Andrew Rosenberg

Shanghai Museum of Glass / Logon Architecture

© logon |

Architects: logon |
Location: Shanghai,
Project area: 29,612 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of logon |

Urbanization and Urban Elevator in Galtzaraborda / VAUMM

© Aitor Ortiz

Architects: VAUMM
Location: , Spain
Technical Architect: Julen Rozas
Construction: Obegisa
Photographs: Aitor Ortiz

A Peripheral Moment

This book is an account of the highly productive decade of architectural experimentation in lodged between the violent break-up of Yugoslavia and their slow integration into the EU. Ivan Rupnik guides the reader through the emergence of this bizarre and fascinating architectural scene on the very edge of united Europe, utilizing Ljubo Karaman’s theory of the periphery as a distinct space of artistic production from that of the center or province, Manfredo Tafuri’s concept of architectural experimentation, as well contemporary notions of agency.

Back in 2009 we went to Croatia to see this architecture scene first hand, and we featured many of the projects presented in this book, that you can check out on our list of Croatian projects before you buy this book. Further info and photos after the break.

TT Project / BCHO Architects

© Kyungsub Shin

Architects: BCHO Architects
Location: ,
Project team: Kang Woo-hyun, Erik Horn, Park Gi-hyun, Pai Yong-eun, Nicholas Locke, Kwon Sung-Hwa, Seo Ji-young, Park Joo- hyun, Eric Druse
Project area: 4,403 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2010
Photographs: Kyungsub Shin, Wooseop Hwang

After Crisis

“‘After Crisis’ concentrates around the new conditions for architectural practice and around the new epistemologies that may inform it in the next future. That is, in the period after the financial bubble has collapsed and living and working conditions have significantly changed. Essays, studies and interviews, along with a selection of indicative projects, tackle the actual issues of growth and shrinking, economy and ideology, craftsmanship and social space in the city, materiality and sustainability in architecture. In a logical sequence, they depict the current reality of architecture.”

Further information and photos after the break.

House Haller / Haller Jürgen & Peter Plattner

© Albrecht Schnabel

Architects: Haller Jürgen, Peter Plattner
Location: , Austria
Project team: , Haller Sebastian
Project area: 150 sqm
Project year: 2007 – 2008
Photographs: Albrecht Schnabel

St Mary’s Kinglake Church / Kavellaris Urban Design


Architects: Kavellaris Urban Design
Location: St Marry,
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Courtesy of Kavellaris Urban Design

Brownstone Bar / Kokaistudios

© Charlie Xia

Architects: Kokaistudios
Location: , China
Interior design: Andrea Destefanis, Pietro Peyron, Carmen Lee
Client: Blue Horizon Hospitality Group
Project area: 130 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Charlie Xia

Safe House / KWK Promes


Architects: KWK Promes - Robert Konieczny
Location: , Poland
Collaboration: Marcin Jojko, Łukasz Zadrzyński
Interior design: Magdalena Radałowicz – Zadrzyńska
Project area: 2,500 sqm
Project year: 2004 – 2009
Photographs: Courtesy of KWK Promes

Can Tòfol i n’Aina / TEd’A arquitectes

© TEd’A arquitectes

Architects: TEd’A arquitectes – Raimon Farré, Jaume Mayol, Irene Pérez
Location: ,
Project year: 2007 – 2010
Photographs: TEd’A arquitectes

AOL Offices / Studio O + A

© Jasper Sanidad

Architects: Studio O + A
Location: , California,
Project area: 73,024 sqf
Project year: 2011
Photographs: Jasper Sanidad

Perforated House / Kavellaris Urban Design


Architects: Kavellaris Urban Design
Location: , Australia
Project team: Billy Kavellaris & Rodrigo Sandoval Mateluna
Photographs: Courtesy of Kavellaris Urban Design

Architect’s Office In Matosinhos / Nuno Sampaio Arquitetos

© FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

Architects: Nuno Sampaio Arquitetos
Location: Matosinhos,
Project area: 568 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: FG + SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra

F_A Law Office / Chiavola+Sanfilippo Architects

© Giorgio Biazzo

Architects: Chiavola+Sanfilippo Architects
Location: Ragusa, Italy
Project area: 95 sqm
Project year: 2010
Photographs: Giorgio Biazzo

Biscornet / BP Architectures

© Sergio Grazia

Architects: BP Architectures member of Collective PLAN 01
Location: , France
Client: Ministère de la Culture / SAGI – SNI
Engineering: BECT
Project area: 1,609 sqm
Photographs: Sergio Grazia

Bolles+Wilson / A Handbook Of Productive Paradigms

“Established initially in London in 1980 and based in Germany since 1988 the architectural office of Bolles + Wilson has firmly established itself as an international practice underpinned by thorough research and theoretical discourse. This monograph chronicles a variety of projects alongside more than 25 recent buildings that are surveyed through different chapters that cover such areas as urban planning, projects in different foreign countries, library architecture and specific designs for the Dutch city of Rotterdam. Accompanied by texts from Julia Bolles-Wilson and Peter Wilson, the survey is generously laid out with colour photographs, technical drawings, models and sketches. Works and projects featured include: the Suzuki House, Tokyo; the Masterplan Falkenried, Hamburg; the Spuimarkt Block, The Hague; DGM Quartier, Magdeburg; the Kaldewei Kompetenz Center, Ahlen; the Münster City Library; and the New Luxor Theatre, Rotterdam.”

Summary of contents, credits, and more photos after the break.

Point Perry House / Kei’ichi Irie + Power Unit Studio

© Hiroyuki Hirai

Architects: Kei’ichi Irie + Power Unit Studio
Location: Shimoda, ,
Project area: 264 sqm
Project year: 2009 – 2011
Photographs: Hiroyuki Hirai

Protected Housing / Möhn + Bouman

© Sarah Blee

Architects: möhn + bouman bv
Location: Zoetermeer,
Project area: 2,500 sqm
Photographs: Sarah Blee