Henry Hargreaves' "Gingerbread and Candy" Art Galleries

Curator: Simon Endres
date: February 11, 2015
Categories: Architecture, Art, Photography, Typography
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Artist (and fellow Kiwi) Henry Hargreaves collaborated with Caitlin Levin last year to recreate some of the world's most iconic art galleries constructed entirely from gingerbread and candy.
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Concrete as a Chameleon: The Amangiri Resort in Utah

Curator: Brandon Ralph
date: January 7, 2015
Categories: Architecture, Environmental Design
Tags: architecture
The Amangiri resort in southern Utah is stunning. The entire structure is built using geometric concrete planes which have been mixed with local sand from the surrounding desert.
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Concrete as Texture: David Zwirner 20th Street, by Selldorf Architects

Curator: Brandon Ralph
date: January 6, 2015
Categories: Architecture
Tags: architecture, art
At first glance, you don’t even realize Annabelle Selldorf’s second gallery for David Zwirner is made entirely of concrete.

To achieve this wood-like texture, the design started in the pouring process. They created concrete slabs in board form, blended it with polished concrete, and integrated wood details throughout the entire surface.

I think the texture creates a truly unique juxtaposition between the plain concrete sidewalk outside and the beautiful wood-like concrete façade of the gallery. The wood finish creates a beautiful texture complement to the board-form concrete.
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Concrete as Function: 1111 Lincoln Road in Miami Beach, by Herzog & de Meuron

Curator: Brandon Ralph
date: January 5, 2015
Categories: Architecture
Tags: architecture
Parking garages are typically not intended to be beautiful. They provide a specific utility and are purely functional. Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron transformed the garage into a fully open concrete structure that provides a unique space for private residences, restaurants, retail shops, events, and, of course, parking.

The asymmetrical design has art deco and mid-century modern influences, and the entire structure blends beautifully into its downtown Miami surroundings. It’s beautiful from any angle, night or day.
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Alfredo Barsuglia's Mojave Desert "Social Pool"

Curator: Hayley Eichenbaum
date: December 16, 2014
Categories: Architecture, Art, Experience Design
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Viennese artist Alfredo Barsuglia has created an alluring source of refuge in the middle of the Mohave Desert. Acting as both a minimal sculpture and functional pool, Barsuglia's "Social Pool" is open to anyone–that is, anyone who can find it. The crisp, modern structure has a sliding cover that prevents the water from evaporating, while simultaneously operating as an additional resting area.

The only key to the pool is held by the MAK Center for Art and Architecture in Los Angeles. They also possess the GPS coordinates needed to locate the pool. Enticing, right?

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