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Fun and Games

While 2020’s Summer Games were a year late, the 2022 Winter Games are right on schedule. But not missing a beat means surprises—especially for the athletes. (Surprise number one: Their events are already complicated by politics, with the U.S. staging a diplomatic boycott—athletes will still attend; dignitaries will not—in protest of China’s human rights record.) Ski slopes that are being groomed at this moment on Xiaohaituo Mountain, in Yanqing National Park, about 60 miles north of Beijing, were originally scheduled to host a 2021 trial run. That was canceled, due to the pandemic. This month, skiers will be meeting the mountain for the first time. “None of us know it,” says Mikaela Shiffrin, 26, the alpine ski racer who has won two Olympic golds, “but what I’ve seen from the videos,…

Fun and Games

2023 Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Before you read a word, look at the pictures accompanying this story and answer this question: If the 911 GT3 RS carried a sticker price of $1 million, how long would you need to pick yourself up after you collapsed in laughter? Whatever your estimate, it’s likely fair enough on the surface. The 911’s enduring, insuperable popularity has encouraged Porsche to crank out as many derivatives of its 59-year-old sports car as its assembly lines can accommodate—and selling every one of them, mind you. Another year, another month, another week; ho-hum, look out, here comes another 911! People who don’t get it understandably hit the snooze button. If the average 911’s ubiquity is at least partially a result of its inherent goodness, the GT3 RS is the line’s bucket of dry ice…

Diseño al dente

01 UN MUNDO AL PLATO Esta preciosa pieza pone un toque mágico desde la pared de la cocina o la de cualquier ambiente de la casa. Es uno de los tres grandes platos decorativos de la nueva serie Panel, de Bordallo Pinheiro, que rinde un homenaje al rico universo de los azulejos bordallianos, empleando las técnicas y los motivos emblemáticos de esta firma portuguesa fundada por el artista, diseñador y ceramista Raphael Bordallo Pinheiro en 1884. El panel de azulejos, pintado a mano y decorado con cangrejos, está enmarcado en una aureola vidriada de color terracota. Este producto se realiza por encargo. bordallopinheiro.com 02 CON VETA CLARA La luminosidad es una de las prioridades en el diseño de la cocina Aitana, de Diomo, marca del Grupo Top Form. Y ésta se consigue aquí…

Diseño al dente
The quarantine bookshelf

The quarantine bookshelf

A year into the pandemic, readers know more than ever: the act of picking up a book can be transformative. When lockdown orders swept the U.S. beginning in March 2020, many turned to books to help escape—or confront—the unknown. Some readers favored light distraction, while others flocked to narratives that tackled pandemics head-on. Virtual book clubs kept readers connected, and rallying cries to support independent bookstores echoed around the Internet. While we were confined to our homes, books kept us going and allowed us to discover new worlds without going anywhere. To reflect on a year of reading in isolation, TIME asked nine fan-favorite authors to share the books that have brightened their days, provoked them or simply helped carry them through. CHARLES YU The National Book Award–winning author of Interior Chinatown…

2021 Maserati MC20

2021 Maserati MC20

A 621-hp mid-engine supercar that in form and function elbows the Ferrari F8 Tributo in the ribs, the 2021 MC20 is precisely the sort of car Maserati would never have been allowed to build a few years ago when the parent company still owned Ferrari. Reportedly developed in a company-record 24 months using virtual tools—including sophisticated dynamics simulators that allowed engineers to create and test fully digital versions of the car to 97 percent of final spec before constructing any prototypes—the MC20 is designed to be a supercar on the road and a race car on the track, development chief Luigi Sciarretta says. The clue is in the name—MC20 stands for Maserati Corse (Maserati Racing) 2020. At first glance the MC20 looks like a 21st-century mid-engine supercar on paper: carbon-fiber monocoque (designed…

Junya Ishigami: Building with Gravity, Greenerys, Lights, Inside and Outside Divisions

Junya Ishigami: Building with Gravity, Greenerys, Lights, Inside and Outside Divisions

Born in 1974, Junya Ishigami graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music and completed his master’s degree in Architecture and Planning in 2000. He worked at SANAA from 2000 until 2004, when he established the Junya.Ishigami+Associates. A variety of experimentations as on theory and knowledge make him unique. In response to its huge public success, the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain has just extended the end date of the exhibition ‘Junya Ishigami: Freeing Architecture’ to September 9. The exhibition presents the architect’s dreamlike world. In Japan, mastering tiny spaces is a survival principle. Limited space and over populated areas makes the urban fabric a living organism to be controlled and remade, replaced at any time. The turnover of private houses in Tokyo is of 27 years: it…

Review on the UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress

Review on the UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress

‘Soul of City’ The UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress (UIA 2017 Seoul) was held at COEX and DDP on from the 3rd to 10th of September. This congress, which is held every three years by the International Union of Architects (UIA) and is having its 26th reiteration this year, is a Europe-focused congress that has held 17 out of the previous 25 congresses (the first congress held at Lausanne, and the last congress held at Durban) in European countries. Korea is the third Asian country to hold the congress, followed by China and Japan. This congress was organised by the UIA along with the Federation of Institute of Korea Architects and the Seoul Metropolitan City, and an organisation committee was established for the UIA 2017 Seoul to deal with matters…

Finishing techniques

Finishing techniques

Finishing the ends of a kumihimo project can be done in several ways, and each method serves three primary purposes: • Provide a secure and sturdy way to attach a clasp or closure so you can wear your piece • Prevent the braid from coming undone — ever • Conceal the end of the braid Most of the projects in this issue use one of the following three finishing methods. Get familiar with them now so you know how to proceed when it’s time to finish your braids. Glue and end cap with loops or a magnetic clasp Magnetic clasps are great for finishing kumihimo ropes. Most varieties have a magnet on one end and an opening on the other, which is where the end of the braid is inserted. End caps have an opening on…

NANCY AND RICH KINDER BUILDING Steven Holl Architects A FAÇADE THAT CAPTURES THE CITY’S LIGHT AND LANDSCAPE

Bang Yukyung (Bang): This is the third building in the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) complex, built as a part of the redevelopment project of the institution’s Susan and Fayez S. Sarofim Campus. Can you describe how you began the project? Steven Holl (Holl): We were invited to participate in the design competition for the 2011 Redevelopment Project. Our two projects won awards at the competition: one was for the Glassell School of Art (completed in 2018) and the second was for the Nancy and Rich Kinder Building (completed in 2020, hereinafter Kinder Building). At the initial competition phase, we envisioned the expansions at the MFAH as part of an integrated campus. A key element in our master plan was the concept of moving all parking below ground, freeing up…

NANCY AND RICH KINDER BUILDING Steven Holl Architects A FAÇADE THAT CAPTURES THE CITY’S LIGHT AND LANDSCAPE

Leaf It to Us

Chorizo-and-Mustard-Greens Tacos 1 tablespoon thinly sliced garlic (from 2 cloves)3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided1 bunch mustard greens, stemmed and roughly chopped (6 cups)Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper12 ounces Mexican chorizo, casings removed½ cup finely chopped white onion, divided¼ cup finely chopped fresh cilantro stems, plus ¼ cup chopped leaves¼ cup salsa verde, such as Frontera, plus more for serving12 6-inch corn tortillasSour cream and sliced pickled jalapeños, for serving 1. In a large skillet, cook garlic in 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add greens; season with salt and cook until just wilted. Transfer to a plate. Add remaining 2 tablespoons oil, chorizo, ¼ cup onion, and cilantro stems to skillet; season with salt and pepper. Cook, breaking up chorizo with the back of a spoon, until cooked…

Leaf It to Us

Jul i den gamle bydel

Jeg holder meget af at pakke gaver ind og synes, de pynter så fint på trappen. Min søn kommer ned hver morgen i december og åbner en – det er så hyggelig en tradition.GABRIELLA ODORICO Hvem? Gabriella Odorico, som er grafisk designer hos FDB Møbler, og sønnen Vincent. Hvad? Et byhus på 125 m² fra 1870 i Dragør. Med et huskøb i Dragørs gamle bydel fulgte der for grafisk designer Gabriella Odorico et helt særligt juleansvar – at pynte op til højtiden med respekt for husets arkitektur og det omkringliggende område. I de karakteristiske og lave, gule huse, der ligger side om side på de brostensbelagte veje, er der nemlig tradition for, at beboerne gør noget ekstra ud af at lyse gaderne op på gammeldags manér, når kalenderen siger december. Heldigvis faldt det Gabriella helt…

Jul i den gamle bydel

I AM AN ARCHITECT

Establishing His Own Practice Park Jiyoun (Park): I looked at your Instagram before the interview and asked you about your architectural notebook, and now you’ve brought it along with you. It looks as if you made this notebook yourself. Lee Seungho (Lee): These notebooks contain all of my notes from the lectures I attended, books I read, and design ideas from the time when I was a student. It is divided by semester, and if you look at the middle, there are also the signatures of domestic and foreign architects received when I attended their special lectures. (laugh) I bought cheap pieces of paper and ring bound them. At first, I only had paper of A4 size, but later I personally cut the pages to make it easier for me to carry…

I AM AN ARCHITECT

POSCO CHANGEUP GROUND Jang Yoongyoo + Unsangdong Architects + POSCO A&C

Architect Jang Yoongyoo (Kookmin University) + Unsangdong Architects (Shin Changhoon) + POSCO A&C (Chung Hoon) Design team Unsangdong Architects – Kim Mijung, Yang Wonjoon, Ko Eunsol, Lee Changgeun, Han Narye, Cho Seoyeon POSCO A&C – Kim Donggeun, Kim Daeone, Kim Munhwan, Kim Hyeyoung, Lim Sungmook, Choi Hyeon, Lee Chungmi, Jung Dongjin, Choi Gwangyeol Location 77 Cheongam-ro, Nam-gu Pohang-si, Gyeongsangbukdo, Korea Programme education and research Site area 8,195.5m2 Building area 6,359.25m2 Gross floor area 28,372.62m2 Building scope B1, 7F Height 38.6m Parking 225 Building to land ratio 77.6% Floor area ratio 290% Structure steel structure, RC Exterior finishing insulated glass, steel pannel Interior finishing metal, stone, carpet tile, rember board Structural engineer Maar Structural E&C Construction POSCO E&C Mechanical and electrical engineer SIN IL E&C Design period June 2019 – Sep. 2020 Construction period Mar. 2020 – June 2021 Construction budget 70 billion KRW Client POSCO I hailed a cab from the train station to drive me to the Pohang University of Science and Technology. I was going to find my own way there…

