Curated by architect and historian Joseph Abram, in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas’ 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 Théâtre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, along with the Hôtel de Ville and the Eglise Saint Joseph in Le Havre. — wwd.com
Nearly eight years after opening, Prada Marfa has been classified by the Texas Department of Transportation as an “illegal outdoor advertising sign” 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. — nytimes.com
“I have always appreciated those who dare to experiment with materials and proportions,” Hadid stated. “Our collaboration with United Nude reinterprets the classic shoe typology, pushing the boundaries of what is possible without compromising integrity.” — wwd.com
Open letter to Giuliano Pisapia, Mayor of Milan, from the international community of arts & culture... Dear Mayor Pisapia, 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...
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.’ — dailymail.co.uk
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 “windows” 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. — blogs.artinfo.com
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: “He tried to make the office fun!” — blogs.artinfo.com
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. — gatewaytowerspune.com
Laurinda Spear and Marisa Fort have launched the new ArquitectonicaSHOP 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’s collection...
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." — blogs.wsj.com
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 “a bit dehydrated” at Rio’s Hospital Samaritano where he was hospitalized last week (he is thankfully “fine,” as doctors told ABC News), Niemeyer’s old age has not precluded his latest project, a collaboration with sneaker mega-brand Converse. — blogs.artinfo.com
It is all like hood style now mixed with hipster... Hoodster..? — NYT
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.
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. Coach Omotesando...
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. — boingboing.net
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—commonly what Richard himself wears," said Alison Macbeth, a junior designer at the firm. "But it's not that way." — The Wall Street Journal
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