The hot favourite for the annual 16th RIBA Stirling Prize, Hopkins Architects’ 2012 Olympics Velodrome is a hyperbolic structure with an impressive double-curved, ultra light roof covered in red cedar wood and inspired by the race tracks. Alongside aesthetic considerations, the Velodrome is constructed with utmost care for eco-sustainability. Crane.tv chats to engineers Andrew Weir at Expedition Engineering and Klaus Bode at BDSP to hear about how they created one of the Olympic Park’s most complete structures.
"Fantastic Cities: A Colouring Book of Amazing Places Real and Imagined" is a book showing works by Canadian artist Steve McDonald.
As we discussed last month, since last June 3rd, to September 6th, you can enjoy the exhibition Constructing Worlds. Photography and Architecture in the Modern Era in the Museum of the ICO Foundation. The catalog we present today collects the work of the eighteen photographers who participate in the showing. The exhibition will remain in Madrid until September 6th. Do not miss it!
Mara Sánchez presents her book 'Lina Bo Bardi. Objects and collective actions', an investigation into the work of Lina Bo Bardi that encourages the reader to become 'creater' in order to fully discover her works.
Justin McGuirk has published a new book, Radical Cities, trip to the new Latin American architecture. It is a journey through extreme places, starting a neighborhood of social housing in Mexico, followed by Buenos Aires, Caracas, Rio's favelas, Chile to Medellin, recommended for those interested in politics, urban planning and ways of living in the XXI century.
If you weren't able to attend the book launch of 'Invenciones: Nueva York vs. Rem Koolhaas, Bernard Tschumi, Piranesi' last month in Madrid, you now have the chance to attend the second launch of José Juan Barba's latest book which will be held in Barcelona on 1st July at 7:00pm at COAC (Plaça Nova nº5, Barcelona).