Designed by Nextoffice Design Studio, this flexible and unexpected house is a result of an well thought out architectural project for the narrow but deep urban plot given. The most visible and amazing element is the two-dimensional façade that can be turned into a three-dimensional one, option that came from the traditional Iranian homes to have an all seasons rooms.
Artist and photographer Caleb Charland has taken the classic grade school science project and expanded on it. His photography series ‘Back to Light’ captures light displays that run solely on vegetable-powered electricity.
On applying science to art and the organic nature of his work, he said, “I utilize everyday objects and fundamental forces to illustrate experiences of wonder.”
META-Project, a Beijing based research-design studio has recently completed a renovation for VANKE in Shenyang, China that infused new life into the dilapidated water tower in an exquisite manner.
This water tower is located in the campus of a run down military factory, formerly known as the People’s Liberation Army No.1102 Factory, founded in 1959 during the Great Leap Forward. Formerly one of the most important heavy industrial production bases of China, the Tiexi District in Shenyang is now full of miscellaneous industrial relics from that time period.
New York-based photographer Tricia Messeroux is the founder of Toddlewood, a studio that “transforms everyday kids into superstar celebrities, iconic figures and historic legends”.
In her latest project, Messeroux has recreated the celebrity looks that came down the Golden Globes red carpet—which took place just a few days ago—with young children mostly aged 3 to 6.
When first encountering this body of photographs Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas it’s easy to view it as a familiar “animals dressed as people” project. But as you look closer you realize it’s quite a bit more than that.
Titled Segundas Pieles (Second Skins), the ongoing series includes some 50+ animals whose personalities seem to be perfectly amplified by their pitch-perfect attire, making the portaits just a bit more human than animal.
Each spring Salone del Mobile arrives in Milan, bringing with it the world’s top designers, architects and design enthusiasts. Among the many highly anticipated product launches, pop ups and parties, this year saw iconic Italian furniture company Kartell formally introduce a series of pieces designed by both new and known designers, including rock star Lenny Kravitz.
Although better known for his music, Kravitz can include designer on his CV, having founded his own studio,Kravitz Design Inc, in 2003. In recent years he’s been involved with multiple large-scale hotel projects, a collaboration with Swarovski and now, is collaborating with none other than famed design personality Philippe Stark on a new rendition of his Mademoiselle chair.
The Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson who is known for sculptures and large-scale installation art employing elemental materials such as light, water, and air temperature to enhance the viewer’s experience. He was born in Copenhagen in 1967 to Icelandic parents, studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts between 1989 and 1995. In 1995 he established Studio Olafur Eliasson in Berlin, a laboratory for spatial research. Eliasson represented Denmark at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003 and later that year installed The Weather Project in the Turbine Hall of Tate Modern, London.
Created for the Manchester International Festival. ZHA has designed a chamber music hall for solo performances of Johann Sebastian Bach’s chamber music masterpieces. The project’s form, a suspended ribbon of translucent lightweight synthetic fabric (150 g/m2) articulated by an internal steel structure, translates the intricate relationships of Bach’s harmonies into an architectural spatial condition. This voluminous ribbon swirls within the room, carving out a spatial and visual response to the intricate relationships of Bach’s harmonies.
To convince a culture less than enthusiastic about the concept that everyone can be an athlete, the Maryland-based brand brought in HUSH Studio, who in turn hired architecture and design studio Marc Thorpe Design, to create an experimental retail space centered on the architecture of Under Armour—action, vigor and endurance.
Upon entering, the store’s dynamic architecture draws visitors down a long illuminated hall—designed to ready one’s retinas for the following room—to the theatre, where an exaggerated 270-degree panoramic film surrounds and engulfs the viewer.
Located in the new Jing An Kerry Center in central Shanghai, the space is the first of potentially many “retail theatre” concept stores for the brand
London-based location agency 1st-Option features a unique portfolio of shoot locations for stills photography, TV and filming. We spotted this unique project on their website, a truly stunning water tower conversion located in north-western London, England, UK. This Venetian-Gothic water tower was built in 1877 by Fowler and Hill, as part of Lambeth Workhouse and Infirmary, latterly Lambeth Hospital. The tower is 99 foot tall with 5 foot-thick walls and crowned with a huge steel water tank.Utterly derelict, the tower was listed for £395,000 in 2008, and bought by Leigh Osbourne and Graham Voce who converted it into a spectacular luxury home. The tower now houses four bedrooms and 360 degree views across London, with a lift shaft alongside the tower, while at the bottom is a new, modern living space nicknamed the ‘Cube’.
In the UK, the Kids organization aims to help disabled children and their families in every facet of their lives, which is why this November they will auction off a series of dollhouses, designed and created by some of the top architects in the UK, to raise funds and bring attention to the critical need for accessible housing.
The Slate is a household accessory, bringing form and function to our daily lives. It’s practical, aesthetically pleasing, and most importantly – it increases the efficiency of our laptops.The Slate is cut from a block of pure, premium bamboo. It’s ultra lightweight, super strong, and it will absorb the heat from your laptop. The curves, air ventilation, and docking station are chiseled, hand-sanded, and polished to mirror the feeling of glass. A super thick and heavy duty mouse pad is installed and sits flush against the surface of the slate.
Polish artist Monika Grzymala will fill a London gallery with lengths of black and white sticky tape at an exhibition that opens in October.Grzymala applies adhesive tape directly to gallery walls to create three-dimensional drawings that can both wrap around corners and project outwards.
This 300-plus year-old house is located in the ancient port city of Jaffa, the oldest part of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa municipality in Israel.The gorgeous renovation is by the Tel Aviv-based Pitsou Kedem Architects, already well known for their minimalist approach to architecture and design.The single owner of the house asked the designers to maximize the sea view while keeping the historical feel of the building intact. The project team – Pitsou Kedem, Irene Goldberg and Raz Melamed – has achieved this beautifully.The residence consists of a 100 square meter (1,076 sq.ft) living area (living, dining and kitchen) plus an additional 80 square meters (861 sq.ft) that includes the master bed room, a study and a guest room.
Athens-based architectural practice, MplusM have completed the Villa Anemolia project. The renovated villa can be found in Santorini, an island in the Aegean Sea, Greece. This renovation project of a luxury hotel is in Megalochori, an introverted and quiet village in Santorini.
Cai Guo-Qiang was born in 1957 in Quanzhou City, Fujian Province, China.”Trained in stage design at the Shanghai Theater Academy, his work has since crossed multiple mediums within art, including drawing, installation, video and performance art. While living in Japan from 1986 to 1995, he explored the properties of gunpowder in his drawings, an inquiry that eventually led to his experimentation with explosives on a massive scale and to the development of his signature explosion events. His newest project is Heritage, 99 life-sized replicas of animals, water, sand, drip mechanism with variables dimensions for Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art.
Move through busy city streets in no time and spare your energy with the help of Smart Wheel, a pedal assist that encases an ultra-thin electric motor and intelligent electronics within a robust housing, neatly fitted onto the spokes of a bicycle rim. It fits practically any bicycle frame and helps you use your bike more efficiently and comfortably, when and where you need it.
Urbanproof is a clothing line that has been designed by the agency WTF (Write The Future) for B’twin to address problems that bikers encounter every day in the city. Thus, this is a range of coats, hats and gloves which was designed to allow urban cyclists to enjoy cycling as much comfort as on foot. To illustrate this project three artists themselves using their bikes daily, were asked to illustrate with their respective expertise three promises made products this collection: visibility, light and cold protection.