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OMA architect Shohei Shigematsu designed a ’fashion-temple’ for the Met’s Manus x Machina

WA Contents • May 04, 2016 • 53

OMA architect Shohei Shigematsu designed a ’fashion-temple’ for the Met’s Manus x Machina

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute spring 2016 exhibition, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology on view from May 5 through August 14. The presented exhibition in the Museum’s Robert Lehman Wing explores how designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear. Designed by OMA architect Shohei Shigematsu, director of OMA New York, Shigematsu transformed the exhibition space into a cathedral-like structure by using scaffolding in translucent scrims.

Upper Level Gallery View: Embroidery Case Study Dress, Yves Saint Laurent (French, 1936-2008), spring/summer 1983 haute couture; Courtesy of Fondation Pierre Bergé-Yves Sain (...)

Terreform releases 6 new Urban Research Books on May 5, 2016

WA Contents • May 04, 2016 • 526

Terreform releases 6 new Urban Research Books on May 5, 2016

Book Launch - Online at Terreform / UR

May 5, 2016 at 180 Varick Street, New York, NY

For NYC launch invite, please sign up at urpub.org

Get more details from NYCXDesign

Terreform, New York-based nonprofit center for urban research and advocacy, announces the launch of its publication imprint Urban Research (UR) Books on May 5, 2016. Dedicated to progressive thinking on all matters urban, UR will release its first six titles, which investigate a broad range of social, cultural, economic, political, environmental, and design issues that define cities today.

Understanding that no single approach is adequate to the promise and problem of the urban, UR will publish a wide range of design and analysis with the (...)

Snøhetta’s new and transformed SFMOMA Opens to the Public on May 14, 2016

WA Contents • May 04, 2016 • 371

Snøhetta’s new and transformed SFMOMA Opens to the Public on May 14, 2016

Snøhetta expansion of the new SFMOMA.

The transformed and expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) opens to the public on Saturday, May 14, 2016. Purpose-built to showcase the museum’s celebrated collection, the new SFMOMA was designed by the architecture firm Snøhetta, and seamlessly integrates a 10-story expansion with the original Mario Botta–designed building.

With nearly three times more gallery space than before, the museum is opening with 19 special exhibitions, including a curated selection of 260 postwar and contemporary works from the distinguished Doris and Donald Fisher Collection, the first presentation of more than 600 works promised through the museum’s Campaign for Ar (...)

At the borders migration can be photographed. In cities it can be solved. #reSITE2016

WA Contents • May 03, 2016 • 722

At the borders migration can be photographed. In cities it can be solved. #reSITE2016

reSITE 2016 Cities in Migration

June 16-17, 2016Forum Karlín, Pernerova 53, Prague 8, Czech RepublicClick here for more information and registration.

Globally renowned sociologist and professor at Columbia university Saskia Sassen, the New York-based architect designing microunit housing for young people and small families, Mimi Hoang, and Ursula Struppe, the Director of Vienna Municipal Department for Integration and Diversity: these are three of many extraordinary women that will come to reSITE 2016: Cities in Migration to speak about how cities can utilize the potential posed by migration for sustainable urban development.

NYC Planning Commissioner, Carl Weisbrod, will talk about NYC’s path to greener s (...)

A One-Night Stand for Art & Architecture LA invites all artists to Holiday Lodge Motel on May 14

WA Contents • May 03, 2016 • 802

A One-Night Stand for Art & Architecture LA invites all artists to Holiday Lodge Motel on May 14

A One-Night Stand for Art & Architecture (One-Night Stand LA) - an event and publication project by a group of emerging architects and artists from Los Angeles exploring different forms of media, but also new possibilities for architectural strategies of subversion. One-Night Stand is a single encounter without expectations of further exposure or presence of its participants. Further relations may be explored; memories may be written but nothing is carried to tomorrow. One-Night Stand LA returns to banality once the night is over.

The stability, the safety of the norm is returned. They provoke you with a taste. This one-night, this one moment allows our vices, our desires and our minds to tease, penetrate and release. Critics ma (...)

The New Dior Shop In Miami is shining in curved panels designed by Barbarito Bancel Architectes

WA Contents • May 03, 2016 • 1427

The New Dior Shop In Miami is shining in curved panels designed by Barbarito Bancel Architectes

French luxury brand Dior commissioned French-based architecture firm Barbarito Bancel Architectes to design a new boutique of Dior in the Miami Design District, Florida, which hosts many luxury brands like Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Burberry, Bvlgari, Giorgio Armani and Versace. Barbarito Bancel Architectes designed a new silhouette, accentuating the female figure with long flowing skirts, fitted waists and softly rounded shoulders and hips. A special façade by Barbarito Bancel Architectes, has been constructed with decorative concrete panels to complement Miami’s evolving art and design scene.

