Best of #bikes
 

Best of #bikes

Water bikes and wooden tricycles, but also reflections on its cultural, technological and aesthetic evolution over recent years in relation to urban space, among the articles selected for this week Best of, dedicated to the bike.

 

News

The power of the line
 

The power of the line

One cannot limit the concept of freedom to the disciplinary confines of architecture, yet this book proves that architectural thinking is indeed a productive medium for contemplating what lies beyond its borders.

 

Reviews / Nick Axel

Monika Sosnowska: Tower

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 860-880 Lakeshore Drive Apartments from 1951 form the inspiration for Polish artist Monika Sosnowska’s work, Tower, on view at Hauser & Wirth’s 18th Street New York gallery.

 

Art / Jordan Hruska

La Leonera
 

La Leonera

As a result of a collaborative process over what must become of a mountain retreat, La Leonera, designed in Chile by DRAA / Del Rio Arquitectos Asociados, is an interesting correlation of balance between expectations and propositions.

 

Architecture

Fort: Centrum Solidarnosci
 

Fort: Centrum Solidarnosci

Opened at the end of August, the European Centre of Solidarnosc was created with the aim of popularising the heritage of Solidarnosc in Poland and beyond while actively participating to de construction of a European identity.

 

Architecture / Léa-Catherine Szacka

Les fleurs maudites

The garden of Les fleurs maudites (“The Damned Flowers”) thought up by Charlotte Trillaud and the Parisian architect Lucien Puech, invites to discover a collection of “unloved” plants through a winding path made of wire mesh, iconic material of contemporary landscapes.

 

Architecture

Le Marais
 

Le Marais

The restoration and reconstruction of social-housing units and offices in Le Marais, Paris 3rd – signed by Atelier du Pont – goes past the Marais’ “museum” image and promotes mixed usage with ambitions that live up to the site’s expectations.

 

Architecture

Resin Interpretation Centre
 

Resin Interpretation Centre

Óscar Miguel Ares Álvarez completed the transformation of the old slaughterhouse from the Spanish village of Traspinedo (Valladolid) in the Resin Interpretation Centre, dissolving the vernacular references into abstract schemes.

 

Architecture

Paris Abstract

In Paris Abstract, Michael Wolf explores the urban landscape, fascinated with density and life in cities. Formal in nature, Paris Abstract lyrically expresses both the architectural complexity and density of the Parisian landscape.

 

Photo-essays / Michael Wolf

Regiocentrale Zuid
 

Regiocentrale Zuid

Wiel Arets completed in Limburg province (Netherlands) the headquarters for the water traffic control, designed as two sinuous glass volumes – the office’s upper story cantilevers beyond its plinth – above an intimate reflecting pool below.

 

Architecture

Art beyond frontiers
 

Art beyond frontiers

In Samos, in the former premises of a hotel and just one mile far from the coast of Turkey, the art centre Pythagorion is attempting to activate a profusion of bridges that have a huge potential to go beyond any frontiers, maps and differences.

 

Art / Filipa Ramos

Aikominori Nursery

Yasuyuki Fukae Architects completed in Kyoto prefecture a nursery with two completely different facades: closed toward the city and largely open on the internal courtyard, to create a safe environment for children.

 

Architecture