Archinect - News 2015-09-02T04:42:52-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/132957969/zaha-hadid-and-pharrell-williams-are-co-designing-shoes-for-adidas 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="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0q/0q8y1bmzazv8pdbz.jpg" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/64826234/pharrell-williams-hints-at-pre-fab-collaboration-with-zaha-hadid" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/96407905/pharrell-williams-will-give-the-aia-2014-national-convention-keynote-address" 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="http://archinect.com/news/article/76317316/zaha-hadid-designs-shoe-for-united-nude" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">other</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88988/zaha-shoes-part-iii" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha-designed</a> <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/76858/zaha-does-shoes" 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="http://www.designmena.com/specify/zaha-hadid-joins-forces-with-pharrell-williams-on-adidas-shoe-collection" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>h/t designMENA</em></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/80147884/live-in-your-sneakers-mobile-housing-s-next-step Live In Your Sneakers? Mobile Housing's Next Step Archinect 2013-08-23T15:26:00-04:00 >2013-08-23T15:31:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f66ae75921f99f0f3bca4b23b72bc3de.jpg" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new project, &ldquo;Walking Shelter,&rdquo; explores what on-the-go housing might just look like. Here, a portable dwelling is packed right into a pair of sneakers. Essentially a tent without a pole (that&rsquo;s the clever part), the mobile home can be deployed anywhere you&rsquo;d like it to pop up. Rather than relying on the old pole standard, the shelter&rsquo;s frame is provided by the person(s) occupying it, explains Amelia Borg, one-eighth of Sibling, the Australian architectural collective behind the project.</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/76317316/zaha-hadid-designs-shoe-for-united-nude Zaha Hadid designs shoe for United Nude Archinect 2013-07-02T18:28:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T19:51:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3wj1u6ivieaq1fs.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions,&rdquo; Hadid stated. &ldquo;Our collaboration with United Nude reinterprets the classic shoe typology, pushing the boundaries of what is possible without compromising integrity.&rdquo;</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> http://archinect.com/news/article/60104092/oscar-niemeyer-teams-up-with-converse Oscar Niemeyer teams up with Converse Archinect 2012-10-26T14:03:00-04:00 >2012-10-30T13:12:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f8/f8982d213476d8f1e83c2e50367ece71.jpg" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The man and the legend behind the concrete mecca known as Brasilia is a ripe 104 years of age, and though he was reported to have been &ldquo;a bit dehydrated&rdquo; at Rio&rsquo;s Hospital Samaritano where he was hospitalized last week (he is thankfully &ldquo;fine,&rdquo; as doctors told ABC News), Niemeyer&rsquo;s old age has not precluded his latest project, a collaboration with sneaker mega-brand Converse.</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>