Tuesday, 5 November 2013

In Orbit by Tomás Saraceno: Wonderful Space Above a Museum Court

© Studio Tomás Saraceno

Tomás Saraceno's floating spaces are growing in scale and impact. Wonderful this spider web at the K21 Ständehaus in Düsseldorf on show till next year and his cloud cities project...

Friday, 5 July 2013

Aten Reign: James Turrell's New Space at the Guggenheim New York

A new piece by James Turrell - the L.A.-born master of light and perception - reshapes the rotunda of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim. Aten Reign, the site-specific installation and the centre piece of the artist's solo show that opened on the summer solstice, modifies the daylight from the skylight with a series of concentric ellipses that glow in shifting colours...

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Spaces by Cildo Meireles

Amerikkka,  1991/2013
Great solo exhibition of the Brazilian artist Cildo Meireles in Madrid and a rare opportunity to experience his sensuous and highly conceptual spaces. Hosted in a former exhibition pavilion inside the Retiro park, the show features large installations that play with light, heat, deception... and nicely unusual, slightly retro concepts. 

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Barefoot Guidelines for Delivering Successful Work While Away on a Mission

In the last years the work scenario has changed beyond recognition. Away are the days of back office support, exotic incentive trips or Out of the Office AutoReply. The enterprise of 2013 has a freelance spirit; it's small, works around the world and around the clock, and has challenging missions away from the office, most of them in environments, harsh or less so, that could knock you off within seconds. But you can't afford this - you need a steady mindset to keep delivering your good work. Here is how to do it while hedging the most common setbacks... 

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Can Music Make Up Architecture?

© Alexandros Christopoulos featured above 

A great setting, a cosy decor and amazing music could roughly be the formula for the perfect hangout. The interesting part is that even with an average setting and a so-so decor, you can still have a great hangout when the music is special. Music has the power to shape the perception of space. It loosens you; it makes you vibrate with everyone in the room. You open up, and you connect… 

Now, good or bad news for architecture? 

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Jean Nouvel's Residential Building in Ibiza: Colourful Living by the Sea

Las Boas, the recently completed residential development by Atelier Jean Nouvel in the Marina Botafoch of Ibiza, is so cool that it can't go unmentioned here. The building faces the sea, so add great views to what is pictured above...

Thursday, 28 February 2013

ARCOMadrid 2013

Dario Urzay, Lego en la Materia, 2013
Adequate and restraint is how you would tag the 32th edition of Arco, Madrid's international art fair. Very few jaw-dropping moments but admirable efforts by galleries and management to keep up the show.