Archive for the 'architecture' Category
julius shulman, 1911 – 2009 . as a child in upstate new york, my favorite playdate was with a girl down the street who had her mother’s barbie dream house from the 1950s. the house was simple– made of cardboard, it was one level with a few partitions. and the walls were stylized. the spaces and style were all new to me living in our contemporary 1970s home. julius schulmans photography captured the postwar california lifestyle and the architect’s vision– his work is part of the essence of what made me want to study design.
julius schulman photographing case study house #22 . 1960
case study house #22, [playboy], los angeles 1960 .pierre koenig, architect . chromogenic print
kaufmann house, palm springs, 1947 . richard neutra, architect . gelatin silver print
chuey house, los angeles 1958 . richard neutra, architect . gelatin silver print
case study house #22, los angeles 1960 . pierre koenig, architect . gelatin print
bailey house . case study house #21, los angeles, 1958 . pierre koenig, architect . chromogenic print
i saw neri oxman in vogue magazine– she is stunning and her research and design work is amazingly ethereal. an architect and medical scholar, she founded the materialecology design research lab at MIT. her work explores the unpredictable ways that natural processes can inform architecture. MoMa curator paola antonelli sums it up when she says that in trying to “understand what nature knows about assembly that we don’t . . .neri is doing what we have been trying to do for millenia by stealing secrets from nature. . . her work looks like beautiful sculpture, but it represents the future of architecture and design.” [via Vogue, May 2009]
details, ‘raycounting‘, MoMa permanent collection
details, ‘monocoque’, a 3-D printed polymer resin composite, MoMa permanent collection
detail from ‘natural artifice’ exhibit at MoMa
beast chaise lounge, 2008
as we start the holiday weekend, a few snaps of swimming pools . . .