Ant Farm was a visionary architecture group founded in 1968. One of their projects was the Environman, a fantastic depiction of the man and a woman of the future who could plug into an "alpha" computer for simulated trips, opening the mind to streams of data.
Maria Papadimitriou is an artist that merged architecture and art in a project called "Novocomun on wheels" a mobile model building of 6 meters. The building is based on the modernist building of Como called Novocomun by architect Terragni and it is on display 25th of March at the Borgovico 33 museum in Como, Italy.
This is the last book I read. It is called Future City and it is about utopia in architecture. As a fan of the early James Bond films I inlude here the project of Graham Stevens called Desert Cloud. Buy book from here.
Artists: Brice Dellsperger, Matthia Muller, Thomas G, Clements von Wedemeyer
Here with Adelina Von Furstenberg and Andreas
Collateral exhibition is a group show that explores the relationship between art and cinema. It is taking place inside the Pirelli village called Hangar Bicoca a new huge contemporary art space in Milan. It is curated by Adelina Von Furstenberg of Art For the World organisation in collaboration with Andrea Lissoni and Anna Daneri. The exhibition design is made by Andreas and you can see many more shots on his blog here. Some of the artists are Pierre Huyghe with his amazing The Third Memory (more on this soon), Brice Dellsperger, Pierre Bismuth, Mike Kelley, Dimitris Kozaris, Cory Arcangel and Melik Ohanian and more.
Andreas is providing me with the best architecture information. One of the most innovative and cool architecture magazines is Mark. This magazine is based in Holland and covers a more visionary and fresh aspect of architecture of today. The 4th issue has a full-page article about Andreas' Cloud house (check my June archive for more on this). Browsing a little more I discovered something very very unusual which sticked on my brain since yesterday. Tsui design is an architecture and design firm based in California. I would call their architecture a mixture of Gaudi meets World of Warcraft. Maybe their buildings look more like videogame than a real videogame. Apart from designing these dreamy houses they also make fashion. Why not? entering their houses in Ralph Lauren is a major faux pas... Check their website here