Architecture That Defies Death

The architect-couple Arakawa and Madelaine Gins who are responsible for the Reversible Destiny Lofts have a lot more in their ouevre of conceptual fountain-of-life-inspired structures. After we covered the whimsical apartment building they designed last week, Tropolism alerted us to an overview of the pair's "bigger and more outrageous projects" that appeared on Tropolism last year. The piece includes the life-enhancing apartment buildings, the colorful …

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, …

Tropolism: Implant Matrix Installation

Today Tropolism directs our attention to the futuristic work of architects-cum-sculptors Philip Beesley and Will Elsworthy who recently debuted their Implant Matrix installation at the electronic media arts center Interaccess' show "Scale" in Toronto. Made from a complex structure of pentagonal "geotextile" nodes that sense and react to the audience and over two years in the making, the organic form is lit from within. Go …