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.
The decision to open an architecture school in New Jersey—with a campus in China, too—left some bewildered, but Mohney says there is a need for a school that facilitates global practice.
Following a special DDW edition of Ninety Minutes of Frame, Robert Thiemann announced the winner of the Frame Public Award.
FIAC has come to a close after five days of hurried art buying in Paris’ magnificent Grand Palais.
Curated and designed by Niek Pulles and Harm Rensink, Seductive Precursors banishes preconceptions of former nightclubs.
The intricate, pale green atrium of the Grand Palais offers a breathing space to FIAC’s exhibits and activities that last week’s Frieze seemed to lack.
Entries are now open for the New Design Britain Awards 2015, which take places at next year’s May Design Series.
The Awards are open to design graduates until Friday 16th January 2015.
One of last year’s winners, Rocker by James Harrison
According to organiser UBM, the awards are aimed at ‘bringing talented young graduates to the forefront of the international design industry with a new focus on growing the programme to include mentoring, online resources as a source of info for business advice, fully-fledged progression initiative and campaigns raising awareness and support for issues in the design education community’.
There is a dedicated hub within the May Design Series website where entrants can find out more about the devoted programmes as they are added
This year’s awards will feature two new categories – Interior Design and Architecture – which sit alongside the other categories: Furniture, Accessories, Fabrics and Surfaces.
One of last year’s winners, Infinity +1 by Jason Heap
A panel of expert judges will select a shortlist of 24 designers to whose work will go on show at the entrance to May Design Series.
Live judging will take place at the show and winners will be offered a work placement with key industry players, vital industry advice, amongst other benefits.
All winners of the product categories will also receive a free stand to exhibit their product at May Design Series 2016 as part of the Designer Makers area, and winners from the Interior design and Architecture categories to assist with designing next year’s show.
Visit www.newdesignbritain.com to find out more about New Design Britain and to enter the awards.
With help from a California-based architect and engineer, Rafael Viñoly’s Walkie-Talkie building in London is getting a system of aluminum fins to diminish its destructive reflectivity.
In Los Angeles—in a bid to open the eyes of an endangered community—artist and engineer D.V. Rogers, along with a group of volunteers, has constructed Domus, an experimental installation that allows visitors to experience the world’s constant, pulsating seismic activity.
By Dominic Goymour
How would you like to see your work up on the wall – permanently?
The call is out for artists and designers to create a new concrete wall tile that will be actually be manufactured and sold. Tile manufacturer Domus, and Kaza Concrete are organising the competition and the winner will see their design on sale alongside tiles from the likes of Barber & Osgerby and Patricia Urquiola.
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Domus tile designer Sam Frith will assemble a shortlist from entries, which will then be judged by a panel including Ab Rogers and Morag Myerscough. The competition runs until 5pm on12 December, with the winner being announced in early 2015.
Wa by Sam Frith for KAZA Concrete
Submitted designs must be concrete wall tiles, designed to be efficient yet imaginative and decorative. Your submission should show a single tile, and consist of a front view, a side view, a cross section, and finally a multi-tile installation. A copy of your creation should be submitted in either jpg. or pdf. form to email@example.com.
Wa by Sam Frith for KAZA Concrete
Accompanying this must be a complete entry form, which is available at domustiles.co.uk, or you can pick it up from their Eastcastle Street showroom (postcode W1W 8DF). A full list of T&C’s is also available online.
Slated to open in November 2015, the design and construction of the National Taichung Theater in Taiwan is the subject of TOTO Gallery MA’s latest exhibition.
Shuttered for almost 40 years, the ornamental façade of the Kings Theatre—towering over the storefronts along Brooklyn, New York’s busy Flatbush Avenue—stood as a sad reminder of the area’s decline, beginning in the 1970s, from a once glorious past. Now its decorative terracotta panels and sculptural flourishes are a vision sign of progress as the theater prepares to reopen in January 2015.
Only one-third of adolescents meet the Surgeon General’s exercise recommendations. And ethnic minority girls, including those in the Twin Cities’ Somali community, are the least physically active adolescents. Narrative research from the Tucker Center f…
Prompting questions about human rights, freedom of speech, and the value of incarceration, @Large was clearly colored by the artist’s own experience.
The planned linear park spanning Washington, D.C.’s Anacostia River has been widely compared to the High Line and could open in 2018.
This week, Maurice Blanks, COO and co-founder of Blu Dot furniture, shared his company’s experiment in business, branding, and design at Design Intersections.
When Blanks and his friends began shopping for their first apartments, they quickly realize…
The Royal Institute of British Architects has awarded this year’s Stirling Prize for best building to the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. Haworth Tompkins Architects recently rebuilt and greatly expanded the rundown chapel that has housed the theater si…
Fifty years ago, a breathtaking, 10-mile-long, mile-wide strip of the California coast, 105 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge, was declared a privately-owned model community and opened for radically eco-friendly residential development. Owned and m…
The Dublin-based husband-and-wife partners are this year’s RIBA Gold Medal winners.
Adam Reed Tucker, a Chicago-based architect, conceived the concept for Lego Architecture, an elegant series of building sets celebrated in Lego Architecture: The Visual Guide, published by DK last month.
Nedret and Mark Butler (both BA Arch ’72 and BArch ’73) and Richard Murphy (BLA ’75, BED ’75, MBA ’86) will receive Alumni Service Awards from the UMAA at this week’s Alumni Awards Celebration.
Nedret and Mark Butler “We believe that the world will b…
At the center of Thomas Heatherwick’s adaptation of a historic paper mill into a production facility and visitor center for Bombay Sapphire gin, a pair of fluted glass domes erupt from the brick walls of the main distillery hall.