South Korean Sculptor Do Ho Suh‘s installation of 98 men is currently standing tall at the New Orleans Museum of Art. The 23 foot sculpture entitled ”Karma” is made out of stainless steel and was also recently installed in Sydney.
Thanks to the work of famed architect Daniel Libeskind, the
“Museum Of German Military History” looks as though it was struck by a giant piece of glass and steel knife.
The Los Angeles Times reports that Libeskind, who also designed One World Trade Center in New York, intended to disrupt the museum’s placid facade with the 99-foot steel shard because doing so was in keeping with the violent contents of the museum. The renovation cost $85 million and has taken six years.
The museum contains a chronological history of war in Germany and now will offer exhibits that explore suffering and even military fashion. Some have complained that the museum has too much of a pacifist agenda while others have complained that it doesn’t contain a section specifically devoted to the Holocaust. Libeskind, a Polish-born Jew, has not complained about the perceived oversight, perhaps because Germany has so many other WWII memorials.
"The architecture will engage the public in the deepest issue of how organized violence and military history and the fate of the city are intertwined," Libeskind said in a public statement.
Christy Klug is a self-taught designer who is always stretching the boundaries of traditional techniques to create intelligent, powerful and thought provoking pieces.
“I am passionate about jewelry design because of the intimate scale and personal qualities it marries together with art. I love the challenge of creating compelling objects that embody a sophistication and sensuality when worn by women who resonate with their aesthetic.”
Italian architect Cino Zucchi Architetti + Park Associati recently have completed the new Salewa International Headquarters located in Bolzano, Italy. The new headquarters represents a point of convergence between different elements of everyday life: from physical, social and communicative dimensions to work styles and leisure. The resulting visual effect is that of a rock crystal.
The interplay between the thin sheet metal-like pillars and the delicate protective layers frame the façades and underline the contrast between the visible and invisible areas.
Situated in a particular geographic location, this complex represents a place of information exchange between the dense web of material and immaterial relations that constitute the life of a modern company.