EXPO ASTANA … part 2 …

Inigo Bujedo Aguirre’s essay on the pavilions of EXPO 2017 in Astana is now complete: with a tour of the city and more pavilions of varying complexity. Many wide screens to contemplate and a host of worthy statistics from each nation. ©Inigo Bujedo Aguirre Austrian Pavilion UAE Pavilion Poland Pavilion Italy Pavilion Finland Pavilion starting… Read more »


Our colleague and intrepid adventurer Inigo Bujedo Aguirre braved the connecting flights to visit the EXPO 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan — to show us several exotic pavilions and a new train station: ©Inigo Bujedo Aguirre Astana Train Station at EXPO 2017 Kazakhstan Pavilion Spanish Pavilion UK Pavilion     Kazakhstan Pavilion Spanish Pavilion UK Pavilion

Municipal Library Bonn

The refurbishment and extension of a listed building to be used as Municipal Library and Adult Education Center. The old ‘Stadthaus’ was designed in 1926 by the architect German Bestelmeyer. Demolition of a smaller adjacent building created the extra space needed for the new entrance volume. The new building houses beside the foyer a multi-functional… Read more »


A selection of VIEW’s Japanese houses to co-incide with the Barbican Gallery exhibition until 25 June 2017. All images are ©Edmund Sumner About the Barbican show: As well as the full-size recreation of the Moriyama House, the exhibition also features a fantastical and lovingly crafted Japanese teahouse and garden designed by Terunobu Fujimori, featuring traditional… Read more »

Sally Ann Norman wins a Distinction

Warm felicitations to Sally Ann Norman who has won a Distinction in the 2017 Architekturbild/ European Architectural Photography Prize. The theme this year was “BORDERS” and the winners are chosen from a set of 4 prints, an unusual process in today’s digital globe. This competition originated in the UK [called the Tektonic Prize] but exited the country in… Read more »