Monthly archives: October 2011
Dezeen Wire: American architect Frank Gehry has said that "people are asking good questions" about his divisive design for a memorial to America's 34th president, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
The proposal features large metal tapestries hung from 80-foot-tall columns and set in a landscaped park. At a presentation to fellow architects at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington on Tuesday evening, Gehry insisted that concerns voiced by the public and Eisenhower's grandchildren about the concept and scale of the project would be taken on board ahead of a planning application on 1 December - The Associated Press
Dezeen Wire: here is a roundup of reports following the announcement that Danish company Bystrup have won the UK Pylon Design Competition, organised by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, the National Grid, and the Royal Institute of British Architects. More »
Dezeen Wire: The New York Times claims that Antilia, the 27-storey house in Mumbai owned by India's richest man Mukesh Ambani, is still acting as a pricey pied-à-terre, with Ambani's family choosing to spend their time in a more modest 14-storey converted apartment block in the south of the city - The New York Times
Dezeen Wire: author and curator Stephen Bayley has written a savage review of the Victoria & Albert museum's current exhibition of Postmodern design and architecture, which he describes as "a revived chamber of horrors." - The Architect's Newspaper
In his article, Bayley calls Robert Venturi's extension to the National Gallery in London "a pitiably ill-proportioned and architecturally illiterate dollop of pious schmaltz," and dismissively concludes that the exhibition is "a lot of tired one-liners, as fatigued as old newspapers."
In this interview we filmed at the opening of OMA/Progress at the Barbican in London, OMA partner Reinier de Graaf talks about the architecture firm's current preoccupations, including the city of London. More »
Visitors enter this nursery in northeast France through a curving concrete orifice. More »
In this movie filmed in a warehouse on the outskirts of Eindhoven, the ringing of an alarm clock triggers a chain of events that opens umbrellas, spins paper windmills, starts a fire and releases a set of parachuting toy animals (+ movie). More »