Category Archives: Design

Contemporary Art in Carbonized Bamboo

Hakama is an American multimedia artist currently based in Kyoto, Japan. An intuitive and ceaseless explorer, Hakama’s creative pursuits have long been intertwined with a spirited life path. Undoubtedly influenced by the cultures and environments of the diverse locations he has called home over the years (India, Indonesia, Australia,Hawaii, Japan) Hakama has pushed his artistic […]

An Architect needn’t lay the bricks to be called an artist. Sol LeWitt

I had the fortune to meet the late Sol LeWitt when we commissioned him a mural to be installed in 140 Franklin Street, one of our development projects in TriBeCa. I admired his simplicity, clarity of mind and flexibility. His first design proposal didn’t seem appropriate to us and he gracefully accepted to change it […]

In praise of modularity

As an Architect trained in Italy I consider Architecture and Interior design not to be two separate disciplines but, at different scale, two complementary fundamentals of the design process. I also strongly believe that true creativity defies the logic of the thinking process and challenges its rationality. Modularity allows for flexibility and seriality since visual complexity […]

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