Oscar Niemeyer Interview By Santiago Fernandez-Stelley Photo By Andre Vieira Drawings By Oscar Niemeyer Translated By Daniella Diniz and Danilo Matz Oscar Niemeyer is on the infinitesimally short list of people who have designed and built an entire city. A world capital. MVRDV Y House Ilot de l’Octroi Xili Sports and Cultural Centre Hamburg Innovation Port Ku.Be House of Culture and Movement MVRDV House Tianjin Binhai Library 133 Wai Yip Street Ragnarock Crystal Houses Traumhaus Funari The Stairs to Kriterion Lyon Part-Dieu Hongqiao Flower Building THE COUCH Ravel Plaza Cultural Cluster Zaanstad Seoul Skygarden Government Quarter Oslo Theater aan de Parade Publisher’s Headquarters THE CORAL TOWER TURM MIT TAILLE The Next Hutong FOLIE RICHTER PUBLIC ART DEPOT MBVB THE GARDENS OF ZARYADYE URBAN HYBRID Museum Schiedam CHUNGHA BUILDING TRANSITLAGER RELOADED Rockmagneten PUSHED SLAB MARKET HALL BJØRVIKA BARCODE BOOK MOUNTAIN EXPO 2000 SILODAM WOZOCO VILLA VPRO
Stussy x Nike Capsule Collection Stussy and Nike Sportswear’s history of collaboration is rekindled once more through the release of a sneaker, jacket, and t-shirt. The collection honoring Stussy’s thirtieth anniversary begins with black and white versions of the All Court Mid Supreme that feature a premium leather upper and accents on the Swoosh and heel. Nike’s letterman-inspired Destroyer Jacket is specially adorned with Stussy embroidery, and an organic cotton tee bearing an ode to the brand’s longstanding heritage rounds out the collection. The collection is available at all Stussy chapters on Friday, December 3rd, 2010.
The Complete Works of Oscar Niemeyer With his incredibly prolific portfolio of architecture, sculpture, furniture and design, the late Oscar Niemeyer truly left his mark on Brazil, and the world, over his 104 years. The Brazilian great is proof that quantity needn’t destroy quality. Check out the extensive list of Niemeyer’s major works, after the break… Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg The Ravine House is a remarkable statement of modern residential architecture set into an equally remarkable landscape of native vegetation. It is sited immediately adjacent to steeply sloping banks common within the Toronto ravine system. The challenge of the design of the North Garden was to reconcile the relationship of this space and its potential with that of the entry drive, forecourt, and main entrance to the home.
AD Classics: Cathedral of Brasilia / Oscar Niemeyer Having such a significant history, it can be expected that the architecture of Brasilia reflects the richness and prominence of the culture as a planned city. The church bears much importance in the society, so the design had to have significance and personality against its surroundings. Oscar Niemeyer was sure to make a statement with the powerful expression and unique form of the Cathedral of Brasilia, which led to his acceptance of the Pritzker Prize in 1988. More on Oscar Niemeyer and the Cathedral of Brasilisa after the break.
Cedric Price CEDRIC PRICE (1934-2003) was one of the most visionary architects of the late 20th century. Although he built very little, his lateral approach to architecture and to time-based urban interventions, has ensured that his work has an enduring influence on contemporary architects and artists, from Richard Rogers and Rem Koolhaas, to Rachel Whiteread. Taking the view that architecture should be enabling, liberating and life-enhancing, Cedric Price’s approach was all-embracing. From landmark projects such as the 1960-61 Fun Palace, to designs for Christmas tree lights on London’s Oxford Street, his projects were governed by the belief that architecture must “enable people to think the unthinkable?. Through projects, drawings and teaching, Cedric Price (1934-2003) overturned the notion of what architecture is by suggesting radical ideas of what it might be. Price’s reputation is chiefly based on the radicalism of his un-built ideas.
Dean / Wolf Architects home | work | info | contact February 2012 Ephemeral Edge receives Progressive Architecture Citation from Architect Magazine December 2011 Inverted Warehouse Townhouse receives Best Residential Renovation / Redevelopment Americas Property Award December 2011 Kathryn Dean will be installed as the JoAnne Stolaroff Cotsen Professor of Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis