Architectural Design (AD) – September 2012

City Catalyst: Architecture in the Age of Extreme Urbanisation (Alexander Eisenschmidt)
The city has become an important new starting point in the quest for architecture. At a time of extreme urbanisation, unharnessed urban growth has led many architects to rethink the way that buildings are designed for the global metropolis.
• Featured architects: Kunlé Adeyemi/NLÉ, Atelier Bow-Wow, Jürgen Mayer H, Normal Architecture Office (NAO), Adriaan Geuze/West 8, Ron Witte/WW, UrbanLab, Sean Lally/Weathers, and OMA.