The London based Heatherwick Studio epitomises the spirit of invention of a new wave of British designers. Featuring drawings, models, films and test pieces generated by speculative and built projects from the past 20 years, the exhibition is a window into the studio who have become renowned for projects such as the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010. It offers unique insights into the ideas and experiments that go into realising projects that span architecture and engineering, as well as furniture, sculpture and product design. Curated by Kate Goodwin, Drue Heinz Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts, and designed by Heatherwick Studio, the exhibition captures the studio’s spirit of discovery, demonstrating their imaginative and entrepreneurial approach to design.
Date: 11 March – 12 April 2015
Venue: Atrium, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Time: 9 am – 9 pm Daily
Organisers: The British Council in collaboration with the GREAT Britain Campaign.
Supported By: DesignSingapore Council
The exhibition is part of the GREAT British Week and is a partner event of the Singapore Design Week.
シンガポールのナショナルデザインセンターで行われたトマス・ヘザウィック展「Inside Heatherwick Studio」の紹介映像。
Many of the world changing companies started out in garages, and today the world’s most innovative companies are bringing that garage spirit in-house.
Today’s corporate garages are highly flexible, customizable environments where thinkers, makers and developers of all stripes can thrive.
The architect on why his medium is the “king or queen of the arts” and his World Trade Center project that was never to be
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With 144 impressive tree trunks, British architect David Chipperfield transformed the museum’s open glass hall in the fall of 2014 into a densely filled hall of columns. The installation also engaged with the architecture of the Neue Nationalgalerie and served as a prologue to the renovation of the museum in line with the guidelines of landmark conservation, which has been underway under the direction of David Chipperfield Architects since the start of 2015.
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016 / winner — Junya Ishigami, Japan
This video was shooted with a Canon 5D Mark II in Atsugi (Kanagawa, Japan) in July 2016, as a collaboration with the architecture photographer Enrico Cano (enricocano.com).
The aim was to show the building in its complexity and with the surrounding environment, to document the project of Junya Ishigami during the exhibition of BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016 (swissarchitecturalaward.ch).
Architect: junya.ishigami+associates, Japan (jnyi.jp)
Architecture: KAIT – Kanagawa Institute of Technology Workshop (2004-2008)
BSI Swiss Architectural Award 2016 / winner — Junya Ishigami, Japan
Interview to Junya Ishigami about his winning projects:
– KAIT Workshop,
– House with Plants
– Japanese Pavilion at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia (2008)
Located at the intersection of the High Line and the newly developed Hudson Boulevard Park on Manhattan’s new western frontier, THE SPIRAL extends the green space of the former train tracks in a spiraling motion towards the sky – from High Line to the skyline.
The 1005 ft high-rise is a unique hybrid that intertwines a continuous green pathway with workspaces on every level. The chain of amenity spaces and terraces originates at THE SPIRAL’s main entrance on 34th street and Hudson Boulevard. The spiral wraps around the tower, which becomes gradually slimmer towards the top. This creates unique floor configurations that will cater to a diverse community of tenants making the building a lively place for businesses of different scales – giving tenants a stake in the buildings iconic skyline presence.
Inside, every terrace becomes a double height atrium with impressive views over Manhattan, offering a more informal setting for meetings, events and recreational activities. These spaces connect multiple levels in the building, offering an alternative to elevators to encourage physical activity and interaction amongst colleagues. THE SPIRAL sets a new standard for the contemporary workplace, where nature becomes an integrated part of the work environment while spatial features are continuously adaptable to the changing needs of the tenants and their organizations.
The stepping form of THE SPIRAL echoes the architecture of New York City’s classic stepped setback skyscrapers and is the natural evolutionary step in the Tishman Speyer portfolio. The silhouette of THE SPIRAL resonates with the iconic architecture of Rockefeller Center while its modern materials and detailing place it at the forefront of contemporary high-rise design on a path to become a future classic on the Manhattan skyline.
For the PRADA 2012 FW Men show, AMO designed a set inspired by palaces of power and grand interiors.
Grand Interior – Void
FW Man 2012
The audience is distributed along the perimeter of the room.
