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.
Over the last 5 years, Anish Kapoor's studios in London's south have been transformed by Caseyfierro architects.
Welcome to summer arcspace readers! If you need to cool off, why not visit an architecture exhibition? We've selected the best from around the world so you don't have to. First up, we have a season of events around the theme 'Power and Architecture' and a discussion on how to maintain democratic values while adapting to the requirements of a high-risk society. There's also the opening of the much anticipated Serpentine Pavilion in London which has been designed by BIG. Finally, the biggest event in Europe architecture, The Mies Van Der Rohe prize, opens an exhibition showcasing the prized entrants from this years' awards.
Sited on a remote strip of land between a lake and a eucalyptus forest, Guna House by Pezo von Ellrichshausen effectively combines a rigorous geometric approach with a thorough knowledge of site, materiality, and program into a coherent architectural statement.