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RETAIL: NEW ZAHA HADID VASE
By Simon Armstrong Nov 5th, 2007
Crevasse Vase, by Zaha Hadid / produced by Alessi is now available at the Design Museum. Zaha Hadid is widely known for consistently testing the boundaries of architecture, urbanism, and design. This vase, designed by Hadid and produced by Alessi, is polished 18/10 stainless steel.
The Inner World of Frank Gehry
By CHRISTOPH - November 05, 2007
...Weird thoughts indeed. Accordingly to Gehry good architecture can only evolve in a society that favours the individual genius. Maybe we can exist without significant architecture and make architecture more community-driven?...
Fuzzy Logic thinking
BY YOUNG - November 05, 2007
"According to Christopher Alexander, compartmentalization and the dissociation of internal elements are potential signs of anarchy and schizophrenia. Fuzzy logic thinking is another step of helping human thought to recognize our environment less as a world of crisp boundaries and disconnections and more as a field of swarming agents with blurred borders....
Cool built-in stairs, splyce design/build, inc.
By Materialicious - November 05, 2007
A previously unused space under an existing stair to the roof deck, was replaced with a multi-purpose millwork element. Framed with standard lumber, and covered with maple veneered panels, this piece provides roof deck access, as well as audio/video equipment storage and a built-in gas fireplace...
Best Brick Wall in England?
By by Crompton - November 4th, 2007
Moss Side Bus Garage, Manchester, has a splendid arch facing Princess Road, but the side elevation is even more remarkable: it swerves between colossal buttresses with flush Portland stone caps. All the details are odd. Even though it is blemished by signs and botched repairs this is one the best brick walls in England.
Yours for the Peeping
By Penelope Green - November 4th, 2007
JEREMY FLETCHER and Alejandra Lillo, designers at Graft, an architecture and design firm based in Berlin, Beijing and Los Angeles, were working out a dialogue between voyeurism and exhibitionism, they said, when they designed the swooping, shiny white interiors of the W Downtown, a glass-walled condominium tower to be built in 2009 in Manhattan’s financial district...