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Debris House / Wallmakers

19 October, 2018 - 22:00
© Anand Jaju © Anand Jaju
  • 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

Jenny Sabin Studio at House of Peroni

19 October, 2018 - 21:33
Last night I attended the opening of LUSTER, an installation designed by Jenny Sabin Studio and curated by Art Production Fund for House of Peroni. LUSTER transformed the top floor at 463 West Street (part of Westbeth Artist Housing - PDF link) into a pop-up bar for a few days, after which the piece will travel to LA, Miami, and DC this fall. Before the party got going Jenny Sabin spoke with Christoph a. Kumpusch about the installation and the work of her studio based in Ithaca.

LUSTER

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.

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Snøhetta picked to expand Nebraska's largest art museum

19 October, 2018 - 21:01

Joslyn Art Museum by Snohetta

Architecture firm Snøhetta has been selected to extend the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha, Nebraska, which comprises a pink marble 1930s building and a pavilion by Norman Foster. Read more

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The Austin / Edmonds + Lee Architects

19 October, 2018 - 21:00
© Matthew Millman © Matthew Millman

Everlane to eliminate virgin plastic from its supply chain

19 October, 2018 - 20:00

Everlane virgin plastic

American clothing label Everlane has announced it will remove all virgin plastic from its supply chain by 2021, to help counter the "global plastics crisis", starting with its shipping bags. Read more

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Cross-Stitch Murals Bring a Traditionally Domestic Craft Out Into the World

19 October, 2018 - 19:02
[ By SA Rogers in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ]

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.”

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Miller Park In Downtown Chattanooga / Spackman Mossop Michaels + Eskew Dumez Ripple

19 October, 2018 - 19:00
© Spackman Mossop Michaels © Spackman Mossop Michaels

Plant Seven creative hub opens in North Carolina textile mill

19 October, 2018 - 18:52

Plant Seven creative hub in High Point

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

Laurids Gallée creates lamps out of cord traditionally used on costumes and uniforms

19 October, 2018 - 18:00

Laurids Gallée creates lamps out of cord traditionally used on costumes and uniforms

Designer Laurids Gallée used lengths of cord produced by a historic Viennese passementarie factory to create the curved forms of these lamps. Read more

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Villa Nature / Saraiva + Asociados

19 October, 2018 - 18:00
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
  • Architects: Saraiva + Associados
  • Location: Vilamoura, 8125 Quarteira, Portugal
  • Area: 8145.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographer: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG © 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. 

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AZL ARCHITECTS

19 October, 2018 - 17:44
AZL ARCHITECTS
Ruralation Shenaoli Library . Tonglu AZL ARCHITECTS . photos: © Yao Li Ruralation Shenaoli Library is the first completed work of ‘Eshan Practice’, located in the ancient village Shenao, Jiangan, Tonglu, Hangzhou. The village is developed along with the multiplying of the Shentu family, and has a storied history of more than 1900 years. This … Continue reading AZL ARCHITECTS

House 3 / Pablo Senmartin

19 October, 2018 - 16:00
© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte
  • 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
© Gonzalo Viramonte © Gonzalo Viramonte

"Categorical / right angle of the character, / of the spirit, of the heart. / I looked at that character / and I found myself "

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JW Anderson reimagines Converse's Chuck 70 in felt

19 October, 2018 - 15:51

JW Anderson reimagines Converse's Chuck 70 in felt

Fashion label JW Anderson has created a customised range of Converse's Chuck 70 trainers, which combine fluorescent and neutral colours of felt. Read more

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Snøhetta Selected to Design El Paso Children's Museum

19 October, 2018 - 15:00
El Paso Children's Museum. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta El Paso Children's Museum. Image Courtesy of Snøhetta

Snøhetta has been selected to design the El Paso Children’s Museum in the city’s Downtown Arts District. The team proposed a vaulted museum lifted of the ground, a design made to preserve public space and an interactive garden below. Snøhetta was one of three finalists alongside Koning Eizenberg Architecture and TEN Arquitectos, each invited to submit concepts for the museum. The Children’s Museum aims to welcome and engage children and families from El Paso, Ciudad Juarez, the American southwest, and the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora.

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Observatorio de Arquitectura del CSCAE

19 October, 2018 - 14:10

El pasado 17 de octubre se presentó un ambicioso proyecto el Observatorio de Arquitectura del CSCAE, un espacio de reflexión y acción sobre el presente y el futuro de la arquitectura, la ciudad y el territorio, puesto en marcha para apoyar el impulso de los objetivos del Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) en nuestro país.

La importancia y el número de miembros del Observatorio es señal de que los organizadores son conscientes de que la arquitectura, la cuidad y el territorio y su futuro afecta a todos los niveles de la sociedad. Cómo vamos a vivir, cómo nos vamos a relacionar con nuestro entorno es cultura, es ciencia, es economía, es salud y en todo ello la arquitectura, como actividad que integra muchas facetas, tiene mucho que aportar y tiene que hacerlo con rigor y determinación.

En la presentación Lluís Comerón, Presidente del CSCAE, destacó que estamos viviendo un cambio de época que deviene en nuevas necesidades, tanto personales como colectivas. El reto de la gestión energética de las ciudades, del acceso a la vivienda, de la adaptación de lo construido a las nuevas exigencias y a la nueva población… Para encontrar respuestas son imprescindibles las alianzas y el trabajo coordinado teniendo en cuenta múltiples perspectivas. Y para lograr estos objetivos el arquitecto tiene mucho que decir, como señaló Comerón: “Cumplimos una misión social, que es lo que siempre ha dado sentido a nuestro trabajo”.

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Alcázar de Toledo / Sordo Madaleno Arquirctos

19 October, 2018 - 14:00
© Jaime Navarro © Jaime Navarro
  • Architects: Sordo Madaleno Arquirctos
  • Location: Palacio Versalles 237, Lomas de Reforma, 11930 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
  • Architectural Project: Sordo Madaleno Arquitectos
  • President: Javier Sordo Madaleno Bringas
  • Architecture Director: Javier Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Project Director: Fernando Sordo Madaleno de Haro
  • Design Manager: Alejandro Espejel
  • Design Team: Miguel Baranda Estrada, Iovany Fuentes Guerrero, David Pazos Tesorero
  • Area: 5471.0 m2
  • Project Year: 2018
  • Photographs: Jaime Navarro, HH Fotografía