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.