Blueprint Magazine Issue 342

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In this issue, we step inside the big white box of a building that is Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s the Broad art gallery in Los Angeles. Also, in the States we visit Frank Gehry’s architecture school, Taliesin West, in the Arizona desert, and in Canada, test out Winkcreative’s new UP Express rail service that connects travelers from the airport to downtown Toronto in 25 minutes. Back in the UK, our team of esteemed architects, critics and practitioners have scoured the country in search of the very best graduate work, presented here over 29 pages. For many, though, an arts education is becoming increasingly unaffordable; Veronica Simpson profiles some of the alternatives out there, from scholarships to free, grass-roots art schools. We also meet London-based artist Kristjana Williams, a graduate of Central Saint Martins with a love for cartography, and designer Kacper Hamilton. Herbert Wright treks up to a 2275m-high mountaintop plateau in Italy to see Zaha Hadid Architects’ Messner Museum, and we head to space to meet Galina Balashova, the sole architect for the Soviet Union’s space programme. Finally, we preview some of the must-see events at London Design Festival, reveal the shortlist for this year’s Blueprint Awards, architect David Adjaye curates our diary and we review two new pieces of tech, Jawbone’s UP3 and Punkt.’s anti-smartphone, the MP01.