Aldo Rossi's unconventional graphic experiments, a glimpse of the daily life in China's mega-cities and a Harry Seidler retrospective are only a few of the exciting exhibition highlights this month. Also, architectural drawing masterpieces from the Albertina and a unique opportunity to see the model of one of the most spectacular attempts at materializing power, the never-realized Grand Kremlin in Moscow.
Designed by Italian-born, Australian-based architect Luigi Rosselli, these truly unique residences embody the landscape and vernacular of the Australian outback.
This month, COBE wins prestigious masterplan at the Copenhagen harbourfront and BIG offers a first look at their design for the 2016 Serpentine Pavilion. Then, Calatrava to build soaring and extravagant observation tower in Dubai and MVRDV reveals their Norman masterplan. Finally, Fujimoto and Chipperfield set to reinvent Paris.
ELEMENTAL is a Chilean based architecture practice who focus on architecture work of public interest and social impact. ELEMENTAL´s director, Alejandro Aravena, was awarded this years Pritzker Prize and appointed director of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale. ELEMENTAL first made a name for themselves in 2004 with Quinta Monroy, a social housing project in the very centre of Iquique, Chile. The site had been illegally occupied by 97 families since the 1960's, who they rehoused on the same 5,000 square metre site.
On the bookshelves this month, you'll find a fascinating portrait of Ginzburg's emblematic Narkofim building as well as a retrospective Niemeyer monograph. Also, investigations on the role of landscape in terms of urbanism and a study of the visual representations of urban spatial interventions. Finally, the dubious heritage of modernism documented photographically and Hans Ulrich Obrist on the art of curating.