Ole Scheeren

Ole Scheeren’s Guardian Art Center is a Hybrid of Culture and Commerce

The building, whose completion in Beijing was announced today, combines an auction house, gallery, restaurants, and a hotel in one building.

View into the museum from the grand staircase Courtesy Iwan Baan Show Caption Hide Caption View from visitor drop-off Courtesy Iwan Baan Show Caption Hide Caption View of the North entranceCourtesy Iwan Baan Show Caption Hide Caption Visitors can catch glimpses of the surrounding Hutongs through pinpricks in the facade. Courtesy Büro Ole Scheeren Visitors can catch glimpses of the…

Why Can’t Public Housing Provide Privacy Too?

Why is the goal of private housing to isolate the inhabitant from public life, whereas the goal of public housing is to thrust residents into public view?

The familiar signifiers architects use to describe housing are growing tired and unhelpful for designing new models of living.