ALL CHANGE!


If it’s not the destination that counts but the getting there, then transportation architecture and infrastructure represent the high altar of creative and planning endeavour. Transport projects have to function both on a utilitarian level as spaces that process (as it were) their users efficiently and safely, and on a rhetorical one – they seek to communicate the pride and aspiration of their geographical context. Think the first impressions you get when stepping off a train in a foreign city.

View all of this against the backdrop of the seemingly unstoppable phenomenon of urbanisation globally and you’ll see why architects are increasingly viewing these kinds of projects as the last word in prestige. So, in this edition of our new-look Architonic Newsletter, we survey a number of noteworthy and recently completed rail and metro projects internationally. Tickets, please. 

 

CONTENTS IN BRIEF

          Event Agenda April 2016

  • Architonic Photo Tours: Light + Building 2016 

  • Station to Station: new transport architecture

  • Material Tendencies N° 15: Doshi Levien

  • Further Articles from the Architonic Magazine

  • Inspiring Search Results N° 51: Bus Stop Shelters

  • Inspiring Spaces N° 43: Hotels

  • Architecture and Design Projects on Architonic

 

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ARCHITONIC FAIR GUIDE:
SALONE DEL MOBILE MILANO 2016

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EVENT AGENDA APRIL 2016
 
Baselworld 2016, CH
17 – 24 March 2016  

AD Home Design Show 2016, New York US
17 –  20 March 2016


Global Shop 2016, Las Vegas US
23 – 25 March 2016


Hotelex Shanghai 2016, CN
29 March – 01 April 2016


MM&T 2016, Hong Kong HK
30 March – 01 April 2016


Neutra – die neuen Möbel, Zurich CH
30 March – 30 April 2016


Mosbuild 2016, Moscow RU
05 – 08 April 2016


Bureaux Expo 2016, Paris FR
05 – 07 April 2016


Aircraft Interiors Expo 2016, Hamburg DE
05 – 07 April 2016


Batimat 2016, Moscow RU
05 – 08 April 2016


SuperDesignShow by Superstudio 2016, Milan IT
12
 – 17 April 2016


Ventura Lambrate 2016, Milan IT
12 – 17 April 2016


Salone del Mobile, Euroluce, Bagno & Cucina 2016, Milan IT
12 – 17 April 2016


Workplace Strategy Expo, Zurich CH
12 – 13 April 2016


High Point Market Spring 2016, US
16 – 20 April 2016


Coverings 2016, Chicago US
18 – 21 April 2016
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Part 8: AYAL ROSIN, Licht im Raum, XAL, Trilux Deutschland, RZB, Wever & Ducré, Modular Lighting Instruments

Part 9: Arcluce, Kreon, REGGIANI, Daisalux, BUCK, Lamp, Waldmann, FLOS

Part 10: Artemide, RIBAG Licht AG, Delta Light, Linea Light Group, Nimbus Group, Arkoslight, Tobias Grau, Simes, Baltensweiler Leuchten

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STATION TO STATION

Text: Alyn Griffiths
 
There has been a dramatic shift in the demands placed by public transportation on contemporary architecture since the turn of the millennium – the need to square the burgeoning of passenger numbers that attends the unstoppable march of urbanisation with a desire to deliver landmark projects, full of rhetoric and aspiration. Let's take a trip.
 
A band of glazing allows light to flood into the main transit hall and provides views of the adjacent One World Trade Center. The skeletal structure has been compared to everything from a Pokémon to a turkey carcass

With the rise of urbanisation placing increased strain on public transportation, the need for infrastructure that meets the practical demands of travellers whilst improving the quality of their experience has never been higher. In this scenario, the architecture of stations and transportation hubs has a crucial role to play in defining how visitors and commuters perceive a city. The following examples show how architects are attempting to make travelling a little more moving.

 

One of the most eagerly anticipated and ambitious transportation projects of recent years finally opened to the public – at least partially – on 3 March 2016. Following years of delays and spiralling budgets, Santiago Calatrava’s World Trade Center Transportation Hub in New York City is reported to be the world’s most expensive station, with the overall cost estimated at around $4 billion. Designed to invoke a white dove being released from a child’s hands, the soaring skeletal structure is topped with a linear opening that funnels light into an enormous marble-floored concourse described as the Oculus. Critics have already had their say, but the true test will be how the building is received by the 250,000 daily commuters and millions of annual visitors expected to pass through it.

