Architecture

Shigeru Ban, an esteemed architect of almost 30 years, has long been recognized for the the boundary-pushing ideas he has applied to residences, corporate buildings and the homes of disaster-relief victims alike — his work being a combination of projects for private clients as well as volunteer efforts for those in times of crisis. Often [...]


If your perception of Texas is that it’s just a big state full of big trucks, perhaps you could use some clarification. Texas Quail Hunting, a 296-page photo collection by A. Lokey, makes it pretty damned clear that Texas is actually a big beautiful state, and some of those big trucks happen to be highly souped-up quail-hunting rigs [...]


Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid’s work was considered so futuristic that for decades much of her work went unrealized. That was then. Now, Hadid’s risen to become one of the world’s elite architects, her buildings among the most famous and critically acclaimed structures on Earth. The upcoming New National Stadium of Japan — the top venue of [...]


Northern Delights, a new book from Gestalten, features living spaces and interior product designs from Scandinavia’s most forward thinking design avatars with a focus on sustainability. Referencing iconic designs and working with guest editor Emma Fexeus, a long reigning authority on sustainable design (she’s been in the top ten of  The Times‘, The Guardian‘s and The Telegraph‘s design blog list for [...]


Do you ever wish you could plant some magic beans and climb up the enchanted stalk to some remote and safe paradise in the sky (one not inhabited by hungry giants?) Rock the Shack, a new book from Gestalten, explores the architecture of such urges labeling them Cabins, Cocoons and Hide-Outs. Over a span of 240 full [...]


For the almost any kid with a spine, having a tree house was the ultimate childhood fantasy. This birth of intrigue for these air-suspended dwellings dates back to ancient civilization, as the tree house’s lore can be chronicled throughout history in every part of the world where trees grew. Whether to keep shelter, or to see the world [...]


TASCHEN is gearing up to release individual books on influential fashion moguls Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo.  With designs that explore his adoration for women and the female form, Yohji Yamamoto set about creating anti-fashion through fashion. His designs are both intellectual and utilitarian. The book Yohji Yamamaoto features 30 years of the influence his [...]


World renowned architect/designer Zaha Hadid has been commissioned by London-based art dealer and writer Kenny Schachter to design a boat as part of his Rove projects, also home to the Z-Car which is another collaborative project between the power duo. Measuring at 8 meters (~26ft), the asymmetric, carbon fibre and fiberglass speedboat will be offered [...]

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