A Dior star has been fixed to the top of the building as a symbol of good luck from Monsieur Dior. Dior Miami will debut as t (...)

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an age of Technology opens May 5, 2016 at the MET

WA Contents • May 03, 2016 • 1220

Manus x Machina: Fashion in an age of Technology opens May 5, 2016 at the MET

ceiling projections in the central atrium, designed by OMA architect Shohei Shigematsu, director of OMA New York.

Shohei Shigematsu, director of OMA New York, led the exhibition design in collaboration with the Met’s Design Department at the beggining of 2016. Now, the exhibition Manus x Machina: Fashion in an age of Technology opens in May 5, 2016 and will be on view till August 14, 2016 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Presented in the Museum’s Robert Lehman Wing and Anna Wintour Costume Center, the exhibition will explore the impact of new technology on fashion and how designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear.

Shohei Shigematsu a (...)

Call For Submissions MONU #25: Independent Urbanism

WA Contents • May 03, 2016 • 298

Call For Submissions MONU #25: Independent Urbanism

MONU Magazine calls for new submissions for its new issue called 'Independent Urbanism'. Although the idea that the nation-state as the exclusive agent of connections and relations between political communities is increasingly considered obsolete, the world has witnessed the emergence of more than 30 new countries over the last 3 decades. Especially the fundamental changes in world politics that unfolded across Europe at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s - most emblematically symbolized by the fall of the Berlin wall in November 1989, that led to the dissolution of the USSR and Yugoslavia - caused the creation of most of the newly independent states... continue reading in Submit.

Top Image East German guards watch the crow (...)

Vertical Farming in the town of Jackson

WA Contents • May 02, 2016 • 368

Vertical Farming in the town of Jackson

Vertical farming in Jackson, USA

The idea for Vertical Harvest came roughly eight years ago, around the time Ms. McBride and Nona Yehia met at a party in Jackson. Ms. McBride was a consultant working on a food-waste study and a commercial composting start-up, among other projects, and Ms. Yehia was an architect at the local firm E/Ye Architects who had recently designed a public rock climbing park and a private greenhouse that could withstand the harsh Wyoming winters.

The women were aware of the rising demand for high-quality, locally grown produce......Continue Reading

Top Image: Vertical Farming via Vertical Harvest Jackson

> via NY Times

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Exclusive: Balkrishna Doshi Unveils the Details of the Revitalisation of Bhadra Fort

WA Contents • May 02, 2016 • 637

Exclusive: Balkrishna Doshi Unveils the Details of the Revitalisation of Bhadra Fort

Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, is the principal of Sangath, regrouping Vastu Shilpa Consultants and Vastu Shilpa Foundation, unveils details of the redevelopment plan of Bhadra Precinct, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. The project started in 2011 and completed November 2014 in collaboration with different public, private and independent organisations such as the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and the Archeological Survey of India, Vastu Shilpa Foundation for Studies and Research in Environmental Design and CEPT University; as well as multidisciplinary team of professionals like planners, engineers, architects, historians and conservationists; in a dialogue with the local organized groups of temple and mosque representatives as well as in (...)

David Chipperfield and Olafur Eliasson will present the Morland project on May 2, 2016

WA Contents • May 02, 2016 • 300

David Chipperfield and Olafur Eliasson will present the Morland project on May 2, 2016

Morland Mixed CapitalDavid Chipperfield & Olafur Eliasson

Conference May 2, 2016 at 19h David Chipperfield with Olafur Eliasson

Following an invitation from the Pavillon de l’Arsenal, David Chipperfield and Olafur Eliasson will present the Morland project to the public on 2 May at 19:00 in Paris. The event will take place at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal.

Following a three-phase competitive process, David Chipperfield Architects Berlin and Paris-based developer Emerige, won the Call for Projects to redevelop the ‘Boulevard Morland’ site in the 4th arrondissement of Paris at the beginning of this year.

First major innovative principle open to Parisians and create a flow of traffic through a n (...)

Uncube Magazine ends its digitally-playful Issues with ’Athens’

WA Contents • May 02, 2016 • 296

Uncube Magazine ends its digitally-playful Issues with ’Athens’

Cover of 'Athens'- the latest issue of Uncube

German magazine uncube has ended its digital content after four years and 43 issues. Last week, uncube editorial team officially announced uncube magazine will no longer continue its digital publishing. Undoubtedly, uncube magazine became a new touchstone of digital publishing through its visually-rich content, high-graphic quality, investigative journalism, vivid and joyful interface among other publications.