POSCO CHANGEUP GROUND Jang Yoongyoo + Unsangdong Architects + POSCO A&C

Editor’s Note

I KNEW I’D RELIED on the same weeknight supper rotation for too long when my then 6-year-old turned to me mid-bite—a look of mild disgust in his eyes—and said, “Mommy, I’m done eating pasta.” He paused, then added: “Forever.” How did I get to a place where one of the most popular and plainest dishes gets cut from my child’s “approved foods” list? My interest in cooking has always ebbed and flowed; I go through bursts of intense weekend meal prep and weeknight pot stirring, followed by longer stretches of improvising with peanut-butter sandwiches, cereal, scrambled eggs, and takeout. My home-chef instincts were at an all-time high when my older son started solids. I made fruit and vegetable purees, combined them in distinct flavor profiles, froze them into cubes, and created a meal…

Editor’s Note

기로에 선 핵심인력: 3~4년차 이야기 Key Personnel Standing at a Crossroads: The Story of the Third or Fourth Years Employees

전중섭 푸하하하프렌즈 정은호 전 해안건축 정필란 간삼건축종합건축사사무소 하혜림 전 매스스터디스 Jeon Joongseob FHHH FRIENDS Jung Eunho former HAEAHN Architecture Jeong Pilran Gansam Architects & Partners Ha Hyerim former MASS STUDIES 전중섭은 단국대학교 건축학과를 졸업했다. 공간 디자인 스튜디오인 더퍼스트펭귄에서 2년간 근무한 후, 현재는 푸하하하프렌즈에 몸담고 있다. Jeon Joongseob graduated from the Department of Architecture at Dan kook University. After two years of working at THE FIRST PENGUIN, a spatial design studio, he is now working at FHHH FRIENDS. 정은호는 명지대학교에서 건축학전공 학사를 마친 후 2019년도부터 2022년까지 (주)해안건축 공동주택본부에서 실무를 경험했다. 현재는 유학 준비와 함께 LH청년정책 자문위원, 한독건축교류회(KDAA) 소속으로 활동 중이다. Jung Eunho graduated from Myongji University with a bachelor's degree in architecture and gained practical experience in the apartment housing department of HAEAH N Architecture from 2019 to 2022. While preparing to study abroad, he is…

기로에 선 핵심인력: 3~4년차 이야기 Key Personnel Standing at a Crossroads: The Story of the Third or Fourth Years Employees
2022 젊은건축가상 수상자 세 팀 발표 THREE WINNERS OF THE 2022 KOREA YOUNG ARCHITECT AWARD

2022 젊은건축가상 수상자 세 팀 발표 THREE WINNERS OF THE 2022 KOREA YOUNG ARCHITECT AWARD

7월 14일, 문화체육관광부가 올해 젊은건축가상의 수상자로 김효영건축사사무소(대표 김효영), 심플렉스 건축사사무소(공동대표 박정환, 송상헌), 카인드 건축사사무소(공동대표 김우상, 이대규)를 선정했다고 밝혔다. 이번 공모는 총 41개 팀이 지원한 가운데, 1차 서류 심사 2차 발표 심사를 거쳐 최종 세 팀을 결정했다. 2차 심사에서 김효영건축사사무소(「SPACE(공간)」 655호 참고)는 ‘건축의 관계 맺음’을 중요 가치로 꼽았다. 그의 건축은 서로 어긋나는 요구와 제약을 포용함으로써 사회와 관계를 다진다. 김효영은 이러한 태도가 녹아 있는 대표작으로 점촌 기와 올린 집, 압구정 근린생활시설, 문경 복터진집, 동해 폐쇄석장 리모델링, 인제 스마트복합쉼터 리모델링을 설명했다. 이에 심사위원회는 “경직되고 척박한 한국 현대건축에 유희적 참조와 차용을 거침없이 사용해 건축 내부에 담론과 마찰을 유발하는 낯설고 새로운 건축의 가능성을 보여준다”고 전했다. 심플렉스 건축사사무소는 네 작품을 발표했다. 리버티 라운지(「SPACE」 596호 참고)는 증개축 작업으로 커튼메시를 통해 새로운 인상을 부여하고, 종암 스퀘어(「SPACE」 644호 참고)는 고가 하부에 공공 공간을 조성한 작업이다. 이외에도 목동의 파리공원에 커뮤니티센터를 신축한 살롱…

WHERE DOES THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM GO FROM HERE?: M+

WHERE DOES THE CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM GO FROM HERE?: M+

On the 11th of November, 2021, the international contemporary visual art museum M+ opened in Hong Kong. It took fifteen years for this project to be realised since the establishment of museum was confirmed in 2006. What does this contemporary museum look like, a project in which numerous parties have engaged over many years? And what topography of display will be drawn in the future? Let’s consider the processes behind establishing an art museum as an institution and building a distinctive physical space through two interviews with Doryun Chong (deputy director, M+) and Wim Walschap (partner, Herzog & de Meuron). The Operation and Direction of M+: More than Museum Choi Eunwha (Choi): M+ is the first global museum in Asia to address ‘contemporary visual culture’. What is the role and identity of…

PERMEATING LITTLE BY LITTLE: LEE HAEDEUN AND CHOI JAEPIL

I AM AN ARCHITECT ʻI am an Architectʼ was planned to meet young architects who seek their own architecture in a variety of materials and methods. What do they like, explore, and worry about? SPACE is going to discover individual characteristics of them rather than group them into a single category. The relay interview continues when the architect who participated in the conversation calls another architect in the next turn. We Live in an Old House in an Old Neighbourhood Choi Eunhwa: You are use a hanok in Seochon as both your office and home. When did you settle down here? Choi Jaepil: The first time we came to Seochon was when we were working at Samuso Hyojadong, an architectural firm. Then we went to Japan to study, and when we came back to…

PERMEATING LITTLE BY LITTLE: LEE HAEDEUN AND CHOI JAEPIL
다시 기로에 선 땅: 오픈하우스서울 특별 강연 ‘다시 보는 용산’ STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS AGAIN: OPENHOUSE SEOUL SPECIAL LECTURE ‘RELOOKING AT YONGSAN’ NOMALx + CLIENTS = NOMALANCE

다시 기로에 선 땅: 오픈하우스서울 특별 강연 ‘다시 보는 용산’ STANDING AT THE CROSSROADS AGAIN: OPENHOUSE SEOUL SPECIAL LECTURE ‘RELOOKING AT YONGSAN’ NOMALx + CLIENTS = NOMALANCE

올해로 9회를 맞은 도시건축축제인 오픈하우스서울은 대한민국 건축주간 2022와 연계한 특별 강연 ‘다시 보는 용산'을 지난 10월 10일 용산공원 부분 개방 부지 내 5511동에서 개최했다. 이번 강연은 러일전쟁 이후 일제강점기를 거쳐 현재까지 용산공원 부지 일대가 형성된 내력과 장소성을 살피고, 최근 대통령 집무실 이전으로 가시화된 쟁점을 살펴보기 위해 기획됐다. 강연을 맡은 안창모(경기대학교 교수)는 ‘용산과 용산공원, 바로 읽기’라는 주제로 용산의 지리적 특성과 역사적 변천 과정을 시대별로 구분해 자세히 소개했다. 먼저 조선시대 때 용산이 한양의 군사적 완충지대이자 한강 나룻터로 이어지는 물류 거점지로서 수행했던 역할을 설명하고, 러일전쟁 이후 경인철도가 놓이며 일본군 병영을 중심으로 도시 공간이 재편된 과정을 추적했다. 용산역의 출입 방향이 병영 쪽으로 바뀌고, 용산역 주변 도로 또한 조선 총독 용산관저와 병영으로 이어지는 방사선 구조로 개설되는 등 용산 일대는 병영을 위한 배후지로서 시가지화되었다. 광복 이후 미군이 주둔하면서부터는 일본군 시설을 수용하여 기지가 형성된 과정을 소개했다. 메인…

THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING VACATION RENTAL

TIPS AND TRICKS TO HELP YOU TRAVEL SMARTER “IN RETROSPECT,” says Melany Robinson, “the pricing was too good to be true.” Robinson, a hospitality publicist and seasoned traveler who lives in Birmingham, Alabama, was surfing Craigslist in the summer of 2020, looking for a ski-season rental in Park City, Utah. She came across a five-bedroom, five-bath chalet with panoramic views, a wood-burning fireplace, and an outdoor deck complete with a hot tub. It looked perfect for her family and was available for her dates in February and March of this year. Robinson e-mailed the contact listed and quickly heard back from someone calling himself Thomas. Using public records, she matched that name with the property’s deed holder and began discussing rental terms. Thomas promptly answered all her questions, and, in July, she…

THE CASE OF THE DISAPPEARING VACATION RENTAL
Hands On With the OnePlus Watch: Lots of Promise for Just $159

Hands On With the OnePlus Watch: Lots of Promise for Just $159

I’ll admit, I was pretty skeptical before unboxing the first smartwatch from OnePlus, aptly named the OnePlus Watch. At $159, it’s less than half the price of our Editors’ Choice winner, the Apple Watch Series 6 (which starts at $399). And while it doesn’t work with iPhones, it offers many of the same features as Apple’s market-leading wearable. So far, my skepticism appears to have been unfounded. The OnePlus Watch offers a large color touch screen, built-in GPS, 2GB of storage, a 402mAh battery that promises two weeks of power, and the ability to make and receive calls. It also has plenty of health and fitness features, including support for more than 110 workout types, automatic workout detection for jogging and running, rapid-heart-rate alerts, guided breathing exercises, stress detection, and the…

Biden Needs Architects, Not Mechanics

I voted for Joe Biden in 2020 and was relieved when he was elected president, but I worried that Biden and his team of non-rivals wouldn’t be up to the task of designing a foreign policy and grand strategy for the 21st century. The obvious danger was that they’d fall back on the various nostrums, sound bites, and policies that may have worked well during the Cold War but have mostly failed ever since. Remember what the administration said it would do? It was going to revitalize the United States’ alliances and unite the democratic world against the rising tide of autocracy. It was going to focus laser-like on China and win that competition for primacy. Climate change was going to be a top priority. The United States would also rejoin…

Biden Needs Architects, Not Mechanics
Putin’s War Is Europe’s 9/11

Putin’s War Is Europe’s 9/11

On the morning of Feb. 24, as Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, German army chief Alfons Mais got up and wrote on LinkedIn that he had “never ever expected to experience war again” in Europe. After years of budget cuts, he observed, the Bundeswehr, Germany’s military, “stands naked. The options we can offer our government to support the [NATO] alliance are extremely limited.” Only three days later, on Feb. 27, after Putin had put his nuclear deterrent forces on alert, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz committed an extra 100 billion euros (around $112 billion) to his country’s 2022 defense budget. In another major turnaround, he also authorized third countries such as the Netherlands to ship German-made defensive weapons to Ukraine, and he supported a call for the…

mike conner vs. the pain

mike conner vs. the pain

MIKE CONNER SITS IN HIS TRUCK ATOP A HILL IN BORING, OREGON, WHERE HE can feel the summer breeze through the window and see the sun at its meridian over the fields and the snowcapped tip of a distant Mount Hood poking into a cloud-dotted sky. He sits here and thinks about cutting off his feet. His legs are barely his anymore—just fused cadaver bone and metal. Nearly half of sixfoot-four, 225-pound Mike is steel and titanium: the majority of his legs from his knees down, his shoulder, his elbow, his wrist, his back, and his spine. It starts in his soles and his mangled toes, which are missing knuckles. It surges up his ankles, which he can barely flex—they’re just bone on bone, no joints, no cushion—up his atrophied legs, where…

