Blueprint #359

Blueprint #359

Blueprint Magazine has now been bringing its readers an essential mix of critical, incisive, and entertaining architecture, design and art coverage for 30 years.

Blueprint is a premium bi-monthly, 260-page magazine, 80% of which is pure editorial lovingly produced in large format on the best quality paper, with photography and illustration of the highest standard. But its long-standing appeal is also due to the strong opinions and critical thinking, news and feature writing on design and architecture, directed at professionals and non-professionals, alike. The magazine takes a strongly contextual approach to architecture, design and art. As editor Johnny Tucker says: 'Architecture, design and art is not created and does not exist in a vacuum, but is the sum of many factors from individual and group creativity to socio-economic influences. At Blueprint we cast a critical eye over the whole story'.

In this issue everything you need to know about the Venice Architecture Biennale, from the best national pavilions to the biggest surprises and explore how Grafton Architects' Freespace' theme has come to life.

The long anticipated expansion of the Royal Academy of Arts finally opened this spring. David Chipperfield talks about the complex, careful - and sometimes contentious - project.

Also featured in this issue:

The Serpentine Pavilion designed by Frida Escobedo, aligns with the Greenwich Meridian and floating on the nearby lake Christo's The London Mustaba makes a splash.

Singapore's Marina One by Ingenhoven Architects and Gustafson Porter + Bowman.

Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners first ever New York building as part of the evolving World Trade Centre site.

Studio Olafor Eliasson's Fjordenhus in the Danish city of Vejle.