Pliny Fisk III has been called a “mad scientist,” a “dreamer” and a “visionary.” His favorite word to describe the architectural work he does is “crazy.” Spending a day with Fisk on his 18-acre work site outside of Austin, Texas is like riding a rocket blast into the future. “To be free to do what we’re doing is absolute magic,” Fisk recently told CNN.
With all the pomp and money befitting its status as the world’s richest city, Abu Dhabi will soon unveil its new Formula One track on Yas Island, a spectacular entertainment destination emerging from the turquoise waters off the coast of the Emirati capital. In true Gulf style, the new Yas Marina Circuit is iconic — its roof is huge, ringed with thousands of lights, and modeled on the classic double curve of a Ferrari racing chassis.
In a gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago, there’s a painting from 1913 by the German Expressionist Franz Marc called The Bewitched Mill.