CrystalConnect by Crystal Cable Art Series Da Vinci Speaker Cable, Interconnect, and Power Cords

CrystalConnect by Crystal Cable Art Series Da Vinci Speaker Cable, Interconnect, and Power Cords

No matter who makes them, cables, interconnects (analog and digital), and power cords aren’t a whole lot of fun to use or review. Unlike sexy electromechanical objects such as Kostas Metaxas’ Tourbillon tape deck or Tetsuaki Aoyagi’s DS Audio Grand Master optical cartridge or Alfred Vassilkov’s Estelon × Diamond Mk II loudspeakers, they cast no instantaneous spells and work no enduring charms. Yeah, you have to lay hands on them to install them, but once set up they just lie there on the floor like sleeping cats, waiting to trip you up and send you sprawling. They have no moving parts; they don’t decode or transduce signals; they don’t even light up at the press of a button—they have no buttons to press. And yet, as all of you can…

J.Sikora Standard Max Turntable

J.Sikora Standard Max Turntable

It’s no secret that listening to LPs can be addictive. In her comic novel, The Pursuit if Love, Nancy Mitford depicted Lord Alconleigh, a thinly disguised version of her aristocratic father, as an eccentric who began each day at 5 a.m. by loudly playing his favorite phonograph records—“Drake Is Sailing West, Lads,” the mad scene from Donizetti’s Lucia Di Lammermoor, or “Lo, Hear the Gentle Lark,”—before striding onto his lawn and cracking a stout Canadian whip. Then there is the example of the novelist Kingsley Amis, who wrote in 1945 to the poet Philip Larkin that “writing to you is one of the two things I like doing….The other is playing jazz records.” Three years later, when Larkin visited Amis and his wife Hilly, the two chums, both of whom…

Blood Work

Blood Work

Late one night in 1982, a Yale University medical student named Martin Yarmush witnessed a harrowing scene at a local hospital. A toddler was admitted, and several nurses attempted to insert an IV needle into one of the child’s tiny veins. Each time they missed the vessel, the child screamed more shrilly, and the mother grew more worried. There has to be a better way, thought Yarmush, now a professor of biomedical engineering at Rutgers University. The incident changed his outlook on medicine. Thoroughly unnerved by the anguish he’d witnessed, Yarmush started to imagine what would happen if the process of drawing blood could be automated. At the time, automation was found primarily on assembly lines for cars, where robots were so powerful and dangerous that they were bolted to the ground…

TOUCH POINTS

TOUCH POINTS

Several years ago, Sushma Subramanian was procrastinating on her work when she noticed her desk was a bit wobbly. It was a rather mundane moment, she recalls. But as she began to fiddle with the tabletop, the science journalist found herself noting how the experience felt: the grain of the wood against her fingers, the pinching of her skin and the sensation of her muscles straining to lift the desk. As Subramanian explains in her book, How to Feel: The Science and Meaning of Touch (Columbia University Press, 2021), it was a moment when she began to consider how little she knew about this multifaceted sense. The questions kept forming, eventually leading Subramanian to write an article for Discover in 2015 about the development of tactile touch screens. In her latest work,…

THE HIGHEST-PAID ENTERTAINERS

1. Peter Jackson • $580 mil The Lord of the Rings director became a billionaire in November when he sold part of his visual-effects firm, Weta Digital, to Unity Software for $1.6 billion, about 40% of it in cash. 2. Bruce Springsteen • $435 mil (See story, page 15.) 3. Jay-Z • $340 mil The hip-hop mogul cashed out stakes in music streamer Tidal and the Armand de Brignac champagne brand. 4. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson • $270 mil About 25% of his earnings came from starring roles in films like Jungle Cruise and Red Notice; most of the rest came from his buzzy tequila brand, Teremana. 5. Kanye West • $235 mil He earns most of his money from a multiyear deal to design Yeezy sneakers for Adidas. A jacket and hoodie designed for the Gap arrived last…

THE HIGHEST-PAID ENTERTAINERS
8 amazing iPad apps

8 amazing iPad apps

Learn an instrument fender.com, gibson.com 1 Fancy being a guitar hero? Guitar makers Fender and Gibson both offer apps that’ll teach you to play like legends, and both have free trials – 7 days in the case of Fender and 14 for Gibson. They’re both brilliant apps for teaching guitar (and in the case of Fender, ukulele and bass too), but before you hand over your card details make sure you check out GarageBand first. GarageBand’s Smart Instruments enable you to mess around with guitars, basses, pianos and synths, and if you go over to your Mac you can download free guitar and piano lessons too. If there’s a specific song you’d like to learn, head over to ultimate-guitar.com where you’ll find guitar, ukulele and piano tabs and often video too. Learn to DJ algoriddim.com/djay-ios 2…

VIKINGS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

VIKINGS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Kringla heimsins, sú er mannfolyt byggir… These are the words that open the 13th-century History of the Kings of Norway. Written in Old Norse (the language spoken in medieval Scandinavia), it means “The orb of the world, which mankind inhabits.” Penned by an Icelandic chronicler, Snorri Sturluson, the History is an important source on the Vikings, who held Europe in thrall from the eighth to the 11th centuries. Their trading and raiding sent them to the far horizons of that “orb,” sailing west to Britain, then Greenland, and even reaching North America. As well as their infamous brutality, Viking success depended on navigational skills, essential not just to navigate Europe’s rivers and Atlantic coastline, but also to venture south from their homeland all the way to the Mediterranean: “That great sea,”…

F-117S OVER BAGHDAD

F-117S OVER BAGHDAD

On January 16, 1991 Nighthawks unleashed their stealth capabilities and Guided Bomb Units (GBUs) on Baghdad and some of the most heavily defended airfields in Iraq. During the “43 Day War,” F-117As of the 415th and 416th Tactical Fighter Squadrons flew nearly 1,300 sorties under the command of Col. Alton Whitley. Col. Whitley flew a lot of the missions and recalls, “These airfields were jammed tight with aircraft, mostly fighter types. Part of the mindset of Iraqis had been brought by the fact that Iran hadn’t been able to penetrate their defenses and bomb the aircraft parked at the airfields. Early in the conflict, we flew a lot of missions against these hardened aircraft shelters with ordnance that did not work [the GBU-10]. We were tasked to go against these targets…

Couture Beauty

동화 일러스트레이터 어머니의 영향으로 어릴 때부터 그림을 그렸다. 어떤계기로 패션 디자이너를 꿈꾸게 되었나 중학생 때 우연히 TV에서 샤넬 오트 쿠튀르 쇼를 보았는데, 그때 받은 충격을 잊지 못한다. 내가 상상하던환상의 세계를 늘 평면적인 그림으로 표현했는데 무대 디자인과 조명, 모델, 드레스들이 어우러진 샤넬 쇼를 보면서 패션을 통해 내 상상이 현실이 될 수 있다는 걸 깨달았다. 그 후 시즌마다 컬렉션 북을 모으고 스케치 연습도 하면서 꿈을 키우다가 센트럴 세인트 마틴스 입학을 위해 런던행 비행기를 탔다. 카디 비, 마일리 사이러스 등 스타들이 미스 소희의 졸업 작품이자 데뷔작인 꽃을 닮은 ‘만개한 소녀’에 매료되었다. 무엇을 상상하며 만들었나 나는 늘 자연물에서 많은 영감을 받는다. 특히 꽃을 좋아하는데, 순수하면서 화려한 꽃의 매력을 탐구하고 싶었다. 오묘한 색감의 조화나 풍성한 실루엣, 장식처럼 화려한 수술 등 꽃이 지닌 특징을 의상에 집약시켰다. 바로 이 의상이 <러브>…

Couture Beauty

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Here’s the short version of our review of the new Chevrolet Corvette Z06: It’s the best American sports car ever made. How can we say this so definitively? What about the Ford GT? What about the Dodge Viper ACR? You know we’ve driven, tested, and tracked them, and they’re both great cars. And each is a Le Mans winner in its own right (though Corvette Racing has more wins than the two of them combined). The 2023 Z06 is better. As much as there is to talk about with the C8 Z06, we must begin with the sacrilegious dual-overhead-cam, flat-plane-crank V-8 engine. No, it doesn’t burble like a cross-plane-crank V-8, because it isn’t one. It does, however, make more naturally aspirated power than any production V-8 in history. We’re talking 670 American…

2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE REALISED IN LOW-TECH

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE REALISED IN LOW-TECH

Sachin Rastogi co-principal, Zero Energy Design Lab × Bang Yukyung Bang Yukyung (Bang): This project is a domitory for a university in Gurugram, a satellite city to Delhi in northern India. After completing the Boys Hostel Block in 2017, Zero Energy Design Lab (ZED Lab) also carried out design of the Girls Hostel Block. What did you focus on when you designed in this project? Sachin Rastogi (Rastogi): The primary design challenge was to create a secure hub for the girls—a campus within a campus that would fit into the urban master plan of a university campus that did not restrict movement, while establishing a connection with the outdoors. The hostel was expected to be home to approximately 130 students, with dorm rooms spread across four levels in addition to hosting ancillary…

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

The new 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class will be a force to be reckoned with when it reaches American shores in both S 500 and S 580 forms sometime in the first half of 2021. The new platform extends the Benz’s wheelbase by 2.0 inches, most of which translates to additional rear seat space. The S-Class’ body is stretched 1.3 inches in length and gains 0.4 inch in height. Mercedes recommends every driver create a profile to automatically load preferences for everything from audio levels and frequent navigation destinations to climate settings and seat position. You can activate yours by a fingerprint swipe, facial or voice recognition, or a PIN, and up to seven profiles can be stored, with the car’s owner able to restrict how much access other profiles have to vehicle settings. All…

New neighbors

New neighbors

BRADLEY FREEMAN JR. WAS DOING SOME CHRISTMAS SHOPping at Target when he got the email. Glancing down at his phone, all he could see was a preview: “Hey Brad, thanks for taking the time to audition for us …” He immediately assumed he had been rejected. Then he read the rest. “I had to read it over, like, seven different times to make sure that I actually got the part,” he says. “I say yes, and then I realized I didn’t actually type anything so I had to send a second email and say yes and then texted—I was like, ‘Just making sure you know that I accepted this part.’” The part—the one that had him “hyperventilating in the middle of Target”—is the puppeteer for Wesley Walker, a new Black Muppet who, along…

