The headlining stories this month include BIG's proposal for an unknown media client somewhere in the Persian Gulf and the design of Hadid's massive new Beijing passenger terminal. Also, another twisted design from MVRDV, Koolhaas gets an offer he probably won't refuse and Obama's possible future Presidential Library.
Peter Zumthor’s ‘Buildings and Projects 1985-2013' is the first comprehensive monograph on Zumthor's work for more than a decade and a half. Incidentally - albeit not surprisingly - it was well worth the wait. This gorgeous five-volume Leviathan of a book set convincingly connects the dots in the exceptional oeuvre of a master of craftsmanship and atmosphere.
Once again we've had a glance at some of the most noteworthy upcoming book releases. Firstly, in this month's edition, BIG's newest exhibition catalogue/monograph and a newly translated Sigurd Lewerentz monograph. Also, a look at the role of the urban left-over space in Tokyo, the architectural models of Zürich-based E2A beautifully documented and a look at how the work of Danish studio C. F. Møller relate to the notion of the welfare state.
Åke E:son Lindman is a prolific architectural photographer based in Sweden. After graduating from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm in 1975, he started working with documentary photography. After documenting the Bo85 Housing EXPO, Lindman started focusing on architectural photography.
Among the many exciting exhibitions this month is BIG's Hot to Cold that opens in Washington D.C., an exhibition of African Modernism and one of the impossible architecture of 20th century artists opening at the MARTa Herford in Germany. Also, two very different photographic exhibitions with Iwan Baan and Hélène Binet, in Frankfurt and LA respectively, and a Kenzo Tange retrospective in Tokyo.