Archinect - News 2015-03-31T20:08:34-04:00 Win a Tiny Modernism 'designer shirt' for your future architects Archinect 2014-12-02T11:29:00-05:00 >2014-12-07T21:25:16-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With the holiday season now officially upon us, the annual gift shopping panic has quickly picked up steam &mdash; and knowing how notoriously hard architects and designers are to shop for, doesn't make things any easier.</p><p>One of our favorite gift ideas 'tis season are the adorable architectural toddler t-shirts and baby onesies by LA-based label <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Tiny Modernism</strong></a>.</p><p>The simple screen-print designs are based on the fact that babies love nothing more than their mommy and showing off their preferred genre of architecture: <em>Rem &amp; Norman &amp; Renzo &amp; Jean</em> on Monday, <em>Zaha &amp; Frank &amp; Daniel &amp; Thom</em> on Tuesday, and maybe Gropius' <em>Bauhaus</em> building on Wednesday. How about a little black <em>Tadao &amp; Kenzo &amp; Shigeru &amp; Toyo</em> for a Friday night out on the town?&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>You simply can't start early enough with the architectural education of future designers, and admittedly &mdash; channeling parents' need for self expression through their children's outfits never looked so good.</p><p>Visit <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a> for more and use your chance to w...</p> Farshid Moussavi: ‘We are in a world where ideas migrate’ Alexander Walter 2014-11-17T13:56:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T20:00:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;I am excited by being an architect now,&rdquo; she says. &ldquo;We are in a world where ideas are shared and migrate. There is no going back, so let&rsquo;s go beyond. Let&rsquo;s look at what really are the differences between, for example, two housing projects that both have curved balconies. Architecture makes a difference. Let&rsquo;s discuss what difference it makes.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Vinn Patararin challenges the possibilities of textile architecture Justine Testado 2014-11-12T14:42:00-05:00 >2014-11-12T17:19:22-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="767" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vinn Patararin</a> combines the craftsmanship, experience, and interests of multi-disciplinary designers Vinn Chokkhatiwat and Patararin Pongprast. Training separately at prestigious architecture and design schools in Thailand and France followed by working with different Parisian haute couturiers, Chokkhatiwat and Pongprast also incorporate cross-disciplinary theories from sociology, history, art, and culture in their design philosophy.</p><p>Vinn Patararin's garments don some seemingly common traits of architecture-meets-fashion pieces &mdash; like emphasis on material choice, utilitarian details, pared-down colors, etc. &mdash; but the designers add their trademark with their lattice-patterned textile.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Vinn Patararin wanted to create an architecturally structured textile pattern that can adapt to the functional needs and expression of the user. Whether the textile is worn on a human body, used as furniture accents, in art installations, or even applied as a building fa&ccedil;ade, the designers wanted to chall...</p> Rome, home of the Tod’s Colosseum, Fendi Fountain and the Spanish "Bulgari" Steps Archinect 2014-07-16T18:09:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T18:23:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The practice of using corporate largess to finance restoration projects for public antiquities was once fairly rare here. But with the nation struggling with a stagnant economy and crushing public debt &mdash; Rome is flirting off and on with bankruptcy &mdash; politicians are now looking to private companies and international sources to help preserve Italy&rsquo;s cultural heritage.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> In at the deep end: Zaha Hadid takes the plunge into swimwear Alexander Walter 2014-04-15T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:49:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Is there no end to this woman&rsquo;s talents? Well, in the case of Zaha Hadid, a grinding halt seems to have been reached with the eminent architect&rsquo;s flirtations with fashion. Hadid has long pushed the boundaries of her considerable talents, with credible adventures into furniture design and oil painting, but her latest swimwear range for Viviona shows that sometimes even the deepest wells can run dry.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> How Mad Men inspired an architecture student to start a fashion firm Alexander Walter 2014-04-04T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-04-04T13:57:33-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="184" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Barton Strawn didn&rsquo;t set out to be a fashion designer. In 2009, he was an architecture student at N.C. State University, drafting by day in increasingly technical courses his senior year, which proved to be so taxing that Strawn needed an outlet. [...] And, inspired by college formals and a touch of Mad Men, he found one: Handmade neckties and bowties. [...] Over the years, Lumina has added pants and button-up shirts, all made in the United States.