A LIVING TYPOLOGY IN BANGKOK: CHAT ARCHITECTS

Chatpong Chuenrudeemol received his bachelor of arts degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley and completed his masters of architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. He worked at Fernau + Hartman Architects in Berkeley and office dA in Boston. After returning to Bangkok in 2001, he founded his studio, CHAT Architects (CHAT Lab), in 2012. Deeply fascinated by Bangkok’s mixed characteristics (beauty and ugliness), he aims to capture the true nature of Bangkok and revitalise it through ‘Bangkok Bastards Research’. Park Changhyun did his M.Arch and at the Graduate School of Architecture, Kyonggi University. He is currently the principal at a round architects. He won the 32nd KIA Award for his SKMS Research Lab, the Seoul Metropolitan City Architecture Award for his Joeun Sarangchae, and the Kim Swoo Geun Preview…

A LIVING TYPOLOGY IN BANGKOK: CHAT ARCHITECTS

SNOW WHITE (NI.1511) Nam Soohyoun + KDA partners CONTEXT,CONTRAPOSTO AND INSTITUATIONAL INNOVATION

Architect Nam Soohyoun (Myongji University) + KDA partners (Lim Jaeeun) Design team Lee Kiyoung, Kim Youngjae (KDA partners) / Cho Seunghyun, Lee Hyejin, Moon Junghun, Jung Bongsu, Kim Jihee (supernamstudio in Myongji University) Location 27, Dosan-daero 67-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea Programme neighbourhood living facility Site area 268m2 Building area 160m2 Gross floor area 735m2 Building scope B2, 5F Height 20m Parking 5 Building to land ratio 59% Floor area ratio 190% Structure RC Exterior finishing mortar, exposed concrete Interior finishing exposed concrete, waterbased paint, epoxy finish floor Structural engineer Jeongwon Structure Engineer Construction Kiro Construction Company Mechanical and electrical engineer Naro E&C Design period Oct. 2018 – June 2019 Construction period June 2019 – Feb. 2021 Construction budget 2 billion KRW Client Lee Yunjung, Ahn Soonchan edited by Park Semi photographed by Chin Hyosook materials provided by Nam Soohyoun, KDA partners Louis Kahn stated that the value of a building becomes tangible when…

SNOW WHITE (NI.1511) Nam Soohyoun + KDA partners CONTEXT,CONTRAPOSTO AND INSTITUATIONAL INNOVATION

BECOMING GROWN-UPS: KIM JINHYU, NAM HOJIN

I AM AN ARCHITECT ʻI am an Architectʼ was planned to meet young architects who seek their own architecture in a variety of materials and methods. What do they like, explore, and worry about? SPACE is going to discover individual characteristics of them rather than group them into a single category. The relay interview continues when the architect who participated in the conversation calls another architect in the next turn. We Are Working on a Building of Our Own Design Kim Yeram: You have settled down in Sinsa-dong. Kim Jinhyu: Most of my family lives nearby, so naturally I came to Sinsadong and to this neighbourhood. Kim Yeram: You stay in a building you designed yourself, Quad (2019). Was this originally planned as a residential space? Nam Hojin: Right. The fifth floor, where we work, was…

BECOMING GROWN-UPS: KIM JINHYU, NAM HOJIN
INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AHMEDABAD (IIMA) DOMITORIES LOUIS KAHN

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AHMEDABAD (IIMA) DOMITORIES LOUIS KAHN

Architect Louis Kahn Location Sargam Marg, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, Gujarat 380015, India Completion 1974 1974. Completion 2020. 12. 4. IIMA Issues EOI for the Comprehensive Design of Student Housing on Old Campus 2020. 12. 22. Louis Kahn’s children sent 1st letter 2020. 12. 23. IIMA announced demolition plan of 14 buildings out of 18 student housing 2020. 12. 25. Prem Chandabarkar released 1st open letter ▶ , 2nd (26th) 2020. 12. 26. Architectural Review published an article written by William Curtis who opposed to demolition 2020. 12. 27. ICOMOS India issued a letter ▶▶ 2020. 12. 28. Architectural Review started a petition ▶▶▶ 2020. 12. 30. Louis Kahn’s children sent 2nd letter ▶▶▶▶ 2020. 12. 31. Sarosh Anklesaria submitted Expert Report ▶▶▶▶▶ 2020. 12. 31. Glenn Lowry and Martino Stierli (MoMA) released a letter 2021. 1. 1. IIMA withdrew demolition plan 2021. 1. 7. Edmund Sumner, architectural photographer, shared images of IIMA in Dezeen From Prem Chandavarkar's 1st Open Letter I…

Light - Frames, Butt Joints and Gable Roofs: The Strength of Architecture as Civilisation

Let us begin with a brief introduction to light-frame construction. Its genesis can be found in nineteenth-century balloon framing, a construction method based on light-skeleton walls erected by nailing together precut, slender dimensional lumbers. Compared to traditional heavy-frame constructions, it can be built in a relatively short time period through unskilled labour, which ultimately led to its use in the mass supply of housing. On the other hand, it also meant a break from the long tradition of structural joints and the tectonic expressions of heavy-frame construction. If the achievement of mankind is divided into civilisation, a social construct largely influenced by science and technology, and culture, a product of the corresponding mental activities and artistic will to expression, the appearance of the balloon frame could be considered a kind…

Light - Frames, Butt Joints and Gable Roofs: The Strength of Architecture as Civilisation
Question 2: Can We Replace the Materials Most Frequently Used by Our Building Industry?

Question 2: Can We Replace the Materials Most Frequently Used by Our Building Industry?

Some of the materials use are considered irreplaceable in terms of the building process. Concrete, iron, and aluminium are such cases, used over a long time because of the ease of their production and construction. However, lots of carbon is emitted in the mining and manufacture of raw materials to obtain these materials and to transport them to construction sites. According to data released in 2020 by Architecture 2030, a nonprofit architectural organisation established to cope with the climate crisis, the amount of carbon emitted by concrete, iron, and aluminium accounts for about 23% of the annual carbon emissions on earth. With a growing social consensus that this fact should be taken more seriously, the number of materials that consider carbon reduction is on the rise, with performance comparable to…

THE HAPPY PLACE

“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.”JOSHUA BECKER MAKE IT HAPPEN! If you feel stuck in a rut with work, relationships or even just your motivation levels, a vision board is a great way to kick-start new beginnings. Start with a large A3 piece of card or paper, and gather any photos, magazines or books you‘re happy to cut up. What does your ideal life look like? Start to piece it together – pictures of your dream home office, you when you’re most happy and confident, an advert for a job you'd love to do… anything that captures your imagination. Display it somewhere visible, or keep it next to your bed to look at regularly. As you visualise the life you want,…

THE HAPPY PLACE

SCRUBBING AT THE BOUNDARIES: HWANG DONGWOOK

I AM AN ARCHITECT ʻI am an Architectʼ was planned to meet young architects who seek their own architecture in a variety of materials and methods. What do they like, explore, and worry about? SPACE is going to discover individual characteristics of them rather than group them into a single category. The relay interview continues when the architect who participated in the conversation calls another architect in the next turn. It Divides into Two Choi Eunhwa (Choi): Your work occupies a broad spectrum in terms of fields and forms. The fields encompass architecture, technology, and art, and the forms are diverse, from space-based work to virtual images, videos, and research. I’m curious about how you embarked on your practice. Hwang Dongwook (Hwang): In 2016, I began a one-person office called ‘Building Laboratory Architecture’. The…

SCRUBBING AT THE BOUNDARIES: HWANG DONGWOOK
ABOUT BOOKS ON ARCHITECTURE

ABOUT BOOKS ON ARCHITECTURE

I like books. To be more precise, I like reading, browsing, and understanding books. After attending general courses and observing the work of seniors during my freshman year, I was able to follow one of my senior peers to an architecture bookstore when I became a sophomore. It was a bookstore run by one of those bookstore owners who knows everything about school matters. The senior and the bookstore owner recommended various books to me, explaining why I should read them as though I would not be able to practice design without knowing them. It was the first and probably the last time that I bought so many books at one go. It is quite amusing as I now think back on that day, when I purchased all those (insightful) books,…

Choosing Vital Vitamins

Choosing Vital Vitamins

MULTIVITAMIN Yes, eating a well-balanced diet can help you meet your nutritional needs, but taking a daily multivitamin can fill in any common nutrient gaps, like vitamin A or D. “Your body will keep what it needs and let go of the rest in your urine or stool,” explains Niket Sonpal, M.D., an internist and gastroenterologist in New York City. VITAMIN D Even if you spend time outside or consume vitamin D–fortified foods, you’re likely still short on this nutrient—most Americans are. Few foods naturally contain it (fatty fish like trout and salmonare the best sources), and the sun’s effectiveness changes depending on the time of year, where you live, and your skin’s pigmentation. But don’t let that keep you from getting your share: Vitamin D helps absorb calcium, which strengthens your bones,…

Autumn Aglow

HOW-TO Leaf Candlestick SUPPLIES Template (download at marthastewart.com/leaftemplate)Copper-foil sheet, 36 gaugeStylus or blunt pencilMetal shearsCopper wire, 24 gaugeCandlestick and candle 1. Lay template on copper sheet, and trace outline of leaves with stylus, fitting as many small and medium-size leaves as possible. Holding shears steady, move copper around to cut out shapes. Make sure to keep stems long. 2. Unfurl a piece of copper wire long enough to fit all the leaves, and place first stem at the beginning. Fold wire back ¼ inch to fasten, then tightly wrap metal around wire. Slightly overlap next leaf, and continue, alternating sizes, until all leaves are attached. Cut wire and drape garland around candle base. THE DETAILS: St. Louis Crafts Art Metal foil sheets, 36 gauge, $17 for 12; and copper wire, 24 gauge, $4 for 100 feet,…

Autumn Aglow
RETURNING TO AND QUESTIONING OUR ROOTS: ‘MIGRATION TO A NEW EARTH PLANET’

RETURNING TO AND QUESTIONING OUR ROOTS: ‘MIGRATION TO A NEW EARTH PLANET’

The exhibition ‘Migration to a New Earth Planet’ was held at the Asia Culture Center from the 24th of November to the 5th of December. This exhibition was held to explore the paths along which humanity can coexist with the multivarious beings in this world, and in spaces which are inhabitable due to the irreversible damage caused by climate change and environmental destruction. Eight teams of artists, composed of Shin Jaeeun, Park Jisoo, Chang Eunha, Na Hyesu, Random Group (Jung Chanil · Kim Seunghyun), Kang Minhee, Lee Yoonjae, and Hwang Sunjeong, participated in this exhibition, and through their respective works each team developed and executed works inspired by eight tactics (Re/view, Re/form, Re/search, Re/create, Re/act, Re/ animate, Re/discover, and Re/wilding) in search of a new territory. What future do they…

