C3 425: The Observatory as Vision Machine

C3 425: New Projects /The Observatory, or the Architecture as Vision Machine / Truly at Home in the Landscape / Contextualizing the Community Library   The 425th issue of ‘C3’ explores various architectural concepts with expert contributors from around the world. The concept of architecture as a vision machine is explored in ‘The Observatory’, emphasising […]

C3 424: In a Relationship – Museums and the Land

C3 424: New Projects / In a Relationship – Museums and the Land / Kindergartens: Architecture of 100 Languages   > Look INSIDE/Video

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Un ABC animato in cui le pagine prendono vita, vanno incontro a chi sfoglia e si muovono in tre dimensioni sotto gli occhi meravigliati del lettore curioso. Le lettere dell’alfabeto si trasformano di volta in volta in architetture auto-costruenti, dischi ipnotici che ruotano in varie direzioni, tiranti nascosti, specchi dai mille riflessi, pagine in trasparenza… […]

C3 SPECIAL: WORKSPACE EVOLUTION (18 Projects)

Opening with an essay by Andreas Marx on the role of workplaces in cities, this special edition of the magazine presents eighteen international works that reflect the increasing flexibility of creative jobs in the 21st century. Designers, artists, and many other professionals are approaching their daily activities in new ways, and the freedom offered by […]

C3 SPECIAL: POST-INDUSTRIAL CONVERSIONS

The taste for industrial aesthetics, just one of many reasons for the popularity of industrial conversions today, saw its beginnings during the age of post-war modernism, popularised by architects such as Le Corbusier, Gropius, and Mies van der Rohe. Yet the trend to rethink industrial structures also signals the imbalance of production and consumption that […]

C3 SPECIAL: PUBLIC SPACE RECONFIGURE

In the age of ubiquitous smartphones and WiFi, social exchange in public is gradually becoming less automatic. An overview of twelve recent projects demonstrates how public buildings are generating activity by offering a mix of recreational programmes, by creating interiors that invite use, and by making connections with their context. The issue looks at buildings […]

C3 SPECIAL: REMEMBER IN ARCHITECTURE

Architecture by its nature is destined to take physical advantage over space, meaning its objects remain. Temporal stratifications admit the memory of the past as a starting point for developing this space. It is a matter of defining the relationship between new and old through an operation of addition and historical stratification. By way of […]

C3 SPECIAL: SPACE FOR CHILDREN

Educational spaces for children have certainly evolved through the years, yet today the search to understand the processes involved in learning and teaching – including the role of the physical environment – is progressing like never before. The resurgence in recent years that the design of quality spaces for both learning and play has experienced […]

C3 SPECIAL: SPACE FOR KIDS

C3 SPECIAL: SPACE FOR KIDS. Familiarizing Adventure “Designing environments for educating young children is a fascinating endeavour,” writes Isabel Potworowski in this specially themed issue. “Through them, they are guided in their discovery of the world.” Touching on key aspects such as learning through play, spatial strategies for engaging curiosity, differentiated activity zones, a home […]

C3 SPECIAL: TRANSCENDENTAL ARCHITECTURE

C3 SPECIAL: TRANSCENDENTAL ARCHITECTURE. Contemporary Place of Worship Inherent in the brief for a place of worship is the requirement to create a powerful, transcendental experience for the user, a place of refuge and peace. This ephemeral demand in turn requires unusual sensibility and creative genius of the architect, yet also makes the architect’s task […]