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Herzog & de Meuron

Herzog & de Meuron

+Jacques Herzog
+Pierre de Meuron

born 1950 Basel,Switzerland

Herzog & de Meuron Architekten(HdeM) is a Swiss architecture firm, founded and headquartered in Basel, Switzerland in 1978. The careers of founders and senior partners Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron, closely paralleled another, with both attending the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich.

They are perhaps best known for their conversion of the giant Bankside Power Station in London to the new home of the Tate Museum of Modern Art. Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have been visiting professors at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design since 1994 and professors at ETH Zürich since 1999.

Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games
HdeM's early works were reductivist pieces of modernity that registered on the same level as the minimalist art of Donald Judd. However, their recent work at Prada Tokyo, the Barcelona Forum Building and the Beijing National Stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games, suggest a changing attitude.
HdM’s commitment of articulation through materiality is a common thread through all their projects. Their formal gestures have generally progressed from the purist simplicity of rectangular forms to more complex and dynamic geometries. The architects often cite Joseph Beuys as an enduring artistic inspiration and collaborate with different artists on each architectural project. Their success can be attributed to their skills in revealing unfamiliar or unknown relationships by utilizing innovative materials.

by another29 | 2007-07-01 05:30 | □Architect

David Adjaye

David Adjaye
born 1966 Dar-Es-Salam,Tanzania

Adjaye Associstes
London/Berlin/New York
website: www.adjaye.com

David Adjaye is a British architect.He was born in Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania, where his father was a Ghanaian diplomat. He trained with David Chipperfield Architects and Eduardo Souto De Moura Architects, and graduated in 1993 from the Royal College of Art. In the same year he won the RIBA First Prize Bronze Medal. He started his own practice in 1994 called Adjaye Architects.

He lives and works in London, and has an international reputation. His offices are in North London.
In 2006 he was nominated for the Stirling Prize for his Whitechapel Idea Store in London. He also collaborated with artist Olafur Eliasson to create a light installation: Your black horizon at the Venice Biennale. He worked with Chris Ofili to create an environment for the Upper Room, now owned by Tate Britain.

Dirty House 2002 London,UK

Prefabricated House 2007 London,UK

by another29 | 2007-06-02 05:38 | □Architect



+Winy Maas [born 1959]
+Jacob Van Rijs [born 1964]
+Nathalie de Vries [born 1965]

p.o.box 63136 3002 JC Rotterdam
The Netherlands

website: www.mvrdv.nl

MVRDV was set up in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) in 1991 by Winy Maas, Jacob van Rijs and Nathalie de Vries. MVRDV produces designs and studies in the fields of architecture, urbanism and landscape design.

Early projects such as the Light Urbanism study for the Municipality of Rotterdam, the headquarters for the Public Broadcasting Company VPRO and housing for elderly WoZoCo's in Amsterdam brought MVRDV to the attention of a wide field of clients and gave them international acclaim.

WOZOCO 1997 Amsterdam,Netherlands
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by another29 | 2007-06-01 13:45 | □Architect

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid
born 1950 Baghdad,Iraq

Zaha Hadid Architects
Studio 9 10Bowling Green Lane London EC1R 0BQ UK

T +44(0)20.7253.5147

website: www.zaha-hadid.com

She received a degree in mathematics from the American University of Beirut before moving to study at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. After graduating she worked with her former teacher, Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, becoming a partner in 1977. It was with Koolhaas that she met Peter Rice who gave her support and encouragement early on, at a time when her work seemed difficult to build. In 1980 she established her own London-based practice. During the 1980s she also taught at the Architectural Association.
She has also taught at prestigious institutions around the world; she held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Graduate School of Design, Harvard University, the Sullivan Chair at the University of Illinois School of Architecture in Chicago, guest professorships at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, the Knolton School of Architecture, Ohio, the Masters Studio at Columbia University, New York and the Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. In addition, she was made Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. She is currently Professor at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Austria.

