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50 Impressive Details Using Wood

07:00 - 27 November, 2016
50 Impressive Details Using Wood

Over the course of history the unique characteristics of wood, which are dependent upon the species of the tree and the location in which it has grown, have enabled humanity to flourish in all parts of the globe. The architectural details of wooden construction therefore show a great diversity of meetings and joints, showing not only a project's constructive and structural logic, but also embodying the value and complexity of each project.

Take a look at these 50 construction details of projects that stand out for their clever use of wood.

Arts Center of Verin / Zooco Estudio

13:00 - 8 November, 2016
Arts Center of Verin / Zooco Estudio, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +12

Spotlight: Zaha Hadid

08:00 - 31 October, 2016
Spotlight: Zaha Hadid, Heydar Aliyev Center. Image © Hufton+Crow
Heydar Aliyev Center. Image © Hufton+Crow

In her lifetime, Pritzker prize-winning architect, fashion designer and artist Zaha Hadid (31 October 1950 – 31 March 2016) became one of the most recognizable faces of our field. Revered and denounced with equal aplomb for the sensuous curved forms for which she was known, Hadid rose to prominence not solely through parametricism but by designing spaces to occupy geometries in new ways. Despite her tragically early death in March of 2016, the projects now being completed by her office without their original lead designer continue to push boundaries both creative and technological, while the fearless media presence she cultivated in recent decades has cemented her place in society as a woman who needs just one name: Zaha.

The Klinker Cultural Centre, Winschoten / Atelier Pro

04:00 - 28 October, 2016
The Klinker Cultural Centre, Winschoten / Atelier Pro, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Eva Bloem © Eva Bloem © Eva Bloem © Eva Bloem +10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Meester D.U. Stikkerlaan, Winschoten, The Netherlands
  • Architect in Charge

    Dorte Kristensen, Lisette Plouvier, Eelko Bemener
  • Interior Architect

    Lisette Plouvier
  • Area

    8125.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Spotlight: Richard Meier

08:00 - 12 October, 2016
Spotlight: Richard Meier, The Atheneum, New Harmony, Indiana. Image © Scott Frances, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners
The Atheneum, New Harmony, Indiana. Image © Scott Frances, Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners

Richard Meier, the Pritzker Prize and AIA Gold Medal winning architect, is well known for his abstracted, often white, buildings and unrelenting personal design philosophy. Citing Bernini and Borromini as influences as well as Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, Meier received his Bachelor in Architecture from Cornell University in 1957 and took jobs with Skidmore Owings and Merrill and Marcel Breuer soon after his graduation. He began his own private practice in New York in 1963 and rocketed to architectural fame in the early 1970s, after being named as one of the "New York Five."

Center for Postgraduate Studies, Cetys University / Studiohuerta

09:00 - 14 September, 2016
Center for Postgraduate Studies, Cetys University / Studiohuerta, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
  • Design Team

    Salvador Gutierrez, Gabriel Huerta, Kevin Murray, Angelos Palaskas, Armando Toscano, Jorge Velez
  • Area

    4400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Violeta Parra Museum / Undurraga + Deves

09:00 - 9 August, 2016
Violeta Parra Museum  / Undurraga + Deves, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Vicuña Mackenna 37, Providencia, Región Metropolitana, Chile
  • Project Architect

  • Team

    Undurraga + Deves, Pablo Lopez, Soledad Fernandez
  • Project Area

    4209.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Leblon Offices / Richard Meier & Partners

11:00 - 4 August, 2016
Leblon Offices  / Richard Meier & Partners, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Design principals

    Richard Meier, Bernhard Karpf
  • Project Architects

    Parsa Khalili, Anne Strüwing
  • Associate Architects

    RAF Arquitetura
  • Area

    7030.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

    Roland Halbe , Courtesy of Richard Meier & Partners Architects

La Roca House / Mathias Klotz

09:00 - 25 July, 2016
La Roca House   / Mathias Klotz, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +17

Stranden 1 / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS

05:00 - 15 July, 2016
Stranden 1 / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +26

