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If You Could Photograph Your Dreams, It Would Look Something Like This Turkish Artist’s Images

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“The Broad museum represents the start of something big for Los Angeles”

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Comments update: LA’s architectural boom continued to set the agenda this week as the first official photographs of The Broad museum were published. Read on for more on this and explore our comments page to keep up to date with the latest discussions.

Broad appeal: Situated across the street from Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Broad museum features a white exoskeleton and a cave-like lobby (pictured). But does the building signal the beginning of an architectural uplift in Los Angeles?

“Looks better in photo than in reality,” wrote Tony. “I remember seeing renders a few years back and was excited about it, but the exterior doesn’t have the impact that you would think.”

“The exterior is slightly underwhelming in person,” agreed Sean. “However, the building itself represents the start of something big for Los Angeles architecturally.”

“The real head turner sits across the street from The Broad,” retorted Darci. “There’s no doubt things are getting interesting in LA, but it will take something radically new before I get excited, and this museum isn’t it.” Read the comments on this story »


Tokyo National Stadium latest images by Zaha Hadid Architects Japan
Latest images of the Tokyo National Stadium in Japan by Zaha Hadid Architects

Zaha saga: Zaha Hadid Architects announced that it is working with architecture and engineering firm Nikken Sekkei to win back the Tokyo Olympic stadium project last week.

“It’ll look too bad for [Japan’s Prime Minister] Abe to take her back now,” said Mikan. “There’s no way that he’ll let the board choose her design.”

“Hadid has plenty of work,” added another commenter. “Why is she so intent on winning this one?”

“I think they made a good argument for making a design that would be sustainable after the Olympics,” countered Kon. “I am not a huge fan of the aesthetics of the design, but they do have a case there… Let them fight for it.” Read the comments on this story »


Rafael Viñoly's Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London
Rafael Viñoly’s Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London

Over and out: Commenters discussed the decision to name Rafael Viñoly’s Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London as the winner of this year’s Carbuncle Cup – an award created to name and shame bad architecture in the UK.

“Thoroughly deserved,” wrote one guest commenter. “Are the assenting planners feeling shamefaced?”

“It’s excellent that this is stimulating debate about city planning across London, but is it too late?” asked Kay. “You can’t reverse the damage done by badly designed buildings all over the capital.”

However, one reader felt the decision to name Viñoly’s skyscraper as the UK’s “worst building this year” was unjust.

“I love the fact that the panel choosing the award made no reference to its commercial success or about the concrete monstrosity it replaced,” argued a commenter calling themselves The CzechRead the comments on this story »


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Google’s redesigned logo

Google doodle: Google simplified its logo with a more rounded typeface, which proved controversial with readers.

“I’m surprised they didn’t go for Comic Sans,” joked HJ, while another reader questioned whether consumers want new versions of established branding.

“I already miss the older logo,” added Brennan Murray. “I thought it was a nice juxtaposition to a company like Apple where everything is crisp and clean.” Read the comments on this story »

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Alaska’s Dr Seuss House is Like Something out of a Book

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Nestled deep in the Alaskan wilderness is a house…well not just a house, several houses built on top of each other, reaching up to the sky in a quirky tower-like arrangement, affording that perfect view of Mount McKinley; also known by its Athabascan name: Denali, meaning “The Great One”, and the Denali National Park.  Mount McKinley is the highest mountain peak in North America with a summit elevation of 20,237 feet or 6,168 metres above sea level. At over 185 feet tall, the house sits near the junction where Goose Creek and the Big Susitna River meet. It is located approximately 130 kilometres from Anchorage, between Willow and Talkeetna.

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The house was built after a forest fire, which cleared the space of trees.  As you can imagine the view of the mountain and surrounding national park is a spectacle to behold, with breathtaking views of the beautiful scenery.  As the forest regenerated and started growing, the owner of this eccentric house decided to build additional layers, up and up above the tree line, to ensure his view of the picturesque landscape was not obscured.

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Although made mostly of wood, each storey is surrounded by metal decks.  The first level of the home is very much meant to be a living space and features post and beam constructions which have been crafted from giant Douglas fir trees. It has been called the “Dr Seuss House” by the local residents of Willow, because of its remarkable resemblance to structures from Theodore Lesieg’s illustrated stories, although there is no direct relation to the author.

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The house, now designated one of America’s architectural wonders, lay abandoned for over a decade, but in 2012, the house was sold to a private owner.  Although the house is now on private property and no longer open to public access, it can still be viewed by train; if you ride the Alaska rail line from Anchorage to Fairbanks, you’ll get a good view, or from the air through the services of local Alaskan bush pilots.

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During the period where the house was abandoned and empty, thousands of Dr Seuss fans flocked to see this mysterious marvel and take pictures of themselves next to this surreal structure.  The potential of this property is unimaginable: from a cosy family home to a delightfully comical Dr Seuss fantasy house.  There is an observatory at the very top of the house and several storeys with curious nooks to explore.

