Françoise Mouly on “The Laureate,” Malika Favre’s cover for this week’s issue that honors Bob Dylan for being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Yes I can make a case for Bob Dylan fitting into this topic!, and I just love this cover and want it to adorn my scoop.it presence!
“having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.” Dylan is the first American to win since Toni Morrison, in 1993, and the first musician of any nationality to win the prize."
In a rare speech, last year, in which he discussed his music and its place in the national story, Dylan said, “Don’t be fooled. I just opened up a different door in a different kind of way…. I didn’t think I was doing anything different. I thought I was just extending the line.”
Kia Utzon-Frank is also making cakes. Amazing, innovative cakes that look like sculptures in marble and gold. Speaking of which, you should know she also makes jewellery… Her Royal College of Art MA was an education in goldsmithing, silversmithing, metalworks and jewellery after all, and her refined, elegant and ultra contemporary pieces have been the mainstay of her increasingly varied portfolio since she graduated in 2012.
Rebuilding and Extension / Can Calau - From a listed farmhouse in a ruinous estate, located in the Natural Park of the Volcanic Zone in the ..
a truly beautiful coming together of old and new... "From a listed farmhouse in a ruinous estate...It is rebuilt the main building with stone walls taken out from the existent ruin, impregnated with the time footprints." AMM Arquitectes
When the planet is home to the almost 12 billion people that the UN calculates will inhabit the Earth by the year 2100, where will they live? In less than 15 years, the organization estimates that there will be 3 billion people in need of proper housing worldwide. Against this backdrop, any sustainable and economically viable option that allows us to create new housing more quickly and efficiently could form part of the solution. And the young, French architect Timothée Boitouzet has a wood-based proposal that could serve just this purpose.
Can you distill the architecture of a particular city down to an image of just a single building? Not effectively – unless you’re Sweden-based artist Anastasia Savinova, who scouts and photographs the most distinctive typologies of specific locations and then blends them into a single structure via paper collage. Entitled “Genuis Loci,” the series consists of monstrous, Frankenstein-like cobbled buildings packing in as much visual information as possible.
St. Louis Art Museum exhibition coincides with the Arch's anniversary year
"Jim Doyle, from the Radio Arts Foundation, looks at the model of the Arch created by Eero Saarinen in 1948 on display at the preview of the St. Louis Modern exhibit on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, at the St. Louis Art Museum in Forest Park. Photo by J.B. Forbes, email@example.com"
Midcentury modern design was influenced by many sources, from the less-is-more of the Bauhaus movement to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Prairie School and Usonian designs, from the sweeping Art Deco of post-World War I Europe to later Scandinavian tropes remarkable for their complete lack of embellishment. It’s all here in “St. Louis Modern.”Several factors led to the concentration of architects and designers in midcentury St. Louis, Cortinovis says.....read the whole story....
‘Wendell Castle Remastered’ at the Museum of Arts and Design features the fantastical, seemingly impossible-to-manufacture objects the American furniture artist has made over more than 60 years.
"...for more than 60 years, has crafted fantastical, seemingly impossible-to-manufacture objects: cantilevered wooden chairs resembling chunky squids, cabinets channeling pomegranates and fiberglass chairs reminiscent of pulled molars."
Banff’s City Council voted to move forward with the proposal to rebuild Wright’s demolished masterwork. That is, if supporters can raise the funds.
I am a big fan of FLW....hope this gets support! Follow the link to read, share, and donate!
" After a flood damaged Frank Lloyd Wright’s elegant Banff Park Pavilion in 1939, the building was tragically demolished, a little more than 25 years after it was completed. But the fine Prairie Style structure—one of only two designed by the architect in Canada—was not forgotten."
Revered by musicians for over a century, Steinway's pianos are still made by hand in a humble Queens, New York, factory.
Grand pianos are works of art and feats of engineering composed of over 12,000 individual parts.... photographer Christopher Payne visited the legendary factory to document its process.
as the owner of a classic, black, upright Steinway I can say they truly are special....
please link to this great piece: "The people who work at Steinway come from all over the world, and the factory is a microcosm of the diversity that makes New York City—and America—great," Payne says. "Some workers are new to the factory, having recently immigrated to the U.S., while others have been there for decades. Together, they share a quiet pride and dignity, and are proof that manual labor and craftsmanship still have value in today’s economy."
Unlike regular greenery, Tillandsia—commonly known as air plants—absorb their nutrients from airborne particles via their leaves, with roots rendered unnecessary. The Swedish design team has now produced an inventive vessel known as LYFE to put the unique plants where they belong: floating above ground in an elegantly designed uprising against gravity.
From midcentury masterpieces to 21st-century triumphs, AD rounds up the most extraordinary examples from our archives
AD..."When Mies van der Rohe fashioned sheets of glass into the transparent Farnsworth House, just outside of Chicago in 1951, or when Philip Johnson devised his own see-through structure in New Canaan, Connecticut, in 1949, the residences were considered architectural oddities—experiments that were only truly livable on days with perfect weather. Now, however architects and designers have perfected the concept of a glass-walled home, making it a popular option for homeowners with modernist tastes and a desire to be at one with their surroundings." Hannah Martin
The works of well-known designers from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Iceland are experiencing a renaissance, and a new generation of Nordic design firms are making their way into hearts and living rooms all over the world. How did countries with disparate histories, languages, and even geographical features become lumped together in a single design movement?
The post is an interesting history of the furniture designs from the Scandinavian Countries, a favorite aesthetic of ours....
From free-flowing sketches to photorealistic renderings, architects have a plethora of mediums with which to communicate their design ideas to clients and the wider world. However, one particular type of graphic representation has seen a remarkable rise in popularity in recent years: the diagram. This form of drawing has long been popular with heavyweights of the profession, such as OMA, and has since been prolifically utilized by Rem Koolhaas’ alumni — including dynamic Dutch studio MVRDV. MVRDV’s diagrams are fueled by a desire to distill ideas down to a crystallized sequence that clearly conveys the origins of an architectural concept. These drawings tell the story behind the studio’s process, helping to illustrate the firm’s logical journey toward a design solution informed by programmatic and contextual drivers. Here, we sample seven of MVRDV’s colorful diagrams and the buildings — either complete or in development — that they helped to shape
Maine-based architects' Little House on the Ferry is comprised of three cabins connected by a series of terraced decks, all constructed out of low-impact CLT panels and various energy-efficient features.
The new Lego Architecture Skyline Collection might just awake the creative talent and building imagination we all have within us, by allowing you to emulate some of the world’s most famous skyscrapers and urban sights such as New York, Berlin...
Timber buildings are regularly praised for their sustainability, as carbon dioxide removed from the atmosphere by the trees remains locked in the structure of the building. But what if you could go one better, to design buildings that not only lock in carbon, but actively absorb carbon dioxide to strengthen their structure? In this article, Ansel Oommen explores the theory and techniques of Baubotanik, a system of building with live trees that attempts to do just that...
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