Issue No.300 // 31 August 2010
 
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Fresh flood of visitors in Venice

12th International Architecture Exhibition opens under watchful gaze of first female director

Once again safe in the hands of an architect, this weekend saw the grand opening of Mostra Internazionale di Architettura – The 12th International Architecture Exhibition – directed by Kazuyo Sejima. Taking the defining role with aplomb, Sejima opened the festival as the first woman to direct the Architecture Sector of the Biennale. Recently awarded the Pritzker Prize (with Ryue Nishizawa) for ‘architecture that is simultaneously delicate and powerful, precise and fluid, ingenious but not overly or overtly clever’, the Japanese architect will be directing the festival over the coming months.....more

Altered state
Manhattan's iconic skyline at risk: Change is good. But not all change is equal. And this is precisely why New Yorkers are largely opposed to a 67-storey office tower to be built in the shadow of the Empire State Building, where it will dramatically alter......more

Framed views on the Dutch landscape
Drost + van Veen architects realise nature-education centre at the lakeside: Nature-education centre ‘The Oostvaarders’ is situated in a unique nature reserve in Europe: The Oostvaardersplassen in Almere, The Netherlands. The building is constructed at a.....more

Material discipline
Dismantled pickle barrels and regional, reclaimed wood used in university extension: The University of Minnesota Duluth has instituted a new building for its Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering (BSCE). The new building provides approx.....more

A lesson in C-shaped homes
Private residence in Crystal Cove blends intimate interiors with sheltered courtyards: SeaCrest is a secluded residential build by Robert Hidey Architects, situated in the private community of Crystal Cove, California. The project reflects the American......more

Taastrup Theater takes centre stage
Danish community theatre receives a much needed sprucing up from COBE: Taastrup Theater in Copenhagen has recently undergone a renovation and extension project, courtesy of architecture firm COBE. The key focus of the project......more

Hole in one....
Green light for temporary Water Polo Arena at site of London Olympics 2012: With construction currently on track and under budget for the London 2012 Olympic Games, it comes as no surprise that designs for a temporary Water Polo Arena by......more

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