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Studio Cadena Unveils "Happy" Installation in New York's Flatiron Plaza

Happy. Image © Benjamin Cadena Happy. Image © Benjamin Cadena

Studio Cadena’s Happy installation has been unveiled in New York's Flatiron Plaza. The project is the winner of the fifth annual Design Competition hosted by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute. As the centerpiece of the annual holiday program, the installation was selected by a jury with expertise across the worlds of design and public art, including representatives from the Flatiron Partnership, New York City DOT Art, and Van Alen Institute’s board of trustees.

Words on the Street: Art, Architecture, and the Public Protest

Barricades in the streets of Bordeaux during the May 1968 protests in France. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia Barricades in the streets of Bordeaux during the May 1968 protests in France. ImageCourtesy of Wikimedia

This article was originally published as "What Marchers Today Can Learn from the May 1968 Protests in Paris" on CommonEdge in May 2018. In the 50 years since the historic and worldwide protests of 1968, much has changed. But today's political climate seems equally volatile, with seismic changes threatening social and political establishments across the globe. Lessons from the past are, to borrow the phrase of the moment, more relevant than ever.

American friends recently sent an email: “What’s going on with the French political system? Why all the strikes? What about the endless protest marches? We’d like to visit you in Paris, but we’re a little wary.”

Link Rot: ‘Social Decay’ Renders Tech Media Giants as Urban Abandonments

[ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]

Physical businesses that fall on hard times often leave signs in the built environment, like the distinctive facades of deserted or adapted Pizza Huts, but what might social media sites look like in a post-apocalyptic, non-digital world?

For that matter, many giants, from Yahoo! to MySpace, have already crumbled and been replaced. But in this series, graphic artist Andrei Lacatusu imagines the still-strong and thriving leaders of the pack in a future state of disrepair.

Like abandoned offices, retail stores, gas stations or movie theaters, signs for Google, Instagram, Facebook, Tinder, Twitter and Pinterest are seen withered, cracked and eroded by the elements over time. 404 Error: Business Not Found.

Nice Slice: 30+ Sculptures & Illustrations Created with Cut Paper

[ By SA Rogers in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ]

Hand most people some paper and an X-acto knife and ask them to make art, and at best, they’ll produce some cartoonish shapes spattered with blood. But these twelve artists are producing some of the world’s most impressive papercut art, whether by laboring over astonishingly intricate tapestries for months at a time or making use of clever minimalism for a surprisingly big impact.

Sea Creatures by Kiri Ken

Sou Fujimoto diseña “Cascada Estructural” en Miami

Cortesía de Sou Fujimoto

El Distrito de Diseño de Miami, un barrio de 18 cuadras ubicado entre el centro de Miami y South Beach, ha anunciado que la fachada de su nuevo edificio comercial y de uso mixto será diseñado por el reconocido arquitecto japonés, Sou Fujimoto. La estructura de 1500 m2 y dos niveles, contará con “una serie de aletas de cristal que se extienden desde el techo hasta un patio abierto, enmarcando circulaciones peatonales cubiertas por una ‘cascada estructural’”.

Casa Nolla / OAB

© Alejo Bague

Arquitecto: OAB
Ubicación: Avinguda Doctor Pouplana, 29, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Arquitecto A Cargo: Carlos Ferrater, Joan Guibernau
Colaboradores: Nuria Ayala
Estructura: Juan Carlos Capilla
Construcción: Arteco
Area: 620.0 m2
Año: 2005
Fotógrafo: Alejo Bague

Primera e inédita venta de textos claves de Arquitectura en Espacio AOA

Cortesía de AOA

Los próximos días 14, 15 y 16 de Noviembre, las editoriales nacionales más importantes dedicadas a la arquitectura se reunirán para realizar una inédita venta de textos claves de Arquitectura. Publicaciones de AOA, Constructo, ARQFILFEST, Editorial Stoq y Ediciones ARQ principalmente, serán expuestas en el Espacio AOA. El único fin de esta primera venta es que en un solo lugar se pueda tener acceso a lo mejor de las publicaciones de arquitectura y a precios preferenciales.

Conoce más detalles después del Salto.

El encuentro de las editoriales participantes se realizará en el Espacio AOA, situado en Juan de Dios Vial Correa 1359, Providencia, a un costado de Plaza Las Lilas.

Orangerock / Möhn + Bouman

© Sara Blee

Arquitectos: Möhn + Bouman
Ubicación: Emmen, Países Bajos
Año Proyecto: 2013
Fotografías: Sara Blee

De Burgemeester / Studioninedots

© Peter Cuypers

Arquitectos: Studioninedots
Ubicación: Burgemeester Pabstlaan, Hoofddorp, Países Bajos
Equipo De Diseño: Albert Herder, Vincent van der Klei, Arie van der Neut, Metin van Zijl.
Equipo De Proyecto: Max Meijer, Eliano Felício, Chun Leung.
Área: 4700.0 m2
Año: 2013
Fotografías: Peter Cuypers

Restaurant Pony / Woods Bagot

© Trevor Mein

Arquitectos: Woods Bagot
Ubicación: Brisbane QLD, Australia
Cliente: Pony
Área: 510.0 m2
Año: 2013
Fotografías: Trevor Mein