What better place to explore inventive homes and innovative architects than a country with a housing crisis? Mark #42 head to Poland, where theylook at an architecture scene in transition, checking in on a 152 cm wide house by Centrala and a drive-in home by Robert Konieczny. Elsewhere, Shintaro Fujiwara and Yoshio Muro discuss the challenges of the Japanese architect, and we visit ‘weird Austin’ to discover a house by Bercy Chen that literally emerges from the bush.
Number 42 offers in depth looks of several projects ArchDaily has previously featured such as:
- Refugia Hotel / Mobil Arquitectos- SH House / BaksvanWengerden Architecten
- Superkilen / Topotek 1 + BIG + Superflex
- Małopolska Garden of Arts / Ingarden & Ewý Architects
- Dolomitenblick / PLASMA Studio
- UBC Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences / Saucier + Perrotte architectes & HCMA
- Songwon Art Center / Mass Studies
- A Life With Large Opening / ON design partners
- Stripe House / GAAGA - Keret House / Centrala
- Auto-Family House / KWK PROMES
- Edgeland House / Bercy Chen Studio
- House in Muko / Fujiwarramuro Architects
- House in Nada / Fujiwarramuro Architects
Zaha Hadid Architects
Baks Van Wengerden
Mario Bellini & Rudy Ricciotti
Berdageur & Péjus
Saucier + Perrotte & HCMA
N55 & Anne Romme
-Introduction: What's happening in Polish architecture today and who are the players to watch?
-Centrala: The architects at Centrala are brought together by a mutual criticsm of reality
-KWK Promes:Robert Konieczny takes the drive-in house to a whole new level.
-Keiko +Manabu: Japanese outfit Keiko+Manabu designed a residential complex that features elliptical curves -Bercy Chen: Edgeland House keeps a low profile in the neighbourhood.
-Fujiwaramuro Architects: Despite concerns about the conditions that plague Japanese architects, Shintaro Fujiwara and Yoshio Muro produce one building after another.
-Meixner Schlüter Wendt: Meixner Schlüter Wendt unites an old and a new building under a dark shell of copper sheets.
-Camenzind Evolution: In an apartment building in Zurich's Alsetten quarter, the modern tenant can show his identity to the world.
-Walter Angonese & Andrea Marastoni: Antonio Dalle Nogare's art gallery is also his private residence. -CO2Works: Koji Nakawatase's house-plus-office requires occupants who can accept rain, wind and sunlight - and still feel comfortable.
-Liangfu Ni: Craftsman Liangfu Ni is a collector and connoisseur of bricks.
-Gabinete de Arquitectura: Paraguayan architect Solano Benitez leaves room for error in his quest for the best solution.
-Felix Claus: Felix Claus picked just six favourites from his collection of 10,000-plus books.