The installation is an exploration into the potential of an unexpected material realized through makeshift architecture. The D.I.Y House is a structure, which intends to utilize the material qualities of tape by cladding a framework to make a shelter. By utilizing an accessible and versatile material, the audience can appreciate the properties of a common and industrial household products such as the combined elements of the strength of the tape and the form of the metal, allowing the house to retain its balance and to stand.
Inspired primarily by the appeal of qualities found in common hardware products, as well as the DIY mentality, the house aims to provide anyone with the potential to make their own architecture in a playful manner.
You can visit the DIY House at Dream Interiors, as part of Saturday in Design showcase on 6 October 2012, 10am – 7pm. Dream Interiors is located at 456 River Valley Road, Singapore 248342.
London designers Studio Toogood have created a temporary wine bar in Sydney where guests are invited to select their vintage by smelling scented totem poles.
The 6 “UNIQLO CUBES,” celebrate UNIQLO’s innovative yet classic apparel in smart jewel-like architectural packages. Designed by HWKN, the cubes illuminate and enlighten neighborhoods with an in-depth look into UNIQLO’s unique product quality. The pop-up stores showcase UNIQLO by forming simple volumes with high-tech surfaces cladding their gridded surface.
Demisch Danant worked with Maarten Baas to create a site-specific installation for a client who wanted a sculptural but entirely functional piece for their home’s foyer. Maarten used his signature color impregnated clay design as the basis for what he has described as “a viral-like system” of shelving, coat hangers, vitrines and small display areas that together fill the entire space. The result is witty and energetic. And the clients’ kids love it.
Six architecture students have created a temporary fashion store in Budapest with a billowed canvas canopy and a sliced firewood floor.
To make a tree… the very slow explosion of a seed is necessary.
While this is an inevitably slow process, we, on the contrary, are able to make things happen really quickly.
And we did, with the Municipality of Milan and with Fiat, by inventing a small solution to this city’s need for greenery that would make people think and smile. I believe that trees are our real guardian angels, not supernatural beings with wings, but dependable, lifelong companions producing oxygen.
Spending almost more of our time in motorcars rather than at home is a result of our restless mobility. Trees and motorcars, which increasingly compete with each other for space in our urban landscape, have merged into one single object to become the symbol of a new lifestyle.
Milan and Fiat 500 once again demonstrate their commitment to making our city more liveable.
Black, white, dirty, clean, dressing room, locker room, coal, soap, shower baths, mine, stage. Theater happens right now!
The miners’ daily cleansing in the former bath house after the shift is what the Soap Opera is about. The transformation of the former colliery into a cultural location evokes a cleaning process. In the real mine, the underground part of the world remains inaccessible, experienced only as an idea. Outside, a luminous mist of bubbles floats between the old bath house, the shaft tower and the grove of birch trees. The visitors immerse themselves into the froth and reach interior foam spaces, from which they have singular views of the shaft tower and surrounding buildings .
The dense foam is illuminated from within. It is made of transparent, oversized latex balloons, some filled with helium and some with air.
A suffusion of sound inside the foam provides a further level of experience and perception, recalling noises and sounds of the past as a distant reminiscence.
For a few hours, the precision and hardness of the architecture and its materials are confronted with the soft, incomprehensible form of ephemeral foam.After the performance, the foam gradually dissolves. The audience – the real actors of this performance – take it along with themselves.
The exhibition “Seismograph City – Sustainable Strategies in Architecture and Urban Planning” was held in summer 2009 in Hamburg.
The location of the exhibition was well situated to reach the foyer of an office building, which for material selection and design options in particular brought special challenges. We defined it as our task to present the issue of sustainability in an atmosphere of lightness, elegance and accessibility – in purposeful contrast to the often perceived as very stressful discussion.