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EDITION29 ARCHITECTURE NOTES ISSUE 002
This issue puts forth a collection of Los Angeles architecture from the last two decades. The buildings shown here define this era of architecture born of Los Angeles based architects who set in motion a worldwide movement which birthed the reimagining of what a building could look like. Contemporary architecture is no longer just rectangular boxes, it is beautiful juxtapositions of glass, concrete, metal and new materials joined together to give humanity new forms to congregate under and admire from far.
With over 150 pages of exclusive photographs, audio and video, this issue is made specifically for the architecture addict.
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PCH SERIES No. 1
In this Issue 003 we present the section of the Pacific Coast Highway from the Topanga Road to the Malibu City Limits, this part of the Highway was very instrumental in propagating the surf culture that emanated from the California Coastline. Here California native and Surfer Magazine’s legendary ex-editor Benjamin Marcus speaks about the history of the Malibu Coastline and the stories behind its unique surf scene.
We go visit local surf legend, ex-Mayor and Surf Shop owner Zuma Jay to hear about Malibu surf history and his role in it. We speak to the head of the Surfrider Foundation and record the story behind this foundations critical work with rehabilitating the health of beaches around the globe and the history behind its namesake Surfrider Beach in Malibu.
We look at artists from the local surf culture who populate the regions along this coast, giving a short documentary biography of the culture of this region.
The cover to this Issue is a photograph by Matthew Allen taken using the LOMO film camera, the soundtrack that plays in this Issue is the track EXPLORER by Kahuna Kawentzmann.
THE MAYOR OF SURF
After all the land had changed hands and all the buildings torn down and the small stores closed and the beaches proportioned and after all the merchants from the hills of Beverly had come down to claim their share of the sands of this little village, one small gem of a store still stands, guarded by the last authentic American Surfer, the last authentic Marlboro man, the last authentic councilman, the last authentic environmentalist, the last authentic Malibu native who served for two years as the last authentic mayor this piece of land will ever have.
This man grew up just up the road near a beach called ZUMA, they called him JAY so he took to the name ZUMA JAY.
Wolfgang came to this coast from Ecuador as a young man well acquainted with the South American Surf life. Here he planted himself near the PCH and for years practiced his art born from the love of the ocean and his time on the board. These are some of his paintings that elegantly place the waves above the sand and earth while slowly revealing the emotional content through precise strokes of the brush. Over the years, Wolfgang has become a part of the surf scene along the PCH and one of the most sought after artists capturing the Southern California waves.
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The NON PROGRAM PAVILION is exactly what it means, a pavilion without a specific program other than a gathering place for people, to listen to music, to gather for class, to gather for town meetings, for children to gather to mingle. It is an auditorium set along the beautiful southern Mediterranean coastline of Spain. When Spanish architect Jesus Torres Garcia working in Paris was commissioned this project by a friend, he was given a free hand to build a pavilion along the coast.
The architect studied the modern buildings he loved and analyzed a buildings relationship to the ground it stood on, from the La Villa Savoye in Paris by Le Corbusier, Farnsworth house in Chicago by Mies Van der Rohe to the works of Oscar Niemeyer. He then designed a building like a flower arising from the land. The building’s footprint on the ground is minimal and floats above wrapped in reflective glass and wood to maximize the visual influence of the nature that surrounds it.
Erl, a small village in Austria is set in the midst of lush green fields and beautiful mountains. Here in the middle of this picturesque setting is a white modernist concert hall built in the 1950’s. With the old hall not having adequate insulation for cold winter months, the village of Erl needed a modern addition to their treasured attraction.
The geometric and angular dark structure designed by DMAA is a sharp contrast to the semi circle shaped older concert hall, but is designed to blend into the landscape of rock formations behind it. This new Festival Hall while announcing its presence to the visitor with a bold modern look, brings indoor the essence of open fields via the large foyer space that then leads to the inner cocoon holding the concert hall. With the addition of this new sculptural hall, the village or Erl has had its wish fulfilled with a beautiful jewel box to open during the white Christmas seasons. The audio segment is part of an edited interview with architect Martin Josst of DMAA.
