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).
Daily Archives: February 27, 2023
Immersive Art: ‘Bigger And Closer – David Hockney’
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.
Rural Design: Crystal Lake Pavilion, West Catskills, NY
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.
MARC THORPE DESIGN
Previews: The New Yorker Magazine – March 6, 2023
The New Yorker Magazine – March 6, 2023 Issue:
Can A.I. Treat Mental Illness?
New computer systems aim to peer inside our heads—and to help us fix what they find there.
The End of the English Major
Enrollment in the humanities is in free fall at colleges around the country. What happened?
Phosphorus Saved Our Way of Life—and Now Threatens to End It
Fertilizers filled with the nutrient boosted our ability to feed the planet. Today, they’re creating vast and growing dead zones in our lakes and seas.
Design: The Architectural Review – March 2023 Issue
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.
News: Nigeria Election Analysis, Political Impact Of Earthquake In Turkey
February 27, 2023: Nigerian election unpacked – the largest democratic exercise on the continent. Plus: the impact of recent earthquakes on Turkey’s leadership, the day’s newspapers and the latest arts and culture news.
Front Page: The New York Times – February 27, 2023
What Layoffs? Many Employers Are Eager to Hang On to Workers.
Despite interest rate increases meant to cool the labor market, companies outside the tech industry worry about having too few workers, not too many.
Lab Leak Most Likely Caused Pandemic, Energy Dept. Says
The conclusion, which was made with “low confidence,” came as America’s intelligence agencies remained divided over the origins of the coronavirus.
Rural Hospitals Are Shuttering Their Maternity Units
Citing costs, many hospitals are closing labor and delivery wards, expanding so-called maternity care deserts.
In Ukraine War, Talking About Peace Is a Fight of Its Own
Russia and the West have argued for months about which side is more willing to negotiate, with the world as an audience.