B. V. Doshi: Iwan Baan photographs the architect’s most iconic architecture | Architectural Digest India

I’ve known of B.V. Doshi’s work since my first trip to Ahmedabad in 1999, when I visited his Amdavad ni Guha. But I only met him about a year ago. We wanted to collaborate on a longer documentation of his work – how it has changed and been… Continue reading

Tucson’s memorial ‘Embrace’ reckons with Giffords mass shooting – Los Angeles Times

Welcome to a uniquely American form of monument-making: the memorial to the mass shooting. The January 8th Memorial was designed by a team that included landscape and architecture firm Chee Salette and artist Rebeca Méndez — who are based in Los Angeles — with lighting design by Wilfried… Continue reading

Tribute: Balkrishna Doshi (1927–2023) | Architectural Record

Balkrishna Doshi, the Indian architect whose myriad accolades include the 2018 Pritzker Architecture Prize and 2022 RIBA Royal Gold Medal, died on January 24 at the age of 95 in Ahmedabad. What follows is a personal remembrance honoring the life and work of the celebrated Modernist. Source: Tribute:… Continue reading

Back in Print, Second Edition of “African Modernism” Surveys Architecture Across the Continent | Architectural Record

Back in Print, Second Edition of ‘African Modernism’ Surveys Architecture Across the ContinentReview: ‘African Modernism. The Architecture of Independence: Ghana, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Zambia,’ edited by Manuel Herz with Ingrid Schröder, Hans Focketyn, and Julia Jamrozik The book examines more than 100 architectural works and presents… Continue reading

Balkrishna Doshi, Modernist Indian Architect, Is Dead at 95 – The New York Times

Balkrishna Doshi, an architect who helped bring modernism to his native India, at first collaborating with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn and then developing his own approach to building in his country, died on Tuesday at his home in Ahmedabad, India, which he designed and named Kamala House,… Continue reading

Offices from the past help us imagine the workspaces of the future | Financial Times

The best of these buildings (many still under threat) have lasted because they are beautiful. In The Office of Good Intentions, the architect Florian Idenburg and co-author LeeAnn Suen take a wider view of work, including cult sites such as Paolo Soleri’s Arcosanti in the Arizona desert, the… Continue reading

Kevin Daly and Productora’s Houston Endowment Headquarters Takes Cues from the City’s Shaded Oak Canopies | Architectural Record

Throughout Houston, live oak trees extend their gnarly branches and evergreen leaves over sidewalks and lawns, providing welcome shade in a hot, humid climate. Having gone to graduate school at Rice University in Houston, Kevin Daly was familiar with the trees and the protective canopy they provide. So… Continue reading

Review: ‘The Office of Good Intentions,’ by Idenberg & Suen

In olden days, offices grew as the world shrank. Sunset-free empires and vast trade networks released oceans of paperwork that in turn created a demand for record-keepers, copy-makers, storage systems, evolving technologies of communication, and the real estate to accommodate them all. Offices became the material manifestation of… Continue reading

SANAA Creates a New Landmark for Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales | Architectural Record

The reimagined Art Gallery of New South Wales incorporates cascading glass pavilions and World War II-era bunkers. Source: SANAA Creates a New Landmark for Sydney at the Art Gallery of New South Wales | Architectural Record… Continue reading

Iwan Baan | Arquitectura Viva

While architectural photography is typically known to showcase isolated buildings and pristine environments, the work of Iwan Baan (Alkmaar, Netherlands, 1975) goes beyond this approach of reproducing artificially perfected environments. The book Momentum of Light is a collaborative publishing project that graphically documents the photographer’s travels in the… Continue reading

Las Vegas helps us understand how virtual environments fall short

A few months ago, I visited Las Vegas for the fourth time. Not much has changed: It is still a battleground of corporate brands vying for attention. Do you want to buy a Prada bag in Venice, see a concert from hologram Michael Jackson, or try one of… Continue reading

Vitra Design Museum – Iwan Baan

21.10.2023 – 03.03.2024 Iwan Baan is one of today’s leading photographers of architecture and urban design. His images document the growth of global megacities and portray buildings by prominent contemporary architects including Herzog & de Meuron, Rem Koolhaas, and Zaha Hadid. The first large retrospective of the Dutch photographer’s work… Continue reading