EDITION29 T HARDY
EDITION29 T HARDY takes a look at all the possibilities of an industrious gentleman. Gleamed from the essence of industrious men and women who toil to find a path and on finding it still keeps exploring. A cinematic journey searching for what makes today’s man a gentleman.
These are the stories of new businesses being created, new ideas tested, people put to work, changes in technology, changes in thinking, changes in techniques all applied by a constant stream of industrious thinkers and doers from a generation weaned on the connected universe with the latest information on tap and access to a world of customers available in an instant.
These are stories told by dreamers about their vision and how they are bringing it to life. These are the men and women who walk straight and look beyond while carrying their burdens, they are the true SALT OF THE EARTH.
Having spent his early years as an architect in the city of London, author and poet Thomas Hardy returned to Dorchester to write, and in 1886 he penned his novel ‘The Mayor of Casterbridge’, here he explores the industrious man in various incarnations, from missteps in life to taking hold of new opportunities to the loss of prosperity brought on by the inability to adjust to change, and the change maker who leaps to the new challenges with innovation and brings forth a refreshed industry with prosperity in spirit and profit.
The men and women presented here on T HARDY would be familiar to Thomas Hardy. The soundtrack that opens this issue is by the London DJ trio DARK SKY, a composition that incorporates segments of raw sounds from the streets of London and was created for a performance at the TATE MODERN. The cover to this issue is of the DEUS VENICE photographed by Noah Gentile.
DONALD Farfrae arrives penniless to CASTERBRIDGE and starts working for MICHAEL Henchard the richest man in town. Farfrae’s new techniques and understanding of technology soon allows him to leave Henchard and start a competing business. Not able to reinvent his business based on this new technology and techniques, Henchard loses his business and fortune while Farfrae thrives.
MICHAEL HENCHARD’S WILL
"That Elizabeth-Jane Farfrae be not told of my death, or made to grieve on account of me. "& that I be not bury'd in consecrated ground. "& that no sexton be asked to toll the bell. "& that nobody is wished to see my dead body. "& that no mourners walk behind me at my funeral. "& that no flowers be planted on my grave, "& that no man remember me. "To this I put my name.
FROM HIS NOVEL
THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE
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EDITION29 T HARDY takes a look at all the possibilities of an industrious gentleman. Gleamed from the essence of industrious men and women who toil to find a path and on finding it still keeps exploring. A cinematic journey searching for what makes today’s man a gentleman. THE SALT OF THE EARTH.
THE MAN FROM REDDIT
On January 18, 2012, two bills came in front of the United States Congress, the SOPA and PIPA, if passed, these two bills would have started a tidal wave of hurt for much of the prospering online economy and many of the online tech startups taking their first steps. Private citizen and REDDIT cofounder Alexis Ohanian took the offensive and helped defeat this draconian set of legislation that was shimmied in by the Hollywood lobby.
EDITION29 T HARDY starts with the story of David Haskell and Colin Spoelman, two college buddies from Kentucky. Colin tells us about the journey that took them from Kentucky to the heart of New York City to eventually start the Kings County Distillery, an amazing moonshine outfit now labeled as the oldest distillery in New York City. This is the story of the men working the stills one bottle at a time, this is raw sweat, every single drop that flows out of the stills is formed from their pure love of craftsmanship. This is the story of men from the heart of the American landscape hauling their ambitions, trekking their way to the distant city, beating down the streets, pulling on threads until a beautiful weave takes shape and a great story is born. These are the men bringing back the greatness of this country one haul of corn at a time, these men are the SALT of the EARTH.
Richard Worsham an architecture student came to look at the vintage moped systems that Devin Biek was working on and stayed on to assist. This wander into Devin’s workshop became a partnership to create small two stroke engine bikes in Goshen, Indiana. They now create handcrafted two stroke bikes that can be placed between a moped and a full on motorbike. This is the birth of an idea, the birth of an American story, in the middle of the American countryside, two friends fulfilling their passions with hard bone breaking work using their hands. This is the only way to make machines that last, this is the handiwork of two Americans, this is raw American quality tooling, made to last, made to be a legend.
AFTER THE BUSINESS MEETINGS ARE DONE. SHAKE YOUR POCKETS. TAKE THE LEFT OVER CHANGE AND GET A ROOM AT THE STANDARD. THEN BRING IN THE WOMEN.
