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      eVolo Magazine | 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition
      Volume Gallery | Converging Lines | opening January 29th
      MCA Chicago | Johnston Marklee: Grid Is a Grid Is a Grid Is a Grid Is a Grid | Oct 1 – Jan 2
      MoMA | Endless House: Intersections of Art and Architecture | June 27 - March 6
      MoMA | Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980 | March 29 – July 19
      Volume Gallery | S. Tigerman - 821 STANLEY TIGERMAN SKETCHES 821 | Oct 25 - Dec 5
      Las Vegas Design Center | ANDYZ Awards | Deadline May 29
      eVolo Magazine | 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition
      IAAC - Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia | Lecture Series 2015
      Marmomacc | International Trade Fair for Stone Design and Technology | Sep 30 - 3 Oct

    • Piuarch put on show the Kinetic Garden

ionone world | design | Piuarch | Piuarch put on show the Kinetic Garden

      At the Milan Design Week 2016, Piuarch pays tribute to Venezuelan Artist Carlos Cruz-Diez with an optical installation created using botanical essences. Chromatic effects make dynamic the courtyard of Via Palermo 1 in Milan

      For the Milan Design Week 2016, Piuarch dedicates to kinetic art a special set up of its roof garden in Via Palermo 1, Milan. Set in the heart of the old city, the Kinetic Garden is a homage to the Venezuelan artist Carlos Cruz-Diez which has always been a reference point for Piuarch. The project is a collaboration with the landscape designer Cornelius Gavril which trough the use of flowers and vegetables, designs the space in order to produce the feeling of movement and dynamism. The peculiar structure of flower beds and pallets created by Piuarch on the roof of their building, welcome a disposition of 4 plants - two varieties of salad in red and green and two pansy in yellow and blue - each essence defines a uniform color strip arranged in straight lines constantly repeated. The chromatic effect is amplified by the use of triangular axis placed along the lines of color to increase the perceived depth. The installation creates an active relationship between space and guests: the static image becomes dynamic. Partners are VerdeVivo who oversaw the preparation of plants and Vivai Mandelli who took care of the installation.

      Kinetic Garden is the special exhibition designed for the 300 square meters roof area of the Piuarch building – in via Palermo 1, Milan. THE MODULAR PALLET SYSTEM Central to this concept is the creation of a modular system that uses pallets to build easily assembled structures that combine aesthetics and functionality at a reasonable cost. The Garden aims to be an inspiring system, repeatable on a large scale for redeveloping areas that are not used. The pallets are used both as a walking surface and, upside-down, as containers for soil. In this way, a single modular element is used to create the garden’s layout.

      Kinetic Garden
      Via Palermo n. 1
      From April 12 to 16
      Schedule: 10.00 / 14: 00 and 15.00 / 18: 00

      submission date: 4/5/2016

    • Winners 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

ionone world | design | eVolo Magazine  | Winners 2016 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

      eVolo Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Skyscraper Competition. The Jury selected 3 winners and 21 honorable mentions from 489 projects received. The annual award established in 2006 recognizes visionary ideas for building high- projects that through the novel novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments. The FIRST PLACE was awarded to Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu from the United States for the project New York Horizon. The design proposes a continuous horizontal skyscraper around the full perimeter of a sunken Central Park. The project would create 7 square miles (80 times greater than the Empire State Building) of housing with unobstructed views and connection to the park. The Hive, designed by Hadeel Ayed Mohammad, Yifeng Zhao, and Chengda Zhu from the United States received the SECOND PLACE. The project imagines a vertical control terminal for advanced flying drones that will provide personal and commercial services to residents of New York City. The recipients of the THIRD PLACE are Valeria Mercuri and Marco Merletti from Italy for the project Data Tower. The proposal envisions a sustainable skyscraper in Iceland designed for Internet servers. Among the 21 honorable mentions there are skyscrapers that purify air, buildings conceived to create rain for the driest regions on Earth, vertical cities, sensory towers that explore our psychological relationship with space, and skyscrapers that prevent cities to sink. The members of the Jury are: Matias del Campo [principal SPAN], Thom Faulders [principal Faulders Studio], and Marcelo Spina [principal PATTERNS]. The 2016 Skyscraper Competition was made possible with the sponsorship of our media partners and v2com. eVolo Magazine is also pleased to announce the publication of EVOLO SKYSCRAPERS 3, the third book in the Skyscraper Series. This publication includes the best 150 projects received in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 competitions. This is a limited edition book and only 500 copies will be available worldwide.
      submission date: 3/24/2016