d0079151_2303524.jpgProposed for the Louvre in Paris... Her proposed building appeared somewhat like a cardboard milk container that has been squashed so that its bottom is severely bent back upon itself while its top is tentatively trying to right itself. Of course, this is no ordinary milk container but something fitting for a King, or Queen, of Persepolis, or Mesopotamia. From the mesmerizing renderings, it would appear to have a metallic facade punctuated by openings shaped like "arrows," sometimes singly, sometimes in joined pairs, sometimes dark and slightly recessed, sometimes protruding and golden. While I. M. Pei shocked the world with his glass pyramid entrance to the Louvre, his design was relatively free-standing and open. Hadid's design, on the other hand, is tightly surrounded by a Neo-classical courtyard from which her "emerging" construction appears ready to bound, and devour Paris and then the world with stylish licks.d0079151_2393710.jpgd0079151_2395937.jpg

by another29 | 2006-12-03 02:41 | □Architect

Fabio Novembre

Fabio Novembre
born 1966 Italy

website: www.novembre.it

Since 1992 I have answered also to the title of "architect". I carve spaces in the emptiness by inflating bubbles of air and I give out pointed pins so as not to become too lifted up. My lungs are filled with the scent of the places I have breathed and when I hyperventilate it is only to hold my breath for a while. I let myself be carried like pollen by the wind, believing I can seduce all those around me. I want to breath until I suffocate. / Fabio Novembre

Bar Lodi Bar and Cafe Restaurant / 1998 Milano,Italy

Stuart Weitzman Shoe Shop / 2006 Rome,Italy

Milanese architect/designer Fabio Novembre has sent us images of his latest project - a flagship store for American shoe brand Stuart Weitzman at 27 Via dei Condotti in Rome. With Corian ribbons weaving across walls and ceiling to form shelving and architraves, the concept will now be rolled out at Stuart Weitzman stores elsewhere. “It’s a new design concept that will be used for the hundreds of flagship stores around the world,” Novembre tells us.

by another29 | 2006-12-02 01:32 | □Architect

Luc Deleu

Luc Deleu
born 1944 Daffel,Belgium

T.O.P.Office website: www.topoffice.to

近年の作品で日本人に馴染み深いものといえばコンテナアート "Speybank"。

Speybank /1999-2005



Model Works by T.O.P.Office

by another29 | 2006-10-26 00:58 | □Architect



website: www.intentionallies.co.jp


amadana : ITL x REALFLEET / 鄭秀和氏がアートディレクションをつとめるデザイン家電 website: www.amadana.com

INTENTIONALLIES Office  今日は鄭秀和氏率いるインテンショナリーズの新築オフィスにおじゃまさせて頂きました。内外装ともに素材の使い方がとても見事でした。なかでもミーティングルームの床材につかわれていた大谷石は、F.L.ライト好きの私にはたまらないものでした。私が建築家を志すキッカケとなったライトの著名建築・落水荘にはこの大谷石がふんだんにつかわれています。すごくホッとする、私にとっての癒し系建築資材のひとつです。東京にいることを忘れてしまいそうな山奥のくつろぎ空間といった心地よさが感じられました。建築というものは、その素晴らしさに触れるたび素直に感動するものです。


by another29 | 2006-09-14 02:16 | □Architect

Renzo Piano

Renzo Piano
born 1937 Genoa

Renzo Piano Building Workshop
website: www.renzopiano.com

Piano was born in Genoa, where he still maintains a home and office. He was educated and subsequently taught at the Politecnico di Milano. From 1965 to 1970 he worked with Louis Kahn and with Makowsky. He worked together with Richard Rogers from 1971 to 1977; their most famous joint project is the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He also had a long collaboration with the extraordinary engineer Peter Rice.


