Architects around the globe got to show some Internet meme-worthy snark in Reality Cues' latest installment, the “Good Walls Make Good Neighbors, Mr. Trump” ideas competition. Based on Donald Trump's xenophobic plans to make the historically controversial U.S./Mexico border wall into a reality, the charrette invited architects to do one thing: Design a wall that separates Mr. Trump from the rest of the U.S. — Bustler
Here are a few of the top entries:First Runner Up: Taco Truck Block Party by Rajiv FernandezSecond Runner Up: The Future is Bleak by Rob AndersonHonorable Mention: Cleansing the Earth by Aly PerezHonorable Mention: Shhhh, Don't Tell Richard by Daniel Rogers(cover image) Best Overall Image...
Movie star Leonardo DiCaprio's Malibu dream house hit the market on Friday, listing for $10.95 million. Leo purchased the midcentury California bungalow... back in 1998, and the three bed, two bath home is a beaut. It's on star-studded Carbon Beach, the views are killer, and the interiors are gorgeous.
But the truth is, life is probably meaningless and there is a strong chance that we all die alone. Could buying this house change any of that? — LAist
LAist: Hi! Love the house!! Just a few questions. Albert Camus once said "At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman." This house is obviously super beautiful—do you think there is anything inhuman about that beauty?Redfin: Um, wow, that wasn't the question I was expecting. I think with...
The Onion has once again skewered an architectural trend, this time honing in on the 'pro's and con's' of tiny houses, aka 'micro-houses'. Pro's include: "paints inability to afford a real home as positive life choice"; "allows you to live the simple life your ancestors did everything in their...
If Donald Trump were a building, he’d be Baroque-a-cola: It’s bombastic, pretentious, clumsy, tacky and absolutely over the top, just like he is. Most Baroque-a-cola structures are in the form of showy townhouses or McMansions, but downtown Denver has been unlucky enough to have witnessed the erection of several high-rises of the type... — Westword
Denver does have its historic architectural gems, but several recent developments in the city have been dull, if not straight-up hideous (What's with all the random patches of brick?). Writer Michael Paglia dives into Denver's “sea of awful architecture” and lists the city's “Hateful...
Comedy troupe Cultivated Wit takes a humorous jab at megaprojects, outlandish crowdsourcing, and how much San Franciscans loathe Burning Man in a cheeky mock campaign that would support the construction of a 300-mile wall around the Bay Area to keep Burners out, forever. And all at a reasonable...
On Friday afternoon, a young American in Tübingen had to be rescued by 22 firefighters after getting trapped inside a giant sculpture of a vagina. The Chacán-Pi (Making Love) artwork by the Peruvian artist Fernando de la Jara has been outside Tübingen University's institute for microbiology and virology since 2001 and had previously mainly attracted juvenile sniggers rather than adventurous explorers. — theguardian.com
"I got to say Chicago I think this is on you. Did you not think Donald Trump was going to put his name on the building you let him build? It's what he does. Have you been to New York? Or, as you'd think it would be called from the buildings, 'New Trump City'" — Daily Show
“Where do you get your ideas for buildings?”
“Oh, I could never do what you do — you know, get up in the morning and go to my job and do my job there.”
“Sometimes I feel like I have a building in me.”
“What’s your favorite building to re-look at?”
“Oh, I’d love to design an office complex, but I’m just so busy.” — the-toast.net
Lonely male architects star in The Lake House (Keanu Reeves), The Last Kiss (Zach Braff), Three To Tango (Matthew Perry), Sleepless In Seattle (Tom Hanks), My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Luke Wilson), Love Actually (Liam Neeson), Just Like Heaven (Mark Ruffalo), and It’s Complicated (Steve Martin)—apparently, architecture is a good cipher for “sensitive, but not girly.” Few of those men ever worry about the job market... — avclub.com
Remember that buildings shouldn't burn things, windows should let in light and copying others is fine – but just try not to annoy the skateboarders — theguardian.com
Participants in Reality Cues' cheeky Eco-Porn Competition got to have some fun with the green architecture trend. But since there weren't enough submissions to go through with the full judging process, only Honorable Mentions were given. — bustler.net
Here's a handful of the entries that piqued our interest:Floramorphism: Bloominating Inorganic Objects by BanG studio – Babak Bryan & Henry Grosman If Robert Moses had his way in 1941… by Ida TamTower of Babel by Feliks BochenekThe Green Roof Trope by Eric Karasek
Zaha Hadid, the world’s best-known female architect, is none too pleased with critics like Jon Stewart, who have mocked her Al Wakrah Stadium—designed with AECOM for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar—and likened her to the “Georgia O’Keeffe of things you can walk inside.”
“It’s really embarrassing that they come up with nonsense like this,” Hadid tells TIME exclusively. “What are they saying? Everything with a hole in it is a vagina? That’s ridiculous.” — newsfeed.time.com
"Sometimes,” wrote Charles Lindbergh in his 1953 flight memoir, The Spirit of St. Louis, “the world from above seems too beautiful, too wonderful, too distant for human eyes to see.”
And sometimes, it looks like a bunch of genitals. — slate.com
Do you know what I love more? My children. And that is why I will never live in my MCM dream home. Because mid-century modern architecture is designed to KILL YOUR CHILDREN. (Also, moderately clumsy or drunk adults). — projectophile.wordpress.com
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