Architecture

Drawing a new architecture.

Daniel Libeskind builds on very big ideas. Shards and fragments, symbolic undertones, and a philosophical approach inform the architect’s work.

Minimalist in Marrakesh.

At first glance, it’s unclear whether Fobe House is actually a house at all. It has the usual features of domesticity—doors, windows, rooms—but not in the usual places.

High tide.

While sailing on the turquoise waters near Miami, Florida in 1927, Harvey Firestone—founder of Firestone Tire—spotted a beachfront property that evoked a scene F. Scott Fitzgerald himself couldn’t have imagined better. A place for parties, social strata, and, when needed, repose.

Artistic growth.

The Aspen Art Museum has stood on the banks of Colorado’s Roaring Fork River since 1979, but after significant growth in visitors in recent years, it needed more room to stretch.

Big ideas.

Bjarke Ingels, with his reputation for challenging the traditional conventions of architecture, is set to make his mark on Canadian soil.

The Messeplatz in Basel, Switzerland.

The annual Baselworld watch and jewellery show eventually, as it was bound to do, outgrew the available exhibition facilities in the Kleinbasel district of Basel, Switzerland, not so far from the picturesque bridge and river winding through the town.

Building truths.

Richard Meier, renowned as a member of the New York Five and recipient of some of the architecture world’s highest accolades, is more interested in the ongoing challenges of design innovation than in slowing down.

Architecture in Italian Renaissance painting.

Putting backgrounds front and centre is the aim of Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting, an exhibition now on at London’s National Gallery to showcase the key, and often eye-opening, roles that architecture plays in Renaissance painting.

Act of God.

Christchurch’s landmark cathedral gets a cardboard redesign by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who is the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate.