This edition of a+u introduces the 23 recent works of architecture and technology that emerged from their relationship with the urban structure or the development history. In this issue, we focus our attention on the process of conceiving and realizing the projects driven by various motivations and tactics. We invite readers to look beyond the confinement of a single building and examine the works on their possibilities to be in use for a long time.
2018: The Latest Architecture and News
This issue follows the previous a+u monograph of Sir David Adjaye OBE (published November 2007), featuring Adjaye Associates' projects completed after 2007. You will see that the works of this London-based practice have expanded globally. The issue includes an essay by the architect himself on his approach to light and density.
This issue focuses on the second edition of the annual Chicago Architecture Biennial, 2017, that featured the participation of 140 artists from 20 countries, under the theme Make New History. Guest edited by Sharon Johnson and Mark Lee, Artistic Directors of the Biennial, the first part looks back on the Biennial through a conversation with architectural historian, Michael Hays. The second part introduces built work and projects selected with reference to the exhibition's theme by the guest editors and participating architects.
Food is one of the most fundamental elements of human existence. Looking back, the way we produce, store and consume food has evolved greatly. Humans have thrived because our ancestors learnt how to gather, produce and consume food, all with their bare hands. And mankind has sustained due to these crucial elements of knowledge passed through generations. With industrialization came mass production, and with mass production came an influx of consumers - who started paying instead. Skills and crafts related to agriculture and food production are now mostly obsolete in the urbane environment. Mass consumerism through supermarkets and even
Throughout the 20th century and in particular during the emergence and development of (post)modernism, exhibitions have been key sites for experimentation, discussion, and critique of architecture. As today the discipline is increasingly subjected to the mechanisms of mediatization and the attention economy, the medium of the exhibition continues to gain relevance.
Here, it is not only a tool to formulate and communicate an understanding of architecture to fellow practitioners, but also to a wider audience, hence contributing to its popularization. In many ways, the history of curating and displaying architecture is closely linked to developments in related fields like the
2017 is in the past. Nevertheless, the year has left us a series of lessons, new wisdom and better tools to help us face the challenges of 2018. What surprises will this year bring us?
We asked our editors at Plataforma Arquitectura (ArchDaily's Spanish arm) to make predictions based on what they've learnt in 2017, and to share with readers the topics they expect to be in the limelight in 2018.