The headlining stories this month include the winner of the 2015 RIBA Stirling Prize and the design of George Lucas’ new museum in Chicago. Also, the curators for the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale are announced, an open competition for a new Nanotechnology Center and the winners of the London Housing Crisis competition.
The photographic studio Hedrich Blessing was founded in 1929 by Ken Hedrich and Henry Blessing in Chicago USA. Since the beginning of the studio’s creation they believed in a strong relationship between photographer and architect, as well as mentorship between senior and younger photographers was established. These founding principles became the studio’s leading philosophy throughout its history.
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.