With its chalk cliffs and its bright green meadows, the French region of Normandy offers stunning scenery but also iconic local produce. It’s in this unique landscape that cider producer Guillaume Capelle grows apples, the local fruit, to make the world-famous Calvados brandy.
Meanwhile, Pierre Marie is hoping for a good season for scallop fishing – another emblematic product of Normandy, along with Isigny butter and caramels. For the latter two to see the light of day, dairy farmer Pierre Aubril pampers his Normandy cows, who produce up to 1,200 litres of 100 percent organic milk every day.
Financial Times (February 27, 2023) – F1 is undergoing a kind of revolution, with new rules, new tech, new teams, and new fans – boosted by the Netflix show Drive to Survive. Ahead of the first race of the season in Bahrain, the FT goes behind the scenes at the McLaren Technology Centre, where the team is competing to get their cars back to the front of the grid.
February 28, 2023: UK and EU leaders strike a deal on the Northern Ireland protocol. Plus: Belarus’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, arrives in Beijing for a three-day visit; China’s plans to build Asia’s largest observatory; and the latest transport news.
February 27, 2023: A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, how to win the war in Ukraine, Joe Biden’s sensible new border policies (11:15) and Nigeria’s scorpion trade (15:30).
ARSCRONICA (February 27, 2023) – “It’s just a peaceful, wonderful experience, beautifully explained, both vocally and in type at the top of the screens,” says Derek Hutcheson Du Chap, a decorator visiting from Glasgow. David Hockney’s first immersive show opens to the public in London offering a hypnotic, multi-sensory journey through the British artist’s decades-long career, from sun-drenched California swimming pools to the Normandy countryside. (AFP)
Launching our programme with a collaboration with David Hockney in February 2023, we invite the world’s leading creative minds to use our vast space and revolutionary technology to create something completely new.
Lightroom is located in King’s Cross on Lewis Cubitt Square, adjacent to Coal Drops Yard and Central St Martin’s. The innovative showspace was designed by 59 Productions in close collaboration with Haworth Tompkins, who have designed the venue as a sister space to the award-winning Bridge Theatre. Along with a generous Foyer and gift shop, the space also contains a bar and seating area in collaboration with St John.
LOCATED IN THE WEST CATSKILLS OF NEW YORK STATE IS THE 497-ACRE CRYSTAL LAKE WILD FOREST WHICH INCLUDES A 32-ACRE MAN-MADE LAKE, SEEPS AND STREAMS, WETLANDS AND AN OLD BEAVER POND. THE LAKE SHORE AND SURROUNDING MOIST WOODLAND PROVIDE HABITATS FOR TRILLIUMS, WILD LEEKS, JACK-IN-THE-PULPITS AND DUTCHMAN’S BRITCHES. THE LAKE IS SURROUNDED BY ROLLING HILLS (HIGHEST ELEVATION 1,980 FEET), QUITE STEEP ALONG ITS EASTERN SHORE. THE ECOLOGY OF THE FOREST IS HOME TO HUNDREDS OF TYPES OF INDIGENOUS SPECIES OF PLANETS, FLOWERS AND TREES AS WELL AS WILDLIFE AND INSECTS UNIQUE TO THE REGION OF THE WEST CATSKILLS.
THE CRYSTAL LAKE PAVILION IS DESIGNED TO BE USED FOR MEDITATION AND YOGA CLASSES AS WELL AS GROUP THERAPY. THE PAVILION IS A SITE-SPECIFIC WORK, EMBRACING THE SURROUNDING NATURAL ENVIRONMENT THROUGH ITS ALL GLASS SKIN AND STRUCTURAL TRANSPARENCY. ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY BOAT, THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE PAVILION IS AN ALL TIMBER FRAME STRUCTURE WITH LIGHT STEEL CONNECTIONS AND A STANDING SEAM STEEL ROOF. UTILIZING A TRADITIONAL KING POST METHOD OF TIMBER CONSTRUCTION,
THE BUILDING IS COMPOSED OF A SERIES OF HEAVY TIMBERS JOINED TOGETHER WITH LAP JOINTS AND PEGGED MORTISE AND TENON JOINTS. THE DOMINANT STRUCTURAL FEATURE OF THE PAVILION IS THE BUILDING’S CENTER POST WHICH CANTILEVERS OFF A SINGLE SOLID CONCRETE PIER SET INTO THE LAKE BED. THE LAKE PAVILION APPEARS TO BE FLOATING OVER THE LAKE SURFACE WHILE REFLECTING ITS TRIANGULATED ROOF PRESENTING AN OPTICAL ILLUSION OF WEIGHTLESSNESS.
The Architectural Review (March 2023) – This issue brings together the winners and nominees of the W Awards, celebrating exemplary work by women and non-binary people around the world. We explore the expansive bodies of work of the founder of the CCA and winner of the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize for Contribution to Architecture, Phyllis Lambert, and co-founder of SANAA and winner of the Jane Drew Prize for Architecture, Kazuyo Sejima. And in its inaugural year, the Prize for Research in Gender and Architecture is awarded to Part W for their mapping project, Women’s Work.
This issue also includes the work of the architects shortlisted for the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture – recognising emerging talent in architects under the age of 45 from around the world – and the MJ Long Prize for Excellence in Practice, which celebrates architects who are working in UK‑based practices, with a focus on their role in the design and delivery of a recently completed project.