via flickr: WSK_2005
25 December 2008
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14 December 2008
Michelle Kaufmann Designs
19 November 2008
05 October 2008
02 September 2008
01 September 2008
- UNStudio 62.5%
- Diller Scofidio + Renfro 25%
- LOT-EK 25%
- Asymptote 12.5%
- Hariri & Hariri 12.5%
Later we will feature a five part mini-series spotlighting these young firms, their projects and profiles. Please continue to vote in our sidebar polls and leave us your thoughts on other young firms that you would like to see featured here.
27 August 2008
25 August 2008
01:: Design Observer
This blog is our overall favorite Design blog. The design is clean, the editing is superlative and the content is always enticing.
This is one of our overall favorite blogs for design, content, navigation and features.
Another one of our top destinations for design folly is this fine blog. Let us face it the Swiss can flat out design.
A daily photo blog that offers plenty of eye candy for your design desires.
05:: David Report blog
This is perhaps the best written blog in our survey. The opinions and discourse are always worth the read.
06:: Design Sojourn
Yet another well-written eye-catching design that is well worth visiting.
Always an interesting French blog that always seems to capture our attention.
This is a straight-forward and concise blog featuring Architecture and Design among other things.
Well-rounded and robust another must have bookmark in your search of design.
10:: Design Milk
If you are into eye catching blogs with a diverse focus on design, then you have arrived.
11:: Core 77 Design Blog
Core 77 is a visually stunning blog whose main focus is on industrial design.
This is an interesting Architecture + Design blog featuring a well-crafted dark theme and ease of navigation.
This selection is a quirky, uniquely designed blog featuring all facets of design.
14:: things magazine
This intriguing blog is crafty in its writing and always makes us wonder why did not come up with the idea first. Tangential thinking never looked so good.
15:: Cool Hunting
Number fifteen features a well-designed blog that features all aspects of design.
Curbly is an easy to navigate, well-edited blog featuring commentary and insight into design.
If it is happening in Central or
An interesting Spanish blog that features a wide-range of design posts.
A daily zine featuring photos, links and a plethora of other design related items for one to peruse.
Do not let the economy of the design fool you. The content is top-notch and the links are always worth a look.
26 July 2008
19 July 2008
31 May 2008
The Storefront for Art and Architecture is taking its show on the road and is currently in London through July 27, 2008. See the exhibition poster below for details:
Storefront for Art and Architecture - POP UP London
The Big CPH Experiment flickr set
29 May 2008
22 May 2008
20 May 2008
The orchestra has been playing in the Philharmonic Hall at Kemperplatz since 1963. The original structure was designed by Hans Scharoun, and later was added to in 1987 to include the adjoining Chamber Music Hall.
Berliner Philharmoniker Site
16 May 2008
15 May 2008
09 May 2008
29 April 2008
22 April 2008
16 April 2008
14 April 2008
"Speaking at TED in 1990, the not-yet-legendary architect Frank Gehry takes a whistlestop tour of his work to date, from his own Venice Beach house to the under-construction American Center in Paris. In this 50-minute slideshow (before TED's 18-minute limit), Gehry explains the site-specific nature of his buildings -- context he felt was lost in the discussions of his then-controversial work. In this candid and funny talk, he exposes his own messy creative process ("I take pieces and bits, and look at it, and struggle with it, and cut it away...") and the way he struggles with problems ("This model on the left is pretty awful. I was ready to commit suicide when this was built ... If any of you have ideas on it, please contact me. I don't know what to do")."Frank Gehry is commonly thought of as one of the world's current starchitects. He is responsible for what has been dubbed, "The Bilboa Effect", in which urban renewal is spawned from the development of a large-scale architectural project in a once blighted area. The international acclaim of which puts a once unknown destination on the map and promotes tourism and subsequent regional development.
In 2005 he was filmed in a documentary by famed director Sydney Pollack entitled, "Sketches of Frank Gehry" that describes the polemics behind many of his most recent works.
Gehry Partners, LLP Link
13 April 2008
Arborism is a table with treeform arms. The design of the unique arms has been configured by the fractal algorithm called "Tree Curve". So the design is the same as the branch structure of a real tree. The interesting point of this design is that it was completed not by the arbitrary work of the designer but by the logic of nature itself.Please feel free to leave a comment or two.
By being adapted to urban life recently, we are now far away from natural life. In order to regain our longing natural life, I propose the rehabilitation method by living surrounded by the products of which design hold natural logic.
dezeen article on nosigner
designboom article on nosigner
12 April 2008
a+t magazine is offering an outstanding read featuring Dutch Architecture called, "DBook". The magazine itself comes from Spain and is also translated in English. Another fine architectural periodical from Europe.
NAi the Netherlands Architecture Institute is featuring a symposium of designers, artists and intellectuals similar to TED in the United States. Wiel Arets is assisting the NAi in their efforts and the program in entitled "Happening". The review runs through May 4, 2008 at the NAi in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
We also have received word that the Esherick House in Philadelphia is going up for auction. For those of you in the city of brotherly love now is your chance to purchase an amazing work by one of the all time master architects, Louis Kahn. Estimated selling price between $2-3 million US.
11 April 2008
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26 March 2008
"Pirate chair defines the need for change within the same concept. The seat is simply shaped out of one line, cushioned with an ocean blue fabric. The legs are made of coated turn wood and takes inspiration from whatever style it comes over such as bobbin, bowback, rococo, renaissance and so on.Feel free to leave a comment or two.
We have also noticed that there aren't any good locking stackable restaurant chairs on the market, so we simply made this one."
KjellgrenKaminsky Architecture Site
dezeen article on KKA's Passive Houses