic castles reaching back centuries. Once proud structures commanding the surrounding countryside, many stately houses, castles, and churches have since collapsed into ruin. While the ruins evoke a sense of magic[…]
Built in the late eighteenth century, at first sight the house gave the impression of not being useful at all. It had only one-floor plan, the brick floor was broken, the eighty square meters were dark and cold, and the[…]