The Gingerbread City designed by architects from around the world

The Gingerbread City designed by architects from around the world

Giulia Guido · 5 months ago · Design

Houses are no longer just made of bricks. The architectural challenge now is to use newer and more advanced materials. We are talking about buildings made of glass, wood, metal, 3D printed, recycled plastics or gingerbread. Yes, you read that right, gingerbread.
This is the challenge that the MoA – Museum of Architecture has been launching to studios, designers and architects for a few years now. 

But let’s explain it better. Since 2016 the MoA has been organising The Gingerbread City every year (except 2020), a project that starts with a call to action addressed to specialists in the field. Any studio, designer or architect can participate by winning a lot of a miniature city that will come to life inside one of the museum’s halls during the Christmas period. 

Each year there is a theme to follow, the 2021 edition for example is Nature and the City: re-wilding and creating space for biodiversity and balance, but in reality the only real rule is that any structure, element or building must be made of gingerbread

Over the years many names have participated in this initiative, from Zaha Hadid Architects to Foster + Partners, becoming bigger and bigger each year and leading architects to create creations never seen before. In addition to the more playful side, the project aims to raise funds which are donated to various organisations throughout the year. 

Obviously bakeries and confectioners can help participants to ensure the success of each project, as long as each item is edible and can withstand 30 days, the duration of The Gingerbread City. 

The creations between architecture and confectionery were presented to the public on 4 December and will remain on display in the MoA at 6-7 Motcomb St in London until 9 January. In conjunction with the exhibition, the museum has organised several workshops dedicated to the creation of gingerbread houses. 

Keep an eye on The Gingerbread City’s Instagram profile to discover all the creations and all the names that took part this year. it’s a great way to get a taste of what’s on offer. 

The Gingerbread City 2016
The Gingerbread City 2017
The Gingerbread City 2018
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The Gingerbread City 2018
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The Gingerbread City 2019
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The Gingerbread City 2019
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Collater.al & Brillo. Together in the name of the love of illustration

Collater.al & Brillo. Together in the name of the love of illustration

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Art

We need new imagery, created in pencil, pen, black and white or colour, drawn on a sheet of paper or digitally. We also need a place where we can admire and immerse ourselves in these imaginaries. And what if this place were actually two? 
Collater.al and Brillo have joined forces to give even greater prominence to illustrators who are ready to take us into their world. 

Over the next few months, the Instagram profiles of @collater.al and @brillo_magazine will feature the work of these young talents, who promptly responded to the open call launched by the two magazines, and which you can always review here. 

DANIELE MORGANTI

LORENA SPURIO aka WABISABI

 
 
 
 
 
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SOFIA ROMAGNOLO aka AZZURROSCURO

 
 
 
 
 
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MARIANNA POGGIONI

 
 
 
 
 
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CHARLOTTE LE BLEU

BERTRAND AZNAR

ANTONIO COLOMBONI aka SCOMBINATO

SHUT UP CLAUDIA

EDOARDO MARCONI aka RADIOCOMANDERO

Cover by Carlotte Le Bleu

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“Okja” in ten frames

“Okja” in ten frames

Giulia Guido · 1 week ago · Art

Okja” is a 2017 film directed by Bong Joon-ho. Although it did not rake in awards like the subsequent “Parasite“, “Okja” ranks among the South Korean director’s best works and features an ensemble cast that includes Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano, Lily Collins, Giancarlo Esposito, and Jake Gyllenhaal.

The film tells the story of a young girl who for most of her life has raised a genetically modified “super pig,” building a bond of mutual affection with him. But their lives are set to change drastically as the industry that actually created the animal must take it back to begin the slaughtering process.
This is an exposing film against the mistreatment of animals within the meat industry that manages to deal with the topic by focusing on empathy and friendship. For this very reason in 2019 it was named one of the most influential films of the decade by the New York Times. 

In “Okja,” the state of mind of the protagonist and her animal are reflected in the colors of the sets and the choices related to the cinematography, curated by Darius Khondji (Seven, Midnight in Paris, Uncut Gems), which manage to completely capture the viewer. 

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The illusion of calm in the illustrations of Kento IIDA

The illusion of calm in the illustrations of Kento IIDA

Tommaso Berra · 1 week ago · Art

You know the sky on certain summer days, when you couldn’t find a cloud miles away and everything above our heads is a delicate blue, the color of the sweetest of spun sugars? Illustrator Kento IIDA finds in this atmosphere of calm the inspiration for his works, images of tranquil landscapes but leaving an atmosphere of suspicion, as if something unforeseen will happen soon, or as if something unforeseen has just happened, far from the eyes of possible witnesses.
In these vignettes there are always elements or signs that suggest a movement that breaks the calm, sometimes the movement has already happened or is in progress, as in the case of cars launching from bridges or space missiles lifting angular clouds to the sky like marble sculptures.

Kento IIDA (who is based in Tokyo) incorporates elements of Japanese tradition in his illustrations, thus traditional buildings and views of snow-capped peaks that hint at Mount Fuji appear in these ambiguous scenes, as well as baseball players, a national sport in Japan and probably the artist’s favorite.
There are not only clear skies in the views, however; poetry is also provided by clouds, often single and isolated, or by gloomy skies that sound like an omen, in an increasingly suspended and uncertain time.

Kento IIDA | Collater.al
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Vickie Vainionpää’s code-generated works

Vickie Vainionpää’s code-generated works

Tommaso Berra · 6 days ago · Art

Artistic expression is now no longer bound only to manual gesture, and in some cases not even to the artist’s choice. Vickie Vainionpää‘s works in fact follow that artistic strand in which works are the result of codes, of an algorithm that creates unpredictable solutions by reworking basic information. The Montreal-based artist creates his works through a generative code, which traces a certain number of points placed in a Cartesian plane.
The result is that of twisted shapes like guts or extraterrestrial organic creatures, in which even the color and shades are dictated by the generative code.

The forms are then the basis for oil paintings on canvas, in which the digital forms acquire a presence and matter through the texture of the support, the shadows and the layering of color. Some of these canvases are recently on display in New York at The Hole NYC gallery for the artist’s solo exhibition entitled “Software.”
In Vickie Vainionpää’s works, the relationship between man and machine merges, the physical and virtual experience become interconnected to the point of blurring the genesis of everything. Who creates? Who is created by whom? A series of questions that help read and complicate the present.

Vickie Vainionpää | Collater.al
Vickie Vainionpää | Collater.al
Vickie Vainionpää | Collater.al
Vickie Vainionpää | Collater.al
Vickie Vainionpää | Collater.al

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