Drawing inspiration from the nearby Sea of Bamboo Park of Yixing, this theater of the city of Wuxi rises close to Lake Taihu as a permanente venue for The House of Dancing Water, a show written and directed by Franco Dragone.
A work of the London firm headed by Steven Chilton, the circular building seats an audience of 2,000 under a huge metal roof composed of triangular golden pieces of anodized aluminum that create a play of lights and shadows the way lattices do. It is perimetrally held up by 365 thin and slanting white steel columns that deliberately act as a screen, interfering in the visual connection between the interior and the surroundings. In this way, roof and columns provide shade over the surface of the facade.
analyzes in each issue a theme related to a city, a country, a tendency or an
architect, with articles by leading specialists complemented by commentary on works
and projects illustrated in detail. Published bilingually, with Spanish and English
texts placed side by side.
covers current topics, taking stock of recent trends in set sections: cover story,
works and projects, art and culture, books, technique and innovation. From 2013
on, monthly and bilingual, with Spanish and English texts printed side by side.
is the third member of the AV family: a bilingual publication essentially focussed
on design projects (with special attention on competitions and construction details),
heretofore only laterally dealt with in the other two magazines.