This Iconic bridge is a cable-stayed, masted structure, one of the finest structures built in this century. To accommodate the expansion and contraction of the concrete deck, each column splits into two thinner, more flexible columns below the roadway, forming an A-frame above deck level. The tapered form of the columns both expresses their structural loads and minimises their profile in elevation. The bridge enables motorists to take a drive through the sky, 270 metres (equivalent to the height of the Eiffel Tower) above the Tarn River valley for a 2.5 kilometre stretch through France’s Massif Central mountains.
Millau Viaduct, by Foster and Partners Co-architects: Chapelet-Defol-Mousseigne
Selections from the Press Release:
For Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec, working with galleries is a chance to breathe outside the usual constraints that characterise their enthusiastic contribution to industrial design.
The disturbing, long black lamp, invents a pivoting principle that leans on the ceiling. It moves like a living organism, like a three-headed hydra. The exaggerated diameter evokes the imposing size of Venetian chandeliers.
The moulded polyester tables, with their synthetic appearance, are huge monolithic shapes that are barely off the ground. Their white and unreal aspect makes them seem like floating ice floes.
Just as impressive in terms of dimension (4m wide, 2.20m high), the screen is more of a « fabric wall » than a mobile separation. One is seduced by these patches of wool in abstract, geometric, stitched shapes in clashing colours. The design of the aluminium chassis on which these huge wool covers are “placed” reminds us of a saddle maker’s workshop with skins hanging on metal trestles.
These four objects do not constitute a collection by any means as they were all designed at different times. However, they do represent the constant research of the Bouroullec brothers into the notion of the “quality of the atmosphere”. The use of fabric is one answer. In this case, it is a vehicle for colour, and the huge, flat, monochrome surfaces bring to mind abstract paintings.
Exhibition, by Ronan y Erwan Bouroullec, at Kreo Gallery in Paris, via: Arkinetia
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New house in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain
Vivienda en Jardín del Sol, Tacoronte, by Antonio Corona Bosch, Arsenio Pérez Amaral, Corona y P. Amaral Arquitectos
Not just a lamp, but a “space definer” made for the Monica Danet prize.
Portique, by Adrien Rovero
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David Chipperfield has won an international competition to masterplan an arts and technology quarter in Segovia, Spain.
Arts and Technology Quarter Winner David Chipperfield, from bd
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One of Sweden’s most important postwar designers, Stig Lindberg created whimsical studio ceramics during a long career with the Gustavsberg pottery factory.
“Veckla” vase, white stoneware with clear matte glaze, 1950s, $265.00 – $680.00, by Stig Lindberg, from Freeforms
When In New York, visit the current exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Design and the Elastic Mind. If you can’t make it, the website is fun.
Exhibition: Design and the Elastic Mind, New York, MoMA
Barnaby Barford (b.1977) graduated from the Royal College of Art and has worked with prestigious companies including Nymphenburg as well as creating his one-off pieces. (shown here)
Mary had a little lamb, (Price on request), by Barnaby Barford, at David Gill Galleries