At a time of rapidly changing technology in the service of architectural design, Steven Holl's watercolors is an important reminder of just how much you can do with the simplest of means. Holl's watercolors has become his signature, a truly unique style of visualization and one that continues to inspire reverance and awe.
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.