Daniela Thomas and Felipe Tassara Architecture at São Paulo Fashion Week

I'm in São Paulo on behalf of Motorola for São Paulo Fashion Week (SPFW), which takes place in Oscar Niemeyer's modernist Bienal building. Second only to his design (see his central sweeping spiral ramp here), the temporary cardboard walls form functional and beautiful spaces within the building. Designed by São Paulo architects Daniela Thomas (renowned for her stage design) and Felipe Tassara, their aim was …

Cool Hunting Video Presents: Materials & Applications

Materials & Applications use a small Los Angeles courtyard to present innovative architectural experiments

Since 2002, nestled among boutiques and cafes in the popular Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake, Materials & Applications has been installing large-scale architectural exhibits in what amounts to a front yard. For episode 62, CH looks at some of the stunning works that have been shown there, from the attention-grabbing golden vortex of Maximillian’s Schell to last year’s interactive fountain piece. We also check out …

Tropolism: PIN-UP

Tropolism has been highlighting their favorite architectural magazines this week. Among the best (and a great gift to surprise the favorite architect on your list) is PIN-UP, a brand-new magazine that plays with the idea of architecture as eye candy and aims to go "behind the clothes" of architects to figure out what makes them tick. PIN-UP features articles on Jurgen Mayer H., Zaha Hadid, …