Archinect - News 2017-08-24T06:59:11-04:00 In his own homes, idiosyncrasy reigns Nam Henderson 2016-04-03T20:36:00-04:00 >2016-04-04T12:16:26-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="883" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the land of Prada, a clinical precision prevails; here, even the bathroom &mdash; a trippy 16-foot-high cube with walls and ceiling covered in salvaged vintage mirrors endlessly reflecting the Mod brown 1960s plumbing fixtures &mdash; is an opportunity for whimsy</p></em><br /><br /><p>Nancy Hass traveled to&nbsp;Tuscany, to visit the home(s) of architect&nbsp;Roberto Baciocchi. Although he has&nbsp;spent the past decades&nbsp;responsible for the look of Prada stores worldwide,&nbsp;his personal residence features; furnishings that span centuries,&nbsp;textured surfaces&nbsp;and&nbsp;velvet.</p> Take a look at "Real Fantasies," AMO's latest collaboration with Prada Nicholas Korody 2016-02-05T13:43:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:16:28-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For the 2016 Spring/Summer Prada Real Fantasies, AMO graphically reinterprets the Indefinite Hangar as a synthetic sunset fixed within a 3 dimensional blank space. The abstract hangar is populated with geometric objects and furniture. Characters move through a neutral scene between the undefined and distilled fragments of daily life. The horizon and scale constantly shifts, manipulating the frame and disrupting a linear sequence: an artificial landscape where fiction and collection collide.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>OMA and its think tank counterpart, AMO, have deep ties to the fashion world, in particular with Prada. Alongside built work by the architectural powerhouse, notably the recently-completed <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fondazione Prada</a>, OMA/AMO has designed runways, look books, and videos for the Milanese luxury brand.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Since 2012, that collaboration has produced graphic short movies showcasing new collections under the project banner "Real Fantasies." For the 2016 Spring/Summer collection, AMO imagined a world of pure architectural extension, a CAD utopia unblemished by reality.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Described as a "3 dimensional blank space," the setting of the video seems locked in an endless sunset. Lithe models ride a train past a city of pure geometry, which morphs seamlessly into an unending picture window.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>It's visual porn at it's best and well worth a look. Watch the video below, and for more connections between fashion and architecture, check out these links:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AMO designs a "Timeless Ruin" for Miu Miu's 2016 S/S show</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vinn Patarari...</a></li></ul> SPIEGEL interviews Koolhaas: "We shouldn't tear down buildings we can still use" Alexander Walter 2015-05-19T15:00:00-04:00 >2015-05-21T11:54:49-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="432" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas talks to SPIEGEL about&nbsp;the new&nbsp;Fondazione Prada museum he&nbsp;designed&nbsp;in Milan, the danger of turning cities into historical Disneylands and his desire to raze an entire neighborhood of Paris. [...] Koolhaas: Before the 1980s, the decisions were made by cities. Since then power has shifted toward private investors. Nothing good has come of this for Holland. [...] I regret that cities no longer have money to even pursue a vision of their ongoing development.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> This Wes Anderson-designed bar is retro with a capital R Alexander Walter 2015-05-08T13:53:00-04:00 >2015-06-08T11:16:13-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="959" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Filmmaker Wes Anderson has a knack for creating fictional spaces with attention paid&nbsp;to the last excruciating detail.&nbsp;His latest space&nbsp;is real, though, and even better, you can get a drink there. [...] Three new buildings, which were part of a century-old distillery and transformed by renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, will now house art rather than alcohol. But for the thirsty there&rsquo;s also a new bar, called Bar Luce, that Anderson designed himself.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related:&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OMA's Prada Foundation Arts Complex in Milan</a></p> OMA's Prada Foundation Arts Complex in Milan Nam Henderson 2015-04-26T19:17:00-04:00 >2015-04-27T04:24:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Some of the spaces are as Mr. Koolhaas found them; others have been reconfigured but look as though they haven&rsquo;t been touched. The three new buildings are made of glass, white concrete and an aluminum</p></em><br /><br /><p>Carol Vogel writes about the Prada Foundation&rsquo;s new arts complex in Milan, designed by&nbsp;OMA.</p> Prada Marfa saved Alexander Walter 2014-09-16T17:46:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T15:59:21-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="481" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The conceptual storefront Prada Marfa, 2005, by Elmgreen &amp; Dragset, has a new lease on life. The Texas Department of Transportation reached an agreement last week with the foundation Ballroom Marfa to preserve the sculpture after nearly one year of negotiations. The government threatened to shut down the work because it could be considered an illegal roadside advertisement under state law. [...] the foundation plans to lease the land underneath Prada Marfa and register it as an art museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prada Marfa declared an illegal outdoor advertisement, faces possible removal</a></p> Prada Celebrates Architecture Exhibit in Paris Archinect 2013-11-27T13:22:00-05:00 >2013-11-27T13:23:10-05:00 <img src="" width="640" height="427" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Curated by architect and historian Joseph Abram, in collaboration with Rem Koolhaas&rsquo; 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 Th&eacute;&acirc;tre des Champs-Elys&eacute;es in Paris, along with the H&ocirc;tel de Ville and the Eglise Saint Joseph in Le Havre.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Prada Marfa declared an illegal outdoor advertisement, faces possible removal Archinect 2013-09-17T15:32:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T17:48:25-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nearly eight years after opening, Prada Marfa has been classified by the Texas Department of Transportation as an &ldquo;illegal outdoor advertising sign&rdquo; 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.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>UPDATE:&nbsp;</strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prada Marfa saved</a></p> OMA Creates Prada’s Ideal House Archinect 2013-01-18T14:45:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:41:35-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="396" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>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 &ldquo;windows&rdquo; 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.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Prada Transformer by OMA adelz 2011-05-27T10:11:00-04:00 >2013-01-18T14:51:22-05:00 <img src="" width="572" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>Archinect's <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Building of the Day</a> series is brought to you by our friends at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"></a>, the web's most comprehensive directory of buildings.</em></p> <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> OMA has begun to install its exhibition of projects with Prada at Ca&rsquo; Corner della Regina, a 17th century palazzo in Venice and the venue of a new outpost for the Fondazione Prada. The show, which opens on 1 June, includes the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Prada Transformer</a> project and a detailed scale model for the future <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fondazione Prada</a> in&nbsp;Milan.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> The 20-metre high Prada Transformer is a portable, shape-shifting cultural pavilion, consisting of four basic geometric shapes &ndash; a circle, a cross, a hexagon, a rectangle &ndash; leaning together and wrapped in a flexible, elastic white skin, manufactured by the Dutch company Cocoon Holland. Each shape is a potential floor plan designed to be suitable for different&nbsp; cultural programming- fashion exhibitions, film festivals, art exhibitions, or a Prada fashion shows.</p> <p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> 'Walls become floors and floors become walls ...</p>