:November 2012

Grindbakken

Grindbakken

Belgian design collective Rotor interfered with the restoration of these disused dockside gravel pits to reveal traces of Ghent’s industrial past.

New Stedelijk Museum

New Stedelijk Museum

Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum is renovated and enlarged. The existing building is left almost entirely intact and in full view by lifting part of the new volume into space and sinking the rest underground.

The Belvedere

The Belvedere

Following the philological restoration of the building after the tragic airplane accident in April 2002 the realization of a “piazza alta” at the 31st floor of the Palazzo configure the original vision of Giò Ponti of a public viewing platform, a piazza in the sky. It was his way of giving back to the city the ground space stolen by the skyscraper’s footprint.

Carroll’s Alice in Archiland

Carroll's Alice in Archiland

“The system of an open book” consists of stone walls at right angles and the glass sheets of room tissue that stand in between the walls like fans. It is a house – a book. The scale of the walls: 200-100 fathoms and sights …