Architecture Now! 4

by | 23. Aug 2012



Architecture has broken out of the box, literally and figuratively.

The very idea of space and how it is manipulated has evolved through the understanding provided by a number of artists whose expression necessarily involves the third dimension.

Modernism is not dead, it is just that there are so many possibilities offered to architects that even minimalist forms are emerging from different points of view.

Architecture Now Volume 4 represents a subjective overview of numerous building types and trends on an International basis.

Photo: ©”Booster” Bekkering & Adams Architects. Bekkering & Adams Architects. Booster Pump Station East (2003 – 2005). Amaterdam east, The Netherlands.


Photo ©Fuksas Office. Massimiliano Fuksas. New Milan Trade Fair (2002 – 2005). Pero-Rho, Milano, Italy.


Photo ©Duccio Malagamba. Herzog & de Meuron. Walker Art Center (2003 – 2005). Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

architecture_now4_5.jpgPhoto ©Timothy Hursley. Maya Lin. Riggio-Lynch Chapel (2004). Clinton, Tennessee, USA.

Photo ©Mansilla + Tuñón. Mansilla + Tuñón. MUSAC. Museum of Contemporary Art. León, Spain.

Photo ©Stepan Bartos, fotostudio. John Pawson. Monastery of Novy Dvûr (2004). Touzim, Czech Republic.

architecture_now4_8.jpgPhoto ©Tereza Siza. Siza/Souto de Moura. Serpentine gallery pavilion (2006). London, UK.

The Hotel Puerta América in Madrid, 12 floors and 342 rooms, brought together 19 international architects and designers. Jean Nouvel designed the facade.

architecture_now4_9.jpgPhoto: Hisao Suzuki. Hotel Puerta América (2002 – 2005). Madrid, Spain.

The painter Anselm Kiefer settled in Barjac (Cévennes), France in 1992 and began to transform his 35-acre studio compound La Ribaute into an environment that might well be called a work of architecture.

architecture_now4_10.jpgPhoto ©Anselm Kiefer. Anselm Kiefer. La Ribaute (1992 – ). Barjac, France.

As always, easy-to-navigate illustrated A-Z entries include current and recent projects, biographies, contact information, and website addresses.