Park Youngseok Base Camp

Park Youngseok Base Camp began with the construction of a memorial to the late Captain Park Youngseok, who disappeared in Mount Annapurna in 2012 after becoming the first Korean to climb the world’s 14 highest peaks and three poles. I considered how best to commemorate the deceased through architecture. The intention behind the camp’s programmes was to commemorate his pioneering spirit and philosophy with a platform for mountaineers and a mountain experience facility for youth. The site stands in a valley between Haneul Park and Noeul Park in Sangam-dong. This area was once called Nanjido, and now it has become a new kind of urban park that heralds a future paradigm in which we must live side by side with our recycled resources. The project demanded a symbolic form. The building…

Park Youngseok Base Camp
How to keep kids safe

How to keep kids safe

With the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine newly given emergency-use authorization for children 5 to 11, many parents are asking the question: Should we vaccinate our kids? Many of them may have already made up their mind. Some of those arguing against vaccinating kids make the case that COVID-19 typically does not cause severe illness among children with healthy immune systems. Thankfully, purely as a percentage of total cases, it does hold true. To date, around 6 million children in the U.S. have contracted this coronavirus, which has led to more than 65,000 hospitalizations and 897 deaths. These numbers pale in comparison to the over 3 million hospitalizations among U.S. adults, and a staggering 754,000 deaths. The low rates of complications and severe illness from COVID-19 in children are the exact data needed to…

설계공모 당선안 두 개 발표 THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS OF TWO DESIGN COMPETITIONS

설계공모 당선안 두 개 발표 THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNERS OF TWO DESIGN COMPETITIONS

예술산업종합지원플랫폼 조성 설계공모 9월 26일, 예술경영지원센터가 예술산업종합지원플랫폼 조성 설계공모의 당선자로 건축사사무소 이와임(공동대표 이도은, 임현진, 「SPACE(공간)」 616호 참고)을 선정했다. 예술경영지원센터는 광화문 인근의 트윈트리 타워(「SPACE」 522호 참고)에 예술 창작, 제작 실험부터 시연, 유통, 창업까지 예술활동의 전 단계를 종합적으로 지원하는 플랫폼을 마련하고자 했다. 5개층에 나뉘어 총 4,430.1m2 면적이 리모델링 대상이었으며, 3차원 곡면 커튼월을 가진 트윈트리 타워와 적합하게 어울리고, 다양한 융복합 예술활동을 지원하는 공간계획이 요구됐다. 건축사사무소 이와임의 계획안은 예술과 기술의 접목이라는 주제와 기존 공간이 지닌 조형적 요소에 대한 이해가 높은 안으로 평가받았다. 심사위원장을 맡은 윤승현(중앙대학교 교수)은 당선작이 “예술인 및 예술기업을 위한 종합 지원 공간으로서 그 특성을 드러낼 수 있는 감각적 공간 조형과 함께 유기적 공간 활용이 뛰어났다”고 평했다. 예술산업종합지원플랫폼은 2023년 개관을 목표로 한다. 서울시립도서관(서대문) 건립 설계공모 9월 27일, 서대문 서울시립도서관 건립을 위한 설계공모의 심사 결과가 공개됐다. 서울시는 독서가 중심이 되는 서재이자 시민들이 소통하고 즐기는 공공의 거실로서 기능하는…

A New Day For Working Moms

IF YOU’VE been feeling as if the world is on fire, you’re right. It was, literally, for a while: As if a pandemic, a recession, a racial reckoning, and a contentious election weren’t enough, 7.7 million acres of land and thousands of homes burned in the wildfires that swallowed the West. We’ve lost so much in the last year. Loved ones. Time. Sanity. And jobs. Last year, my friends and colleagues, suddenly separated from their lives at work, joked that they missed wearing heels and pants that weren’t sweats. But beneath the jokes was something else: grief. “Grief is loss of your present, of your perceived future,” says Rebecca Soffer, cofounder of the Modern Loss community. “You feel untethered.” Working women have been gravely impacted by the events of the last year—more…

A New Day For Working Moms
JUG ACE

JUG ACE

June 13, 1943 “I lifted the wing, slid the P-47 through a gentle curve in her dive and lunged for the Focke-Wulf 190. Closer, closer, the square wings, big black crosses in the sight, growing larger, clearer. Trigger squeeze, stick steady, the lead is exactly right, he’ll fly into the bullets, hold it down. Crash! Something’s hit me! The Thunderbolt trembled so violently my finger flew from the trigger and the explosion stopped. It was my own guns. All that noise and vibration, the flame and smoke, had come from the eight heavy .50-caliber guns blasting away. I was so scared I nearly jumped out of my seat. Then violent flame, a sudden mushrooming flower of bright fire, jagged pieces of metal twisting crazily, black smoke. There goes the Focke-Wulf,…

The 25 Best Stores in the World

NOW THAT SHOPPING ONLINE is just another aspect of everyday life (and copping for the metaverse is part of our inevitable future), it’s never been more interesting and satisfying to buy clothes the old-fashioned way. But the brick-and-mortar experience has changed. It’s taken on new meaning, and become essential in all kinds of fantastic, radical ways. We get it. Going in to browse and try stuff on is a lot more demanding than simply clicking “add to cart,” but these 25 stores do something that no website or virtual world can—they engage all of the senses, including your sense of discovery. Alára Lagos, Nigeria What’s in stock? High fashion with an emphasis on African and Africa-inspired designers like Kenneth Ize, Post-Imperial, and Ahluwalia. What’s the vibe? Founded in 2014 by fashion entrepreneur Reni…

The 25 Best Stores in the World

why do kids stop drawing?

There is something wonderful about children’s first drawings and paintings. Their colourful simplicity brings smiles as they take pride of place on fridge doors and bedroom walls. All three of my children were prolific drawers. One still is. She is a tattoo artist known for her detailed fine-line work. She is never without some kind of drawing implement in her hand! The other two followed very different career paths, but I notice they still like to doodle. It seems to concentrate their minds as they seek to solve work-related issues. As a primary school teacher, I had anecdotally observed the learning benefits of drawing in my classrooms, so when I moved into teacher education I decided to research children’s drawings and their role in a child’s education. Why do children draw…

why do kids stop drawing?

The Art of RECORDING

Recording music consists of art, the artistic decisions of the recording engineer or producer, and technology, the workable mechanical devices utilized to achieve a goal. The primary artistic decision of any recording engineer is to decide what aural experience is desired as the end result. Is it a natural sound approximating the sound of musicians in the original recording environment with an original sense of that space? Or is the desire to create a beautiful sound not necessarily linked to the musician’s original recording and spatial environment? Both are wholly valid visions but lead down different paths. Examples of natural sound are Bill Evans’ Village Vanguard recordings; many of the Mercury Living Presence recordings; Rachmaninoff, Symphonic Dances featuring the Dallas Symphony Orchestra; Charlie Haden/ John Taylor, Nightfall; and Charlie Haden/Chris Anderson, None…

The Art of RECORDING

High End in miniature

VARIETY is the hallmark of a thriving ecosystem. High-end audio is a little niche within the wider world of consumer audio, and you’d think it wouldn’t be jam-packed with a thousand different specialized products—but that’s the beauty of the current hi-fi landscape. There’s so much new gear, and each offering fills its own role. Enter the Piega Ace 30 ($995/pair), the smallest set of bookshelf speakers to ever grace my listening room. These diminutive music-makers are amazing examples of the vast array of different use cases and needs. The Ace 30 brings the aesthetic of the Swiss manufacturer, known for its wonderful in-house-made ribbon drivers, to a new price point and size. I can’t stress enough how small the Ace 30s are. Piega refers to them as “compact loudspeakers,” but that’s…

High End in miniature
Conrad-Johnson ART 150 Stereo Amplifier

Conrad-Johnson ART 150 Stereo Amplifier

My experience with Conrad-Johnson goes back a long way. When I was just out of college and getting into high-end audio, Conrad-Johnson came onto the scene and was quickly recognized as one of the notable players of that first “golden age.” Founded in 1977 by Bill Conrad and Lew Johnson, “c-j”, as it’s affectionately come to be known, quickly made waves, both in the audio industry and in the pages of The Absolute Sound. While I couldn’t afford Conrad-Johnson’s gear in those days, when I got back into high-end audio in 2009 with more discretionary financial resources, “c-j” was at the top of my wish list for a new system. The first amp I bought was the venerable Premier 11A, a 70Wpc amplifier, powered by 6550 tubes. About a year…

WHEN VIRUSES HEAL

WHEN VIRUSES HEAL

Sitting in an isolated room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Frank Nielsen steeled himself for the first injection. Doctors were about to take a needle filled with herpes simplex virus, the strain responsible for cold sores, and plunge it directly into his scalp. If all went well, it would likely save his life. Nielsen was a cancer survivor and, once again, a cancer patient. His melanoma, which had responded to conventional treatments the first time around, had returned with a frightening aggressiveness. Within weeks, a lump on his scalp had swelled into an ugly mass. Unlike the first time, options like surgery weren’t viable — it was growing too quickly. As a last resort, his doctors turned to a cutting-edge drug known as T-VEC, approved in 2015 in the…

Studio Sidekick

MATERIALS + ½ yard printed cotton fabric + ½ yard solid cotton fabric + ½ yard batting + 2 yards of rubber elastic + 8” of cord elastic (1/8” wide) + 2 buttons (¾ ” in diameter) + Teflon sewing machine foot + Thread: all-purpose and embroidery + Tear-away stabilizer + Point turner + Heart design (approx. 4" diameter; see “Design”) PREPARE • From the printed cotton, cut two 9”x10½” rectangles for the inside of the thread basket and one 18”x20” rectangle for the upper base piece. • From the solid cotton, cut two 9”x10½” rectangles for the outside of the thread basket and one 18”x20” rectangle for the under base piece. • From the batting, cut one 18”x20” rectangle for the middle of the base. EMBROIDER • Download the Me + My Machine embroidery design from sewdaily.com/go/CMEfreebies for free until July 31, 2021. Find the embroidery…

Studio Sidekick
Work with PDF documents on your iPad

Work with PDF documents on your iPad

1 PDF thumbnail › Whether created on the iPad, downloaded from the web or saved from the Mac, PDFs appear as thumbnails in the Files app. Tap to view the PDF document or long-press to access the menu. 2 Quick Look › This is the PDF viewer and selecting it is the same as tapping the thumbnail icon. Open a PDF in Quick Look to annotate and highlight a document, lock it with a password, add or remove pages. 3 Markup PDF documents › Markup features can be accessed through this menu or by tapping the icon in the toolbar at the top when Quick Look is used. Draw on the document, highlight text, translate it, and add notes. 4 Share options › This does more than share PDFs. A PDF can be printed as a PDF,…

