On the Virtues of Small Projects - As we were putting together the awards, competitions, completed buildings, exhibition, and monographs for our biannual Selected News from Selected Architects, one of the projects that stood out is Min | Day's design for the Bemis InfoShop in Nebraska. The design reminds us of the qualities of small projects—details, tactility, experimentation, and craft—that occur even with small budgets. The design also reminds us that these qualities should be considered whatever the scale of a project. jh
Bemis InfoShop reception desk & wall. Photo: Larry Gawel
On April 25, the new Messe Basel building opened its doors for Baselworld, the World Watch and Jewelry Show, what is the driving force behind the new three-story addition designed by Herzog & de Meuron. With its top two floors perched above a glass base and straddling a roadway, the aluminum cladding attracts the most attention. Rippling across three elevations, the metal bands separate in some areas to admit light and hint at the exhibition spaces behind.
05.24.2013 - 09.01.2013
Chicago Cultural Center
06.03.2013 - 09.15.2013
LACMA, Resnick Pavilion