Architecture

The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield

The city of Wakefield was once known for its coal and textile industries but these have long since gone, victims of the Thatcher government in the 1970s and 80s. Today it is

Bjarke Ingels (II) – at Warpspeed

Bjarke Ingels (II) – at Warpspeed

In a previous post we wrote that Bjarke Ingels (1974), founder of the relatively young architectural practice BIG, is amongst the most prominent representatives of a generation of architects that tries and surpasses

Small scale, big change

Small scale, big change

Between October 3rd, 2010 and January 3rd, 2011, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York held an exhibition entitled ‘Small Scale, Big Change: New Architectures of Social Engagement‘. The show

Bjarke Ingels Group (I)

Bjarke Ingels Group (I)

Although the Bjarke Ingels Group (2006) is a relatively young architectural practice – younger, in fact, than Facebook – it has rapidly acquired quite a name for itself and has already won

Herzog & de Meuron (2)

Herzog & de Meuron (2)

Architects, we wrote in a previous post, struggle to find an aesthetics proper to the metamodern structure of feeling. A particularly interesting exception to this rule is the office of Herzog &

Herzog & de Meuron (1)

Herzog & de Meuron (1)

Contemporary architectural practices do not seem to fit yesteryear’s conceptuali-zations of the modern and the postmodern.Whereas modern architecture (1920s-1960s) was dedicated to the possibility of utopia and the ideal of universal progress,