31 May 2008

Posta Aerea 06

Please forgive our lack of posts. Our editor has been on vacation and is studying and taking the Architects Registration Exam (A.R.E.). A subject that may be featured as an in-depth series in the near future. Now we would like to take care of a bit of housekeeping. In April we reported on a new periodical from Spain entitled, "a+t". In our post we stated that "DBook" released by them featured only Dutch architecture. This was incorrect and we regret the error. This title features architecture from around Europe and is not solely focused on the Netherlands.

The Storefront for Art and Architecture is taking its show on the road and is currently in London through July 27, 2008. See the exhibition poster below for details:

Storefront for Art and Architecture - POP UP London
The Big CPH Experiment flickr set

22 May 2008

20 May 2008

Another European Arch Landmark Ablaze

photo by Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Less than one week after a devastating fire engulfed the TU-Delft Architecture School, we have learned of yet another blaze. Today in Berlin, Germany the home of the Berlin Philharmonic has caught fire. Unlike its counterpart in the Netherlands it appears as though the fire was caught in time and has saved the structure. The New York Times reported that workers had been welding on the predominantly metal roof before the fire but there is no indication as yet to its source.

The orchestra has been playing in the Philharmonic Hall at Kemperplatz since 1963. The original structure was designed by Hans Scharoun, and later was added to in 1987 to include the adjoining Chamber Music Hall.

BBC Article
Berliner Philharmoniker Site

16 May 2008

Intriguing Earth Architecture 51

Matsumoto Performing Arts Center
Matsumoto Performing Arts Center, Matsumoto, Japan - Toyo Ito
via flickr: scarletgreen

15 May 2008

TU-Delft: Arch School Endures Major Fire

image courtesy of nu.nl

The architecture program at TU-Delft in the Netherlands suffered a serious loss on Tuesday the 13th of May when the eight story Faculty Building was engulfed by flames. The pictures below tell the story and illustrate the partial collapse of the structure. We first learned of this tragedy from our neighbors at SPAN and it was later reported by Archinect. The TU-Delft website reports that classes will resume on the 19th of May in makeshift tents set up on campus. No word on the cause at this time.

images courtesy of nu.nl

nu.nl article (in Dutch)
SPAN article