Welcome to summer arcspace readers! If you need to cool off, why not visit an architecture exhibition? We've selected the best from around the world so you don't have to. First up, we have a season of events around the theme 'Power and Architecture' and a discussion on how to maintain democratic values while adapting to the requirements of a high-risk society. There's also the opening of the much anticipated Serpentine Pavilion in London which has been designed by BIG. Finally, the biggest event in Europe architecture, The Mies Van Der Rohe prize, opens an exhibition showcasing the prized entrants from this years' awards.
Sited on a remote strip of land between a lake and a eucalyptus forest, Guna House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen effectively combines a rigorous geometric approach with a thorough knowledge of site, materiality, and program into a coherent architectural statement.
arcspace.com is run by the Danish Architecture Centre, who is also commissioner for the Danish pavilion at the Venice Biennale. As part of the Danish Architecture Centre's coverage of the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale, arcspace.com brings you exclusive interviews with the curators and leading practitioners around Denmark in the lead up to the opening this Friday.
The historic English cities of Oxford and Cambridge create an intimidating backdrop for the insertion of contemporary architecture. Herzog and de Meuron’s new Blavatnik School of Government rises to the challenge with confident geometry and elegant detailing.