Developer Dai Zhi Kang, chairman and CEO of the Shanghai Zendai Group is a small, gentle man with a super-sized vision—to create a world-class multi-cultural center for art and commerce in his hometown’s Pudong district. Image courtesy Shanghai Zendai Group Click on the slide show icon to see additional photos. “In China, art is mixed with daily life,” explains Zhi Kang. “I want to interpret this tradition into a new aesthetic for Chinese architecture.” So rather than erect a stand-alone museum, a concept he deems foreign in China (therefore not likely to be embraced by locals or investors), he worked
Lighting: Armani/5th Avenue Canada Line Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory New York, USA Studio Fuksas Architects Armani animates 5th Avenue On a crisp evening before Christmas, New York City’s Fifth Avenue was packed with shoppers hurrying to pick up last-minute gifts. The stores — appropriately decked out with the subtle signage and tasteful decorations mandated by the city for businesses here — beckoned customers with softly glittering LED bows, stars, and supersize trimmings. But none conveyed the dynamic aura of the year-old Armani/5th Avenue boutique, a four-story glass-enclosed box on the corner of 56th Street wrapped in a virtual blizzard of
At the base of lake Constance, Within the picturesque Rhine Delta Nature Conservation Zone of southwestern Austria, a radiant, transparent pavilion celebrates the completion of a small but distinctive marina in the town of Fussach.
Project Specs Nordwesthaus Fussach, Austria Baumschlager Eberle << Return to article the People Architect Baumschlager Eberle Lochau ZT GmbH Lindauer Strasse 31 6911 Lochau Austria Tel.: +43 5574 43079-0 Fax: +43 5574 43079-30 Christoph von Oefele, project architect Consultant(s) Building technology: GMI Ing. Peter Messner GmbH, Dornbirn/Austria Structural engineer: Mader + Flatz, Bregenz, Austria Façade: Glas Marte GmbH, Bregenz, Austria Superstructure: Oberhauser-Schedler Bau, Andelsbuch, Austria Illumination: Ledon Lighting GmbH, Lustenau, Austria Photographer Eduard Hueber + Ines Leong / archphoto.com Eduard Hueber Arch Photo, Inc. 109 South 5th Street, Suite 401 Brooklyn NY 11211-5501 USA Tel: +1-212-941 9294 CAD system, project
DuPont developed Corian over 30 years ago. But it wasn’t until 1998 that the company began to explore the solid surface material’s full potential by collaborating with architects such as Zaha Hadid and Jean Nouvel and showcasing their designs at high-profile events like Milan’s Salone Internazionale del Mobile.
Color, texture, a refined yet offbeat sense of materiality, and above all, a subtle irreverence are staple elements of fashion designer Consuelo Castiglioni’s collections for Marni, the upscale Milanese label she founded in 1994 with her husband, Gianni, the company’s C.E.O.
Project Specs Marni New York, New York King & Miranda Design << Return to article the People Architect Sybarite 322 Fulham Road London SW10 9UG United Kingdom Tel: +44(0)2073524900 Fax: +44(0)2073524901 Simon Mitchell Torquil McIntosh Giorgia Cannici Architect of record Studio Morsa (Donato Savoie) 247 Central Street New York NY 10013 Tel: +1(212)2264324 General contractor: Modus Arredamenti (Massimiliano Tiezzi & Walter Morini) Tel: +39 0575977416 www.modus-arredamenti.com Photographer Paul Warchol Photography Inc. 224 Center Street, Fifth Floor New York 10013 www.warcholphotography.com Renderer Sybarite CAD system, project management, or other software used: AutoCad, Rhinoceros the Products Structural system Interior finishes Cabinetwork
Located on the 29th floor of a 1960s Park Avenue office tower, the New York City home of the Cofra Group and its Good Energies venture capital company—an investor in such renewable energy enterprises as Sage Electrochromics—is proof that this Switzerland-based corporation takes its business to heart.