As one of the leading architects of Japan's increasingly highly-regarded architecture culture, 2013 Pritzker Laureate Toyo Ito (born June 1, 1941) has defined his career by combining elements of minimalism with an embrace of technology, in a way that merges both traditional and contemporary elements of Japanese culture.
Spotlight: Toyo Ito
Suzhou No.2 Libary / gmp
- Area : 45300 m²
- Year : 2019
Professionals : Schlaich Bergermann Partner, SuP Ingeneure GmbH, WES LandschaftsArchitektur
China Southern Power Grid Green Campus Offices / gmp Architects
- Area : 356670 m²
- Year : 2019
Professionals : Rehwaldt Landscape Architects, Schlaich Bergermann Partner, Schlotfeld Licht
Tianjin Binhai Museum / gmp Architects
Tianjin Binhai Cultural Center / gmp Architects
Guangxi Culture & Art Center / gmp Architects
- Area : 113764 m²
- Year : 2018
Professionals : Bonn, Schlaich Bergermann Partner, WES, Dirk Seyffert, SuP Facade Design
Chao Hotel Beijing / gmp Architects
- Area : 31372 m²
- Year : 2018
Professionals : CITI (Beijing) Construction Co.Ltd, SuP Ingeneure GmbH
9 Inventive Large-Scale Stadiums and Their Constructive Details
Stadiums —new or remodeled— provide excellent and innovative examples of architecture on a large scale; they are required to shelter thousands of people, including the athletes of the games they host. In addition to the technical aspects and considerations related to sports, these structures apply interesting cladding systems, with some stadiums even generating the energy needed to function.
Read on for more about stadiums and their structures in detail.
Huawei Technological Factory Buildings / gmp Architects
Architects: gmp Architects: Meinhard von Gerkan, Stephan Schütz with Nicolas Pomränke, Stephan Rewolle
- Area : 139355 m²
- Year : 2017
Sergei Tchoban: “We Cannot Avoid Looking At Architecture; Architecture Should Be Beautiful”
After receiving his education at the Repin Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture in St. Petersburg, Sergei Tchoban moved to Germany at the age of 30. He now runs parallel practices in both Berlin and Moscow, after becoming managing partner of nps tchoban voss in 2003 and co-founding SPEECH with Sergey Kuznetsov in 2006. In 2009, the Tchoban Foundation was formed in Berlin to celebrate the lost art of drawing through exhibitions and publications. The Foundation’s Museum for Architectural Drawing was built in Berlin in 2013 to Tchoban’s design. In this latest interview for his “City of Ideas” series, Vladimir Belogolovsky spoke to Tchoban during their recent meeting in Paris about architectural identities, inspirations, the architect’s fanatical passion for drawing, and such intangibles as beauty.
Dayuan International Center / gmp Architects
Guanghualu SOHO 2 / gmp Architects
SOHO Fuxing Lu / gmp Architects
- Area : 136540 m²
- Year : 2015
Professionals : Conceptlicht
3Cubes Office Building / gmp Architects
13 New Buildings Join the World's 100 Tallest List in Record-Breaking Year
This past year was a record-breaking season for skyscraper construction. According to a new survey by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), 2014 saw the completion of 97 buildings that were at least 200 meters tall. Of those, 11 were 300 meters or taller, earning them the classification of “supertall.” These are the highest figures on record, with 2011, for example, seeing only 87 200-meters-plus buildings completed.
In addition, in 2014 the total height of completed buildings (23,333 meters) broke the 2011 record of 19,852 meters. With major countries like China becoming increasingly urbanized, and the world economy recovering from recession, the CTBUH expects that these numbers will only increase. See the details of CTBUH’s report, and learn what the numbers may predict about the future of skyscraper construction, after the break.
Benois House / Tchoban Voss Architekten
Architects: Tchoban Voss Architekten
- Area : 30400 m²
- Year : 2008
Basketball Stadium in Dongguan / gmp Architects
Tianjin Grand Theater / gmp Architects
- Year : 2009