- Few forms of reading leave a physical reminder of the act itself, but to page through the two volumes of collected newsprints from Storefront for Art and Architecture is to truly feel and see the ink…
49 cities is a call to re-engage cities as the site of radical thinking and experimentation, moving beyond ‘green building’ towards an embrace of ideas, scale, vision and common sense combined with delirious imagination in the pursuit of empowering questioning and re-invention.
This design from Restoration Hardware might be the classiest of the lot. Perfect to match your leather wingback chair and mother-of-pearl letter opener.
The Storefront for Art and Architecture is inaugurating their 2010-2011 exhibition season with The Bridge Project, a new chapter in the Perfect Home project by Do Ho Suh, an artist known for his post-minimalist sculptural works that grapple with notions of home, place, site, and memory.
Over the past two years Do Ho Suh and his team of researchers, architects, and designers have created conceptual bridge designs to connect Seoul and New York. Using different technologies, structures, and forms Suh contends with the issues of climate, biodiversity, and human activity. This conceptual project, which roots back to Do Ho Suh’s first drawings of this inhabitable bridge in 1999, proposes to build a bridge that joins two homes into one, connecting the spatial, temporal, psychological, and cultural distance between Seoul and New York.
An opening reception will be held on September 14th at 7:00 PM, and the exhibition runs until December 7th, 2010.
It’s well documented that Japan replaces its building stock at an astonishing rate—the average life of a house is a mere 25 years. With that in mind, this attractive book examines modern Japanese architecture with an eye firmly focused on how the booming post-modernism of the 1980s—and its ultimate demise in the ’90s—set the stage for the more small-scale, economically minded, creative, and sustainable projects that exist today.
Postopolis! LA is a live 5-day blogathon of back-to-back discussions, interviews, panel talks, slideshows, films and parties with scheduled and unscheduled guests, themed around landscape and the built environment.