rbiting 250 miles above Earth, the International Space Station is a feat of engineering and an unprecedented tool for space exploration.It also isn’t going to last forever — while the main components of the space outpost were put in place in 2011, actual building began back in 1988.The collaboration led to a theoretical exercise examining the forces that influence the shape of cities, using the Bishopsgate goods yard site in East London as a case study.
The project was presented to the public at Hamburg City Hall on the 8 February in an event that was attended by the Mayor of Hamburg and other key representatives.
In the February issue of Domus magazine Michele De Lucchi speaks to David Chipperfield about the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
David discusses the practice’s approach to restoring Mies van der Rohe’s masterpiece and explains how it differs from that taken for the Neues Museum in Berlin and the recently won competition for the renovation of the Procuratie Vecchie in Venice.
Gerrit Wiesmann has written a feature on the refurbishment of the Neue Nationalgalerie in which he uses the project as a case study to discuss the preservation of post-war buildings in Europe.
Featured in the February issue of Monopol Magazin the article details the meticulous restoration process, explains how many of the building's imperfections were accepted rather than overcome, and looks at lessons that were learned from the restoration of other Mies van der Rohe buildings in the United States.