SAFARI, FACETIME AND PHOTOS

SAFARI, FACETIME AND PHOTOS

What’s new in FaceTime > FaceTime’s new SharePlay enables you to share movies, music or your screen in a video chat with friends or family. You can all be watching or listening to the same thing at the same time, sharing the experience and adding your own commentary. Smart Volume will automatically adjust the audio levels so you can be heard during even the loudest scenes or sections, and you can connect via your iPad while watching on Apple TV or listening on your HomePod. It’s very clever and a lot of fun. There’s more. You can now invite people who aren’t Apple users to use FaceTime in a web browser; Portrait Mode gives you the same good looks you’re used to from your iPhone’s portrait shooting; and Spatial Audio and Wide…

Now’s the Time for That Dream Trip

Now’s the Time for That Dream Trip

Central Asia for Foodies A tip for this 10-day culinary excursion through the ancient trading routes of western China, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan: Pack pants with an elastic waist. No one has offered a gastronomic journey like this before, so Wild China tasked Syrian Lebanese cookbook author Anissa Helou to introduce guests to hand-pulled noodles and sizzling kebabs in Song Kul, Bukhara-style plov, and other regional bites you quite literally have to travel far for. Few foreigners explore this route, hopping from the autonomous Uighur territory of Xinjiang to Kyrgyzstan, let alone glean the insight that comes from intimate moments like cooking with a Kazakh family in Bishkek. A Gastronomic Tour Through Central Asia With Wild China; wildchina.com Another India Outdoor pioneers Red Savannah’s nine-day passage through northern India starts in the mystical Himalayan…

LIGHTNINGS TO SPITFIRES

Editor’s note: Clive Rowley has contributed several features in recent issues of Flight Journal. Here he treats us to some excerpts from his new autobiographical book, “Lightnings to Spitfires.” The Lightning The English Electric (later BAC) Lightning was a remarkable and innovative British design. It was the first British aircraft able to sustain supersonic speeds in level flight and the first to achieve twice the speed of sound, Mach 2.0. Its Rolls Royce Avon reheated engines were stacked one above the other in an unusual arrangement in the relatively thin but tall fuselage. The wings were swept back 60 degrees, the radar was contained in a bullet fairing in the center of the nose intake, and two air-to-air missiles were mounted on the sides of the fuselage under the cockpit. The cockpit…

LIGHTNINGS TO SPITFIRES
WHO’S AFRAID OF THE DARK?

WHO’S AFRAID OF THE DARK?

Although I was born in Canada, my folks moved to Seattle when I was two years old. When I was 20 years old I decided that I wanted to get into flying. The ’20s were kind of a romantic time as I and the rest of the country followed the flights of Lindbergh crossing in the Atlantic in 1927. That intrigued me as did the exploits of Jimmy Doolittle flying the Gee Bee racer. I started flying in 1939 at Boeing Field in a Piper Cup and a Fairchild 22. As I started building up my flying time with the two airplanes my main objective was to go into commercial flying. My dreams however were derailed in 1939, when the War in Europe started heating up. As the Germans were making…

What Would Donny Do?

I HAVE ONE SIBLING, A BROTHER NAMED DONNY. Because he’s seven years older, our childhood worlds rarely overlapped. When he was a high school senior, preoccupied with girls and Guns N’ Roses, I was in the fourth grade, building Lego pirate ships and mastering Super Mario Bros. 2. I was the good student; I liked school and got mostly A’s. Donny was the music guy, the fashion guy, the car guy. He drove an orange ’74 MG. The one time he helped me with homework, I was sixteen and reading The Great Gatsby. My American Lit teacher had assigned us a short paper on a Jazz Age–related topic of our choosing. The topic Donny suggested: the martini. You might say I was Donny’s student. He taught me to drive stick. Made me…

What Would Donny Do?
THE CAFÉ STACKED WITH COMMON SPACES: LE DETOUR

THE CAFÉ STACKED WITH COMMON SPACES: LE DETOUR

As its name suggests, Le Detour, designed by architect Kwak Heesoo, is a suburban café reached by passing through multiple twists and turns. One might begin to wonder whether it will receive any visitors due to its remote location, far from the city, but upon entering the building one quickly recognises its popularity, full of people sitting around and enjoying their coffee. In this interview, we hear from Kwak Heesoo and learn more about the spatial strategy used to attract visitors to a café located on the outskirts of the city. Kim Yeram (Kim): Le Detour is located in a place that is difficult to access via public transport. How did you hope to overcome this limitation? Kwak Heesoo (Kwak): For architects, the physical environment is not something to overcome, but something…

The many lives of Demi Lovato

The many lives of Demi Lovato

IN THE YOUTUBE DOCUMENTARY DEMI LOVATO: DANCING WITH THE DEVIL, the 28-year-old singer and actor speaks openly about her battles with eating disorders and drug addiction, focusing most acutely on the 2018 overdose that nearly killed her. But the most revelatory words in the film belong to a selection of her fans, young women with makeup so precise and polished they look as if they’re suspended in a world smoothed out by an Instagram filter. One nearly runs out of breath as the words tumble out: “I love what she does for young girls, and her music—it just saved my life.” Another beams, “I don’t think she really understands how much of an impact she has on her fans.” That kind of idolatry would weigh heavily on anyone’s shoulders, and Lovato—a…

Flower power

Tying in with the flower motif on the blanket and blocks, this cushion is a gorgeous combination of bright yellow centre and pink petals. Babies love texture, so Angela has used a di erent stitch pattern for each petal, from moss stitch to cables. If these patterns look like too much of a challenge, use stocking stitch for both the front and back – your flower cushion will still look lovely! YOU WILL NEED •Stylecraft Special DK, 100g in: Citron (shade 1263) x 1 ball Pomegranate (shade 1083) x 1 ball •3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) knitting needles and 3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) circular needle •Quality toy filling •Darning needle MEASUREMENTS •Approx 40cm (16in) at widest point TENSION •24 sts and 34 rows to 10cm (4in) over st-st, using 3.25mm (UK 10, US 3) knitting needles ABBREVIATIONS •Tw2 – twist…

Flower power

Some Thoughts on a ‘Thought That a Building is Nothing but a Building’

‘I walked around a building designed by a great architect … I marveled at its excellence, but as usual I soon lost interest … I paid my respect to all the laborers who must have suffered a great deal, swearing and cursing profusely at the architect. Is this a building or a monument? No matter how precious, a building is nothing but a building’. Han Seungjae, After Seeing a Cat Stuck in a Fence, Around no. 59 Café in Yeonhui-dong I met Han Seungjae at a fashionable café with a hip name that is hard to remember, and as expected, it was inside an old vintage modern building, accessed by a steep staircase in disrepair. Inside, good-looking hipsters worked behind cool plywood furniture. I thought the whole ambiance was very well-suited for Han.…

Some Thoughts on a ‘Thought That a Building is Nothing but a Building’
Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum

Jingdezhen Imperial Kiln Museum

Architect Studio Zhu-Pei (Zhu Pei) Design team You Changchen, Han Mo, He Fan, Shuhei Nakamura, Liu Ling, Wu Zhigang, Zhang Shun, Du Yang, Yang Shengchen, Chen Yida, He Chenglong, Ding Xinyue Location Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, China Programme exhibition, auditorium, amphitheater, multi-function hall, Ming dynasty ruins, bookstore, café, tea room, office, loading dock, storage Site area 9,752m2 Building area 2,920m2 Gross floor area 10,370m2 Building scope B2, 1F Height 9m Building to land ratio 29.4% Floor area ratio 106% Structure reinforced concrete arch shell, brick arch Exterior finishing old and new kiln brick masonry Interior finishing wood, carpet, granite stone Structural engineer Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Construction China Construction First Group Corporation Limited, Huajiang Construction CO., LTD of China Construction First Group Landscape architect Studio Zhu-Pei, Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua University Mechanical and electrical engineer Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tsinghua…

Cartier passeur temporel

“C’est en jouant ainsi sur les attitudes du fauve que Cartier donne alors vie à l’animal devenu icône incontestée de la maison.” tout commence avec le petit-fils du fondateur, inspiré par la tendance exotique et les voyages marquants de la fin du XIXe siècle, qui introduit la panthère dans les créations de sa maison au début du XXe siècle. Plus tard, en 1924, Jeanne Toussaint intègre la maison. Louis Cartier trouve en elle la remplaçante idéale et la nomme directrice de la création en 1933, une décision plus qu’inhabituelle pour l’époque. Surnommée la Panthère en raison de sa personnalité incomparable et de son style remarquable, Jeanne Toussaint rend ses lettres de noblesse au panthérin en lui donnant une forme plus figurative que celle suggérée par son motif tacheté des débuts. Ses…

Cartier passeur temporel
CONVERSION TO CLIMATE-CONSCIOUS ARCHITECTURE: KAJSTADEN

CONVERSION TO CLIMATE-CONSCIOUS ARCHITECTURE: KAJSTADEN

Kajstaden – the tallest wooden building in Sweden – was completed last year. The 8.5-storey residence building project has reflection on the several issues like CO2 savings, sustainability, and governmental aid program for timber construction. SPACE heard these stories through C.F. Møller Architects which led the project. Last year, Sweden’s tallest timber building Kajstaden was constructed on the district of Västerås, an hour’s drive from Stockholm. This residential building houses four households each floor, and all parts of the building – such as walls, beams, balconies, lifts and stairwells – are made of cross laminated timber (CLT). Behind this project is C.F. Møller Architects. Lee Sungje (Lee): Kajstaden, a 8.5-story residence, is the tallest heavy timber structure in Sweden. What made you decide to design this building using heavy timber or CLT? Ola…

Refugio deluxe

nada más entrar a esta casa de montaña en Baqueira es inevitable sentirse abrigado por ella. Paredes de madera, textiles que aportan calor, una arquitectura en piedra... Aquí todo está pensado para fomentar la comodidad y el confort, pero sin dejar de ser fiel al entorno natural y al espacio de ensueño en el que nos encontramos.“El concepto es que fuese como una cabaña de montaña, una casa cálida en la que descansar en invierno o cuando se viene a esquiar”, explica la interiorista Elvira Churruca. Junto a su socia, la también interiorista Tanana Montero con la que fundó hace apenas un año Kuneo Estudio, Churruca recibió el encargo de actualizar esta construcción de los años 60 en una de las urbanizaciones más antiguas de la zona y con unas…

Refugio deluxe
Question 3: Can Planting in the Built Environment Become a Lung for the City?

Question 3: Can Planting in the Built Environment Become a Lung for the City?

