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Villa X by Barcode Architects marks the spot

BRABANT – Barcode Architects brings simplicity, material quality, and a contemporary appearance to a villa in Brabant, the Netherlands.


Elizabeth de Portzamparc fashions a glass toga on the Musée de la Romanité

NÎMES – The Musée de la Romanité, designed by Elizabeth de Portzamparc, shimmers in the light as it faces the exceptional piece of history embedded in the city – the Arenas …


Mark A-to-Z: W is for Windows

‘When one door closes, a window opens,’ goes the saying.


Concave concrete columns characterize META’s Building M

ANTWERP – The Belgian university building houses classrooms and a research centre for the rehabilitation sciences programme.


The city, the park, and the fjord reconnect through ADEPT’s architecture

AALBORG – ADEPT in collaboration with landscape architects GHB creates a new narrative around the Limfjord – the largest fjord landscape in Denmark.


Sharp edges define the geometric house by Veronica Arcos

PICHICUY – On the Chilean coast, the Pacific Ocean is in view from a geometric gem of a house designed by Veronica Arcos.

Out Now: Mark #70
Out Now: Mark #70

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Mark 70

Mark 70

As we head into fall, here comes a new issue of Mark to warm us up as the cold starts to seep in. Issue #70 brings us to LA where we can enjoy the last bits of summer just a little while longer as we stroll through the latest residential projects. Both Michael Maltzan and Brooks + Scarpa deal with the housing crisis by going straight to the root of the problem and designing homes for the homeless. To tackle the disparities of LA, Lorcan O’Herlihy focuses on the social aspects of architecture with the design of Mariposa1038.

We speak to SelgasCano, a Madrid-based duo, about their latest project in Plasencia and the cover project for this issue. A decade after the building was commissioned, it finally opened in May 2017. An ambivalent identity characterizes the project, owing to its situation at the edge of the city and the influence of an untamed landscape.

As the saying goes, ‘all roads lead to Rome’ and here we are with Labics’ take on Roman Baroque in the design of the mixed-use project just finished at the edge of the city. Francesco Isidori and Maria Claudia Clemente – the duo behind Labics – create a successful contribution to Rome’s public space by blurring the lines between social and market housing. In a time where the public dimension of the city is under pressure, they fight back.

In other news: Eric Owen Moss’s newest addition to the Hayden Tract sways like a twisted stack of paper; Blade Runner 2049, sequel to the famous science fiction film that was released in 1982, manipulates architecture to magical effect; and Society of Architecture transforms a former disconnected traffic island into an art installation.

Some articles from this issue


Out Now: Mark #70 - Oct/Nov 2017

As we head into fall, here comes a new issue of Mark to warm us up as the cold starts to seep in.

Dafne Schippers Bridge by NEXT architects. Photos by Jeroen Musch with aerial/drone footage by Maurice Iseger

NEXT Architects and Rudy Uytenhaak lead a bicycle bridge over the roof of a school

UTRECHT – NEXT architects, in partnership with Rudy Uytenhaak, continues to impress with its portfolio of infrastructure projects as the new Dafne Schippers Bridge and school are …


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Solid Concrete by ASWA. Photos Ketsiree Wongwan

ASWA proves it’s what’s inside that counts

BANGKOK – The client, a Thai artist, preferred privacy in the lively neighbourhood and the architects delivered just that.

Vendsyssel Theatre by Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Photos Adam Mørk

Schmidt Hammer Lassen's composition of cubes opens visual connections

HJØRRING – Vendsyssel Theatre is already famous as ‘Denmark’s first newly-built theatre in over a century (outside of Copenhagen).'

Out Now: Mark #70
Out Now: Mark #70

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FOM University by J Mayer H. Photo David Franck & Patricia Parinejad

J. Mayer H. completes a university building imbued with mobility

DÜSSELDORF – The curvy design plays out not only as a fluid visual feed but enforces the suggested movement of students rushing through to lectures and courses.

La Barquière by Pietri Architectes. Photo Mathieu Ducros

La Barquière by Pietri Architectes acts like two sides of the same coin

MARSEILLE – Pietri Architectes follows a motto of ‘romantic rationalism’ and this is duly noted in this project in Marseille. Seductive curves and a shining enamelled façade …

House in Ohue by Daisuke Hanamoto. Photo Kenji Masunaga

Daisaku Hanamoto’s house mingles with its surroundings

KURE – Mindful of its place amongst the vernacular, the house easily blends into the residential neighbourhood.

Minima | Maxima by Marc Fornes, THEVERYMANY. Photo NAARO

Marc Fornes equates a minimal structure to maximum fun

ASTANA – Minima | Maxima by Marc Fornes, from THEVERYMANY, defies gravity and leaves us contemplating and dreaming.

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