Today, Google unveiled plans for a ground-breaking, 3.4 million-square-foot campus conceived by architecture firms BIG and Heatherwick Studio, the Silicon Valley Business Journal reports. “Tech really hasn’t adopted a particular language for buildings,” said David Radcliffe, Google’s vice-president of real estate development in a video proposal. “I mean, we’ve just found old buildings, and we’ve moved into them, and made do best we could.”Envisioned as both a neighborhood and as a wildlife habitat, the proposed master plan on the fringes of Mountain View, California, features four clusters of buildings draped in a thin, glass membrane. These buildings, rather than being
Steirereck restaurant, located in Vienna's lush Stadtpark, is celebrated for its modern Austrian cuisine (think wiener schnitzel with a gluten disclaimer), but the main course is a new addition by local firm PPAG Architects.
More than five years since Human Rights Watch (HRW) first documented migrant labor abuses on Saadiyat Island—the impressive cultural development off the coast of Abu Dhabi—abuse remains, according to a progress report issued by the organization today.
Andrés Jaque designs a water purifying pavilion for MoMA PS1. COSMO, the winner of MoMA PS1’s Young Architects Program, by Andrés Jaque, will naturally purify water 3,000 gallons every four days this summer. Can plumbing be sexy? Architect Andrés Jaque, a 2014 Design Vanguard winner, proposes that it can indeed with COSMO, a gargantuan water-purifying pavilion. On February 5, the Museum of Modern Art’s contemporary-art space MoMA PS1 announced Jaque’s design as winner of its annual Young Architects Program and as the centerpiece of its outdoor music series in the courtyard of the Long Island City building. The other finalists
Some home improvement television shows can be as dull as, well, watching paint dry. Throw in a Grammy-award winning rapper, tattoos, expletives, and a little design mojo, however, and you have Framework, a new reality TV series on Spike.
A new documentary celebrates the British architect’s creative partnerships and their results. Behind many of David Adjaye’s buildings—belying their seemingly impenetrable exteriors—is a host of collaborators. A new documentary directed by German filmmaker Oliver Hardt explores these relationships and how the resulting synergy informs the architect’s work.David Adjaye—Collaborations, the director’s second film about the architect, was created for a mid-career retrospective, David Adjaye: Form, Heft, Material, opening at Munich’s Haus der Kunst January 30. The documentary was commissioned by the museum and the Art institute of Chicago in collaboration with Adjaye Associates.“David’s buildings do have this kind of presence wherever