KING’S CROSS POND CLUB OPENS TO THE PUBLIC

Of Soil and Water: The King's Cross Pond Club by Ooze Architects and artist Marjetica Potrč

Natural, Chemical-Free Bathing Pond in Central London

Swimmers now have the opportunity to get back to nature, in the urban setting of London’s King’s Cross, in the UK’s first ever public swimming pond, opened to visitors from 22 May, as part of an innovative experiential art project created by Ooze Architects and artist Marjetica Potrč.

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The Color Inside by Overland Partners & James Turrell

The Color Inside by Overland Partners & James Turrell

Interior Architecture and Design

The Color Inside is a milestone in The University of Texas at Austin’s Landmarks public art collection. Located on the roof of the Student Activity Center, the project arose from the student body’s desire for a peaceful retreat at the Student Activity Center (SAC).

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Skate Park House by LEVEL Architects

Skate Park House by LEVEL Architects

Interior Architecture and Design

The owners of this house, a young married couple, made a special request in regards to the design of their house, located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Shibuya ward. They wanted both a skateboard park and a piano rehearsal room to reflect their own individual interests.

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The Met's Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe

The Met's Roof Garden Commission by Pierre Huyghe

May 12 - November 1 '15

Pierre Huyghe was commissioned for the third in a new series of site-specific commissions for The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The Roof Garden Commission: Pierre Huyghe will be on view from May 12 through November 1, 2015 (weather permitting).

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Human Harp #PlayTheBridge by Di Mainstone

Human Harp #PlayTheBridge by Di Mainstone

Artists plays the Clifton Suspension Bridge like a giant string instrument

Queen Mary University of London's Artist-in-Residence Di Mainstone has released a new online film made in collaboration with filmmaker Jesse D Lawrence, which reveals the voice of the Clifton Suspension Bridge for the first time.

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Floating Forest Series by Michael Anastassiades

Floating Forest Series by Michael Anastassiades

Floating Forest Series is a minimalist design created by London-based designer Michael Anastassiades.

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Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House at Auction with Wright

Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House at Auction with Wright

19 May 15

On May 19th Wright presents Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House at auction - it is estimated to fetch a sale at $1,000,000-1,500,000.

A seminal structure that foreshadows Gehry’s masterpiece in Bilbao, this unprecedented sale provides a rare opportunity to acquire an architectural masterpiece by one of the greatest architects of our time.

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Doctor’s Office by Pere Buil and Toni Riba of Vora Architects

Doctor’s Office by Pere Buil and Toni Riba of Vora Architects

Interior Architecture and Design

Paüls Doctor Surgery is a small cement building located in Baix Ebre, Spain. It was built for use as a doctor’s office by Pere Buil and Toni Riba of Vora Architects.

The firm integrated the structure into its surrounding landscape. The building consists of one floor only, like the neighboring buildings, so that it could be integrated seamlessly.

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Justin McGuirk appointed head of Design Academy Eindhoven’s Design Curating and Writing programme

Justin McGuirk appointed head of Design Academy Eindhoven’s Design Curating and Writing programme

Design News

Justin McGuirk has been appointed head of Design Academy Eindhoven’s Design Curating and Writing programme. He is a writer, critic and curator based in London.

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Collective Design's Fair To Open May 13-17 At Skylight Clarkson Sq in West Soho

Collective Design Fair 3.0

May 13 - 17 '15

The third edition of Collective Design’s fair will open to the public May 13 through 17 at Skylight Clarkson Sq in West Soho, as part of NYCxDesign. The 2015 fair will feature an international roster of returning and first-time exhibitors, representing established and emerging design talents from Copenhagen, Madrid, Milan, Paris, New York, and Oslo, among other creative capitals.

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Sarah Lucas, I SCREAM DADDIO, British Pavilion 2015. Photo by Cristiano Corte © British Council

Sarah Lucas - I Scream Daddio British Pavilion At The 56th International Art Exhibition La Biennale Di Venezia

9 May - 22 November '15

The British Council is delighted to present I SCREAM DADDIO, a new exhibition by Sarah Lucas which has been conceived and created for the British Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.

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Trisha Brown Company, "Sticks" (1973), Performed at MoMA in 2011.

The Performative Museum a Storefront for Art and Architecture Salon hosted by Hal Foster

8 May 2015 \\ 6pm

Over the last decade, art museums have restaged many performances and dances, mostly from the 1960s and 1970s. Not quite live and not quite dead, these reenactments have introduced a zombie-like time into cultural institutions.

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Roisin Johns is Re-Engineering Desire

Roisin Johns is Re-Engineering Desire

Dumpster Jewellery

Roisin Johns from the University of the Arts London created this project with the intention to re-appropriate discarded materials and re-engineer desire.

By challenging the perceptions and value of discarded materials, Johns has taken materials found in landfills, skips, and factory floors turning them into objects of desire.

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'Face to Face: Searching for Authentic Experiences' by RISD's Department of Furniture Design

'Face to Face: Searching for Authentic Experiences' by RISD's Department of Furniture Design

2015 International Contemporary Furniture Fair

Rhode Island School of Design’s (RISD) Department of Furniture Design will present Face to Face: Searching for Authentic Experiences at the 2015 International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) from May 16–19, 2015.

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'21st Century Architecture. Introducing Non-Design and Quiet Architecture' by Rabih Hage

'21st Century Architecture. Introducing Non-Design and Quiet Architecture' by Rabih Hage

Thoughts on Architecture

My definition of good architecture is the skill of intelligently and creatively using existing structures; enhancing and transforming them to fit new functionalities and ways of living. This is progressive architecture; architecture that will preserve the environment, increase energy efficiency, reduce waste and minimise unnecessary impact on the urban fabric and our planet.

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