Project Review

Falconhoven Apartment Building

13 May 2021

Project Architect James Hand discusses Caruso St John's Falconhoven Apartment Building as part of the Architecture Foundation's new series of online talks. The building, completed last year, forms part of an urban block designed in collaboration with Flemish architects Bovenbouw and ONO Architectuur, and Dutch architects Rapp + Rapp.

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A+ Sessions was launched last year to discover more about architects' approaches. Interviewing a range of international architects, A+ has shown the breadth of contemporary architectural thinking.

Adam Caruso answers a series of quick-fire questions, choosing between Robert Smithson or Gordon Matta Clark, painting or photography, and architecture or agriculture.

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In Conversation

David K. Ross, Archetypes

23 June 2021

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Façade mock-ups for Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena have been photographed as part of Canadian artist David K. Ross' new publication Archetypes. 

Hosted by BALTS Projects, Caruso St John's Tibor Bielicky will be in conversation with Ross about the project, on Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 18:30 (MSEZ).

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Adam Caruso contributes an essay to monumental_. The 'monumental' in the 21st century is seen as a questionable characteristic. Its dubious reputation resulting in its demise, particularly with urban planning. Dortmund Positions' first book in a series of symposium texts, tackles this issue with writing from Adam Caruso, Heike Hanada, and Wilfried Kuehn, among others.

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This week Adam Caruso will give an online lecture to students at TU Wien, discussing the practice's work on Sir John Soane's Museum.

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Caruso St John's Swiss Life Arena will host an Engadin Art Talk in the autumn.

The E.A.T programme this year will stage a range of virtual and in-person events under the theme of 'Longue Durée'; how we can interpret crises as opportunities for fundamental structural change.

Adam Caruso contributes a review of Sébastien Marot's 'Taking The Country’s Side, Agriculture and Architecture' to Drawing Matter.

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Competition

National Gallery Sainsbury Wing

London, United Kingdom

8 April 2021

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Caruso St John is among the six shortlisted teams for the National Gallery NG200 competition. The project will be part of the gallery's Bicentenary, working on its historic structure and visitor experience.

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The Guardian is currently exploring the collections of British institutions, highlighting important artworks. From the New Art Gallery in Walsall, Julie Brown the collection's curator, analyses and celebrates Sally Ryan's sculpture 'The Martinique'.

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Under construction

Swiss Life Arena

Zurich, Switzerland

Construction continues on the new home for the ZSC Lions ice hockey team. The main arena is taking shape, with all its in-situ concrete poured and the pre-cast elements being put into place.

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In conversation

Valerie Verhack with Adam Caruso and Freek Persyn

Live-stream from Leuven, Belgium

8 April 2021

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Museum Leuven's curator Valerie Verhack in conversation with Adam Caruso and Freek Persyn of 51n4e architects, part of a series of events around the museum's retrospective of the work of Thomas Demand.

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Completion

Office Building, Escher Wyss Platz

Zurich, Switzerland

Construction has completed on a new office building in Escher Wyss, Zurich. The six-storey structure faces onto the Hardbrücke, an elevated road that crosses Zurich West.

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Project update

Erikastrasse

Zurich, Switzerland

The renovation of a private home on Erikastrasse nears completion, with the installation of its windows.

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Planning approval

Private House, North London

London, United Kingdom

Designs for a private house in Hampstead, north London have been granted planning permission.

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Jesús Vassallo discusses the work of Caruso St John in his recently published book.

Epics in the Everyday: Photography, Architecture, and the Problem of Realism, sets out to write an alternative history of contemporary architecture and documentary photography, through a series of case studies that include Caruso St John's collaborations with Thomas Demand.

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Students in studio Adam Caruso at ETH Zurich will spend their Spring semester investigating models for collective living.

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Caruso St John's Falconhoven apartment building is reviewed in the February edition of Architecture Today. Tom Avermaete explores the project's effect on the city through its materiality, details and references.

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To celebrate its anniversary, the Heong Gallery has created a video looking back at the five years since its transformation from an Edwardian stable block into a public gallery showing modern and contemporary art.

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The Architects' Journal has published a detailed building study of Caruso St John's new organ loft for Canterbury Cathedral. The article follows the project from competition entry to construction, with insights from Peter St John and Project Architect, Will Pirkis.

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Lecture

Why are we building?

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

19 January 2021

umanitoba.ca

Adam Caruso will give an online lecture at the University of Manitoba from 12.00 CST (18.00 London time). The lecture is open to all – registration is at the link above.

Competition

AXA Office Building

Zurich, Switzerland

Caruso St John has won the contest for a new office building at 52-56 Stampfenbachstrasse in central Zurich. The building, for multinational insurance company AXA, houses flexible office spaces on the upper floors and retail space on the ground floor.

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Teaching

ETH Zurich
Final Crits: Making Plans for Living

Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich

15–16 December 2020

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Students from Adam Caruso's studio at ETH Zurich present their projects to guest critics including Lisa Fior (muf architecture/art, London), Summer Islam (Material Cultures, Studio Abroad, London), Dr. Marina Olsen (Karma International Gallery, Zurich), and Axel Simon (editor, Hochparterre).

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In December's edition of Casabella, Francesco Dal Co discusses the development of Europaallee in central Zurich, focusing on Caruso St John and Bosshard Vaquer's mixed-use building, its neighbour, designed by Graber Pulver, and the influence of modern Milanese architecture on both buildings.

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Competition

Gutstrasse Cooperative Housing

Zurich-Wiedikon

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Working in collaboration with Lütjens Padmanabhan Architekten, Caruso St John have won the competition to build two new apartment buildings within the existing Baugenossenschaft im Gut estate in Zurich-Wiedikon.