Archinect - News 2015-10-06T22:44:20-04:00 Zaha Hadid and Pharrell Williams are co-designing shoes for Adidas Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-07-28T16:06:00-04:00 >2015-07-28T21:51:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="219" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"I&rsquo;m a huge fan of Zaha&rsquo;s, I&rsquo;ve always been. I would venture to say she&rsquo;s one of the most talented architects of our time and of history in my opinion. The kinds of shapes and the kinds of structures that she transcribes from her mind&rsquo;s imagination &ndash; I think that Zaha&rsquo;s designs are just like her buildings, they augment reality forever. And I feel like with the Supershell, she created, while using the dimensions of the shoe, cast shadows that weren&rsquo;t necessarily there&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>This isn't the first time the singer and architect have worked together &ndash; Williams referred to a&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pre-fab housing collaboration back in 2013</a>. And his designs on associating with the architecture community were made clear at the AIA National Convention in 2014, where he delivered a <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">keynote speech</a> alongside Jeanne Gang and Theaster Gates.</p><p>But the architect's influence is pretty understated, compared to <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha-designed</a> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shoes</a>. It appears as if the only major change to Adidas' classic Superstar trainer is to the pronounced ridges on the toes. Watch Pharrell's full spot for the "Zaha Hadid Supershell Superstar" shoes ($120 USD) below:</p><p></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>h/t designMENA</em></a></p> Pharrell Williams Will Give the AIA 2014 National Convention Keynote Address Archinect 2014-03-24T13:39:00-04:00 >2014-03-27T18:57:10-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Williams joins artist and urban planner Theaster Gates and MacArthur Genius and architect Jeanne Gang, FAIA, as speakers who will deliver keynote addresses. ARCHITECT Live host Stephen Chung, AIA, and 2014 AIA President Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, will also give talks. And Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel may put in an appearance as well, but who ever knows with that guy.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Pharrell Williams hints at pre-fab collaboration with Zaha Hadid Archinect 2013-01-04T17:32:00-05:00 >2013-01-08T22:28:26-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There&rsquo;s a collaboration I&rsquo;m working with Zaha Hadid, we&rsquo;re touring around with the idea of a prefab for a house.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Pharrell Talks Jean Prouvé, Gio Ponti, Zaha Hadid, And “Other Super Genius Guys” at Design Miami/ Archinect 2012-12-10T18:19:00-05:00 >2013-01-04T16:44:25-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The budding industrial designer also gave his top picks from the fair, which unsurprisingly all feature bright swaths of primary colors: a Charlotte Perriand bookshelf from Galerie Downtown accented with yellow squares; a Pierre Guariche chair from Demisch Danant, a Riteveld chair from Galerie Vivid; and a desk from Galleria Rossella Colombari by Gio Ponti, whom he was so delighted to have discovered: &ldquo;He tried to make the office fun!&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Pharrell: Places and Spaces I've Been Archinect 2012-10-05T13:37:00-04:00 >2012-10-05T13:38:12-04:00 <img src="" width="310" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In his own unique graphic language, he details his extensive creative pursuits, including clothing lines, jewelry, and accessories designs for Louis Vuitton, furniture and other product design, limited-edition toys, graphic designs, skate graphics, and collaborations with Moncler, Marc Jacobs, the artist KAWS, and with architects Zaha Hadid and Masamichi Katayama/Wonderwall.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>