Colin Marshall sits down in the Copenhagen offices of Gehl Architects with founding partner Jan Gehl, architect, Professor Emeritus of Urban Design at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen, and author of books including Life Between Buildings, Cities for People, and How to Study Public Life.
Artist J.D. Doria's awesome ink-photography-technology combination makes tiny images look like the nucleus of universal structures as we know them. Doria uses a combination of acrylic, ink, glass colours and water on paper, then captures fragments of these amorphous creatures with a camera suspended above the page.
The Cromwell had been put up late in the Twenties by the developer and architect Emory Roth, who also built such great Central Park West landmarks as the Eldorado, the Beresford, and the San Remo. Roth, Hungarian by birth, brought an imposing Old World look to his soaring towers (two each on the Eldorado and the San Remo, three on the Beresford).
With her Unthings-Things illustrations, graphic designer Nina Georgieva coolly breaks things up into the parts that form the whole, then rearranges these parts to become what they are not. It’s a fascinating exercise in words (who’d have thought that the antithesis of ‘ion’ could be ‘union’?) and fussfree design.
The World Cup in Qatar is still over eight years away, but the designs for the first stadium to be built, in Al Wakrah, have already been released. The architectural firm that designed the stadium based it on the 'dhow'boat that Qataris traditionally used for pearl diving. But for those who have no clue what a dhow boat looks like, Al Wakrah stadium looks like something else entirely. A vagina.
Imagine yourself walking into a dark, lonely desert, until you find something blue glowing behind a few yards away. Is this an alien, lunar-esque landscape or a figment of your imagination? As you walk along, you’ll find your mind engulfed in the sci-fi, hologram art installation by Kelly Richardson. The holographic trees blow through the wind while the aesthetics of this HD 3-screen video structure shadow the depths of a cinema-like scene.
Ezra Stoller (May 1915–October 2004) is the man who brought the spirit of modern architecture to the world through photography. His stunning photos feature American icons such as Frank Loyd Wright’s Fallingwater masterpiece and Alvar Aalto’s Finnish Pavilion at the 1939 New York World’s Fair.
Last week's news that London had applied for a .london top level domain name (TLD) — joining a small handful of other cities and regions around the world, including .nyc and .paris — raised the question of how a city might define itself online, where the edges and outer boundaries of a city might be when you're clicking around amidst all those 1s and 0s.
The mixed media approach to a traditional exterior, as in, stone + wood + brick, can be very builder hodgepodge. However, incorporating industrial elements into contemporary residential exteriors, as in wood + metal + cement, tend to work rather well. Today’s architecture roundup features 12 homes with exterior metal cladding done right.
54 years after the death of Frank Lloyd Wright, Florida Southern College, home to the largest collection of Frank Lloyd Wright buildings in the world, opened another structure designed by the famed architect last Friday.