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More Than Meets The Runway: Koolhaas’s Prada Transformer

[image via Prada Transformer website] A oddly malformed pavilion-like object stands next to the 16th-century Gyeonghui Palace in Seoul, Korea. What is it exactly? Whatever you need it to be. Composed of four uniquely-shaped sides—hexagon, cross, rectangle, and square—the Prada Transformer is another in a long list of collaborations between the famed Italian designer and […]

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Fashion, Architecture, Taste?

No, not them. Today we’re looking at two recent fashion shoots that use high-profile, recently restored architectural works as set pieces. On the right, a fashion shoot from last Sunday’s New York Times Magazine. The photographs were taken at FLW’s recently restored Hollyhock House in Los Angeles. And in case you’re wondering: Alexander McQueen (Life […]

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umm…Architasion? Fashitecture?

Fashion & Architecture (not like this) is everywhere these days. It’s the hottest coupling since Brangelina (sans cool combo-name) and it’s offspring will be even more beautiful than the fruit of their super-loins. (only not really) In New York, the AIA is featuring the somewhat redundantly titled “The Fashion of Architecture: Constructing the Architecture of […]