Eldhusøya / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS

02:00 - 12 July, 2016
Eldhusøya  / Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Rolf-Ørjan Høgseth © Roland Halbe Courtesy of Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS Courtesy of Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS +22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Eldhusøya, Averøy, Norway
  • Team

    Franco Ghilardi, Erik Stenman, Anna Nilsson
  • Interiors

    Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS
  • Landscape design

    Ghilardi+hellsten Arkitekter AS, Asplan Viak
  • Area

    2040.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

    Roland Halbe , Rolf-Ørjan Høgseth, Courtesy of Ghilardi+Hellsten Arkitekter AS

Spotlight: Benedetta Tagliabue

12:30 - 24 June, 2016
Spotlight: Benedetta Tagliabue, Santa Caterina Market. Image © Flickr user ligthelm licensed under CC BY 2.0
Santa Caterina Market. Image © Flickr user ligthelm licensed under CC BY 2.0

Benedetta Tagliabue (born 24 June 1963) is an Italian architect known for designs which are sensitive to their context and yet still experimental in their approach to forms and materials. Her diverse and complex works have marked out her Barcelona-based firm EMBT as one of the most respected Spanish practices of the 21st century.

Aqua Sports & SPA / COE Architecture International

20:00 - 23 June, 2016
Aqua Sports & SPA  / COE Architecture International, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Kai Nakamura © Kai Nakamura +34

AD Classics: Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art / Zaha Hadid Architects

08:00 - 7 May, 2016
AD Classics: Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art / Zaha Hadid Architects, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

The belief that a building can both blend in and stand out at the same time is embodied by the Lois and Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art (CAC), located in Cincinnati. Though it's heavy volumetric massing makes it appear as an independent and impenetrable sculptural element, the Rosenthal Center is in fact designed to pull the city in – past its walls and up, toward the sky. This inherent dynamism is well-suited to a gallery which does not hold a permanent collection, and is situated at the heart of a thriving Midwestern city.

© Paul Warchol © Helene Binet © Paul Warchol © Roland Halbe +37

House 36 / Matthias Bauer Associates

02:00 - 19 April, 2016
House 36  / Matthias Bauer Associates, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +19

Details Revealed About the Content of the Spanish Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

06:00 - 13 April, 2016

The curators of the Spanish Pavilion have revealed the selected material which will be exhibited at the 2016 Venice Biennale. The content is a response to Alejandro Aravena's thematic directive for the Biennale, entitled "Reporting from the Front," in which he invites each country to share experiences and moments of crisis that architecture has experienced in recent years.

Under the title "Unfinished," the projects selected by Iñaqui Carnicero and Carlos Quintans reveal the architects’ response to the economic and construction crisis in Spain over recent years, through virtues that can either become strategies or creative speculations, capable of "subverting the past condition into a positive contemporary action."

Double Stick / Studio Pali Fekete architects

13:00 - 10 April, 2016
Double Stick / Studio Pali Fekete architects, © Roland Halbe
© Roland Halbe

© Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe © Roland Halbe +16

  • Architects

  • Location

    Beverly Hills, CA, United States
  • Architect

    Zoltan E. Pali, FAIA, Studio Pali Fekete architects [SPF:a]
  • Area

    5000.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Odile Decq Honored with 2016 Jane Drew Prize

12:30 - 25 February, 2016
Odile Decq Honored with 2016 Jane Drew Prize, Saint-Ange Residency / Studio Odile Decq. Image © Roland Halbe
Saint-Ange Residency / Studio Odile Decq. Image © Roland Halbe

Odile Decq has won the 2016 Jane Drew Prize as part of the Architectural Review's (AR) annual Women in Architecture Awards. Co-founder of Studio Odile Decq, the French architect was awarded for being a "a creative powerhouse, spirited breaker of rules and advocate of equality." Her diverse portfolio ranges from art galleries and museums, to social housing and infrastructure. She is best known for the Cargo incubator building in Paris and the Fangshan Tangshan National Geopark Museum in Nanjing, China.