Austral Bricks Design Studio. Ground level, 50 Carrington St. Sydney NSW 2000
THE BOOK PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE BY CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ IS INTERNATIONALLY AVAILABLE
The book Public Space Acupuncture, written and edited by Helena Casanova and Jesus Hernandez, has been published by Actar Publishers (New York). It presents contributions by Oriol Bohigas at the introduction and the analysis of the urban sociologist Arnold Reijndorp.
Public Space Acupuncture combines the study of innovative strategies to activate or regenerate the urban public space with projects and test cases developed by Casanova + Hernandez around the world in collaboration with municipalities, universities and private and public organizations.
START CONSTRUCTION OF MARUBI MUSEUM
On 15th May the construction of the Marubi National Museum in Shkodër has officially started. The works will consist of the demolition of existing small constructions, renovation of a monumental protected building to host the Marubi Museum and the construction of a new annex building to host a library, administrative spaces and the Albanian National Photo Archive.
MARUBI MUSEUM PRESENTED TO THE ALBANIAN MINISTRY OF CULTURE
On 6th March, Jesus Hernandez presented to the Ministry of Culture and the directors of the main museums of Albania the museographic project and detailed design project for Marubi Museum in Shkodër.
The Ministry appreciated the global vision of the museum that integrates museographic project, monument renovation, architectural extension and integral interior and graphic design.
EXHIBITION: EXPORT AT ICO MUSEUM
24th Feb. 2015 - 17th May 2015. ICO Museum. Zorrilla 3. Madrid
PUBLIC PRESENTATION OF THE URBAN PLAN "HYBRID CITY" FOR LICHTERFELDE SÜD IN BERLIN
On November 10th, the awarded urban plan "Hybrid City" designed by Casanova+Hernandez for Lichterfelde Süd has been presented to the public in the Carl Schumann sports hall.
CERAMIC MUSEUM AND MOSAIC PARK WIDELY PUBLISHED BY INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS
The Ceramic Museum and the Mosaic Park designed by Casanova+Hernandez in the Chinese city of Jinzhou, has been the focus of attention of many international magazines and books such as L'Arca International, Atlas of World Landscape Architecture, Lera, Building as Ornament or UW, becoming the front cover of some of them.
LECTURE IN TIRANA
Helena Casanova presents Marubi Museum and other public building projects at Tirana Architecture Week (TAW).
Wednesday, October 1st (10.00) at POLIS University in Tirana, Albania.
PRESS CONFERENCE OF CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ ON THE PLAN "HYBRID CITY" FOR LICHTERFELDE SÜD IN BERLIN
On September 23rd, Helena Casanova presented the urban plan for Lichterfelde Süd in Berlin, during the press conference that took place in the town hall of Zehlendorf.
CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ WINS THE COMPETITION FOR THE CURRENT LARGEST RESIDENTIAL URBAN PLAN OF BERLIN.
"Hybrid City", designed by Casanova+Hernandez, has been awarded with the first prize in the international competition for the urban development of Lichtherfelde Süd.
The plan of 39 Ha combines 2500 housing units with cultural, educative and social facilities organized around the former training camp of the US army transformed into the Green Heart of the new neighbourhood.
INTERVIEW TO CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ IN THE PUBLICATION "WHO IS THE ARCHITECT?
The book presents nineteen architecture offices from all around the world. The offices are asked to define who and what is an architect, through examples of their work, sound advice and personal anecdotes with which readers can build a broader picture of the discipline.
PRESENTATION OF MARUBI NATIONAL PHOTOMUSEUM BY CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ IN ALBANIA
Link to a video broadcast on Albanian TV news about the competition for the Marubi National Photomuseum in Shkodër and the winner design presented by Casanova+Hernandez Architects.
VIDEO ANIMATION OF MARUBI NATIONAL PHOTOMUSEUM
Link to the video animation presented by Casanova+Hernandez in the competition for the Marubi National Photomuseum in Shkodër, Albania.
TV INTERVIEW TO JESUS HERNANDEZ ABOUT MARUBI NATIONAL PHOTOMUSEUM
Link to the video of an interview broadcast live on Albanian TV news.
CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ ARCHITECTS WINS THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION FOR MARUBI NATIONAL PHOTOMUSEUM IN SHKODËR, ALBANIA
The winner proposal designed by Casanova+Hernandez has enjoyed a national repercussion due to the historical importance of the photographic legacy to be exhibited in the museum and its symbolic significance.
Jesus Hernandez presented the project to a large audience, in which the Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture were present, and the event was broadcast live on TV for the whole country.
LECTURE IN ANTWERP
Tuesday 18th March (19.00) at auditorium City Campus University of Antwerp
In the frame of the Spring 2014 lecture series, organized by the Flemish Architecture Institute and the University of Antwerp, Jesus Hernandez will present several built projects and installations designed by Casanova+Hernandez Architects in The Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and China.
5th March (20.00) at Architectuurcentrum Aorta. Utrecht
Helena Casanova will take part in the debate about the state of public space in Utrecht together with representatives of the main political groups.
To initiate the debate, she will introduce the politics of public space implemented in several European cities which has been analyzed by Casanova+Hernandez in the research Public Space Acupuncture.
