Before the Design Museum in London opens the doors to its new location in 2015, visitors in both the real and virtual worlds, will have had an opportunity to get up-close with the vastly larger space thanks to an immersive tool created by Stickyworld. A London-based company itself, Stickyworld builds interactive visual forums designed to foster discussion on projects ranging from design review, city planning and beyond. “Our business offers a new way of capturing feedback on the built environment,” says Michael Kohn, Stickyworld’s founder and CEO.
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The idea to berth the historic World War II battleship, which has recently been decommissioned, in the Port of Los Angeles appears to be gaining widespread popular support within the community, including backing from the neighborhood councils and the area's elected lawmakers.
But the port's approval is needed before the group proposing the nonprofit floating museum - the Pacific Battleship Center - can submit a formal application to the U.S. Navy for the ship's donation.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of Dr. No, the first of the James Bond blockbusters, the Museum of Bond Vehicles and Espionage will open its doors next year in Momence, IL. Gensler's design of the 14,000-square-foot structure—intended to hold the world's largest collection of vehicles driven in Bond films and exhibitions exploring the impact of the debonair spy—features an exterior sheathed in an unbroken expanse of black corrugated metal, save for a single window marked by two zeros and culminating in the angled shape of a seven. [via WAN]
MOLAA is proud to present a series of architecture and design lectures. Experts in these fields will speak about the various architectural and design styles present in Latin America, particularly Cuba, while providing a historical context for the different style movements which have influenced that country’s architecture.
Sunday, July 11, Mitzi March Mogul, who is President of the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles and a Historic Preservation Consultant, will present a lecture on Cuban Art Deco. Art Deco is the dominant style of Cuban architecture and reflects its history as a cosmopolitan, sophisticated society. This presentation will take you on a tour of the island’s Art Deco architecture and examine it’s social, cultural, and political contexts.