Point of View - Point of View July 2008
Rem Koolhaas and Hans Ulrich Obrist on June 13, 2008 at the Van Alen Institute. Photo by Patrick Hannaway, Courtesy of Van Alen Institute. Switzerland’s Hans Ulrich Obrist may well be the curators’ curator. In the past fifteen years, he has organized over 150 global exhibitions, collaborating with countless figureheads such as Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, Danish installation artist Olafur…
Director Gary Hustwit follows up “Helvetica” with a documentary about industrial design.
A lot of architects fancy themselves to be writers too, but according to Christian de Portzamparc and Philippe Sollers, architecture itself shares something fundamental with writing. At least, I think that’s the point—or one of the points—of Writing and Seeing Architecture, a slim book that records a long, digressive conversation between Sollers, a novelist and critic, and de Portzamparc, an…
A new film on Herzog & de Meuron’s Olympic architecture has its New York premiere.
A museum expansion in Amsterdam showcases the role of the architectural model.
An architect transforms a city street into a glowing outdoor museum.
Didn’t get to mention this in my review of Tom Vanderbilt’s new book on traffic—is it just me, or are both the U.S. (left) and the U.K. book covers rather uninspired? Don’t get me wrong: I love the poodle-in-sunglasses direction; I’m just not sure it does the book justice. On the other hand, the yellow sign makes an excellent favicon…
The alternate cover, pictured above. “Some ideas come and go, others just won’t go away,” associate art director Dungjai Pungauthaikan says about the design of this month’s cover. “For quite some time, we’d been toying with the imagery produced by the geometric reﬂections seen in kaleidoscopes. But the visual language never synched up with our editorial content. Then along came…
Now you can go out in (sustainable) style.
Work has a way of catching up to us, even in the Low Country of Charleston.
Exploring design and development in the Motor City (minus the motor).
It’s time for a road trip with the Center for Land Use Interpretation. Don’t forget to pack the Purell.
The U.S. may soon add light to the EPA’s list of dangerous pollutants.
Finding answers to your eco-dilemmas.
The High Line needs no bells and whistles.
It’s time to bring the community back into community planning.
A young London-based designer finds a new use for an old jar.