East and West: Graphic Design in Singapore Today

“When we started, people thought all graphic designers could do were design ‘Big Sale’ flyers and lay out text on posters."

Very readable piece in Design Observer about graphic design in Singapore:

http://designobserver.com/feature/east-and-west-graphic-design-in-singapore-today/38515/

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Singaplural

SingaPlural 2014 returns for a 3rd edition from March 12 – 16 to showcase the best design elements from the multi-faceted creative spectrum – Advertising, Architecture, Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, as well as Interior, Furniture, Graphic and Fashion Design. Organised by the Singapore Furniture Industries Council, SingaPlural 2014 is the anchor event of the Singapore Design Week and is held in conjunction with International Furniture Fair Singapore 2014/31st ASEAN Furniture Show , The Décor Show 2014 and Hospitality 360⁰.

Together with 8 other network partners of DesignS, this week-long design celebration features Singapore’s very own home-grown talents across the creative industries. From Singapore EXPO to the new National Design Centre and the streets of downtown, local audiences and international visitors are in for a visual treat in March 2014 with installations and exclusively curated design spaces, symposiums, competitions and many other activities to engage and evoke their design senses.

SingaPlural 2014 is supported by the DesignSingapore Council, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, Singapore Tourism Board, SPRING Singapore, the National Parks Board and American Hardwood Export Council. The Singapore Design Week is organised by the DesignSingapore Council, a part of the Ministry of Communications and Information.

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Frank Gehry to build Berlin's Tallest Skyscraper

Gehry Partners has been selected over David Chipperfield, Adjaye Associates and seven other practices in an invited competition for a 300-unit residential tower in Berlin. The winning proposal, deemed “the most compelling” by jury for its rotating stacks of sculptural, stone-clad cubes that rise up to 150 meters, is expected to be Berlin’s tallest skyscraper and Germany’s tallest residential tower.

“Gehry’s design is strong in visual expression and introduces an unusually eccentric, new pattern for this location. Nevertheless, the façade radiates agreeable tranquility. In addition, the design blends well with the neighborhood and conveys all aspects of metropolitan living,” commented Regula Lüscher, Senate Building Director.

The majority of the Hines-developed, 500,000 square foot structure will be dedicated to a mixture of apartments and penthouses, however a portion of the tower will be used as a hotel.

This will be Gehry’s third project with the real estate giant, as the pair also collaborated on the Hines’ DZ Bank in Berlin and the New World Center in Miami Beach, Florida.

© Gehry Partners, Courtesy of Hines

Gehry’s design is currently on view alongside the competition’s second and third place proposal, by Kleihues + Kleihues Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH and Barkow Leibinger Gesellschaft von Architekten mbH, in a public exhibit at the annex to the Lichthof at Köllnischer Park 3, 10179 Berlin, through February 12, 2014.

© Gehry Partners, Courtesy of Hines

 

via ArchDaily