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The Plan 124 [09-2020]
Larry Scarpa | Diverserighestudio | Robert Konieczny KWK Promes | Damilanostudio Architects | Architecture BRIO | Christoff:Finio Architecture | Plasma Studio | SO – IL | Shenton Architects | Guillermo Acuña Arquitectos Asociados

The theme of this issue is designer homes. Guillermo Acuña from Arquitectos Asociados shows us how a stilt house can be transformed into a community space, while SO – IL and Shenton Architects create complex relationships between a home and its surroundings on the North Fork of Long Island. With a design inspired by sustainability, Architecture BRIO further explores the dialogue with the environment in its artist retreat. Christoff : Finio has designed a timber family home that’s fully immersed in nature, while Plasma Studio has embraced the idea of designing an innovative, hi-tech family home. Damilanostudio Architects and Villa IE investigate the connections between Asia and the Alps of Italy’s Piedmont region, while Robert Konieczny of KWK Promes has designed a home from the garden up. In our regular tour of Italy, Diverserighestudio reveals a face of the country that’s alternative, solid, and reliable. Finally, in this edition’s editorial, Larry Scarpa discusses how the concept of the dense city can be used to promote quality of life and social change.

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The Plan 123 [06-2020]
Toyo Ito & Associates | Amateur Architecture | Nemesi & Partners | Trahan Architects | Barclay & Crousse Architecture | Remo Dorigati | Pierluigi Salvadeo | Bernardo Rodrigues | Laura von Dellemann | BCHO Architects | Patkau Architects | Group2

This issue begins with an editorial by Toyo Ito on the need to create shared spaces. In Letter from China, Amateur Architecture Studio demonstrates how traditions can be passed on through contemporary forms. In our regular Viaggio in Italia column, Nemesi Architects takes us on a tour of Italy’s avant-garde scene, while Trahan Architects shows us how architecture cannot escape its natural setting. Barclay & Crousse have apparently taken this last point as the inspiration for its architecture, with its material and spatial essentialism. Respect for existing architecture can be part and parcel of any renovation approach, as demonstrated by BCHO Architects’ renovation of an office complex. Bernardo Rodrigues and Laura von Dellemann use light to enhance human memory, while Remo Dorigati and Pierluigi Salvadeo design a university campus that encourages inclusiveness. Finally, compositional form is the key element of Biblioteca, designed by Patkau Architects + Group2.

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The Plan 122 [05-2020]
Hashim Sarkis | MoDus Architects | Tongji Architectural Design Group | Sparano + Mooney Architecture | Politecnico di Milano | Morphosis | Westway Architects | Perkins+Will | +arquitectos | Gubbins+Polidura Arquitectos

In this issue, MasArquitectos & Gubbins Polidura Arquitectos and Perkins & Will explain how architecture can harmonize with even the most indomitable natural setting, while Sparano + Mooney Architecture presents a series of examples of how it can differentiate itself from its setting by interpreting it. Design is often a challenge, and it’s from that perspective that Studio Westway demonstrates how it’s possible to bring together the history of a country with the history of a successful company. Our column dedicated to China focuses on the work of Tongji Architectural Design Group, while Emilio Faroldi describes a different way of thinking about universities. The elegance and lightness of forms are fluid elements that can be translated into either a city tower, such as Morphosis, or the understated simplicity of MoDus Architects’ designs. The current interest in a new community-focused architecture is the theme of Yehuda Safran’s interview with Hashim Sarkis.

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The Plan 121 [04-2020]
Simon Henley | Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel and Partners | Studio Transit | 967arch | Broadway Malyan | ASArchitects | Giuseppe Tortato Architetti | Nicola Probst Architetti | Claudio Lucchin & architetti associati | Roland Baldi architects | Alvisi Kirimoto + Partners | Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia / AF517* | Andrea Rigo e Carlotta Rigo | Park Associati | Federica Monti e Paola Zatti

This Italian-themed issue begins with Simon Henley, founding partner of Henley Halebrown, reflecting on the façade’s role in architecture. Quality approaches to the renovation – and complete overhaul – of manufacturing facilities are showcased through designs by Antonio Citterio Patricia Viel (Bergamo), Studio Transit (Rome), 967arch (Santena, Turin), Giuseppe Tortato Architetti (Milan), and ASArchitects (Pitigliano, Grosseto). Designing spaces for children and education is an important challenge for architects. The designs of CL&AA (Colognola ai Colli, Verona) and Roland Baldi Architetti (Sluderno, Bolzano) both reveal an ability to listen to the needs of children and teachers. Moving beyond Italy’s borders, the villa in Lugano, designed by Nicola Probst Architetti, exemplifies the relationship between environmental context and architectural rigor. Finally, we look at the power of objects and their role in memory – that is, the inspiration behind Legacy, a design-themed event held at the last London Design Festival.

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The Plan 120 [03-2020]
Louis Becker | Henning Larsen | ARCHSTUDIO | Studio Pei Zhu | DnA_Design and Architecture | OPEN Architecture | DnA_Design and Architecture | Ipostudio | Johnson Fain | Wilmotte & Associés | Alessandro Bucci Architetti | GG-loop | Powerhouse Company | Hopkins Architects | Ryūe Nishizawa

The relationship between architecture and context, between tradition and modernity, as well as the role of architecture in urban redevelopment and rebirth are just some of the issues discussed by Louis Becker, design principal and partner at Henning Larsen Architects. These themes are also exemplified in the designs of ARCHSTUDIO, DnA_Design and Architecture, OPEN Architecture, and Studio Zhu-Pei (China), Ipostudio and Alessandro Bucci Architetti (Italy), Wilmotte & Associés (Metz, France), GG-loop (Amsterdam), and Hopkins Architects (Wimbledon, London). Architecture is also about the monumental and the spectacular, as shown by Johnson Fain’s design for Christ Cathedral in California, and the residential designs of Powerhouse Company in Munich and Ryue Nishizawa on the Chilean coast.

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