We hear the same stories in cities everywhere - of public assets lost to developers, of families driven to the urban fringe by exorbitant rent, of long-lasting communities erased to give way to luxury apartments. Counteracting these global trends, Bacton Low Rise Estate stands as a beacon of hope in our bleak housing climate.
Didn’t get a chance to see the Danish Pavilion at last year’s biennale? Well don’t worry as the exhibition is making its first stop post-Venice at the Utzon centre in Denmark. There’s also new retrospectives on the work on of Chinese Pritzker winner, Wang shu, and British pioneer, Sir Peter Cook. All this and more in this month’s What’s On guide to architecture exhibitions and events.
Crescent Head is a quintessential Australian beach town, lying partway along New South Wales’ north coast. Renowned for its iconic beach - and its excellent surf break - it thrums with out-of-towners in the summer, and quietens down in the winter. At its heart lies a community of around a thousand residents – the locals who call this place home.
Rasmus Hjortshøj is a trained architect and photographer specialising in architectural and landscape photography. Based in Copenhagen, he has worked in architectural offices like 3XN, SLETH and COBE and eventually opened his own practice - COAST - combining architectural design, planning, research and the visual portrayal of the built environment.
January has been a big month in the architecture world - the next Biennale curators were announced, the Mies van der Rohe nominees unveiled, and Havard have started offering architecture courses for free! All that and more in this month’s news round up.