Duration: April 17 - June 15, 2014 | Main Gallery
“Acknowledging the parallels between society’s physical and psychological constructions, architect Lebbeus Woods has depicted a career-long narrative of how these constructions transform our being. Working mostly, but not exclusively, with pencil on paper, Woods has created an oeuvre of complex worlds—at times abstract and at times explicit—that present shifts, cycles, repetitions within the built environment. His timeless architecture is not in a particular style or in response to a singular moment in the field; rather, it offers an opportunity to consider how built forms impact the individual and the collective, and reflect contemporary political, social and ideological conditions, and how one person contributes to the development and mutation of the built world. Lebbeus Woods, Architect brings together works from the past forty years by one of the most influential designers working in architecture. Beyond architects, he has been hailed by designers, filmmakers, writers, and artists as a significant voice in recent history, his works resonate across many disciplines for their conceptual depth, imaginative breadth, lasting beauty and ethical potency. The exhibition centers on transformation as a recurring theme, providing a framework for understanding the experimental nature of the work.”
The Standard Copenhagen
The former Custom House will house no less than three restaurant, two bars and a jazz club. Combined they make The Standard.
Claus Meyer, with world famous jazz musician, Niels Lan Doky. Together with the Danish-Italian design duo, GamFratesi, have recently set out on a journey to transform a former custom house in into a “new cultural and gastronomic landmark” with three world-class restaurants and a jazz club – a project that sets a new standard for the Copenhagen dining scene that is one venue filled with inspiring design in every sense of the word.
Gewad Apartment Block by Atelier Vens Vanbelle
Mirrored walls and projecting staircases create optical illusions inside the brick-lined atrium of this apartment complex in Ghent, Belgium, by local office Atelier Vens Vanbelle.
Named Gewad, the building housing four individual apartments was constructed on the site of a former costume shop destroyed by fire, which architect Maarten Vanbelle of Atelier Vens Vanbelle bought and decided to redevelop with partner Dries Vens.
Building blocks: how Project Ara is reinventing the smartphone
A handful of Google engineers and designers are building a phone the DARPA way
Designer of the week - 14/04/2014
Pointbarre | http://pointbarre.ca
Pointbarre is an independent, Montreal-based design collective, founded in 2010. Pointbarre’s main interest is graphic design that is oriented towards paper, screens and space.
AirBnB’s San Francisco Headquarters by Gensler
Gensler Architecture and Interior Design studio have created a vast but “homey” space for AirBnB’s (which is a community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world) new headquarters in San Francisco. From an old industrial building, Gensler developed a contemporary office that circles around an atrium and a feature green wall that basks in natural sunlight.