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Undulating glazing defines KPMB Architects' lakeside education hub

EVANSTON – The sheer number of students on any given university campus can be quite daunting and it is not difficult to walk past hundreds of people each day.

 

More Architects' cloud clusters promote heavenly living

SAINTES – With the French government demanding that at least 20 per cent of every city is offered as social housing, many new developments are being built.

Retail

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Tyrant Inc challenges anxiety by creating tension

TOKYO – A shop for specialist tea brand Ajiroen adds the final piece to a five-part puzzle in a city 50-km west of Tokyo.

 

Urbantainer breaks down the negative stereotypes of modular building

SEOUL – Built from 200 shipping containers over a 5300-sq-m area, Common Ground is the world’s largest retail platform made of container modules.

London

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Eastwest Architecture's garden shed provides plenty of height for skipping and jumping

LONDON – The English capital can be an exciting and bustling hub of activity but, just outside the central cocoon in Greater London, opportunities can be slightly more lacking.

 

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 67

Mark 67

With a focus on apartment complexes, Mark #67 sheds light on high-rise residential towers in big cities. Featured projects located in Nantes, Frankfurt and Antwerp show that living in communal dwellings doesn’t have to be a monotonous experience; in fact, the variety of typologies makes these complexes anything but predictable.

An airship has landed. Gulliver – named, of course, after one of the most famous characters in utopian literature – has arrived in Prague 7, the up-and-coming art district of the Czech capital. Hut’ Architektury, the firm responsible, created the new space as a public hotspot for literature and it just so happens to have dropped in on top of DOX Contemporary Art Centre, as well as the front cover of this issue of Mark.

We stick around in Europe to visit Snøhetta’s latest museum in Montignac. The architects created a 3D computer model to recapture the magic of the Lascaux caves – which have been closed to the public since 1963 – turning the result into a smooth and narrow series of exhibits that plays on the senses with 900-s-qm of replicas. It’s an exciting and clever solution if you really want to check out the cave experience without getting potentially stuck underground in the damp.

Across the pond, Mark talks to Zoë Prillinger and Luke Ogrydziak of San Francisco-based office OPA about three projects that were completed towards the end of 2016. Zoë describes any good project as ‘ideas rising from the goo of the unconscious’ and the angular, mutated forms of the private residences are no exception to the firm’s process of imposing a story.

In other news: Herzog & de Meuron’s first public building in Italy is a dramatically elongated form which encompasses a research centre and offices; a house in Massachusetts has been designed as a prototype for a novel system of prefabrication; and a year after completion, the formerly red façade of Woha’s Oasia hotel in Singapore is taking on a life of its own – literally.

Some articles from this issue

 

Out Now: Mark #67 – Apr/May 2017

With a focus on apartment complexes, Mark #67 sheds light on high-rise residential towers in big cities, showing that living in communal dwellings doesn't have to be a monotonous experience.

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