In the 19th century, “Go west, young man” was an invitation to settle the prairies or prospect for gold in Colorado and California. Now, architects fly to China to realize their dreams on a scale and at a speed that’s unimaginable in the West of today. Few have achieved more spectacular success than Steven Holl. When I was in Beijing in 2008, his Linked Hybrid was a construction site; now those towers have been matched by Sliced Porosity in Chengdu and Horizontal Skyscraper in Shenzen. To come are a pair of new museums near Tianjin, and a porous city within the fast-growing city of Dongguan, a neighbor of Shenzen. All five of these vast projects are explored in a masterpiece of miniaturization that is elegantly produced and fairly priced for a book of this quality.
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We've only got six or so more weeks of summer left. Have you planned your vacation yet? If you haven't, but still have an itch to travel, we've got some suggestions that will satisfy your desires for adventure, escape and design. six great places to stay designed by known and not-so-well known practitioners that will delight your eyes and your soul.
The list of architects contributing to Light My Way, Stranger includes, but is not limited to, Atelier Hitoshi Abe, Ball-Nogues Studio, Bestor Architecture, Erlich Architects, Hodgetts & Fung Design, Francois Perrin, P-A-T-T-E-R-N-S, and Mark Mack Architects. The fixtures vary from futuristic to warm to (dare we say) theatrical.
Visit the Light My Way, Stranger website to see more fixture designs and for more information on tickets to the auction.