news_019 > update_11.07.2009
Boidus feature the Corners project in a review online: "... the work is extremely sensitive to its site and the renderings produced are amazing."
news_018 > update_01.06.2009
Dune featured in »Second Holcim Awards – Sustainable Construction 2008/2009« – out now
This 220-page large-format book »commemorates the second cycle of the Holcim Awards, conducted by the Swiss-based Holcim Foundation. It features in-depth articles, photographic presentations and interviews on the 15 projects from all regions of the world that qualified for the Global Holcim Awards 2009, and project descriptions of all 52 projects that received Awards, Acknowledgement or “Next Generation” prizes in the five regional Holcim Awards competitions in 2008.« We've ordered a copy - more information to follow as soon as we get it.
news_017 > update_25.05.2009
magnuslarsson.com is finally up and running again, after what seems like an eternity of hosting issues. Some recent news will be added to this page as soon as possible. Thanks to Andy Moreno for swiftly responding to the situation.
news_016 > update_07.05.2009
DUNE on Italian radio
Magnus Larsson was recently interviewed by Italian Lifegate Radio's Natascia Gargano about »DUNE - Arenaceous Anti-desertification Architecture« - you can listen to it here: desert 25-05-09.mp3.
news_015 > update_07.05.2009
Slashdot covers DUNE
Writes Bridgette Steffen: »In attempt to slow down desertification, a student at London's Architectural Association has proposed a 6000 km sandstone wall that will not only act as a break across the Sahara Desert, but also serve as refugee shelter. Last fall it won first prize in the Holcim Foundation's Awards for Sustainable Construction, and will use bacteria to solidify the sandstone.«
150+ comments (and counting) can be found here: http://news.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/05/06/2252202&art_pos=1
news_014 > update_07.05.2009
Wired covers DUNE
Read Katie Scott's feature on »DUNE - Arenaceous Anti-desertification Architecture« here.
news_013 > update_07.05.2009
DUNE in the news
A number of publications and websites, including the blogs of Jason Kottke and acclaimed geologist/writer Michael Welland, trend forecasters PSFK and Trendhunter, and online versions of newspapers such as the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times, have recently run stories on the »DUNE - Arenaceous Anti-desertification Architecture« project. Some of our favourites are listed below:
Some are more fun than others:
And some are in intriguing languages:
news_012 > update_19.04.2009
Due to upcoming building works, the studio recently moved from our beloved space in Ebenezer St to new premises in Hoxton St.
news_011 > update_19.04.2009
DUNE on BLDGBLOG
Geoff Manaugh features »DUNE - Arenaceous Anti-desertification Architecture« in a beautiful write-up on his BLDGBLOG website.
news_010 > update_19.04.2009
Out of Water invitation
Magnus Larsson's »DUNE - Arenaceous Anti-desertification Architecture« has been invited to partake in the Out of Water exhibition in Toronto, Canada: http://bureaueast.com/wordpress/?p=174
news_009 > update_10.03.2009
Magnus Larsson gives a talk at the Material Fusion seminar at the Swedish Exhibition Centre in Gothenburg on 10 March, 2009. Other invited presenters include Nike's Senior Creative Director Kasey Jarvis, and Adriaan Beukers, who is Professor of Composite Materials and Structures in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology. More information here: http://www.materialfusion.se/
news_008 > update_19.04.2009
On the move
We recently moved into Studio 9 in 20 Ebenezer St, London N1.
news_007 > update_19.04.2009
DUNE wins Holcim »Next Generation« award
»DUNE - Arenaceous Anti-desertification Architecture« won first prize (USD15,000) in the 2008 competition for the Africa/Middle East region.
news_006 > update_25.05.2009
DUNE in Forum AID
»DUNE - Arenaceous Anti-desertification Architecture« is featured in the latest issue of Forum AID magazine, in an article penned by editor-in-chief, Daniel Golling.
news_005 > update_13.01.2008
Magnus Larsson essay on photographer David Maisel's latest collection, »Library of Dust«, published (in Swedish) in Dagens Nyheter: http://www.dn.se/dnbok/bokrecensioner/david-maisel-foto-library-of-dust-1.479175
news_004 > update_26.10.2008
Magnus Larsson's essay on crowdsourcing is published (in Swedish) in Dagens Nyheter. A few comments in Swedish can be found here and here and here , one in English here. The newspaper commissioned students from the Beckmans school of design to illustrate the article; original illustration above by Hanna Andersson.
news_003 > update_01.07.2008
Say hello to magnuslarsson.com. Thanks to Andy Moreno for being the best code whiz kid on the planet - if it wasn't for the fact he's off to live the dream as a diving instructor in the Philippines, we'd tell you to hire him.
news_002 > update_01.06.2008
Select Collection opens
Magnus Larsson recently finished the interior design of a 150m2 split-level boutique office/showroom for Swedish travel agency Select Travel in 62 South Audley St, Mayfair, London W1, UK. Pictures can be found here. The Swedish Chamber of Commerce dubs it an »exquisite and exotic« space: http://www.scc.org.uk/index.php?page=news&l=1&newsid=73&from=25
news_001 > update_07.12.2007
A sneak preview of our new interior for Select Travel in London: