This month's coming-soon-to-a-bookshop-near-you includes a call for reavulating the disfavored Brutalist concrete structures in Boston, comprehensive monographs on Steven Holl and Yona Friedman, a project-based survey of recent works in Swiss architecture and a compelling study of the issues of energy management in architecture.
Nestled into the rolling landscape of Grace Farms, The River building begins on a knoll and then flows down the long, gentle slope in a series of bends, forming pond like spaces on its journey.
Santiago Calatrava was born in 1951 near Valencia, Spain. He studied architecture at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and after graduating in 1974, structural engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich. In 1981 he established his own architecture and engineering firm in Zürich. Later he opened offices in Paris, Valencia, and New York.
The Qujing Culture Center, situated by a man-made lake in a newly developed district of Qujing city, contains some of China’s oldest and most precious artefacts, including a collection that dates back to the start of life on earth.
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.