Nestled in the small city of Molsheim, France is the place where one of the most advanced automobiles in the world comes to life. The sequel to the 268 mph Veyron, the Chiron is even more complex, requiring over 1,800 individual parts to build. Continue reading
At first glance The Bunkie seems like an architectural practical joke. The kind where someone decides one night to build a house using a second-rate logo from your local mortgage broker firm. That hypothetical someone is Nathan Buhler, and his oddball creation – a prefabricated, kit-of-parts delight that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen. Continue reading
Floating Fields is based on the idea of creating a “place-based bio-social urbanism” that offers an alternative, organic lifestyle. It engages public space by creating an edible landscape and a polyculture ecology that once defined the landform of the Pearl River Delta. Continue reading
Arranged along a major urban axis and set to create an iconic mark on the chinese landscape, the ‘Dalian International Conference Center’ has recently been completed and inaugurated. Continue reading
The floating piers designed by Christo and Jeanne-Claude, a system of 220,000 high-density poly-ethylene cubes, covering 100,000 square meter, in an area 100 kilometers east of Milan lake Iseo. Continue reading
Before the FBI went digital, it looked a little more like a giant stock warehouse for Amazon.com. In the 1920s, the bureau was only employing 25 workers to classify around 800,000 print cards, but by 1943, there were more than 20,000 employees sorting through 70 million fingerprints. Continue reading
See the homes of 70% of Caracas’ residents
In Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, nearly seventy percent of the population lives in slums that seem to drape over every corner of the city.
Welcome to the world’s largest vertical slum
In the centre of the city is the Torre David, a forty-five story unfinished office tower that was in the midst of construction until the developer died in 1993, and the crash of the Venezuelan economy the following year. About eight years ago, people started moving in to the abandoned construction site, and today it is considered the world’s largest vertical slum. Continue reading
Teams from MIT Media Lab and the Royal College of Art have used bacteria to design a “bio-skin” fabric that peels back in reaction to sweat and humidity
Clothes created from the BioLogic fabric have vents that open in response to sweat
Innovator: Hiroshi Ishii
Title: Professor and associate director of MIT Media Lab, an interdisciplinary research group Continue reading
The Self-made Seat, a sofa made from a system of individual modules, by French designer Matali Crasset, can be carried like suitcases, unveiled at the Salone del Mobile.
The modular sofa designed for Italian furniture company Campeggi. Continue reading
Over the past decade, the city of Naples, Italy, has been transforming sections of the subway system into full-fledged art galleries by contemporary artists to make the urban area’s public transport centres more attractive. Under the direction of Achille Bonto Oliva, former director of the Venice Biennale, a total of 14 stations (as of 2014) distributed along the lines 1 and 6 of the Metro network, have been decorated with over 200 works by more than 100 artists and architects such as Alessandro Mendini, Anish Kapoor, Gae Aulenti, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Karim Rashid, and Sol LeWitt.
Possibly the most beautiful of them is the Toledo Metro Station opened in September 2012, and designed by the Spanish firm of architect Oscar Tusquets Blanca. Designed around the theme of water and light, it features two mosaics by South African artist William Kentridge, as well as works by Francesco Clemente, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Shirin Nehsat and Oliviero Toscani.