Spring Summer 2010
The former musical wunderkind strikes architecture’s many keys.
Interview by Horacio Silva
Photography by Sean Michael Beolchini
MoMA’s chief architecture curator is one unapologetic bookworm.
Interview by Linda Yablonsky
Photography by Danielle Levitt
The architect of New York’s High Line Park is the man to call when architecture loses its erection.
Interview by Ben Widdicombe
Photography Alessio Boni
The polyglot design whiz has a weakness for ginger.
Interview by Caroline Roux
Photography by Andreas Larsson
The talking head of the Swiss architectural super duo likes the paradigmatic as well as the pragmatic.
Interview by Aric Chen
Photography by Matthieu Lavanchy
A rebel architect with a taste for zombies and outdoor sex.
Interview by Pierre Alexandre de Looz
David Benjamin Sherry captures the urban jungle of the famed Ford Foundation building in midtown Manhattan. Solid Objectives (SO–IL), relate the process behind their prize-winning design for this year’s MoMA/P.S.1 summer courtyard installation. Adrian Gaut sets out to find the perfect white box: a photographic study of eight New York galleries with no art (including Paula Cooper, Asia Song Society, Hauser & Wirth, Barbara Gladstone, Miguel Abreu, David Zwirner, Gagosian, and Matthew Marks). Payam Sharifi of Slavs and Tatars declares his love for an apartment in one Moscow’s Stalin-era Seven Sisters. Paul Haacke shares his memories of growing up in the Meatpacking District, along the Hudson River waterfront. (With photographs by Alvin Baltrop.) Dutch photographers Maurice Scheltens and Liesbeth Abbenes interpret the storied luster of Delft Blue porcelain. American Apparel creative director Marsha Brady rediscovers long hidden treasures of artist Carmen Spera. Noam Dvir introduces Israel’s new architectural sensation, Asaf Lerman. Natalie Neubauer-Muzicant illustrates the challenge of designing contemporary synagogues. Brooklyn design firm SITU Studio’s Solar Pavilion structures sparkle in special golden ink. Vitra’s collection of miniature chair design classics comes to life in a photography portfolio by Wyne Veen. Plus: the introduction of the PIN–UP Board, a smorgasbord of exciting things to do, buy, ponder, or simply look at.