Perspective Monthly May 2013
A standing ovation
This month, we salute excellence in our annual 40 Under 40 roster of rising talent and call for more as we open up the Call For Entry for our Perspective Awards 2013. Both platforms are a wonderful way to take the temperature of the design industry, as it were — and it is always highly rewarding when we see our young 40 Under 40 talents also honoured at the Perspective Awards, whether in the same year or later.
Further afield, we also stand back in awe to see the ‘extreme design’ projects covered on pages 100-104. A minute number of people will ever get to see or experience the Antarctic research station by Hugh Broughton Architects and Aecom — and even fewer will have that chance with Foster + Partner’s lunar modules.
It’s easy to forget that amazing, jaw-dropping creativity can still be achieved when we’re surrounded by the mundane grind of the day-to-day, so we applaud all those who can still surprise and delight us.