In this ‘What’s New On The Bookshelf’ we bring you our top picks from over the summer period. Topics include verticality during the modernist and post-modernist movements, a look into spatiality through the medium of painting, typography in the urban sphere, and a monograph on German powerhouse firm, Sauerbruch Hutton. Read more by following the link!
Designed by Durbach Block Jaggers, in collaboration with BVN Architecture, the UTS Thomas Street Building animates a back street in Sydney’s Ultimo. Conceived as a garden sanctuary within a dense inner-city suburb, this joyfully crafted building offers respite from its tough surrounds.
The recently completed Bomnong L’or centre in Sihanoukville, Cambodia reinterprets vernacular Khmer architecture with an innovative concrete casting technique using fabric formwork. The new community centre was designed by architects Orkidstudio in collaboration with engineers StructureMode and local Khmer seamstresses.
The next generation of architects emerging from Africa, how public space is changing South America, a new initiative at the Danish Architecture Centre promoting emerging offices are just some of the exciting exhibitions that are going on this month. Also, we’re presenting the first ever London Design Biennale and a multi-disciplinary exhibition that features a collaboration between architects and filmmakers in Venice.
Earlier this summer, the world’s most popular gallery for modern art completed an ambitious expansion project, adding 60% more space for visitors. But the resulting building, Tate Modern’s new Switch House, is about more than square meters.