Mimi Thorisson shuffled around the globe from Hong-Kong, Singapore, London to Reykjavik until she decided to lay roots in the native land of her mother. With a creative director as husband and a brood of kids and fox terriers, she pitched tent in the countryside of Medoc, France. From Medoc, Mimi has been documenting her life as mother and cook in superbly layered documentary photographs explaining her idyllic French country life structured around food and family.
These series of photographs and the accompanying duck confit recipe is from her elegantly illustrated blog Manger.
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EDITION29 THE IO / THE INTERNATIONALIST OBSERVER
EDITION29 THE iO is a stunning new collectible International Affairs Magazine crafted specifically for the Tablet platform, made of photographic stories, bringing into focus the new reality of the borderless world we live in and through documentary photography, sound, motion and text, presents stories about events, people, ideas, cultures, organizations, and creations that document our times.
The main focus of this Issue of EDITION29 THE iO is a groundbreaking collectible tome of photographic observations from present day CHINA as never seen before in a NEWS magazine. IN THE DAYS OF THE RISE OF CHINA is a series of stories composed of cinematic photographs, short films and audio interviews, shot and edited exclusively for this Issue.
The China stories start with the CCTV Tower in Beijing by the architectural firm OMA of the Netherlands, this building heralds the rise of the new China and can be seen as a symbol of all things new and modern in China, from the massive economic output that has suddenly metamorphosed, to the glittering new cities being raised in a supersonic timetable, to the superfast modern trains that are the envy of any developed Western nation, to the fashionable Western themed shopping centers that have risen to cater to the newly enriched Chinese. These are the days of the rise of China.
In the DOCUMENTING PEOPLE section of this issue we present a series of essays from five photographic documentarians taking us into the lives of everyday people that may not make the daily news cycle, but give us insight into a microcosm of happenings and culture that rarely get seen but are relevant in the debates that rage in this time of revolution and increased globalization.
During this age of revolution, Jon Guido Bertelli goes in search of the survivors of a revolution from the last century and documents the last of the Zapatistas of the Mexican Revolution. Brian Finke takes to the skies and delves into a symbol of globalization, the international Flight Attendants. Jane Hilton looks for the authentic modern American Cowboy and documents the rarely seen side of their private lives. As the issue of immigration gets sounded again in the last national elections, Michelle Frankfurter travels along the train tracks within Mexico to document the story of South American migrants as they make a growingly dangerous journey north to the promised land. As the new constitution is adopted in EGYPT, we get to learn about the Coptic Christians in Egypt who now seem to be further marginalized in this Muslim nation.
The EVENTS section of the magazine starts this journal with a couple of the seminal events that occurred in the last months of 2012. The winning of the American election and the drafting of the Egyptian Constitution and the events that led up to it as told by people on the ground.
CHINA CCTV TOWER
Eero Saarinen’s St. Louis Arch, the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge were not just structures for the local community, they introduced the world to a new awakening in each of these places and these local symbols eventually became icons belonging to a global community of humanity.
Such is the case of the CCTV Tower structure in Beijing, built during the awaking of a sleeping giant, representing the modernity this nation was embracing and a gateway to the greatness that is to unfold. The Dutch architects were given an impossible task.
As China started imagining the reimaging of its recently achieved place of influence as a newly minted economic mega force that had just uplifted over 300 million people from poverty to a middle class footing, the state institutions, as in all things in the modern China, reached out to the greatest brands in design and architecture to provide design ideas for creating a grand civic stage to proclaim all its achievements.
The internationally renowned architectural offices of OMA of the Netherlands were on the list of firms asked to submit ideas for a landmark office complex in Beijing to proclaim the new openness and grandeur of its communications arm, the gem that is its national broadcast TV network, CCTV.
The seminal building designed by OMA that emerged from this exercise is the loop shaped glass CCTV Tower building that dominates the skyline of modern Beijing and stands as a beacon for the new China professing transparency, and an icon of the new Chinese outlook in communicating to the rest of the world, that, we are now part of your world and we are moving ahead on a larger scale, and, at a faster pace than any nation has in the history of the world.
This edited audio segment is of architect David Gianotten, a partner in charge of ASIA for OMA, as he talks about the CCTV Tower building in Beijing.
