12.22.2009

Of Beauty and Consolation: Richard Rorty

"This is one part of a series of interviews with philosophers, writers, scientist and other kinds of intellectuals about the relationship between beauty and consolation. In this part, part 23, the famous American pragmatist philosopher Richard Rorty is being interviewed."-google



This video is narrated like Rorty's personal memoir. The tragic sentiment and clarity of the dynamics of beauty is undeniably real... and of humane genius.

12.21.2009

NYTimes. The Year in Architecture

"What all of these projects share, besides being splendid architecture, is an ability to infuse a drab, lifeless neighborhood — whether it be a derelict postwar area at the far edge of Rome’s historic center or a generic new development outside Copenhagen — with a sense of joy. Like much great architecture, they create a sense of place — of collective identity — where there was none." -NICOLAI OUROUSSOFF

Here are the 7 buildings selected by the times as the masterpieces of this year:


Maxxi Contemporary Art Museum, Rome
Zaha Hadid


Copenhagen Concert Hall
Jean Nouvel


World Games’ Main Stadium, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Toyo Ito


The High Line, New York City
Field Operations and Diller Scofidio + Renfro


new academic building at the Cooper Union, New York City
Morphosis


Beekman Tower, New York City
Frank Gehry

Mary Heilmann . Inspiration

This is a very interesting video on Mary Heilmann's inspiration and art process.
Check out her intriguing musings.

Barnacle Bros.

"we specialize in the bizzaro projects that nobody wants to deal with"

Vol de Jour . by Karl Lagerfeld

VIA Design 3.0 Exhibition, Paris

here are selections from the design exhibition at Centres Pompidou, Paris
click here for the rest of wallpaper's coverage


Costes by Philippe Starck, 1982


Arc by Pascal Mourgue, 1983


Dole Melipone by Philippe Starck, 1982


Ray Nolde by Philippe Starck, 1983


Theophile by Marc Berthier, 1984


Sala by Pierre Clairefontaine, 1985


Hiro-Hito by Elizabeth Garouste and Mattia Bonetti, 1988


Palmer by Jean-Michel Wilmotte, 1988


La Lune by Andree Putman, 1990


Profil by Jean Nouvel, 1989. Now produced by Ligne Roset


Butterfly by Delo Lindo, 1992


Elements by Mathieu Lehanneur, 2006


La Pliee by Marie-Aurore Stiker-Metral, 2007. Now produced by Ligne Roset


Bois Mousse by Francois Azambourg, 1999


Right in Tension by Saleem Bhatri, 2004


Etagere Pour Livres by Philippe Nigro, 2005

Street Etiquette . Genesis of Style Teaser

Walrus TV . David Choong Lee

Vodka Pavillion by Bureau Alexander Brodsky

- a house of windows



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Review of the decade: Jonathan Glancey on architecture . The Guardian

Here are the top ten buildings of the decade compiled by Jonathan Glancey of The Guardian.
They are listed in his own respective orders though he has not given them priority.
A link to his review will follow.


Millennium Dome, London, 2000
Richard Rogers Partnership and engineers Buro Happold


Blur, Expo 02, Yverdon-les-Bains, 2002
Diller + Scofidio


Serpentine Pavilion, London, 2002
Toyo Ito and engineer Cecil Balmond


30 St Mary Axe, The Gherkin, London, 2003
Norman Foster


European Southern Observatory Hotel, Cerro Paranal, Chile, 2003
Auer and Weber and engineers Mayr and Ludescher


Beijing National Stadium, Beijing, 2008
Herzog and de Meuron X Ai Weiwei


St Pancras station, London, 2007
Alastair Lansley

Best noughties buildings: Le Viaduc de Millau, Aveyron
Le Viaduc de Millau, Aveyron, 2004
engineer Michel Virlogeux and Norman Foster


Neues Museum, Berlin, 2009
David Chipperfield
-this museum was actually redesigned and with an enormous burden of limits and constraints, hence the top 10


Burj Dubai
Adrian Smith and Bill Baker (SOM)

slides with details
review by Glancey

Art Basel Miami Beach 2009

"Art Basel Miami Beach is a delicate organism. It requires sunlight, optimism and an abundant supply of collectors with open wallets. And while there’s generally plenty of the sun around here, the other two elements were in short supply last December, to the point where some wondered whether this fair could survive. It has, by adapting to the new environment." -Kara Rosenberg (NYTimes)


Isa Genzken


Cesar Trasobares


Jim Lambie


Amy Sillman


Elmgreen & Dragset


Gabriel Orozco


Peter Liversidge


El Anatsui


Deitch Projects


Rosson Crow

12.12.2009

Le Corbusier . Villa Savoye by 300tv

Le Corbusier / Villa Savoye from 0300TV on Vimeo.

Shenzhen & Hong Kong Biennale


Snow Bull Station by Rigo 23


Snow Bull Station by Rigo 23


Walking Chairs by Sou Fujimoto


Walking Chairs by Sou Fujimoto


Creature by Triptyque


Creature by Triptyque


Footprints in the Square by MAD


LOT-US PROBES by LOT-EK


With the Wind by Jiakun Architects


Built to Wear by Ball Nogues


Built to Wear by Ball Nogues


People’s Roulette by FRANCESCHINI and ALLENDE/Futurefarmers


Demolition Relocation by Liu Xiaoliang


Demolition Relocation by Liu Xiaoliang


Demolition Relocation by Liu Xiaoliang

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