zeitz (81)

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    For Zeitz MOCAA, Heatherwick Studio Carved a Vast Atrium Into the Heart of a Former Grain Silo

    … injustices, to a bustling, high-end commercial district.   The silo complex has recently undergone a transformation of its own. Last week, the complex re-opened as the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA), a dazzling shrine to contemporary African art, designed by the British wunderkind Thomas Heatherwick. Its interior is defined by a …

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    The Transformation of Silo City Signals a New Future for Buffalo

    … used as artifacts, the forty-eight silos propose a challenge with their round, windowless forms. Heatherwick Studio’s transformation of Cape Town’s grain silos into the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in 2017 has been an inspiration, but between financial feasibility and adhering to The State Historic Preservation Office's regulations, the team …

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    Thomas Heatherwick Selected to Design Luxury High Line Condo

    … include approximately 180 residences in all. The taller of the structures will rise 21 stories and offer panoramic views of the Hudson River. Like Heatherwick Studio's Zeitz MOCAA completed in Capetown, South Africa, this fall, the buildings's facade will be punctuated by large bubble-like bay windows. "The studio wanted to create a …

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    Adjaye, Chipperfield, Heatherwick, Levete, and Renfro on the 21st Century Museum

    Within the central carved-out atrium of the Heatherwick Studio–designed Zeitz MOCAA, the architects made vertical circulation a performance in itself with glass elevators and a dramatic spiral stair. Courtesy Iwan Baan A laundry list of the some of the world’s biggest architects–Chipperfield, Heatherwick, Renfro, Levete, and Adjaye–gathered in London on …

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    New Details Revealed for David Adjaye's Studio Museum Design

    … unprecedented views in both directions," Adjaye remarked. And with new galleries, including one double-height barrel-vaulted space, visitors will finally have "experiences of wonder and awe with great works of art," added Golden. You may also enjoy "For Zeitz MOCAA, Heatherwick Studio Carved a Vast Atrium Into the Heart of a Former Grain Silo."

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    The World's Most Creative Neighborhoods

    … while design-savvy Books Kubrick, one of the city’s 161 independent bookstores, is in Keyaki Dori. At the heart of Thomas Heatherwick’s design for the Zeitz MOCAA is an atrium that cuts into the cylinders of the old grain silos. The space is intended to orient visitors as they walk around the complicated …

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    All Eyes on Cape Town: A New Design Destination for South Africa and the World

    … talented designers whom we think show promise. As South Africa celebrates 20 years of democracy this year, its burgeoning design community—and Cape Town itself—is ready to take its turn in the global spotlight. Continue to the next page to see all the best design Cape Town has to offer. Courtesy Heatherwick Studio ZEITZ

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    Retail Zeitgeist

    In an odd bit of serendipitous timing, two separate retail exhibitions on German industrial design are being held this month in New York. The first—at Kiosk, a small Soho shop—collects vernacular products from across the country; the other, Destination: Berlin, at the Museum of Modern Art’s Design Store, focuses on pieces by …

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    Tapping the Zeitgeist

    Even as consumers embrace the affordable, cool, and stylish new products they see on TV—think of those striking Target commercials promoting design for the masses—the most innovative work is happening off camera. This is the output we like to record in our pages, and it’s what we hoped to discover when we …

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    Bridging the Divide Between the Possible and the Impossible

    … of cars speeding down the highway, or just ponder the in-between space such a long span provides. In a sense, the 6th Street Bridge reflects the zeitgeist of modern Los Angeles. As Michael Maltzan, the bridge's architect (working with a design team that included HNTB, Hargreaves Jones, and AC Martin) says, the design …