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Maya Lin in California

Showcasing Artist Maya Lin’s latest drawings, sculptures and installations.

Exhibition: ”Maya Lin: Systemic Landscapes,”, for Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

via: Los Angeles Times

Villa NM by UNStudio

An elegant solution for a sloping site, this single family home hits all the right notes.

Villa NM, Upstate New York, USA, by UNStudio

Polypropylene links

LINK is a new product designed by PearsonLloyd, which was developed in response to a commission by ARPRO to investigate potential new uses of expanded polypropylene within the contract furniture and interiors market. EPP is a lightweight high performance material traditionally used in the packaging and automotive industries. 

LINK, by PearsonLloyd

Icon: Millau Viaduct

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

Ronan et Erwan Bouroullec Exhibit at Kreo Gallery


 

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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Concrete House in Tenerife

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

via: Arkinetia

Portique

Not just a lamp, but a “space definer” made for the Monica Danet prize.

Portique, by Adrien Rovero

New Work from New York

NEWWORK magazine is a large-format newspaper publication for readers who appreciate the value of new ideas. Designed and published biannually by studio NEWWORK, issue no.1 shows a selection of contributors solely from New York. Seven artists chosen by studio newwork present new ideas and images of art, design, high fashion, culture, and politics. From art directors to business leaders, from design students to curators, audience can find exiting new work and talent. Customized typefaces to reflect each contributors’ work stimulate thinking about typography in graphic design.

NEWWORK, $13.99, by newworkmag.com

News: David Chipperfield Wins Project in Spain

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

Times RSS Newsreader

A welcome application for reading your RSS feeds. ”Instead of treating news like email (as most RSS readers do), presents you with headlines and photos from a variety of sources all in one place, letting you more easily discover the news you want to read. Like your own personal newspaper”.

Mac OS 10.5 Download: Times, $30.00, by Acrylic

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