Blueprint Magazine Issue 343

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In this issue, we take a look inside SANAA’s latest building, a sinuous curved-glass affair that slopes through the landscape of Grace Farms, home to a minority evangelical Christian movement in Connecticut. We take a look back in time and revisit the work of two very different modernist masters; Eileen Gray’s recently restored E-1027 house on the Cote d’Azur and Adolf Loos’ interiors in Pilsen. We meet Sparth, the French-born creative director and concept designed for Halo 5 and Ian Schrager, the man behind legendary New York nightclub Studio 54. In a truly international issue, we travel to the first Chicago Architecture Biennial, reflect on the weird and wonderful structures that pop up and burn down at the annual Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada, visit a new school for the creative arts in Mexico City and preview Foster + Partners ambitious Droneport Project that aims to deliver urgent supplies to remote areas in Africa. We also look back at our highlights from London Design Festival and review exhibitions ranging widely from an Eames retrospective and Banky’s Dismaland to a showstopper of Russian spacecraft and a reincarnation of Random International’s Rain Room. Finally, we bring you all the news, winners and runners-up from our second Blueprint Awards, celebrated with a bang at Shoreditch’s Village Underground last month.