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Architectural Digest magazine issue March 2010

Posted in Magazinok by Hellodesign on 2010. március 1. hétfő

On a hillside overlooking Beverly Hills is a house that “vibrates with the love that created it,” says its owner, actress Jennifer Aniston.“I want to say this just right,” she muses. “I am so proud of this house. And I want to celebrate the people who made it: the master craftsmen who poured so much of themselves into its creation.” Not the least of these is designer Stephen Shadley, who worked with her on the project for nearly two and a half years. “I’ll be lucky if I ever do anything with this kind of team and freedom again,” raves the designer. “It was a project without a problem.” The designer has collaborated with Diane Keaton on two of her residences in Southern California and one in Arizona and with Woody Allen on the interiors of his apartment in New York City. He and Aniston had come close to working together on two other residences.

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2G magazine issue #52 – Sauerbruch Hutton

Posted in Magazinok by Hellodesign on 2010. február 17. szerda

Sauerbruch Hutton is a practice founded by Matthias Sauerbruch and Louisa Hutton with its main offices in Berlin and London. Active as an independent concern for upwards of twenty years, they have developed a personal language that is essentially characterised by two evident features: the free, sinuous forms of some of their buildings and a bold, emphatic use of colour. Having said that, subtending these obvious characteristics are other no less important ones that are in some way derived from the first ones. We are referring to their wish to create a sense of place, whatever the situation, be it in an urban centre or in a rundown industrial area on the outskirts. Their buildings are gestures on an urban scale that resolve the programme of needs defined by the client and establish a dialogue with the location.

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Domus magazine issue #933

Posted in Magazinok by Hellodesign on 2010. február 10. szerda

What meets the eye when we gaze at a typical Arcadian landscape, of the kind represented in Flemish paintings, in Giorgione or Poussin? A natural expanse, interrupted by the presence of human artefacts extraneous to the biological fabric, but combined with its panorama.

They are the signs of a human presence, artificialia that write the map of naturalia. These anthropic elements incarnate the aesthetic vectors essential to the transformation of natural environment into landscape.
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Metropolis magazine issue 1-5-10

Posted in Magazinok by Hellodesign on 2010. január 14. csütörtök

It’s the time of year when nearly every publication with intellectual ambitions trots out its annual predictions guide. We’re calling ours “What’s Next: The 1-5-10 Issue.” We’ve asked leaders in architecture and design to forecast events in their fields—one, five, and ten years from now. But first, we wonder, is it even possible to predict the future? Unforeseen, history-shattering events are often just that: unforeseen and thus unpredictable. All prognostications are extrapolations on the past, based on the here and now. They’re educated guesses. This doesn’t necessarily make them wrong or unreliable or self-serving (although they can be all of those things). It merely underscores the almost utopian nature of the whole exercise. But perhaps this is as it should be. Designers, after all, are inherently optimistic. In their minds, problems exist to be solved. We offer our predictions in that spirit, hoping they serve as inspirations for the future. // Martin C. Pedersen

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El Croquis issue #147

Posted in Magazinok by Hellodesign on 2010. január 11. hétfő

El Croquis issue #147 now available.

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Domus magazine issue #932

Posted in Magazinok by Hellodesign on 2010. január 5. kedd

People’s interest in culture and knowledge – once called “spiritual content” – is rapidly evolving. Scattered about the world, from India to the United States, the new “cognitive capitalism” seems to have recaptured a keen attention to intelligence and creativity, as techniques for deciphering the world. It is the managers and entrepreneurs themselves who assure us, while intoning the laws of the three Ts and the theory of creative classes, that if we are to survive progress, the evolutionary step forward must be taken by establishing a continuous, lasting relationship with culture, science and innovation. (more…)

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VOLUME magazine issue #22

Posted in Magazinok by Hellodesign on 2009. december 21. hétfő

Guiding – as it is commonly understood – is not about creating; it’s about helping. The guide has no goal other than to lead someone safely to the destiny of their choice. The guide is skilled; he or she actually can lead the way, but does so without ambition beyond delivering quality service. The guide sells safety where risk is involved. With The Guide, VOLUME presents a diverse collection of guides and attempts to guide. From strange maps, bike tours and magnetic navigation belts to the conception of Paris’ 13th arrondissement as a series of islands; here, the guide is understood as not simply a service or selling point, but as an exploratory tool, a generator for a proactive engagement with the city. As a supplement to this issue of VOLUME, we also present the separate publication Beyroutes, a guidebook to Beirut, one of the grand capitals of the Middle East. Beyroutes presents an exploded view of a city which lives so many double lives and figures in so many truths, myths and historical falsifications. Visiting the city with this intimate book as your guide makes you feel disoriented, appreciative, judgmental and perhaps eventually reconciliatory. Beyroutes is the field manual for 21st century urban explorer.

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Interni magazine issue #597

Posted in Magazinok by Hellodesign on 2009. december 15. kedd

What do the erudite architectural visions of Italo Rota have in common with the pursuit of the new on the part of the young people who are now entering the world of design? Nothing, apparently, but actually lots, if we approach the work of these personalities from a strictly narrative viewpoint. Mo re and more often design, especially in the area of technological and industrial products, is making use of storytelling techniques to find its operative path. We might even say that projects themselves are conceived today as tools for the construction of a story, an experience, a path of evolution. Something that is no longer an object-product based on precise, final aesthetic and functional parameters, but a process in which the user-actor plays an active role, developing the story that is best suited to his own habits and needs. (more…)

Domus magazine issue #931

Posted in Magazinok by Hellodesign on 2009. december 3. csütörtök

In the famous ink drawing Six Persimmons, by Mu Ch’i, the 13th-century Chinese master, the relation between form and background, between the six persimmons depicted and the blank space that surrounds and intersects them, is precariously balanced and forever poised to work the other way round. What happens between the two elements of the picture is a phenomenon of dynamic equivalence, which Chinese painting calls mutation. In mutation, form communicates closely with background. The latter is not colonised by form. On the contrary, it emerges on the surface, pivoting on the dark signs and contrasts that reinforce its spatialising power. As in a text by Hermann Rorschach, in Mu Ch’i’s imagination, too, it is not clear whether the subject of the picture is its form – the persimmons – or its background, the absolute space manifested by their presence. (more…)

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Volume magazine issue #21

Posted in Magazinok by Hellodesign on 2009. november 23. hétfő

Vast urbanizations in developed, developing and under-development countries have one common denominator: an immediate need for quality housing. Housing the billions: never before were those involved in architecture and construction confronted with such a challenge. A one-fits-all solution seems unthinkable since most mass housing schemes in the past failed and originated in dictatorship or total absence of power. Based on an analysis of one of the housing experiments of the past, the Soviet Microrayon, Volume proposes a new prototype. A housing block, which is custom-made but mass-produced and conceived via open source standards.

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