Ryue Nishizawa has brought the outside indoors to create several new “worlds” in which to showcase the art work of a Japanese master.
The vast, empty landscapes of the filmmaker’s photographs are an appropriately still counterpart to his films.
Dan Graham has built more than 50 mirrored pavilions around the world. The culturally omnivorous artist and critic talks us through these ethereal, disorientating objects, which have influenced architects from SANAA to Herzog & de Meuron.
As the 2010 Biennale winds up over in Venice, Kieran Long asks where the old-fashioned troublemaking was in Kazuyo Sejima’s good-taste, tranquilising exhibition.
Walking through the Rolex Learning Centre is like being inside a pinball machine. The building summons you on circuitous routes, propelling you around islands and dropping you into holes.
At the heart of the jam-packed May issue of icon – out now – is a cable-car in Caracas. Urban Think Tank’s dramatic new transport link climbs a mountainside to connect a neglected slum with the centre of the Venezuelan capital
The highly anticipated Rolex Learning Centre by Japanese practice SANAA opens to the public on Monday, but the press got a preview today. Here’s a peek at SANAA’s most prestigious European project to date.
SANAA’s Summer Pavilion next to the Serpentine Gallery in London is like a giant spill of quicksilver, spreading between the trees of Kensington Gardens.
On Sunday the Serpentine gallery opens its summer pavilion to the public. This year it’s designed by Japanese architect SANAA, the firm’s first commission in the UK.
“I wanted it to look like a house made by a kid,” muses architect Johannes Norlander of the Villa Alta. “A kid who was kind of, ‘Fuck the context.’ You know?”
On Omotesando-dori, architecture and consumption come together like nowhere else on earth. Along this tree-lined avenue, and in the backstreets of the Aoyama district that it bisects, are dozens of contemporary palazzi, built not by wealthy, cultured citizens, but by global fashion houses. Oxford Street, the Champs Elysées and Madison Avenue look tired by comparison.