''Back in August 2012, in the editorial of uncube issue no. 1, we stated our intention to “celebrate our own and others’ obsession with architecture”. In typical uncube style, we ended up going beyond this remit, and in the process challenge (...)

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will design new Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Denmark

berrin chatzi chousein • April 29, 2016 • 2801

Japanese architect Kengo Kuma will design new Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Denmark

Kengo Kuma & Associates will design an innovative and fascinating Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense, Denmark. Kengo Kuma & Associates won the 1st prize for the international competition to design the H.C. Andersen’s House of Fairy Tales in Odense in collaboration with Cornelius+Vöge Aps (Associate Architects), MASU Planning (Landscape Architects) and Eduard Troelsgård Engineers.

According to Museum Odense's annoucement, If everything goes as planned, Kengo Kuma will open both the Olympic stadium in Tokyo and the Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense in 2020. The City of Odense finally revealed the plans for the future Hans Christian Andersen's presence in Odense on the 211th anniversary of t (...)

MVRDV and COBE opened ’gold-studded’ rock museum in Denmark

WA Contents • April 29, 2016 • 670

MVRDV and COBE opened ’gold-studded’ rock museum in Denmark

Ragnarock, MVRDV and COBE's museum of pop, rock and youth culture opened today.

MVRDV and COBE’s new rock music museum opened to the public in Roskilde, Denmark by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark today. The museum, with its striking gold studded façade and daring cantilevered auditorium, has opened its doors to offer visitors a fully immersive rock experience. The 3.100m2 Ragnarock acts as the gateway, and flagship building, for a larger 11.000m2 regeneration of the existing cement factories which will later be transformed into a district of rock music.Ragnarock, MVRDV and COBE’s museum of pop, rock and youth culture in Roskilde, Denmark, stands as an architectural embodiment of rock music which hopes to inspi (...)

Four Finalists for Pershing Square Design in Los Angeles Announced!

WA Contents • April 29, 2016 • 766

Four Finalists for Pershing Square Design in Los Angeles Announced!

the proposal by Agence Ter and Team

Pershing Square Design Finalists are competing for new visions at ''Reimagine The Heart Of Los Angeles.'' Pershing Square, the public park that covers an entire city block adjacent to LA’s Historic Core, Jewelry District, Bunker Hill and Civic Center, as well as a major transit station, has seen multiple incarnations, the most recent an overhaul dating back to the early 1990s. In September 2015, Councilmember Huizar spurred the creation of Pershing Square Renew, a public-private partnership to overhaul and re-envision the five-acre park that emerged from the Councilmember’s broad vision for a revitalized Downtown LA.the four finalists have been developing their proposals (...)

LACMA Museum receives $75-million donation and moves forward

WA Contents • April 29, 2016 • 453

LACMA Museum receives $75-million donation and moves forward

It once seemed like a herculean, if not insurmountable, challenge – raising $600 million or more for an ambitious modernist building to serve as the new home for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Skeptics abounded when plans were first announced three years ago. But momentum now seems to be shifting in LACMA's favor with the announcement this week of two major donations that will push the fundraising campaign near the halfway point. .....Continue Reading

Renderings of LACMA's new building over Wilshire Boulevard. Image courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner.

plan of LACMA. Image courtesy of Curbed.

plan of LACMA. Image courtesy of Curbed.

Top Image courtesy of Atelier Peter Zumth (...)

Kentucky students speak in defense of older dorms

WA Contents • April 29, 2016 • 326

Kentucky students speak in defense of older dorms

Female residents socialize in a shared traditional room at Totem Park, UBC. Image via Vancouver Housing, UBC.

In recent years UK has built and opened several residence halls that offer numerous amenities and new equipment. However, with the rise of these innovative areas, traditional-style dorms, characterized by shared bathrooms and two or more students living with one another in a single space, are becoming less frequent on campus, and will soon be discontinued altogether.

Natalie Jehn, psychology freshman and current resident of Blanding IV, said living in a traditional-style dorm is important, especially for first-year students, because the living arrangements allow for greater communication between residents that may not (...)

KAAN Architecten designs new Tilburg University building

WA Contents • April 29, 2016 • 1525

KAAN Architecten designs new Tilburg University building

Main entrance of Tilburg University Building

KAAN Architecten and VORM will be building a large new campus building at the University of Tilburg. With the Education and Self-Study Centre (OZC), comprising a floor area of 11,000 square meters, the university aims to provide better facilities for students and therefore further increase the quality of education. Works will be complete by the autumn of 2017.

The design of the OZC by KAAN Architecten has a square shape and is relatively low, like several other buildings on the campus. This ensures a good fit within the surroundings and among the trees. Yet it also differs significantly from the square central university building, the Cobbenhagen, formerly the Catholic Economics Co (...)