The Brazilian shoemaker Melissa, known for their collaborations with some of the hottest designers from different fields, teamed up with Zaha Hadid this time. They built a massive sculpture of the shoe to show off the design (video below).
The video reminds me a lot of what I used to do when I was a more productive and constructive person. My old studios in DUMBO looked quite similar to what you see here. Those are the good old days.
I went to see the Chanel Mobile Art Pavillion, which just opened in Tokyo on Saturday. I have to say it’s a strange architecture, but it actually fits nicely in a lot next to the Yoyogi National Stadium designed by Kenzo Tange, Japan’s foremost postwar architect, and constructed for the Olympic Games of 1964. Continue Reading
Evidently, the era of starchitects is not going to be over anytime soon…
Zaha Hadid’s recent winning design for a museum in Vilnius, Lithuania, which may partly serve as an exhibition space for The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and The State Hermitage Museum looks like the big mother of Chanel Mobile Art.
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
“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