Category: Photo & Design

‘re-coding post-war syria’ uses 3D scanning to map the future of damascus

unveiled at the 2019/2020 bi-city shenzhen biennale of urbanism and architecture, reparametrize studio and digital architects have collaborated to create the ‘re-coding post-war syria’ exhibition. the multinational team of syrian, lebanese, austrian, bulgarian, ukrainian and chinese architects have showcased a unique set of images that shows the work in the destroyed city of damascus, through […]

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craft combine creates a homeware collection made from mushroom mycelium

seoul-based studio craft combine designed a collection of containers made of mycelium, a biodegradable material, through a collaboration with bio lab seoul, a public biology laboratory. in the project, pottery is seen as a morphological motif that made rapid progress in the life of prehistoric humans. this way, the designers hope that new environmentally-friendly materials, […]

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lexus designs space vehicles for humans on the moon

the design team at lexus has unveiled a series of lunar vehicles intended to help future residents on the moon. one concept – which carries a single rider – is called zero gravity, and inspired by the brand’s LF-30 concept and electrified vision. zero gravity lexus unveiled the series of moon-friendly vehicles after being asked […]

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green roofs and timber façades articulate mono architekten’s school extension in berlin

in the prenzlauer berg area of berlin, mono architekten has completed the design of an after-school care center for the waldorf school. the urban site poses a unique position between socialist prefabricated structures, wilhelminian style blocks and the green spaces of the nearby jewish cemetery. the existing school itself is a 5-story prefab dating back […]

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exclusive first images of kengo kuma’s completed olympic stadium for tokyo 2020

in 2015, the japanese government chose kengo kuma to design the new national stadium in tokyo, the arena which will form the centerpiece of the city’s 2020 olympic games. the project had been controversially taken away from iraqi-british architect zaha hadid, amid concerns of increasing costs. kuma saw off competition from compatriot toyo ito, who […]

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tadao ando’s new art museum nears completion in southern china

tadao ando architect & associates has revealed the latest construction images from the soon to be completed ‘he art museum‘ (HEM) in shunde. set to open on march 21st, 2020, the new building will host a range of exhibits to celebrate southern china’s regional lingnan culture. HEM construction site, image © HEM (main image © […]

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sky-frame: bjarke ingels’ point of view on the world and his work

as one of the world’s most prominent current architects, bjarke ingels’ perspective of the world is a unique one. in conversation with sky-frame, we try and understand his point of view. from inside his ‘house ferry’, an old 450-tonne car ferry converted into his family home, there are views across the waterways of copenhagen that […]

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ASB glassfloor transforms floor and wall surfaces into vivid monitors

the revolutionary lumiflex floor from the german manufacturer ASB glassfloor transforms floor and wall surfaces of any size into heavy-duty, multifunctional monitors, and with them opens up new aesthetic and communicative avenues. it was in 1965 that horst babinsky founded an interior design company to present his vision of modular aluminium system components (ASB) to […]

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bjork and microsoft use AI to create music that changes with the weather

björk has collaborated with microsoft to create AI-generated music based on on the changing weather patterns and position of the sun. called ‘kórsafn,’ which means ‘choir archive’ in icelandic, the composition will be played continuously in the lobby of sister city, a hotel in new york’s lower east side that opened in the spring of […]

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valentino gareri designs a low cost modular prototype for schools in africa

architect valentino gareri has developed a low cost and modular prototype for an educational building in african regions, inspired by vernacular architecture. the proposed design is to be made using local materials and construction techniques, with all the required spaces fitted into a 1 storey-height volume made by modules of 42 m2 each.  all images […]

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takashi okuno and associates revives ceremonial traditions in compact teahouse in japan

takashi okuno and associates designed a minimal and raw, yet elegant and sophisticated teahouse in the town of tadotsu, japan. the compact project was built out of a desire to pass along the traditions of the japanese culture to younger generations. the relaxing space aims to inspire peace to any guest welcome into the house. […]

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liz diller interview: ‘architecture has a danger of becoming obsolete’

from the completed renovation of MoMA to the opening of the innovative shed cultural center, 2019 proved to be a significant year for diller scofidio + renfro. since establishing the studio in 1981, the new-york based practice has become renowned for its work across the fields of art, architecture and urban design. as one of […]

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XAA’s lakeside academy appears to float on water in meishan city, china

after being commissioned by developer, vanke, janson xian architect+associates (XAA) has realized the ‘dongpo academy’ for a lakeside site in meishan, china. the project takes inspiration from the city’s history and culture, with a particular focus on its literary background. interestingly, the design also pays homage to the local god of literature, as it is […]

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interview with erwin wurm on body-based art and beverage-drinking at ‘yes biological’

over the last twenty years, austrian artist erwin wurm has produced a body of work that evokes the absurdity found in mundane actions of everyday life, addressing sculptural issues that relate to the human body. from now through february 22, 2020, lehmann maupin’s west 24th street gallery in new york is hosting an exhibition of […]

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kengo kuma wraps ‘the exchange’ in sydney with a sculpturally curving timber screen

the sculptural timber project by kengo kuma & associates entitled ‘the exchange’ offers a dynamic and formal public space to the urban context of sydney, australia. the exchange serves as a multi-use civic building comprised of a public library, childcare, and commercial uses. the diverse set of programming includes a fresh food market and restaurants. […]

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campos studio embeds the sooke house within the forest of a rocky hill in canada

campos studio has designed the sooke house for a woman and her dog on a rocky hill where the forest meets the sea in british colombia, canada. the construction of the angular house draws from the the forest, a series of douglas fir, sitka spruce and cedars trunks supporting their foliage high up in the […]

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zuzhai public toilet by atelier cnS expresses its history with reused crushed rubble

situated in the historic and picturesque landscape of zuzhai village in kaiping, southern china, atelier cnS constructs a public toilet as an expression of the rich heritage of its context. built on the site of a former public restroom, the brick and title project is constructed from the materials sourced from the previous structure’s demolition. […]

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toru shimokawa stacks two wooden volumes for japanese house in izumi

house in izumi by toru shimokawa architects is a two-story residence situated in a quite road with a small river running on one side in chikugo city, fukuoka, japan. the form of the house comprises two wooden volumes stacked on top of each other, with the second volume extending beyond the boundaries of the base. […]

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FR-EE and planet collective envision communal living in burning man with the holon temple

influenced by the community-driven atmosphere of burning man, architect fernando romero of FR-EE co-founds the design group ‘planet collective’ and envisions the ‘holon temple’. the temporary timber pavilion could be constructed for the annual festival in nevada’s black rock desert, to stand for a week-long experiment in communal living and spiritual reflection. the team at […]

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daniel arsham investigates classical objects artfully eroded with ‘paris, 3020’ at perrotin

paris’ galerie perrotin debuts daniel arsham’s latest body of work entitled ‘paris, 3020.’ the new suite of large-scale sculptures express influence from iconic classical busts, friezes, and sculptures derived from antiquity. over the past year, the artist has been granted unprecedented access to the réunion des musées nationaux — grand palais, a 200-year-old french molding […]

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studio roosegaarde’s holocaust monument lights rotterdam with 104,000 luminescent stones

the temporary holocaust monument levenslicht by studio roosegaarde lights up rotterdam with 104,000 luminescent memorial stones that represent the 104,000 dutch holocaust victims of the second world war. the monument, which draws from the jewish custom of placing stones to honor the deceased instead of flowers, comprises specially developed rocks with fluorescent pigments that can […]

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