Peruvian architect Diego Delgrado-Elias had the very great idea to convert architects’ tools into jewels. Squares, protractors and levels are turned into wearable miniature rings. A collection of jewels that tells the daily routine of his profession, to discover in images.
For this best-of of October, we have thought about gathering for you the best of the LEGO inspiration : a universe made of bricks and little yellow characters that have certainly taken your time during your youth afternoons. Since, they didn’t stop influencing creation, even for the most adult : staged scenes made up by photographers, tables and bridges built by designers and architects, and also amazing sculptures created by artists.
Located in Saitama in Japan, the “S-House” was thought by Japanese architecture’s studio Yuusuke Karasawa Architects. The structure looks like a house that we can fold, like an accordion. The transparency reveals 5 floors linked by white staircases and beams, crossing each other. This transparent house was commissioned by a client who wanted to show the lack of privacy on the Internet era.
“Archi Windows” is a series by Federico Babina, Italian designer and architect whose we already have talked about many times. Through 25 illustrations and by following the quote “The windows are the eyes of architecture”, he shows the most famous windows created by the biggest architects. To each architect, there is a window and a signature.
Skilful designer Zaha Hadid unveiled her architectural project for Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This building with a stunning design is a prestigious place of culture and the completion of a creative research to illustrate the cultural richness of the country and commemorate the victims of the genocide. More details in images.
Architect Frank Gehry was commissioned to build the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris (Boulogne). The design has been thought according to the setting of the Jardin d’Acclimatation and the willing to create an ultra-modern building. The result is here : the deconstructivism of Gehry is right here and we can read it through the 12 sails in transparent glass held by wooden beams. Opening on 27th October.
Unlike timelapse that show consistent passing time, the Layer-lapse principle is to cut the pictures in sequences through layers. That’s why you can see different moments of the day on the same plan and at irregular speeds. A video made by Julian Tryba and that illustrates this process with talent.
“Situation Room” is an immersive installation by artists Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes at Storefront for Art and architecture in New York. Looking like a kind of intriguing neon pink cave, visitors pass through small passages and can discover the interactive system of the installation. More details in images.
The symphonic concert hall “The Szczecin Philharmonic” has opened on the last 5th Septembre, in Poland. Spanish studio Barozzi Veiga is behind this project : they wanted to build a roof with different spires and a noble and gold interior which ceilings and walls are inspired by geometric patterns.
The Design Research Studio just finished to decorate the interiors of the Mondrian London Hotel, under the art direction of English designer Tom Dixon. Located near the Thames, this hotel features 359 rooms and suites, a rooftop bar, a spa, private rooms for diner at the restaurant and a magnificent cinema that can hosts 56 people.
Tribe Studio Architects have designed this house with a pulley system integrated into the architecture in order to slide the bike from the ground floor to the attic. Home residents just have to pull the rope to put it away or use it in return. An ingenious idea to discover in the following.
German photographer Sven Fennema takes panoramic pictures of abandoned places in Europe, captured with a 360 degrees angle : churches in Poland, cemeteries and deserted casinos in Italy, and also empty villas belonging to mental hospitals. To discover through a beautiful gallery of images and symmetries.
New-York-based artist Tom Fruin (the author of the Water Tower in New York) has decided to spread his colorful plexiglas installations in many parts of Europe with his project “Kolonihavehus” : a little house reflecting the light as church’s windows. We can admire his installations establishing since 2010 in many cities of Denmark, in Czech Republic, in Austria and today in New York.