We just received the lastest edition of MARK, one of our favorite publications. There are some absolutely arresting projects and articles in this issue. A personal favorite is a piece on Jean-Francois Rauzier’s art work. Rauzier builds unique worlds out of thousands of photographs. (If you are not familiar with his work visit website, no seriously go.) On a more practical note this issue has a piece on the advantages of smart phones and why and how they can help architects increase their workflow or procrastinate in style. If you want to know what Bjarke Ingels’ reads there is an article on that too, pretty interesting. Among his favorites is Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars and he is currently reading Matt Ridley’s The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves; I love knowing what architects are reading for some reason, what are you, our readers, reading? As always MARK’s project selection is great; some we have and others we don’t. Those we do have are shown in greater depth or from a different angle.
If you want to check out 14 projects featured in this issue you can view our articles on them, click here.
Get a peak inside the issue after the break.
012 Notice Board
024 Erick van Egeraat / Assen
026 Behles & Jochimsen
I found this title fairly amusing. It seems absurd that architects should be frightened of color as if it is a genuine threat force in the world. Color might work in some situations and not others, but it seems silly that using color is considered a courageous act. The title reflects the absurdity of architectural discussion surrounding color. Perhaps it is time to have a more honest conversation about the subject matter.
028 Tato / Osaka
030 Giancarlo Mazzanti
046 Kimihiko Okada / Hiroshima
048 Rudy Ricciotti / Menton
058 Kadawittfeld / Herzogenaurach
060 123DV / Hattem
062 Takeshi Hosaka / Yamanashi (We don’t have this specific project, but we have others by Takeshi Hosaka)
064 Vaum Arquitectos / San Sebastian
066 Zanderroth / Berlin
068 Architectural Gymnastics
070 Herzog & de Meuron / Basel
074 TYIN / Trondheim
092 Reiulf Ramstad / Oslo
156 Sou Fujimoto / Tokyo
168 Jean-Francois Rauzier / Paris
182 Suppose Design Office / Hiroshima (We don’t have this specific project, but we have others by Suppose Design Office)
194 Bjarke Ingels / Copenhagen
200 Ball Nogues Studio / Los Angeles
206 Akihisa Hirata / Tokyo
210 Frank Marcus / Breda