Olivia Benoit


2G #64 / Bak Gordon

For years Portugal has captured the attention of the international architecture scene, but has also proven to be a breeding ground for architects beyond the great masters such as Fernando Távora, Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Moura. The famous Porto School has given way to a new generation of talented architects from other parts of the country, including the Aires Mateus brothers from Lisbon (2G 28, 2003) or the architect Paulo David from Madeira (2G 47, 2008). And from an even more recent generation comes another Lisboan, Ricardo Bak Gordon, who combines the best architecture of his own country with an awareness of what is happening abroad.

BUILDING: Louis I. Kahn at Roosevelt Island / Barney Kulok

In September 2011 Barney Kulok was granted special permission to create photographs at the construction site of Louis I. Kahnʼs Four Freedoms Park in New York City, commissioned in 1970 as a memorial to Franklin D. Roosevelt. The last design Kahn completed before his untimely death in 1974, Four Freedoms Park became widely regarded as one of the great unbuilt masterpieces of twentieth-century architecture. Almost forty years after having been commissioned, it is finally being completed this year, as originally intended.

Hoogvliet / VMX Architects

© Christian Richters
© Christian Richters
Apartments  · 
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • Architects: VMX Architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 18860.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2007

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LE CORBUSIER REDRAWN: The Houses / Steven Park

Le Corbusier (1887-1965) was the most significant architect of the twentieth century. Every architecture student examines the Swiss master's work. Yet, all too frequently, they rely on reproductions of faded drawings of uneven size and quality. Le Corbusier Redrawn presents the only collection of consistently rendered original drawings (at 1:200 scale) of all twenty-six of Le Corbusier's residential works. Using the original drawings from the Le Corbusier Foundation's digital archives, architect Steven Park has beautifully redrawn 130 perspectival sections, as well as plans, sections, and elevations of exterior forms and interior spaces.

Net Zero Energy House / Lifethings

© Kyungsub Shin
© Kyungsub Shin
  • Architects: Lifethings
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area: 230.0 m2
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year: 2012

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Judges Announced for the Open Competition at the 2013 Lisbon Triennale

The Lisbon Triennale has announced the panel of judges for this year's projects. The panel will be composed of important architects like Bjarke Ingels of BIG, Minsuk Cho of Mass Studies, Phillippe Rahm of Philippe Rahm Architects and Luis Santiago Baptista of the journal Arqa.

Te Mirumiru / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)

© Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt
Kindergarten  · 
Kawakawa, New Zealand

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