The German firm of Ole Scheeren recently completed these two skyscrapers in Kampong Glam, a neighborhood which is the Muslim heart of Singapore. The taller one, rising 186 meters, contains 600 dwellings in 50 floors above ground. The other one, 170 meters tall, harbors offices and a five-star hotel in 39 stories. Its composition of volumes, far from being random or whimsical, is specifically designed to optimize how the built complex functions. On the one hand, the curvature of the glass enclosures triggers air currents, improving the natural ventilation of the plaza. On the other hand, the hexagonal lattice of the facade protects the interior spaces from too much sun.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.