Lautner's homes have appeared in Hollywood movies, but the architect himself wasn't particularly well-known when he died in 1994. Still, in 2011 — the centennial year of Lautner's birth — his hometown of Marquette, Mich., has honored him with two exhibitions: one at Northern Michigan University's DeVos Art Museum and one at the Marquette Regional History Center. — NPR
John Lautner's homes have been featured in many movies, but few people actually know who the architect was who came up with the designs. His space-age designs were probably a favourite of the cinematic because the designs themselves look like something which might be dreamed up by a set...
All over Los Angeles, the places where artists, architects and engineers were busy in the postwar years inventing the future are being recast as monuments and historical shrines.
This new attitude toward the city's recent heritage can be seen in increasingly visible battles over the fate of postwar landmarks like Richard Neutra's Kronish House in Beverly Hills and in nascent efforts to preserve and display artifacts from the early years of the computer and aerospace industries in Los Angeles. — latimes.com
Located in the heart of historic Paris, Silencio is a 2,100-square-foot members-only nightclub that consists of a series of one-off rooms, plus a live stage with a reflective dance floor and 24-seat cinema. It grew, Navot says, out of a two-year process working with Lynch in Paris and in Los Angeles at the director’s home, with talks over the phone or on Skype. — fastcodesign.com
“He has a natural director attitude,” Navot tells Co.Design. “Often, the design was guided in a way that was not always figurative–-it could have been a drawing, a rough sketch, an expression, or a feeling.”
Boston-based design and digital fabrication firm Radlab, Inc has sent us an exceptionally cute example of robo milling: a baby crib with a twist. Here's the project description from Radlab, Inc: Eli's Crib Client: Jose and Ashley Silva Location: Cambridge, MA Date: 2011 The hybrid crib and youth...
A recap of a recent community-facing installation at New York's P.S.1 explores the power of temporary design to create systemic change — www.domusweb.it
Polymorphic is a fascinating kinetic installation designed and produced by ten architecture students from Columbia University GSAPP in New York City. The installation was created within Fast Pace/Slow Space, a course taught by Brigette Borders and Mark Bearak. [...] The design is comprised of a double-sided bench which transforms through a series of 119 unique and interconnected sections into a chaise lounge and finally an interactive balance board. — bustler.net
This ad for mega-exhibition Pacific Standard Time has been floating around for a few days and the bad news is it's not an actual campaign image. The good news is that Ice Cube's celebration of Ray and Charles Eames is totally real. A rep for PST tells us this ad is "an unapproved rough concept" that was leaked, but she adds that "The ads for the campaign featuring Ice Cube and Eames will be released in the coming weeks." — la.curbed.com
At the end of his life, Robert Propst, creator of the cubicle system, called his invention “monolithic insanity,” yet we seem unable to tread down any other path. Longstanding calls for the Redesign of the Cubicle continue... — opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com
The Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA), in collaboration with Brooklyn-based fabrication house FLATCUT_ have announced winners of this year’s ACADIA 2011 Design + Fabrication Competition. — bustler.net
Archinect's Building of the Week series is brought to you by our friends at OpenBuildings.com, the web's most comprehensive directory of buildings. São Paulo-based architect Fernanda Marques is one of the most versatile, comprehensive and innovative designers of our time. Her unique style...
Remember your mama always telling you not to skateboard inside the house? Well, think again, mom: Francois Perrin of LA-based Air Architecture has shared with us some pretty impressive photos of his latest production, PAS House, a full-scale, 753.5-square foot prototype for a house he is...
I am pleased to announce the completion of interior finish work on the New Norris House project! Check out a few of these amazing shots taken by Ken McCown, chair of our Landscape Architecture Program in the College of Architecture and Design. — University of Tennessee (Samuel)
Chairs designed by architects for high-profile commissions increasingly are for sale in stores. They are often pricy, but the appeal is the chance to bring a slice of cutting-edge international design into your home. — online.wsj.com
Garages, of course, hold a storied place in Silicon Valley lore. Think Hewlett-Packard (HPQ), Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG), which all started in garages.
The start-up garage is a powerful symbol of the do-it-yourself underdog, and the creative, collaborative and scrappy culture they hope to reinforce through the renovation of the 57-acre former Sun Microsystems campus and new construction on an adjacent 22-acre parcel over the next few years. — MercuryNews
Steve Sauer's 182-square-foot Seattle condo shows the value of a good fit, from the soaking tub built into the entry floor to the "video lounge" tucked beneath the "cafe area." Sauer shopped Ikea for many of his home's furnishings, such as a little table, and used tabletops to fashion cabinet fronts. — The Seattle Times
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