Category: Photo & Design

Photo & Design

sloping cube takes center stage at various associates’ SND boutique in china

shenzhen-based architecture studio various associates explores the relation between body and space in its design for the SND boutique. located in chongqing, china, the store features a pure and simple layout with an open display area on both sides that resembles a square, while details such as reflective surfaces, bold geometries, and intricate textures add […]

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teamlab fills former oil tanks with ‘digital universe of water particles’ in shanghai

art collective teamlab will inaugurate the opening of a new art museum in shanghai this weekend with an immersive exhibition that explores water through digital manipulation. entitled ‘universe of water particles in the tank’ the exhibition will transform five massive former oil tanks that constitute a new ambitious and long-awaited museum project aptly names ‘tank shanghai’. […]

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FABRICations maximizes interaction with flexible layout of the casco loft in amsterdam

design studio FABRICations has completed the interior for an apartment in amsterdam. the ‘casco loft’ project aims to promote ideas of interaction and flexibility, by encouraging shared spaces through the implementation of a flexible, open layout. the concept revolves around the idea of creating an open shell, or in dutch ‘casco’, where suspended volumes are then […]

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atelierco architects connects garden and living space in japanese family house renovation

atelierco architects has renovated a traditional house in yokohama, japan, with great attention on maintaining its use as a gathering space, as well as its relation to the outside garden. originally built in 1964 by the client’s grandmother, the house comes with the unusual feature of having the living space and garden on the same […]

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yiduan shanghai adds timber canopy to shipping containers to form office

chinese firm yiduan shanghai has completed ‘the solid and void’, a three story office building situated in an open grassland in chongming island, shanghai. the project is composed of 10 stacked shipping containers, each paired with an outdoor void box designed to increase the interior functional area of each container. the added volumes create a […]

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building pictures presents the restoration of a homeless shelter in porto

building pictures has filmed the renovation project of the ‘homeless shelter of porto‘ (albergues noturnos do porto), a project designed by the portuguese architect nuno valentim. guided by laudolino jesus, who was previoulsy homeless himself, the film takes viewers on a short tour around the building, conveying how architecture has the ability to actually change people’s lives. images © building pictures […]

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the red mud project creates ceramic tableware from industrial waste

a group of designers from the royal college of art in london have conceived the ‘red mud project’, to explore methods of transforming red mud – an industrial waste – into ceramic tableware sets and other functional forms. the team have worked closely with material scientists, ceramicists and factories across europe, to create a series of objects from […]

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KIMU’s ‘twirl timepiece’ gives a spinning platform to cherished possessions

finland and taiwan based design studio KIMU has rethought the traditional clock, allowing one to repurpose their most cherished possessions into artifacts that can metaphorically transcend time. an elegant baseplate, which also acts as the minute hand, is at the center of the ‘twirl timepiece‘ and rotates in a smooth 360 spin. all images courtesy of […]

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vudafieri-saverino completes four kindergartens in china with bold geometries and colors

italian architecture studio vudafieri-saverino partners has completed four kindergartens in china – two in shenzhen and two in suzhou – and an office for american brand gymboree play & music. designed as stimuli for imagination and learning, the immersive and highly experiential spaces are characterized by bold colors, shapes and geometries that give life to […]

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snøhetta completes europe’s first underwater restaurant in norway

an 111 foot-long concrete structure emerging from the norwegian sea invites guests to eat alongside marine wildlife, opening today as europe’s first underwater restaurant. but as much as the snøhetta-designed concept will function as a unique dining experience, it will also encourage important marine research. © ivar kvaal images courtesy of snøhetta underscoring the delicate […]

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Crescendo: A Watercolor Ode to the Science, Strangeness, and Splendor of Pregnancy

“Every man or woman who is sane, every man or woman who has the feeling of being a person in the world, and for whom the world means something, every happy person, is in infinite debt to a woman,” the trailblazing psychologist Donald Winnicott observed in his landmark manifesto for the mother’s contribution to society. […]

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timothy goodman celebrates the greatest NBA teams with a 40 foot long mural in NYC

brooklyn based illustrator, timothy goodman, has created a 40ft x 10ft mural at the offices of a huge sports website in new york city. as an avid NBA basketball fan, goodman has completed the project as a celebration of the top 25 greatest NBA teams. located on a large-scale wall at the ‘bleacher report’ offices, the artwork proudly […]

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michele de lucchi reinterprets four classic typologies of eyeglasses for JINS

japanese eyewear brand JINS has teamed up with michele de lucchi for the third installment of its design project, which so far includes collaborations with konstantin grcic and jasper morrison. with emphasis on personality, the italian architect has reinterpreted four classic typologies of eyeglasses: boston, cat-eye, round and polygonal; resulting in contemporary forms and colors that enable […]

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‘companion species’ is a series of DIY furniture designed for both you and your cat

bangkok-based design practice, animali domestici, has created the ‘companion species’ furniture series, designed for both humans and cats. the first prototype, recently exhibited during bangkok design week 2019, is a rocking chair made of scratching rope, that offers two ‘seats’ for both you and your cat. with it’s hanging components appearing as pet toys, and soft […]

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this traditional taiwanese compound has been transformed into a home for a family of five

HAO design, an architecture and interiors firm based in taiwan, has transformed a dilapidated ensemble of buildings in pingtung city into a contemporary home for a family of five. the original buildings, which are more than 60 years old, were in a state of disrepair and desperately needed structural reinforcement of well as aesthetic attention. […]

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FREAKS assumes industrial aesthetics for performing arts space in paris

architecture studio, FREAKS, has completed the renovation of ‘la manutention’ – a residency space for performing artists within palais de tokyo in paris. originally built in 1937, the building has been home to a center for contemporary art since 2002 following the renovation of parts of the interior spaces led by architects lacaton & vassal. the current […]

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Astrophysicist and Author Janna Levin Reads “Berryman” by W.S. Merwin: Superb Advice on How to Stay Sane as an Artist

To be an artist is to live suspended above the abyss between recognition and artistic value, never quite knowing whether your art will land on either bank, or straddle both, or be swallowed by the fathomless pit of obscurity. We never know how our work stirs another mind or touches another heart, how it tenons […]

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studio gang reveals imagery of the planned university of chicago center in paris

studio gang reveals the university of chicago center in paris, designed to create a new hub for cultural exchange in the rapidly-expanding 13th arrondissement in the french capital. the project comprises an academic center and a mixed-use residential building, and will introduce a new vitality to the neighborhood with biodiverse green spaces and architecture that […]

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