From the publisher. The development of industry and culture in the modern period has created architecture suited for the particular system. As the industry declines, followed by the population shift, the original purpose of these buildings has been lost. Instead of demolishing them and rebuilding from scratch, many have been renovated to serve as the bases for revitalizing the regions.
February 2014 issue of a+u introduces 10 works that take advantage of the architectural system derived from their original function and are enabled to assume new roles in the society.
JA92 takes a retrospective glance at the architecture of 2013. 49 works were chosen from cities around the world including Japan with the focus on architecture’s relationship with environment and cultural background.
Also included are essays by Hitoshi Abe, Anton Garcia-Abril and TYIN.
From the publisher. In the past three year, the January issue of A+U has focused on 100 works of architecture built in a certain country since 2000 From those selected works , we have witnessed the country’s as well as the era’s distinctive traits. Following Switzerland the Netherlands and Germany, this year we are featuring Spain and Portugal.
Architects: Manuel Cucurell, Sebastián Virasoro
Location: Roldán, Santa Fe Province, Argentina
Project Team: Guillermina Borgognone, Ciro Rádice, Florencia Rinaldi, Germán Rodriguez.
Construction: Gustavo Farias
Exterior Furniture: Silvestre Borgatello-Estudio Loess
Project Area: 139.0 m2
Project Year: 2013
Photography: Gustavo Frittegotto, Manuel Cucurell
Architects: All of the Above, First Office, Schwartz and Architecture
Location: San Francisco, CA, USA
Project Designers: All of the Above / First Office–Janette Kim, Anna Neimark and Andrew Atwood, with Charlie Able, Benjamin Farnsworth, Rachel Hillery, Mark Acciari, Austin Kaa, Steven Moody, Ewan Feng, Kate Hajash, Brian Lee, Darle Shinsato, Jane Zhu, Fiona Booth, Katie Okamoto, Margaret Zyro
Executive Architect: Schwartz and Architecture–Neal Schwartz, Lourdes Garcia, Neil O’Shea, Wyatt Arnold, Erik Bloom, Joshua Yoches
Area: 45000.0 ft2
Photographs: Naho Kubota, Eddy Joaquim
From the Publisher. JA91 is a special issue devoted to the architectural model. Today, with the advance of simulation technology, architects possess wide -ranging tools for verifying and communicating their ideas, tools that are, moreover, easy to use. Still, many architects continue even now to construct models in various phases of the process from concept design to realization.