Empower Shack is an ongoing research-based project heralded by Urban-Think Tank, seeking practical and enduring solutions to improve the living conditions of informal settlements in Cape Town.
Designed by Australian studio CO-AP, Camperdown Childcare Center is located down an unassuming back street in Sydney’s inner-west. Sheltered within a former warehouse, the center exemplifies the delight that can be found from adapting older structures for new programs and purposes.
What’s New on the Bookshelves brings you the latest in architectural publishing. This month, you’ll find an unexpected blueprint to the criminal possibilities in the world all around us in, A Burglar's Guide to the City, as well as a look at the emerging talents coming out of the United Kingdom. Also, a new look at the relationship and possibilities between landscape and urbanism plus a new way of mapping urban space. Finally, we’re bringing you a monograph of the great Australian architect, Peter Stutchbury.
Shumi Bose, Jack Self and Finn Williams have been selected as the curatorial team for this year’s British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. In response to Biennale curator, Alejandro Aravena‘s call for proposals under the theme ‘Reporting from the Front’, the team proposed the exhibition ‘Home Economics’, a reflection on the home as the contemporary frontline of British architecture. Arcspace editor-in-chief, Robert Martin, recently sat down with them to find out more about the concept behind the pavilion as part of an ongoing series Venice Biennale interview series.
OMA’s Garage Museum of Contemporary Art offers the simultaneous reimagination and preservation of the 1968 Vremena Goda Pavilion, a Soviet canteen in Moscow’s Gorky Park. Translated as Seasons of the Year, architect Igor Vinogradsky’s Vremena Goda had been languishing in dereliction since the 1990’s, until it was recently designated as the new home for Garage, and the centre of Moscow’s latest cultural precinct.