This year, for the first time, QS World University Rankings has surveyed architecture schools around the globe. We are very pleased to share with you that in this inaugural assessment, the MIT Department of Architecture has topped the list! The full overview of top Architecture Schools can be found on www.topuniversities.com.
The May edition of the international architecture magazine The Plan is featuring our Fire Station in Asse. Conrad Bercah writes: "Fire stations rarely become topics of architectural interest. Yet, 50 years later, the Fire Station in the Belgian town of Asse, designed by ORG promises to do just that, providing an interesting comparison and view of current architecture culture. [...] Venturi designed an asymmetrical building, but oddly felt the need to make it look symmetrical.
Our 3-D image for the new police station in Brakel is featured in a book about Architectural Drawings. "The drawing reflects the ambitions of the project for a police station, which is a "slightly curved brutalist block" that sits on a "landscape with nipples". [...] We made a simple 3-D model, photographed it, and then spent time and love in Photoshop and Illustrator to render it." "Immediate and constructive, the physicality of hand drawing, upon which representation formats are based, is a necessary skill needed to communicate ideas in the field of architectural design.
We are very excited to announce that ORG was selected and appointed for the design of a territorial urban vision for the future Metropolis of Aix-Marseille-Provence. The project is of a significant national importance in France, as Marseille is the second largest city of the country. The project is considered the Mediterranean equivalent of the Grand Paris project. ORG has partnered with LIN (Berlin), ZUS (Rotterdam), and other international experts.
Ton Verstegen wrote a review for Archined (in Dutch) on the recently published book '50 imaginary buildings' (50 fictieve gebouwen). Click here to go to the review on Archined. Writer and architect Christophe Van Gerrewey asked fifty authors (architects and historians) to choose a "piece of architecture" from an existing literary text and describe it in 450 words.