The mastermind behind China’s state TV headquarters reflects on architecture, life, and fashion
Interview by Felix Burrichter and Pierre Alexandre de Looz
Photography by Julika Rudelius
Styling by James Valeri
Hanging on the telephone with the grandmaster of flash
Interview by Horacio Silva
Portrait by Fabio Morelli
The shy Swiss artist explains how he alters your perception of space, one collage at a time.
Interview by Felix Burrichter
Artwork by Boris Rebetez
Lifting the heavy brocade curtains of the French capital’s most flamboyant designer
Text by Aric Chen
Photography by Assaf Shoshan
Art Direction by Concept + Image
An avante-garde flashback to Kenzo Tange’s architectural Valley of the Dolls at Expo ’70 Osaka. PIN–UP pays tribute to Sol Lewitt and his efflorescent explorations of cubic forms. Jürgen Mayer H. reminisces about Bauhaus professor Ernst Neufert’s Bauentwurslehre, the ultimate guide to metric standards. Takashi Homma takes a peak inside SANAA’s model workshop. Photographer Marcelo Krasilcic varnishes luxury furniture with a different kind of domesticity in a PIN–UP Design Portfolio. A collection of essays in which V. de Loup takes a trip into the dirty mind of prolific 18th Century designer Jean-Jacques Lequeu, Joe Disponizio revisits Old Monceau for a romp through the scandalous and playful Parisian park, Meredith TenHoor theorizes the domesticated modernity of the Automat restaurant, Esra Akcan investigates the fragile and ephemeral architecture of Turkey’s unofficial settlements, and John Harwood discusses the architecture of music. A series of exterior views of House X1, Peter Neufert’s architectural masterpiece on the outskirts of Cologne. A selection of some of PIN–UP’s favorite architecture-themed album covers of the last 30 years. And PIN–UP BOY #2, Harlem plaster master Angel Hernandez.