Designed by Graham Hudson, he has created an atmosphere of total demolition – mounds of rubble, steel scaffolding and twisted concrete and the use of unorthodox materials such as gold foil, iron and copper rust stains and rubberized cotton.
Made exclusively from polypropylene pipe and nylon cable ties, this installation occupied an entire room at Industry Gallery, in Washington DC from September to November 2011.
The work partly pays homage to Washington DC’s own iconic cherry trees, whilst also questioning our relationship with and attitudes towards plastics. The longevity and ready availability of the industrially manufactured materials used to construct the installation stands in stark contrast to the ephemerality and natural beauty of the cherry trees and blossoms it emulates.
“Por las ramas” is a project who shows the analysis of how things are made.In this case inspired in the technique of wrapping I create a space in nature, where you feel protected as in a fetus, The perception of home is strongly linked to the material. Making your own cocoon we transferred our emotions, needs, into our shelter. Crafts make things more human.The look of this cocoon has a strong over-natural aesthetic.I want to expose concepts as: public and private or natural and artificial, creating a contradiction who leads the project since the very begining.For the construction of this cocoons I used bioplastics (used in agriculture, they disappear after one season). This is intended to be transitory. It will eventually be reclaimed by nature, but in return nature will provide benefits to nature and it will close the natural circle of live. This design is as an optical illusion.
This installation by artist and designer Dominic Wilcox aims to breath life into the simple, inanimate shoe, making a connection with nature while referencing the lives of the absent owners. The shoe laces of seven hundred eco-friendly shoes rise up into the air as though growing towards the light creating a field of green on a bed of earth.
Beijing Design Week 2011: London designer Paul Cocksedge installed giant pages of poetry made from rolled steel sheets outside the China Millennium Monument during Beijing Design Week.
Cloud is a work of experimental architecture: a floating roof made simply from helium gas, water and soap; an instantly deployable canopy for conversations in the shade.
We believe that in the future architecture will be light, intelligent and simple – like clouds.
The Cloud experiment is about beginning that process to discover the future of architecture.
Maybe we can carry a building in our pocket?
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Yo Shimada is a designer from Tato Architects where his recent installation project ‘Post-It Structures’ was manifested in cooperation with students of Kyoto University of Art and Design. It is now on show at the gallery artzone in kyoto city, the installation was composed of 30 thousand cells of post-its in bright, fluorescent colors that were adhered to one another to form building components, the result being a wall-like structure running through the gallery.