Wallpaper* | January 2020
The Next Generation issue, as we kicked off the new decade, Wallpaper* celebrated with the most exciting young creatives worldwide.
An annual Graduate Directory, unearths the brightest talents in design, architecture, fashion, jewellery, photography, visual communication, and transport, hailing from Central Saint Martins, Harvard GSD, as well as institutions such as UNSW Art & Design in Australia, the Estonian Academy of Arts, Tama Art University in Japan, Monterrey Institute of Technology in Mexico and Hongik University in South Korea.
Also featuring houses in Jordan, Greece, Belgium and Chile – the latter designed by Ryue Nishizawa, half of the Pritzker Prize-winning practice Sanaa. Commissioned by developer Ochoalcubo which also worked with Alejandro Aravena’s Elemental to create the astonishing Casa Ocho Quebradas (W*238), Casa Nishizawa is tucked in a remote stretch of Chile’s Pacific coastline. Then onto Dhaka, where a new generation of architects is carrying the torches of Louis Kahn, famed for his National Assembly Building, and Muzharul Islam, the founding father of Bengali modernism. Dhaka’s recent architecture is eye-opening, combining geometric beauty and a sensitivity to local materials and climate.
Next stop Japan, to visit the Nakagin Capsule Tower, Kisho Kurokawa’s 1972 modular monument in Tokyo that is at risk of demolition. We also present our magical and mysterious – fireworks included – Space shoot in Scotland, conceived by Wallpaper’s prodigiously talented interiors contributor Matthew Morris, which also graces the newsstand cover. Finally, the latest in our Artist’s Palate recipe series sees Ugo Rondinone dish up alpine macaroni as the perfect antidote to post-winter-holiday blues.
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