Before he designed the soaring 1962 TWA Flight Center at JFK Airport, Eero Saarinen experimented with gravity-defying design through his one-legged white and red Tulip chair.
From London’s Great Fire of 1666 to the Nepal earthquake, Creation from Catastrophe focuses on a number of the world’s most destructive events through our history, exploring the designs that emerged in their aftermath out of necessity, through architectural maquettes, drawings, photographs, and videos.
The Pritzker Prize–winning architect Shigeru Ban, famous for his humanitarian designs, has launched a campaign to provide shelter to victims of the April 25 earthquake in Nepal.
The influential German architect Frei Otto died Monday, one day before it was announced that he would be receiving the 2015 Pritzker Prize.
ASPEN, Colorado — Despite its reputation as a resort town for the 1%, the heart of Aspen looks much like a classic Western American town. The new Aspen Art Museum, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Shigeru Ban, stands out in this context in both height and design.
Earlier today, the Pritzker Foundation named Shigeru Ban as its 2014 Laureate. Focusing on his work in disaster relief, the nine-person jury praised his interventions in places such as Rwanda, Haiti, India, China, Italy, and his home country of Japan — Ban is the third Japanese architect in the past five years to win the award.
Here are five museums that have made it through the obstacles of committees, construction, and community and are (more or less) finally set to open in the imminent future.