The 101-year old Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer had his first significant building erected at the age of 38. A 60 plus year career, Niemeyer is the perfect example of if you’re doing something you love, you can do it forever. This video makes me want to see Brasilia. Part 2 after the jump
This Weekend May 14-17th don’t miss ‘NY local’, an exhibition curated by designboom that presents the work of some of the big apple’s best transplants, expats, design veterans and rising stars.
‘NY local’ is part of an off-site event program in the meatpacking district.
Make sure to check out the work by TWBE’s friend Matt Gagnon ( “grid wall” featured above)
Matt’s work can be described as complex concepts executed elegently.(that’s just me)
Here’s the list:
- lindsey adelman
- matt gagnon
- paul loebach
- kiel mead
- alissia melka-teichroew
- jason miller
- takeshi miyakawa
- RBW (RichBrilliantWilling)
- garth roberts
- john truex
- matthew weatherly
A couple months ago we saw the Ramp House, now this. The offices of Comvert S.r.l. in Milan, Italy, complete with the very skateable Bastard Bowl suspended at over 18 feet off the ground.
Chalk this up to a simple fact. If you have enough money, you can turn your childhood dreams into reality.
The Ramp House was designed by Archivirus Architecture and Design of Greece, for a client who made a simple request that the house be a ‘skateable environment’.
Sort of. Peter Saville is putting the final touches on a new showroom in Shoreditch for the Danish textile company Kvadrat, in collaboration with the architect David Adjaye. â€œDavid has pretty much created a space that is a tribute to Kvadrat and Peter Saville,â€ he says. Saville has been working with Kvadrat for nearly five years, principally as a consultant and creative director, but this project, even by his own standards, is perhaps his most Saville-esque with the company to date.
Created as an extension for the Wettingen School, the cafeteria was designed by mlzd architect.
The building envelope, composed of a homogeneous coverage of black anodized aluminium sheets, plays with the light that seeps between the silhouettes of the flowers and leafs cut out of the aluminium sheets. The new cafeteria has a rural character and part of a the conceptual and formal analogy with the traditional farm, which makes the volume, types and structural features of the interior space.
For more info and pics go here.
Sorry, that was dumb and easy. Seriously though, a really gorgeous house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright is up for sale in The Bathrooms (Los Banos) California. If you consider yourself a real player, make it happen and make it sold.
Droog opened up their largest retail space to date today in NYC.
Droog New York
76 Greene Street
between Spring and Broome
The Helios House is a ‘green’ gas station in Los Angeles, and possibly the coolest looking one in the world.
Hopefully by the time this Daniel Libeskind designed condominium gets built in Midtown, I can afford to live there.
Check out Beyond the Box, a show about people who do their own remodeling and save money while doing it. I have only watched one episode but it definitely makes you want to own your own place even more.
Check out this George Lucas inspired Deathstar hotel. ..”The gleaming futuristic looking Full Moon Hotel has an unlikely location – Baku, Azerbaijan, a former member of the Soviet Union. It’s designed to look different depending on the angle you view it from. The full frontal is, quite frankly, the most terrifying view. You wouldn’t want to be across the water from the Death Star-like structure with an evil looking giant eye on the top right hand corner.” via Vagabondish
NY Mag has great article on New York City’s most recent architecture boom period, featuring before and after shots of so many gorgeous buildings.
Check out The Gray in Milan. The new boutique is a member of the tablethotels. Make sure you reserve the penthouse where you can walk up this amazing looking staircase, Make sure you jump on the bench and recieve your invinsible star, before walking up the steps. It will only set you back 648.00 bills a night.
The Tate Modern has announced a new development in the plan for its new wing. World-renowned Swiss Architectural firm, Herzog & de Meuron, has designed the new plan for the extension, called Tate Modern 2 (TM2). Read More about it at art observed.
If you live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you might have noticed a few buildings going up. You also might have noticed the corner of Metropolitan and Union, a development that is wrapping itself around where Kellogs Diner is. A while back Curbed had the early renderings, and now they have the “final” (?). Ask yourself what does Williamsburg need most, go ahead ask… Not sure, how about 28,000 square feet of shopping!
Architect Minsuk Cho, of Mass Studies, designed the new shop for Belgian fashion designer Ann Demeulemeester in Seoul’s fashionable Gangnam neighborhood.
A living garden of perennial herbs serves as teh concrete building’s skin, while bamboo hedges veil it from its neighbors.