“If you’re a musician and you hear somebody play like a motherfucker, you want to jam with him. When I quit music and started architecture, I thought it was the same kind of creative situation.”— Michel Rojkind
The headquarters of the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship is a new open and bright building designed by architecture firm John Ronan Architects in the heart of the Illinois Institute of Technology campus, an iconic project by Ludwig Mies van Der Rohe. The project is one of the eight recipients of the annual Architecture Awards 2020 handed out by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Neri & Hu’s Aranya Art Centre is not only an interesting exhibition space but a community centre for a new beachside resort, with a coffee shop and a big auditorium serving as a public plaza for a resort community in China’s Beidaihe district.
An architectural work, when expresses a polyphony of aspirations, can develop into an event, into a process of constant evolution. This is how a strong connectivity between architecture and community sparks.
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