BENGAL STREAM – The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh

The catalog “BENGAL STREAM – The Vibrant Architecture Scene of Bangladesh”, the first publication on contemporary architecture in Bangladesh is available for pre-ordering at Christoph Merian Verlag​. The catalog accompanies the upcoming show at the SAM Schweizerisches Architekturmuseum​. Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, has one of the most important buildings of the 20th century: its […]

John Portman’s America – SURFACE

Photographer Iwan Baan captures the human side of the architect’s work. Source: John Portman’s America – SURFACE Magazine At 92, many architects would be satisfied with a standard monograph filled with glossy pages and archival images. But not John Portman. In Portman’s America & Other Speculations (Lars Müller Publishers), editor Mohsen Mostafavi has instead paired […]

Portman’s America & Other Speculations – Harvard Graduate School of Design Exhibition and Lecture

Exhibition and Lecture at Harvard GSD Boston: Portman’s America & Other Speculations – Harvard Graduate School of Design AUG 28 – OCT 27, 2017 Location: Frances Loeb Library, Harvard GSD Boston Combining the talents of an architect, artist and developer, John Portman was able to embark on a series of large-scale building projects —megastructures—that radically redefined the […]