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    Call for Artists is now open for the following sections at the 1st Inaugural Santorini Biennale of Arts - 2012

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    Installation Art, Ceramic Art, Collage Art, Comic Art, Drawing Art, Glass Art, Graphic Design, Illustration Art, Industrial Design Art, Painting Art, Paper Art, Photography Art, Sculpture Art, Short Film and Video Art.

    Our mission is to promote both emerging and established artists that are working on the borders between different art disciples, allowing them to surpass the traditional (and perhaps limiting) concepts of classicism, modernism, contemporary and applied arts. The Santorini Biennale of Arts will be dedicated to hosting artist-led events presented in full co-operation with the organizers. The Santorini Biennale of Arts (SBOA) is inspired by the ways in which ideas are born and disseminated – how they then develop and diversify within our increasingly interconnected global society.

    Art and culture continue to play a distinctive role in defining the past, present and future direction of human endeavour. In recognition of this, the Santorini Biennale of Arts wishes to cultivate a spirit of research and experimentation; also, to present an environment ideal for open and continuous dialogue. Pursuing a programme of cultural collaboration that is at the same time both regional and international, Santorini Biennale of Arts intends to support and promote ...

  • Residence Antilia - Urban Monument ?!

    Environment, Environmental Design


    Structures are built for purposes....BUT sometimes the former superceeds and therefore becomes a monument. For this day and age where just about nothing surprises us (blame on media ,technological ease,human evolution ) comes a 27 storeyed residence for one of the richest ppl in the world - Antilia belonging to the Ambanis.

    Ofcourse its one thing to celebrate its jazz 700 million construction cost , 160 pkng , 400000 sq ft capet area , with all entertainment facilities , 3 helipads....other is to wonder is this the sign of new day architecture ppl will indulge in to boast of power and opulence.

    Will it soon become a tourist spot with tickets to reach its top floor with security and gate checks ...a tower kingdom for a modern day maharaja...a casestudy for design students? its certainly more than a residence...

    Antilia Mumbai - "Techno Palace 2010"

  • When experimenting with REAL LASTING GLOBAL CHANGE, everything goes...! THAT's shorthand, longhand, side-hand & even upside-down-odd-hand.

    DESIGNERS & ESIGNERS (Environmental): Please take the time too discover the newest game of the century, aimed at healing OUR planet [& the ignorance that neglected to observe what has been taking place for at least 50 years] one person, one penny, one nickel, one dime, one quarter, one half-dollar, one whole dollar and even some Susan B. Anthony's, at a time. Thanks! i~!

    The name of our game: The GREAT [Climate] CHANGE Drop - GC²Drop

    “Would You Drop EVERYTHING To Change Your World?”

    The object [shun] of play: [too your hearts content (past); y[h]our ears content (patience?); and your years’ (vs. GC²Drop & team knowledge) CONtent.]

    “EMBRACE as much CHANGE as po$$ible...before...? An$wering...? Too win...?”

    The - 1 + 2 + 3 = awards: 1) Lg. Amt. gathered = 2) Q/answer + correct = award = 3) Elect &/or Vote others 4) inside-SECRET-scoop on NEXT DROP(s) via Online followup GAME/community/HiSTORiES™/videos, humility, etc!

    SYNOPsisterrestrialbrothearthscript: We travel planet earth RANDOMLY dropping off large coin-bags that often burst into “songs of wealth”! Like dominoes’n deers in headlights, wide-eyes from every direction, triangulate & double-take too locate resources/people directing eyes to CHIMING origin of CHANGE which EMPOWERS (AudiencesWilling2Listen + AnyTimeAnyWhereW/All + OneEn...

  • SANAA - Pritzker Prize 2010 winners

    Arts & Culture, Environmental Design

    Kazuyo Sejima & Ryue Nishizawa 's firm SANAA (tokyo based firm) took home the Pritzker Prize for 2010 . Their projects include 'New Museum of Contemporary Art ' in New york city,glass pavilion of Toledo museum of art and Rolex learning centre in lausanne. Their works come across as simple , non flambuoyant yet successful in creating a mark. Lot of glass and fine detailing is characteristic. Simple yet strong forms like the use of rectangular boxes in the museum speak of self assuredness and experience inside the building rather than a flashy outide.

