Today Swiss architect Peter Zumthor was named the winner of the 2009 Pritzker Prize. The 33rd person to win architecture's top honor, Zumthor, who has built little and eschews the spotlight, is a break from recent, more high profile laureates like Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid.
The American Institute of Architects kicks off National Architecture Week next week, April 13-19, to continue the public dialogue about architecture in the US. This year they’ve further opened the conversation by hosting the event on Facebook, so as to encourage both AIA members and the rest of us civilians to participate.
Any good modernist will want his share of tools for living, but for me, if that tool kit doesn't come with a cheese knife forget about it. Imagine my delight at seeing Teroforma's new Loft Table Tools collection by Norwegian designer Thea Mehl.
With all the pork belly, lardo and bacon-in-everything flying around these days, it was only a matter of time before swine made it into the realm of high fashion. For Stephanie Hensle, a recent grad of Pforzheim University's School of Design in Germany, when it comes to jewelery a nice slice of fleisch is entirely kosher.
We editors have started to put together the panels and programming for Dwell on Design 09 in Los Angeles, and I'm very excited to report that San Diego-based artist, gallerist, educator, builder and metalworker Christopher Puzio is on board.
While in Washington DC we popped into Founding Farmers, the District’s only LEED Gold certified restaurant and bar. A farm-to-table style establishment, Founding Farmers would be just one of many in a town like San Francisco, but DC diners for whom daily visits to Julia’s Empanadas and Cosi are spelled only by the occasional visit to Nora, will revel in the pre-Prohibition cocktails and organic fare.
Be they medieval torches blazing on battlements or bug zappers crackling to life with each new victim, the need for outdoor lighting is clear. From the front porch to the shadowy corners of the backyard, we tour the halogen halls of outdoor lighting to discover how to best light the night.