Monthly archives: October 2011
A circle of trees will frame an hourglass-shaped hut for Milan that won’t be complete for 100 years. More »
Dezeen Wire: London's Barbican Art Gallery will broadcast a live stream of a debate featuring all seven partners of architecture practice OMA in public conversation for the first time ever at 7pm this evening.
Jars of tea and second-hand books are separated in stacked wooden cubes at a Taipei teahouse. More »
In this next movie from our series filmed at the OMA/Progress exhibition at the Barbican in London, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf talks about the Dutch architecture studio's preoccupation with the megacity and its hinterland - "the vacuum left in the wake of the city's expansion." He suggests that we're moving to an era of city states and this is leading to a potential new relevance for architects as civic leaders. More »
Dezeen Wire: in her latest article for The New York Times, design correspondent Alice Rawsthorn profiles Studio H, a humanitarian design project has spent a year teaching design skills to school children in a deprived part of North Carolina - The New York Times
Rawsthorn describes the process that Studio H founders Emily Pilloton and Matthew Miller undertook with the pupils – providing basic skills that resulted in the creation of a 2,000-square-foot pavilion at a local farmers market – and outlines the benefits of teaching design to students at a formative age.
See links to more articles by Alice Rawsthorn here.
Dezeen Wire: Dezeen reader Salomé Francpourmoi has emailed us her analysis of the gender and race of designers whose portraits we've published on our homepage in the last seven months which, she says, shows a predominance of white males. More »