Centuries of architectural history can be collapsed into and experienced through the agency of a singular ambulatory experience. More surprising than this assertion is the unexpected set of places where this can occur. The Cimitero Monumentale di Milano – the Monumental Cemetery of Milan – is indeed one such condition, one of the largest cemeteries in the city and a point of interest for many. Architect Carlo Maciachini, whose personal style is associated with the eclectic period of Milanese architecture, poured his design energies into this project in 1866.
Art Dubai 2016 commenced today, hailing the Fair into its 10th year. A decade young the fair has matured beyond its age bringing a truly Global Event to the region. The Art is divided and showcased in different designated spaces for Modern, Contemporary, Commissioned and Sponsored projects. The energy and vibe generated by the work on display, exhibitors, and visitors of the fair is a special one on one equation, leaving no space for selections or shortlists. Simply best experienced via a sensory wander (preferably in comfortable footwear) through the expanse of the curated spaces of Madinat Jumeirah where the fair will be open to the public from March 17-19. We have collected a few frames forming the narrative of our experience, as a glimpse into what the fair holds to be experienced and discovered.
Design Days Dubai is one of the leading design fairs in the Middle East dedicated to collectible and limited edition furniture and design objects. Along with featuring international designers, galleries, and upcoming designers from around the world it also presents a series of workshops, installations and talks. ARCHITECTEM was at the VIP opening today and we have rounded up a short list of not to be missed highlights of the fair:
The 55th edition of Salone del Mobile.Milano will take place from 12th to 17th April at the Milan Fairgrounds, Rho (the venue that hosted last years EXPO 2015). The exhibition will present three collateral events dedicated to the Concepts of Living, Classic Furnishing and Architectural Finishings. Attended by more than 300,000 operators from 160 countries and over 30,000 visitors and showcasing a range of extremely high quality products and services, the Salone del Mobile.Milano sets to reaffirm Milan’s role as the capital of design.
Art and culture hold intrinsic value by shining light on the past making us who we are and invoking emotional states not independently possible. The expression of art and culture is one we often take for granted as something occuring naturally in a society – in reality their production is supported diligently by a single source of authority or a group of individuals, for us to discover by way of curiosity or serendipitously.
The New York Times INYT recently featured in its ‘Collections’ a series of articles curated by Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi on the topic The Rise of Gulf Cities.
Sultan Sooud Al- Qassemi is a popular Emirati commentator on Arab affairs and is widely followed and recognised on Twitter.
Photo credit : Ife Oma
NYCxDESIGN Awards is a global design competition celebrating outstanding achievements in different areas of design presented by Interior Design magazine and ICFF
The MoMA publications program has been an integral part of the museum’s mission since it’s founding. Producing countless exceptional works in several languages including catalogs and scholarly texts recording amongst others subjects, works of artists, architects and critics. On the occasion of world book day , we would like to showcase the first from it’s illustrated children’s book collection and one of our favourites.