Students, teachers, and professionals gathered in Vienna Thursday evening to celebrate the International VELUX Award for architecture students.
Monthly Archive: October 2014
Highlights from this year’s convention in the Big Easy.
For too long, simultaneous equations and quadratic formulas have lain neglected and unloved in textbooks at the back of disused school lockers.
This fall, retail students in Eunju Yoon’s Visual Merchandising class designed window displays for the Weisman Art Museum gift shop. The theme? Made in Minnesota – a nod to the University’s fall campaign and Midwestern maker culture. Yoon encouraged he…
Lernert & Sander’s charming film for fashion house COS draws the viewer deeper into the fabric of the brand’s AW14 collection.
The concept behind the new Issey Miyake flagship store on London’s Brook Street, explains Tokujin Yoshioka, is ‘ambivalence’.
To mark the UN IPPC’s 5th assessment on climate change Olafur Eliasson has created Ice Watch , a vast installation which sees him transporting 100 tonnes of ice from the Nuup Kangerlua Fjord outside Nuuk in Greenland, to Copengagen’s City Hall Square.
Main picture: Philips Wing. Photo: Ronald Tilleman.
The Philips Wing, formerly called the Fragments Building, unites a number of previous expansions to the main building to create a space for temporary exhibitions as well as a new restaurant. It opens on 1 November with an exhibition on 20th century photography, and from February, a showcase of Rembrandt.
Rijksmuseum – 2014 – John Lewis Marshall
Similarly to the main museum, finished last year, Cruz y Ortiz has created a light-filled, double-height atrium with mini versions of the white chandelier-like grates. On one side of the atrium is a 17th century wall, which once belonged to a castle in the Dutch city of Breda, before bring saved and reinstated in Amsterdam by the Rijksmuseum’s original architect Pierre Cuypers. The entrance has been reoriented to face the main building and a new Asian pavilion, while a staircase leads up to the exhibition spaces on the first floor.
Philips Wing. Photo: Ronald Tilleman
The 13 exhibition rooms, used for the past ten years as a temporary gallery while the main museum underwent its renovation, have been left as uncomplicated, white spaces, connected on either side of the atrium by a sweeping balcony. Elsewhere, Dutch firm Studio Drift has installed Shylight, a moving light system consisting of five petticoat-like lamps that move up and down an old 18th century staircase at the rear of the gallery.
Philips Wing. Photo: Ronald Tilleman
Director general of the Rijksmuseum Wim Pijbes describes the new Philips Wing as ‘an extra surprise’ to the museum. ‘I see it as a museum itself, it’s not just an extra wing,’ he says.
It all hangs – quite literally – on the ceiling, in 3Gatti’s undulating design for SND’s store in Chongqing.
How many College of Design faculty and alumni does it take to create a park? Fourteen contributed to the mission, vision, design, and implementation of recently-opened Whitetail Woods Regional Park, Dakota County’s first new park in thirty years. The c…
Design duo Scholten & Baijings – the ambassadors of Dutch Design Week 2014 – carefully compiled an exhibition in the Klokgebouw.
Situated on a farm in Chiba, the Dream Dairy Farm Restaurant by Moriyuki Ochiai Architects is a contemporary outfit in touch with it’s rustic roots.
In a landscape of artists who analyse the internet through their work, Celia Hempton’s paintings stand out as a direct and unfussy representation of online culture.
Korean firm JOHO Architecture has completed renovations to a deteriorating property in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
Over the past two decades collector Martin Z. Margulies has focussed on photography, curating an extensive collection that represents the various changes in contemporary American culture over the last hundred years.