Link About It: This Week's Picks
1. United Arab Emirates Aims to Colonize Mars by 2117 Potentially named City of Wisdom, a fully functioning outpost for 600,000 people on Mars is a new goal for the United Arab Emirates. And the target year happens to be 2117. Appropriately named...
Interview: Ma Yansong, Founder MAD Architects
by Alessandro De Toni When Westerners think about Chinese architecture, we oftentimes have two images in mind: old, grand pagodas settled on the top of a hill or titanic mega-projects breaking global records. Understanding the essence of Chinese...
WATG's Great Architectural Bake-Off
We're in the midst of Archtober—NYC's sixth annual month-long celebration of architecture and design, complete with innovative programming and activities. To honor the month in a clever, tasty way, hospitality architectural firm WATG and their design...
Architect Soo K Chan's Understanding of Design
Across the more than 40 international projects architect Soo K Chan has touched—from public works to resorts, homes and even furniture—a clear design language has been declared that balances a pristine, organized stature with a sense of awe. Chan...
Cole Haan SS16 at Calatrava's Oculus
A decade in the making (and costing roughly $4 billion dollars to construct), architect Santiago Calatrava's stunning, bone-like Oculus WTC Transit Hub opened to the public partially last week. It will take time for most to make their way down to scope...
American architecture icon Frank Lloyd Wright created the Peacock Chair for Toyko's Imperial Hotel, which was demolished in 1968. Now housed in various museums across the world, the model up for grabs features original moleskine upholstery and aged...
Set of Three Vases
Architect and legend Tadao Ando designed a trio of Murano glass vases for Venini and needless to say, the result is exquisite. Murano's expert glassblowers bring Ando's genius to life in twisted trianglular tubes reminiscent of the architect's modernist...
Phaidon's Monograph on Ettore Sottsass
As the mastermind behind vibrant, eccentric furniture—not to mention the iconic Olivetti ‘Valentine’ typewriter—Italy's Ettore Sottsass established himself as one of the most important contributors to the Postmodernist movement. This famed founder...
Charged: inFORM, a Revolutionary Design Tool
Virtual reality has made huge strides over the past few years, but for pioneers like the scientists at the MIT Media Lab, digital simulations have begun taking actual, material shape. Formally known as the Tangible Bits project (which was presented...
Charged: Isaïe Bloch
At the most recent 3D Printshow in London, artist and architect Isaïe Bloch took top honors as Artist of the Year with his work "Satire." The intricate sculpture is just one of many that illuminates his multidisciplinary mastery, magnetizing vision...
Contoured around natural seating postures, the Sylki Chair is the latest furniture design from Brooklyn-based studio POD Design. By considering ergonomics the geometrical chair's surface features highly specific undulations and indentations designed...
Edward Durell Stone: Modernism's Populist Architect
Controversial modernist, notorious drinker, architectural tycoon—Edward Durell Stone wore many hats during his long and storied career. In "Edward Durell Stone: Modernism's Populist Architect," historian Mary Anne Hunting hopes to uncover...