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®EDITION29 HOUSED ISSUE A003
As we started interviewing architect James Teatum for an Issue on Modern London homes, the story of the Hidden London came to the forefront. Most of the modern residential designs that are being brought to life in the city are additions to Victorian homes that have long existed in the city. Secondly, the rarity of raw land to build on, have architects finding leftover spaces between existing buildings, thus many of the amazing modern residential structures being built are hidden from plain view.
The cover to this Issue is the WHITE GROUNDS PENTHOUSE by Guarnieri Architects, built on top of an old commercial warehouse like building neighboring the Tower of London and the SHARD, this stunning angular glass enclosed addition fits in geometrically to the existing structure while adding a modern but hidden crown to this much older structure.
We see the Hidden House by Teatum, the Secret House by Edgley Design and a spectacular metal and glass addition to a stately London house in the Lens House by Alison Brooks. The Rear Extension House by LBMV Architects and the Butterfly Loft Apartment by Tigg Coll gives us another look at the various dimensions of designed modern residences that find footing and augment the space previously crowded by the historic London dwellings.
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This first issue of EDITION29 HOUSED is a tribute to Modern American Homes and a showcase of the architect’s handiwork as seen through an extensive set of visual panoramas that can be experienced while listening to the commentary by each of the architects.
Starting with the Desert House in Santa Fe, New Mexico, by architects Ohlhausen DuBois designed specifically to showcase works of modern art by Ellsworth Kelley, Kiki Smith, and culminating with an embedded room in the center of the house as a piece of sculpture, the SKYSCAPE by artist James Turrell.
The Claremont House designed by the architect for his family, is set in between a row of traditional Chicago homes and stands out for its simple modern boxed elegance. This three story brick structure is punctuated with concrete, steel and zinc overtones with large sheets of glass that bookend the front and back of the home thus providing to people walking by a transparent box to peer into and see through the full length of the first floor.
This issue rounds out with the modern rural residence the Becherer House in Earlysville, Virginia, the long rectangular Northbeach residence on Orcas Island in Washington state that melds into the woods around it and the dual freestanding buildings that make up the Split house in Sagaponack, New York by architect John Keenen.
The cover to ISSUE A001 is of the Claremont House in Chicago.
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RETURN OF THE SURFER
One day this monkey came and sat on my back. I could not find the surf any more. THEN ONE DAY.
RETURN OF THE SURFER
The waves wash in and then leave. Cool slap of salt water on the skin. A lone horizontal body on a long board, paddling towards the far horizon. He sits up on the board. Searching. Searching. Paddling. Searching. Paddling. Searching. Searching for the wave. The sun beats down mercilessly.
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THE LONE SURFER
There are many.
Weaving in and out.
Find the line.
It’s all mine.
Just one on the board.
It’s all mine.
Just one on the board.
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THE SURFER'S PRAYER
The noise gets louder. The chatter. Endless. Endless. Endless. Alone. Confusion. Endless.
Now in search of the creation.
The surfer makes it to the water.
Your work is all around me. It surrounds me.
But I can't find it.
Lost. Shouldn’t be.
I pray that in your infinite being, you touch me.
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EDITION29 RETURN of the SURFER is a cinematic journal that documents the modern surf culture being reborn from the ashes of the DOGTOWN days when the wayward spirit ruled the essence.
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The Issue A001 and A002 will feature music by Seattle band LEMOLO as the soundtrack, with the ethereal indie-pop track ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN.
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EDITION29 ARCHITECTURE ISSUE 009 starts with a story from the Netherlands in the region of Goirle where Pieter and Thomas Bedaux, a father and son team of architects redefines the traditional saddle roof house and gives it a minimal modern spin and then adds a touch of drama with the addition of a moat like body of water that surrounds parts of the outer perimeter.
Habitats in this issue include the house in Cambeses, Portugal by architect Rui Grazina with its grand solid stepped pathway leading to the simple but solid main building. The wood slates wrapped Summer House by Judith Benzer is meant to be closed shut for most of the winter season and thus is designed to stand as a striped sculpture against the stark barren landscape of Southern Burgenland in Austria.