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> From revolting to revolt: Why is my office this color? Alexander Walter 2014-01-09T13:48:00-05:00 >2014-01-09T13:50:43-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="286" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;Avocado Green,&rdquo; explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute. &ldquo;And Harvest Gold.&rdquo; Those were the colors of the 70&rsquo;s, with a nice helping of brown. &ldquo;It was all so pervasive in that time,&rdquo; Eiseman says &ndash; without derision, notably. In the early eighties, the dominant color scheme was mauve, gray, and turquoise. Back then, color trends were virtually &ldquo;dictatorial,&rdquo; says Eiseman, &ldquo;everyone marched to the same drummer.&rdquo; Then, consumers revolted.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> John Edwards Lecture 2013: Peter Marino in conversation with Marc Jacobs Archinect 2013-12-30T15:18:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:29:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The 2013 edition of The AF&rsquo;s annual headline event and trans-disciplinary dialogue presented New York-based architect Peter Marino in conversation with fashion designer Marc Jacobs. The event, which took place at Tate Modern&rsquo;s Starr Auditorium, was chaired by Penny Martin, editor in chief, The Gentlewoman explored the territories of fashion and architecture and the space in which these two art forms interlink.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Prada Celebrates Architecture Exhibit in Paris Archinect 2013-11-27T13:22:00-05:00 >2013-11-27T13:23:10-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Curated by architect and historian Joseph Abram, in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas&rsquo; OMA/AMO, the exhibition celebrates the work of Perret, in particular his extended use of reinforced concrete. The exhibition analyzes, through more than 400 original documents such as sketches, pictures, scale models and personal letters, eight buildings conceived by Perret. These include the Th&eacute;&acirc;tre des Champs-Elys&eacute;es in Paris, along with the H&ocirc;tel de Ville and the Eglise Saint Joseph in Le Havre.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Prada Marfa declared an illegal outdoor advertisement, faces possible removal Archinect 2013-09-17T15:32:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T17:48:25-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="334" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nearly eight years after opening, Prada Marfa has been classified by the Texas Department of Transportation as an &ldquo;illegal outdoor advertising sign&rdquo; because it displays the Prada logo on land where that is prohibited. This could lead to forced removal of the installation, although the department has not yet decided what action it will take.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prada Marfa saved</a></p> Zaha Hadid designs shoe for United Nude Archinect 2013-07-02T18:28:00-04:00 >2013-07-08T19:51:27-04:00 <img src="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> An open letter to Milan's Mayor about his dismissal of Stefano Boeri Archinect 2013-03-27T12:06:00-04:00 >2013-03-27T12:14:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Open letter to Giuliano Pisapia, Mayor of Milan, from the international community of arts &amp; culture...<br> &nbsp;</p> <p> Dear Mayor Pisapia,</p> <p> It is with regret and disappointment that we learn that Stefano Boeri was dismissed from his position as Councillor for Design, Fashion and Culture for the city of Milan.</p> <p> Thanks to the energy and commitment of Boeri, and despite the deepening of the gravest crisis to have faced Italy since the postwar years, since 2011 Milan has succeded in projecting an image of renewed cultural vibrancy and dynamism onto the international stage. Thanks to Boeri's many initiatives&mdash;citywide events such as Book City and Piano City, or international exhibitions of internationally renowned artists such as the Marina Abramovic, Picasso, Bramantino, Alberto Garutti and Jeff Wall&mdash;Milan had finally succeeded in reaffirming itself forcefully on the international stage as an epicentre of art, design, fashion and culture.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""><br><em>Mayor Giuliano Pisapia</em></p> <p> This unmotivated dismissal de...</p> Bracelets shaped like cathedrals and necklaces modeled on aqueducts Archinect 2013-01-21T20:17:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T20:18:30-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="495" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Joshua DeMonte, who is based in Philadelphia, said he looked to 'ancient' structures to develop the unisex range, which costs between $700 and $5,000. Talking about his designs he told Modern Luxury magazine: 'I enjoy playing with scale and connecting architecture to the body.