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Closed cities

In Closed Cities published by Kehrer Verlag, Gregor Sailer examines the forms taken by closed cities in Siberia, Azerbaijan, Qatar, Chile, Algeria/Western Sahara and Argentina. The term 'closed city' was originally coined for the Soviet Union, where, for various reasons, the existence of numerous towns was long kept secret. Some of them were not officially revealed and added to maps until the beginning of this century.  [ Continue reading ]

Archipelago Floating Cinema

One year ago this amazing floating cinema premiered as part of a new film festival in Thailand that was curated by Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Tilda Swinton. This impressive project was named the The Archipelago Cinema.  Built in the middle of the water the platform provided breathtaking views from every angle which included two towering rocks emerging from the ocean.  [ Continue reading ]

New York

My brother shot this amazing picture of New York for Architectural Record, illustrating an article on New York City and its status as a 21st-century design capital. A city with architecture, design, and planning at center stage. Read the article here > I… [ Continue reading ]

La Ruta del Peregrino

Another wonderful project shot by my brother. La Ruta del Peregrino (Pilgrim’s Route). A group of 7 designers, artist and architects created several shelters, viewpoints and sanctuaries along the route. It’s a walk of 117 kilometers through the mountain range of Jalisco, starting in the town… [ Continue reading ]

Teshima Art Museum

Last month, Iwan visited Japan to photograph the Teshima Art Museum by Ruye Nishizawa and Rei Naito. An absolutely wonderful, strange and fascinating building, popping up on one of the 3000 islands of Japan.

Just published by Domus, they tell a little more about it: "...The Teshima Art Museum is almost completely empty, devoid of contents. Its interior is fluid, a concrete membrane carpeting the ground and wrapping up from shadowy edges to span as a low unobstructed dome overhead. Neither columns nor beams interrupt the organic singularity of the total volume. Similarly there is none of the clutter normally associated with museums…
…Nishizawa's building evokes a faith in the ability of architecture to make the world seem somewhat strange yet simultaneously a little bit better." (Domus 942, December 2010, text by Raymund Ryan) [ Continue reading ]

Tokyo Apartments

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My brother shot this new and noteworthy project by Sou Fujimoto Architects. Say hello to the an almost Escher look a like collective housing project Tokyo Apartments where the seemingly random placement of the units makes you feel “you have your own house in… [ Continue reading ]

Burj Khalifa

Right after the opening of the Burj Khalifa my brother Iwan Baan went to Dubai to capture this absurd and beautiful needle, the tallest building in the world. Yesterday Nowness featured his images. Today we share some more. [ Continue reading ]

Maxxi

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A little update from Iwan, while flying over Rome shooting Zaha Hadid’s curved Contemporary Art Centre, the ‘Museum of Art for the XXI Century’ in Rome. [ Continue reading ]

The Moriyama Houses

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A new project photographed by Iwan Baan. The Moriyama Houses in Tokyo by SANAA. I really want to move there. What a beautiful place!… [ Continue reading ]

Iwan Baan

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As some of you might know, my brother’s crossing the globe photographing new projects from world leading architects. In the coming months I will share some of his new works here at Anothersomething. To start with this new building by Michael Maltzan in LA. The Carver… [ Continue reading ]

The ultimate sports hall

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Our friend Robin from A Smile in the Mind pointed us to this fantastic multi-functional sports hall by Allmann Sattler Wappner Architects for Universitätsstadt Tübingen. ‘The aim was to achieve maximum usage out of what is a comparatively small floor area. At… [ Continue reading ]