space designed by Jaime Hayon
Revitalization Groninger Museum Completed
Since the opening in 1994, a total of 3,732,000 visitors have paid a visit to the Groninger Museum. However, on account of this overwhelming success the building was due for a revitalization. New spaces by Studio Job, Jaime Hayon and Maarten Baas were added to the museum and opened December 18, 2010.
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Pals Buckminster Fuller and Isamu Noguchi frequented the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue at 47th Street in Manhattan and ‘most certainly saw this vaulted relief ceiling in the penthouse. Urban legend has it that this ceiling pattern at least partially inspired Fuller in the design of his famous geodesic dome.
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The new Mandarin Oriental Hotel by Patricia Urquiola in Barcelona
In the Sleep Hotel Design Awards in London, we were introduced to the award wining restaurant ‘Blanc’ in the new Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona. Instantly we were drawn to it and craved to present it to our Yatzer readers even as the slides of the interiors were still projecting on the wall.
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Chicago architect Harry Weese designed the metro stations that used exposed concrete in repeating geometric patterns. The vaulted-ceiling design of the stations made the 2007 America’s Favorite Architecture list compiled by the AIA.
Photo © Matthew Donaldson
Glassware With a Surreal Bent Captured By Acclaimed Photographer Matthew Donaldson
The concept of “modern” wine was born in 1976 after the now infamous “Judgement of Paris,” when several Californian varietals triumphed in a blind taste test against much-lauded French vintages (later immortalized in Randall Miller’s 2008 film Bottle Shock). From that watershed moment, minds and palettes across the globe were opened to vintages from the New World, as evidenced in the exhibition How Wine Became Modern: Design + Wine 1976 to Now, currently at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art.
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Unusual ceiling treatment in a building that formerly housed Boeing’s Continental Graphics and an Edsel car dealership. The block is now being developed to become the locus of a new destination district in Los Angeles.