Issue#03—2012
Issue#03—2012

Issue#03—2012

The summer has come and gone and the glory of the Olympics still lingers in the memory, only to be brought back to reality with a jolt by the thoughts of the impending long dark nights of winter.

Let’s try to stretch those positive vibes from summer a bit longer by browsing through the latest edition of HDG magazine.

We feature the GAGA winners that include, as always, an interesting mix of projects. Despite serving totally different design briefs, this year’s winners seem to share a social aspiration in bringing people together in one space. The Houl creates family space by readapting the traditional Long House, SOAR Works makes exceptional use of a difficult site and incorporates shared working space at the heart of its design philosophy. Garsington Pavilion takes innovative engineering to a new level by providing a temporary, demountable world class opera venue in the heart of the English countryside. And to top it all, Catmose Campus poses all sorts of questions on how to take the design and build of our schools into a new era with a modular “system build” ethos that can be implemented wherever it is needed.

Our final two articles include a Swiss interpretation of modern living combining the intervention from an artist to provide ‘selfgenerating alchemy for the steel façade’ and a new home for the largest collection of Salvador Dali’s work outside of Europe. Those winter chills have faded…

GAGA 2012

This year has seen another eclectic set of submissions across the whole spectrum of the construction sector, lending even more credence to galvanizing‘s suitability for any project – be it industrial or high-end in nature. Having gone through the difficult…

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Modern Housing in Switzerland

The Swiss architects L3P have taken an interesting step away from the orthadox approach of designing two free-standing houses. They have taken the basic form of a pair of typical semi-detached houses and recreated a new relationship between two separate…

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Salvador Dali Museum

Located on a peninsula between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida’s St. Petersburg – a city that has earned the nickname “God’s waiting room” for its popularity as a place of retirement – is perhaps not the first…

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Sculptural Bench

One of the most architecturally and culturally significant locations in the UK, Chatsworth House receives over 700,000 visitors per year. Positioned in a key site just off the main lawn, Corin Mellor’s sculptural bench was commissioned by the Duke of…

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