In the round-up this time around, Snøhetta wins Le Monde HQ, a deadline finally set on the Elbharmonie and Nouvel feels slandered as his Paris Philharmonie nears completion. Also, Coop Himmelb(l)au completes museum in Lyon, DS+R gets commission in Massachusetts and Allied Works lifts the veil on their Veteran Museum in Ohio.
Melbourne based photographer Shannon McGrath trained in fine arts and photography at RMIT University and has also taught photography at the same institute. Shannon has had her own practice for the last 12 years, concentrating on architecture and interior design with a growing interest in furniture, lighting, industrial design and fine art photography.
This year starts off with several interesting book releases, including the complete works of Spanish minimalist Campo Baeza as well as a well-grounded call for a radically new tectonic understanding in architecture. Also, a collection of the most controversial buildings of our time and the present state and future of space design.
The first volume of Taschen's monograph on the widely celebrated and wildly controversial Austrian artist and architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser - known for his colourful and child-like paintings and his organic architectural designs - paints an inspirational portrait of one of the most prolific artists of the 20th century.
Once again, we've picked a few of the most exciting exhibitions for you to visit this month. Get a unique insight into the progressive Russian avant-garde at the Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin or visit the Studio Mumbai solo-exhibition in Bordeaux. Also, historical exhibitions on the tall ambitions that has shaped the Frankfurter skyline at the DAM, as well as the architectural and planning research during World War II at the MAXII in Rome.