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    For Zeitz MOCAA, Heatherwick Studio Carved a Vast Atrium Into the Heart of a Former Grain Silo

    … in Cape Town—says he welcomes such critiques. “A contemporary institution is about soliciting and encouraging debate. If we had an institution where everyone was bland or indifferent about it, we’d have a problem.” The curator is striving to make the building as accessible as possible with both its mix of public programming …

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    The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods

    … while design-savvy Books Kubrick, one of the city’s 161 independent bookstores, is in Keyaki Dori. At the heart of Thomas Heatherwick’s design for the Zeitz MOCAA is an atrium that cuts into the cylinders of the old grain silos. The space is intended to orient visitors as they walk around the complicated …

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    Adjaye, Chipperfield, Heatherwick, Levete, and Renfro on the 21st Century Museum

    Within the central carved-out atrium of the Heatherwick Studio–designed Zeitz MOCAA, the architects made vertical circulation a performance in itself with glass elevators and a dramatic spiral stair. Courtesy Iwan Baan A laundry list of the some of the world’s biggest architects–Chipperfield, Heatherwick, Renfro, Levete, and Adjaye–gathered in London on …

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    Thomas Heatherwick Selected to Design Luxury High Line Condo

    … include approximately 180 residences in all. The taller of the structures will rise 21 stories and offer panoramic views of the Hudson River. Like Heatherwick Studio's Zeitz MOCAA completed in Capetown, South Africa, this fall, the buildings's facade will be punctuated by large bubble-like bay windows. "The studio wanted to create a …

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    The Transformation of Silo City Signals a New Future for Buffalo

    … used as artifacts, the forty-eight silos propose a challenge with their round, windowless forms. Heatherwick Studio’s transformation of Cape Town’s grain silos into the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in 2017 has been an inspiration, but between financial feasibility and adhering to The State Historic Preservation Office's regulations, the team …

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    New Details Revealed for David Adjaye's Studio Museum Design

    … unprecedented views in both directions," Adjaye remarked. And with new galleries, including one double-height barrel-vaulted space, visitors will finally have "experiences of wonder and awe with great works of art," added Golden. You may also enjoy "For Zeitz MOCAA, Heatherwick Studio Carved a Vast Atrium Into the Heart of a Former Grain Silo."

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    All Eyes on Cape Town: A New Design Destination for South Africa and the World

    … the media buzz was around Thomas Heatherwick’s ambitious plans for converting a massive and historic grain silo on the city’s Victoria & Albert waterfront into the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA). It will be the first major museum of contemporary African art on the continent—and Heatherwick’s first building in …

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    Tapping the Zeitgeist

    … of our lives better every day. Some of what they’re exploring includes windows that automatically relieve carbon dioxide build-up in rooms, public art that reminds urban denizens of their natural roots, three-dimensional graphics that reveal familiar forms to the blind, street signage that informs citizens about the ecological advantages of riding …

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    Retail Zeitgeist

    In an odd bit of serendipitous timing, two separate retail exhibitions on German industrial design are being held this month in New York. The first—at Kiosk, a small Soho shop—collects vernacular products from across the country; the other, Destination: Berlin, at the Museum of Modern Art’s Design Store, focuses on pieces by …

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    Milan Design Week 2023 Reflects an Evolving Design Industry

    … during Milan Design Week. COURTESY ATELIER LUMA Design Moves Forward Throughout Salone del Mobile and Milan Design Week, the zeitgeist of contextualized domesticity, experimentation, and a revamped focus on sustainability presented a design industry more aware of its responsibilities, but also its ability to channel self-expression and embody a refined understanding of aesthetic …