Modernist Architecture

21 May 19

text&photo: Karolina Tadek I didn’t know Minsk Design Week was a thing until a month before the event. This was when my friend Paula just applied there as a designer. She got in, we figured out joining this event would be an amazing excuse for travelling east, see something new. And so, as a joke […]

21 May 19
Mundane

The traveller to Glasgow is very well catered for regards hotel accommodation and they can be forgiven in choosing the newest, most stylish, most central accommodation available to their budget. However, if they were to cast their net slightly wider, they would come across this, sadly overlooked, gem of modern architecture from the early seventies. […]

20 May 19
Africans in America

By Bert Archer As with most of the world, the heart of Africa is found in its cities. And yet tourists in Africa seem to largely prefer seeking out the continent’s wildlife rather than its cultural city centers. Safaris can be delightful, but the problem, as Kenyan writer Binyavanga Wainaina has pointed out, is when tourists imagine […]

20 May 19
Library Spaces Blog

I recently attended the Design and Management of Learning Environments conference, organised by Workplace Trends and sponsored by Herman Miller. After a great journey to Euston Station, made better by a strong coffee and the latest edition of Facilitate Magazine, I was excited to start the day. I am very familiar with this area of […]

20 May 19
METALCON Blog

Magnificent Metal Monday honors arguably the greatest member of the modernist generation of architects today. I.M. Pei died last week at the age of 102. The Chinese-American architect was born on April 26, 1917 in Suzhou, China, grew up in Hong Kong and Shanghai and then moved to the United States to study architecture. When he […]

20 May 19
News Archives Uk

My husband Derek Codling, who passed away at the age of 80, was an architect who designed residential and industrial projects for new cities in the 1960s before founding his own office. Derek was born in Kingston, southwest London, to Robert Codling, a Salvation Army officer, and his wife, Olive (born Gooch). He was determined […]

20 May 19
Pallet & Plate

At LA restaurant Nightshade, pastry chef Max Boonthanakit’s desserts are playful and pleasurable objects of art The most imaginative dessert in Los Angeles is so understated it blends into the table — and that’s the point. At Nightshade, Mei Lin’s new restaurant in Los Angeles’s restaurant-saturated Arts District, the dish is listed on the menu […]

20 May 19
Future Heritage

In addition to ongoing developments related to Preston Bus Station‘s 50th birthday, updates on current work on 20th-century mental healthcare facilities are also overdue. So far, I have been giving quite a few conference presentations and a number of publications are to follow shortly. Last summer, I gave two paper presentations: at the Biennial Conference […]

20 May 19

Less than 100km east from the Tyrolean regional capital Innsbruck is Kitzbühel, a town with a reputation for expensive ski tourism in the Austrian alps and the related Hahnenkammrennen, an annual fixture in the men’s World Cup since 1931.

20 May 19
Esther Deans

I feel a similar kind of pull toward and repulsion from Matthias Weischer’s work, a similar ambiguity, that I experience from Gregory Crewdson’s photographs, although for different reasons.   I appreciate the joy and fascination he takes in drawing and in looking.  There are always elements of finely observed and rendered details, the feeling of […]

20 May 19
Architecture Here and There

The Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei died last week at age 102 after a career designing modernist buildings, many of them now famous. Since it is poor manners to speak ill of the dead, I will say only that most readers of this post can guess my opinion of Pei’s work. His life and work […]

20 May 19
Nika

The Bauhaus school founded by Gropius was one of the first to teach students modern design. The school closed in the 1930s under pressure from the Nazis, but the movement still influences modernist architecture and modern design today. While Bauhaus has influences in art, industry and technology, it has been most influential in modern furniture […]

19 May 19
Jovana's Blog

The question of museum architecture, and that of the contention between art and architecture, is increasingly relevant and divisive. Exacerbated especially by the need to design spaces for the seemingly limitless possibilities of contemporary art, various conflicting solutions are proposed or propped up without the appearance of any resolution. Without attempting to present a comprehensive […]