Monthly archives: November 2011
The designer has created a new photobooth that meets his aims of designing democratic and affordable products. Starck claims they offer a solution for those who can't afford a camera, adding that photos help us to "exist." He also laments the modern propensity for vandalism that threatens the booths, saying: "Twenty years ago it was possible to design something pretty and people to respect it. Not now."
In this movie filmed at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, German projection artists Urbanscreen transform the surface of the Leopold Museum into a three-dimensional film canvas. More »
Dezeen Wire: in her latest article for The New York Times, design critic Alice Rawsthorn analyses the career of influential graphic designer and filmmaker Saul Bass.
Rawsthorn explains that the designer's bold style "reflected his fascination with constructivism, modernism and surrealism," adding that his work with some of the most important directors in history "transformed what were once cursory lists of the cast and crew into thrilling complements to the movies."
See more articles by Alice Rawsthorn here.
Dezeen Wire: architectural theorist Charles Jencks has written a new article for Blueprint magazine about the resurgence of postmodern architecture over the past twenty years, during which time other commentators claim it has become defunct.
Jencks points to projects from the likes of Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Herzog & de Meuron and Santiago Calatrava as demonstrative of the continuing influence of postmodern ideas, which he claims have led to "the explosive growth in iconic buildings and landmark sculptures."
In this movie filmed by Dezeen at new Berlin design fair Qubique 2011 last month, Ulrich Weingärtner, architect for organisers Offshow, discusses the design and spatial planning of the former city airport where the show was held. More »
A plant-filled stack of timber beams forms the reception desk of an environmental association’s headquarters in San Francisco. More »