Mulalo Nego Creates a Replica of Johannesburg in His Backyard With Recycled Materials

Mulalo Nego Negondeni—a 26-year-old man from Mukula Village in Limpopo Province, South Africa—proves that you can create incredible art from even the most unlikely materials. NegoCity is this artist's 12-year-long project featuring a mini-city in his parent’s backyard made out of recycled materials. “When I first saw the 2010 FIFA World Cup stadium that hosted … Continue reading Mulalo Nego Creates a Replica of Johannesburg in His Backyard With Recycled Materials

Atolye on creating a space where community and strategic design meet

“The good and the bad of being in this kind of economic situation, (and South Africans will identify with this as we’re at the mercy of the Rand/Dollar exchange), is that Turkey is a country full of surprises. Although the economic instabilities that Turkey faces have its disadvantages, it also creates opportunities that economically stable … Continue reading Atolye on creating a space where community and strategic design meet

“I don’t believe in disciplines,” Virgil Abloh

"I don't believe that fashion is needed to make fashion. That could have been 50 years before. I think our generation is more like what does fashion mean? What does retail mean? What does ground floor real estate look like in a world post-Google and Amazon. To round out my sort of feel it's like, … Continue reading “I don’t believe in disciplines,” Virgil Abloh

Akon’s $6 Billion “Real-Life Wakanda” City in Senegal Taking Shape

Akon has big plans for his upcoming smart city in Senegal. The new $6 billion development is called Akon City and will fulfill the star’s wish to provide a refuge for members of the African Diaspora both near and far. In addition to the 2,000-acre resort, condos, and stadium, the metropolis is also planned to … Continue reading Akon’s $6 Billion “Real-Life Wakanda” City in Senegal Taking Shape

Sea Sponges Are The Secret Sauce For The Next Generation of Architecture

Cyrtoidea – Ernst Haeckel’s illustration of Clathrocanium reginae [top row, second left] and Cyrtoidea Pterocanium trilobum [middle row, far right]. Although humans have long looked to nature for inspiration, the concept of biomimicry has only been around since the mid-20th century. Decades before Otto Schmitt coined the term, Rene Binet’s Esquisses Décoratives (1904) predicted speculative … Continue reading Sea Sponges Are The Secret Sauce For The Next Generation of Architecture

Architecture : The Future Looks Greener

Green. It has physical, spiritual and metaphysical associations. The heart meridian, governing the immune and endocrine systems, is associated with this colour, explaining why it is linked with healing. For the eco revolution, it is both symbol and synecdoche. And thanks to that revolution, going green is no longer an isolated concept but an everyday … Continue reading Architecture : The Future Looks Greener

Daily thoughts on: Architecture (part I of III) Zaha Hadid

I don’t think that architecture is only about shelter, is only about a very simple enclosure. It should be able to excite you, to calm you, to make you think.

Kanye West’s Calabasas Community Houses May be Demolished

After images first arrived of Kanye West‘s Star Wars-inspired dome concept housing, it is now reported that the structures may be demolished. According to TMZ, West failed to obtain the correct building permit for the houses. The report states that neighbors contacted the L.A. County Department of Public Works on July 18, explaining that there was building … Continue reading Kanye West’s Calabasas Community Houses May be Demolished