Its really quite odd (and ridiculous) what actually gets press in Architecture, seriously. I am starting to see a trend with the press reporting on these hideous concepts and actual projects going up (or floating) in Dubai. For example, this latest project was posted on Gizmodo, but originally on NPR. I mean, yeah the floating idea is pretty cool, but did everyone overlook that god awful and slightly perverted (saggy nuts) building concept? Maybe we should start also reporting Graphic Design that uses inner bevels and comic sans? I am all for progression, new ideas, but damn make it look good, yeah?
The New York Times has a short little interview with the couple behind this new house thats been getting a bit of press lately. For sure this is an interesting concept. But I love when they ask them about what about the comfort for say elderly people. They say, oh after a few months, its good, the old people are so much more healthy. Ok, nice answer but what about some jacked up broken hips that will come from trying to “crawl around on the floor like a snake.” I like the idea, but damn they really are 100% making it discomforting, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
Holy Micro-Structure Batman! Complex Matters works with, among many disciplines, designers (see Sean Hanna and Assa Ashuach) producing intricate and flexible material lattices. It will be interesting to see the how the relationship evolves between aesthetics and performance with such hyper-specificity.
The Center for Design Studies has purchased and begun restoration of the Gastrotypographicalassemblage â€“ one of the most important artifacts in graphic design history. This masterpiece by Lou Dorfman and Herb Lubalin adorned the walls of CBS until its dismantlement in the 80′s. Read the classic tale of heroes and villains and get involved.
Biba remains one of the most evocative names in British design history; it pioneered a new style, mixing the contemporary with Art Nouveau, Art Deco and the golden age of Hollywood, dressing itself in the richly luxuriant colours of a bygone time.
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