Archinect - News 2016-10-26T11:45:53-04:00 Kanye West has ambitions to design for Ikea; run for President in 2020 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-08-01T14:11:00-04:00 >2016-08-01T15:10:51-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="753" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Famous rapper, fashion designer, husband of Kim Kardashian West and incorrigible enfant terrible Kanye West announced his desire to design for Ikea in a recent interview with Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1.</p><p>"I have to work with Ikea&mdash;make furniture for interior design, for architecture," he told Mac.&nbsp;"Yo Ikea, allow Kanye to create. Allow him to make this thing because you know what, I want a bed that he makes, I want a chair that he makes&mdash;I want more products from Ye."&nbsp;</p><p>West, who&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">hired architects to design a volcano</a> and made a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">surprise visit to the GSD studios</a>, has previously expressed a desire to work with design and architecture professionals. With Mac, he spoke specifically of wanting to design&nbsp;"a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm," which sounds downright wistful given his debut album was titled <em>The College Dropout</em>.</p><p>According to a report by the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BBC</a>, Ikea has not commented on West's aims at partnership, but that earlier this year West had visited Ikea's HQ in &Auml;lmhult, Sweden, a...</p> A Secret Language: Oana Stanescu and Dong-Ping Wong, partners at Family, on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #16 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-03-28T14:04:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T01:56:41-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This week on One-to-One, we check in with the partners behind <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Family</a>, Oana Stanescu (former top-notch <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect School Blogger</a>) and Dong-Ping Wong, to hear how the pop culture-bending firm grew from when Oana and Dong met at REX, to now <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designing for Kanye West</a> and pitching their own projects in New York, including the innovative&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">+ Pool</a> project. Also, why Oana's dog is all over their <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">website</a>.</p><p>Listen to One-to-One #16 with&nbsp;<strong>Oana Stanescu and Dong-Ping Wong of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Family</a></strong>:</p><ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen&nbsp;and subscribe to the new&nbsp;"Archinect Sessions One-to-One" podcast</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>: subscribe with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul><p></p><p><strong>Shownotes</strong>:</p><p>Oana's archived <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">School Blog</a> for&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Universitatea &bdquo;Politehnica&rdquo; din Timi&#351;oara</a></p><p>What Oana is reading:</p><ul><li><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Life Is Elsewhere</a></em>, by Milan Kundera</li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Second Sex</em></a>, Simone de Beauvoir</li><li><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rhinoceros</a></em>, by Eug&egrave;ne Ionesco</li></ul><p>What Oana is listening to<em>: </em>Nirvana, Guns &amp; Roses</p><p>What Dong is watching...</p> Oana Stanescu, the architect behind Kanye's volcano, talks to NY Times about pushing design boundaries via pop culture Justine Testado 2015-08-06T18:45:00-04:00 >2015-08-09T10:31:04-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="406" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For a serious architect who has designed public housing in Dallas and a bridge in Slovenia, it may come as a surprise that Oana Stanescu&rsquo;s best-known work is a 50-foot-high volcano that Kanye West ascended onstage during his grandiose Yeezus tour...Along with Dong-Ping Wong, her partner in the West Village architectural firm Family, Ms. Stanescu is making a name for herself in design circles for her ability to merge pop culture with utilitarian design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>For more Family on Archinect, you can check out <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oana's archived Archinect School Blog</a>, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">+POOL</a>, and the firm's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other cool projects</a>.</p> Editor's Picks #343 Nam Henderson 2013-11-26T12:22:00-05:00 >2014-01-02T16:25:15-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Archinect inaugurated a new interview series <strong>The Deans List</strong>. For the first installment, Archinect talked with <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David Gissen, the Director of Architecture at California College of the Arts in San Francisco</a>.<br><br> Reflecting on current trends and his own interests for the future of architectural education he reflects "<em>I&nbsp; think lots of architecture schools are interested in working with cities, and with centers of power like a municipal office &ndash; some powerful agent that has the ability to transform and legislate the shape of the city. It&rsquo;s an exciting thing for architecture students to be involved in those forms of power</em>".</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> While in the latest edition of Showcase; featured <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taipei Sales Center by Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>.&nbsp;A somewhat temporary project with limited programmatic needs resulted in "<em>a five-story volume pierced (quite literally) and interconnected by an intricate ribbon of rope, steel, and fabric.&nbsp; The renovation creates an entirely new identity and is suggestive of the modern ...</em></p> OMA Designs a Pyramid for Kanye West Archinect 2012-05-28T20:03:00-04:00 >2012-05-29T11:24:08-04:00 <img src="" width="558" height="372" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>An OMA-designed temporary pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival was inaugurated today with a screening of Kanye West's debut short film Cruel Summer. The pavilion, with a design led by Shohei Shigematsu, is a raised pyramid containing a seven-screen cinema invented by West's creative team, Donda.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>