Ho,Ho, Home: Architects design a modern logistics center for Santa Claus

Ho,Ho, Home: Architects design a modern logistics center for Santa Claus

Friday, December 19, 2014

Competing for a place in holiday history—and a ten-week paid internship at the Oslo office of Snøhetta—entrants from fifty-nine countries submitted 243 proposals for a new logistics center for a very singular client: iconic global trading magnate, Santa Claus. The “Unbelievable Challenge” competition was organized by Finnish firm Ruukii Construction, the City of Oulu (Finland), Helsinki Design […]

Want a Rem in your room? Beijing's CCTV tower transformed into a wardrobe

Want a Rem in your room? Beijing’s CCTV tower transformed into a wardrobe

Friday, December 19, 2014

At the recent Design Miami fest, artist Naihan Li exhibited her work-of-art wardrobe, which is helpfully—or confusingly—titled I AM A MONUMENT. (Apologies, and a tip of the chapeau, to Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown, and Steven Izenour.) The monument in question is, of course, Rem Koolhaas‘ CCTV building. But the homage isn’t limited to the […]

Unveiled>  Zaha Hadid designs a net-zero headquarters in the desert that mimics a sand dune

Unveiled> Zaha Hadid designs a net-zero headquarters in the desert that mimics a sand dune

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Queen of Swoop, Zaha Hadid, has unveiled her latest project: the upcoming headquarters for Bee’ah, a waste management company based in the Middle East. The roughly 75,000-square-foot structure, in the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, keeps a low-profile in its desert environment by taking the form of the surrounding sand dunes. “The formal composition […]