la línea roja’

Reading Time: 2 minutes ‘la línea roja’ — a visual study of geometry and form in dialogue with nature.  Nicolas Rivals, a photographer based in Paris, installed luminous, neon-hued squares, triangles and intersecting lines across scenic landscapes in Spain. He’s described this particular installation as “a red line woven over a journey through Spain, to connect Man with nature. A red …

Utopian Dwelling

Reading Time: 2 minutes We have gone from mud brick houses to homes built out of wood and stone to concrete and steel. Limited space has become an increasingly critical issue. With affordability, convenience, practicality coming into play, we often forget about the kind of homes we desire. Jing Zhang has taken ideas from childhood and developed types of homes that could only exist …

We Are Flowers, Melissa

Reading Time: 2 minutes A stunning, nature-inspired installation of over 20,000 translucent flowers to create a large immersive hanging surface in the New York flagship. The surface was designed specifically for the Melissa Gallery in New York with an engineered Mylar net made of over 4,000 unique pieces. These flowers are placed in a more natural arrangement to combine the …

Whimsicle forrest flip books

Reading Time: 2 minutes Books have evolved consistently over time. First, it was your standard paperback, then we had pop-up books, and more recently, the shift to e-books and tablet reading. That shift is understandable given the digitisation of society. It’s an innovation that we all saw coming, but interactive books the size of humans – that’s a whole other …

Loose lips recycles Ships

Reading Time: 2 minutes In Seoul, there’s a unique pavilion that looks oddly out of place. It’s only once you turn upside-down that you’ll realise what it really is: a rusty old ship. While most ships go to die in a scrapyard where they’re cut up and sold off, Shinslab Architecture gave this vessel a second chance at life. …

New York is really getting that underground version of the High Line

Reading Time: 2 minutes Move over, High Line. New York City authorities have approved the plans to transform an abandoned trolley tunnel into the world’s first underground park: The Lowline. The subterranean park will be built on a former trolley turnaround point, which has been disused since 1948. It will feature sunken areas flooded with natural light and decorated …

Thomas Chapman

Reading Time: 2 minutes Relevant but striking for the space it inhabits, Thomas Chapman is the architect behind the African School of excellence. What we found inspiring was how the building inspires a collective spirit of participation among community members. Chapman has master degree’s in both architecture and urban design. In 2012 he found and is the principal architect …

Stacked

Reading Time: 2 minutes Malte Brandenburg is a self taught photographer from Berlin. He has a love for symmetry and simplicity. ‘Stacked’ is a series of photographs of post-war housing estates in Berlin. Initially these houses were built for middle class families but were over time replaced by poorer families. The buildings were built in a seemingly identical fashion …