Hip-Hop artist Pharrell is used to collaborating with big names – Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, and now? Zaha Hadid.
According to an interview with Hypebeast, the artist has decided to continue his dabble into the design world (he’s written a book and designed chairs in the past) by working on a pre-fab home with the Pritzker Prize-winning architect:
Pharrell: “There’s a collaboration I’m working with Zaha Hadid, we’re touring around with the idea of a prefab for a house.
Hypebeast: Is that still at the planning stages or are you guys looking to erect something soon?
Pharell, enigmatically: “Well, we’re going to see something through.”
In response an outrage that broke out amongst Democrats and Republicans, after House Speaker John Boehner failed to vote for Sandy relief before the end of the Congressional session two days ago, the House of Representatives have approved a $9.7 billion relief measure to aid flood victims of Hurricane Sandy. This is good news, as the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) recently warned that it would soon run out of funding if no measures were taken. Senate approval is likely to come later in the day and a second congressional vote is scheduled to take place on January 15 for a larger $51 billion request.
Understanding the importance of issuing this federal support, AIA President Mickey Jacob has offer Congress three key objects for helping these communities recover.
Read AIA President Jacob’s letter to congress and his three objectives after the break…
Architects: CUAC Arquitectura
Location: Madrid, Spain
Design Team: Javier Castellano Pulido, Tomás García Píriz
Collaborator: Francisco Puga Ortiz
Constructor: Aguirre Obras y Construcciones S.L.
Promotor: Arena Media Communications España S.A.
Installations: Juan M. Fernández
Photographs: Javier Callejas Sevilla
What are the first words that come to mind when you think of the the Eiffel Tower, the Chrysler Building, the Burj Khalifa? Extraordinary? Impressive? Iconic?
For Spanish architecture office and collective, PKMN [pac-man], a skyline isn’t just a symbol of a city’s identity, it’s also rich ground for reinterpretation and play. The firm has taken 4 iconic buildings from their hometown of Madrid and have – Transformers-style – turned them into 4 funky games. For PKMN, it’s all about taking ownership of these corporate-owned buildings, giving them back to the people who live amongst them.
Plus, there’s Ping-Pong and mini-golf involved. What’s not to love about that?
Check out all of the buildings-turned-games, after the break…
Designed by architecture students, Ian M. Ellis and Frances Peterson…, their proposal for the North Brother Island School for Autistic Children in New York City aims to provide a necessary resource for the Bronx, which is heavily underserved in
In his 2008 book, The Architecture of Happiness, Alain de Botton argues that architecture has an extraordinary power when it comes to influencing who we are. In giving shape to our living environments, it plugs into our emotional existence. I would take it a step further and say that as we reside in architecture we so reside within ourselves, emplacing ourselves in both physical and psychological worlds.
But this is by no means a new argument. As de Botton explains in his most recent collection of essays, Religion for Atheists, the Catholics and Protestants have been elaborating on this theme for centuries. The world around us has a profound impact on how we think, feel, and perceive. Without this underlying logic there could be no architecture.
Architects: Marcio Kogan
Location: Sao Paulo – São Paulo, Brazil
Architect In Charge: Marcio Kogan
Co Architects: Gabriel Kogan, Oswaldo Pessano
Interiors: Studio mk27
Project Team: Beatriz Meyer, Eduardo Chalabi, Eduardo Glycerio, Eduardo Gurian, Elisa Friedmann, Gabriel Kogan, Lair Reis, Luciana Antunes, Marcio Tanaka, Maria Cristina Motta, Mariana Ruzante, Mariana Simas, Samanta Cafardo, Suzana Glogowski
Collaborators: Fernando Falcon, Fabiana Cyon
Area: 373.0 sqm
Photographs: Fernando Guerra | FG+SG
Completed just last month, the Clae Pop-up Shop, designed by mode:lina architekci, is a shop for Clae footwear. Located at the Galeria Malta in Poznań, Poland, their challenge was to maximize the shopping experience using the lowest budget possible due to the shop’s temporality. To create this space, they picked worn out euro pallets used during KontenerART 2012. More images of the project can be viewed after the break.
Architects: Park Associati
Location: Via dei Cavalieri del Santo Sepolcro, Milan, Italy
Architect In Charge: Marco Panzeri
Design Team: Alice Cuteri, Andrea Dalpasso, Marinella Ferrari, Stefano Lanotte, Marco Siciliano, Paolo Uboldi, Fabio Calciati
Site Supervision, Structural, Mechanical & Electrical Engineering: General Planning
Area: 7,988.84 sqm
Photographs: Andrea Martiradonna, Courtesy of Park Associati
Alderbrook Station, located slightly east of Astoria along the Columbia River, is the site of the former Union Fisherman’s Cooperative Packaging Company, which once supported a thriving salmon fishing industry. The Netshed is a 3-story timber structure which was used…
Architects: Studio Moffitt
Location: Huron County, ON, Canada
Architect In Charge: Lisa Moffitt
Structural Engineer: Blackwell Engineering, Cory Zurrell
Off Grid Consultant: Nick Treanor
General Construction: Peter Long
Client: Maggie Treanor
Area: 85 sqm
Photographs: Gabriel Li, Shai Gil