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

caruso.arch.ethz.ch

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

stadt-zuerich.ch

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.

Lecture

Bauwelt Kongress 2020

3–4 December 2020

kongress.bauwelt.de

Adam Caruso participated in the 2020 Bauwelt Kongress, with a lecture entitled 'What is it Worth?', on reading the city and speculating about what its future might hold. The lecture will be followed by a conversation with Kaye Geipel and Lina Ghotmeh.

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Intern Nabil Haque has won a RIBA Bronze Medal Commendation for his final year project, Mono no Aware. Nabil studied in Studio 2, led by Caruso St John Director, Rod Heyes.

The RIBA President's Medals are international awards presented annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects to architecture students or recent graduates and are regarded as the most prestigious prizes in architectural education.

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Coming soon

Office Building, Escher Wyss Platz

Zurich, Switzerland

Caruso St John's project for a new office building adjacent to the Hardbrücke viaduct in Zurich West will be completed at the end of November. Works to the office interiors and planting in the cantilevered balconies are complete, and ground floor retail units are currently being finished. Tenants will occupy the building early in the new year.

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Completion

Falconhoven Apartment Building

Antwerp, Belgium

Construction has completed on the Falconhoven Apartment Building in central Antwerp. The building contains fifty-one apartments, as well as shops, offices, and a kindergarten, and is the first completed building in a city block designed in collaboration with Flemish architects Bovenbouw and ONO Architectuur, and Dutch architects Rapp + Rapp.

Writing

Domus
What is Next? What is it Worth?

Milan, Italy

October 2020

Adam Caruso contributes an article to the October Issue of Domus, outlining how on the failure of architecture to address the imbalances of contemporary life has motivated him to look again, in practice and with students at the ETH, at the ideological and programmatic promises of modernism.

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Under construction

Swiss Life Arena

Zurich, Switzerland

Construction continues on the Swiss Life Arena, the new home for the ZSC Lions ice hockey team, and Caruso St John's largest project to date. The in situ concrete exposed shell of the building is currently being built and the project is set to complete in 2022.

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Adam Caruso contributes an essay to the Autumn 2020 issue of Superposition, discussing the modernities of Hannes Meyer and Hans Wittwer’s ADGB Trade Union School, and Jony Ive at Norman Foster's Apple Headquarters seen through the lens of Andreas Gursky.

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Coming soon

Schulhaus Neuhausen

Neuhausen am Rheinfall, Switzerland

The school year has started at Neuhausen am Rheinfall's newly refurbished primary school. Caruso St John's project to refurbish and extend the exiting building is the first part of a larger urban scheme that includes a new town hall, market place, main fire station, and a range of housing for families and the elderly.

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What is the interest in being together in the centre of the city today, of social interaction, performance and display?

At a time when its celebration is under threat, Peter St John's studio at London Metropolitan University looks at how we protect public life and sociability, by looking at the provisional and the festive social spaces of the city.

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with Marlise Blaser, Katharina Lehmann, Summer Islam & Paloma Gormley

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Lecture

DAAD Festival
What Future for the City?

Bratislava, Slovakia

28 October 2020

daad.sk

Adam Caruso will give an online lecture entitled, 'What Future for the City' as part of the 11th DAAD festival in Bratislava, Slovakia. The lecture will be at 20.00 (CET) and will be followed by a conversation with Architect Henrieta Moravčikova. The festival runs from 26 October to 1 November.

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with Lukas Hug & Emi Lorincz

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Teaching

ETH Zurich Seminar Week: What is Next?
Measuring Space

Studio Adam Caruso, ETH Zurich

22 October 2020

architecturefoundation.org.uk

with Matthias Vollmer, Johannes Rebsamen, Markus Tretheway & Jürg Pulver

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with Marie Page, Maximilian Fritz & Luca Rösch

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Teaching

ETH Zurich Seminar Week: What is Next?
Plans for Living

ETH Zurich

21 October 2020

with Gabriela Bruno & Raffael Buchi

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