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…