    • Tanya Aguiñiga, Ania Jaworska, and Christy Matson - Converging Lines

      by Volume Gallery
      CHICAGO- Volume Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition with Tanya Aguiñiga, Ania Jaworska, and Christy Matson, Converging Lines, opening January 29th from 5-8 PM at 845 W Washington Blvd, Chicago. Converging Lines offers new works by Aguiñiga, Jaworska and Matson which are the result of each designer challenging, amplifying and emphasizing the traditional contextual mediums within which they work.
      Christy Matson is a fiber artist whose jacquard woven work can often be ‘read’ as brushstrokes, nuanced in palate and structure. The watercolor works by Matson in Converging Lines are simultaneously studies for weavings and complete expressions. In these pieces that same palate and structure is evident, effectively guiding Matson effortlessly from one medium to another while emphasizing the materiality of each.
      Three extractions from Ania Jaworska’s suite titled A Subjective Catalog of Columns explore the history of architecture and challenge our perceptions of the built environment. In Catalog, she isolates the columns from a building’s structure, thus removing the context and enabling the images to immediately take on a decorative and graphic tone. By examining the re-contextualized image, the impactful nature of the column’s simultaneous role as art and architecture – both structural and beautiful – can be fully appreciated.
      Tanya Aguiñiga specializes in woven fiber work, hovering between art and design, communicating through the conceptual and physical. Reveling in their liminal qualities, her practice belongs to both worlds. A well-versed maker and designer, steeped in Mexican and American cultures, her bilingual aesthetics and means of making blend and emphasize traditions specific to each. Aguiñiga’s Knot series are bold colorful massive knotted ropes. Exaggerated in color and scale, and born of the desire to explore the nature of dyes and create a burst of rope, Knots 1, 2, and 3 reveal surprising and remarkable personalities.
      submission date 1/26/2016
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    • [ours] Hyperlocalization of Architecture: Contemporary Sustainable Archetypes

      [ours] Hyperlocalization of Architecture | interview with Andrew Michler from Andrew Michler

      The promise of environmental architecture is here. An extensive pattern is emerging, where the most innovative of contemporary building design is a response to place. Instead of overcoming nature and supplanting cultural acumen, hyperlocal architecture embraces the complex intertwining of the site, people and environment. Explore firsthand how Spain Wraps commercial buildings, Japan Condenses micro homes and Australia Unfolds aggressive design solutions in a climate of extremes. Journey to Cascadia, Germany, Denmark, and Mexico to witness how buildings are inspired by and challenge the potential of the places we inhabit. With some of the most renowned sustainable architects and thinkers of our time, this ground breaking survey offers unprecendeted insight into architecture's new place in a changing climate.
      submission date 10/19/2015
      art | world | architecture | eVolo | Architecture Magazine »

    • Stanley Tigerman - 821 Stanley Tigerman Sketches 821

      by Volume Gallery
      CHICAGO - Volume Gallery is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition with Stanley Tigerman, 821 Stanley Tigerman Sketches 821, opening October 24th from 4-8 PM at 845 West Washington Blvd, Chicago. The story of the 821 sketches of Stanley Tigerman begins with a road trip following the premier Venice Architecture Biennale, and culminating nearly 40 years later with the first Chicago Architecture Biennial. From 1976 to the present, Tigerman has maintained a constant flow of sketchbooks roughly divided into three main categories: Architectural, Travel, and Architoon sketches. The continuation of sketching, as opposed to photographing a vacation or building, is equally met with a “no shit, I am an architect, I sketch” attitude that suddenly illuminates their meditative quality. The images lose their ‘sketchiness’ and turn into studies in place, philosophy, religion, building, etc. Tigerman’s sense of recall is fully displayed; a rendered church from a trip in France becomes an Architectural sketch for a residence after ten years, and morphs once again 20 years later playing a role in the religious grappling of his Architoon drawings. Viewing the work, which is displayed chronologically, themes begin to emerge and narratives reveal themselves. There are celebrations of life and death, there are periods of extreme activity and drought, there are quick jots, and later, the work of a contemplative life.
      submission date 10/13/2015
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Las Vegas Market

      LAS VEGAS – (May 1, 2015) – Las Vegas Design Center (LVDC) announced today the creation of a new design awards program titled “ANDYZ,” in partnership with the California Central/Nevada Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID,) to recognize and celebrate the year’s best interior design. Projects by interior designers, architects and design students based in the region will be honored in nine categories at the inaugural ANDYZ awards during the Summer 2015 Las Vegas Market, August 2-6, 2015 ...
      art | world | architecture | design | Las Vegas Market »

    • Pavilion

      presents "The Space In Between" March 19 - April 4
Pavilion presents
The Space In Between

      With Felicia Ferrone’s training in architecture in the US and years working in Milan and Christopher Gentner's as a metalsmith at the Cleveland Institute of Art, each come to the same result from opposites ends of the spectrum with highly original, well designed, and exceptionally crafted work. Delivering the unexpected through a seemingly simple gesture, is one of the driving forces behind Ferrone's work. With her modernist roots and a minimalist aesthetic, the work is highly resolved and incorporates a mastery of proportion and meticulously considered details. Working with the best artisans in their respective mediums, Ferrone's work is produced in limited run editions. Gentner's work is rooted in the language of sculpture, character defining detail, world renowned craftsmanship, and is at the crossroads of art and design. The work exhibited in “The Space In Between” has an intimacy about personal expression and the hand of the artist.
      Pavilion 2055 N. Damen Ave Chicago, Il 60647 Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 12-5:30
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    • IAAC | Fab Lab Barcelona


