Last week we featured really interesting articles, like The Challenges of Abandoned Architecture, about the Buzludzha Monument in Bulgaria. Also, two amazing project in Europe, a classic by Le Corbusier, and Kengo Kuma’s awarded design for the V&A at Dundee. Check them all after the break.
The Challenges of Abandoned Architecture : Buzludzha Monument / Gueorguy Stoilov Why would this building be abandoned when at one point it was such a significant symbol for the country? Buildings such as this that have been left to stand alone are calling out for architects to intervene and come up with well thought out solutions while being sensitive to its historical significance. At one time, the Buzludzha Monument, designed by Gueorguy Stoilov, was the most celebrated monument dedicated to the sociopolitical movement of communism (read more…)
San Piero a Sieve School / Fabio Capanni Workshop The extension of the primary and secondary school in San Piero a Sieve is located very close to the city of Florence. The building consists of 630 square meters of new surfaces that will host the laboratories, the dean’s office, the offices for the scholastic staff, and an auditorium that works as an all-purpose space. Rooms and the gym will still be in the old buildings, built during the Sixties, and the new construction had also to connect to them (read more…)
Labels Berlin 2 / HHF Architects In response to the large demand of the fashion industry for showroom space, the client conducted an external expert evaluation with an international architectural competition in the spring of 2007 for a new building Labels Berlin 2. In September 2007 the expert commission awarded first prize to the design by HHF Architects (read more…)
AD Classics: Ronchamp / Le Corbusier In the commune of Ronchamp, slightly south of east of Paris, sits one of Le Corbusier’s most unusual projects of his career, Notre Dame du Ronchamp, or more commonly referred to as Ronchamp. In 1950, Le Corbusier was commissioned to design a new Catholic church to replace the previous church that had been destroyed during World War II (read more…)
Kengo Kuma awarded V&A at Dundee design Just announced today, Kengo Kuma’s design was chosen for the new landmark building V&A at Dundee. Kengo Kuma beat out the four other shortlisted designs from Steven Holl Architects, REX, Snøhetta, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, and Sutherland Hussey Architects. Kengo Kuma will lead the design team which includes the Scottish firms cre8architecture, Optimised Environments Ltd, and CBA, and the engineering firm Arup (read more…)