The central void is occupied by a carpet of great extension, measuring 20X35m, assembled with pieces of moquette of different pile lengths and colored in red, white and black. Eleven geometric black flower shapes inspired by modernist rug designs are equally distributed over the red surface. The border of the carpet is defined by a rigid combination of black and white geometries.
Six monumental chandeliers realized with 300 neon tubes each brighten the central scene. Together with the carpet they evoke the grandeur of a palace.
The audience sits in the dark witnessing the spectacle of the show where men walk orderly through the vast interior as if following a secret script.
Frieze London 2016 features more than 160 of the world’s leading galleries, which present art from over 1,000 of today’s leading artists. Here are some highlights from the Preview.
Frieze London 2016, Regent’s Park, London (UK). October 5, 2016.
Fashion is, by necessity, an obsession for Fausto Puglisi, who designs his own label. Here he waxes lyrical about the wonder of Italian craftsmanship – something he sees as intrinsically connected to Italian society. But it is all underpinned by the opening statement: “To be proud to be Italian means to go out and discover new things”. An attitude that took Puglisi to Berlin’s S&M scene and then back to Tuscany’s leatherworkers.
The project began with the passion of craftsmen of Takaoka Traditional Industry Youth Association to bring excitement to their hometown, Takaoka. The short film illustrates dignity and anxiety of craftsmanship in local areas in Japan. It aims to spread the reality of Japanese craftsmen to the rest of the world and to let people know about Takaoka, the city of Japanese traditional arts and crafts. The story is about a couple, a sissy husband Takashi and a devoted wife, Suzu.
Official Facebook Page
Director : Seiichi Hishikawa
Starring : Maki Murakami , Kazuma Narimoto
Music Director : Shinya Kiyokawa
Director of Photography : Yutaka Obara
Producer : Takashi Ueno
Produced by Takaoka Traditional Industry Youth Association , DRAWING AND MANUAL
“My Brother” is a personal tribute to the silent contributions of migrant workers globally. I grew up in the island city-state of Singapore, where encounters with migrants of countries as diverse as Bangladesh, Myanmar, China and the Philippines are part of everyday living. Many of them take on jobs that are considered by the larger public to be menial in nature. Sometimes, the differences in our cultures and socioeconomic statuses cause social friction. When we allow this to be left unchecked, it can evolve into darker displays of xenophobic behavior.
But the inability to see past differences is not just a local issue; it is an increasingly global one. From where I am now in the United States, I am beginning to see how irresponsible political rhetoric, among other factors, influences previously big-hearted populations, populations which embraced – indeed championed – diversity.
My response to this wave of sentiments is inspired by a quote I came across recently, attributed to the French composer Claude Debussy: music is the silence between the notes. The project aims to recognize the silent migrant workers’ contributions to our communities and celebrate their music between our notes.
“My Brother” is thus a metaphor for the thousands of underappreciated migrant workers we come across during our daily commute. I believe that bridges are built on bricks of commonalities and so the focus of this project is on the spaces of our shared humanity – school, families and personal dreams.
After viewing the video, it is my personal hope that you make my brother, your brother too.
Since they commenced their creative directorship of Valentino in 2008, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have made a point of opening the exclusive and enigmatic world of couture to a new audience. From conducting atelier visits to clarifying the importance of the relationship between an idea and its making, the duo explain how and why they are presenting a less well-known side to “Made in Italy”.
Jasper Morrison entwarf 2006 den Bürostuhl Lotus für das italienische Designhaus Cappellini.
Einen großen Teil des Tages verbringen wir an unserem Arbeitsplatz. Dabei soll es nicht nur unserem Rücken gut gehen, sondern auch unser Bedürfnis nach stilvollem Design befriedigt werden. Mit dem Lotus gelingt das spielend, denn Designer Jasper Morrison hat mit diesem Bürostuhl einen zeitlos eleganten Begleiter für Ihr Büro geschaffen.
Die Sitzfläche des Lotus ist dank seines festen Stoffbezugs sehr strapazierfähig. Das Gestell aus druckgegossenem Aluminium verleiht dem Bürostuhl Lotus nicht nur Stabilität, sondern auch eine moderne Optik.
Erhältlich ist der Bürostuhl Lotus von Cappellini in verschiedenen Ausführungen. Ausführliche Informationen lassen wir Ihnen auf Anfrage gerne zukommen.