October 2011

Apologue

Apologue (Los Angeles) founder Tali Krakowsky recently curated a week of projects for AIGA’s Design Envy blog.

Krakowsky wrote about wearable computing in the form of a Solar Bikini by designer Andrew Schneider , an inflatable mobile music hall by artist Anish Kapoor , a media installation in the round by designer Ron Arad, a physical children's book that integrates an iPhone by Mobile Art Lab and a speculative Augmented Reality concept piece for the future of driving by Michael Harboun with Dassault Systems.

ASI Supports Breast Cancer Awareness

ASI (Dallas) is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October by raising funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Passionately Pink for the Cure campaign.

Donors can contribute online or by check or money order. To make donations, visit ASI at Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Passionately Pink. ASI's fundraising goal is $3,000, and the company is matching all combined donations raised throughout the month of October up to $1,000.

Christopher Chadbourne & Associates

Christopher Chadbourne & Associates (Boston) announced that as of October 2, it will no longer be taking on new work beyond the contracts for which it has submitted proposals in conjunction with architects and fabricators. President and CEO Chris Chadbourne says the company will remain open to fulfill outstanding contracts to clients such as the National Museum of the United States Army, the National Law Enforcement Museum, the Pink Palace, the U.S. Marshals Museum, and the United States Institute of Peace.

Frost* Design

photograph of Frost exhibition sigage in Everglades

Frost* Design (Sydney) recently completed a new signage scheme for Everglades in Australia’s Blue Mountains. The scheme incorporates a palette of subtle greens to complement the Modernist garden and historic house, providing context to the site’s history and key features. It is part of an upgrade to the National Trust-owned site that also includes a new visitor center by architects Lacoste+Stevenson.

Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

photograph of Museum of Art Education stairwell

Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership (New York) recently completed an architecture and design project for the Rubin Museum of Art Education Center in New York. The museum focuses on the Arts of the Himalayas, so Skolnick’s designs were influenced by the deep, saturated colors and patterns of the culture. The center includes an iconic elliptical stairway that uses a photo of Tibetan prayer flags applied to 3-Form resin panels.

Lorenc+Yoo Design - Three new Projects for Vanke

logo for Vanke Plaza

Lorenc+Yoo Design(Atlanta) recently completed three new projects for Vanke, China’s largest residential real estate developer. The projects included visual narratives, architectural jewelry, sculpture, signage systems, and gateways.

The firm also recently completed a trade show exhibit for Brookfield at ICSC’s RECON show and new signage programs for Four Winds Casino in Michigan and the Atlanta Financial Center.

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