As it happens at the end of every year, some of the biggest publications make their “Best Of” lists. Wired Magazine was no different. In their list, they name 25 different buildings designed by an array of architects who are all household names; everyone from OMA and SOM, to our previously featured Diller Scofidio and … More Wired Magazine Lists 2016’s Architecture “Masterpieces”
Source: archdaily.com VIΛ 57 West, designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group for the Durst Organization, introduces a new typology to New York City: the Courtscraper. The 830 000 sq ft highrise combines the density of the American skyscraper with the communal space of the European courtyard, offering 709 residential units with a lush 22 000 sq ft … More Bjarke Ingels’ VIΛ 57 West is Officially Open!
I think its safe to say that every creative soul has a moment, or likely several moments, when the clouds part and the light shines through to reveal an inspiring example of artistry. An example of what could be done, an inspiration of what hasn’t been done yet, and more importantly, an example of how … More Where it All Began – Jewish Museum Berlin
Let me start with a quote from the late, great, Dame Zaha Hadid: “If you want an easy life, don’t be an architect.” Truer words have never been spoken. For as long as I can remember I wanted to be an architect. When people ask me what got me interested in this profession I often … More 3 Things I Learned After Architecture School.
Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Coco Chanel, Marc Jacobs and now… Dr. Bill Lumsden? Scotch drinkers everywhere were probably just as surprised, and yet intrigued, as I was by the notion of one of the most beloved distilleries and whisky brands taking their talents from the barrel rooms to runways. But what would this new must-have item … More #BeyondtheCask
It’s been about 2 months. The news isn’t by any means new. But the impact is no less diminished. The passing of Dame Zaha Hadid rocked the architectural community and to a larger extent, the design world as a whole. To recap the details of her passing would be overtly redundant since every major news … More Thank You Zaha
Let’s start with the obvious: we’ve been missing in action. For that, our sincerest apologies. But enough dwelling on the past, we’re back! And in full effect! New website, new content, new projects and of course, new whisk(e)y! So excuse us while we cue the celebration. A lot has transpired since you last heard … More Back At It Again, For The Very Third Time.
Remember that classic saying, “once you’ve hit rock bottom, there’s nowhere to go but up”? Like the short athletically challenged kid in gym class turned NBA player, places like New York and Chicago (Hi Finn) kind of took that mantra to heart. Not only have cities like these been there, built that, tore it down, and built it again… … More Breaking New [under]Ground
Bear with me here, for I will try to do my best rendition of Ralph Edwards. But first, a little context: For a designer, one of the greatest honors is to have produced a body of work throughout one’s career that is worthy of being displayed and discussed. For some, it may take a lifetime to … More Mr. Adjaye, This is Your Life
Source: archdaily Slated for completion in 2017, construction on the Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) Sports Centre has begun. The complex, designed by gmp Architekten, will combine sports, leisure and cultural facilities along with generous retail and hotel areas all embedded in a generous public landscape. Read more about this addition to China’s Suzhou Industrial Park after the break. From the architect: Suzhou is … More Construction Begins on gmp Architekten’s SIP Sports Centre in China