Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 21 December 2011
Architecture: Actelion Business Center by Herzog & de Meuron: “..featuring tetris-like volumes that seemingly float and cantilever over one another, the project provides 350 offices for employees while harboring an open and communicative work environment..” Renowned international achitects Herzog & de Meuron-designed business center.
image + article: Designboom
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Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Cronocaos at the New Museum, organised by Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu of OMA
The ever-perceptive Nicolai Ouroussoff has written “An Architect’s Fear That Preservation Distorts” in the Art & Design section of The New York Times reviewing the exhibition, now at the New Museum in New York, entitled “Cronocaos”, organised by Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu, both of OMA, the Office of Metropolitan Architecture. Ouroussoff’s interesting article looks at Koolhaas & Shigematsu’s provocative, and fascinating, exhibition which itself boldly suggests that, perhaps, preservation of so-called “landmark architecture” has become a dangerous epidemic and is destroying the true fabric of our cities. Definitely worth your while reading Ouroussoff’s thoughtful article, visiting the exhibition at the New Museum, and thinking not only about what Koolhaas & Shigematsu have clearly elucidated as a problem but also their several proposed solutions to this problem.
A very nice slideshow, here.
image: Michael Falco/The New York Times
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