      IAAC | Fab Lab Barcelona, in partnership with Beyond Building Barcelona and Fira de Barcelona present the PAVILION OF INNOVATION 2015, an exhibition of select projects and prototypes as part of the international event BEYOND BUILDING BARCELONA.
      19 - 23 MAY 2015. GRAN VIA VENUE
      art | world | architecture | IAAC | Fab Lab Barcelona | Beyond Building Barcelona »

    • Piuarch Designs the ENEL Pavilion for EXPO 2015


      A virtual volume made with 650 polycarbonate vectors expressing the innovation of the smart grid
      In designing the ENEL Pavilion for Expo 2015, Piuarch wanted to express the concept of “energy sharing” in an architectural theme. Not through a “building-container,” but rather with the creation of a virtual volume: a place, generated by a grid onto which 650 polycarbonate vectors are grafted. The arrangement of these constantly changing, illuminated vertical elements defines the volume that encompasses within itself a series of other volumes and green courtyards ...
      art | world | architecture | Piuarch »

    • Winners 2015 eVolo Skyscraper Competition

eVolo Magazine

      eVolo Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Skyscraper Competition. The award was established in 2006 to recognize outstanding ideas for vertical living. Since then, the publication has received more than 6,000 projects that envision the future of building high. These ideas, through the novel use of technology, materials, programs, aesthetics, and spatial organizations, challenge the way we understand vertical architecture and its relationship with the natural and built environments. In 2015, the Jury, formed by leaders of the architecture and design fields selected 3 winners and 15 honorable mentions. eVolo Magazine received 480 projects from all continents. The winners were selected for their creativity, ingenuity, and understanding of dynamic and adaptive vertical communities ...
      art | world | architecture | eVolo Magazine »

    • Marmomacc 2015

      The 50th Anniversary Edition Will Feature an Impressive Program of New Business Opportunities, Continuing Education and Celebrations
Marmomacc 2015

      The 50th edition of Marmomacc (, the International Trade Fair for Stone Design and Technology, will be held at Veronafiere from Wednesday the 30th of September to Saturday the 3rd of October 2015. As in 2014, Marmomacc will be co-located with Abitare il Tempo, Veronafiere's b2b exhibition for professionals from the contract sector, which showcases the latest in materials, interior finishes and décor ( For four days, Marmomacc will, once again, turn Verona into the capital of the entire natural stone sector: marble, granite, stone, machinery and technologies will be on display, during an increasingly business-oriented and international 50th Edition hallmarked by innovation, design and professional education ...
      art | world | architecture | design | Marmomacc »

    • 1564-2014 MICHELANGELO

Musei Capitolini

      Documentary exhibition on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of the great Florentine artist.
      Musei Capitolini Rome, Italy. From 27 May to 14 September 2014
      The exhibition Michelangelo. Incontrare un artista universale, covering the life and work of this colossus for all times, is to be held at the Musei Capitolini on the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the death of Michelangelo Buonarroti in Rome on 18 February 1564. In the heart of the city, in that very Piazza del Campidoglio which the genius of Michelangelo made unique in the world, over one hundred and fifty works, of which around seventy by the Tuscan artist, from many of the leading cultural institutions in Italy and elsewhere, are to commemorate the 450th anniversary of the death of an artist who was so magnificent as to have a lasting influence not only on the arts in Italy but also on all universally known culture ...
      art | world | architecture | painting | sculpture | Musei Capitolini »

    • Palladio's Villa Emo:
      The Golden Proportion Hypothesis Defended

      Nexus Network Journal, vol. 3, no. 4 (Autumn 2001)
      by Rachel Fletcher
      According to conventional wisdom, the Villa Emo at Fanzolo could never have been based on Golden proportions. I could not believe this myself—not, that is, until I saw the entire mathematical scheme for Palladio's elegant Renaissance buildings, which sit on a flat, fertile plain in Treviso, in northern Italy [Fletcher 2000]. In "Palladio's Villa Emo:The Golden Proportion Hypothesis Rebutted" [March 2001], Lionel March argues that the Golden Section, or extreme and mean ratio, is nowhere to be found in the Villa Emo as described in I quattro libri dell'archittetura. Palladio, he says, "has given the actual measurements" and they simply do not add to a scheme of Golden proportions. He is absolutely right. The extreme and mean ratio is not observed in the Emo plan as it was published. But the villa Palladio described in that publication is not the villa he built and that survives today ... read more »

Sonia Gil

      Sonia Gil : maps of future landscapes
      "I am absolutely fascinated by cities. Because of this passion, I graduated in architecture in Rio de Janeiro. While at the university, I started my art studies at the Modern Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro ...
      art | world | painting | architecture | Sonia Gil »

Giovanni Giaconi

      Giovanni Giaconi : the Villas of Palladio will show you the unique and exclusive watercolors collection of the villas, palaces, churches and arches planned by Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio and other commissioned ...
      art | world | illustration | Giovanni Giaconi »