Archive for September, 2017
To solve congestion problems in large cities, the Russian company Dahir Insaat has devised a revolutionary form of transport, somewhere between a tram and a UFO.
The design studio JGMA has designed a new type of University in Chicago, named “El Centro”. With highly graphic architecture and façades in shades of blue and yellow, the University contrasts with its immediate environment, a car park and a highway.
Detecting polluted water using a piece of clothing? That’s what you can do with the T-shirt developed by The Unseen and The Lost Explorer, two collectives that want to raise public awareness of the impact of the ready-to-wear industry on climate change.
It’s definitely one of the most daring pop-up stores in history: in the middle of the mountains in Colorado, the Cliffside Shop has been set up on one of the rock faces of the Eldorado Canyon, a popular spot for climbing enthusiasts. To get there, you have to climb the 91.5m that separates it from the ground…
The designer Kengo Kuma has recently completed work on a huge cultural centre entirely dedicated to ancient and contemporary Japanese culture, in the heart of São Paulo. “Japan House” is the first part of a project initiated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which plans to construct two similar centres in London and Los Angeles.
The Brazilian centre aims to recreate a typically Japanese ambiance and aesthetics in a welcoming setting, in a lively part of the city.
The Opening Ceremony store located between Soho and Chinatown in New York is already an essential part of the contemporary fashion scene, and is now trying its hand at design experimentation.
For his corner in the multi-brand store owned by Kenzo creative directors Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, the American designer Patrik Ervell chose to present his latest collection within a pink fibreglass installation, skilfully reconverting an industrial object into an unusual design piece.
Strolling through the streets of Hanoi in Vietnam, you might see a new type of house front, with “green balconies” where plants have been placed, giving a new look to the district. They form part of the “TH House” construction, a house built to a standard design that required finishings before it could be occupied.
The architects from DANstudio undertook to complete the construction of one of these houses, which follows a typical structure inside and outside.