Tuesday 21st October 2014

Entries filed under Architecture

Balthazar Korab

Posted on 17/09/10.

Balthazar Korab is a photographer based in Detroit, Michigan who specializes in architectural, art and landscape photography. He was born in Budapest in 1926 and migrated to France in 1949. In 1955, Korab arrived in the United States, and Eero Saarinen employed him to photograph the architectural design process. The photo here is of Saarinen’s Dulles International Airport Terminal, Chantilly, Virginia, circa 1962. The excellent new exhibition ‘Speed Limits’ at the Wolfsonian has some beautiful prints of Korab’s photos of the inside of the North Carolina Mutual Life Building.

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Julius Shulman

Posted on 14/08/10.

Julius Shulman (October 10, 1910 – July 15, 2009) was an American architectural photographer best known for this photograph Case Study House #22, Los Angeles, 1960. Shulman’s photography spread California Mid-century modern around the world. Some of his photographs, like the iconic shots of Frank Lloyd Wright’s or Pierre Koenig’s remarkable structures, have been published countless times. The brilliance of buildings like those by Charles Eames, as well as those of his close friend, Richard Neutra, was first brought to light by Shulman’s photography.
Celebrating Shulman’s life and career, the film VISUAL ACOUSTICS narrated by Dustin Hoffman is must see.

Link: http://www.juliusshulmanfilm.com/

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House in the trees

Posted on 10/05/10.

Martín Fernández de Lema and Nicolás F. Moreno Deutsch have built this amazing house in Mar Azul, Buenos Aires. They weren’t allowed by law to remove any trees on the site, so instead of relocating, they built the house around the trees. The result is a beautiful combination of wood, concrete, space, and nature.

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Posted on 26/03/10.

We came across while researching a new project we are working on for a bar in Miami. Bar Guru Bar, a project by KLab in Athens included the renovation of the facade and the creation of a jazz club on the third floor. The building was totally transformed by being covered with a rusted metallic panel which looks striking against the concrete and blue sky that surround it.

Link: http://www.klab.gr/

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Troika’s Cloud

Posted on 04/03/10.

London based art & design practice Troika were commissioned to create a signature piece of sculpture for Terminal 5 at Heathrow.

In response, they created ‘Cloud’, a five meter long digital sculpture whose surface is covered with 4638 flip-dots that can be individually addressed by a computer to animate the entire skin of the sculpture.

Although worth checking if you’re a Mac user is their ‘Newton Virus’...

Link: http://troika.uk.com

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Koolhas does shoes

Posted on 25/02/10.

When the Dutch architect Rem Koolhas met Galahad Clark, the seventh generation of the Clark’s shoe-making dynasty, a strange new shoe brand was born. United Nude. This shoe, the Eamz is conceptually inspired by a furniture design classic; the Charles and Ray Eames chair. The United Nude Eamz shoe is an ode to their vision. It’s great to see an unusual crossover of disciplines at the intersection between design and fashion; architecture, furniture design and shoe making all creating something familiar but totally unique.

Link: http://www.unitednude.com

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Katsuyuki Fujimoto

Posted on 23/02/10.

This house called simply Oy, was built in 2002 by Japanese architect Katsuyuki Fujimoto. It is in Kyoto and built from reinforced concrete and timber. It acts like a blank canvas changing with the light throughout the day. Contemporary minimal Japanese design at it’s best, we love it.

Link: http://www.fk-ao.com/

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