architecture

In CUBE We Trust

A year ago three students, Manuel Krings, Marc Pfaff, Andreas Unteidig, from the Köln International School of Design, sought to test (presumably with tongue in cheek) the design viability of a shiny black cube. They asked product, graphic and architectural designers to critically assess the cube to ascertain how serious or not the “critics”...

Nauseous Just Looking at It

“Sky Park” Marina Bay Sands Singapore, opened on June 24 a new wonder of the world. It is located on the three 200-meter high skyscrapers, as if on three pillars. Here are the most expensive casinos, bars, restaurants, the largest outdoor swimming pool in the world. Read this from the Daily Mail: If you...

Etienne Louis Boullée – Architect of Big

They don’t make ’em like Etienne Louis Boullée envisioned ’em. Although monumental buildings exist, the cost of creating buildings and monuments as large as Boullée’s is both prohibitive and obscene. Still, his mammoth ego structures are fascinating to view in paper form, and even interesting to contemplate. This is architecture that smothers the masses.

Frank Lego Wright, Architect

Lego has long lead the way in plastic brick products. The expandability of the products are brilliant. The numerous themes and tie-ins are endless. My faves are “City,” a collection of urban professionals going about their business (like you and me), and “fishing Boat,” a high tech plastic sea faring craft (fish excluded). Now...

Inside the California Design Biennial: Five Curators Speak

The Pasadena Museum of California Art’s fourth California Design Biennial exhibition that opened a few weeks ago is organized into five categories, but the divisions are very loosely defined. Prius ads in the form of blossoming floral growth along the state’s freeways are considered Graphic Design. A music video takeoff on Fischli & Weiss’s...