Plants and the Climate Crisis Unlike life in the natural realm which is predicated on self-resilience, the urban environment created for human convenience has become a fitting but unhealthy space that has lost its need for resilience. How can we restore this environment to one beyond human control? Buildings emit carbon throughout the processes of being erected, existing, and dying. One alternative solution to reducing carbon emissions, which is the main culprit in the climate crisis, is to restore and preserve our damaged natural world. That is, to increase the area of urban green space. As it is not easy to create green spaces in the centre of cities where land prices have already reached peak levels, the proposed method is greening using existing buildings. Starting with Germany in the 1970s,…

SPROUTING EVERYDAY: LEE HAEINN

SPROUTING EVERYDAY: LEE HAEINN

I AM AN ARCHITECT ʻI am an Architectʼ was planned to meet young architects who seek their own architecture in a variety of materials and methods. What do they like, explore, and worry about? SPACE is going to discover individual characteristics of them rather than group them into a single category. The relay interview continues when the architect who participated in the conversation calls another architect in the next turn. Nature is Always Nearby Kim Yeram (Kim): Thank you for inviting me to your house. Lee Haeinn (Lee): The construction site is a bit messy, so I invited you to my place instead. Is that okay? Kim: Of course. Your place is nice! Lee: The scenery outside the window is a great plus. (laugh) I looked at 30 different places for a move, but this was…

Polychromatic Cuffs

Polychromatic Cuffs

TECHNIQUE Peyote stitch PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 8 g glossy black size 11° cylinder beads (A) 2 g total mix of size 11° cylinder beads in peridot AB transparent, silver-lined olive, light kelly green, pea green opaque, and dark green AB transparent (B) 2 g total mix of size 11° cylinder beads in light tan luster opaque, yellow AB transparent, white-lined yellow, canary luster opaque, and peach-lined crystal (C) 2 g total mix of size 11° cylinder beads in light orange opaque, strawberry AB transparent, red opaque, light cranberry AB, and dyed red opaque (D) 2 g total mix of size 11° cylinder beads in light blue opaque, blue sea AB transparent, dyed capri blue opaque, blue AB, and silver-lined cobalt (E) 2 g total mix of size 11° cylinder beads in light purple Ceylon, lavender-lined grape freeze, lilac AB…

루프스테이션 익선 Loop Station Ikseon

설계 강예린(서울대학교), 건축사사무소 에스오에이(이치훈, 한주희) 설계담당 정유리, 이윤석, 김정민, 김윤지 위치 서울시 종로구 삼일대로 28길 26(익선동 137-6), 28(익선동 166-5) 용도 문화시설, 전시, 판매시설 대지면적 605m2(137-6 번지 - 449.6m2 / 166-5 번지 - 155.4m2) 건축면적 425.95m2 연면적 858.03m2 규모 137-6 번지 - 지상 2층, 지하 1층 / 166-5 번지 - 지상 2층 높이 8m 주차 1대 건폐율 137-6 번지 - 75.1% / 166-5 번지 - 59.49% 용적률 137-6 번지 - 79.83% / 166-5 번지 - 118.56% 구조 137-6 번지 - RC(지하), 철골조(지상) / 166-5 번지 - 철골조 외부마감 탄화목, 철골 내부마감 석고보드, 알루미늄 그리드 루버 구조설계 베이스구조기술사사무소 시공 (주)평화건설 기계설계 주성이엔지 전기설계 청송설계이앤씨 조경 랩디에이치 설계기간 2019. 12. ~ 2021. 5. 시공기간 2021. 5. ~ 2022. 6. 공사비 26.3억 원 건축주 네오밸류 루프스테이션 익선은 137-6번지, 166-5번지 두 개의 작은 필지에 팝업과 F&B…

루프스테이션 익선 Loop Station Ikseon

Your guide to making the days easier and the journey sweeter

Street Cred Make your birthday kid’s eyes light up even before they see what’s inside the box. Start by packaging the gift in solid-colored paper. Then crisscross two strips of black chalkboard tape or duct tape around the present to make it look like two intersecting roads. Draw lanes with a white-paint pen, and pop a car or two on top (keep them in place with a bit of heavy-duty double-sided tape). Now you’ve got something wheely cool for the younger set. / IF YOU ASK ME / “How young is too young—and how old is too old—to trick-or-treat?”Three parents, no wrong answers “Too old? Easy. Thirteen. Thirteen-year-olds can dress up. Celebrate. Have a little backyard party. But when I see a teenager dressed up next to a 6-year-old at my door, both asking…

Your guide to making the days easier and the journey sweeter
BASE CAMP BETWEEN THE CITY AND NATURE: BUGOK FRIDAY HOUSE

BASE CAMP BETWEEN THE CITY AND NATURE: BUGOK FRIDAY HOUSE

Bugok Friday House in Yangju, Gyeonggi-do, is a vacation home built within a typical suburban housing development. At the end of an alley within this network of buildings, you reach a small house encircled by bamboo walls. This gable-roofed, single-storey home is conspicuous among the surrounding houses, all of which appear to be somewhat intimidated. How has architect Cho Sungik realised his desire to build an archetypal small house for relaxation, one that would exist between an apartment and a summer house? Here we share our conversation as we strolled around this house. Bang Yukyung (Bang): You have designed a vacation home on the outskirts of Seoul. When you first met the clients, what did you discuss? What were their requirements? Cho Sungik (Cho): The clients are a married couple who live…

THE ANGLE AT WHICH CATS AND HUMANS LIVE TOGETHER

A Land Lacking in Context The site in Dongcheon-dong sits on a hill with a gentle slope and was developed as a collective housing area through a civil engineering project. When I first visited this place, the engineering works were already in progress. In a chaotic atmosphere, through various heavy machinery comes and goes, I could see the shape of the site had just been revealed. The principles we hold towards land throughout our design practice can be more vexing when on ground and when contemplating a newly developed housing complex. Fortunately, the construction of other housing areas in Dongcheon-dong had already been completed, and so it was possible to predict how the neighbourhood we were going to build would change or evolve after one year. Nevertheless, completing a building in…

THE ANGLE AT WHICH CATS AND HUMANS LIVE TOGETHER

Your guide to making the days easier and the journey sweeter

It’s Crunch Time If presentation is what it takes to get kids psyched about vegetables, then this idea is a game changer (so to speak). After all, carrots are much cooler when they’re pulled from a Jenga-like tower rather than fished out of a baggie. Celery and carrots (we used orange and yellow varieties of the latter) are a natural choice, but you can level up the competition with parsnips, large radishes, or jicama. Just cut the veggies into equal-size blocks and trim their curved sides so they lie flat—you’ll need 30 to build a ten-story tower. Pro tip from Rachel Faucett, generator of this idea (and others in The Handmade Charlotte Playbook): Cut more than you think you’ll need. As kids pull sticks, they’re likely to nibble along the way…

Your guide to making the days easier and the journey sweeter

Mystical Portal Pendant

Use tubular peyote stitch to form this mystical unisex pendant and hang it from your choice of cord, chain, or ribbon. TECHNIQUES Tubular peyote stitch Herringbone stitch PROJECT LEVEL MATERIALS 2 g semi-matte champagne galvanized size 11° cylinder beads (A) 4 g copper galvanized size 11° cylinder beads (B) 1 copper 12×16mm Eye of Horus charm 1 antiqued copper-plated 6mm jump ring 1 plastic cocktail straw; 1⁄8" diameter Black 4 lb FireLine braided beading thread TOOLS Scissors Size 11 beading needle 2 pairs of chain- or flat-nose pliers FINISHED SIZE 2 × 1¾ " Marianna used the following Delica numbers for this project: DB1152, DB046 1) PENDANT BACK. Use tubular peyote and herringbone stitches to form the back of the pendant: Rounds 1 and 2: Use 12' of thread to string 69A; pass through the first 24A to form a tight circle, leaving a 6' tail (Fig. 1, black thread). Round…

Mystical Portal Pendant
수치로 보는 건축설계업 The Architectural Design Industry in Numbers

수치로 보는 건축설계업 The Architectural Design Industry in Numbers

이번 특집을 시작하며 건축설계업▼1의 현황을 가늠할 수 있는 정량적 데이터를 제시하기 위해 통계청, 국토교통부, 고용노동부, 건축공간연구원, 한국건축학교육인증원 등 여러 기관에 흩어져 있던 자료를 모아 재정리했다. 먼저 매출액, 사업체수, 종사자수, 지역별 분포, 취업률, 건축사 배출 등의 통계를 바탕으로 산업의 규모와 노동환경을 파악한다. 뒤이어 건축공간연구원에서 건축대학의 졸업예정자(4~5학년) 370명을 대상으로 2021년에 실시했던 설문조사 결과를 토대로 건축설계업에 대한 예비 산업인력들의 인식과 기대를 소개한다. Beginning with this featured report, a range of materials were gathered and rearranged to present quantitative data that can offer a picture of the current state of architectural design industry.▼1 This data emerges from many institutions, ranging from Statistics Korea, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Ministry of Employment and Labor, the Architecture & Urban Research Institute (auri), and the Korean Architectural Accrediting Board. First, by analysing statistics such as the value…

Big Acts of Storytelling

IN 2013, WHEN I WAS A REPORTER FOR THE magazine Ad Age, I had occasion to interview David Granger, who at the time was three quarters of the way into his nineteen-year tenure as Esquire’s editor in chief. He characterized the feature stories on which Esquire built its reputation—deeply reported, vibrantly written, wholly immersive—as “big acts of storytelling.” The phrase has stuck with me, and today I use it frequently when talking about Esquire articles, past and present, because big acts of storytelling have been part of the magazine since its inception. Our first issue, published in September 1933, opened with a page called “Backstage with Esquire,” our take on the contributors’ page. The column contained a note about big-act storyteller Ernest Hemingway’s contribution: “For those of you who have waistlines,…

Big Acts of Storytelling
Companies Are Fleeing China

Companies Are Fleeing China

As globalization was gaining steam in the 1990s, Western publics learned about a new concept: off-shoring. Even then, it was often unpopular with the public, even as corporate executives gleefully embraced the prospect of cheaper—and less empowered—labor. And China, with its well-trained workforce and growing middle class keen to buy Western goods, was the ideal combination of manufacturer and market. What a difference a couple of decades make. Now companies are trying to move production to friendly countries where they won’t need to worry that they’ll be caught in the geopolitical line of fire. Friendshoring has arrived. “President Bush is on an eight-day tour of Asia. He’s visiting American jobs,” talk show host David Letterman quipped in 2005. Lots of American jobs had indeed left the country—but that was just the…

