Design Dispatch

Our daily look at the world through the lens of design.

An image from the artist collective teamLab’s exhibition. (Photo: Courtesy Pace Gallery)

Keeping up the Pace

Pace Gallery is set to open a new location in Seoul. The gallery has been expanding in Asia in recent years, opening a Beijing outpost in 2008 and a Hong Kong space in 2014.

A rendering of Studio Gang’s Carve Tower. (Image: Neoscape, Courtesy Studio Gang)

Gang of New York

Chicago-based Studio Gang has released new renderings of its Solar Carve Tower, which will be built along New York’s High Line. Through the design, the firm is “commenting on the primary importance of public space, even when that space is mid-block and not protected by typical set-back zoning,” said firm principal Jeanne Gang.

A SpaceX rocket takes off. (Photo: Flickr)

Moon Shot

Elon Musk’s rocket company, SpaceX, plans to send two tourists around the moon before the end of 2018. “I find it extraordinary that these sorts of announcements are being made when SpaceX has yet to get crew from the ground to low-Earth orbit,” said Mary Lynne Dittmar, executive director of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration. “Dates are not SpaceX’s strong suit.”
[The New York Times]

A wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. (Photo: Wikimedia)

Controversial Construction

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will soon request proposals to design Donald Trump’s border wall. Some estimates put the cost of the project at more than $30 billion.
[The Architects’ Journal]

An issue of Interview. (Photo: Creative Commons)

Haramis Joins Interview

Nick Haramis is leaving his post at T: The New York Times Style Magazine to join Interview as the publication’s new editor-in-chief. Haramis reflected on how Interview had inspired him in his youth: “I didn’t have much access to anything New York-related or anything that felt edgy or underground when it came to arts and culture. I learned a lot about that world, and dreamed of being a part of it, through the magazines that I read. And Interview was a bible of sorts.”

Natalie Massenet announced that she would join Farfetch with an Instagram post. (Photo: Instagram/Farfetch)

Massenet Makes a Move

Net-a-Porter founder Natalie Massenet is set to join Farfetch, another high-end online shopping platform, as a nonexecutive cochairman. Massenet had left Net-a-Porter after it merged with Yoox.
[British Vogue]

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