Friday, February 9, 2018

This Week: Feb. 9, 2018

First look at renderings for Frida Escobedo's 2018 Serpentine Pavilion. (Serpentine Gallery)
This weeks most interesting stories from around the world of design. Read last weeks "This Week."
'Architect Frida Escobedo, celebrated for dynamic projects that reactivate urban space, has been commissioned to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2018. Harnessing a subtle interplay of light, water and geometry, her atmospheric courtyard-based design draws on both the domestic architecture of Mexico and British materials and history, specifically the Prime Meridian line at London’s Royal Observatory in Greenwich."

"Frida Escobedo (b. 1979, Mexico City) founded her practice in 2006, after four years as co-director of the architectural firm Perro Rojo. Her award-winning work has focused mainly on reactivating urban spaces that are considered to be residual or forgotten."

Read the full story on the Serpentine Gallery website.

The new Foro Boca Concert Hall in Veracruz, Mexico. (Iker Gil)

Interview with Michel Rojkind on his Foro Boca Concert Hall in Veracruz, Mexico

"One of the first key aspects was to turn the nearby breakwater into a pedestrian space. Also, the building entrance, besides being protected from the strong north winds, is connected to a series of public spaces. As the mayor had already chosen granite for the boulevard, we included it in our project so that the boulevard would go right into the building. Our aim was to make sure that the public spaces were considered as important as the building..."

Read the full interview by Iker Gil and Julie Michiels at The Architect's Newspaper - Michel Rojkind on his raw and powerful Foro Boca concert hall in Veracruz

SpaceX Launches Largest Rocket Since the Saturn V, and Gets Most of it Back!

Just watch these videos, and read more on the SpaceX website. Yes, that is a Tesla Roadster in space, and yes, those are twin rockets simultaneously landing themselves.