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イラストレーターMassimo Alfaioli氏とのインタヴュー

Massimo Alfaioli

        © Massimo Alfaioli

The Curator-at-Large of LA-based The Institute for Art and Olfaction (IAO) and the Co-Founder of The Honolulu Biennial Foundation (HBF), Dr. Kóan Jeff Baysa interviews Italian artist Massimo Alfaioli about his work in illustration and a new project for A Lab on Fire.
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ミラノ郊外で児童書のイラストレーターとして長年活躍してきたマッシモ・アルファイオリ(Massimo Alfaioli)氏が、子ども達に親しまれてきた数々の作品とはかなり趣の異なっている最近の作品群や、趣味である園芸と香水について語ってくれた。
インタヴュアーを務めてくれたのは、ホノルル・ビエンナーレの共同創立者であり医学博士でもあるコーアン・ジェフ・ベイサ(Kóan Jeff Baysa)氏。ベイサ氏は、ロサンゼルスにあるインスティチュート・オブ・アート アンド オルファクション(The Institute for Art and Olfaction)の主任キューレーターを務める嗅覚芸術の権威でもある。
現代アートの創作現場では、騒音としか思えない大音量の音楽の中でアーティストが作品の制作に没頭する様にしばしば出会うが、アルファイオリ氏のスタジオではその日の制作に合った音楽と香水が気分を高めることに不可欠であると語っていることが興味深い。
五感が一体になったアートというものが、少しづつ増えてきている今日この頃。視覚美術が専門とは云え、嗅覚が制作環境作りに大きな役割を持っているというのは嬉しいことだ。
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The White Walls, Cyprus

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The White Walls, Cyprus

The White Walls, Cyprus

The White Walls, Cyprus

The White Walls, Cyprus

The White Walls, Cyprus

via yatzer.com | photos © Yiorgis Yerolymbos

Message on the Walls: Jean Nouvel Completes Pixelated Tower in Nicosia, Cyprus

The Cypriot capital of Nicosia made some serious waves in the architecture world a few years ago, when Zaha Hadid Architects won the competition for the redesign of the city’s main square. Essentially a bridge spanning Nicosia’s Venetian moat, the square will be transformed into a curvaceous, brilliant-white platform that will connect the within-the-walls old city with the contemporary city centre beyond. Standing on the contemporary side of this division is another, recently completed landmark that glows in the strong Mediterranean sun: The White Walls, a mixed-use white-concrete tower designed by French Pritzker award-winning architect, Jean Nouvel, and constructed by Nice Day Developments – a construction company founded in 1996 by businessman and famous art collector Dakis Joannou and his son Christos Joannou.
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Canyon Barn, Washington

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Canyon Barn, Washington

Canyon Barn, Washington

Canyon Barn, Washington

Canyon Barn, Washington

via dezeen.com | photos © Tim Bies

MW Works transforms century-old Washington barn into rural family retreat

Seattle-based MW Works has overhauled an early-20th-century barn to create a family holiday home that celebrates rustic materials and fittings. MW Works was tasked with completely modernising the old working barn, which is located in Washington state, and transforming it into a three-bedroom residence that it calls Canyon Barn. The architects sought to retain as much of the original structure as possible, and to reuse any materials or fixtures they could. “A blend of preservation and intervention, this project updates an ageing barn without losing the memory of its history,” explained the team.
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Lillestrøm Bicycle Hotel, Norway

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Lillestrøm Bicycle Hotel

Lillestrøm Bicycle Hotel

Lillestrøm Bicycle Hotel

Lillestrøm Bicycle Hotel

via designboom.com

Lillestrøm Bicycle Hotel by Various Architects opens to the public in Norway

With the increasing popularity of cycling in the city, Norway has set ambition goals to create an environmental and sustainable future: today, a number of railway stations will have a bicycle hotel to promote that particular mode of transportation. One great example is the Lillestrøm Bicycle Hotel, completed by Norwegian studio Various Architects, and which first opened in October 2016. Various Architects, in collaboration with ROM Eiendom AS and the Norwegian National Railways, hopes to make a positive contribution to the surroundings with this project. Indeed, the Lillestrøm Bicycle Hotel gives back the space it has occupied by providing a public rooftop which directly connects to the main train station square.
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Dig for victory

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Dig for victory

Dig for victory

Dig for victory

Dig for victory

via wallpaper.com | Photos © Bruno Ehrs

A former military bunker on a remote Swedish peninsula is commandeered as a superior subterranean summerhouse

One sunny summer’s day three years ago, a small delegation of people stepped out of a run-down military Jeep onto an overgrown field on the Bungenäs peninsula on the Swedish island of Gotland, taking the concept of purchasing property sight unseen to a whole new level. There, equipped with a torn, faded piece of paper – a formerly classified architectural plan of the subterranean bunker that lay underneath their feet – architect Erik Gardell shared his vision for the plot of land.
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BSL 2, Mississippi

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BSL 2, Mississippi

BSL 2, Mississippi

BSL 2, Mississippi

BSL 2, Mississippi

BSL 2, Mississippi

via emerymcclure.com

The BSL 2 House is a Gulf-side 2nd home in the historically designated area of Bay St. Louis. It is not only the client’s second home but it is the second design and second site for the house. The simple goals for the home are to create a small interior 3 bedroom 2 bath house, efficient in space and low on maintenance while maximizing the exterior spaces. The more complicated goals include designing a house that can be open when occupied and closed when not as it is 300’ from the Gulf of Mexico and must be secure from storms. For anyone who lives in hurricane prone areas, “boarding up the house” is an important part of storm preparation as it not only protects the home but also the neighbor’s. The clients, who live just far enough away and along the major evacuation routes to make “boarding up” even more difficult than it already is, requested that the house could be boarded up as part of the design. They did not want the off-the-shelf hurricane shutters, they wanted large pieces of glass, and they wanted the house to look inviting even when it was closed for a storm or when the owners were away. Couple these goals with the historic district requirements and the design challenge is set.
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Expanding Melbourne’s Suburban Typology

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Expanding Melbourne’s Suburban Typology

Expanding Melbourne’s Suburban Typology

Expanding Melbourne’s Suburban Typology

Expanding Melbourne’s Suburban Typology

via habitusliving.com | Photos © Dan Hocking

Architecture firm DKO teamed up with property developer Milieu to create a series of townhouses in Melbourne’s Preston with the aim of creating boutique architecturally designed homes for the growing suburb.

The newest collection of townhouses on Albert Street in Melbourne’s Preston was designed with the intent to build on the suburb’s status as a flourishing hub coming into its own within the city. Seeking the opportunity to add something inherently ‘Melbourne’ to the suburb’s streetscape, boutique property developer Milieu worked in collaboration with DKO Architecture and DKO’s development sister, Open Field to turn their vision into a reality.
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