On the 1st of May the EXPO 2015 in Milan opened its gates to visitors after the seven-year period of planning and construction. In a comprehensive three-part feature, we will present the most architecturally, structurally and thematically fascinating pavilions of this tradition-rich, quad-annual and more than 160-year-old event.
This month's top stories comes out of the Netherlands: OMA gets the go-ahead on stacked hotel in Amsterdam and MVRDV chosen to design an elevated park in Seoul. Also, ADEPT and Mandaworks will reshape the Stockholm harbourfront, Hadid set to build housing project in Mexico and DS+R reveals design for their US Olympic Museum.
Richard Bryant studied architecture before pursuing a career as a photographer. It was a modest start of site progress shots for colleagues and friends and building studies for the Architects’ Journal. Photographing the Soane Museum for an edition of World of Interiors brought him to the attention of a wider and international press and the architect James Stirling. Norman Foster, Richard Rogers, Gwathmey Siegal, Richard Meier, Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid followed.
Among this month's stand-out exhibitions is an investigation of the drawing as a method of thought, exemplified with sketches by seminal architects from Bruno Taut to Frank Gehry. Also, intriguing investigations of the Cold War-era development in Berlin and Latin America. Finally, two different but related exhibitions on the ramifications of increased urban densification.
Surrounded by woods on the outskirts of Aarhus, Denmark, the new Moesgaard Museum (MOMU), designed by Danish firm, Henning Larsen Architects (HLA), offers a new perspective on the role of the museum as a public space.