Blueprint Magazine Issue 345

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On the cover this issue we feature Herzog & de Meuron’s latest building – the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University – a stack of glass volumes concealing inside a vast, cylindrical atrium inspired by parliament buildings across the world. Elsewhere in the magazine we visit OMA’s modular glass office building, Timmerhuis, in Rotterdam and Studio Gang’s intimate, wooden Writers Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Glencoe, Illinois. From sleek contemporary architecture we then look back to the abandoned ruins of Brutalist building St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, Scotland, soon to be converted into a major arts venue, and chat to Ben Wheatley about the architecture of his latest film High Rise, an adaptation of JG Ballard’s famous dystopian novel of 1975. Our residential focus this month features a holiday home clad in charred larch by Tate Harmer and a new residential block in Shoreditch by developer Solidspace and Jaccaud Zein architects that rethinks open plan living as a series of split levels, while a collection of architects and housebuilders give their opinion on the new space standards for housing in the UK. Elsewhere, we bring you the highlights from the Spring furniture fairs, a new identity for Tate Modern from graphic design maestro Peter Saville, meet Stockholm-based practice Tham & Videgård Arkitekter and review the RIBA’s latest exhibition on disaster relief architecture.