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Clayton Korte camouflages winery in limestone hillside.
+ Located at the eastern edge of the Texas Hill Country, the Clayton Korte-designed wine cave, which holds a collection of 4,000 bottles, disappears into the landscape.
+ The wine cave was built in an existing tunnel. The exterior opening of the cave is capped with a board-formed concrete portal that is molded to the irregular limestone surfaces and meant to weather naturally.
In other creative news, Snøhetta reveals designs for Ford’s Research & Engineering Campus in Michigan.
+ The master site plan is the result of two years of research and planning, meant to bring together Ford employees and stimulate ideas, design, and collaboration.
+ “The Central Campus Building communicates both the legacy and the future of Ford. Drawing from a rich legacy of consumer and employee trust, the project was designed as a center of excellence in Ford’s hometown. The Center is a renewed commitment to Ford’s employees, creating a people-first workplace that will also prepare the company to reimagine the future of innovation,” the architecture firm told ArchDaily.
Snarkitecture outfits new Kith storefront in Paris with Nike sneakers chandelier.
+ The Paris location is Snarkitecture’s 10th collaboration with the streetwear brand. The design was meant to reference the history of the building—it was originally built in the 1800s as a private residence—blended with Kith’s urban New York style.
+ One of the most eye-catching details is the chandelier, made up of Nike’s Air Max 1 sneakers, which were chosen because their design was partially inspired by the Paris’ Centre Pompidou.
SCHOCK and Iggy Pop want to bring punk to the kitchen.
+ The German sink company enlisted Iggy Pop to introduce its new collection, SINK GREEN.
+ The collection includes sustainable, colored granite sinks made of quartz composite aimed at bringing versatility and avant-garde designs into the kitchen.
Pharrell’s Goodtime Hotel in Miami reimagines the city’s Art Deco architecture.
+ Pastel colors, patterns, and wicker furniture are a hallmark of the hotel’s interiors, designed by Ken Fulk. New York-based architecture firm Morris Adjmi designed the building, and landscape architect Raymond Jungles designed the outdoor spaces.
+ Ken’s design leans on Miami’s Art Deco scene while also channeling resort towns such as Havana and Acapulco that were popular in the 20th century.
Rafael Moneo will be awarded the Venice Architecture Biennale Golden Lion award.
+ The Spanish, Pritzker Prize-winning architect was nominated by architect Hashim Sarkis, the curator of the 2021 festival, for being “one of the most transformative architects of his generation.”
+ The Golden Lion is given to architects for their spectacular lifetime achievements and contributions to the industry and communities they’ve served.
In a haze: The Miaz Brothers talk about their radical approach to portraiture.
+ Italian brothers Renato and Roberto Miaz are known for their out-of-focus portraits, made by using multiple layers of aerosol paint.
+ “Our biggest hope is to capture your attention—you find yourself momentarily a bit lost, and that is always good. Then when you make the picture yours, you have the choice to absorb the essential and roam freely, or just enjoy the harmony. It is not possible to gaze passively. Instinctively, you are immediately prompted to engage on a physical level with what you see, moving closer or further away to decode what is before you. As memory begins to manifest and thoughts start taking form, emotions arise along with the possibility for reflection,” they told designboom.
Stefan Lie’s Ribs bench gets new life as outdoor furniture.
+ Originally designed in 1998, Ribs was made to look like a ribcage with a flexible spine that can be arranged in different directions and shapes.
+ Sydney studio DesignByThem is now launching an outdoor version of the bench in powder-coated aluminum, rather than its original timber, so it can withstand the elements.
The future of the office? The outdoors.
+ The shift to well-designed outdoor spaces has been underway for years, but now these spaces are less about escape than creating new types of spaces to work in.
+ “In the early days, these were meant more for social gatherings, but you’re starting to see even the idea of outdoor conference rooms,” Matt Weir, of the New York-based developer and landlord Taconic Partners, told Fast Company. “You’re laying out furniture, you’re creating privacy with greenery, you’re creating alcoves where you can put a table and folks could have a board meeting or a presentation. You’re seeing the office layout function migrate to these outdoor spaces.”
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