Sad to hear that Azzedine Alaia passed away last Sunday in Paris. We were fortunate enough to design his first fashion show in New York City in 1982 at Bergdorf Goodman and to work with him on his windows on 5th Avenue . Here are a couple of pics of that first show thirty five years later. He was an amazing designer working in his quiet observant manner creating a unique oeuvre.
Nic Goldsmith gave the keynote lecture for the 2016 LSAA (Lightweight Structures Association of Australasia) Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Nic spoke about the architectural evolution from Mass to Membrane, Building Skins and Form Finding. The conference included lectures from worldwide experts and a workshop on the second day introducing physical modeling as a form finding tool. (http://www.lsaa.org)
Here’s a new article recently published by the International Journal of Space Structures dedicated to Frei Otto and edited by Irmgard Aldinger which Nic Goldsmith wrote an article about Frei’s form finding process.
Here’s a new video by Saint-Gobain about PTFE fabrics where Nic Goldsmith of FTL talks about the material and its use in FTL projects.
Welcome to our new website which may look a little like the old website, but is in reality a completely new CMS website where we can update projects, create blogs, and keep in better contact with you. Website was designed by Anthony Rago at Apogee Media and we hope you enjoy the new features including a NEWS FEATURE, a PRODUCT DESIGN PAGE and new CORE TEAM. We have streamlined the text for easier browsing and updated the projects to stay current.
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