VIΛ 57 West, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst Organization, introduces a new typology to New York City: the Courtscraper. VIΛ occupies nearly a full city block at the corner of West 57th Street and the West Side Highway, with uninterrupted views towards the Hudson River Park and the waterfront. The Courtscraper is… Read more »
Zelfbouw, meaning ‘self-build’ in Dutch, is a current planning trend in The Netherlands. While there have always been people building their own homes, zelfbouw has been actively promoted over the past few years. Responding to the financial and real estate crises, large developers are being kept out of the loop in urban expansion plans all… Read more »
Enough House is built to accommodate architectural interns at the studios of renowned Canadian architect Brian MacKay-Lyons. The core-ten building explores the idea of both providing and using just “enough” for responsible living in the modern age. ©James Brittain enough
FAITH IN ARCHITECTURE An eclectic selection of buildings that support one faith or another. The first is a collection of priests and church officials at a new monastery in the Czech Republic by John Pawson.
In the Mexican city of Puebla, acclaimed Japanese architect Toyo Ito has designed a museum dedicated to baroque art. The Museo Internacional del Barroco, or simply the MIB, occupies a prominent UNESCO world heritage site in the country’s fourth largest city. The project seeks to translate the baroque movement, which is considered to be one… Read more »