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Beauty in Black Crystal

Some 15 artists have created sculptures, jewelry and mirrors out of the under-appreciated volcanic glass, obsidian, currently on display at the exhibit “Un Miroir d’Obsidienne” (a Mirror of Obsidian), at Gallery Pierre-Alain Challier in Paris, until Jan

“Around the Globe” by Florian Borkenhagen at ammann//gallery

“Around the Globe,” a retrospective of Florian Borkenhagen, features works that have been created between 1994 and 2018. Curated by founder Gabrielle Ammann, the exhibition is on view through March 21, 2019. In continuation of the tradition of Arte P

Moshe Safdie Wins the 2019 Wolf Prize in Architecture

The Israeli-Canadian architect, urban designer, educator, theorist, and author Moshe Safdie will be awarded the 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture — one of Israel’s most prestigious international awards. The jury highlighted Safdie’s contribution to the f

“Excuse My French!” Celebrates French Elegance and Style at Maison et Objet

The January 2019 edition of Maison et Objet puts the focus on France’s contribution to the international design scene with an interesting theme “Excuse My French!” The theme is inspired by the easy allure, effortless chic and distinctive sense of style

“David Adjaye: Making Memory” at Design Museum, London

The Design Museum in London is all set to roll out its new exhibition, “David Adjaye: Making Memory,” featuring seven of the celebrated architect’s monumental buildings and memorials. Starting on February 2, the exhibition will be on view through May 5

Sarah Myerscough Gallery Debuts at FOG Design+Art 2019

London-based Sarah Myerscough Gallery participated in the FOG Design+Art fair for the first time this year. The fair took place at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, San Francisco from January 17-20.The highlight of the gallery’s debut exhibition a

R & Company's Collection at FOG Design+Art 2019

R & Company presented a curated selection of contemporary work alongside historical masterpieces at the recently held 2019 FOG Design + Art Fair from January 17-20.About the gallery’s participation in the fair, Evan Snyderman, co-founder and principal o

FOG Design+Art 2019

The sixth edition of FOG Design+Art is in full swing at the Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture, San Francisco. The fair runs through January 20, 2019.This year’s edition brings together 53 design and visual art galleries from around the world including

New Dating Technique used to prove Llwyn Celyn Farmhouse to Medieval Period

A new dating technique has been used to prove the famous medieval Welsh farmstead, Llwyn Celyn, and it has been confirmed that the farmhouse sitting in the Black Mountains is no lesser than 600-year-old, the Guardian reports.Llwyn Celyn, a Welsh farmhouse tha

Group show “Spectrum II; The Weight of Light” at Joy Mardini Design Gallery, Beirut

Joy Mardini Design Gallery, Beirut, is hosting a group exhibition celebration of the gallery’s seventh year anniversary and a second edition of “Spectrum,” a group show launched back in 2015. The exhibition will be on view through February 28, 2019.The

Vibrant Wall Art and Graffiti Dominate the Interiors of Bengaluru Eateries

Wall art, graffiti, antique paintings, and showpieces dominate the decors of eateries in India’s tech hub, Bengaluru. Eateries in the city are often turning into canvasses for local and upcoming artists, who, in turn, are happy to have discovered a profitab

Nendo Unveils New Gravity-Inspired Melt Furniture for WonderGlass

Iconic Japanese design studio, Nendo, unveiled new collection of melt furniture that has been designed by its founder and master designer Oki Sato for WonderGlass. These “gravity-formed” pieces mark the Venice-based brand’s debut into furniture design,

Foster + Partners’ Apple Store in Kyoto Inspired From Traditional Japanese Houses and Lanterns

Apple unveiled its first store in Kyoto Japan designed by British international design studio Foster + Partners. The store is located on a prominent corner plot along the historic Shijo Dori street, which has been the city’s primary shopping location since

Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture Wins Competition to Design China’s Tallest Skyscraper

In a recent press release, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), a Chicago based international architecture firm, announced their competition win to design the Shimao Longgang Master Plan that includes a 700-meter tall skyscraper called the Shenzhe

Best in Home & Interiors at IMM Cologne 2019

The International furniture and interiors fair IMM Cologne 2019 opens today and runs through January 20, 2019.This year’s edition brings nearly 1,300 exhibitors, with more than 70 percent coming from outside Germany. The two-yearly LivingKitchen event is al

Interiors Spotlight: Hotel Joaquin by Studio Robert McKinley

Auric Road, the lifestyle curators of petite resorts, debuted its much-anticipated SoCal property, Hotel Joaquin, last year. The hotel occupies a renovated 1930s motor lodge in Laguna Beach. Studio Robert McKinley has designed the “chic, playful, and layere

Nir Meiri’s New Mycelium and Metal Light Collection

The London-based Nir Meiri Studio, in collaboration with BIOHM, has created a new lighting collection from Mycelium and metal.According to Nir Meiri, the table lamps collection is a result of an ongoing material research in mycelium — the vegetative part o

Snøhetta Wins Budapest South Gate Competition

International architecture firm Snohetta recently won the Budapest South Gate International Masterplan Design Competition. The competition invited innovative designs for a new neighborhood in the Hungarian capital that would accommodate 12,000 students, and p

Snøhetta Launches Outdoor Care Retreats in Norway

Oslo and New York-based architectural firm Snohetta has launched two wooden outdoor care units in the vicinity of two of Norway’s largest hospitals. Nestled in the peaceful ambience of the woods, only a short walking distance from the hospitals, these eleva

Hong Kong’s Colonial Buildings Get a Cultural Transformation Courtesy Herzog and de Meuron, and Purcell

In a collaborative project, Swiss architects Herzog and de Meuron, and UK-based conservation architects Purcell, have transformed Hong Kong’s former police station, central magistracy, and prison into a new, non-profit, cultural hub called Tai Kwun, meanin

KPF Completes Third Tallest Building in Shenzhen

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has completed the China Resources Headquarters in Shenzhen. The 400-meter tall commercial office tower, located in the Houhai District, is the third tallest building in the city.The building, inspired by the shape of the win

Claude Lalanne on the Legacy of Les Lalanne

I hate the word ‘creation,’” Claude Lalanne announced brusquely over the phone from her home in Ury, a commune in the Seine-et-Marne region of France, outside of Fontainebleau. “I make things that amuse me, and that I want to make, and that’s that.

