Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s new central library in Christchurch, New Zealand, is a made-for-place masterpiece that is inspired by the local culture and landscape. It’s also built to stand up against earthquakes.
Pointing to the example set by cities like Seoul, London and Los Angeles, Alex Josephson and Nicola Spunt of Toronto architecture firm Partisans make a case for the appointment of a Chief Design Officer on the eve of Toronto’s mayoral election.
In Hertfordshire, England, the ruins of an 18th century cottage have been converted into a contemporary studio by Kate Darby and and David Connor. But the home’s ancient bones, and the stories they tell, have been preserved.