New book tells the story of the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center.

Last year, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, a 1.28 million-square-foot complex built into an artificial hill in Athens, was inaugurated to great fanfare. The building will provide two institutions, the National Library of Greece and the Greek National Opera, pristine new homes, and it is a significant addition to the Athens cultural landscape. Read the complete […]

MASS at Scale

Why devote an entire issue to the MASS Design Group? Not only is the nonprofit firm bringing architecture to communities in need, it’s piloting a profoundly more sustainable and ethical model of professional practice. Read the complete article in Architect Magazine… See also: Manifesto: The New Empowerment, Architect Magazine, May 16, 2017 Butaro Doctors’ Sharehouses, by […]

Monsoon Architecture Festival aims to foster debate on sustainable living

Indian Institute of Architects’ Cochin chapter concludes its Living Monsoon series with a debate panel featuring Dr Ken Yeang, Philip Goad, Rahul Mehrotra, Kashef Chowdhury and other “starchitects” over the next two days in the southern Indian city. Iwan Baan participated in the panel of speakers. Read the complete article in Architectural Digest

Huang Gongwang Museum by Amateur Architecture Studio

By Clifford A. Pearson – Since early in his career, when he worked on construction sites and got hands-on experience with vernacular building methods, Wang Shu has drawn inspiration from traditional Chinese attitudes toward architecture’s place within the larger context of landscape. So he and Lu Wenyu, his wife and partner in Amateur Architecture Studio, were logical […]