Hotel Viura, Rioja, Spain
…how wine producers are using architecture to seduce consumers
Although the Phoenicians first bled wine from the river Ebro’s environs, Rioja’s image only recently got a makeover. Motivated by worship of wine, inspired by the edificial dynamism of crowded Napa and showcasing Spain’s purveyors of new wave gastronomy in their chic restaurants, the region’s enlightened bodegas, shimmering sharply and curvaceously in concrete, glass and steel, represent an affluent confidence.
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installation by Bik Van der Pol
Bik Van der Pol, Museo D’Arte Contemporanae Roma
The new installation by Bik Van der Pol – a house with hundreds of butterflies inspired by Mies van der Rohe’s popular Farnsworth House – is the work chosen to inaugurate the new wing of the MACRO museum.
(4 December 2010 – 13 February 2011)
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木村信也氏（チャボ エンジニアリング代表）の動画とストーリが Yatzer™ に — ええこと言うてはる。
V.O.W N°4 // Enjoy a ride with Shinya Kimura
The qualities of a great craftsman begin way beyond their first interaction with the tool. In many instances, the education begins with vision. Growing up around the smell of oil and steel, Shinya Kimura has always been fascinated by motorcycles.
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Interview with Piergiorgio Robino (Studio Nucleo)
Nucleo is a joint project developed by three artists under the direction of Piergiorgio Robino. Founded in Turin in 1997, Nucleo works collaboratively on interdisciplinary projects that bring together contemporary art, design and architecture. “Today,” says Robino, “Nucleo’s goal is to create projects that may be entirely devised and managed in our studio. We are art designers who ask themselves questions, in other words: we are ‘problematic artisans’.”
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Michael Sheen and Garret Hedlund in “Tron: Legacy” (Walt Disney Co.) The float pilsner flutes, one of several variations of float glassware — a line of thermally resistant glassware designed and sold by molo studio, appeared on Star Trek …
Photo © Nelson Kon
São Paulo rocks!
Volume B’s raw concrete finish has been my favorite since it opened in 2007. IMO, it transcends the impeccable finish of Ando’s concrete, period.
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