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  • Profiles

    Who Was Günther Domenig, the Unknown Deconstructivist?

    … every now and then. So, when Philip Johnson and Mark Wigley put together their seminal Deconstructivist Architecture exhibition for the MoMA in New York, they included the Austrian office Coop Himmelb(l)au instead of Domenig—a decision that reflected their preference for a (slightly) younger office whose partners were true stage hogs (in English …

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    A New Book Chronicles the Turbulent History of Architectural Complexity

    … acceptance for Coop Himmelb(l)au, who were anarchists in their early years. Then, in quick succession, come quotes from Virginia Woolf, Thom Mayne and Colette; an iconoclastic collage by Stanley Tigerman, radical designs from 1983, and a section on how the arts moved beyond realism from the 1890s on. Fasten your seat belts …

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    A Pair of Houses in Italy Feature a Collage of Granite and Concrete

    … The layering of the stone pushed us to create spaces that could not be too regular,” explains Pujatti, a SCI-Arc grad who collaborated with Morphosis and Coop Himmelb(l)au before cofounding the studio in 2005. “There are stairway slabs that extend into the middle of the bathroom, for example, forming elements that force …

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    Just In: Storefront for Art and Architecture Names New Executive Director

    … biennial and triennial circuit. Lists of architects that have graced its galleries are continual snapshots of the discipline's intellectual vanguard through time: Peter Cook, Diller+Scofidio, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Lebbeus Woods, Bjarke Ingels, and more. Storefront “has somehow preserved its profoundly experimental voice,” says Esparza Chong Cuy, unlike other arts and architecture cultural …

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    Top Designers Invent Uniforms for Imaginary Jobs

    … gingham apron, and two oversized red hearts covering the breast. It embodies, according to the project description, “a sort of naivety that is sublimation of wily malice.” Coop Himmelb(l)au's "CHBL Jammer Coat," on the other hand, is for the conscientious wearer who wishes to hide him/herself from the all-seeing eye …

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    Rediscovering "Bau"and Architecture's Countercultural Moment

    … and ahead of its time, and how its editors had their gazes fixed far beyond the borders of Austria. Early work by Coop Himmelb(l)au is featured alongside that of the famous U.K. practice Archigram, Japan’s Metabolism practitioners, Buckminster Fuller and Claes Oldenburg, and even the Italian publication Domus. Additionally, Bau …

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    Deconstructivism, the Kamikaze Mission?

    … new movement. What was supposed to be a showcase for a burgeoning aesthetic ended up including just seven architects and firms: Peter Eisenman, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, and Bernard Tschumi. When the show opened in June, the critical reaction was split between those willing to take Johnson …

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    The East Harlem School, Pride of East 103rd Street

    … the failure of the education system. The rare exceptions have nothing to do with students and everything to do with the swaggering architects who designed them. (Consider Coop Himmelb(l)au’s $232 million “waterslide to nowhere” in downtown L.A.) The East Harlem School doesn’t scream or whimper. It articulates a youthful audacity …

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    Friday Links

    … Like basketball? Like being eco-sensitive? You're going to love NBA's Green Week Postopolis! makes its way to LA Spain's AITEX proposes research and innovation to invigorate the textile industry Ohio's Wexner Center welcomes Coop Himmelb(l)au Join Parsons for their upcoming symposium, Aftertaste 3: New Agendas for the Interior

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    Artful Facilities

    … to all of them. If you go, plan to get there early and pack a lunch because it will take you all day. Speaking of talking heads, Coop Himmelb(l)au's Feed Back Space resembles a strange brain from some sci-fi movie. With two pulse readers in the center, the large brain reads …