Archinect - News 2014-07-31T11:45:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/43739045/kickstart-hefner-beuys-house-by-jimenez-lai Kickstart: Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai Archinect 2012-04-03T20:32:00-04:00 >2012-06-27T20:42:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/55/55d3bc2419fff737c66cc1123082bd71.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Hefner/Beuys House by Jimenez Lai is a cartoonish architectural installation that extends its story into the realm of performance art. Citing two predecessors of performance artists, Joseph Beuys and Hugh Hefner, this project also asks - who is the real extrovert between the two? Hefner may be the obvious answer, but Beuys relocated himself out of his context to a stage-like environment whereas Hefner simply stayed in his mansion.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Help support Archinect-fave Jimenez Lai fund his latest <em>Super Furniture</em> project!</p> <p> Check out Archinect's latest curatorial pick at Kickstarter. To view all of our selections visit <a href="http://Kickstarter.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kickstarter.com/Archinect</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/11410360/who-needs-walls-and-ceilings-when-you-live-in-a-phalanstery Who Needs Walls And Ceilings When You Live In A Phalanstery le bossman 2011-06-27T17:19:09-04:00 >2011-06-27T19:46:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9v/9v28a0rm7pas2ukh.jpg" width="514" height="454" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Walls are so underutilized, just sitting there holding up the ceiling, while the floor does all the work of supporting everything that we do. Jiminez Lai of the Bureau Spectactular designed the Phalanstery Module, where all surfaces can be occupied. He designed it for a hypothetical zero gravity environment, but it appears to work on earth as well.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>