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8 NEWS BOOK


Red: Architecture in Monochrome


Alvar Aalto review BOOK


Alvar Aalto (1898–1976) was “one of the most internationally oriented Finns of all time,” say the publishers of a new book ‘Aalto Beyond Finland Vol 2 – Projects, Buildings and Networks.’ It features “interna- tionally renowned” Aalto experts discussing Aalto’s work beyond Finland, through his projects, buildings and networks. The critical essays are complemented by an overview of Aalto’s travels abroad based on archival research by Teija Isohauta as well as a comprehensive illustrated list of all Aalto's known projects and buildings abroad edited by Esa Laaksonen and Silvia Micheli. The book, published by Rakennustieto Publishing the partner publication to ‘Aalto Beyond Finland. Architecture and Design’ (2015), launched at the 2nd Alvar Aalto International Seminar in Rovaniemi.


EVENTS


AWARDS Structural Awards 2018 16 November, London www.istructe.org/structuralawards


EXHIBITIONS Smart Art / Smart Cities 4 September - 29 October, London www.newlondonarchitecture.org/whats-on


‘Red: Architecture in Monochrome’ is described as a “visually rich exploration into the beauty and the drama of red in the built environment,”and a “ground breaking survey” that demonstrates the colour red’s significance in both traditional and cutting edge architecture around the world. Featuring over 150 buildings spanning almost one and a half thousand years of architectural history, the book “explores the extraordinary diversity of the colour red in architecture,” commented the publishers Phaidon. Discover a vermillion-painted temple in Kyoto dating from 711 AD, a medieval City Hall in Germany built the Red Fort in Delhi, vernacular farm build- ings in Scandinavia, a bridge in Vietnam, traditional cottages on the English coast, and temples in India.


The book showcases works by some of the world’s most notable architects including Daniel Libeskind, Jean Nouvel, MVRDV, Bjarke Ingels, Steven Holl, Frank Gehry and Tadao Ando as well as esteemed artists who explore architectural themes such as Yayoi Kusama, Anish Kapoor and Do Ho Suh. Each entry is illustrated with photography and accompanied by text that explores the function of red in the building’s design. The opening essay by Stella Paul introduces the importance of the colour red in art, social history and architecture, providing a wider historical context to this eye-catching colour. The book’s architectural content is inter- spersed with classic song lyrics and insight-


FESTIVALS World Architecture Festival 28 - 30 November, Amsterdam www.worldarchitecturefestival.com


SEMINARS Ethics in Architecture 17 October, Reading www.architecture.com/whats-on


Designing For A Changing Population 30 October, London www.architecture.com/whats-on


ful quotes relating to the colour – from famous names such as Bill Blass, Carole King, Christian Loubotin and Henri Matisse – provide unique perspectives on how red has influenced their work, while also highlighting its impact throughout popular culture.


Following the success of ‘Black: Architecture in Monochrome’, this visual compendium is a continuation of the Architecture in Monochrome series. Designed to be “perfect for architecture aficionados and all those who appreciate the aesthetics of great architecture”, ‘Red: Architecture in Monochrome’ demonstrates how red is both one of the most traditional – and the most contemporary – colours in architecture.


TRADE SHOWS UK Construction Week 9 - 10 October, Birmingham www.ukconstructionweek.com


Education Estates 16 - 17 October, Manchester www.educationestates.com


London Build Expo 23 - 24 October, London www.londonbuildexpo.com


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ADF OCTOBER 2018


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