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Even in Manhattan—a sea of skyscrapers—the Empire State Building towers over its neighbours. Since its completion in 1931 it has been one of the most iconic architectural landmarks in the United States, standing as the tallest structure in the world until the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were constructed in Downtown Manhattan four decades later. Its construction in the early years of the Great Depression, employing thousands of workers and requiring vast material resources, was driven by more than commercial interest: the Empire State Building was to be a monument to the audacity of the United States of America, “a land which reached for the sky with its feet on the ground.”
- Architects: Atelier Prospering
- Location: Haining, Zhejiang, China
- Architect In Charge: Hang Yu
- Design Team: Gaoqi Fan, Wangshu Xu
- Area: 296.9 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Hang Yu
“Folding Settlement” is the working title for Interior design of newly found brand F3.stu. The name came from its spatial characteristic and the source of the operating. The brand F3.stu focus on Leather clothing business and urgently need a new store in concise and sobriety to reach out the contemporary fashion. At the first meeting, the owner suggests an open storefront combining following linear space for attracting the customer into several selling area. In the precondition of area limit, the request indicates the folding of inner space. The Idea was formed on sketch and further developed into realization.
- Architects: Wallmakers
- Location: Pathanamthitta, India
- Lead Architects: Vinu Daniel
- Team: Archana Nambiar, Jinsy Ann Rajan, Shobitha Jacob, Melvin Davis, Vijith, Abdul Aseeb, Sagar Kudtarkar, Dawal Dasari, Suhaas, Shekkizar, Srivarshini JM
- Area: 194.0 m2
- Project Year: 2015
- Photographs: Anand Jaju, Wallmakers
- Masonry Contractors: P.S. Suresh – Shivranjini Constructions, Pondicherry
- Fabrication Team: Kunjumon James -J.K steels
- Mep: Unni Krishnan Sajith Lal
Sabin's work came to my attention, like most people I'm guessing, when she won the MoMA PS1 YAP last year with Lumen, a lightweight canopy of digitally knitted, robotically woven, photo-luminescent, solar-active yarns. Unfortunately, I only saw Lumen during the day, not at night when it glowed in various colors. Thankfully, last night's discussion took place just after sunset, when LUSTER's color-changing lighting kicked in, distracting me from whatever Sabin and Kumpusch were saying. See the roughly one-hour color-transformation in the slideshow below.
Often viewed as the domain of women within the home, the art of cross-stitch embroidery escapes its boundaries and finds a new footing within the modern world in works by Aheneah, also known as Ana Martins. The 22-year-old Portuguese artist and graphic embroiderer fell in love with textiles while working on her bachelor’s degree in graphic design, and now she works to “deconstruct, decontextualize and transform a traditional technique into a modern graphic, connecting cultures and generations.”
Dezeen promotion: a centre for culture and innovation inside a former industrial building in High Point has welcomed the first visitors to look around its spaces, including a design store curated by Dezeen. Read more
- Architects: Saraiva + Associados
- Location: Vilamoura, 8125 Quarteira, Portugal
- Area: 8145.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographer: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Text description provided by the architects. The new Vilamoura residential development aims to bring together the natural and the urban in a green project which is both elegant and sober. The exclusive retreat includes 35 apartments with generously proportioned indoor and outdoor areas.
- Architects: Pablo Senmartin
- Location: Córdoba, Argentina
- Design Team: Celi Barioglio, Lauret Ana Laura, Abril Molla
- Area: 200.0 m2
- Project Year: 2018
- Photographs: Gonzalo Viramonte
- Construction: Pablo Senmartin
- Structure: Alberto Haulet
"Categorical / right angle of the character, / of the spirit, of the heart. / I looked at that character / and I found myself "