In the island of Formentera, architect Marià Castelló Martínez creates a simple elegant gem of a house plus office that is set atop a platform surrounded by an endless sea of wheat and barley fields. This issue continues with homes in Serra de Freita, Portugal to the semi-underground 2 level box in Hamburg, Germany by architect Timm Schonberg, and thus continuing in the tradition of bringing stunning architectural habitats from the far corners of the inhabited world.
The Cover to this Issue is of the House plus Office on the Island of Formentera with photographs by Jaime Sicilia, Lourdes Grivé, Marià Castelló, Estudi Epdse.
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When a renowned Danish architect decides to construct a new house for himself and his family, you get a structure that changes the habits of the inhabitants. The result is the stunning Rieteiland House by architect Hans van Heeswijks that was designed on a plot of land that is part of a newly established island at IJburg on the outskirts of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. Now instead of time at home dominated by watching media, the residents make time daily to enjoy the abundance of sunlight and nature that permeate the landscape seeping into the house. A glass façade covers the wall overlooking the water, while a moveable series of aluminum panels clad over the opposite side allows exposure to even more nature as needed.
Architecture firm Fran Silvestre proposes a landmark tower in Spain that incorporates windmills and solar arrays, a landmark that modifies its proportions depending on the viewpoint and the effect of the sunlight; revealing an element in a constant evolution. An engraved tower devoted to the wind. In Austria, a Wilhelminian Style Villa is converted to a modern office space by architect Michael Neumann.
From the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion in Snohetta with its carved wooden interior set within a minimal box to the perforated metal clad Raif Dinçkök cultural centre in Turkey, this Issue combs the four corners in bringing a collection of varied modern structures that deserve to be seen and heard about.
The cover image is of the Norwegian Wild Reindeer Centre Pavilion photographed by Ketil Jacobsen.
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Edition29 STRUCTURES Issue 003 lets the creators of great edifices tell us about their work through landscapes of great imagery. This Issue is in keeping with the Edition29 Architecture editorial Issues featuring modern structures from the far corners of the globe. In this Issue we start with the Birds Nest building that is part of the Tree Hotel Complex in Harads, Sweden. A compact habitat built high up on the treetop to resemble a giant birds nest, here the cozy modern and furnished interior space of this hotel structure is surrounded by an exterior wrapped in pieces of found tree branches and sticks from the woods nearby.
The Architecture firm RARE takes an old town hall in London and converts it into a striking new hotel by bridging the old with the new. The old stone structure of the building is combined with a perforated metal skin that immediately gives this vintage building a bridge to modernity.
The seminal story in this Issue is the Andalucia Museum of Memory designed by renowned Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza. This structure is divided into two spaces, a tall narrow rectangular tower and a circular walkway that spirals upwards in the courtyard outside the tower.
The short film in this Issue is of the Museo ABC in Madrid, Spain.
The cover of this Issue is of the Vanke Triple V Gallery by the architects Ministry of Design from Singapore. For this building in China, lead architect Colin Seah designed a striking red metal exterior to complement the colors of the grounds that surround it while standing out as a prelude to the modernity that is taking hold in this ancient land
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Edition29 STRUCTURES Issue 002 lets the creators of great edifices tell us about their work through landscapes of great imagery. This Issue is in keeping with the Edition29 Architecture editorial Issues featuring modern structures from the far corners of the globe. In this Issue we start with the colorful sheets of translucent panes that call attention to the simple but elegant Los Rosales School building in Galacia, Spain.
We take a look at a young group of architects in Poland who transform the interior of a Café in Lodz, Poland, with wave patterns cut out of a plywood like material and these patterns used to coat the interior to create a third dimension extrusion. We see a hybrid exoskeleton for a tall building concept in Miami that combines a concrete skeleton with embedded windmills to generate clean energy.
This Issue includes a short film on the design and production of the Branca Chair.
The Issue later concludes with the new Fifth Avenue Store for the Armani Group. The heart of the Fifth Ave space is a four-story gleaming white stairway that creates intimate habitats on each level for luxuriously intimate shopping experiences.
The Cover of this Issue is of the rendering of the unbuilt COR Project in Miami designed by architect Chad Oppenheim.
