A new project adjacent to the Battersea power plant in London. Because of the scale of the building it was necessary to introduce voids within the volumes to enable daylight penetration.
Battersea Weave Office Building, London, United Kingdom by UNStudio
Responsible for landmark Louis Vuitton stores in Japan, Hong Kong, and New York, Aoki Jun uses innovative materials and construction to modulate light in their interiors.
Louis Vuitton stores, by Aoki Jun
The Farnsworth House, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1946 for his client, Dr Edith Farnsworth, is seminal. It asserted America as the pre-eminent home of modernism after the war. It also reduced (for the first time) the idea of a dwelling to its skeletal minimal.
Farnsworth House, Plano, Illinois USA by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
+ Farnsworth House National Historic Site
Buy the Book: Mies van der Rohe: A Critical Biography
Set to be the tallest building in Latin America in 2010
Orre Bicentenario, Mexico City, by OMA
Gordon Bunshaft. (American, 1909-1990) and Skidmore Owings & Merrill. Lever House, New York, New York. 1950-52. Paper, wood, plastic, plexiglass, metal, aluminum and paint.
Permanent Collection MoMA
To be completed in 2010, the Al Sharq Tower is a unique mix of an iconic form, ingenious structure, and spatial qualities of sky-high living. The purity of its form as nine cylinders defined by a spiraling filigree structure will be a timeless, elegant marker on Sheikh Zayed Road. We especially like the steel cable metaphor.
Al Sharq Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Skidmore Owings Merrill
“The Holiday Home is an experiential installation exploring areas in which the holiday home departs from modern design conventions. Visitor movement through the installation activates unexpected view corridors and the multidirectional shadows create unpredictable perspectives.”
Holiday Home, Philadelphia, USA, by UNStudio