An existing house has been completely reimagined as part of a larger schema for the site. The new addition branches from the old across the slope, unfolding to engage with expansive views stretching over Bass Strait and Port Phillip Bay. A skin of copper on the sides of the house is taut and crisply defining. It is sliced open to frame the views that have been divined from the site. Over time the copper will develop a green patina, settling the building into its context.
Oslo Central Station is located in the heart of central Oslo, as a transport hub between Oslo and the rest of the world. Kristin Jarmund Architects, C.F. Møller Architects and Rodeo Architects, in collaboration with Bollinger & Grohmann Engineers and Transsolar, have published a planning proposal for the address Biskop Gunnerus gate 14B at the Central Station for KLP Eiendom. The project is a further development of a winning proposal, developed by Kristin Jarmund Architects and C.F. Møller Architects, in a prequalified architectural competition in 2009.
A new book that traces the rise and fall of New York design store Moss, written by its former owners, has made Aaron Betsky nostalgic for the “theatre” of retail they created. At the turn of the millennium, the true “mecca of modernism” was not the Museum of Modern Art, but Moss. A store selling designed objects curated – as we would now say – by the eponymous Murray Moss with his partner, Franklin Getchell, Mossoffered a window onto a world where every form and surface was perfect.
Patricia Urquiola has created a daybed and side table for Spanish textile brand Gan, with its roots in 16th-century India. The Garden Layers collection is designed by Urquiola to reference the architecture and traditions of the Mughal Empire, which ruled India for approximately three centuries.
The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) has announced the opening date for their new home, the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC). Set to open August 31 of this year, the CAC will be the “home to everything architecture in Chicago.” The 20,000-square-foot structure is located at 111 East Wacker Drive, just above the dock for the River Cruise offered by the CAF.
In 1906, American architect Stanford White was murdered on the roof of a building he had designed sixteen years earlier. The now well-known story goes like this:
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Changing perspective can make a big difference, which applies to photography like anything else in life. Of course, the Brandenburg Gate and Mount Rushmore are majestic when they are framed at the right angle, but may seem banal when they are not the central focus of the photo taking.
In a fantastic urban renewal process, the Mexican government recently collaborated with a group of street artists known as “Germen Nuevo Muralismo Mexicano”, to paint a 20,000-square-meter mural in front of the facades of 209 houses in the district of Palmitas in the city of Pachuca. The project was designed to bring about visual and social transformation by temporarily providing jobs and, according to some reports, has even reduced violence and crime in the neighborhood. To take color is to take light and to carry light is to lead life. If you want to know more work, click here: Germen .