Archinect - News 2015-09-03T13:36:21-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/134203292/stacked-archinect-s-comparison-of-fujimoto-and-tschapeller-s-library-stacks Stacked: Archinect's comparison of Fujimoto and Tschapeller's library stacks Julia Ingalls 2015-08-13T20:53:00-04:00 >2015-08-15T17:25:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/km/km8u2841c9vlsdk0.jpg" width="514" height="520" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Instead of being mainly a weight distribution problem for architects, library book stacks are increasingly becoming art installations in cavernous contemplation halls. This is especially evident in&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/gallery/39924433/0/6-points-for-a-neue-angewandte-by-wolfgang-tschapeller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wolfgang Tschapeller</a>'s renderings for the Ho Fine Arts Library at <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/1544387/cornell-university" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cornell University</a>, in which an ascending, four-story block of books is selectively accessed through staircases (see header image).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i9/i9avs0jzccat8k57.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/65588/sou-fujimoto-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sou Fujimoto</a> takes a slightly different tack, creating a maze-like series of largely empty bookshelves that showcase the winding quest for knowledge more than the actual books they are ostensibly designed to hold.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tz/tzckwapjazloa63v.jpg"></p><p>So which design is more effective, both in terms of reflecting the changing nature of how we access books and of creating spaces for contemplation and study? Fujimoto has the advantage here; he is designing a completely new building. His agility with blurring boundaries between indoors and out is exquisitely realized, creating an airy, if labyrinthine, experience.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1zz0d5zwucx935p.jpg">&nbsp;</p><p>Tschapeller, on the o...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/41094617/editor-s-picks-254 Editor's Picks #254 Nam Henderson 2012-03-11T22:49:00-04:00 >2012-03-18T12:08:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c962npwup4ah84vp.jpg" width="514" height="725" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Viennese architectural firm Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH won the First Prize in an international competition that seeks to overhaul the campus of the Angewandte, a group of buildings that house the University of Applied Arts, as well as the Museum for Applied Arts in Vienna, Austria. johnszot commented "fucking hot, that".</p></em><br /><br /><p> Evan Chakroff writes about the work of the recent Pritzker Prize winner Wang Shu suggesting the selection continues a trend in which "the Pritzker Committee has gravitated towards architects who produce work with an innate understanding of place, allowing their ties to local culture to infuse their work" in the essay&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1935730/evan-chakroff" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amateur Architecture: A New Vernacular?</a></p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/40359586/before-olympics-it-s-demolition-derby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In advance of the World Cup and Olympic Games authorities in Rio de Janeiro are clearing people from their homes in Vila Aut&oacute;dromo and other favelas</a>, preparing the areas for redevelopment.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway&nbsp;</a>believed "<em>it would be cool if they followed the lead of medellin instead.&nbsp; i have not heard any complaints about what was done there.&nbsp; anyone know if there was a downside?</em>"</p> <p> <br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/39924433/6-points-for-a-neue-angewandte-by-wolfgang-tschapeller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Viennese architectural firm Wolfgang Tschapeller ZT GmbH won the First Prize in an international competition that seeks to overhaul the campus of the Angewandte, a group of buildings that house the University of Applied Arts, as well as the Museum for ...</a></p>