It’s good to see a BROTHER in a world dominated by whites. Born in Tanzania, David Adjaye based in London is one of the most talked about young architects today. Museum of Contemporary Art in Denver, his first building in the US, opened last fall, and he has opened an office in New York City besides his offices in London and Berlin. Architect David Adjaye is clearly on the move.
I am looking forward to his future projects in Japan where a foreign architect is usually given the most freedom and the best engineers and contractors in the world. Unlike New York City where we find many mediocre architectures by star architects these days (it’s not really their fault, I have to say), Japan is an amazing showcase of architectural gems. One thing for sure – it is going to be a real test for David Adjaye to build something there. Continue Reading
Philippe Starck seems to have been consumed by his own profession, but designer Gwenael Nicolas may have found something almost spiritual in being a designer. Continue Reading
“Some of the best wine is made from vines that have to struggle for a foothold on steep slopes, and the same is true for residential architecture in Los Angeles.”
(Michael Webb, British architect and author) Continue Reading
These guys are awesome. This is Americans at their best. They are not trying to be sophisticated or stylish. Like Pollock, Serra and Gehry, they are cowboys with amazingly creative minds. Look at their… office? shop? studio? It’s even more glorious than the shack that Frank Gehry had some 20 years ago. It’s the kind of place where starving artists smoke some weed together (and work, of course). By the way, these two guys, Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, are architects.
This unconventional house designed by Hiroshi Nakamura, a young architect based in Tokyo, has a wall in the living room which has been pushed outside creating a big ‘bump’ in the facade of the house Continue Reading
The world’s first 40 feet underwater hotel is set to open early 2009. The 24 suites and luxury apartments will be set up on Fiji.
Poseidon Undersea Resort
The much anticipated exhibition organized by Chanel in an unusual museum designed by Zaha Hadid opens in Hong Kong today. Visit the website, it’s simply awesome.
Related Links: Hong Kong Hustle | Chanel Mobile Art
This is an amazingly tiny house in Tokyo designed by Sschemata, an architecture firm based in Tokyo. The footprint of this house is only 265 square feet. Continue Reading
This is not new… the previous post just reminded me of it.
And there are three good reasons for this to be a post:
1. Rendering – mesmerizingly beautiful !
2. Zaha Hadid – I’m not a big fan of her architecture but have a deep respect for a woman who thrive in a field dominated by men.
3. “Je veux être de ce qui arrive” – I love this quote by Coco Chanel.
The world tour starts on 02/27/08 from Hong Kong and travels to Tokyo, New York, London, Moscow and Paris.
Chanel Mobile Art
Zaha Hadid Architects
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How about a vacation above the Amazon rainforest in this flying hotel?
(a flying eco-hotel designed by Jean-Marie Massaud)