the philadelphia design district will be celebrating its premiere launch event with a press preview and vip opening on friday, 13 april 2018. this showcase will feature designers, artists, and world-renowned brands, celebrating philadelphia as the newest urban design destination. curated by mona ross berman interiors, an acclaimed philadelphia-based interior design studio, the event invites those to challenge the trends of design.
the showcase at the bridge building, a new landmark in old city recently completed by architects gluck +, will be open to the public on select days between 14 > 28 april. the two-week pop-up showcase will be host to four public events, representing the elevated degree of design (products and services) available in old city and the philadelphia area.
nakashima: then and now
book signing & talk with mira nakashima
friday, april 20th 6-8pm
raw to refined: unconventional materials
artist dialogue between gregory nangle & mark khaisman
friday, april 27th 6:30-7:30pm
springtime in paris
floral classes with petit jardin en ville
sunday, april 15th 2-3:30pm
meet the designer
brunch with mona ross berman
saturday, april 28th 11-1pm
high in concept and history.
A high-rise apartment building bearing the image of an indigenous leader is set to become one of Melbourne’s most dramatic landmarks.
The proposed Portrait building, earmarked for the old Carlton brewery site, features a 32-story portrait of Wurundjeri tribal leader and artist William Barak. The contouring of the building’s balconies and the play of light and shade will feature his face when viewed from the correct angle.
A clever concept, while other buildings have featured screen prints of landscapes, think Bjarke Ingles Mountain Dwellings, and others have featured contoured balconies like the Aqua building this building will be the first to combine the two if completed in 2014.
The best line of sight for viewing the image will be from the Shrine of Remembrance, Victoria’s largest and most visited war memorial which is approximately 3 km away. When viewed from close up the building will simply appear to have an oddly contoured facade. The portrait will be created using a number of horizontal white panels that have been cut to make Mr Barak’s face to appear via positive and negative space. The panels will be distanced from the balconies themselves so that residents will not accidentally alter the imagery.
The building design is by Australian architecture firm ARM. The brewery project is a five building development by Australian firm Grocon who is firmly behind paying tribute to an important figure in Australian history and have received the blessing of both the Wurundjeri elders and the trustees of the Shrine of Remembrance.
The ARM architecture firm has attempted buildings with portraits on their facades in the past, the Dupain Building and 347 Camberwell Road however, neither of these projects were completed. Maybe the proper stars are in alignment this time.
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