Don’t Ignore India’s Delusions

Leaders have long relied on manufactured history to justify invasions. Russian President Vladimir Putin denied the existence of an independent Ukrainian state in his bid to take over the country and restore Russia’s perceived greatness. Chinese President Xi Jinping argues that China must recover what his party sees as historical territory to overcome its so-called century of humiliation. Neither leader seems to care that Russia and China were never previously politically contiguous states. Others around the world harbor similar irredentist dreams, and we ignore these ambitions at our own peril. For decades, India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)—a Hindu-nationalist organization with close links to the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)—has put forward the idea of Akhand Bharat, or “unbroken India.” The proposed entity stretches from Afghanistan on India’s western flank all the way…

Don’t Ignore India’s Delusions

MY NEW PERFECT SUIT

I KNEW IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO RAISE MY STYLE game late last year, when my friend John asked me to officiate at his wedding. Attending a wedding is a good excuse to pick up a new suit, but for the officiant, there’s almost no excuse not to. I knew it would be a roomful of stylish people, so I wanted something that would give me confidence. I knew the pressure would be high, so I wanted something I’d be comfortable in. And I will level with you: I wanted to upstage the groom just enough. So I went searching. With each subsequent suit I tried on, I realized that love at first sight is absolutely real. Because it was the first suit I saw—the Soho, by Paul Smith, in…

MY NEW PERFECT SUIT
Acoustic Signature Tornado Neo Turntable with TA-2000 Neo Tonearm

Acoustic Signature Tornado Neo Turntable with TA-2000 Neo Tonearm

I have had multiple experiences with setting up and/or listening to the original Invictus, Invictus Jr., and Ascona ‘tables from German turntable specialist Acoustic Signature. Since then, the company has updated its entire lineup of nine turntables, from the Invictus to the lowest-cost Maximus, in addition to refurbishing its complete tonearm catalog. The word “Neo” is applied to all models in the new series. Briefly, Acoustic Signature says that the across-the-board Neo improvements are an accumulation of at least 25 years of industry experience, along with the present-day implementation of its innovations in areas of vibration control, platter-bearing design, and constrained-layer damping. The subjects of this report are the Acoustic Signature Tornado Neo turntable ($7495) with TA-2000 Neo tonearm ($3495). The Tornado is one of three similarly shaped turntables within the…

The 2021 Capital Audio Fest

The 2021 Capital Audio Fest

LET ME GET THIS OUT OF THE WAY FIRST: Trade shows are back, baby! The long famine is over! Woohoo! Whew. OK, on to the Capital Audio Fest. For many years, the Capital Audio Fest, held in a Maryland suburb just outside Washington, D.C., was something of an audiophile Wild West. Exhibitors consisted of every tinkerer in the vicinity, with only a handful of name brands, while attendees were a smattering of tube-rollers and the just plain curious. The result, to quote founder and organizer Gary Gill, was “a flea market of used gear and DIY brands.” Gill knew he needed a different formula if the show was to: a) grow; and b) be taken seriously by the industry. In 2018 he began the process of eradicating the DIYers and reaching out…

Achieving Audio Nirvana in a 4’ x 4’ Space

Achieving Audio Nirvana in a 4’ x 4’ Space

When the Sony SA-Z1 speaker system I reviewed in issue 312 was packed up I looked at the empty space left behind and wondered, “How close to that reference-level sound can I get from other more conventional components in the same limited space?” And so, my trip down the rabbit hole with mini-sized desktop-based stereo systems began...and multiple months in, things are getting interesting with my tabletop time machine. The Goal When I reviewed the Sony SA-Z1 audio system I wrote, “The Sony system creates a three-dimensional soundfield that envelops the listener in the same way a finely tuned room-based system can, but it does it in a much more confined space.” The spatial precision of the SA-Z1’s soundstage presentation was state of the art. With small groups, such as my recordings…

FIXING FORENSICS

FIXING FORENSICS

Statistics research doesn’t usually require weapons. But to develop their latest algorithm, Iowa State University statisticians Alicia Carriquiry and Heike Hofmann needed thousands of bullets fired from a small collection of handguns. So they put the firepower in their own hands, and hit the range. criteria that distinguish science from speculation. That so-called sorcery has destroyed lives. The For nearly a year, Carriquiry and Hofmann, supervised by sheriff’s deputies, unloaded round after round into a tube with Kevlar fibers. After each shot, they fished out the bullet and tucked it in a plastic baggie labeled with critical data: gun, barrel, shot number. “If you had asked me a few years ago whether I was going to be doing this type of data collection, I would have said, ‘You’re crazy,’” says Carriquiry. It’s not…

Bella Blooms Purse

MATERIALS • ½ yard each of canvas fabric & woven cotton lining• 12" square each of light & dark pink woven cotton fabric (appliqué)• Stabilizer: fusible polyester mesh & paper-release adhesive tear-away• Thread: all-purpose, bobbin & embroidery• Two 1"-wide rectangle rings• 1"-wide adjustable slide buckle• 14"-long outerwear zipper• ¼ "-wide double-sided fusible web tape• Floral appliqué design (see “Design”) PREPARE • Download the purse pattern and floral appliqué design from www.sewdaily.com/go/CMEfreebies. Print out the pattern, and then cut out. • From both the canvas and lining fabric, cut two main panels on the fold, two 2" × 6" rectangles for the tabs and one 2" × 60" for the strap. Designate one canvas main panel as the front panel and the remaining as the back panel. EMBROIDER • Print one design template. • Position the front panel…

Bella Blooms Purse
How to get started with Books

How to get started with Books

Apple’s Book Store doesn’t get the attention of its App or Music stores, but it has plenty of bestsellers and new titles on offer, and at pretty reasonable prices. And there are lots of free books, too. It also doubles as an audiobooks store. When you buy a book, it’s downloaded to the device on which you buy it and becomes available on all the devices signed into your iCloud account. When you start reading, your progress is then synced with your other devices, so you can pick up on one where you left off on another. You can also set targets to incentivise yourself to read more, and monitor your reading progress in the app. As well as downloading books and audiobooks from the store, you can add PDFs from your…

Louisa May Alcott, Author of Her Own Story

Following publication of Little Women in 1868, Louisa May Alcott was popularly known as the “children’s friend,” a moniker that became the title of the first biography written about her in 1888. The warmhearted stories she told in Little Women about the March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—growing up in Civil War–era Massachusetts, made her one of America’s best-selling and best loved authors. Little Women spawned two sequels, stage plays, numerous films, more than 10 TV adaptations, a Broadway musical, and an opera. It has sold an estimated 10 million copies and been translated into as many as 50 languages. Alcott went on to write fiction for the rest of her life. Literary historians now know that she had an earlier, hidden career, in which she had produced a significant number…

Louisa May Alcott, Author of Her Own Story
THE LAST COMBAT Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 Wk. Nr. 1342

THE LAST COMBAT Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 Wk. Nr. 1342

In 1988, a Frenchman walking on the beach near Cap Blanc-Nez near Calais, France, discovered a piece of metal sticking out of the sand. There had been a storm and, as sometimes happens, the sand on the beach had shifted, revealing something that had been buried for almost 50 years. It was the wingtip of a crashed World War II fighter aircraft. As the tides ebbed and flowed, most of the wreck of a relatively intact German Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter was revealed, with both wings, the landing gear, and parts of the fuselage. The airframe was recovered from the beach and briefly displayed in France. Then later that year, having been acquired by New Zealand warbird operator and pilot Sir Tim Wallis, it was transported to the United Kingdom for…

Cool Ranch

IT WAS THE EARLY DAYS of the pandemic when Lauren Malloy’s father, a Vermont physician, called his daughter in California to urge her and her husband, Keith, to stock up on supplies. “Like any loving dad, he was worried about us,” says Lauren, who had just given birth to the couple’s third child, Clay. “I said, ‘Dad, remember where we live? We’re better prepared than most!’” Indeed, the Malloys, who call four acres in bucolic Santa Barbara County home, were already remarkably self-sufficient. They had a cow (and therefore fresh milk on tap), chickens (for eggs and the occasional roaster), pigs (more meat), and a vegetable garden teeming with kale, cabbages, herbs, and much more. And in the kitchen, Lauren even had a soon-to-be-coveted quarantine staple: a trusty sourdough starter. “If…

Cool Ranch

COME SAIL AWAY

‘해 피 뉴 이어’입니다. 올해 바쁘게 출발하네요 <해피 뉴 이어>가 개봉했고,곧 개봉할 영화 <해적: 도깨비 깃발>(이하 <해적2>) 프로모션과 드라마 <인사이더> 촬영으로 정신없이 흘러가고 있네요. <해적2> 포스터에서 ‘폭탄머리’를 한 채 호방하게 웃고 있는 모습만 봐도 벌써 재밌더라고요. 의적단 두목 ‘무치’를 위해 펌을 2주에 한 번씩 했잖아요 처음에는 그 머리가 아니었어요. 사극에서 볼법한, 머리를 길게 붙인 흔한 조선 남성의 머리였죠(웃음). 무치의 성격을 단번에 드러낼 스타일을 고심했어요. 삭발도, 땋은 머리도 후보였지만 오랜 회의 끝에 그 폭‘탄 머리’가 탄생한 거죠. 해적단 중 제일가는 ‘비주얼 멤버’겠네요 단일 펌 하나만 해버리면 느낌이 제대로 살지 않아요. 양옆과 가운데는 다이렉트 펌, 나머지 부분에는 포일 펌을 섞어줘야 해요. 아주 예민하고 디테일한 비주얼을 지닌 친구입니다.간만에 강하늘이 작정하고 선보이는 코믹 캐릭터이기도 하죠. 허세 가득하고, 허술하지만…

COME SAIL AWAY
Come Back, SHOWTIME

Come Back, SHOWTIME

NY HOT SHOT DEBUT 이미 스타 디자이너가 된 피터 도(Peter Do)의 첫 번째 런웨이 신고식을 치렀다. 아름다운 맨해튼의스카이라인을 배경으로 시적이지만 군더더기 없이 모던한 컬렉션이 주를 이뤘다. 소박하고 부드러운컬러 팔레트와 완벽하게 대조를 이룬 날 선 테일러링, 여기에 살짝 얹을 커다란 플라워 장식까지.그의 추종자들은 계속 늘어날 전망이다. CULTURAL DIVERSITY 콜리나 스트라다의 쇼는 다양성이존재했다. 성별과 나이, 인종, 종교,윤리적 배경 등 개인의 특성을살린 모델이 등장해스포트라이트를 받았다. 휠체어를탄 소녀, 흑인 임신부, 어린아이,할머니, 동양인 등 지구에 존재하는모든 이가 등장했다. HELLO NY 밀란의 악동 모스키노가 뉴욕행비행기에 올랐다. 밀란 쇼를포기하고 뉴욕 패션위크에 참여한것. 이유인즉 90년대 뉴욕에서 보낸제레미 스콧의 어린 시절에 대한경의를 표현하고 싶었다고. 제레미스콧은 말했다. “고상한 오찬을즐기는 숙녀지만 어린아이…