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Join us for an inspirational architecture and design tour to Copenhagen

COPENHAGEN – Frame Publishers is organizing an architecture and design trip to Copenhagen. A packed itinerary offers exclusive access to the latest projects in the Danish capital.

 

The story of a bankrupt textile factory continues with h2o Architectes

BOURG-LES-VALENCE – A renovation brings a historical warehouse space to life in the south of France as a setting for creative companies.

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NPS Tchoban Voss thinks outside the box with scattered concrete frames

BERLIN – In Berlin's borough of Mitte, Ackerstrasse 29 stands out from the crowd as a residential building with a rather uncommon external appearance.

 

Aedas Arts Team attaches a symbolic intervention to a small theatre

LONDON – A small end-terrace theatre in the south-west of London has been updated with an extension that includes a 100-seater auditorium.

Current Issue

Mark 66

Mark 66

We’re floating on cloud nine with all the excitement of the latest issue of Mark. Issue #66 finally sees the realization of several long-awaited projects and, we assure you, it has been well worth the wait!

With a focus on music venues, Mark #66 is honoured to finally bring you the completed Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg. After an agonizing ten years of tears, sweat and delays, it is here in all of its shiny glory. Starchitects Jacques Herzog and Pierre De Meuron unveil their masterpiece which has notoriously divided the opinions of critics. The glass crown of 1100 individual glass panes extrudes from the footprint on an old warehouse building – you certainly wouldn’t want to be the window cleaner responsible for this one.

Massimiliano Fuksas doesn’t care about the critics, though. Studio Fuksas has completed the Convention Centre in Rome (another project plagued by interruptions and escalating costs). Central to the project – and the star of this issue’s cover – is ‘the Cloud’, with its exposed steel construction playing on the juxtaposition between the strength of the structure and the lightness of the namesake that inspired its form.

It’s not always so obvious when a project takes a long time, however, as Mark discovers from talking to Masahiro Harada of Mount Fuji Architects Studio. ‘Parents are the most difficult kind of clients an architect can have,’ he remarks, after eleven years of working on a residential project that eventually managed to accommodate the tastes of both of his parents.

In other news: Toyo Ito tells us why the realization of the National Taichung Theatre – a design inspired by a sponge and a jellyfish – is something of a miracle; the story of revived ruin in the Scottish countryside highlights architecture’s ‘capability to lift people’; and Space Group proves that quality is not always better than quantity.

Some articles from this issue

 

Float around inside Studio Fuksas’ the Cloud

ROME – The Rome Convention Centre and hotel, which opened to the public at the end of October 2016, now invites you to a 360-degrees experience of the interior.

 

Out Now: Mark #66 – Feb/Mar 2017

We’re floating on cloud nine with all the excitement of the latest issue of Mark. Issue #66 finally sees the realisation of several long-awaited projects and it has been well worth the wait!

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