edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 1/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Going for Gold
To give its 2012 Olympic Games bid a boost—against such heavyweight contenders as Paris and Rio de Janeiro—the Big Apple held an Olympic Village design competition. Among the five finalist firms were Zaha Hadid Architects of London and Henning Larsens Tegnestue of Copenhagen. . .
First-year graduate students in the Rhode Island School of Design's interior architecture program have put their education to good use. Designing furniture for the Pine Street Inn, a homeless shelter in Boston, they concentrated on sturdiness—whether in a mailbox or a serving table. . .
The Seattle Art Museum has unveiled the design for its 300,000-square-foot expansion by Allied Works Architecture. The plan features exterior walls of stainless steel and glass, an enlarged shop, and a restaurant. Groundbreaking is set for mid-2004. . .
In 2002, Rolex rolled out its Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, which gives six young artists the opportunity to work for one year with international masters of various disciplines. (Architect Álvaro Siza and writer Toni Morrison participated in the past.) This year's mentors include artist David Hockney and filmmaker Mira Nair. . .
The UCLA Hammer Museum's lobby is more than just a way in. It's there that the Los Angeles museum installs work by up-and-comers, such as Jim Isermann and Arturo Herrera. Come February 8, the Hammer lobby will be aflurry with Pae White's Aviary, in hanging lengths of colorful die-cut paper. . .