'Casamatta' at Milan Triennale Design Museum

'Casamatta' at Milan Triennale Design Museum

a review by Virginia Lucarelli

Milan

From 21 June to 2 September 2012 the Milan Triennale Design Museum hosted the exhibition Casamatta, curated by Johnny Dell’Orto, exploring the multifaceted work of Roberto Sebastiàn Matta.

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Design Circle Members Represent the Present through Design

Dear Design Aficionados of the Future

This is 2012

London

On the eve of the London Design Festival, Founder of the Design Museum Sir Terence Conran, Director Deyan Sudjic OBE and Chairman of the Trustees Luqman Arnold, joined by leading architects and designers, attended a ceremony today to celebrate the ground breaking of the new Design Museum at the former Commonwealth Institute on Kensington High Street.

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VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre

VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre wins WAN Engineering Award

Designed by Fast + Epp

Vancouver

Located in the heart of Vancouver, the VanDusen Botanical Gardens Visitor Centre is inspired by the organic forms of a native orchid.

Requiring extensive collaboration between the architect and the structural engineer, the project's most innovative feature is the dramatic free-form roof structure.

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Urban-Think Tank

Awards of 13th International Architecture Exhibition

Common Ground : la Biennale di Venezia

Venice

The Jury of the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia comprised of Wiel Arets (President, Netherlands), Kristin Feireiss (Germany), Robert A.M. Stern (USA), Benedetta Tagliabue (Italy) and Alan Yentob (Great Britain) has selected the awards for the 13th Architecture Biennale di Venezia as follows:

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You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto by Jaron Lanier

You Are Not A Gadget: A Manifesto

by Jaron Lanier

Book Review

This weekend "You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto" by Jaron Lanier was on the reading list. The book is a very interesting read, challenging most peoples' blind adoption and glorification of web 2.0 and other technologies.

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Sperone Westwater, Bowery, New York by Foster + Partners

RIBA Lubetkin Prize 2012 shortlist

new international building outside the EU

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is pleased to announced the shortlist for the 2012 RIBA Lubetkin Prize, given to the best new international building outside the EU. This year’s shortlist recognises three exceptional new buildings in South East Asia and one in the USA.

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Michael Anastassiades

Michael Anastassiades Gallery

Launching this Fall

London

Renowned for creating timeless, understated lighting and interiors objects – the work
of Michael Anastassiades straddles industrial design, sculpture and the decorative arts. Showcased and collected by leading international arts organisations, galleries and auction houses, this October sees the opening of his own gallery.

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Olafur Eliasson returns to the Tate with 'Little Sun'

Olafur Eliasson returns to the Tate with 'Little Sun'

28 July - 9 September '12

London

As part of Olafur Eliasson: Little Sun at Tate Modern, to be launched on 28 July 2012, visitors will be invited to look at works of art in the dark using only the light of Eliasson’s Little Sunsolar-powered lamps.

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Grayson Perry's 'Walthamstow Tapestry'

The William Morris Gallery will open to the public on 2 August 2012

Grayson Perry's 'Walthamstow Tapestry' will be first temporary exhibition

London

The William Morris Gallery – in Walthamstow, London, the place of Morris’s birth - has been transformed to create a new world-class destination and international centre of excellence for the study of Morris.

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Frank Gehry's set for LA Philharmonic performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Frank Gehry's set for LA Philharmonic performance of Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Los Angeles

Frank Gehry has been commissioned to design the set for the LA Philharmonic's performance of Don Giovanni. The show itself takes place in the Walt Disney Concert hall, a building designed by Gehry - giving architecture fans a chance to be submersed in Frank Gehry's style.

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New Court, London by OMA

Riba Stirling Prize 2012

Shortlist Announced

The shortlist for the prestigious 2012 RIBA Stirling Prize features six exceptional and completely different buildings from across the country which will now go head to head for architecture’s highest accolade and a £20,000 prize from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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Gio Ponti’s white and blue

Gio Ponti’s white and blue

The Parco dei Principi in Sorrento

via abitare

The Parco dei Principi, designed in Sorrento by Ponti between 1960 and 1961, is one of the first examples of design hotels worldwide. A long renovation, finalized in 2007, brought it back to its original beauty. This week it celebrates its 50th birthday.

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An Inflatable Stonehenge on Tour, Sacrilege by Jeremy Deller

An Inflatable Stonehenge on Tour

by Jeremy Deller

Touring UK

Jeremy Deller has created a life-size bouncy castle version of Stonehedge, entitled Sacrilege that will be touring the UK this summer as a part of the London 2012 Festival and the Mayor of London Surprises Program.

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Design Miami/ Basel '12 - A Review

Design Miami/ Basel '12 - A Review

The Mother of Design Fairs Secures Her Crown

Basel

From the 12th through the 17th of June Design Miami/ set up camp in Basel. Bringing together 35 galleries from around the world, the fair boasted a record number of attendees - 22,000 up from 20,500 in 2011.

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Craft & Scenography at Depot Basel

Craft & Scenography at Depot Basel

Design Miami/ Basel '12 Review

Basel

During Design Miami/ Basel we are confronted with many galleries showing their perspective on the best of contemporary design. In contrast to this peacockery, we have Depot Basel - a design platform that brings together contemporary crafts people and designers to open a space for dialogue as well as appreciation for design - whether it be collectible or visually pleasing.

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