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Whether it opens to the public in the future is unknown…but if you decide to have an adventure in the wilds of Alaska, or happen to be a Dr Seuss fan in search of the Lorax, or perhaps you are an admirer of architectural wonders, this house should certainly be on your list of places to visit, even if all you can do is catch a glimpse of this whimsical treasure, remember what Dr Seuss said in The Lorax story: “It’s not about what it is, it’s about what it can become.”

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the collaborative studio selected to utilize the sea-developing organisms for their distinctive complexity and uncooked-attractiveness, which is then combined with maritime-motivated porcelain objects.

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Stalking something a little more classic

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Basic and modern that is. I’m stalking the trendy internal Sydney suburb of Woollahra and this 19th century terrace residence has stunning bones, luxury finishes, a charming modest backyard garden and a fantastic artwork selection. Standard and present day. The best of each worlds. Website link below while it lasts.

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“Just because you can 3D-print something, doesn’t mean you should”

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Comments update: what’s the position in making use of 3D printing engineering to produce “impractical and not comfortable footwear?” Read on for a lot more on this and other most commented Dezeen stories this 7 days.

If the shoe matches: five well-acknowledged architects and designers such as Zaha Hadid, Ross Lovegrove and Michael Younger have designed sculptural footwear for United Nude. Several readers had been shocked by the radical patterns.

“Why use this wonderful engineering just to make impractical and not comfortable footwear?” questioned JennyX1. “Men and women would be much more fascinated if they ended up relatable products.”

“This goes to confirm that just due to the fact you can 3D-print some thing, isn’t going to suggest you need to,” added John.

Others congratulated the collection for provoking debate. “This is a fantastic exploration,” argued James. “Of program they aren’t practical, but they’re not intended to be. This is all about pushing the boundaries and surprising people.” Go through the feedback on this story »


Aikuchi sword by Marc Newson for WOW
Aikuchi sword by Marc Newson for WOW

Swordplay: readers leapt to comment on Marc Newson’s samurai sword, with some experience uneasy about the information driving the task. “I am not cozy with a designer of his calibre designing weapons,” said Luke MT. “I am particular they do not make the entire world a far better place.”

“It has no social or cultural price to speak of and provides no insight into anything at all,” added John Hannah. “Its marketing listed here reflects how vapid design culture has grow to be.”

The layout comes just months after Newson launched a shotgun, prompting a discussion of what the designer’s next weapon will be. “I’m individually holding out for the Marc Newson-developed hand grenade,” joked CLSStudy the comments on this story »


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Marc Jacobs

Earning stripes: Information that sporting activities manufacturer Adidas is suing fashion designer Marc Jacobs for “tarnishing” its a few-stripe motif provoked a sturdy response. “Kindergarten youngsters can tell the big difference among three and 4 stripes,” wrote Rank Frank. “Adidas, expand up.”

A lot of offered other illustrations of striped motifs currently being utilised in design – and rushed to defend Jacobs. “Appears spurious to me,” mentioned Henry Auvil. “Why would a designer with a hugely coveted (and costly) manufacturer of his very own want to deceive the client?”

Even so, Reekke observed things otherwise. “This lawsuit will no question entice media interest and hence command community interest, therefore the cost of lawyers will no doubt be offset by free marketing.” Study the comments on this story »


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Position-scoring: Patrik Schumacher’s attack on “superficial and ignorant” criticism of iconic buildings and star architects sparked a debate between audience about the position of critics.

“There is an clear and all-also-repeated bashing of celeb, in all industries, by critics,” mentioned Bradley L Bowers. “The function of a critic need to be to clarify all perform with no tainted bias.”

Not everyone agreed. “The writer of this piece is blinded by their own hubris,” replied Steve. “It is precisely this sort of state of mind that tends to make the position of the critic so important in modern society, to preserve the effective in check and filter their propaganda into a form of discourse that phone calls out the charlatans.” Study the remarks on this tale »


Associated story: Adidas sues Marc Jacobs for “tarnishing” three-stripe motif

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Athletics brand name Adidas has accused style designer Marc Jacobs of producing “confusingly similar imitations” of its legendary a few-stripe motif with sweatshirts bearing 4 stripes down each and every sleeve. More »

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Report: Kia’s introducing something new at Chicago

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Chicago appears like it is heading to get its own share of attention as Kia is reportedly operating to expose something for the 2015 Chicago Automobile Demonstrate subsequent thirty day period.

Talking to AutoBlog, a organization spokesperson pointed out a new notion to “reimagine” Kia’s strategy to one of their most popular autos. This indicates a quantity seller, like the Soul or the Optima.

But then that spokesperson made a decision to include, it was “built for town dwellers seeking an adventurous escape, proves that sensible urban wheels can also be rugged and able.” That correct there is a dead giveaway–it’s most likely a new Soul.

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