The Tatiana Bilbao–organized show uses student work, Iwan Baan photography, and maps to present multitudinous—though sometimes blurry—visions for the contentious region.
Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Image Building: How Photography Transforms Architecture features famous photographers past and present, from Ezra Stoller and Berenice Abbott, to Iwan Baan and Andreas Gursky.
The project's architecture takes cues from traditional Chinese Shan shui paintings, with its office towers' inky, undulating exterior evoking the genre's dramatic mountain peaks.
Architecture-school crits are a famously bruising rite of passage for aspiring design professionals—unless, apparently, your professor is from the renowned Japanese firm SANAA. In the introduction to The SANAA Studios 2006–2008 (Lars Müller Publishers), the Dutch architect Florian Idenburg recalls…