Benthem Crouwel’s new Hague Central Station features a glass roof the size of two football pitches that is supported by eight branching columns. Elevated tram lines traverse the railway platforms, transforming the building into a bustling hub

The demands placed on transportation architecture have evolved over many decades in response to innovations and increasing passenger numbers, resulting in the redevelopment of many stations to meet modern standards. The Hague Central Station recently opened after a major overhaul by Benthem Crouwel Architects, which saw an existing 1970s concrete structure replaced by a light-filled glass box. Described by the architects as “a roofed urban plaza”, the building accommodates public areas alongside rows of platforms with elevated tram lines crossing above them. A glass roof punctuated by lozenge-shaped panels allows dappled light to enter and the lozenges contribute to the station’s ventilation system by opening automatically when the temperature rises.
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N°15: DOSHI LEVIEN 

 

The work of London-based design practice Doshi Levien celebrate a hybrid of different worlds, bringing together cultural diversity and showing the interplay between industrial design and traditional craftsmanship.

Curious as ever to know about designers’ material choices, Architonic recently met up with Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien in Stockholm, where they presented 'Material Interventions' – a visual campaign for the new collection by Swedish flooring brand Bolon.


Jonathan Levien: I always find the combination of materials interesting. Mixing the properties of materials and bringing them together.

Nipa Doshi: I like a certain metallic element in textiles, but that's me personally. I like interiors that show different textures and materials combined.


 
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THE REVENANT
Text: Simon Keane-Cowell

Hear the name RICHARD NEUTRA and you’d be forgiven for thinking first and foremost of the legendary Austrian-American architect’s sun-kissed Californian villas. But, as premium German furniture manufacturer VS highlights through a unique staging, Europe provided fertile creative ground for his pioneering work, too. 
 
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THE ENLIGHTENMENT
Text: Giovanna Dunmall

Somewhere between pop culture, childhood memory and philosophy lies In-es.artdesign, whose highly sculptural lighting products – as the brand name would suggest – are as functional in design terms as they are expressive as art pieces.
 
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GERMAN ENGINEERING MEETS AMERICAN DESIGN
Text: Katharina Sommer

In recent years, VS has been sifting through and studying Neutra’s sketches to produce a furniture collection based on the Austrian-born architect’s original designs. The exhibition at Architekturforum Zurich marks a kind of return to Neutra’s beginnings: after his architectural studies in Vienna, and before emigrating to the USA in 1923, he worked in Zurich for the famous Swiss landscape gardener and landscape architect Gustav Ammann, who decisively influenced him in his holistic understanding of architecture in connection with nature.
 
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THE WILD ONE
Text: Simon Keane-Cowell

Materials are anything but immaterial to KARPENTER – the Indonesian-based design brand that in the few short years since its launch has managed to claim a convincing stake at the table of manufacturers who truly understand the critical relation between design, materials and the environment.
 
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LEATHER SEEN
Text: Giovanna Dunmall

Move aside perfection. Here comes authenticity. ALPHENBERG, premium producer of leather flooring and wall coverings, has become the go-to partner for high-end contract and private projects internationally looking for an injection of warmth, character and individuality.
 
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MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK
Text: Alyn Griffiths

Light+Building 2016 sees Taiwanese lighting brand QisDesign exhibit its award-winning LED lights. In step with the global trend for green design, QisDesign combines innovative LED lighting technology with original design to achieve creative LED fixtures. Innovation and imagination are at the focus of the QisDesign collections at Hall 5.1, Booth C22.

 
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INSPIRING SEARCH RESULTS N°51:

Urban Space - Street Furniture - Bus Stop Shelters

ALL SEARCH RESULTS ON ARCHITONIC

INSPIRING SPACES N°43:

Projects - Architecture - Hotels

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ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN PROJECTS ON ARCHITONIC
GRIMSHAW
Pulkovo Airport
St. Peterburg | Russian Federation | Completed 2015
Photographer: © Yuri Molodkovets
 
TO GRIMSHAW´S PROFILE
MECANOO
Hilton Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
Amsterdam | The Netherlands | Completed 2016
Photographer: Mecanoo

 
TO MECANOO´S PROFILE
ZECHNER & ZECHNER ZT GMBH
Graz Main Station Redeveloped
Graz | Austria | Completed 2016
Photographer:
pierer.net

 
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Design manufacturer Steininger will show the world exclusive ROCK.AIR from 12 to 17 April at Eurocucina in Milan. "It has the typical 'Steininger-like' purist look, based on the award-winning ROCK model, innovative design and high-tech functions for the patio or garden”, says Martin Steininger, Designer and Managing Director. The kitchen cubes can be individually combined and fulfill different functions: Gas barbecue, sink, dishwasher, fridge, storage space. Also “Base” will celebrate its world premiere at Eurocucina, giving customers who appreciate the quality and design of steininger.designers the possibility to have a masterpiece in their own home at a lower price range.
 
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