Unwoven Light - It was about one year ago that we launched the World-Architects eMagazine with Yasuaki Onishi's reverse of volume RG, a topographical form suspended in the Rice University Art Gallery in Houston, Texas. Soo Sunny Park's Unwoven Light, on display until August 30, recalls the earlier installation, yet in lieu of a monochrome palette, the artificial and natural light refracted through the Plexiglas pieces bathes the gallery in brilliant colors. jh
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Instead of basing the design for the Geo Metria residence on an abstract concept dreamt up in their offices, Mount Fuji Architects Studio aimed to draw out the latent potential for habitation that already existed within the site by carefully observing its geography and climate. In other words, they let the land determine the form of the architecture. Perhaps that’s why the structure and its spaces blend so seamlessly with their surroundings.
What is the state of architectural publishing today? How, if at all, are publishers responding to the changes to reading brought on by digital technologies, such as E-books and E-readers? These and other questions are the focus of our Short Survey of Architectural Publishing, in which we asked publishers of books on architecture a series of questions about publishing, technology, and the books they produce.
Switzerland's Studio Zimoun are masters at manipulating space and sound through the use of repetitive elements and kinetic devices. Three recent installations in Germany, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland, documented through short films, really convey the sensory qualities that result from the studio’s unexpected uses of cardboard, cork, motors, metal, and even water.
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.
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center