Blueprint 306 - September 2011

Having been in print almost 30 years, Blueprint has become known as one of the leading monthly magazines for archtiecture and design. Following its recent make-over, the magazines clean, large-format design sets it apart from many other magazines and features the finest critisicm, news and feature writing on design and architecture accompanied by photography and illustration of the highest standard. Aimed at both professionals and non-professionals alike, the magazine takes the approach that different design principles, such as fashion, product, furniture and architecture, can share concepts and ideas.

This months issue takes a roundup of the best work of the 2011 Degree Shows, looking at some of the best architecture and design work from students both at home and abroad - some names to watch for in the future!

In profile, Blueprint takes a look at the German architect Ole Scheeren, who's become both a
figurative and literal poster boy for Asian architecture. He speaks to Alex Warnock-Smith on his near-celebrity status, the differences between designing Western and Far Eastern buildings and his vision for the future of his business.

Back on this side of the water, they take a look at the new Serpentine Pavaillion in Hyde Park, created by leading Swiss architect, Peter Zumthor, who teamed up with Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf to create a walled garden in a large, black structure. Between them, Caroline Roux and Corinne Julius discuss both Zumthor and Oudolf’s contribution to this year’s Pavilion.

Finally, this months View Junya Ishimagmi talks to NatreWannathepsakul about his installation at the Barbican; Paul Smith talks to Bluprint about his new student design project at Nottingham Trent University; Johnny Tucker discusses Ron Arad's newest piece at the Roundhouse and Erik Spiekermann discusses right brain/left brain theory and its effect on designers in his monthly Achtung! column.

Both in-store and online, this September issue of Blueprint is available now!



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