September 29, 2010
Announcement! Six firms have been shortlisted for the new Victoria & Albert Museum outpost in Dundee, Scotland. Snøhetta with Gareth Hoskins Architects, Steven Holl, Sutherland Hussey, Delugan Meissl Associated Architects, Kengo Kuma & Associates and REX are all being considered for the commission; view their renderings below.[via Building Design Online]
Floor plan porn in the shape of Apple honcho Steve Jobs’s soon-to-be-built manse in place of his former 1920s Woodside home. Gizmodo has an exclusive on the architecture of the house (the “ne plus ultra of utilitarian modesty”), plus details on the 14-bedroom Spanish Colonial he’s demolishing. [via Gizmodo]
Though now vintage mid-century design is often viewed in black-and-white (a la Julius Shulman), the Modernist color palette was more akin to the brighter shades of a crayon box — the evidence is in the paint collection that Swiss architect Curbed National]created for in the 1920s. [via
Mazel tov to New Yorker architecture critic Paul Goldberger, whose son Ben, also a journalist, got hitched last weekend outside of Nashville, TN. [via New York Times]
From top, Kengo Kuma, Steven Holl, REX, and Snohetta designs for V&A Dundee.
Homes and interiors using Le Corbusier color palette from the KT Color collection.