At the top of the pile of stories breaking this month, BIG revealed their design for the new 2 World Trade Center in New York consisting of stacked, offset blocks. Then, the winning team has been found among the 1,715 entries in the competition for the Guggenheim Helsinki. Also, new towering development projects by Hadid and Libeskind - in Australia and Italy, respectively. And finally, Google brings in Heatherwick to vivify their London HQ project.
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This month’s exhibition guide focuses on the upcoming London Architecture Festival – a month long festival that showcases some of the UK’s most interesting and progressive architectural thinking. It features the opening of the new Serpentine Pavilion, an exhibition with a renewed look on Brutalist architecture as well as a exhibit looking back on the last ten years of designing London’s public realm. We’ve also included a new retrospective on Le Corbusier and a Danish exhibition that looks at the cultural effect of architecture in Africa.
Summer holidays being just around the corner, now's the time to plan your summer reading. For the suitcase, we've got the new Heatherwick Thames & Hudson monograph and a comprehensive study of the renewed interest among young architects in timber construction. Better suited for carry-on luggage, the recent edition of OASE dedicated to the early years of OMA, a call for collaborative, inclusive, network-driven architecture and a revised edition of Le Corbusier's seminal lecture series, Precisions.
June 01, 2015 /
This is the 3rd and final installment of our coverage of the EXPO 2015 in Milan. We have once again featured the most outstanding pavilions of this six-month global showcase of over 140 participating countries that is estimated to attract 20 million visitors. ...
May 28, 2015 /
With the theme ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ the EXPO 2015 Milan focuses on sustainable agriculture. In a three-part series, we present a selection of the most remarkable self-built national pavilions, the clusters and thematic areas, and of the non-official participants, corporate and partner pavilions. ...
May 26, 2015 /
On the 1st of May the EXPO 2015 in Milan opened its gates to visitors after the seven-year period of planning and construction. In a comprehensive three-part feature, we will present the most architecturally, structurally and thematically fascinating pavilions of this tradition-rich, quad-annual and more than 160-year-old event. ...
May 21, 2015 /
This month's top stories comes out of the Netherlands: OMA gets the go-ahead on stacked hotel in Amsterdam and MVRDV chosen to design an elevated park in Seoul. Also, ADEPT and Mandaworks will reshape the Stockholm harbourfront, Hadid set to build housing project in Mexico and DS+R reveals design for their US Olympic Museum. ...
May 15, 2015 /
Among this month's stand-out exhibitions is an investigation of the drawing as a method of thought, exemplified with sketches by seminal architects from Bruno Taut to Frank Gehry. Also, intriguing investigations of the Cold War-era development in Berlin and Latin America. Finally, two different but related exhibitions on the ramifications of increased urban densification. ...