Welcome to Curbed's new weekly round-up of architecture and design on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and (god forbid) even LinkedIn. Collected from retweets, intra-office chats, and, well, anything that sent us into a 140-character tizzy, this is what Curbed editors saw on social last week. Please be in touch if you have a recommendation for next week.
Last week, we sent our critic, Alexandra Lange, to Detroit to check in on the city as it undergoes a wave of revitalization that plays off of—among other things—the Motor City's legendary architecture stock. Noguchi! Saarinen! Van der Rohe! The gang's all there. Here's a lovely snap Lange took inside the Temple Beth El in Bloomfield Township, Michigan, designed by Minoru Yamasaki and completed in 1973.
Speaking of travel, Grizzly Bear band frontman and prolific Instagrammer Ed Droste has been travelin' around Tokyo (where it seems everyone—from design critics to Lena Dunham—has been recently) and has an ace series of shots from sites around the city. This one, taken at the New York Bar of the Park Hyatt Hotel there (of Lost in Translation fame), is one of our faves.
Marina City's towers as a glowing gateway to a cloudy beyond. pic.twitter.com/4ThUFxzlBf— Blair Kamin (@BlairKamin) November 5, 2015
Chicago's Bertrand Goldberg-designed Marina City continues its time in the spotlight after it was recently conferred with a historic designation. How could you not dig a 1960s building that looks like corn on the cob rendered in concrete? Photo by Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin.
Hi, can any Swedish speakers tell us what this caption says? We'll stare longingly at this tranquil photo until we hear from someone.
Read all about our exciting new announcement @washingtonpost [link in profile] "James Turrell's Roden Crater is monumental in both scale and conception, using light and the power of landscape and celestial events to awaken our understanding of ourselves in the universe." - Michael Govan @lacma #JamesTurrell #RodenCrater #MichaelGovan
Did you hear?? James Turrell's eye-popping Roden Crater—an art project in a dormant volcano the Hotline Bling (jk) artist has been working on for 40 years—now has a non-profit, appropriately named the Skystone Foundation, to make it into a reality. Read all about it over at the Washington Post.
Let's all take a second to gaze at this Frank Stella work at New York's Renzo Piano-designed Whitney Museum, shall we?
What did you see on social media last week that inspired you, got you thinking, or that you wish you could un-see? Let us know in the comments below!
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