Category: project & building histories

Nobuo Sekine: The Weight of Things

Nobuo Sekine: The Weight of Things

Nanase Shirokawa

‘A stone yearning for the sky.’[1] Such was the sort of rock Nobuo Sekine sought out at a quarry near Udine in the months prior to the opening of the 1970 Venice Biennale. A hulking, oblong piece of unfinished stone perched precariously upon a stainless-steel pillar, Sekine’s sculpture Phase of… Read More

Unveiling the Enigma: Jan Henriksson’s Örebro Riksbank, 1987.

Unveiling the Enigma: Jan Henriksson’s Örebro Riksbank, 1987.

Felicia Liang and William Wikström

Jan Henriksson playfully crafted an evocative scenography for the financial world of the 1980s, deviating from the pursuit of uniformity with various forms that break free as autonomous figures within a larger context. Two of Henriksson’s drawings for the Central Bank, Örebro Riksbank exemplify his unique position in 20th-century Swedish… Read More

Protected: Helmut Jacoby: The Amon Carter Museum or Rendering of the main Gallery of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Protected: Helmut Jacoby: The Amon Carter Museum or Rendering of the main Gallery of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Malcolm Reading

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Where to Find a Drawing of a Swiss Gold Vault

Where to Find a Drawing of a Swiss Gold Vault

Ludo Groen

If you really want to hear about where to find the mountain vaults of Swiss banks, and what they look like, the first thing you should probably know is that the archives vigilantly kept by almost all banks in Switzerland are not publicly accessible—and even when they are, the last thing… Read More

Protected: Helsinki City Theatre: Timo Penttilä on the real purpose of drawings

Protected: Helsinki City Theatre: Timo Penttilä on the real purpose of drawings

Gareth Griffiths

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Connor Street: Made by Many Hands

Connor Street: Made by Many Hands

Kieran Hawkins

The following text is the fourth in a series by architect Kieran Hawkins, Director of Cairn, tracing the design and construction of an extension to a Victorian House in East London, recounting the everyday realities of the project and, in the green text, the broader environmental issues incumbent on architects to address. The texts have been developed… Read More

Rem Koolhaas—Peter Pan [TBC]

Rem Koolhaas—Peter Pan [TBC]

[Intro] [Lead Image] Excerpt

Elia Zenghelis—Watersheds

Elia Zenghelis—Watersheds

[Intro] [Lead Image] Excerpt

Collaborators—Outsiders

Collaborators—Outsiders

[Intro] [Lead Image] Excerpt — Hans Werlemann and Claudi Cornaz Excerpt— Madelon Vrisendorp and Zoe Zenghelis Excerpt— Vincent de Rijk and Frans Pathesius

Big Competitions—How to Re-orient the Modern Project for the 21st Century

Big Competitions—How to Re-orient the Modern Project for the 21st Century

[Intro] [Lead mage] Excerpt— Xaveer de Geyter Excerpt— Mike Guyer Excerpt— Luc Reuse Excerpt— Georges Heintz Excerpt— Marion Goerdt

Rotterdam—Child’s Crusade

Rotterdam—Child’s Crusade

[Intro] [Lead Image] Excerpt— Kees Christiaanse Excerpt— Paul de Vroom and Herman de Kovel Excerpt— Ruurd Roorda Excerpt— Willem Jan Neuterlings

Charles Holden: A new campus for Bloomsbury

Charles Holden: A new campus for Bloomsbury

Bill Sherman and Richard Temple

Quoted from the exhibition text of Charles Holden’s Master Plan: Building the Bloomsbury Campus, curated by Bill Sherman, Director of the Warburg Institute and Richard Temple, Archivist of the University of London. The exhibition continues until 17 March in the Chancellor’s Hall Lobby, First Floor, Senate House. More information here.… Read More