Photo courtesy Alan Kranairz Part of the festival, the DETROIT MADE exhibition includes 10 Detroit designers, including Alan Kaniarz of Mobël Link Modern Furniture. His ZigZag chair, above, is his take on Gerrit Rietveld's 1934 model. When one thinks of Detroit, many things come to mind. Design is not usually on the top of the list. But the city is a growing design hub, home to both leading design-driven industries and a vast network of skilled workers with the know-how to make things. And its low cost of living has attracted a growing number of creatives who want to do
Lighting designer Gustavo Avilés illuminates the Memorial to the Victims of Violence in Mexico in Mexico City Erecting a monument to casualties of crime is never straightforward, and can be controversial.
To visit Building 337 on the Novartis campus in East Hanover, New Jersey, is to walk through it with awe, something akin to what visitors to Frank Lloyd Wright's Larkin Building must have felt a century ago.
Smiljan Radić's 2014 Serpentine Pavilion opened to the public on June 26. The Serpentine Pavilion has become one of London’s leading summer attractions since launching in 2000. Last year’s cloud-like structure by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto within the city’s Kensington Gardens was visited by almost 200,000 people. In March, Serpentine Galleries Director Julia Peyton-Jones and Co-Director Hans Ulrich Obrist announced their selection of Chilean architect Smiljan Radić to design the 2014 edition of the temporary construction. A 2008 Architectural Record Vanguard, the architect may not be as well-known as some of his pavilion-designer predecessors – which include Rem Koolhaas, Frank
The success of a building is not often measured in quantifiable terms. But when Aaron Miscenich, the executive director of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, embarked on a new building laden with energy-intensive labs on a former brownfield site in a depopulated area of the city's downtown, he needed hard numbers to make the gamble pay off. Begun in 2007—two years after Hurricane Katrina—the center was conceived as an incubator for biotechnology start-ups. “There was a stigma to the city,” says Mark Ripple, partner at New Orleans–based Eskew+Dumez+Ripple. “It was seen as contaminated goods, both literally and figuratively. Graduates from