In this month’s News Round Up we’ve big on transportation with two huge projects from Gottlieb Paludan Architects and Mecanoo. RIBA has just announced the best projects to come out of the UK, and Bjarke Ingels just opened his first project there. Also, Latvia announces the architect that will design their new Museum of Contemporary Art.
The Library at the Dock, by Clare Design, is a warm and welcome addition to Melbourne’s Docklands precinct. A cross between a library and a community center, it brings some much needed civic life and vitality to this new part of the city.
Rather than being defined by classic blueprints and cutting-edge renderings, architecture has become increasingly interdisciplinary and accessible to people from different fields. Storytelling is one of the ways it can be communicated to the society, and Blank Space, an online platform for architecture, use it as a key tool to bringing architects’ ideas to the wider audience.
Norwegian architects, Snøhetta, internationally renowned following the success of the innovatively traversable Oslo Opera House, have created waves in the media with the opening of their mesmerising, striated San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion in downtown San Francisco.
If summer means laying around and reading then this article is for you. We've found the hottest releases just in time for your summer vacation. In this month's On the Bookshelf we're bringing you the exhibition catalogue of the Danish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. There's also news on the innovative ways that student residences are being designed, reasons why all architects should travel through Italy, a history of landscape architecture, and a look at the ways Soviet modernism adapted throughout their empire.