The Mumbai International Emigration & Luxury Property Expo to be held in Mumbai

The large-scale conference and exhibition, the Mumbai International Emigration and Luxury Property Expo 2019, will be held on January 16 and 17, 2019, at the St. Regis, in Mumbai, India. On the first day (January 16), the Expo will hold a conference and on th

“The Value of Good Design” at MoMA, New York

The Museum of Modern Art in New York will be presenting “The Value of Good Design” from February 10 through May 27.The show will explore the “democratizing potential of design” beginning with MoMA’s Good Design initiatives from the late 1930s throug

Galerie Patrick Seguin Presents “Jean Prouvé, l’âme du metal” in Château La Coste

“Jean Prouve, l’ame du metal,” featuring furniture and architectural elements by Jean Prouve from Laurence and Patrick Seguin’s private collection is on view at Galerie Patrick Seguin in Chateau La Coste, through March 5, 2019. “Since the openi

Foster + Partners Designs China Merchants Bank’s Shenzhen Headquarters

Foster + Partners has unveiled designs for China Merchants Bank’s new global headquarters in Shenzhen. The 350-meter office tower will be complemented by a 180-meter-high luxury hotel and office mixed use tower, cultural and retail amenities, and green conn

John Pawson Awarded CBE in Queen’s 2019 New Year’s Honors

The British architect and designer John Pawson has been recognized for his services to design and architecture by the Queen with a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2019 New Year’s Honors. The Queen’s biannual honors program “rec

OMA Set to Build an Iconic New Stadium for Football Club Feyenoord Rotterdam

Rotterdam’s home football club Feyenoord is soon going to get its new stadium, courtesy the city-based Dutch architectural firm OMA. Designed by the firm’s managing partner and architect, David Gianotten, the 63,000-seat stadium is set to become the large

Saudi Prince to Build Desert Art Oasis with the Help of Sotheby’s

Sotheby’s is in talks to work on a contemporary art program with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman. It is considered to be one of the highest-profile agendas of Prince Salman for his desert kingdom. He has approached the biggest auction house of the US, Soth

Architects Who Won the Top Honors in 2018

Pritzker Architecture PrizeIndian architect Balkrishna Doshi was awarded the 2018 Pritzker Prize, the highest honor in the field of architecture.Born in India’s Pune city in 1927, Doshi, as he is fondly called, worked with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn durin

Top Ten Architectural Works of 2018

As the year 2018 comes to an end, we take a look at the highlights from the world of architecture. From museums and schools to memorials and a library, these 10 projects steal the limelight for their cultural and social significance.Children Village by Aleph

Château La Coste Presents “Jean Prouvé, l’âme du metal” at Galerie Patrick Seguin in Paris

“Jean Prouve, l’ame du metal,” featuring furniture and architectural elements by Jean Prouve from Laurence and Patrick Seguin’s private collection is on view at Chateau La Coste, through March 5, 2019. “Since the opening of their gallery in 198

Spotlight: Foster+Partners-designed Lusail Stadium for FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup

Latest images of the Foster+Partners-designed Lusail Stadium were recently released by the organizers behind the FIFA 2022 Qatar World Cup. Lusail Stadium will be the venue for the opening and final games of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, which will kick o

“Have a Ball” at Galerie VIVID

Galerie VIVID brings together the works of three Rotterdam-based design studios in “Have a Ball,” which  starts in the end-of-the-year festive period and is all about having a party, according to the gallery. The three studios participating in the ex

Collectible History in Anatolian Kilims

During the 18th and 19th centuries in rural Anatolia, generations of nomadic women demonstrated their artistic and practical sensibilities by creating colorful flat-weave carpets known as kilims. These rugs with their deep reds and bright blues would adorn th

UNStudio's TBC Forum in Tbilisi, Georgia

UNStudio’s new TBC Bank headquarters broke ground on the hills of Tbilisi in Georgia, earlier this week.UNStudio’s design for the new TBC Bank headquarters breaks away from the traditional closed and introverted working model previously favored in the ban

MAD Architects’ “Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center” Nears Completion

MAD Architects’ “Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center” in Nanjing, China has entered its final phase of construction. Led by Ma Yansong, Founder and Principal Partner of MAD Architects, the 560,000 square-meters mixed-use development “seeks to restore the

AIA Awards 2019 Topaz Medallion to Toshiko Mori

Toshiko Mori has won the 2019 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education from the Board of Directors and the Strategic Council of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) along with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architectu

Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s First U.S. Project Breaks Ground

Construction breaks ground on Monroe Blocks, Schmidt Hammer Lassen’s first US project. A mixed-use development featuring modern office space, residential units, restaurants, retail, and outdoor public areas, the project is coming up on the northeast corner

Harvard Graduate School of Design Announces Winners of 2019 Richard Rogers Fellowship

The Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) has announced the six winners of the 2019 Richard Rogers Fellowship. The 2019 fellows were chosen from nearly 140 applicants from around the world. The fellows have won a three-and-a-half-month residency at the Wimb
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