Published in Apartamento Magazine #20 . video: © bjarke ingels
Yes. Architecture is a strange profession, at least that’s how we approach it. You never know anything in architecture. And the moment you do know, you’d better stop doing it. I think our work is developed through approximations or general attempts to get somewhere. Continue reading Geers Severen
Built in the 13th century, the church of Vilanova de la Barca in the heart of Catalonia is mainly Romanesque, but pointed arches and the apse make the Gothic influences noticeable. During the Spanish civil war in 1936 the church was strongly damaged and for more than 80 years the walls lay waste. In 2009, it was decided to stop the decay and to conserve it in its current condition.
An interview with Stephen Bates at Conferencias Brancas, Porto
Situated on the edge of a typical suburban development in Eindhoven, this house with a garden blends at first sight into its surroundings, meeting the local building code for white, cubic houses. However, on closer inspection, the house reveals a refined play of mass and material that challenges all conventions. The building rises in a single gesture to the maximum allowed building height; the abrupt subtle curved-roof ending gives the impression of a load being taken off the top of the house, leaving a sturdy figure behind in its new surroundings. Hence its name: Atlas House.