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Biennale Architettura 2018: Responding To The Space Around Us

The Biennale Architettura 2018 is currently being held in Venice. It opened in May and runs until November. As with previous biennials this year’s event focuses on “…examples, proposals, elements – built or unbuilt – of work that exemplifies essential … Continue reading

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Black And White: The Hyundai Pavilion By Asif Khan

One of the most dramatic cultural offerings at this year’s Winter Olympics in South Korea is a pavilion commissioned by Hyundai and designed by the English architect Asif Khan. The structure is 10 meters (33 ft.) high and 35 meters … Continue reading

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Colorful Links

At this time of week I’m usually searching for a new topic for this blog. Sometimes ideas appear magically, other times it’s a lot more work. This week an idea was dropped into my lap. In my mailbox I found … Continue reading

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An Ocean of Books

All photos by Ossip van Duivenbode I’m a lover of books. My house contains shelf after shelf of books, some I’ve read, some I may read soon, and some I’ll probably never read but their title reminds me of something … Continue reading

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Art and Design

In December it will be three years since we published our book Design: A Beginner’s Handbook. In structuring that textbook we decided to use simple real-world examples of the design elements and principles. We opted to demonstrate the application of … Continue reading

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Jason Bruges Studio: Combining architecture, installation and interactive design

Today’s artists/designers readily push the limits of new materials. They also find inventive ways to incorporate digital and interactive technologies. For creative individuals who love to explore the possibilities of materials and technology it’s an exciting time to be involved … Continue reading

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Lucas Museum Follow-up

Last July I posted about the film maker George Lucas and his attempts to build a museum to house his extensive collection of narrative art. Our blog readers will remember that after failing to get approval from the city of … Continue reading

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From Modernism to Kitsch: The Memphis Design Group

On November 11 David Bowie’s collection of furniture designed by members of the Memphis Group will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in London. The furniture auction will be preceded by two other auctions focusing on his collection of contemporary art. Long … Continue reading

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David Best’s Temples of Remembrance

We’re back after our summer break. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area the end of summer is marked by an exodus out of the city and into the Nevada desert for Burning Man. What could be a more appropriate blog … Continue reading

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Samuel Mockbee and His Citizen Architects

Yesterday we went to see the new San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The museum was closed for several years while a giant addition was created by a young star-powered architecture firm. There is a lot to talk about but … Continue reading

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