In a new exhibition, Michael Pawlyn lays out his vision for architecture inspired by the natural world – including biorock buildings grown entirely underwater and whole office blocks being lit by learning from the blind sea star. [...]
“All my work is driven by a frustration with the word ‘sustainable’,” he says. “It suggests something that is just about good enough, but we need to be looking at truly restorative solutions. — theguardian.com
Most readers may be very familiar with Italian architecture lab Cityvision for its thought-provoking architectural ideas competitions [...]. Now Cityvision goes traveling and pitches its tent in Los Angeles this March. For the first time abroad, the exhibition Worlds of Cityvision will be on display at Woodbury University's WUHO Gallery from March 6-23. — bustler.net
Worlds of Cityvisions will also see the launch of the new international competition Evolution: the architecture of future mankind, about the future of Beijing featuring a special jury panel comprised of Sou Fujimoto, Greg Lynn, Sanford Kwinter, Eric de Broche des Combes and Ai Weiwei.
The Santiago Calatrava: The Metamorphosis of Space exhibition celebrated its grand opening at the Braccio di Carlo Magno in Vatican City today.
Curated by Micol Forti of the Vatican Museums, the special exhibition presents over 140 artistic works of Calatrava, including his never-before-seen architectural models, sculptures, and watercolor drawings. — bustler.net
Once a bustling and stylish avenue, now a street that no longer knows its identity or purpose, no other street in Rotterdam provokes as much discussion as the Coolsingel. — Sculpture International Rotterdam
The Coolsingel is Rotterdam's civic artery, a 1km street home to the city's economic, commercial and political focal points. But despite its central position and function for the last century, the street has suffered a bit of an identity crisis, and lacks the vibrancy it once channeled. To...
"A to Z" by acclaimed Brazilian architect and designer Isay Weinfeld is his first U.S. exhibition, which opened on Nov. 12 at the ESPASSO gallery in New York City.
Celebrating Weinfeld's 40th year in practice, the retrospective features two exhibition pieces he made from sustainable tauari branco wood, a showcase of his furniture and product designs, and 13 new films he directed over the past year [...].
"A to Z" will be open until Dec. 1, 2013. — bustler.net
Now here's a little weekend inspiration. "Lucid Stead" is an art installation by Phillip K. Smith, III in the beautiful desert landscape of Joshua Tree in California.
With some mirrors, LED lights, custom built electronic equipment, and Arduino programming, Smith transformed a 70-year-old homesteader shack into an architecture piece that complements and contrasts with its peaceful environment throughout the entire day. — bustler.net
From the COLDSCAPES design competition earlier this year, an exhibition of the winning designs is currently on display hosted by the Kent State University Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative — a timely event as the weather grows colder in the U.S.
Last Friday's exhibition opening also celebrated the book launch of "COLDSCAPES: Design Ideas for Winter Cities", the sixth volume in CUDC’s Urban Infill Book Series. — bustler.net
Dwell Media recently honored the finalists at the Dwell Vision Award 2013 ceremony at the historic Jane's Carousel in DUMBO in Brooklyn, New York. The DVA acknowledges the best of progressive technical and artistic innovation in modern design. — bustler.net
One winner and two finalists were selected out of nearly 300 entries from top architecture firms to emerging designers. Winner: Harvest Dome 2.0 by Amanda Schachter and Alexander Levi - SLO Architecture Finalist 1: Building with Bed Frames by Bundit Kanisthakhon - Tadpole Studio Finalist...
The Cathedral Group's A Dolls' House raised close to £90,000 at the end of the live auction event on Nov. 11 at Bonhams in London. The project invited 20 well-known UK architects, who collaborated with artists and other designers, to create their own doll houses with the goal to raise...
Join the discussion on Archinomics: Effects of Predicted Global Economic Growth on the Architecture Profession on Thursday evening, Nov. 21 at The Center for Architecture in New York City. Hosted by the AIANY Global Dialogues Committee, the two-hour discussion examines which countries are...
The Curry Stone Foundation has announced the winners of the 2013 Curry Stone Design Prize. Now in its sixth year, the annual prize celebrates humanitarian design and honors the influential work of socially engaged practitioners. — bustler.net
This year's Prize winners are: Hunnarshala (Bhuj, India) Proximity Designs (Yangon, Myanmar) Studio TAMassociati/Emergency (Venice/Milan, Italy) Principals from each group will attend a two-day awards ceremony at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco tonight at 7:30 p.m. PST. The...
If you're in the L.A. area and are already thinking of weekend plans, check out the "Glen Small: Recovery Room" exhibition which opens at Assembly this Saturday, Nov. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. — bustler.net
Presented by AssemblyⓇ and Archinect Senior Editor Orhan Ayyüce, the exhibition will present a selection of works throughout the career of architect Glen Small, whose progressive but mostly unbuilt projects introduced new ideas of urban development and housing particularly in the...
"As Autumn Leaves" by the Laboratory for Computational Design (LCD) is an art installation that mixes the emotive with precise computational design. The piece was installed during Beijing Design Week 2013 from Sept. 26 - Oct. 3. — bustler.net
How can we understand a place, and seek to define it? What elements do we identify as components of that place, and how do they interact with each other? In a recent lecture at the University of California, Los Angeles, Hitoshi Abe, chair of UCLA’s Architecture and Urban Design department...
Celebrating over 25 years of educational and advocacy work, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design will honor architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, of Michael Maltzan Architecture at their annual ForumFest. The LA Forum is a discussion platform for local architecture and urbanism...
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