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Copenhagen Wheel

13 December 2010
MIT Senseable City Lab’s wheel uses stored energy to electrify conventional bikes, and collects environmental data every time it’s taken out for a ride.
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Issue 091 out now

10 December 2010
Icon 091 is out now, taking wing around the theme “flight”. On the cover there’s Norman Foster, the legendary architect more associated with flight than anyone else in the profession.
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Review: Counter Space

10 December 2010

MoMA’s overview of modern kitchen design presents artwork, cooking utensils and a full-scale prefabricated kitchen from the 1920s. But has it put the right ingredients into the mix?

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Tham & Videgård Arkitekter’s pragmatic nursery school in Stockholm is enveloped in bright yellow cladding
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December diary

06 December 2010
It may be freezing outside, but there's still plenty of good reasons to leave the house this December: the winning projects from the Emerging Architecture awards are at the RIBA and Warhol’s early experimental films are on show at MoMA in New York.
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December 2010

01 December 2010
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HyperlinksEmerging ArchitectureDesign Miami
The Art Institute of ChicagoRIBA, LondonMiami Beach, Florida
Until 20 July 2011Until 26 February2 5 December 2010
This exhibition illustrates the increasingly blurry relationship between architecture and design. A showcase of over 30 works from international names such as Shigeru Ban, Jürgen Mayer H, Experimental Jetset and Studio Makkink & Bey demonstrates the kind of new thinking that can be achieved when architects and designers engage with disciplines outside their field.
For more than ten years, the Architectural Review has been giving prizes to young architects. Forty-five and under is admittedly a pretty loose definition of "young", but the jury recognises a broad range of smallscale, small-budget projects, offering an alternative to the starchitect prize system of gongs for lifetime achievement. The exhibition is in the RIBA's Florence Hall and features work by Studio Sanjeev Shankar (pictured), as featured in Icon 072, among others.
This year Design Miami moves from the city's design district to a spot alongside its sister event, Art Basel Miami Beach. And there's lots of trim to go with all the wheeling and dealing. New York-based architect Moorhead & Moorhead is redesigning the clear-span tent, while another New York firm, Aranda/Lasch, is doing the interior. As we were going to press, it was announced that Konstantin Grcic is the Designer of the Year.
Keeping It RealAndy WarholRietveld's Universe
Whitechapel Gallery, LondonMOMA, New YorkCentraal Museum, Utrecht
Until 6 March 2011Until 21 March 2011Until 30 January 2011
This is the first time Mona Hatoum's installation of caged incandescent light bulbs has been shown in London. Made in 1996, it is part of Whitechapel Gallery's ongoing programme opening up important public and private art collections to the public. And this installation really needs to be experienced in the flesh – the work's physicality is amplified by the sound of electric current feeding the flashing lightbulbs.
For those who may be more familiar with the B-movie fare of Morrisseyorchestrated Flesh, Trash and Heat, this exhibition provides an opportunity to see some of Warhol's more experimental work with the moving image. His Screen Tests, filmed from early 1964, are animated portraits that hark back to the medium's origin. Subjects include "Warhol superstars" Nico and Edie Sedgwick, Lou Reed, Bob Dylan and Allen Ginsberg (above).
Gerrit Rietveld realised more than 100 buildings and many pieces of furniture. By drawing attention to this larger oeuvre and his relationship to contemporaries such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier and Mies van der Rohe, a case is made for Rietveld beyond the straits of the Red and Blue Chair and the Schröder House.
In Space and Marked By TimeOn Becoming an Artist404 Error
The Object is Not Online
Swiss Architecture Museum, BaselThe Noguchi Museum, New YorkCCA, Montréal
Until 4 March 2011Until 24 April 2011Until 13 February 2011
Viebrock's stage sets represent a knowing sensibility for the experience of everyday architecture. But with a subtle discord between style and scale, her designs also exude a sense of the surreal. In this exhibition, 15 stage sets, many from Theater Basel, are resurrected so that the audience can explore up close these spaces designed to frame the fantasies of the stage.
Throughout his life, Isamu Noguchi kept rank with a formidable cluster of artists, designers, dancers and choreographers, which is explored in this exhibition. Seminal figures such as Stuart Davis and Frida Kahlo make appearances and the relationships are explored through artwork, letters and photographs, providing a glimpse of the art world at critical moments during the 20th century.
This curious exhibition uses objects from the CCA Collection to explore the differences between seemingly limitless cyberspace and the museum when it comes to looking at architecture and design. In an era where we are increasingly used to studying both built and unbuilt projects online, 404 ERROR: The Object is Not Online investigates these translations of real objects into online representations.
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