C3 389: The Habitable Wall, Cities of the Dead, Down to Earth
The projects featured in this issue are presented under three themes: “The Habitable Wall”, “Cities of the Dead”, and “Down to Earth”. The first considers two new linear projects in Italy – Herzong & de Meuron’s Feltrinelli Porta Volta in Milan and City of Sun by Labics in Rome – both of which interject a modern palisade along the edge of well-defined urban district. The second theme looks at the fascinating challenge of building for the dead through four new projects in Taiwan, Korea, Japan, and the Netherlands. The final section takes rammed earth as its subject, highlighting five architects who show that this ancient material can still be used to produce exciting modern architecture.