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NEWS FROM THE ART & DESIGN WORLD

A WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF WEEKLY NEWS FROM ARCHITECTS, DESIGNERS & ARTISTS WORLDWIDE: Every week, we collate information from press releases and articles across the worldwide web in order to give you a curated selection of hot news from the wonderful world of art, design and architecture. Scroll down and find out more about what’s been happening this week. ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS PUBLISH AN OPEN LETTER AGAINST DIRECTOR PATRIK SCHUMACHER’S INCENDIARY STATEMENT: Following Patrik Schumacher’s call for social housing and public space to be scrapped during his speech at the World Architecture Festival in Berlin in November, Zaha Hadid’s friends and family have disowned the ZHA’s Director’s statement through a heartfelt open letter. Rana Hadid, Peter Palumbo and Brian Clarke – trustees of...

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YOUR WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF INDUSTRY NEWS: Apple granted patent for edgeless-screen flip phone: Apple has been granted a patent for a retro-style flip phone with an OLED screen display. The patent, published yesterday, details a foldable potential future iPhone with a flexible OLED display that spans from edge to edge. Similar to flip phones popularised in the 90s by brands like Motorola, the phone is capable of being folded in half across its middle. According to the patent, the phone would be split into two halves and joined by a hinge mechanism. The OLED display, however, would not be split but continuous, making this a truly extraordinary product to see. Apple is yet to make wide use of OLEDs, which emit...

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YOUR WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF INDUSTRY NEWS: Top Interior Design of 2016 revealed at Day 1 of Inside 2016:A 1950s-style burger restaurant in Shanghai, China by Neri & Hu and a monochrome fashion boutique in Hangzhou, China by Shanwei Weng & Jiadie Yuan/Hangzhou AN Interior Design are among the first category winners at this year's Inside festival awards. Aiming to showcase the world's best interior design, the Inside awards also recognised a project to transform the ground floor of a heritage building into workspaces in Sydney, Australia by Woods Bagot. (Read more: Dezeen) [caption id="attachment_3872" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Monochrome fashion boutique by Shanwei Weng & Jiadie Yuan / Hangzhou AN Interior Design in Shanghai, China (Photo Credit: Shanwei Weng & Jiadie Yuan / Hangzhou AN...

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YOUR WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF INDUSTRY NEWS: Christopher Guy showroom grand opening in Frankfurt: The first Christopher Guy Design Lounge opened its doors in Bad Homburg, north of Frankfurt, Germany. Bad Homburg was once the summer residence of the last German Emperor until 1918. The CG Design Lounge is now open to all interested in the Christopher Guy brand, and it serves a double purpose: a showroom and a design studio for interior designers who wish to work with clients on furnishing concepts using CG web-based design tools for detailed project planning. The opening in Germany will be followed by the inauguration of another CG showroom in Nanjing, China, which was announced for December this year and it will offer 300sqm...

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YOUR WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF INDUSTRY NEWS: MICHAEL HEIZER AT GAGOSIAN BEVERLY HILLS: Renowned artist Michael Heizer will showcase new paintings and sculptures during a special exhibition at Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills, which will run from 5th November until 21st December this year. The paintings were made in New York and the negative wall sculptures were completed in Nevada. The Hard-Edge Paintings (2015–16) are the latest iteration of paintings begun in the 1960s, and illustrate Heizer's continued interest in positive and negative sculpture. The shaped canvases are propelled by a personal lexicon evolved from a broad base of reference, which includes European, Egyptian, and Mesoamerican art. Heizer's sculptures are known for their size, raw materials, and ability to awe viewers, both...

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YOUR WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF INDUSTRY NEWS: Jockey Club Innovation Tower wins RIBA Award for International Excellence: Selected from 30 projects from around the world, the Jockey Club Innovation Tower designed by Zaha Hadid Architects won a RIBA Award for International Excellence and the Heydar Aliyev Center was shortlisted for the RIBA International Prize. The Jockey Club Innovation Tower (JCIT) is home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. The 15-storeys, 15,000sqm tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and staff, with facilities for design education and innovation that include: design studios, labs and workshops, exhibition areas, multi-functional classrooms, lecture theatre and communal lounge. (Read more: Zaha Hadid Architects) [caption id="attachment_3495" align="aligncenter"...

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YOUR WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF INDUSTRY NEWS: Fender’s rooftop music custom shop in Mexico City offers a myriad of sensations in a highly versatile space:Fender collaborated with Arquitectura en Movimiento for its first store in Mexico. The basic concept behind it was focused on an architecture conceived as highly versatile, a hybrid space that could function equally as a store, an art gallery and a lounge. In a combination of great music and the notion of the guitar as an anthropometric measure unit, the vivid space now offers a plethora of interesting experiences in one functional space. The exterior integrates timber and stone, framed by an arc of vegetation that directs the eye towards the city vistas, while the interior immerses...

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YOUR WEEKLY CURATED SELECTION OF INDUSTRY NEWS: Apple redesigned Regent Street flagship: Apple’s flagship store on London’s Regent Street will reopen on 15th October after an extensive overhaul by Foster + Partners. The tech giant is adamant that the new store designs will be less formulaic and more site-specific, especially when housed in historic buildings. Part of the mezzanine level of the Regent Street store has been removed to create a double height grand hall, bringing more natural light into the store and revealing the grand arches of the façade. On the other hand, Apple’s Union Square design put more emphasis on the store as a public space and what Foster + Partners calls ‘civic generosity’. However, Apple has not confirmed...

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Your Weekly Curated Selection of Industry News Issam Fares Institute by Zaha Hadid Architects wins Aga Khan Award for Architecture: The Aga Khan Award for Architecture was established by the Aga Khan in 1977 and recognises examples of architectural excellence in the fields of contemporary design, social housing, community improvement and development, historic preservation, reuse and area conservation, as well as landscape design and improvement of the environment. From the 19 projects shortlisted, the Issam Fares Institute at the American University of Beirut, designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, was among those honoured with the Aga Khan Award this year. The Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) at the American University of Beirut (AUB) was established as a neutral,...

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