Blueprint - No. 290 - May 2010

Blueprint - No. 290 - May 2010
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Publication Date May 2010
Description This month Blueprint features Thomas Heatherwick’s stunning British pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo on the cover. The UK Government’s hope is that the building will shrug off China’s Victorian-era perception of the UK and celebrate it as a ‘vibrant and dynamic country’. Though, as Peter Kelly, this posturing bears no relation to reality of what design, architecture or sculpture can achieve. Kelly visited Heatherwick in his studio to discuss his experimental approach to design and sculpture. In Italy, the architectural legacy of previous governmental regimes has left a slew of architectural monuments with a dark history peppering the country. Dan Dubowitz presents a photo essay of how these once taboo sites are slowly becoming accepted and redeveloped while Tim Abrahams discusses how the buildings have atoned for their past and what the future may hold for them. Luca Molinari introduces four young Italian practices that have set up outside of their homeland in self-imposed exile, and what consequence that has for the identity of their work and practice. Ahead of the forthcoming Milan Saloni, Owen Pritchard looks at the heightened presence of the Lambrate district and asks if it provides a new model for the fair away from the bloated Zona Tortona. Caroline Roux meets architect David Kohn to discuss his careful and considered works that have led him to create installations for the Villa Belgiojoso Bonaparte for the Salone del Mobile. Also in this issue: Ron Arad relaunches his Rover Chair; Tim Abrahams explores Vitrahaus and Stack architecture; Zegna celebrates 100 years, and Studio Octopi’s Gallery House. In Produce Gian Luca Amadei interviews five designers exhibiting at this years Milan Saloni and Owen Pritchard finds a strong Scandinavian influence in international designers’ work at Stockholm furniture fair. Reviews include The Situationists and the City by Tom McDonough; Crash at the Gagosian; Star City at Nottingham Contemporary; David Watkins at the V&A, and Ron Arad at London’s Barbican. Plus much more.
ISSN 9770268492046
Quantity 1
Format Magazine
Month May 2010
Language English
Publication Blueprint

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