The December-January edition of Mark Magazine features a new design, more clear and simple, but with the same quality content. A a very classy black and white composition with the skylights of Torafu´s House in Kohoku is featured on the over.
Now, lets head to the contents of this issue.
The Notice Board features 29 amazing non-built (yet) projects from around the world. We see usual suspects such as OMA (23rd St NY), Herzog & de Meuron (56 Leonard st), JDS, F-O-A, BIG (Danish Pavilion for Shanghai 2010) and MVRDV, mixed with promising works by LAVA, anOtherArchitect, poly.m.ur, Q Lab, RAU, Juice Arkitektur, KLNB, and more practices from which we will sure hear in the future.
On the other side, Cross Section showcases amazing built works by Rudiger Lainer, OFIS (Lace apartments), Tangram, Hiroyuki Fukuyama, David Adjaye, Barkow Leibinger (Campus Restaurant and Event Space), Stefan Strauss, Marlies Rohmer, Konigsberger & Vanucchi (Top Towers), Sancho-Madridejos, S+A Arquitectos, Anna And Eugeni Bach, Asif Kahn, Mei Architecten, Substance, Coll-Barreu Arquitectos (Basque Health Department Headquarters), Archivirus, Marcio Kogan, John Wardle Architects, HHF Architects, Maurer United Architects, SSM Architekten (Kunsthaus Art House Extension), 4A Architekten and Takeshi Hosaka.
This section also includes an interesting article on the privatization of water around the world, by Theo Deutinger and Romuald Dehio.
On Viewpoint we find an in-depth coverage of two young practices, including interviews and projects: Lekker Design and Tatiana Bilbao.
I had the chance of interviewing Tatiana Bilbao a month ago, a young promising mexican architect with built works in Mexico and China, and some amazing projects in development and construction that will sure be a reference in the near future.
Long Section features works from Zandbelt & Van Den, Suppose Design Office, Unsangdong Architects, Dominique Perrault, Jan Demuynck Architecten.
It also includes an in-depth report on Harmonia 57 by Triptyque, an impressive green building.
“Two of a kind” compares similar projects by Akihisa Hirata (Ienoie) and Torafu (Kohoku House), two houses in Japan that have a similar formal look, with skylights over an open-house-plan. Both projects are faced page to page for comparison, which reveal their differences. Personally, I love this approach of an unified space for a house.
Service Area presents innovative architecture practices and their approaches to building technologies: Manuelle Gautrand, Realities Unitied, Origins Architects, Kennedy & Violich, Studio Roosegaarde and Babs Haenen.
Another great issue of Mark Magazine, which keeps being my #1 magazine when it comes to projects, which are presented in different ways giving this publication more dynamism.