Dialogue


Korean Pavilion

Architype Dialogue presents Minsuk Cho What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? For the Korean Pavilion for the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai, we had to work with another quintessential condition of faster, bigger, and cheaper, [&hellip

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Austrian Pavilion

Architype Dialogue presents Arkan Zeytinoglu What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? Probably the most difficult issue about working within this unconventionally shaped building was using conventional industrial prefabricated materials like steel beams etc. and implement [&hellip

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Italian Pavilion

Architype Dialogue presents Massimiliano Brugia, Valerio Campi, and Francesco Bezzi What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? Matching the Chinese globalized environment with the philosophy of our design strongly oriented on representing the Italian lifestyle and [&hellip

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UAE Pavilion

Architype Dialogue presents Gerard Evenden What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The central challenge was to fully capture and convey the essence of the seven Emirates in a single structure, but we were fortunate to [&hellip

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Norwegian National Opera

Architype Dialogue presents Craig Dykers, AIA, LEED AP What was the single hardest issue to predict about working within this building type and/or the most unexpected challenge that influenced new thought in the building? The overall experience of a performance in a theater is difficult to gauge accurately because there a multiple of interacting forces [&hellip

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Mosaic

Architype Dialogue presents Krystal Solorzano What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The essence of Mosaic was created while developing our entry for the 2010 Radical Innovation in Hospitality design competition, which WATG has entered every [&hellip

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Miraval, Villas and Guestrooms

Architype Dialogue presents Paul Wazner What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? During our work at Miraval Resort the challenges were less about the building type and more relating to our approach to utilize local building [&hellip

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Garden Terrace Nagasaki Hotel & Resort

Architype Dialogue presents Kengo Kuma What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? When you work on a hotel, the most challenging thing is to give a strong character to the building while keeping the high quality [&hellip

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Xintiandi Hotels

Architype Dialogue presents Josh Chaiken What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The main challenge was to find opportunities for innovation with a building type that’s generally quite formulaic. Hotel planning follows a lot of guidelines, [&hellip

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Hotel Arrebol Patagonia

Architype Dialogue presents Harald Opitz Jurgens What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? When start the design of the project, the most important challenge was use, recycled wood, and think in new ways to applications for [&hellip

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Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building

Architype Dialogue presents Preston Scott Cohen What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The predicament facing architecture, with respect to the museum, is the conflict between two opposing paradigms, both mandated by cultural developments out of [&hellip

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Museo Soumaya

Architype Dialogue presents Fernando Romero What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? To work in this economy means needing to support cost efficiency for every single solution, and a building of this complexity requests an unlimited [&hellip

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Whitney Museum of American Art

Architype Dialogue presents John Beckmann What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? We wanted to create gallery spaces that were unobstructed by columns, so we hit upon the idea of a structural cage or lattice, that [&hellip

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Akron Art Museum

Architype Dialogue presents Wolf D. Prix What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? We wanted to redefine a museum not as a closed container for art, but as a vibrant public space. We resolved this through [&hellip

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Carroll County Airport Terminal

Architype Dialogue presents Chris M. Baribeau What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The airport terminal building type is wrought with code and agency approval…but in this particular small project these paper limits lead to thoughtful [&hellip

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Oakland Museum of California

Architype Dialogue presents Mark Cavagnero What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The building is an important building beloved in the community of Oakland, and within the larger San Francisco Bay Area. Changing and adding onto [&hellip

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Norman Mineta San Jose International Airport

Architype Dialogue presents Curt Fentress What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The area around San Jose is, of course, Silicon Valley – but the history of the region is much longer than that. Once upon [&hellip

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Lux Art Institute

Architype Dialogue presents Renzo Zecchetto What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The Institution has an interactive artist-in-residence program that effectively transforms the way the exhibit space works, going from a conventional passive exhibit to a [&hellip

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Tampa Museum of Art

Architype Dialogue presents Stanley Saitowitz What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The design of contemporary museum can be characterized by two polar approaches. On the one-hand buildings which aim to be works of art in [&hellip

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Slough Bus Station

Architype Dialogue presents Matthew Bedward What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The key challenge was to turn an unglamorous functional building type, indeed one that had blighted the perception of Slough in the past, into [&hellip

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Waipolu Gallery and Studio

Architype Dialogue presents Peter Q. Bohlin, FAIA What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? It is difficult to describe building in an environment as inviting as Hawaii as anything but a perfect opportunity. The sun, ocean, [&hellip

