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Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill turns 80 years old today, December 5, 2019. Ulf Meyer


Insight
2 weeks ago

A remarkable exhibition at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark – the latest in its “The Architect’s Studio” series – portrays the aspiring architect Tatiana Bilbao: the only woman in the mega-city of Mexico City running her own architectural practice. Ulf Meyer


Insight
2 months ago

The Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg (National Library of Luxembourg) opened the doors to its new building on the first day of October — 16 years after Bolles+Wilson won a competition to design it. Ulf Meyer delves into the library's design and what it means for the area of Luxembourg in... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 03/07/2019

Two new buildings in East Asia — the School of Design and Environment at the National University of Singapore and Sanken's Branch Office in Sapporo, Japan — take very different approaches to finding an answer. Ulf Meyer


Avis
on 06/06/2019

The Erimtan Museum in Ankara, Turkey, designed by Ayşen Savaş with Can Aker and Onur Yüncü, is, in the words of Ulf Meyer, a well-kept secret on the same level with some of Carlo Scarpa's finest works. Ulf Meyer

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Headlines
on 04/03/2019

The Irish-born American architect Kevin Roche, recipient of the 1982 Pritzker Architecture Prize, has died at the age of 96. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 28/02/2019

Frank Gehry turns 90 today. He has achieved … everything. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 16/01/2019

Europe has a new center: Istanbul Airport. In the 19th century major train stations were celebrated as "cathedrals of traffic." Thus the new mega-airports in the Middle East could be called "mosques of... Ulf Meyer


Avis
on 20/12/2018

Helsinki Central Library Oodi was inaugurated on December 5th, twenty years after it was first proposed. Oodi, as its known, was the subject of the Finnish Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale and has been Ulf Meyer

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Avis
on 09/10/2018

Amos Rex opened recently in Helsinki as a new type of art museum. Occupying a building from the 1930s and sitting below a well-known plaza, the private art museum makes a statement above ground through five sculpted skylights. Ulf Meyer visited Amos Rex around its August opening and sent us his... Ulf Meyer

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Avis
on 13/09/2018

Kengo Kuma's V&A Dundee, opening to the public on 15 September 2018, is one of the most anticipated openings of the year. A  branch of London's Victoria & Albert Museum, V&A Dundee is also the first design museum in Scotland and a key component in Dundee's urban... Ulf Meyer

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Insight
on 04/05/2018

Japan in Architecture: Genealogy of Its Transformation is on display at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo from 25 April to 17 September 2018. The exhibition is curated by the Mori Art Museum with advisor Terunobu Fujimori. Ulf Meyer visited Japan in Architecture on opening day... Ulf Meyer


Avis
on 16/04/2018

Famed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto founded the Odawara Art Foundation in 2009 to "foster the advancement of Japanese culture while adopting an international perspective." He sited the Foundation's Enoura Observatory overlooking Sagami Bay and designed the buildings and... Ulf Meyer

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Insight
on 04/04/2018

The exhibition Kengo Kuma: a LAB for materials in Tokyo reveals the goals and failures of contemporary Japanese avant-garde architecture. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 30/08/2017

The art island of Naoshima in Japan’s Inland Sea is a synthesis of the arts. Here, architecture, nature and art are combined to form a synesthetic experience, which is without equal even in the culturally spoilt Land of the Rising Sun. Ulf Meyer


Works
on 10/02/2017

Oslo's Skatehall, designed by DARK Arkitekter, opened to the public last month. Ulf Meyer visited and sent us his take on the building. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 07/12/2015

In Ulf Meyer's previous article, "Architecture of a Thousand Pinpricks," the tone was deliberately polemical. So does Germany really have reason to envy other countries... Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 21/11/2015

Developers’ architecture, a crisis in ecological construction, misunderstood modernism, no stars – what are the concerns shaping contemporary German architecture at the moment? A polemic. Ulf Meyer


Insight
on 27/03/2015

Early in March, architect Frei Otto died at the age of 89. He was announced posthumously as the winner of the 2015 Pritzker Architecture Prize – only the second German architect, after Gottfried Böhm, to receive this honor. Ulf Meyer looks back at the life of a visionary. Ulf Meyer


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