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Located in Shanghai's affluent Xintiandi district, the new GRNDCNTRL nightclub designed by the PIG DESIGN studio, led by architect Li Wenqiang, stands out from other Shanghai nightlife spots. Inspired by the metaphorical concept of a "theatre", the design elevates the hip-pop nightclub to the next level of evening entertainment.
Villa Timmerman in Göteborg, Sweden is not just a semi-detached house but a manifesto of a married couple of architects, Andreas Lyckefors and Josefine Wikholm. The pair have designed a house that can easily be adapted in response to new requirements, made of prefabricated timber elements.
The long career of Paolo Soleri (1919-2013) spanned more than 60 years working in Italy and the United States in the fields of architecture, urban planning, sculpture and ceramics. A designer and theoretician, Soleri authored numerous monographs and essays. After graduating from Politecnico di Torino, the Polytechnic Institute in Turin, in 1946, Soleri moved to the US, where he worked in Taliesin West, one of Frank Lloyd Wright’s studios. When he returned to Italy he opened Fabbrica di Ceramiche Solimene in Vietri sul Mare (Salerno) before going back to the US to settle in Paradise Valley, Arizona. When he opened his own practice, Soleri began an incessant career as a theoretician concerned with issues in ecology, community life, social ethics and global overcrowding. Issues of extraordinary relevance, which Soleri addressed with enthusiasm as early as the 1950s, when he set up Cosanti, a school and building site in which students from ....
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