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Rem Koolhaas and Son Tomas Talk About The Years-Long Process of Shooting “REM”

June 6, 2018 Keshia Badalge 0

ArchDaily had the chance to catch Rem Koolhaas and his son, Tomas Koolhaas, together, when they met for a weekend in Los Angeles. In their first ever interview together, following the release of “REM” online, we spoke with the pair about the documentary that was four years in the making. The film had Tomas following his father from the desert to the ocean to the 2014 Venice Biennale, as well as inside several OMA projects around the world, like the Seattle Central Library in America and Maison à Bordeaux in France.

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What Makes a City Livable to You?

April 28, 2018 Keshia Badalge 0

Mercer released their annual list of the Most Livable Cities in the World last month. The list ranks 231 cities based on factors such as crime rates, sanitation, education and health standards, with Vienna at #1 and Baghdad at #231. There’s always some furor over the results, as we ought to be when a city we love does not make the top 20, or when we see a city rank high up but remember that one time we visited it and couldn’t wait to leave.

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Bjarke Ingels’ Twisting High Line Towers Presented in New Art Installation

April 26, 2018 Keshia Badalge 0

It was an early morning in Chelsea, and men in suits were standing around the street, ushering in guests into a dark, 12,000 square-foot exhibition space at the XI gallery. Inside, the room was lit by a centerpiece installation of the New York City skyline, sprawling upwards towards the ceiling with its reflection. Bjarke Ingels was going to unveil new plans for The XI (‘The Eleventh’), a pair of twisting towers set between 17th and 18th Streets and 10th and 11th Avenue. Es Devlin, a British artist who has stage-designed for Beyoncé and Katy Perry, was tapped by HFZ Capital Group to create three installations to present the project.

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Elizabeth Diller of Diller Scofidio + Renfro Named in Time’s List of 100 Most Influential People

April 20, 2018 Keshia Badalge 0

Architect Elizabeth Diller of firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has once again been named one of TIME’s most influential people in 2018. TIME Magazine’s annual ‘Time 100’ List recognizes the achievement of artists, leaders, activists, entrepreneurs, and athletes who are exemplary in their fields. Diller has been named to the category of “Titans,” along with Roger Federer, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Kevin Durant. This is Diller’s second time on the list but the first time being honored as a “Titan.”

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Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel to Build 28,000 sqm “Village Vertical” in Grand Paris

April 17, 2018 Keshia Badalge 0

Sou Fujimoto, Nicolas Laisné and Dimitri Roussel will be building a new gateway to the city of Rosny-sous-Bois in Grand Paris. Their project, Village Vertical, has been chosen as the winning proposal for the “Inventons la Métropole du Grand Paris” competition. The team includes landscape and urban designers from Atelier Georges and urban developers from La Compagnie de Phalsbourg and REI Habitat. 

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A New Roof by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos Turned This Ancient German Castle Into an Enlarged Exhibition Space

April 9, 2018 Keshia Badalge 0

The Moritzburg castle in the city of Halle is exemplary of the Gothic military architecture in 15th century Germany. Despite the partial destruction of the north and west wings during the Thirty Years War, the site has managed to retain most of its original features: a surrounding wall, three of the four round towers at the corners, and a central courtyard.

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What It’s Like to be an Architect Who Doesn’t Design Buildings

April 6, 2018 Keshia Badalge 0

There’s an old, weary tune that people sing to caution caution against being an architect: the long years of academic training, the studio work that takes away from sleep, and the small job market in which too many people are vying for the same positions. When you finally get going, the work is trying as well. Many spend months or even years working on the computer and doing models before seeing any of the designs become concrete. If you’re talking about the grind, architects know this well enough from their training, and this time of ceaseless endeavor in the workplace only adds to that despair.