June 16, 2016 | Coshamie
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PETER MIKIC USHERS IN LONDON’S NEW MAXIMALISM

The dashing interior designer ditches English restraint in favor of super-luxe materials and flamboyant bespoke furnishings. The dining room of interior designer Peter Mikic’s Pembridge Gardens townhouse is a testament to his talent for curating a space with exuberance and flair. Art by fellow Londoners Damien Hirstand Grayson Perry sits alongside an antique Venetian mirror that Mikic rescued from a chicken shed in Venice — he was rummaging in an antiques shop there when the owner said he might have something of interest “out the back.” The oak and bronze Pembridge dining table, bird’s-eye-maple Art Deco–inspired sideboards, crystal and brass drop-pendant chandelier and chain-pattern rug are all from his own collection, which in turn draws on the talents of a variety of European artisans. [caption id="attachment_1159"...

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Wolfgang Buttress’ beehive-inspired Expo pavilion relocates to Kew Gardens

The beehive-inspired pavilion created by artist Wolfgang Buttress for the Milan Expo 2015 reopens in London's Kew Gardens this weekend. Themed around the lifecycle of a bee, The Hive features an elaborate metal honeycomb with an illuminated dome at its centre. Buttress' installation was first created in Milan for the World Expo last spring. After the event ended in October, the 40-tonne structure was packed up and transported back to the UK. It reopens in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew on 18 June 2016 – marking the first time the UK has ever rebuilt an Expo pavilion. "It's fantastic to watch The Hive coming back to life at Kew," said Buttress, who is based in Nottingham. "The gardens offer the perfect environment to host this multi-sensory experience that integrates art, science and landscape architecture." Buttress developed the...

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Father-Son Architectural Dynasties Throughout History

These families have given us some of the world’s greatest buildings In some families, passion and creativity seems to be passed from generation to generation. For these five legendary architectural dynasties, the talent to construct some of the world’s most iconic structures just happens to run in the family. From the international landmarks of I. M. Pei and his two sons, Chieng Chun and Li Chung, to the monumental works by design duo Eliel and Eero Saarinen, it’s clear that these renowned architects have left their mark around the world. With Father’s Day just around the corner, we take a look at some of architecture’s founding fathers, and the sons that continue to follow in their footsteps. [caption id="attachment_1184" align="aligncenter" width="450"] One...

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Architectural Record Congratulates David Rockwell on Tony Win

The architect received the award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for his work on 'She Loves Me.' Rockwell Group At the 70th annual Tony Awards on Sunday night, David Rockwell received the award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for She Loves Me. This marks the architect's sixth nomination for scenic design and first win.   [caption id="attachment_1179" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Photography © Paul Warchol[/caption] Rockwell, principal of the Rockwell Group, has been designing for the Broadway stage since 2000, snagging Best Scenic Design nominations for plays and musicals including On the Twentieth Century (musical, 2015), You Can't Take It With You (play, 2015), Kinky Boots (musical, 2013), Lucky Guy (play, 2013), and Hairspray (2003). She Loves Me, a revival of the 1963 musical, opened March 17, 2016, at the Roundabout Theatre company. Source: architecturalrecord.com ...

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