Architectural follies impose on our assumptions of what architecture is and what it should be -- what is function, what is beauty, where do private and public space meet. Gwangju Folly II, part of the Gwangju Biennale Foundation, highlights the politicization of public space through multiple...
This year, David Adjaye, whom President Obama refers to as his favourite architect, is at number one on the list, selected by a panel of independent judges working from a definition of influence as "the ability to alter events and change lives in a positive way". — guardian.co.uk
Adjaye first designed a free-standing floor mirror, then added a wall version after Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn, the owner of Salon 94, said clients would want them. There are options — fully or semi-reflective, or — Adjaye’s personal preference — a black mirror, which he said is “more about silhouette and profile, not showing every detail of a person.” — tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com
When the Museum of African American History and Culture opens on the National Mall in 2015, it will be "not just a record of tragedy, but a celebration of life," as President Obama said during the ground breaking ceremony on the site today. — whitehouse.gov
David Adjaye, Principal Architect of Adjaye Associates, is this year's recipient of the Design Miami/ Designer of the Year Award. David will be commissioned to design and install a site-specific pavilion, entitled Genesis, along the Miami Beachfront in line with the show scheduled for November 29 - December 4, 2011. — huffingtonpost.com
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