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This Issue 008 of EDITION29 Architecture continues with the spirit of the previous issues, showcasing modern houses from Sao Paulo to Nagoya, Japan. Architect Shigeru Fuse tells us about the concrete sculpture he created as the house in Akibo, with ultra modern sculptural interiors that seemed carved from cement walls. Architect Takeshi Hosaka brings abundant natural light into the Daylight House with glass blocks fitted onto the roof that make up segments of the roof providing rays of light into the house.
Canadian architect Michael Taylor creates a simple wooden cabin in the forested regions of Ontario as a private module for the owners of a larger compound. Several slanting roofs arranged to point in two opposing directions provide the small rooms of the Complex House their own independent roofs with abundant natural light seeping in, giving this design a look of two rows of roofs sheltering a family in a tiny plot of land in Nagoya created by the architect Tomohiro Hata.
The Desert House in Paradise Valley, Arizona is a 20 year old structure re-imagined and resurrected by Peter M. Koliopoulos to be a building in tune with its desert setting while also being a low impact construction with many recycled materials. The roof and the surrounding one acre plot was regraded to maximize capture of rainwater.
This issues rounds out with stunning residential structures by architect Robert Edmonds in Kenwood, California to the curved glass wall embedded Lake Lugano House in Switzerland by architect Jacopo Mascheroni.
EDITION29 CHINA INTERNATIONALIST COMING 2012
EDITION29® CHINA INTERNATIONALIST is the definitive magazine for the international community that provides an extensive look into the new CHINA. EDITION29® CI presents CHINA in its modern incarnation. A vast nation flowering into a global leadership role while discovering a destiny that in a time capsule of less than 20 years has brought over 300 million of its citizens into a modern self sufficiency. EDITION29® CHINA INTERNATIONALIST is a groundbreaking stunning cinematic presentation of visual documentation that shows what is happening there, and why. This magazine is a must collect present day archive of a great nation rising.
Edition29 DRIVER29. This magazine is for the motoring fan who wants an in-depth album of curated visual stories on their most desired motoring machines, races and the personalities behind them. With a full-fledged coverage made up of great photographs, video, and audio in an interactive package to collect and re-experience several times.
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ISSUE CHINA 001 of EDITION29 THE IO is a groundbreaking collectible tome of photographic observations from present day CHINA as never seen before in a NEWS magazine. IN THE DAYS OF THE RISE OF CHINA is composed of 400+ pages of cinematic photographs, short films and audio interviews, shot and edited exclusively for this Issue.
EDITION29 THE MUSEUM
EDITION29 THE MUSEUM is an exciting new visual magazine for the Apple iPad platform. This highly collectible magazine is a visual diary of the art that surrounds and influences us, and the stories behind the people who create these marvels that fill museums and galleries. This magazine is like a new editorialized Catalog that is a must collect for any museum visitor, art enthusiast, and collector.
Edited by Remi Carlioz, this first issue turns the spotlight on established artists such as Anish Kapoor, Sigalit Landau, Claude Lévêque and Michal Rovner, as well as younger figures like Mohamed Bourouissa. We also wanted to highlight some of the cream of recent and forthcoming architectural creations designed by some of the leading names in architecture, including, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, Ron Arad and the architects responsible for the Serpentine Gallery’s 11 pavilions. With exclusive and never released tracks from Keren Ann and Joakim as the sound for the story on the LOUVRE ABU DHABI and as the soundtrack for the Issue.
EDITION29 THE NEW ISSUE 002
The cover to this Issue of Edition29 THE NEW features lead vocalist SKYE and band co-founder Ross from the British band Morcheeba. In 1998 Morcheeba announced their entrance into the stratospheric heights of the musical realm with the hit tune THE SEA from their album THE CALM. 2003 saw the breakup of their group. Seven years later in 2010 they reunited with lead vocalist SKYE rejoining the Godfrey Brothers Paul and Ross to bring back the original magic that had cast a spell just a decade or so before. In the late spring of 2011, Morcheeba made it back to play once again in Los Angeles. Morcheeba let our team follow them for that one day in Los Angeles, from the moment the tour bus made its early morning stop in LA to the minute that evening when they walked on to the stage of the Music Box Theatre.
