Новый номер Mark #67
вышел и разослан подписчикам втторой номер 2017 года журнала Mark (Нидерланды).
With a focus on apartment complexes, Mark #67 sheds light on high-rise residential towers in
big cities. Featured projects located in Nantes, Frankfurt and Antwerp show that living in
communal dwellings doesn’t have to be a monotonous experience; in fact, the variety of
typologies makes these complexes anything but predictable.
An airship has landed. Gulliver – named, of course, after one of the most famous characters in
utopian literature – has arrived in Prague 7, the up-and-coming art district of the Czech capital.
Hut’ Architektury, the firm responsible, created the new space as a public hotspot for literature
and it just so happens to have dropped in on top of DOX Contemporary Art Centre, as well as
the front cover of this issue of Mark.
We stick around in Europe to visit Snøhetta’s latest museum in Montignac. The architects
created a 3D computer model to recapture the magic of the Lascaux caves – which have been
closed to the public since 1963 – turning the result into a smooth and narrow series of exhibits
that plays on the senses with 900-s-qm of replicas. It’s an exciting and clever solution if you
really want to check out the cave experience without getting potentially stuck underground in the
Across the pond, Mark talks to Zoë Prillinger and Luke Ogrydziak of San Francisco-based office
OPA about three projects that were completed towards the end of 2016. Zoë describes any good
project as ‘ideas rising from the goo of the unconscious’ and the angular, mutated forms of the
private residences are no exception to the firm’s process of imposing a story.
In other news: Herzog & de Meuron’s first public building in Italy is a dramatically elongated
form which encompasses a research centre and offices; a house in Massachusetts has been
designed as a prototype for a novel system of prefabrication; and a year after completion, the
formerly red façade of Woha’s Oasia hotel in Singapore is taking on a life of its own – literally.