Weekend Edition: Thomas Kinkade modernism, the limits of digital design, and more


Weekend Edition: Thomas Kinkade modernism, the limits of digital design, and more

Louis Kahn's Fisher House inside a Thomas Kinkade painting (Courtesy @robyniko)

Missed some of our articles, tweets, or Facebook posts from the last few days? Don’t sweat it—we’ve gathered a few the week’s must-read stories right here. Enjoy!

Farnsworth House inside a Thomas Kinkade painting
@robyniko responded to a call on Twitter this weekend to place modernist homes within Thomas Kinkade paintings. Shown here: The Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe (Courtesy @robyniko)

Peep these modernist homes transplanted into Thomas Kinkade paintings

Ever looked at a Thomas Kinkade painting of a cozy cottage nestled into an impossibly golden landscape and thought: That picture would be better with some avant-garde architecture? If so, you’re not alone.

Photo of architectural model by Zaha Hadid Architects and ZHCODE
A new show at The Building Centre in London covers the parametric design experiments of Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) and ZHCODE, the firm’s digital research unit. Pictured: Concept model for the Winton Gallery at London’s Science Museum designed by ZHA and ZHCODE (Chris Jackson)

Zaha Hadid Architects exhibit presents promise and peril of parametric design

Set up in 2007, ZHCODE is a computation and design research offshoot from Zaha Hadid Architects, the work of which is currently on display at The Building Center in London.

Rendering of Kansas City International Airport
The new Kansas City International Airport features a flattened roof. (Courtesy Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate)

Kansas City International Airport tones down design in new renderings

Seven months after voters approved the massive reconstruction of Kansas City International Airport, SOM and developer Edgemoor have released new renderings that flatten out the previously-curved terminal building.