The main theme of this instalment examines the relation between the artificial and the natural in contemporary architectural design. Today, the tendency to design buildings integrated in the landscape seems two-fold: buildings that merge with the existing landscape, or buildings that create their own landscape. The featured examples include Ktima House by Camilo Rebelo Arquiteto, Katowice International Conference Centre by JEMS, Studio Marco Vermeulen’s renewed Biesbosch Museum, and Harbin Opera House by MAD Architects. Tangentially, several other projects are presented that reflect the relationship between rigid, inflexible monolithic shapes and the landscape.
Seoul, 2016, 23cm x 30cm, 206pp., illustrated, paperback