Brazil

Shoes by Michelle Linden




I love shoes. I mean, really what woman doesn't? And even though these shoes are totally cracked out, and I would never wear them (mostly because I don't wear heels) nor would I be able to afford them - I love these shoes. They look like a studio project and definitely seem like they are designed by an architect. They're probably not so practical for walking down the street, but why does everything have to be practical? Sometimes it is ok to just appreciate the design.
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Invigorating by Michelle Linden

Ok... just to warn you, I've got a ton of photos of the Venice Biennale (some of them are labeled, more are not). If you ever have a chance to visit, I would highly recommend it... Especially, if you are like me, and feeling a bit jaded by work. The Biennale was so invigorating and refreshing, and really reminded me of all the things I love about architecture... Oh, and I saw David Adjaye. But, don't worry... I didn't run up to him like a groupie or anything!

UN Studio
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Scotland
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Romania?
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Lot Ek?
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Luxembourg
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I should really remember this firm... especially since I know they are Seattle based...
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Australia
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Belgium (After the Party)
This was my favorite installation... more than any other installation, you really experienced this space.
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Beligium
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Ben Nicholson (a former professor of mine... a bit disappointing, but fun to see)
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Brazil (original exhibition structure)
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Original Carlo Scarpa Structure
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Norway (those sliding glass doors are INSANE)
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Droog (One of my all time favorite design collaboratives)
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Frank Gehry (he should really stick to furniture)
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Frank Gehry
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Herzog & deMueron
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Israel
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Ove Arup
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Russia
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Zaha Hadid
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Completed in 1996 by Michelle Linden



This project has Niemeyer written all over it... but if you're thinking it might have been built in 1966, try fast-forwarding 30 years to 1996. The Contemporary Art Museum Niteroi in Brazil by Oscar Niemeyer has become an icon of the city, helping to draw visitors from across the bay in the main city of Rio. Not bad for an architect that was nearly 90 years old when this was completed.
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Up for a drink or a laugh? by Michelle Linden


I was checking out Marcio Kogan's website to try and find more information about a project featured in Wallpaper and stumbled across these images. I really like Kogan's site... the imagery is as playful and energetic as the architecture. In fact, I even thought I saw a bong while the page was loading! Anyway... these two images really cracked me up; created for two different projects, that guy with a drink must be a particular favorite of the office!