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> OMA Creates Prada’s Ideal House Archinect 2013-01-18T14:45:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:41:35-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="313" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The staging was called the Ideal House, and it was a fully furnished modern home, but one with an audience, a runway wrapped around it, and &ldquo;windows&rdquo; projected on the walls with scenes of the outside world. It was the latest in many intricate and avant-garde pairings between Prada and OMA... The 12-piece furniture collection, designed by OMA for Knoll, will debut at the Salon Internazionale del Mobile in Milan in April.</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> Swarovski Crystal to build luxury towers in Pune, India. Seriously. Archinect 2012-12-07T13:15:00-05:00 >2012-12-08T03:27:05-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gateway Towers 1 is designed to please even the most exacting and fussy Corinthians. That's why every home here is fully automated, giving you the most advanced technology of the century and making your life smooth and easy. Even the amenities have been handpicked with special attention, right from the designer fixtures to the Swarovski lobbies to the private theatre within the towers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Arquitectonica branches out into fashion Archinect 2012-12-06T20:06:00-05:00 >2012-12-07T17:51:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Laurinda Spear and Marisa Fort have launched the new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ArquitectonicaSHOP</a> website in a move to expand their new design venture, ArquitectonciaSHOP, to include other fashion accessories and furniture. Striving for total integration between architecture and product, Arquitectonica&rsquo;s collection rethinks everyday objects by bringing thoughtful design to every daily life. The new website and step into social media outlets is the first step in evolving current offerings into new echelons of functional and accessible design. Their shift into fashion stems from their view that &ldquo;buildings are only a part of the built environment, which can be experienced at different scales.&rdquo; Whether it is fashion, interiors, furniture design, graphics, this mother-daughter duo does it all.</p> <p> Spear, a founding principal of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Arquitectonica</a>, is the recipient of the AIA Silver Medal and the Rome Prize in Architecture. Arquitectonica, an architecture, interior design, and planning firm, that began in Miami in 197...</p> Office Style at the High Line's James Corner Field Operations Archinect 2012-11-11T23:49:00-05:00 >2012-11-12T09:20:05-05:00 <img src="" width="426" height="639" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On working in the field: "I find myself running in heels, and walking in the woods in heels. And when you're a landscape architect and you're investigating a site, you're having to look professional on the one hand often to meet with a client, and then you do a site walk. So I've found myself walking around landscape sites in heels more often than not."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Oscar Niemeyer teams up with Converse Archinect 2012-10-26T14:03:00-04:00 >2012-10-30T13:12:45-04:00 <img src="" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> What They Wear In New York Orhan Ayyüce 2012-10-19T11:16:00-04:00 >2012-10-20T00:50:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="324" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It is all like hood style now mixed with hipster... Hoodster..?</p></em><br /><br /><p> The most extensive video survey of what New Yorkers, mostly the young ones, wear these days neighborhood by neighborhood, some 14 of them. At the end, what's so different anyway.., hip hop, hipster, casual and formal, all represented. If you are wondering what to wear at your work.</p> OMA to reimagine retail for Coach's new stores Archinect 2012-08-03T17:29:00-04:00 >2012-08-03T18:36:09-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> News broke about a collaboration between OMA and American luxury retailer Coach. With OMA partner-in-charge Shohei Shigematsu leading the design work, two new Coach flagship stores are scheduled to open in New York and Tokyo in the next few months and unveil the new concept.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <em>Coach Omotesando Conceptual image &copy; OMA</em></p> <p> Here's the official release we've received from OMA:</p> <p> American fashion brand Coach has commissioned OMA to develop a new merchandizing system that accommodates Coach's wide diversity of products while returning to the clarity of Coach's heritage stores. The collaboration, led by OMA partner Shohei Shigematsu, will begin inside upcoming flagship stores in New York and Tokyo.