"Architecture, Art, and Collaborative Design" is a traveling exhibition celebrating the 19th anniversary of leading 20th century Australian architect Harry Seidler's birth. The exhibition traces Seidler's key role in bringing Bauhaus principles to Australia and identifying his distinctive place and hand within and beyond modernist design methodology. 15 featured projects, including five houses and five towers in Sydney, Australia, and five major commissions beyond Sydney focus on the Austrian-born architect's lifelong creative collaborations, inspired by Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius and other artistic visionaries such as artists Alexander Calder and Sol LeWitt, architects Marcel Breuer and Oscar Niemeyer, engineer Pier Luigi Nervi, and photographer Max Dupain.
Matthias Heiderich—you might have heard of him. We first debuted the self-taught photographer with his Berlin snaps, then most recently, his work of the UAE. His latest endeavor—Reflexiones—beautifully shines the light on contemporary architecture in Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Avilés, and Bilbao.
Join Instagram launching co-founders Mike Krieger and Kevin Systrom for a #Nofilter conversation this Thursday at the Castro Theatre in San Francisco, California. What to expect? Their recent $1 billion dollar acquisition by Facebook, controversial policy-change announcement back in December, and perhaps what's next for the two. Riding the same wavelength, we've gathered up a few of our favorite Instagram picks that our editors snapped around the world. And be sure to follow us here!
In Philip Baxter Meggs' A History of Graphic Design, he states graphic design's "essence is to give order to information, form to ideas, expression and feeling to artifacts that document human experience." Couldn't ring more true than this dozen of our favorite graphic-minded designs sourced from our Pinterest board.
Back in September 2012, a UK-wide competition was launched to design a new chair for University of Oxford's historic Bodleian Libraries. After receiving over 60 entries, six award-winning designer/manufacturer partnerships are currently in the running to proceed to the next stage of the competition, with the goal of winning the title prize.
Established in 2009, Robin Standefer and Stephen Alesch of Roman and Williams has been churning out tenacious restaurant designs in The Big Apple and beyond. Strong believers that architecture and design should be substantial and meaningful, not precious or arbitrary, the duo met while working in Hollywood as production designers and art directors where they designed more than 20 films, creating elaborate and historically inspired sets. Standefer was even handpicked by film director Martin Scorsese to be the visual consultant for several of his films. Take a peep at three of our favorite eatery designs from the multidisciplinary team after the jump.