The Nanjing Zendai Himalayas Center by MAD Architects features mountainous ‘liquid’ towers embracing a village-like mixed-use development. Connecting pathways and green contemplative spaces merge nature with the conveniences of modern day living.
Are you ready to embrace Nature by floating in mid air or on a lake, sleeping in a sci-fi inflatable unit or stargazing in a posh bubble dome? We selected 5 out-of-the-box tent designs allowing explorers to camp in unexpected ways.
BHDM Design merged Hawaii’s luxuriant vibe and dramatic landscape and sunsets with a vibrant and contemporary twist for the Shoreline Hotel Waikiki in Honolulu.
RCR – Dream & Nature. The Catalonia Pavilion in Venice invite visitors to venture into a cave of light and reflections where a rain of magified glasses unravels RCR Arquitectes ‘ Nature-inspired creative imprint.
After digging the dustiest museum archives around the globe moooi presents The Museum of Extinct Animals, an exhibition and collection featuring drawings of lost species, trimmed by imagination.
The Giardino Botanico collection by Artefatto Design Studio for Secolo XXI pays homage to the pure and simple elegance of Nature.
Artemide’s O lighting design collection by studio ELEMENTAL aims to reconcile the needs of the natural and the urban environment. Darkness and disappearance will be the contribution of “O” to nature and public spaces.
MAD Architects’ Chaoyang Park in Beijing features asymmetrical twin towers which were inspired by Chinese traditional mountain paintings.
Hidemi Nishida’s Fragile chairs installation features seats emerging from Lake Poroto’s rippling surface in Hokkaido, Japan. The installation pays homage to the Ainu local tribe and blends traditional everyday landscapes with wider and silent natural outdoor environments.
Raw bamboo canes tight with chords compose the SOBA flat-pack furniture by Stefan Diez who teamed with Japanese craftsmen.
Aurora exhibition at Stockholm Furniture Fair offers the chance to dig into the unique features of each Nordic country. We picked Iceland. Here extreme conditions became the cradle for a distinct creative approach: sulphure designs, flat-packed paper lamps and even furniture made of whale bones and shark teeth.
Smooth volumes, sharp lines and an impressive wooden theater reminding the gentle erosion of the time: MAD Architects designed the recently completed Harbin Opera House as Northern Chinese winters would have shaped natural landscapes.
At DesignMiami/ 2014, Perrier-Jouët installation by mischer’traxler featured a mechanical garden that bloomed when you moved away from it and botanical patterns that blossomed from mirrors to the walls as soon as you turned away.
Pixelated design by Snøhetta and The Metric System was selected for new notes by the Norway Central Bank and pays homage to Norwegian coastal landscapes.
Aki Inomata played with the “identity transfer” concept creating fascinating shells for hermits crabs that reproduce the architecture of various countries
The short film TROLL – THE VOLUNTARY RUIN by Andreas Angelidakis narrates the story of Chara, Athen’s iconic modernist building. The movie explains in a surreal yet touching way the development and decline of the Greek capital through an architectural point of view.
Birdhouses architecture? Recent the projects by Nendo, Frederik Roje, Jarrod Lim and Andreu Carulla look deeper into our relationship with Nature and offer a playful and intimate reflection upon our coexistence with other living beings.