eVolo Magazine #2

The latest issue of eVolo Magazine is focused on tall buildings.

As with the previous issue, the magazine is divided in two parts. The first includes news and opinion, featuring projects such as MahaNakhon by Ole Scheeren + OMA, the Phare Tower by Morphosis or the Miyi Tower by Studio SHIFT + SWA Group. What I really liked on this section is an article titled “Pixelated tectonics: Unitized Aggregation Techniques and Formal Organizations” by Elie Gamburg, on which he analyzes the Sky Village by MVRDV and the Le Project Triangle by Herzog & de Meuron

The second part, “Depth”, includes over thirty towers from the Skyscraper 09 Competition.

More details after the break:

It has been a tremendous satisfaction to compile this issue about the past, present, and future of the skyscraper. No other architectural genre captures our imagination and reflects our cultural and technological achievements like these towers that pierce the sky. We start off with the history and evolution of building high, from the Egyptian pyramids, Gothic cathedrals, and first American skyscrapers, to the contemporary reality in Asia and the Middle East.

We present two fascinating interviews. The first one is with Carol Willis, the founder and director of the Skyscraper Museum in New York City, who explains the true genetics and economics behind the birth and future of the skyscraper. The second one is with Italian artist, Giacomo Costa, who shares his vision about “the relationship between the natural environment, human activity, and supernatural reality” with provocatives images of an apocalyptic urban future.

- From the Editorial, eVolo Magazine

Editor-in-chief / Creative Director: Carlo Aiello
Editors: Paul Aldridge, Noémie Deville, Anna Solt, Jung Su Lee

Language: English
Cover: Paperback
Pages: 200
Dimensions: 11.5 x 9.1 x 0.8 inches
ISBN: 978-0981665825


1. Editorial
Editor’s Letter / Carlo Aiello

2. News
MahaNakhon: The New ‘Gran Metropolis’ of Bangkok / Office for Metropolitan Architecture
Indigo Tower: Bio-Purification Tower

3. Opinion
Pixilated Tectonics: Unitized Aggregation Techniques and Formal Organization
Making the Future Real
The Phare Tower / Morphosis Architects
On the Business of (tall) Buildings and Verticality Interview with Carol Willis
The Poetics of the Situation / Signal Tower: Atelier Jean Nouvel
The Push Skyward
The Miyi Tower / Studio SHIFT + SWA Group
What Dreams May Come
Programmatic Evolution of the Skyscraper / Al Sharq Tower and Lotte Busan Tower: Skidmore Owings and Merrill
The Future of the Skyscraper
Discovering Costa: Interview with Giacomo Costa
And then the Sky told the Earth: “I have an itch” Tales of the Woolworth Building
Manhattan Fever

4. Depth
2009 Skyscraper Competition
Neo Arc
The Living Bridge
Vertical Farm
Vertical Wetland Tower
Vertical Ecology Redux
Favela Skyscraper
Urban Stakes
Algorithmic Tower
Slumdog Super structure
Nature of Nature
Reforesting Tower
21st Century Skyscraper
Metropolitan Veil 2019
Bioclimatic Helices
Instant High-Rise: Rapid Infrastructure Deployment
Space High-Rise
Vertical Nation
Waltz of the Wind
Urban Nebulizer
Adaptive Tower System

5. Catalog
Aranda / Lasch

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Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "eVolo Magazine #2" 11 Feb 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=49173>