T-House, located in Wilton, NY, is a country retreat commissioned by an aspiring author who desired a space to house his extensive collection of 10,000 books. Designed by Ungers and…Continue reading
The architecture of the 1990s was marked by a shift away from the minimalism and functionalism of the previous decade towards a more eclectic and decorative style. The era saw a resurgence of historical references and a return to ornamentation in design. The use of new digital technologies allowed architects to experiment with complex forms and shapes, leading to a new generation of iconic buildings. The Deconstructivist movement, associated with architects like Frank Gehry, was also a prominent feature of the period. Additionally, the 1990s saw the rise of the “Starchitect” phenomenon, with architects like Zaha Hadid and Rem Koolhaas becoming household names.
The Site of Reversible Destiny is an “experience park” opened in 1995 designed by Nagoya-born, New York-based artist Arakawa Shusaku and his wife and artistic partner, poet Madeline Gins. The theme of…Continue reading
In 1993, Legorreta + Legorreta and landscape architect Laurie Olin Architects completed the Pershing Square’s last renovation in the City of Los Angeles. The five-acre public park dates from 1781…Continue reading
In 1997, Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Fumihiko Maki completed the Kaze-no-Oka Crematorium in Nakatsu, Japan. The building’s design emphasizes what the architect called “transitional spaces,” wherein the functional rooms are…Continue reading
Completed in 1995, the Satellite House Complex, designed by Javier Senosiain, is one of the best examples of Mexican organic architecture. Influenced by architects such as Gaudí, Hundertwasser, and Frank…Continue reading
In 1991, James Stirling, Michael Wilford & Thomas Muirhead completed the bookshop Pavilion in the Venice gardens of the Arsenal. With more than 25 pavilions designed by famous architects, the…Continue reading
Completed in 1997, the Villa VPRO Headquarters was the first realized project by MVRDV architecture firm. The proposal departs from traditional cellular office environments by inviting occupants to transition seamlessly…Continue reading