"Brainforest", 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa, Japan. Photo: Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger
Gerda Steiner & Jörg Lenzlinger - On May 12, the Swiss duo's latest exhibition To Go for a Walk In the Woods and Unleash Ones Thoughts opens at the Buchmann Galerie in Lugano, Switzerland. On May 9, the artists will appear at i2a istituto internazionale di architettura (also in Lugano) to discuss their Eye Apples – Site specific installations (Free, program in English). Pictured is Brainforest, part of their "Eye Apples" series and a hint of what will be found in Lugano. jh
Cooper-Hewitt's 2012 National Design Award Winners
The Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has announced the winners of the 2012 National Design Awards, which recognize excellence across a variety of disciplines. More
Starchitects to Vie for Park Avenue Skyscraper
Developer L&L Holding Co. is holding an invited design competition for a skyscaper to replace a 1950s tiered glass box at 425 Park Avenue in New York City. More
OMA Designs Garage Center for Contemporary Culture
OMA has unveiled its design for the new Garage Center for Contemporary Culture in Moscow's Gorky Park. The project is a renovation of the 1960s-era Vremena Goda (Seasons of the Year) restaurant. More
MAXXI Museum may Close
The Zaha Hadid-designed MAXXI Museum in Rome may close in response to a large hole in the institution's accounts. The museum, which opened only two years ago, won the RIBA Stirling Prize. More
Sky-Frame: the architects' choice - For more than 10 years the frameless sliding doors by Sky-Frame have inspired architects and house owners alike with their filigree design. In the form of cinematic portraits, seven renowned architects lay out why Sky-Frame is your ideal partner. View the portraits now.
Qinmo Village in the Northwest of Guangdong Province, China, with about 1,800 villagers, is based on growing rice, keeping pigs and chickens. The income of the migrant workers is invested in bigger houses and decoration. With a project by John Lin and Joshua Balchover (rufwork) the education of the local community in many aspects is aided to shift towards economic self-sufficiency.
Studio Visit: Cannon Design- "Power House" is the intriguing name of Cannon Design’s St. Louis, Missouri, office. It's also an apt moniker considering that the impressive brick edifice once served as a coal-fired steam power station for a dozen downtown buildings. The 1928 structure, which stood vacant for three decades before Cannon Design bought it in 2007, now houses 90 employees on four floors. On a sunny and mild winter day earlier this year World-Architects got a tour the Power House.
In memory of Swiss artist David Weiss, who died on April 27, 2012, here is an excerpt of the 30-minute film Der Lauf der Dinge (The Way Things Go), his best-known project with longtime collaborator Peter Fischli. Originally exhibited in 1987 at “Documenta 8” in Kassel, Germany, the humorous and poetic work shows a series of everyday objects propelling themselves across a large studio space, creating an explosive chain reaction.
For the second year, Portuguese architects Bruno André and Francisco Salgado Ré (together known as AND-RÉ) have won the Iberian Urban Equipment Prize. Last year AND-RÉ won for the lighting design “Verso,” and this year's award in the “urban furniture” category is for their “Pac Man” recycling bins. More
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