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Beacons of utility

At home with the Eameses

From power plants to sewage works, a new wave of public works projects is harnessing architecture to elevate the typology and better engage the public

The iconic home of Charles and Ray Eames, in California’s Pacific Palisades, is in dire need of preservation. Anthea Gerrie heads west to explore

Out of this world

Piano forte

At home with Blueprint

CONTENTS

REVIEW

186 Seminar In association with Minotti, we bring together key designers to discuss the convergence of contemporary interior design across sectors

192 Exhibition Johnny Tucker casts a critical eye over the V&A’s transportthemed blockbuster, Cars

194 Exhibition The Centre Pompidou’s Christian Boltanski show explores the breadth of the French artist’s work

196 Exhibition Matthew Ponsford reports from the Royal Academy’s climateconscious exhibition, Eco-Visionaries

198 Triennale Herbert Wright brings us all the highlights from the dense and thoughtful Lisbon Architecture Triennale

204 From the archives We return to September 2002 and a look at the ‘future’ of mobility... featuring the Segway

OMA’s School of Science and Sport for Brighton College is a celebration of activity, learning and architecture — sadly, too, of elite private education

Following the tragic collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Renzo Piano is busy creating an elegant new replacement for his hometown

Veronica Simpson takes us from Rotterdam to Kent as we explore Mei Architects’ waterfront Fenix I Loft Apartments and ACME’s playful Bumpers Oast

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