Peter Zumthor

interviewed by Christopher Hawthorne about his experience designing LACMA’s expansion.

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“There’s trial and error,” Zumthor said. “At the beginning, I always say to the client, ‘This is my artistic process.’” Zumthor grabbed a pen and on a blank piece of paper drew an elaborately curving, twisting line. “‘So, do you still want to do something with me?’”



Kazuyo Sejima

W Awards 2023 Presentation

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Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima was awarded the Jane Drew Prize for Architecture 2023, an award recognising an architectural designer who, through their work and commitment to design excellence, has raised the profile of women in architecture. Continue reading Kazuyo Sejima


Shelley McNamara

We are constantly challenging norms and accepted conventions.

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Living in “terrifying times” with various crises, Shelley McNamara here explains what she describes as the geography of hope:
“Some people might say we architects are naïve. But we are great believers in human invention. We are great believers in the capacity of architecture to change things. We teach. We see young people researching on how to make buildings in different ways and how to think in different ways about landscape, about the resources, about water, about solar energy. I mean, there are all kinds of amazing things happening.” Continue reading Shelley McNamara


Norman Foster

How to Respond to Disaster

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We met world-famous architect Norman Foster in Venice days before his 88th birthday, presenting a project addressing the need for basic shelter, for example, due to natural or manmade disasters such as war, earthquakes, famines, and homelessness. Continue reading Norman Foster


Jacques Herzog

Prada Frames – Lecture by Jacques Herzog, Herzog & de Meuron


Prada presents Asia debut of PradaFrames – the multidisciplinary symposium conceived by Formafantasma – at M+ in Hong Kong, exploring the complex interaction between design, art and the environment.
The two-day programme, curated by M+, presented an opening lecture by Jacques Herzog, Founding Partner of Herzog & de Meuron. Continue reading Jacques Herzog