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Landscape architects EMF teamed up with architecture firm Ardèvol to remove over 400 buildings from a former holiday village in eastern Spain and transform the landscape into a series of meandering pathways and coastal viewpoints. The Tudela-Culip (Club Med) resort at Cap de Creus in Cadaqués had been a holiday destination for 900 tourists every summer, but in 1998 the coastal site was given protected status as a Natural Park and the resort was forced to close its doors five years later. Working alongside over 50 specialist consultants, EMF and Ardèvol were able to deconstruct most of the buildings of the Tudela-Culip and restore the natural landscape amidst a series of architectural interventions. The most prominent addition to the site is the Cubes Viewpoint, a pair of Corten steel structures facing out to sea, while slabs of stone and more Corten steel were used to create seating areas and landmarks elsewhere around the park. Pathways are divided into a three-tier hierarchy. The main access road is laid in asphalt, secondary pathways are formed from concrete, and informal routes are defined by ankle-height metal railings. Small Corten panels scattered around the site feature cutaways that highlight how some of the natural rock formations resemble animals. The five-year-long project was completed in 2010, but recently received the Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize at the 7 European Biennial of Landscape Architecture.
after dominating the scenery of victoria harbour just over a week ago, hong kong’s resident yellow rubber duck by dutch artist florentijn hofman - which originally made its debut in 2007 by traveling around the world – took a turn for the worst as it completely deflated overnight. measuring just under six stories, the inflatable sculpture was planned to be on display june 9, 2013. via : designboom . Read More
Do Ho Suh is renowned for his site-specific installations that manipulate scale to emphasize the malleability of space and examine the issues of cultural identity and anonymity. Suh’s training in traditional Oriental painting and his mandatory service in the South Korean military have significantly influenced his work. In his 2003 work Some/One, for example, thousands of military dog tags are amassed in an interlocking pattern to form the larger silhouette of a traditional Korean robe, illustrating the way individuals are used as building blocks to shape a collective whole. via : artsy . Read More
essay by donald judd photography by elizabeth felicella via somewhere i would like to live
101 Spring Street, the building in Soho where Donald Judd lived and worked for years, is currently being renovated by Architecture Research Office. Before the project began, the New York photographer Elizabeth Felicella photographed the cast-iron structure. We are pleased to present an essay about the building written by Judd in 1989, along with a selection of Felicella’s images of its interior spaces . Read More
the swiss artist felice varini creates installations with optical illusion paintings on architectural spaces. the visitors notice geometric, monocolor shapes stretching and sprawling across the room but if they walk around and explore the space, they notice that the shapes change. photos andré morin & felice varini via stylepark . Read More
hermann baur was the designer of the general trade school, now the basel college of art and design and the industrial trade school. it was completed in 1961. the maurer halle is one of the four buildings grouped around a courtyard with a hans arp sculpture. its vaulted ceiling is spectacular. the walls of the art college are raw concrete both exterior and interior. the general trade school is one of basel’s best pieces of late 1950s architecture. text and photos via architecttuul .
everytime i go to stefano and giuseppe’s house i am always intrigued by two pictures they have in their kitchen. i found out that they are both by foto marvellini, from milan, who take old photos, and cover the faces with masks for the super heros or other such famous goodies or villains. but they dont stop there. each print is sold in an old frame, where the original painting or picture is still there but turned around to face the back. .
text and photos : max lamb
crockery available through : 1882 ltd
a collection of fine bone china tableware slip-cast from plaster models carved by hand, with glazed interior for functionality and raw exterior reflecting the modest surface texture of the plaster original. the process of slip-casting begins with the creation of a three-dimensional model of the design known as a ‘master’ by a professional model-maker, from which the production mould is cast. crockery bypasses this process by placing the responsibility of both designer and model-maker in the hands of max lamb. using the tools of a stone mason lamb chips and carves a solid block of plaster to make a jug, bowl or mug, the design of each formed quite simply out of their own making. from the ‘master’ one or more plaster production moulds can be made, often consisting of three or more parts to enable the cast to be safely removed in one piece. crockery is now ready for casting in fine bone china.