The adopted assembly system lets the light flow in, thus increasing the sense of lightness of the building. The roofing is supported by a number of V-shaped steel columns. It is completely independent of the existing building. A simple corrugated steel sheet, normally used for bridge building, was adopted for the roof. The steel sheet is used as a form into which the concrete can be poured. It thus became part of the total structure itself and at the same time acted as inside finish to the ceiling. The upturned eaves running along the low elevation that faces the garden help to frame the view of the landscape with a Palladian villa in the background. The natural light entering the building at this elevation is softened and amplified by the corrugated steel sheeting of the ceiling. Such a gently curving ceiling confers a richer quality on the interior environment. A reflecting panel was inserted into the gap at the top of the roof in order to soften the light coming from the south facing side to make a more pleasant corridor.

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center 1991-1998 Noumea,New Caledonia / website: www.adck.nc

He has a long interest in elegantly expressed structure. This is evident in early works such as the Centre Pompidou, IBM travelling pavilion, through to the Kansai International Airport, Osaka. Renzo Piano was responsible for the masterplan for the reconstruction of the Potsdamer Platz, Berlin, and also designed a portion of the new construction on the site. Today, he is well known for his museum designs: the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Menil Collection in Houston, the Beyeler Foundation museum in Basel, Switzerland, a museum dedicated to Swiss painter Paul Klee in Bern, Switzerland, as well as completed museum projects in Dallas and in Atlanta.

NEMO - Science Museum 1997 Amsterdam,Netherlands / website: www.e-nemo.nl

by another29 | 2005-12-21 15:46 | □Architect

John Pawson

John Pawson
born 1949

Unit B 70-78 York Way
London N1 9AG UK

website: www.johnpawson.com


John Pawson was born in 1949 in Halifax, Yorkshire. After a period in the family textile business he left for Japan, spending several years teaching English at the business university of Nagoya. Towards the end of his time there he moved to Tokyo, where he visited the studio of Japanese architect and designer Shiro Kuramata. Following his return to England, he enrolled at the Architecture Association in London, leaving to establish his own practice in 1981.
From the outset the work focused on ways of approaching fundamental problems of space, proportion, light and materials, rather than on developing a set of stylistic mannerisms - themes he also explored in his book Minimum, first published in 1996, which examines the notion of simplicity in art, architecture and design across a variety of historical and cultural contexts.

Pawson House -Catherine and John Pawson- 1999 London,United Kingdom
Planning regulations prohibited alterations to the front of this traditional nineteenth century row house in a conservation area in west London. Working within these restrictions, the design scoops out the interior in its entirety, leaving the protected façade untouched. Floor layouts are radically redrawn to give the maximum amount of unencumbered space, while cuts made to the envelope allow natural light into the full depth of the plan. At the top of the house a glazed slot running the length of the ceiling allows light to spill down a triple-height staircase. Outside the conventional street elevation gives only a tantalising glimpse of the new life which has been flipped into the frame of the old.

Tilty Barn [Granero Tilty] 1995 Essex,United Kingdom


by another29 | 2005-11-03 17:05 | □Architect

UN Studio

UN Studio

+Ben Van Berkel [born 1957 Utreht]
+Caroline Bos [born 1959 Rotterdam]

Stadhouderskade 113 PO Box 75381 1070 AJ
Amsterdam The Netherlands

website: www.unstudio.com

UNStudio is a Dutch architectural practice specializing in architecture, urban development and infrastructural projects. The practice was founded in 1998 by Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos. The name UNStudio stands for United Network, referring to the collaborative nature of the practice. The office comprises individuals from all over the world with backgrounds and technical training in numerous fields. UNStudio has an average work-force of 60 employees and a management team made up of two directors, one partner and two associates.

Based in Amsterdam, UNStudio has worked internationally since its inception and has produced a wide range of work ranging from public buildings, infrastructure, offices, living, products, to urban masterplans. Pivotal UNStudio projects within these fields include: the New Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart (2001-2006), the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam (1990-1996), the Office complex La Defense in Almere (1999-2004).

Galleria department Store 2002-2004 Seoul,South-Korea
The facade of the store is made up of 4,330 glass discs that are lit by LED light at night.

by another29 | 2005-06-07 01:39 | □Architect