At Tokyo 2010 DesignTide, the LLOVE exhibition includes an entire hotel, with rooms designed by Dutch and Japanese designers. The LLOVE concept was created by Suzanne Oxenaar, Artistic Director of the Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam. Visitors to the exhibition can actually stay in the rooms, which are designed to be interactive and immersive. The hotel include a room that is filled with a dominating undulating mattress, a fertility-themed red walled room, a room with a rock-covered floor and trees and more. The exhibition celebrates the 400-year trade-based relationship between the Netherlands and Japan and is running until November 23.
EVENT: Central City Association LA's Architects Panel: Looking Up, Moving Forward - Thursday, Nov 18
Central City Association of Los Angeles presents:
CCA’s Architects Panel: Looking Up, Moving Forward
Thursday, November 18, 2010
11:00 a.m. Registration & Architectural Showcase
12:00 p.m. Luncheon & Panel Discussion
Gabrielle Bullock, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP - Perkins + Will
Nathan B. Cherry, AIA, AICP, LEED AP - RTKL Associates Inc.
Robert Hale, FAIA - Rios Clementi Hale Studios
Alice Kimm, FAIA - John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects, Inc.
Mia Lehrer, FASLA - Mia Lehrer + Associates
Michael Maltzan, FAIA - Michael Maltzan Architecture
MODERATOR: Scott Johnson, FAIA - Johnson Fain
Millennium Biltmore Hotel (Gold Room)
506 South Grand Avenue, Downtown Los Angeles
FACE of a Nation - Film Teaser - Shanghai's Expo 2010 Closes. Did Your Country Show A Good Face? Did the U.S.?
A film production from USC School of Architecture and USC School of Cinematic Arts gives us this provocative film teaser to FACE of a Nation. The team, composed of USC Professor/Architect Mina Chow, architecture journalist Edward Lifson, USC Cinema's Norman Hollyn, and documentary producer/filmmaker Alessandra Pasquini, probes the concept of "face" in Chinese culture and whether country pavilions successfully represented themselves to the world and China. The final film is slated for completion next year.
KCRW's Frances Anderton provides a good summary of the expo and the U.S. situation at her DnA blog.
Did your country represent well? Did the U.S.? Give us your opinion and thoughts.
Philippe Starck, the famed French interior designer, has unveiled his latest work, a refurbishment of Le Royal Monceau, a palatial old hotel in Paris’s eighth arrondissement. The design alludes to the hotel's 20s-era peak, but with the decidedly modern influence of Starck.
[Photos via Philippe Stark]
Sweden-based architect Mans Tham designed this serpent-shaped solar skin for the Sana Monica freeway. The proposed renovation of existing urban infrastructure is a critical pivot in the conversation on sustainable design, and the proposal presents an approach that would provide 237 acres of solar power to the middle of Los Angeles.