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Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona


Photo © George Apostolidis
 

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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THE GREEN HOUSE


Photo © Jeremy San
 

A monolithic copper-clad cube in the west of Singapore Island engages with its lush surroundings and is a frame for both garden and art.

Our homes are so often palettes upon which we paint our own aesthetic. For this home in Singapore, it is the owners collection of art and a memory of a copper-roofed childhood home that have shaped a brightly-coloured blank canvas.
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The Treachery of Images


© Bertrand Fèvre
 
The first prize of the International Creation of Limoges Porcelain Award was given to the 33-piece suspended sculpture of porcelain, Ceci n’est pas (70 x 100 x 70 cm) by Bertrand Fèvre, invoking the infamous Rene Magritte painting, La trahison des images (1928–29). The artist, playing with materiality, utility, scale, volume, symbology, and perspective, confronts the inherent duality and contradictions of the quotidian, while praising issues of universality, heritage and craftsmanship. For three generations, the Raynaud family has created the renown Limoges porcelain chinaware. Limoges, in west-central France, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is world-famous for its 19th century porcelain, medieval enamels on copper and oak barrels used in aging Cognac Continue Reading

The Living Wall

This past summer, the Griffis Sculpture Park in Western New York became the testing ground for a project called “The Living Wall.” 100 freshmen architecture students at the University of Buffalo designed and build 14 inhabitable structures in plywood.

ニューヨーク州立大学バッファロー校で建築を専攻する一年生達の、この夏の年度末課題を御紹介。学生時代は母校東京芸大に於いてすら、金槌を持った美術学部建築科の学生を目にしたことがなかったことと比べると、さすがはDIY(ドゥ イット ユアセルフ)の国、一般大学の一年目にこんなことをしてしまうのかと感心させられる。大工でもないのに自分で家を建ててしまうよう人がたくさんいるのも頷ける。


Courtesy of State University of New York at Buffalo Department of Architecture
 
The following information is from the faculty of Department of Architecture at State University of New York at Buffalo Continue Reading