</p> <p> Since establishing its first workshop in 1941, Coach has diversified its range and style, while simultaneously broadening the spectrum of its retail environment: from factory stores to outlets, shop-in-shops, boutiques and flagships. Although this expansion transformed Coach from a specialis...</p> Cinderblock necklaces pendants made from poured concrete Archinect 2012-07-25T19:36:00-04:00 >2012-07-31T09:46:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Max Steiner's Cement Cinder Block Necklaces are actually cast from poured concrete and cured for a month before being sold. At 3/4" tall, they're the cutest construction materials with which you can adorn yourself.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Work Wear: Office Style at Richard Meier & Partners Architects Richard Meier & Partners 2012-05-09T12:59:00-04:00 >2012-09-08T11:45:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Style among the office's 60 employees tends to favor clean lines and a neutral palette. "The rumor is that you have to wear a white top with black&mdash;commonly what Richard himself wears," said Alison Macbeth, a junior designer at the firm. "But it's not that way."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Interview Magazine on James Goldstein, owner of Lautner's Goldstein House Archinect 2012-05-07T15:05:00-04:00 >2012-05-07T15:08:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="668" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>My business cards say FASHION ARCHITECTURE BASKETBALL. When people ask me what I do, they&rsquo;re usually trying to ask how I made my money, not what my job is. In my mind, what I do is those three things. They occupy most of my time: fashion, going around to all the fashion weeks and being such a fanatic when I pick out my clothes, trying to be in the latest fashions. Architecture, which you can see here, with this house. And basketball, which is another full-time occupation for me.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Interview Magazine does its thing with James Goldstein, owner of John Lautner-designed Goldstein residence.</p> Charles Renfro, J.Crew-Wearing Architect Archinect 2012-01-18T20:52:00-05:00 >2012-01-30T05:22:25-05:00 <img src="" width="500" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Pushing the Ludlow Suit, the ad features six gents sporting six variations on the "bespoke-inspired" suit. Two are restauranteurs, one is a journalist/activist, one is a business analyst, one is a creative director, and one is an architect, Charles Renfro of Diller Scofidio + Renfro.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> LUXURY 360 Orhan Ayyüce 2011-11-28T15:00:30-05:00 >2011-12-04T12:22:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Luxury 360 is the FT's new online hub for creative and commercial coverage of the luxury goods industry, with news, views and special reports.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Photo: Louis Vuitton - Ad Campaign</em></p> <p> Just in time for holiday shopping and on your face money shot action, Financial Times launches its 'LUXURY 360' section, gazing through the global markets for lately thriving luxury goods industry.</p> <p> "Go f*ck yourselves if you haven't arrived losers, pardon me, unhappy campers!"</p> Kickstart BOFFO Building Fashion! Archinect 2011-11-04T12:38:05-04:00 >2011-11-11T05:13:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>BOFFO Building Fashion celebrates cutting edge design through a series of temporary retail installations showcasing the work of an architect paired with a fashion designer. Each of five projects receives a $20k stipend for all construction. We have completed three amazing projects that have given our designers and architects massive exposure but the rest cannot be completed without your help.</p></em><br /><br /><p> BOFFO is currently hiring. <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to view their job ad.</a></p> Bjarke Ingels among Honorees of WSJ. Magazine's Innovators of the Year Awards Archinect 2011-10-24T12:38:00-04:00 >2012-09-19T19:40:34-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Marc Jacobs will present Katie Grand the award for fashion innovator of the year. Marina Abramovic will accept the award for Ai Weiwei... for best art innovator. Jonathan Safran Foer will present the food innovator award to &mdash; wait for it &mdash; Chipotle founder Steve Ells. Other winners include Elon Musk (technology), Joris Laarman (design) and Bjarke Ingels (architecture). Bill Gates and Warren Buffett got the philanthropy award, but will not be at the ceremony.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Dan Wood, architecture student, named Britain's Best Dressed Man 2011 by Esquire magazine Archinect 2011-09-02T13:46:07-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>With a judging panel stuffed full of fashionistas (Sir Paul Smith, designer Patrick Grant, face of Burberry Douglas Booth, Buying &amp; Merchandising Director Luisa de Paula, MTV presenter &amp; fashion journalist Louise Roe, fashion blogger Steve Salter and Esquire Editor Alex Bilmes), impressing them all can't have been an easy task but Wood saw off hundreds of competitors to take the 2011 title.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>