Brutalist Breuer building owned by IKEA could become hotel in Connecticut

April 26, 2018 Bridget Cogley 0

IKEA is considering plans to transform a concrete structure by modernist architect Marcel Breuer in New Haven into a hotel, according to reports. Local newspaper the New Haven Independent reported that the Swedish furniture company, which owns the empty Pirelli Tire Building, is in talks to convert it. The city’s economic development administrator Matthew Nemerson is

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OMA’s Fondazione Prada Torre opens with quirky interiors and renowned contemporary art

April 26, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

A room filled with giant spinning mushrooms and a set of bright yellow-green bathrooms are among the surprises found inside the OMA-designed Torre, which opened last week as the final part of the Fondazione Prada arts complex in Milan. The white concrete structure that towers over the converted industrial site in the south of the

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OMA’s Fondazione Prada Torre opens with quirky interiors and renowned contemporary art

April 26, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

A room filled with giant spinning mushrooms and a set of bright yellow-green bathrooms are among the surprises found inside the OMA-designed Torre, which opened last week as the final part of the Fondazione Prada arts complex in Milan. The white concrete structure that towers over the converted industrial site in the south of the

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Garage Museum creates life-size recreation of Andy Warhol’s studio The Factory

April 26, 2018 Jessica Mairs 0

The Garage Museum in Moscow is hosting an exhibition dedicated to an anti-modernist manifesto from the 1960s, featuring full-scale mockups of Andy Warhol’s famous studio and a conceptual cubist home. Titled If Our Soup Can Could Speak: Mikhail Lifshitz and the Soviet Sixties, the exhibition celebrates the first English translation of The Crisis of Ugliness:

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Anaha / Solomon Cordwell Buenz

April 26, 2018 Pilar Caballero 0

Combining history, context, and culture, the Anaha tower is an extraordinary example of contemporary architectural place-making. The condominium begins the implementation of Ward Village®, which is largest Platinum Certified LEED for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND) masterplan in the country.

Five of the best houses in Indiana on Dezeen

April 26, 2018 Dan Howarth 0

Indiana, home to some of America’s best mid-century-modern architecture, is the next stop in our series of roundups highlighting impressive houses from each US state. Frost House by Emil Tessin, renovated by Karen Valentine and Bob Coscarelli This 1960s prefabricated dwelling in northern Indiana was modernised by Karen Valentine and Bob Coscarelli, who purchased the home

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4 Small Apartment Layout Ideas With Muted Pastel Decor

April 26, 2018 HD Staff 0

These four gorgeous little apartment interiors are the work of visualiser Diễm Kiều. Each of these contemporary living spaces have been arranged in clever layouts that expertly deal with the challenges of living a full modern life within the confines of a compact space. Despite limited proportions, all four homes have enviable kitchens, sociable dining […]

Piedmont Retreat / Tonic Design

April 26, 2018 Pilar Caballero 0

Wrapped in vertical stripes of Corten® steel street-side, with vast expanses of floor-to-ceiling glass and cantilevered windows overlooking the forest behind it, a modern house sits quietly in the corner of a cul-de-sac in Durham.

Spotlight: I.M. Pei

April 26, 2018 Rory Stott 0

Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei (born April 26, 1917), is arguably the greatest living member of the modernist generation of architects. When he received his Pritzker Prize in 1983, the jury citation stated that he “has given this century some of its most beautiful interior spaces and exterior forms.”

Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar Takes Shape as New Images Released

April 26, 2018 Niall Patrick Walsh 0

New images of the Jean Nouvel-designed National Museum of Qatar have been released, as construction continues in Doha ahead of its projected December 2018 opening. The architectural concept for the scheme has been inspired by the desert rose, and seeks to create a dialogue between the fluid, contemporary architectural form of the museum, and the historic objects it will contain. As quoted in a recent press release by Qatar Museums, the scheme will “give a voice to Qatar’s heritage whilst celebrating its future.”

Zaha Hadid Architects completes twisted Generali Tower in Milan

April 26, 2018 India Block 0

Zaha Hadid Architects has completed a twisted tower that soars 170 metres above Milan, making it the third tallest building in the city. The international architecture firm’s recently completed Generali Tower is one of three skyscrapers being built at the CityLife development on the previous site of Milan’s trade fair grounds. Nicknamed Lo Storto, or, The Twisted One, Zaha Hadid Architects’

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Spotlight: Gert Wingårdh

April 26, 2018 Patrick Lynch 0

One of Sweden’s most esteemed living architects, Gert Wingårdh (born 26 April 1951) brought Swedish architecture out of the tradition of the International Style and into contemporary times with his playful design spirit and love of eye-catching materials. With his use of bright colors and geometric motifs, his recent buildings have been described as “Maximalist” or “Modern Baroque.”

HL-1 House / [H] arquitectos

April 26, 2018 Rayen Sagredo 0

The proposal comes from the client’s requirement to generate a visual insight throughout the house by way of an indoor patio, ensuring that its function is not only decorative but also practical. The solution was to create an entrance to the residence through this patio, which helped us not only to provide these natural views, light and ventilation to the area but also to create a pathway from the street that allows you to discover a green and silent atmosphere. The welcoming feeling that the patio produces lengthens the entrance, where the patio becomes a passageway to the house and not just the face to the street.

Bjarke Ingels’ Twisting High Line Towers Presented in New Art Installation

April 26, 2018 Keshia Badalge 0

It was an early morning in Chelsea, and men in suits were standing around the street, ushering in guests into a dark, 12,000 square-foot exhibition space at the XI gallery. Inside, the room was lit by a centerpiece installation of the New York City skyline, sprawling upwards towards the ceiling with its reflection. Bjarke Ingels was going to unveil new plans for The XI (‘The Eleventh’), a pair of twisting towers set between 17th and 18th Streets and 10th and 11th Avenue. Es Devlin, a British artist who has stage-designed for Beyoncé and Katy Perry, was tapped by HFZ Capital Group to create three installations to present the project.

Forensic Architecture shortlisted for Turner Prize 2018

April 26, 2018 Tom Ravenscroft 0

Investigative agency Forensic Architecture has been shortlisted for this year’s Turner Prize, the UK’s most important art award. The research group, based at Goldsmiths University in London, has been recognised for its investigative exhibitions, which recreate events using spatial analysis to reveal human rights violations. Founded in 2010 by Israeli architect Eyal Weizman, the architectural investigative agency is currently working to

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