The seminal piece in this Issue features an extensive excerpt from the book KUSTERS ODO YAKUZA TOKYO with a cinematically photographed narrative by Belgian photographer Anton Kusters, who spent about three years to bring this project to fruition. These photographs and short video provide the first ever in-depth look at the life of the modern Yakuza, with an audio interview of Anton describing his years with the Yakuza and the story behind this luscious project. Artist Ernesto Caivano lets us take a peak at his graphite works on paper while he talks about them. Photographer Scott Toepfer records his translation of the great outdoors as seen from a variety of motorbikes. We have a long chat with renowned author Isabel Allende about the letter she started to her grandfather and the genesis of her first book THE HOUSE OF SPIRITS. In a world drowning in digital snapshots, Jeroen Pruijt buys an old Rollei 35 still film camera and documents the daily life of the Italian beach hamlet of Napoli.
This collectable magazine issue is a curated photographic panorama of scenes, commentaries and snippets from select films of the recent past and upcoming features. For the cinema fan, this issue is a time capsule of films that represent this era of the starting of tablet media. The issue begins with a look at an intense real life based Sundance winning Australian indie crime drama ANIMAL KINGDOM, then Nicole Holofcener’s PLEASE GIVE, followed by SCIFI action thriller INCEPTION, where director Christopher Nolan tells us a little about his visual mind bending extravaganza. We then get a look at the amazing French actor Vincent Cassel in what could be his seminal villainous role as criminal MESRINE in a two-part rollick of bank holdups and murder, spread over several continents. This issue is not about reviews, it is a place that shows off cinema and lets various related participants take us for a closer look at their world.
Issue 007 of Edition29 Architecture continues with a series of modern designed habitations from Japan to a forested area in Mexico. Japanese architect Kenichiro Ide tells us about his design of a weekend house in Takeo which he raised 4.6 feet above the ground using 29 metal columns, thus allowing the residents to have a better view of the mountains obstructed by the surrounding houses. Italian architect Lucio Serpagli tells us about the Louis Kahn inspired brick house he designed on a slope overlooking the lush agricultural region of Bedonia near Parma. Lithuanian architect Natkevi?ius tells us about his fireplace shaped cantilevered modern house in Utriai built for a family to enjoy the sight of vast expanses of the green lands that surround it. Chilean architect Nicolas Valdes talks about his white cubic structure along the Pacific shore.
Spanish architect Maria José Sáez Domingo from Fran Silvestre Arquitectos discusses the modern, elegant and stunningly stark white house jutting out from a mountainside overlooked by a castle that resides in Ayora near Valencia. The seminal story in this Issue is a small two- bedroom structure near a forested region of Cuernavaca in Mexico designed by architect Alfredo Raymundo Cano Briceño as an addition to the main house. Due to the very low budget of about $6,000, this addition was built with recycled materials acquired from left over’s from nearby constructions, a jumble of glass, plastic and wood that transformed the project into a building for children separated in distance from the main house and connected to it by a wooden bridge covered in transparent materials to blend into the forested surroundings.
The cover photograph is the Fran Silvestre designed house near Valencia taken by Fernando Alda and Juan Rodríguez.
Edition29 Architecture Issue 006 continues in the rhythm of the earlier Issues with a visual showcase of stunning, minimal and modern personal habitats from Portugal, North America, Japan, Finland to Mexico City. Featuring audio interviews with, Dutch architect Ben Van Berkel, American designer Michael Jantzen, architect Pedro Reis from Portugal, Canadian architect Brian Mackay Lyons, Mexican architect Derek Dellekamp and more.
Architect Ville Hara tells us about his Four Cornered house built to enjoy the acetic life on a remote Finnish Island, with no running water or indoor toilet, this solar powered modern building lets the habitants live in the middle of nature putting to use nature’s abundant resources. Japanese architect Kazunori Fujimoto talks to us describing the House in Nasu and its unique cement walled enclosure.
An iconic little building in upstate New York by Dutch architect Ben Van Berkel of the firm UN Studio was destroyed by fire in 2007. This house known as the VilLA NM was one of the first elegantly executed and internationally recognized reinterpretation of the Glass House and immerged at the dawn of the internet age as a prelude to an era of sculptural modernism. The cover of Edition29 Architecture Issue 006 pays tribute to this little gem that has temporarily fallen, but now lives on through the stunning photographs by Christian Richters.
