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.
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.
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.
A rendering of the mobile pavilion for Chanel designed by Zaha Hadid
The world tour starts on 02/27/08 from Hong Kong and travels to Tokyo, New York, London, Moscow and Paris.
How about a vacation above the Amazon rainforest in this flying hotel?
(a flying eco-hotel designed by Jean-Marie Massaud)