Once again we've had a glance at some of the most noteworthy upcoming book releases. Firstly, in this month's edition, BIG's newest exhibition catalogue/monograph and a newly translated Sigurd Lewerentz monograph. Also, a look at the role of the urban left-over space in Tokyo, the architectural models of Zürich-based E2A beautifully documented and a look at how the work of Danish studio C. F. Møller relate to the notion of the welfare state.
Åke E:son Lindman is a prolific architectural photographer based in Sweden. After graduating from the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm in 1975, he started working with documentary photography. After documenting the Bo85 Housing EXPO, Lindman started focusing on architectural photography.
Among the many exciting exhibitions this month is BIG's Hot to Cold that opens in Washington D.C., an exhibition of African Modernism and one of the impossible architecture of 20th century artists opening at the MARTa Herford in Germany. Also, two very different photographic exhibitions with Iwan Baan and Hélène Binet, in Frankfurt and LA respectively, and a Kenzo Tange retrospective in Tokyo.
Download images of the Fuji Kindergarten in Tokyo, Japan by Japanese architects Tezuka Architects. The elliptical building encloses an outdoor area for exercise and assembly, while the play areas extend informally to the building's cherry-wood roofscape.
At a time of rapidly changing technology in the service of architectural design, Steven Holl's watercolors is an important reminder of just how much you can do with the simplest of means. Holl's watercolors has become his signature, a truly unique style of visualization and one that continues to inspire awe among his fellow architects.