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Dubai Metro Station

Architype Dialogue presents Simon Summers What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? Prior to our appointment on Dubai Metro, Aedas had designed more than 100 rail stations globally. With the experienced gained on these earlier projects [&hellip

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Tianjin High Speed Rail Station

Architype Dialogue presents Ross Wimer What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The design for the Tanggu Rail Hub accommodates many complex challenges. The program includes a high-speed rail station, three subway stations, a bus station [&hellip

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Nunawading Station

Architype Dialogue presents Peter Stevens What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? Without doubt the most difficult issue working within this building type is that of executing a design that contends with and resolves the matter [&hellip

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Incheon International Airport Passenger Terminal 2 Design Competition

Architype Dialogue presents Jonathan Massey What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? Does form follow function, or function follow form? There is no building type that epitomizes this age-old debate as purely as an Airport Terminal. [&hellip

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METRO L9

Architype Dialogue presents Alfons Soldevila Barbosa, David Soldevila Riera, Alfonso Soldevila Riera What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? In our case, the most difficult issue was to work with a 60 meter-deep void. The challenge [&hellip

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RandstadRail Station Beatrixlaan

Architype Dialogue presents Rein Jansma, Reinald Top, Rob Torsing What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The most common building type for a highline train tube and station exists of two pieces: the main structure that [&hellip

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M4 Fővám tér underground station

Architype Dialogue presents Adam Hatvani What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? In the last thirty years there hasn’t been such an ambitious development regarding the transport in Budapest as the metro4. The idea, trace and [&hellip

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New Bologna Central Station

Architype Dialogue presents Andrea Maffei What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? The most difficult issue was the dimension of the Bologna station project and its relationship with the context all around. The size of a [&hellip

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Università Station at Metropolitana di Napoli

Architype Dialogue presents Karim Rashid What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? I started this project over 6 years ago. In 2004 I visited Naples for a briefing with the Mendini. They selected various famous architects [&hellip

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Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center

Architype Dialogue presents Arnold Lee What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? Planning for future connectivity and designing for flexibility is our greatest challenge. There are currently no precedents for these types of rail stations in [&hellip

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Samitaur Tower

Architype Dialogue presents Eric Owen Moss,  The editors of Architype Review were fortunate enough to conduct a live interview with Eric Owen Moss. Interview highlights are published below and to hear the Dialogue in full click on the player above. “One of the things that is interesting about the project is that it’s not a [&hellip

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Cedar-University Rapid Station

Architype Dialogue presents Mehrdad Yazdani What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? Infrastructure projects like this invariably involve a multitude of different agencies – often with conflicting interests. It’s important (and often challenging) to consider all [&hellip

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Change

Architype Dialogue presents Kristine Matthews & Karen Cheng What was the most difficult issue about weaving the environmental graphics into this building or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new design thoughts in this project? Our greatest challenges were logistical ones. Our concept required that the elevator flooring change from its original spec [&hellip

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mtz Münchner Technologiezentrum

Architype Dialogue presents Sascha Lobe What was the most difficult issue about weaving the environmental graphics into this building or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new design thoughts in this project? Sometimes central communication ideas can develop from unfavourable and even unintended circumstances. The main problem with Munich Technology Centre, for example, [&hellip

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Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Architype Dialogue presents Soren Luckins What was the most difficult issue about weaving the environmental graphics into this building or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new design thoughts in this project? The most challenging issue for Büro North working on ACMI was the complexity of the site itself. Starting with a strategic [&hellip

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Eureka Tower Car Park Signage

Architype Dialogue presents Garry Emery What was the most difficult issue about weaving the environmental graphics into this building or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new design thoughts in this project? The challenge was two-fold and self-imposed: 1.   How to design unique signage for a utilitarian space. Something beyond the functional, something [&hellip

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MAXXI Signage

Architype Dialogue presents Massimiliano Patrignani & Monica Zaffini What was the most difficult issue about weaving the environmental graphics into this building or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new design thoughts in this project? The most difficult issue was dealing with the relation between our proposed signage system and the Zaha Hadid’s [&hellip

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Find & Discover – University of Technology

Architype Dialogue presents Stephen Minning What was the most difficult issue about weaving the environmental graphics into this building or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new design thoughts in this project? BrandCulture was originally engaged to create a ‘skin’ for the glass-dividing wall between the fabrication workshop and the 24 hour studio. [&hellip

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Mon Petit

Architype Dialogue presents Miquel Subiras and Miquel Merce What was the most difficult issue about working within this building type or the most unexpected challenge that may have influenced new thought in your project? Every project with kids as primary user is always challenging, not only for the scale but also to make the spaces [&hellip

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