  • joshua kirsch: ACP donor wheel

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design


    commissioned by the arts council of princeton, the ACP donor wheel by joshua kirsch is a permanent sculpture which recognizes the institution's donors. housed in the rotunda of the paul robeson center for the arts in princeton, new jersey, the motorized disk has about 2000 names which are loosely grouped by first letter of the donor's last name. accompanying the sculpture is a control panel with buttons of each letter of the alphabet (excluding Q and X). when someone wants to find a particular name, they can push the corresponding first letter of the name on the panel. the wheel then turns and stops at the section displaying names with that requested letter, backlighting those names with LEDs to highlight them.

  • 'ghost stories, new designs from nendo'

    Arts & Culture, Industrial Design


    Japanese design studio nendo will be displaying a collection of their works at the museum of arts and design in new york in an exhibition entitled 'ghost stories, new designs from nendo'. the show will feature projects including; 'fade out-chair', 'phantom waves' and blown fabric.

  • tokujin yoshioka: camper store in london now open

    Arts & Culture, Environmental Design


    During london design week, designboom met up with japanese designer tokujin yoshioka to discuss his concept behind the new camper store located on regent street, which officially opened on september 25th, 2009.

  • Petting Farm / 70F Architecture

    Communication, Communication Design


    Most city parts of Almere, a city with almost 190.000 inhabitants, have a petting farm. In the ‘den Uyl’ park there used to be one, but it burned down in the early 80’s, leaving only its concrete foundation. Early 2005 we were commissioned by the municipality of Almere to design a new petting farm on the exact location and the remaining foundation. The building was finally built using almost only sponsored money, and finished late 2008.

    We designed a wooden box with an open facade system for the upper half of the building, allowing the wind to ventilate the whole farm continuously. Half of the building is stable; the other half consists of toilets, storage and on the second floor an office and storage. The stable itself has no second floor. As you walk lengthways through the building, you will pass the animals that are contained to the left and to the right behind fences. There are no doors in the building, but there are six shutters, two for the public on the short ends of the building and four for the animals, two on either long side of the building.

    These shutters will open manually or automatically in the morning, reacting on the upcoming sun, as they will close again at the end of the day, when the sun goes down. The animals will easily learn to be inside again on time, if they like. At night, the building becomes a light beacon in the park.

    One could say that the box, a building extensively reduced in aesthetic violence, wakes up and goes to sleep every day.


  • Second Home Restaurant / Andre Kikoski

    Communication, Communication Design


    Located in Cherry Creek, Colorado, Andre Kikoski’s Second Home is a five star hotel restaurant. Andre Kikoski Architect, PLLC is a multidisciplinary firm that is committed to artistic innovation, material research, and detail-oriented design. For Second Home, Kikoski “created an approachable and comfortable locale…with a playful, contemporary restaurant and lounge. The design strategy embraces textural contrast and celebrates the dissonance of eclectic elements to create a truly memorable patron experience.”

    The unembellished dry-stack stone walls and rough-hewn wood plank ceilings highlight the organic textures of the Rocky Mountains. These subdue components are combined with bold design elements such as Italian chandeliers, graffiti-covered Danish chairs, and cowhide upholstered walls. The two styles work to create a welcoming atmosphere for dining by balancing the “somber geometry” with ornate focal pieces.

    The restaurant also includes an open-air patio defined by a 15-foot open flame fire pit that “is highly original and sure to be a popular gathering place.” Communal tables, comfortable banquettes and an open kitchen with an open-flame pizza oven complete the warm and inviting qualities of the space.

    Andre Kikoski also has upcoming projects at the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum for African Art.

    Second Home Kitchen and Bar

    Cherry Creek, Colorado

    Five Star Hotel Restaurant

    Owner: Sage Hospitality.

    Completion: 2008

  • daniel rossa X urbanscreen: 555 kubik

    Communication, Communication Design


    Daniel rossa worked with urbanscreen to create the 555 kubik facade video projection at the kunsthalle in hamburg (germany). giant hands appear to manipulate the surface of the museum in a surreal sequence that is the result of rossa asking the question 'how it would be, if a house was dreaming?'.

    'the conception of this project consistently derives from its underlying architecture - the theoretic conception and visual pattern of the hamburg kunsthalle. the basic idea of narration was to dissolve and break through the strict architecture of o. m. ungers 'galerie der gegenwart'. resultant permeabilty of the solid facade uncovers different interpretations of conception, geometry and aesthetics expressed through graphics and movement. a situation of reflexivity evolves - describing the constitution and spacious perception of this location by means of the building itself.'

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