by Editorial Gustavo Gili | 2011 september 26
Kazuo Shinohara (1925–2006), who received a posthumous Golden Lion at the 2010 Venice Biennale, is a legendary figure in modern architecture who transcended the borders of his native Japan. This is due to two things: the spatial quality and intensity of his single-family housing projects (some of them already architectural icons), and his strict control over how and where his work was published.
by Editorial Gustavo Gili | 2011 september 01
In this time when architects—like politicians—tend to shy away from ideas (let alone ideologies or theories), Hrvoje Njiric seems like an oddball. His ‘old school’ commitment to good old architectural thinking grows stronger with each new project. The phrase critical architecture comes to mind, but what could that really mean in 2011?