THE BOOK CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ: SCALE & PERCEPTION IS INTERNATIONALLY AVAILABLE
11th December (14.30) at Politecnico di Milano. Aula Gamma, Via Ampère 2, Milano. Italy
20 10 2013
CERAMIC MUSEUM AND MOSAIC PARK IN JINZHOU, CHINA, ARE COMPLETED
The Ceramic Museum and the Mosaic Park designed by casanova+hernandez architects are part of the World Landscape Art Exposition celebrated in Jinzhou City, which will become a large urban park of 176 ha. after the Exposition is closed. Both, park and museum intend to create new links between the citizens and the place arousing the interest about the nowadays forgotten local tradition of the ceramic art. At the same time, they seek to activate the cultural life of the city and to promote the local creative industry by building an emblematic space for the exhibition and sale of local handicrafts.
15 10 2013
EXHIBITION JAE PORTUGAL
31th Oct. 2013 - 2nd Jan. 2014. Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis (MNSR). Porto. Portugal
15 09 2013
GINKGO PROJECT IN ARQUITECTURA VIVA
Ginkgo project designed by casanova+hernandez in Beekbergen, has been published in the issue 155 of the architectural magazine Arquitectura Viva. The magazine presents projects of eight emerging offices in Europe and includes interviews to the architects and essays of David Cohn and Luis Fernández Galiano.
15 07 2013
PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE: VILA IPOJUCA PRESENTED IN SAU PAULO
From 24th until 28th of June, casanova+hernandez participated together with MVRDV and Maurer Architecten in a second workshop in Sao Paulo organized by the New Institute and idea! Zarvos. Minister Jet Bussemaker visited the workshop, and a global strategy of Public Space Acupuncture for Vila Ipojuca neighbourhood, developed by casanova+hernandez in collaboration with the Brazilian architectural office FGMF, was presented to the press.
The book Casanova+Hernandez: Scale & Perception has been published by Wasmuth publishers in Berlin. The book presents two recently finished buildings designed by Casanova + Hernandez and analyses the role of scale in design to manipulate the perception of contemporary architecture via architectural drawings, photos of Christian Richters, introduction by Claus Kaplinger and essay written by Helena Casanova and Jesus Hernandez.
17 05 2013
SOLO EXHIBITION IN BERLIN. CASANOVA+HERNANDEZ: SCALE & PERCEPTION
The exhibition Casanova+Hernandez: Scale & Perception has been opened in the Architektur Galerie in Berlin. It reflects on the topic of scale and perception in contemporary architecture by linking the multi-sensorial experience produced by two installations in the space of the gallery with the perception of the architecture in the place.
The exhibition will be opened from May 17th until June 29th.
01 04 2013
THE FIRST PHASE OF THE 'EUROPAN 6' WINNER PROJECT IS COMPLETED
The first phase consists of a 'Hybrid block' with 41 apartments for handicapped people and families, 42 'Super-shell' row houses and an underground parking for 160 cars.
The 'Hybrid block' promotes social sustainability by mixing family apartments with ADL apartments for handicapped people assisted by a 24 hour health care unit within the building.
'Super-shell houses' provide flexible space for the dwellers to personalize them.
15 03 2013
MATCHMAKING BRAZIL ORGANIZED BY THE NAI. SAO PAULO
The NAi has invited Casanova+Hernandez together with MVRDV and Maurer architecten to participate in the 'Matchmaking Brazil' event that will take place in Sao Paulo between the 2nd and 6th of April.
01 03 2013
23th March at Nai. Rotterdam. The Netherlands
15 02 2013
Public Space Acupuncture, 'The Green Line' Case Study at Lebanese American University. Lebanon
15 02 2013
6th March at Lebanese American University. Lebanon
02 01 2013
PUBLICATION "PUBLIC SPACE ACUPUNCTURE" IN PREPARATION
The book, which resumes the research made by Casanova+Hernandez in collaboration with the urban sociologist Arnold Reijndorp, will be published by Actar Publishers in Barcelona.
The publication analyzes alternative strategies developed in the public space of several European cities to promote urban life and social cohesion. The conclusions will be illustrated via test cases developed by the office experimenting with strategies of Public Space Acupuncture.
02 01 2013
Helena Casanova will be jury member of the international architectural competition 'Archiprix'
15 12 2012
WORKSHOP AT ARTESIS UNIVERSITY. ANTWERP
The workshop will reflect on the influence in contemporary architecture of what Paul Virilio named as "Aesthetics of Disappearance" by analysing and experimenting with contemporary mechanisms to dissolve, disintegrate, and erase the architectural appearance generating paradoxical examples of the architecture of dis-appearance.
15 12 2012
ESSAY PUBLISHED AT MAGAZINE 'TEMES DE DISSENY'. BARCELONA
The essay "Time Factor in Urban Regeneration" has been published in the issue 28 of the magazine 'Elisava Temes de Disseny' entitled "Speed - Reconsidering Time in Design".
The essay reflects on the new role that the time factor can play in alternative strategies of urban regeneration that evolve along the time based on temporary, mutant or nomad interventions combined with interactive mechanisms of citizens participation.