The folks at Airows turn us to this massive 500-acre estate owned by Steve McQueen. It features two separate structures and a massive garage. The 4,500 sq/ft Pioneer Moon Ranch was built by the King of Cool himself and “is situated next to some of the most amazing hiking and skiing in the USA. The price? Only $7.4 million—which is kind of a steal considering the land, construction, and history.”
For those not familiar, Edition29 ARCHITECTURE is a visually invigorating magazine made exclusively for tablets (iPad and Android/Kindle Fire) that focuses on showcasing the new generation of modernist architects and their creations through cinematic photographic storytelling. Each issue contains over 150+ pages of full screen photographs, audio commentaries, video, text and pages that are in motion. The magazine is now on its eighth issue and features some really rich content. The video below gives us a preview of the issue, running through some great highlights of the 150 pages in 30 seconds. Grab the iPad app here (iTunes link).
Moleskine has released “Inspiration and Process in Architecture”, a new series of cloth-bound monographs that look to explore the design process of various contemporary architects. With direction from Francesca Serranzanetti and Matteo Schubert, the works provide an intimate look into the creative process of an architect and emphasize the value of freehand drawing as part of the creative process. The first monograph series features four editions, each filled with interviews, bios and images from its respective architect: Zaha Hadid, Giancarlo De Carlo, Bolles+Wilson and Alberto Kalach. (via superfuture)
Though we reported on the release of LV’s Architecture and Interiors book a short while back, here’s a video from the Italian fashion house giving us a peek at what to expect. Rizzoli and Ediitons de La Martinière are set to publish the book on October 1 in two versions including a standard edition with pricing to start at $85 USD and a limited edition version with three monogrammed fabric slipcases that will run you about $130 USD.
WWD’s reporting that Louis Vuitton is releasing Louis Vuitton: Architecture & Interior, a new book that showcases the foundations and structures of its worldwide stores. The book will really dig deep with discussions on window displays and the label’s bag bars to much more in this 304-page book that will feature roughly 300 illustrations including some unpublished architect’s sketches and interviews with Peter Marino, Christian de Portzamparc and Jun Aoki.
Denmark’s Bjarke Ingels Group has been working on the 8-House project for quite sometime and now Arch Daily’s got a sneak preview of the happenings. 8H is a 62,000sqm innovation in housing with an interesting approach to mixed use. It features over 540 units for different configurations (single or family, young and elders, growing or shrinking families) are placed around a bow in the shape of an 8, mixed with commerce and community facilities).
Look for more images and a video featuring Bjarke Ingels of BIG after the jump. (more…)
Architect Stephan Jaklitsch has been behind some amazing properties, including a handful of Marc Jacobs locations. His book is titled “Habits, Patterns, Algorithms,” and it shows off the various projects Stephan Jaklitsch has completed between 1998 and 2008. Each project is presented with a description by the architect, as well as photos, layouts, and sketches.
Some images from the book after the jump. (more…)
While Microsoft is opening their first retail shop in the Midwest, Apple’s launching another location in New York City. Located in the Upper West Side, this Apple Store takes the company’s design vision to another level. It’s a much more open space, which makes it more welcoming. The highlight is the glass ceiling which really goes against the grain and shows the company’s innovative expertise. Adjectives and descriptions beyond this won’t suffice, so hit the jump and see the images. (via Kitsune) (more…)
Place for Trace is a trace holder for architects and a welcoming addition to any designer’s desk space. Enterprised by New York City-based O’Brian Muehleisen Architecture Studio, it can hold a standard roll of trace with room for up to 15 pens and pencils. Place for Trace is available in four distinct wood finishes, and although I’m no architect, this may end up being one of my future display pieces.
More images after the jump. (more…)
Located in Whistler, Canada, this contemporary property has all the bells and whistles (pun intended) needed to call this a dream home. This five bedroom beauty incorporates local stone, sandblasted fir, heated floors, open beams and floor to ceiling windows that frame a view of the village, Whistler and Blackcomb mountains and Fissile Peak. The amenities are plenty, from the gym and wine cellar to the two rooftop patios. To top things off, the home’s got a “chef’s kitchen and expansive entertainers’ patio, complete with a fireplace and hot tub.
Did we mention it’s on sale? Now, if only it were on this side of the border.
More images of the home after the jump. (more…)