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The Kiyotomo Sushi Bar by Shiro Kuramata 倉俁史朗《Kiyotomo壽司吧》| M+ Collection

Joachim LapotreComment

M+, new museum for visual culture in Hong Kong, has recently acquired the Kiyotomo sushi bar, designed by Shiro Kuramata in 1988, as a highlight of our growing collection of design and architecture. Now deinstalled from its original location, the entire space, including interior finishes, furnishings and exterior façade, will be preserved and re-installed in the M+ galleries upon completion of the museum building.

Designer Matteo Thun

Joachim LapotreComment

Italian designer and architect Matteo Thun talks to Crane.tv in his studio in Milan about his illustrious career. Famed for being one of the co-founders of the Memphis Group, a collective that helped shape design and its style in the 80s, Thun is also the chair of product design and ceramics at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, and has worked as Creative Director of Swatch.

Frank O. Gehry Since 1997 at Vitra Design Museum

Joachim LapotreComment

The Vitra Design Museum is the first building that Star Architect and Prizker Prize-winner Frank O. Gehry realized in Europe. In total there are four buildings by Frank Gehry in the Basel region: the Vitra furniture factory and the Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, the Vitra headquarters in Birsfelden, and the building on the Novartis campus in Basel.

Utopie Radicali: Andrea Branzi in Milan

Joachim LapotreComment

To mark the opening of Utopie Radicali: Florence 1966-1976, the CCA presents flashbacks and keywords with Lapo Binazzi, Gianni Pettena, Alessandro Poli, curator Alberto Salvadori, and special surprise guests. Special guest Andrea Branzi joins the conversation from Milan, Italy Interviewer: Angela Rui To learn more about this exhibition: https://www.cca.qc.ca/en/events/54736/utopie-radicali-florence-19661976

Gehry Residence, 2012 AIA Twenty-five Year Award Recipient

Joachim LapotreComment

The Twenty-Five Year Award is conferred on a building that has stood the test of time for 25 to 35 years as an embodiment of architectural excellence. The Gehry Residence -- a seemingly ad hoc collection of raw, workmanlike materials wrapped around an unassuming two-story clapboard bungalow -- found a literal, but unexpected, answer to the question of neighborhood context, and used it to forever re-shape the formal and material boundaries of architecture.

Frank Gehry talking with Greg Lynn

Joachim LapotreComment

The Lewis Residence by Frank Gehry (1985--1995), Peter Eisenman's unrealized Biocentrum (1987), Chuck Hoberman's Expanding Sphere (1992) and Shoei Yoh's roof structures for Odawara (1991) and Galaxy Toyama (1992) Gymnasiums: four seminal projects that established bold new directions for architectural research by experimenting with novel digital tools.

Creating Feeling with Frank Gehry

Joachim LapotreComment

It is impossible to miss the curving and sinuous structure located in Paris's 16th arrondissement, which has the bearing of a ship built of glass. This building is the Fondation Louis Vuitton; the museum and cultural centre designed by modern architecture's greatest transformer of shapes, Frank Gehry-the Pritzker prize-winning designer whose buildings have earned him the status of a household name.