A multi-storey garage is usually little more than a soulless concrete stack, but as designed by Herzog & de Meuron, a new one is bringing high style to Miami Beach. Rather than being just a transport facility, it includes "a cultural plane where people can produce culture".
Mitchell Joachim is a radical architect who promotes environmentalism in cities with stackable cars and homes built into trees. He also says “sustainable” is not a good enough word to describe his goals for buildings. Minnesota Public Radio
The central illusion is that an architect spends most of her time doing ‘design’ . . . In fact...we are dealing with...a lengthy, cumbersome, and complicated process whose successful completion depends upon technical knowledge, refined architectural understanding, and political and diplomatic skill in the office. ArchNewsNow.com
The winning Hungarian pavilion design for the World Expo 2010 Shanghai uses as its central element the so-called Gömböc. Invented by two Hungarian engineers, the Gomboc is the world’s first self-righting object. hg.hu