The Plan 134 [11-2021]
Marcio Kogan | Michael Maltzan Architecture | Maya Lin Studio | Mónica Ponce de León Studio | MPdL Studio | Grimshaw Architects | Diller Scofidio + Renfro | Giuseppe Gurrieri | SIC | Weiss/Manfredi | OOPEAA
The November issue of THE PLAN again offers new insights into the world of architecture by examining innovative projects from around the world.
This issue opens with an editorial entitled "Taxonomy of Materials according to Studio MK27" in which architect Marcio Kogan discusses his architectural language, the product of combining four natural elements and seven materials.
In Highlights, Michael Webb writes about two projects created by Michael Maltzan Architecture in Winnipeg, Canada, both of which have added another dimension to the art district that’s developing on the edges of the city’s university campus.
Staying in North America, we go to Massachusetts to examine the renovation of the Neilson Library, in which architect Maya Lin has subtracted elements and created new contrasts in a neoclassical building. Still in the States, we visit the Baker Museum, designed by Studio Weiss/Manfredi, and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum, designed by DS+R in Colorado.
Next we take a look at one of the three themed pavilions at Dubai 2020: Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion, designed by Grimshaw. This is zero-impact architecture that supports sustainable lifestyles in extreme climates, such as deserts. The building not only captures energy from sunlight but also fresh water from humid air.
We then focus on MPdL Studio’s design for the Amanda Manufacturing headquarters, in which a seemingly random arrangement of columns creates a space that’s quite unique.
Touching down in the Sicilian city of Modica, we investigate a panoramic stilt home designed by Giuseppe Gurrieri Studio. And then our last stop is a residential complex with a church in Tikkurila, Finland, designed by OOPEAA.
This issue’s cover photo shows the United States Olympic and Paralympic Museum and was taken by Nic Lehoux.