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April Diary 2013

26 March 2013

This month’s highlights include Le Corbusier in Sweden, a new life for the old Arsenal stadium, urban art in Paris, the Milan Furniture Fair, Los Angeles as a laboratory for the future, Gerrit Rietveld in Utrecht and early works by Claes Oldenburg at MoMA.

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Agata Pyzik looks at an insider view of the New Romantics and at the role of glamour in an age of austerity.

Published in Reviews 2013

Elqui Domos hotel

25 March 2013

Santiago-based firm RDM Arquitectura has scattered a handful of cabins along the edge of an Andean valley to take advantage of views on two sides.

Daniel Rybakken

25 March 2013

The Norwegian designer is the first non-Swede to have designed the bar at Stockholm Furniture Fair; it's the culmination of four years’ work to combine the abstract and concrete in lighting.

Winy Maas, a founder of Dutch firm MVRDV, believes in the kind of high-density urban living only skyscrapers can provide. He talks to Icon about his love of ”intensity architecture” and explains how the pixel will help architects reconcile individuals to collective living.

The Zaha Hadid-designed art museum in the American Midwest aims to unite Michigan State university with the town around it.

Shivering bowls

25 March 2013

Nendo’s response to a recent exhibition about sex and design is a series of delicate bowls, which are meant to be touched.

A collection of essays and film scripts by the critic, novelist and documentary maker leads Charles Holland to test the truth of the saying, “the style is the man”.

Published in Reviews 2013

Glass House

22 March 2013

Hiroshi Nakamura has harnessed nature and light to create a house in downtown Hiroshima that stands apart from its hectic surroundings.

Adrian Smith made his name as a creator of giants: he is the architect responsible for several of the tallest buildings in the world, including Dubai’s 828m Burj Khalifa, and is designing several more. So, what do you do next if you know the sky is the limit?

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