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‘Drawing from Practice’ Debuts in May

‘Drawing from Practice’ Debuts in May

Three years in the making, Drawing from Practice: Architects and the Meaning of Freehand will be released by Taylor and Francis/Routledge Press in early May. The 221-page book by J. Michael Welton explores and illuminates the ways that 26 well-known architects use freehand drawing to shape the built environment. “Drawing from Practice is a fantastic [...]

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Building with Mass Timber in the City

Building with Mass Timber in the City

Consider it the White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs for the 21st century. Timber in the City is a new book by Andrew Bernheimer that calls for a re-evaluation of how and why wood is used in construction in America. It’s all about a new phrase in construction: mass timber. “The idea is that wood [...]

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The Allure of European Deco Carpets

The Allure of European Deco Carpets

It was a rebellion of sorts. Influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and a desire to simplify the design of Persian carpets, a number of European innovators in the 1920s began to explore the possibilities of Art Deco. “They wanted to  break out and do something new rather than traditional – and create something [...]

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A Warhol, a Picasso – and a Schindler

A Warhol, a Picasso – and a Schindler

First of all, there’s the complete suite of 10 Andy Warhol Campbell Soup Can silk-screens. Then there’s the Picasso vase. But the real find for architecture aficionados at the May 17 event from Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA) might be the chair designed by Rudolph Schindler, circa 1936. The 10 Soup Can prints are No. [...]

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In New York, the ICFF Studio Program

In New York, the ICFF Studio Program

For 10 years now, Bernhardt Design and ICFF have focused on emerging international designers through the ICFF Studio program. This year, hundreds of entrants – more than any other year -applied to the program, with 11 finalists selected by jury. Among the chosen are seven Americans, a Canadian, and one each from Spain, Turkey and [...]

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Adrienne Neff: Handprinted Wallpaper

Adrienne Neff: Handprinted Wallpaper

A background in interior design and an ear to the ground led Adrienne Neff to wallpaper design in 2009. But hers is not just any kind of wallpaper, and it certainly features no ordinary designs. Neff recruits gifted artisans to carve patterns into blocks of rubber, 27 by 20 inches square, then coat them with [...]

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Hypernatural: Brave. New. Designs.

Hypernatural: Brave. New. Designs.

First there was biomimicry; now there’s hypernatural architecture. Artists, architects and students worldwide are beginning to explore the concept of designing with crystals and algae. At the International Building Exhibition in Hamburg in 2012, the BIQ House debuted with a bio-skin of micro-algae cultivated in glass elements to produce energy and control light and shade. [...]

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Jim Marshall’s Iconic 1960s Photos

Jim Marshall’s Iconic 1960s Photos

Jim Marshall’s success as a photographer can be attributed to his insistence on one non-negotiable term from his subjects: Access to everything. “He’d rather not be paid and not eat than not have total access,” says Amelia Davis, his former assistant. A number of his heretofore unseen photos are about to be published in a [...]

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Michael Golden’s Avenue Mosaic Tiles

Michael Golden’s Avenue Mosaic Tiles

Michael Golden is striving to bring mosaics to the masses. At Avenue Mosaic, the RISD grad and alumnus of Hastings Tile (he says he got started with a part-time job that turned into a full-time career there) Golden likes to spot emerging trends, match them, and then produce them in quanties. “By looking at multiple [...]

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Gaetano Pesce at Allouche in SoHo

Gaetano Pesce at Allouche in SoHo

Gaetano Pesce is a 21st-century Renaissance man. It seems inevitable. His mother was from Venice, his father from Florence, and he grew up between the two, eventually attending the University School of Architecture in Venice. As a result, he defines his work in an all-encompassing, classical sense. “During the Renaissance, there were poems, sculpture and [...]

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