This month's selection of upcoming exhibitions and events features future visions of housing in the UK, a new platform for investigating the intersection between economies and the built environment, and a new exhibition from the Danish Architecture Centre praising the work on engineers. There’s also a showing of the Alvin Boyarsky drawing collection which charts the early work of contemporary notable architects plus an update on this year’s World Architecture Festival.
Liling Ceramic Art City is a new city section entirely devoted to ceramic art. Not a regular city, but a special city, where the relationship between architecture, urban space, the material made by the company and industrial tradition merge into one
First off, Dame Zaha Hadid becomes the first woman to win RIBA’s Royal Gold Medal in her own right. Then, the Venice Architecture Biennale proposes a bold theme for next year’s event, Herzog and de Meuron’s latest design in North America, and the winner of the Finlandia Architecture Prize. Finally we’re introducing the new Dean for the Yale School of Architecture and showing a unique new perspective on the construction of BIG’s new West 57th courtscraper.
Frank O. Gehry was born in Toronto, Canada, in 1929 and moved to Los Angeles in 1947. He received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Southern California in 1954 and then studied City Planning at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in Massachusetts until 1957. Returning to the West Coast he worked for several firms before opening his own practice Frank O. Gehry and Associates, Inc., in Los Angeles in 1962. The Gehry partnership, Gehry Partners, LLP, was formed in 2001.
Download images of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Berlin by Swiss architects E2A. The building is an uncompromizing homage to the cool and elegant modernist, glass-and-steel structures of the 1960s, referencing in particular the work Mies van der Rohe.