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Tue 13.5.

Catch Her If You Can: Deidi von Schaewen

Posted by Walter Phillips on 13.05.2014 - Tagged as: ,

Corrugated-iron-hut facade in Mauritania, one of von Schaewen's many studies in architectural typologies

Corrugated-iron-hut facade in Mauritania, one of von Schaewen’s many studies in architectural typologies

Respected architectural photographer Deidi von Schaewen isn’t one for letting the grass grow under her feet. Active since the 1960s and with no sign of hanging up her camera any time soon, Architonic caught up with the peripatetic image-maker to talk the changing value of architectural photography, the advent of digital imagery, and her love of mud huts. (by Simon Keane-Cowell)

 

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Massproductions' 'Tio' chair along with objects which inspired the design; photo © Julia Hetta

During this year’s edition of Salone del Mobile fair, the young Swedish furniture brand Massproductions has presented its products in an exhibition setting where each of the designs was showcased along with an object, form or material which inspired it. Developed in collaboration with a sculptor and set designer Sahara Kleerup, ‘Odd Couples’ was on view between 17 – 22 April 2012 on Milan’s Via Varese 12 and the exhibition is now set to ‘tour the world’. (more…)

Luthold House, Allen Gelbin Architect, 1966, New Canaan, CT; photo © Pedro E. Guerrero, Courtesy Edward CellaArt+Architecture

This coming Thursday (5 April) sees an opening of exhibition dedicated to an extensive body of work the acclaimed, Arizona-born photographer Pedro E. Guerrero. Titled ‘Pedro E. Guerrero: Photographs of Modern Life‘, the retrospective ‘will highlight the diversity of Guerrero’s subjects taken over seven decades, which included the architecture of Marcel Breuer, Philip Johnson, Edward Durell Stone, and Eero Saarinen, and ranged from portraits of architects to commercial work for House & Garden, Vogue, the New York Times Magazine, and Architectural Record.’ (more…)

Type 583a / M178, fire control post for medium and heavy batteries, Heerenduin, Ijmuiden, Netherlands, photo by Jonathan Andrew

The British born but Amsterdam based photographer Jonathan Andrew created this series of photos of World War II bunkers in the North of France and the Netherlands. Photographed at night and illuminated by direct floodlights these architectural concrete monsters are staged to tell the story of their sinister function.

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Case Study House 21, Los Angeles, 2006, architect: Pierre Koenig, photo: Julius Shulman/Jürgen Nogai © J. Nogai

With his narrative, almost filmic and precisely arranged stagings the American architectural photographer Julius Shulman breathed life into the clean, modernist buildings he captured with his iconic images. It was his photography which especially defined the world’s perception of California and its modern architectural roots.

On the occasion of his 100th birthday on October 10th the ZEPHYR Raum für Fotografie in Mannheim / Germany, gives us the chance to look at 220 pieces of Julius Shulman’s artwork from the years 1938 to 1982 and his almost unknown late work, which he realised together with the German photographer Jürgen Nogai from 1999 until his death in 2009.

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Inside the Fisher Body Plant #21, Detroit. 'Ziggurat 2007–2008' installation, which consists of found wood brick tiles from the space, by artist Scott Hocking; photo Sean Hemmerle, March 2008

There’s faded grandeur. And then there’s Detroit. Once the fourth-largest city in the US, its spectacular economic and social decline is writ large in the disintegration of its architectural fabric. With its former manufacturing industries decimated and parts of downtown Detroit becoming a depopulated wasteland, leading American photographer Sean Hemmerle has created ‘Rust Belt’ a series of compelling images – at times poetic, at others unnerving – of the city’s former urban glory, both industrial and residential. His striking work serves as both architectural record and effective social commentary.

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Philippe Starck with his 'Play' series for DEDON

There are only a few designers who polarise as much as Philippe Starck does. After I saw his fantastic speach for Ted I decided to belong to those who love him.


Recently during this year’s Milan fair the Paris based designer presented his new outdoor furniture series ‘Play’ he created together with Eugeni Quitllet for the German manufacturer DEDON. The heart of the ‘Play’ family is the stackable lightweight chair which is composed of a moulded polypropylene frame and optional kinds of coverings: solid teak, mirror-finish aluminium or hand-woven synthetic fiber, the higly durable material that has made DEDON famous the world over.

'Play' chairs and dining table by Philippe Starck

“PLAY will be offered in several colour ways, combinations and melanges of chalk and carbon, stone and terracotta, and bronze. With or without armrests, ‘Play’ has inspired also ‘Play’ with DEDON, a collaboration that encompasses the ‘Bistro’ table, with its glazed porcelain ceramic tabletop that stands on a central pedestal made of moulded polypropylene, and ‘Dining’, a four-legged table in mirror-finish aluminium and profiled in aluminium, and which, thanks to the use of an inert compound of powdered bamboo and plastic, looks just like real wood.”

'Play' dining table by Philippe Satck and Eugeni Quitllet

'Play' chairs and bistro table by Philippe Starck and Eugeni Quitllet

Beside all this DEDON came up with a spirited ad campaign developed in collaboration with the famous fashion photographer Bruce Weber. The beautiful images of the photo shoot have been published in a limited edition book which is available on DEDON’s website.

DEDON 'Coming Home' coffee-table book with photographies by Bruce Weber

'Coming Home' photos by Bruce Weber for DEDON

more DEDON products @ Architonic

'Haus Rentsch' by Richard Neutra, 1964, © Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

He was one of the protagonists of modern architecture. In the 1920s Richard Neutra, born Austrian, moved to the US where he soon raised reputation with his light and airy structures. Museum MARTa Herford dedicated its recent exhibition to his less known European opus with an extensive selection of original designs, water colour sketches, building plans, models and photographs by Richard Neutra.

BEWO Quickborn, Quickborn, Germany, 1960-63, Eberhard Troeger © Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

“An international team of experts has been working on this project for over two years. While conducting research for the exhibition and the catalogue (to be published by DuMont in Cologne), they discovered unfinished projects by Neutra in his archive at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), which will now go on display at Herford…. The exhibition will shed light on the impact of this influential architect, who began his career in Europe, took the ideas of the Bauhaus with him to the USA, and then brought American modernism to Europe.”


The exhibition will be open until 1 August 2010.

'Haus Pescher', photo by Iwan Baan

Bewobau Walldorf Interieur, 1960 © Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

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