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These images are made by the italian architecture and design group Archizoom. They have been originally published in December 1973, in Casabella 384, titled Archizoom Associati: Elements and structures obtainable with square pieces of cloth, and with cuts, folds and stitches. Find more (also high-res pictures) over on Socks Studio & thanks to Maria for sharing!
photos: Photo: Courtesy of Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa, via Vogue.com
The Cristóbal Balenciaga Museoa in Getaria Gipuzkoa, Spain, opens it`s doors today! We guess, the museum will attract all fashion lovers – may they be professional or not…and the location still seems to be famous for its nice
The Cristóbal Balenciaga collection focuses on the core work of Balenciaga while shining a light on the golden age of haute couture, daywear, cocktail dresses, evening wear.
Besides a blog the museum`s web-site offers useful information on Balenciaga`s career, the museum`s program and the architectural concept, which our design-fascinated readers can find in the following videos:
Danish designer Selma Lamaispent one year at University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Inspired by the Vienna Workshop (Wiener Werkstätte), which was established in 1903, she created the collection Wiener Werkstätte Revisited (fall/winter 2011).
Congenial to the topic- she organized a photo shoot in the Austrian Postal Savings Bank building (Österreichische Postsparkasse). The building was designed by architect Otto Wagner (one of Austria`s most important urban planners and architects of the Belle Époque) and, even nowadays, does not suffer losses when it comes to terms of classical but eye-catching style..
Sometimes the greatest style is to be found where you do not expect it – in this case a fashion-plus-architecture combination that has no equal was realized by the Foeger Woman Purefashion house. Foeger Woman Pure, which is located in an Austrian village of 15,000 souls, named Telfs in Tirol, perkily goes out on a limb in its creative symbiosis made out of high-fashion collections (go and get Alex Wang or Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane and Jason Wu) and an architectural construction by Swisse architects Pedrocchi Architekten. Great we say (and have already planned our next spring weekend trip to Tirol)!!
Fashion and architecture, film, design and art, musicians, shops, magazines, performative arts, labels and games - whatever you might be interested in the publication NEW VIENNA NOW covers it all. 17 chapters give a review on what`s currently up in Austria`s capital. Designed by Stefan Sagmeisterthe layout frames an insight into the most interesting scenes of Vienna`s creative cluster - texts are prepared by well-known authors and the visual candy comes from photographers like Margherita Spiluttini,Eva Schlegelor Hertha Hurnausand others..
For newcomers, day trippers and those who`d like to gain competent knowledge – get to know Vienna by its creative potential!NEW VIENNA NOW can be ordered here.
Four the fourth time the British Design Museumhas nominated 100 projects in the categories architecture, fashion, interactivity, product, transport, fashion, furniture and graphics for the Brit Insurance Design Award. Among the nominees there`re three interesting products from Austria that have been selected by internationally renowned curators and experts:
Nominated are Rainer Mutsch, industrial designer, for the seating furniture Dune, Andreas Pohancenik`s limited edition catalogue made out of sugar for the exhibition Design Criminals at MAK Vienna and the design office Numen/ For Use for their spatial intervention named Tape and made out of exactly that.
All projects are on display at the Design Museum London between February 15 and August 7, 2011! Visit the blog Design of the Year to see the latest category nominations.
credits: Numen / For Use, Tape
credits: Rainer Mutsch, Dune
credits: Andreas Pohancenik (Practice and Theory), catalogue made out of sugar
Ten days of research in the field of fashion and architecture: F(AA)SHIONS (21st to 31st March 2011, Paris) is an intensive studio-based workshop featured by The Architectural Association School of Architecture and Musées des Arts Décoratifsin Paris. The workshop`s goal is to explore surprising innovations throughout the interdisciplinary overlap of fashion and architecture. The programme is open to students and young professionals from both fields and guided by renowned tutors like Alexandra Verschueren, Fashion Designer and Award Winner Designer at Hyeres Fashion Festival 2010, Marc Fornes, Architect, AA MArch, founder and principal of theverymanyand Marco Verde, Eng, March, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft among others.
Fashion scene today has become an ensemble of socio-morphological forces connecting people, catalyzing experimental open design. Fashion per se, with its affinity for transformation, sets a terrain of becomings, architectural identities, scenery and performance.
Within the ever-changing realm of fashion, AA Paris School will foster integral dynamic qualities opening to surprising typologies intrinsic to temporal bodies, fluid matter(s), and singular proportions, morphed together onto large organic systems. [PRESS RELEASE]
Vienna`s some kind of wonderland for those among our readers who are interested in architecture. Besides the famous and well-known historic buildings, it`s worth exploring what contemporary planners and architects create. The staircase shown on the picture above is the heart of the office centre “IP-TWO” designed by BKK3, an office which established its reputation (and carried off several prices) with the construction of an alternative housing project called the “Sargfabrik“. The staircase allows and furthermore invites to communicate and directly connects the ground level with the seventh floor. Go and see at Lerchenfeldergürtel 43, 1160 Vienna.
Keeping the current porno scandal at Vienna Secession in the back of my head (go and visit the swinger-club ‘Element’ at one of the most established places for art in Vienna until April 18), I´d like to supplement Daniel`s post on the Valie Import Trousers with Atelier Van Lieshout`s architectonic sculptures: Bikini Bar, Darwin and Bar Rectum (to be visited here). Ever took a drink in a rectum? Ever strolled through a women`s body?..Time to experience some humorous stuff beyond the never-ending trend of boring glass and steel buildings.