Legendary architect and designer Zaha Hadid who should need no introduction amongst the readers of this blog has launched an entirely new website with an extremely robust archive of an absolutely jaw-dropping body of work that few of us could ever even dream of achieving.
“In Hong Kong, because of the space, apartments are small and expensive. Gary Chang, an architect, decided to design a 344 sq. ft. apartment to be able to change into 24 different designs, all by just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the ‘Domestic Transformer.’
Chang constructed a nice little ‘hideaway’ for himself. Wink wink.
Alright, I will be the first to admit that I thought there was really no humanly possible way that the initial renders from Heatherwick Studio of the U.K. Pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo could ever plausibly be built in reality. It has however been manifested and it is a work of pure architectural mastery. I wish so much that I could see it and stand inside it. It looks absolutely amazing. I could describe the concept of the building behind which lies, in essence, a massive seed bank formed from 60,000 transparent fiber optic rods encasing one or more seeds at the tips. Instead of butchering the article in my words, you should do yourself a favor and head to Arch Daily and read about this true and meaningful work of art.
05/18 SENDAK PASSES The brilliant author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away last week at the age of 83 but will no doubt be remembered for generations to come for his amazing books such as Where the Wild Things Are.
04/12 ZIMMERMAN FACES MURDER In a case we’ve been following closely there is finally what we think is some good news to report. George ZImmerman, the man accused of killing the innocent teenager Trayvon Martin has been taken into custody and charged with second degree murder. At last there is some justice.
12/16 HITCHENS DIES Outspoken author and pundit Christopher Hitchens passed away yesterday at the age of 62 after succombing to a long battle with cancer. His honest and bravado opinion that rarely favored one side versus the other but was instead often a cry for ‘reason’ will be missed.
11/23 BURZYNKSI CLINIC Is there an alternative, non-toxic treatment for cancer? Dr. Stanislaw R. Burzynski seems to think so and has been experiencing higher rate of success than the current accepted practice of treating cancer.