Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Norman Foster and Zaha Hadid have been lined up to take on one of the most high-profile projects on earth – the redevelopment of Mecca
According to sources, the scheme for Islam's holiest city could create a huge new structure around the central Haram mosque that will eventually be capable of holding three million people, making it the 'highest occupancy' building in the world.
The top-secret plans are being backed by King Abdullah ben Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia who has asked a hand-picked collection of starchitects to 'establish a new architectural vision' for the 356,800m2 mosque complex
Monday, December 1, 2008
Fernando and Humberto Campana have been awarded Designer of the Year by Design Miami, placing them in the company of previous winners Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson and Tokujin Yoshioka.
for the celebration of the wining, i moss gallery from NY will present selected worksmade by the brothers
"As the exclusive representative of work by the Estudio Campana in North America, Moss has selected works for presentation at Design Miami 2008 which reflect not only some of the most important works they have produced but also typify our long standing collaborative relationship. This shared vision has resulted in works such as a special 34 piece installation of Campane di Campana, a historic project orchestrated by Murray Moss between the Campanas and the Murano glassmaker Venini. Also on exhibition are exclusive variations on two of their most indelible creations, “Favela” and “Corallo,” created for Moss in 2004. Additional works include the “Panda Chair” from the celebrated “Banquette” series, and selections from the acclaimed “Sushi” series"