In this week’s version of Design News, the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial starts this weekend, the Royal College of Art gets press that is unwanted, and an Austrian design studio pictures the kitchen of the future.
Kitchen of the Future
Above: Austrian studio Chmara.Rosinke partnered with other Viennese designers on its Cucina Futurista 2.0 display at Vienna Design Week. Read more.
Inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial Started on Saturday
Previously: A lakefront kiosk by DM Studio.
Festivities for the first Chicago Architecture Biennial–the only architecture biennial in North America–kicked off yesterday, October 3, at the Chicago Cultural Center (the Chicago Tribune calls it “a sprawling, captivating mixed bag”). Highlights contain four lakefront kiosks commissioned to augment Chicago parks; competitors chose one kiosk, as well as another three are contributions from Chicago architecture schools. All will be in Millennium Park on display. Read more at Crain’s.
Airbnb Purchases Russian Industrial Design Company
Preceding: the iPhone-conncted of Lapka external detector. Picture via Fast Company.
Airbnb purchased Russian industrial design company Lapka, a five-man kit whose products incorporate an iPhone and a minimalist breathalyzer – air quality detector that was compatible. Why? Quick Business is estimating that as the $24 billion room-rental program intends to enlarge its reach in the travel business, apparatus may be in order: perhaps check in key locks that are branded or detectors. Read it
Royal College of Art
Preceding: The Royal College of Art’s Design Interactions studio. Picture via RCA.
London’s Royal College of Art–named the planet ‘s top art and design school before this season by ranks group QS–has suspended entries to its Design Interactions focus after several senior staff members departed before this year as well as the school did not replace them in time. The cancellation has brought farther unflattering reports, including one of an open pupil letter lamenting the “unwanted deterioration of instruction” in the institution, a quiet student demonstration on school spending in May, and apparently high speeds of senior staff employee turnover. Read The Independent as well as it at Dezeen .
Herzog & de Meuron Unveil New Vancouver Art Gallery
Above: The building’s lower levels while the upper levels use glazing to frame select city views are nearly totally clear.
Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron released renderings of the Vancouver Art Gallery that is new, to be developed on the final plot of empty property in downtown Vancouver. The design resembles a tower of wooden blocks that are stacked, with lowrise degrees close to the road and taller and broader blocks top up. Previous jobs by the Pritzker Prize winners range from the De Young Museum in San Francisco, Prada Tokyo, along with the Tate Modern. Read it
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