RCA Battersea South campus design

Herzog & de Meuron has won a competition to create a strategic design approach to the planned 108M GBP Battersea South Campus. The jury for the competition noted that Herzog & de Meuron’s approach exhibited “a deep understanding of the potential for Battersea, making new connections and foreseeing the possibilities for sustainable place-making,” while provided…

Inside is the new Outside

Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, the cofounder of Snøhetta, reasons that architects must begin considering indoor space as just as public as outdoor space. Maybe with the sole exception of railway stations, public space is generally understood as outdoor space. Whether in the United States or in Europe, especially now with heightened concerns around security, there seems to…

#urbandesign for #climatechange

Cities can identify opportunities for innovation and efficiency to diminish the causes of climate change. To accomplish this goal, climate action planning is crucial. However, planning can become complex for several reasons. GreenBiz Wee Kean Fong, Senior Associate at the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, Climate and Energy Program at the “World Resource Institute” states, “There are…

#cloudarchitecture

The design concept is defined by three elements: the “Theca”, the “Cloud” and the “blade” of the Hotel. The “Theca”, longitudinally oriented, is the container, with a steel structure and double-glass façade, that encloses the Cloud. The “Cloud” represents the heart of the project. Its construction within the “box” of the Theca underlines the juxtaposition…