Touring The World Of Architecture: Week 38

by | 20. Sep 2013

Article | News

By Christopher William Reeves

We’re back! After a long and eventful summer you’ll be pleased to hear that your weekly fix of the most interesting happenings in the world of architecture has returned to the web! We’ll once again supply you with a splatter of exciting news, events and exhibitions as well as a distracting weekly video. Enjoy!

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Top Story

Week 38 Zaha Hadid JapanPhoto:Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid’s center piece for the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020

As Tokyo was announced the winner to host the Olympics games in 2020, Zaha Hadid’s marketing manager must have fallen off his chair in joy! Already commissioned and under construction to be ready for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, the New National Stadium will be the focus of the World come the night of the opening ceremony. In terms of ‘memory sticking’ architecture, the impressive design will rival the ‘Birds Nest’ of Beijing in 2008. Perhaps ‘The Skeleton’ is a fitting name for this typically Zaha Hadid futuristic design!

Catch Zaha Hadid News here  



Good News for Travelling in Style

   Week 38 Balazs TWA terminal

Balazs to Renovate the Historic TWA Terminal at JFK

Port Authority officials have deemed ‘Andre Balaz Properties’ the right people to renovate the now derelict TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport, New York. The terminal was originally design by Finnish architect Eero Saarinen and opened to the public in 1962. Balazs, ‘the handsome hotelier’ will transform the terminal into a ‘Standard Flight Center’ hotel and conference complex. Adding to Balazs’s impressive collection of Hotels (The latest installment in the infamous ‘The Standard’ series is The Standard, East Village in NYC, recently opened after extensive renovation), the TWA terminal is sure to impress. Balazs quoted,

It is a great honor to be entrusted with the preservation and revitalization of this masterpiece by my personal architectural hero.


Brush up on your Architectural Knowledge in New York

Week 38 The Clark Ad

Get cultural in New York this coming Thursday with a public conversation on architecture at The Explorers Club in New York City. The conversation will be led by Martin Filler, author of the new book Makers of Modern Architecture, Volume II, with speakers such as Michael Arad, architect of the 9/11 memorial, amongst others.  

Nothing in life is free! Tickets at Event on September 24th at 6 pm


Behind the Green Door – Oslo Architectural Triennial 2013

Oslo Architectural TriannualPhoto: OAT

The Nordic region’s largest Architectural Festival, The Oslo Architectural Triennial, has officially opened its doors to the public. The event comprising of exhibitions, conferences, debates, competitions and various publications is this year focused upon architect’s differential interpretations of sustainability. The main exhibition ‘Behind the Green Door’ by Belgian curators, Rotor, is a collection of 600 objects from 200 architectural offices, all with connotations of sustainability. 

The Triennial runs until December 1st 2013. Check out the jam packed programme here.


This Week’s Video



Following the theme of Zaha Hadid’s success in Japan, this video portrays the recent work of Junya Ishigami. This lecture is part of the series “A New Innocence: Emerging Trends in Japanese Architecture” by The Harvard GSD.