An Architect's Pop-Up Book
One of the perks of being a Dwell editor are the various fun surprises that appear in the mail—newly published books, the occasional small product, even the random staple gun (yes, really). One of the more intriguing things to cross my desk recently was Wendy Evans Joseph's unusual monograph, a chunky hardcover book entitled 'Pop Up Architecture.' Yes: a pop-up book illustrating the firms' recent work, from the Holocaust Memorial Garden in Salt lake City to a cantilevered pedestrian bridge in New York City. Here's a peek inside.
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- Perhaps the most beloved prefix these days for events and design projects -- aside from 'eco-' of course -- is 'pop-up.' Where there used to be only pop-up books and greeting cards in the olden days…
- I'm not sure whether “pop-up” is just a buzz word or a new trend, but the "pop-up" label has been slapped on sorts of events and venues across the British capital during London…
- What is a paper engineer? Something like an architect—but for paper. (Think pop-up books and origami, not bridges and skyscrapers.)
Caesarstone presents a day of color and design with the second stop of their Color Pop-Up Tour to mark the debut of an architectural installation by Thoreen&Ritter titled "You're So Vain"—a preview of the new 2013 Classico colors. The Philadelphia event begins on Thursday, October 11, and features an Elle Decor panel led by Ingrid Abramovitch as well as a cocktail party hosted by Caesarstone and Elle Decor.
- On November 17th, I went to the launch party of a very exciting collaboration between two great shops, Los Angeles design destination OK Gallery and the tightly edited San Francisco menswear…
- An experiential alternative to staid brick-and-mortar stores, pop-up shops are like the food trucks of retail—nimble, creative, and fleeting. Pioneered by L.A.
For the action-oriented reader – and we are voracious readers – there are few things better than a good pop-up book. Boisrobert & Rigaud’s Popville is both enchanting and clever, with a subtle touch of the bittersweet. And it is every bit as engaging for parents as it is for kids. Featuring color-blocked cut-outs that would make Mondrian proud, the book tracks the evolution of cities, from a rural farmhouse to factories and apartments. A fascinating conversation piece, Popville will likely rally as much attention from the coffee table as it will from the bedside table.
- Architecture for Humanity installed a pop up in New York City for two weeks, creating an unlikely plaza next to a skate park and underneath the Manhattan Bridge.