I just caught this interesting post on Sabbah’s blog. A number of high profile names in British architecture has signed a petition organised by the group Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine. The Guardian Unlimited, is running a story on that. Leading British architects have accused their counterparts in Israel of complicity in schemes [...]
Archive for May, 2007
In the closing session today the moderator, Paula Antonelli, the curator of design at the MoMA, introduced dutch product designer Marcel Wanders by saying that she has been vying for his turquoise necklace for the past few days (notice the color coordination with the color of the conference’s logo by the way). And the Emarati [...]
One of the best things at the International Design Forum in Dubai so far, was the amazing “marathon” of interviews which was held by Rem Koolhaas and Hans-Ulrich Obrist from around 7 pm till after midnight on Monday. This extreme-conference format was apparently developed by Koolhaas and Obrist and was apparently practiced in London before [...]
There was a bunch of amazing people on stage for my first International Design Forum session Monday afternoon: Michael Rotondi of Roto Architects (and one of the founders of Morphosis), Carlo Ratti, a 30-something Italian architect (with pretty amazing work) and also Director of SENSEable City Laboratory at MIT, Michael Young, a Hong Kong based [...]
Talk about contrast. Karim Rashid (global designer and techno fetishist) and Rashad Bukhash, Director of Projects and Dubai Municipality and responsible for Architectural conservation.) Guess which is which
The Arab world just LOVES chandeliers. They give us this feeling of, umm, European style luxury or something. No hotel ballroom or convention center is complete without big glitzy kitschy chandeliers. But what if the German Red Dot Design people want to put on a show of good design in a Dubai convention center? Well, [...]
Interview with Karim Rashid by Rem Koolhaas and Hans-Ulrich Obrist in Dubai.