Edition29 STRUCTURE Issue 001 lets the creators of great edifices tell us about their work through landscapes of great imagery. This Issue is in keeping with the Edition29 Architecture editorial Issues featuring modern structures from the far corners of the globe. In this Issue we take a look at Los Angeles architect Neil Denari and his condominium tower near the High Line in Manhattan. Wrapped in metal that was formed in Argentina and with glass shaped in China, this imported structure is an all American tale. Denari took a forgotten piece of unbuildable property and created a structure that cohabits with and strengthens its surroundings. Architect John Patkau talks about his firm’s design of a group of temporary light and moveable plywood sculptural shelters over the frozen river junction in Winnipeg, designed to shelter skaters from the harsh winter elements of the region and removable from the location as the river thaws later in the year. We look at a building from 1880 in Copenhagen that now serves as a neighborhood centre with an addition of an elegant raised glass box. Architect Todd Saunders tells us about the series of artist studios that were commissioned to be built on the remote Fogo Island in Newfoundland. The MOLO Design team shows us folding felt walls that unwrap into partitions that glow from the embedded LED lights. The highlight of this Issue are the two amazing short films by Associate Editor Vitor Gabriel from Portugal, one is the Paula Rego Museum by 2011 Pritzker Architecture Prize winner Eduardo Souto de Moura and the elevated pedestrian bridge by architect João Luís Carrilho Da Graça. The cover photograph is of the Fogo Island Artist Studios taken by Photographer Bent Rene´Synnevåg.
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The uncertain outcome when you first face the MRI machine that will scan your brain for possible damage hangs high like a guillotine over your head, will it be released or will the pardon come in time. You are all alone. This is about your brain. This is about the rest of your life. As high doses of electro magnetic pulses run through your head what goes on inside. The hammering sound from within the MRI brain scanner terrifies.
To one such patient this hammering is transformed into a rhythm, giving birth to new musical notes and ideas. They say it is POP, is it soft PUNK ROCK? is it an ethereal SOUNDTRACK? It is music. It is collaboration. She reaches out for a hand across the Atlantic to a quiet legend.
Critically acclaimed actress turned singer Charlotte Gainsbourg holds hands with the master sound sculptor and musical poet Beck in a production partnership that delivers soft words sung subtly over inventive semi orchestral sounds. It is experiments in musical notes that deliver for the listener.
The next few pages is a series of photographs and samples of audio and video from the sessions that evolved into the album IRM, the first real collaborative musical foray by Charlotte Gainsbourg. These short pieces of audio and video are taken from the documentary of the collaboration that was created as part of the IRM album.
Other visual stories in this Issue include a cinematic look at the seminal architectural design of 2010, the Seed Cathedral created by Thomas Heatherwick for the 2010 Shanghai Expo. A look at artist Li Wei and his work. Chilean nomadic artist Gianfranco Foschino has been called the modern day Vermeer of Chile by Charlie Finch of ArtNet, a clip from his video art is included in this story. An in-depth look at the ‘Winged Migration’ inspired visual landscape that unfolds in the first super high definition BIKE film “LIFE CYCLES”.
This magazine is a visual summary of amazing creators and a look at their works as can be only seen and experienced on a new medium like the tablet.
EDITION29 ARCHITECTURE ISSUE 003
In the Issue 003 of Edition29 ARCHITECTURE, the 5 continents theme continues with minimal structures from the Napa Valley in California to a young girl’s Playhouse in Poland. We speak to several of the architects about their work and include serene cinematic clips of the clean lined L shaped Atrium House in Valencia, Spain, designed by Fran Silvestre Navarro and his team. Architect Philipp Tschofen from Austria gives us a look at the innovative rural one room, glass, metal and wood draped addition he constructed for his family to augment the older cottage to which it is attached. The Brick House in Dublin is a small red brick abode that keeps design to the minimum and essential, while the 360 House is a visual contortionist at work, twisting a structural layout into a spiral home that more befits an exhibition space and thus explores the experimental edges of a definition for a house.
This issue pays homage to the simple, geometric structures showing us how small scale living can be at the same time very experimental, utilitarian and visually rewarding.