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Mado Samiou, House 6°, Lagonisi, Saronikos, Greece
Snøhetta, Le Monde Group Headquarters, Paris, France
"ARE WE DORMANT?"
by Cesare M. Casati. I have noticed that there has been almost no debate about the standard and fate of archi- tecture over the last quarter of a century in particular.
Airspeeder MK4, Alauda Racing
Not so long ago, there were plenty of strongwilled critics and historians with their own very definite ideas such as Bruno Zevi or Lewis Mumford, who, along with lots of their colleagues, architects and professors, worked together to control and direct the extremely heavy ‘traffic’ up until the 1980s, consisting of new theories and stylistic experimentation which, in the wake of rationalism, were beginning to emerge.
Christian de Portzamparc, Suzhou Cultural Centre, China
Their opinions were always published in leading architecture journals and magazines that usually reported any notable changes or new developments in design language, and so debate continued at a very healthy rate. Sometimes it was of a highly ideological nature, as in the case of post-modernism, to such an extent that it helped shape a gener- ation of architectural designers. Read hall
Echo, Fiam, design by Marcel Wanders Studio
MAD Architects, Wormhole Library, Haikou, China
SAGA Space Architects, Lunark Habitat
Monaco One, Société d’Exploitation des Ports de Monaco
Calacatta Luxe, Neolith®
Substratum, Civico 23, Gubbio, Italy
Partnership Martinelli Luce and AIAPP
3XN Architects, Cobot Hub, Odense, Denmark
Delta Light, Soliscape, by UnStudio
Slamp, Le Vie, by Adriano Rachele