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Frohburg . Zurich

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Caruso St. John Architects . Boltshau­ser Architek­ten . jes­senvollenwei­der architektur . Mau­rus Schifferli Landschafts­ar­chitekt

An island over the city

The Frohburg garden settlement is located north of the center of Zurich on the outskirts of Oerlikon. With the neighboring Tierspital, the Irchel campus of the University of Zurich and the Irchelpark (designed by Eduard Neuenschwander, 1978), it forms an island that extends from south to north around the western flank of the Zürichberg. The flowing green space of the landscape park, in which the three building structures are located, not only determines the spatial layout of the complex, but also gives the island its precise character and atmosphere above the city. Continue reading Caruso St. John . Boltshau­ser . jes­senvollenwei­der

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Bremer Landesbank . Bremen

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Caruso St John Architects . photos: © Hélène Binet . + architecture today

The site for the head office of the Bremer Landesbank is a public platform from which the institution should project itself. What should a bank look like today? Amongst the structures gathered together at Bremen’s historic temple district, from the Romanesque spire of the Dom at its centre, to the small houses along the edge of the flower market, the bank should stand like a city elder, taking its place amongst the other important figures. With its close proximity to the mediaeval Town Hall and to the Dom, the bank should not attract too much attention, it should be reserved, but dressed in clothes of the highest quality. Above all it should have an open and honest face. Continue reading Caruso St John

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Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood . London

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Caruso St John Architects . photos: Will Pryce © Victoria and Albert Museum of Childhood . + divisare

The Museum of Childhood, part of the V&A’s family of museums, is well known for the quality of its collections and for its educational activities within the East End of London. Caruso St John worked on a phased plan to improve the facilities of the building and to refresh the display of its collections. The original listed building has an extraordinary history, its iron structure was first built in west London, on the site of what is now the main V&A building, to house displays from the Great Exhibition of 1851. It was later dismantled and rebuilt with new facades in east London. A lack of funds at the time meant that the architect’s full plans for the front of the museum were never carried out, leaving the building without the proper entrance and front-of-house facilities that a modern museum requires. Continue reading Caruso St John

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Sir John Soane’s Museum . London

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Caruso St John Architects . photos: © Hélène Binet . + Architectural Review

The interiors of Sir John Soane’s Museum are characterised by an enormous and engaging variety made up of objects, furniture and space. Soane’s genius is as much about a splendid organisation of light and space, as it is about a connoisseur’s eye for precious objects and an ability to bring seemingly disparate things together. We are working within the restored interiors of four rooms in No 12 Lincoln’s Inn Fields to make new exhibition galleries, a new interpretation gallery, entrance facilities and a shop. Continue reading Caruso St John