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Unit of MUJI in Tokyo, Japan by Fumihiko Sano

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Article source: Fumihiko Sano

This work was made for the exhibition, “Measuring: This much, That much, How much?” held at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT from February 20th to May 30th, 2015.

I designed this in collaboration with MUJI, using their first furniture product, the steel shelving unit.

First, I began the project by discussing the importance of this steel shelving unit with the designers at MUJI to study what this product meant for them.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima /Nacása&Partners Inc

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima /Nacása&Partners Inc

  • Architects: Fumihiko Sano / studio PHENOMENON+Ryohin keikaku
  • Project: Unit of MUJI
  • Location: 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT, Minato-ku,Tokyo, Japan 
  • Photography: Daisuke Shima / Nacása&Partners Inc
  • Construction: Fumihiko sano / studio phenomenon
  • Site area: 13.40m²
  • Completion: 2/2015


Fusionner3.0-The air house in Aichi, Japan by Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Article source: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture

Exhibition Kotaro Horiuchi 2014 “Fusionner 3.0”
From the 7th of May to the 10th of June 2014 there were the exhibit of Kotaro Horiuchi’s project called « Fusionner 3.0 » 2014 at Shukutoku University of Aichi’s gallery.

« Fusionner » comes from a French word meaning « to merge ». The architecture merge in the town just like renovations merge into inside space. Everything happens without imposing in the place. The most important thing is the inside of those places, the content with someone, or should we say, a group of people who will be actors of the activities that will take place in that space. To emphasise on those activities, the existence of architectural place or a place, which evolve smoothly, is necessary.

Image Courtesy ©  Kotaro Horiuchi, Chihiro Fujii

Image Courtesy © Kotaro Horiuchi, Chihiro Fujii

  • Architects: Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture
  • Project: Fusionner3.0-The air house
  • Location: Aichi, Japan
  • Photography: Issei MORI, Mitsuru NARIHARA Kotaro Horiuchi / Chihiro Fujii
  • Program: Installation of the exhibition
  • Surface: 50m2
  • Completion date: 7th May 2014
  • Design: Kotaro Horiuchi / KHA – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture INC, Shohei Nishishita / KHA – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture INC. O.D.
  • Construction: KHA – Kotaro Horiuchi Architecture INC. + 25 students from Aichi Shukutoku University + 5 students from Meijyo University


14-14 Pavilion of the Republic in Serbia by La Biennale di Venezia

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Article source: La Biennale di Venezia

Vjenceslav Richter’s 1961 project exposé for the building of the Museum of the Revolution starts thus:

“The purpose and idea of this museum is to safeguard the truth about us. From this follows its extraordinary importance, which has found its confirmation in the assigned location.

Image Courtesy ©  Relja Ivanić

Image Courtesy © Relja Ivanić

  • Architects: La Biennale di Venezia
  • Project: 14-14 Pavilion of the Republic
  • Location: Serbia
  • Photography: Relja Ivanić
  • Organization: Museum of Applied Art Belgrade
  • In cooperation with: Union of Architects of Serbia
  • Under the auspices of: Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Serbia


Starlight in New York by Cooper Joseph Studio

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

Article source: Cooper Joseph Studio

This site-specific light sculpture marks a new era for the museum, igniting the majestic circular stair at the heart of its historic interior. Conceived as a perfect circle in elevation, the sculpture is in dialogue with the stair so that old and new are joined in one experience.

Image Courtesy © RUSH Design, Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto Inc.

Image Courtesy © RUSH Design, Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto Inc.

  • Architects: Cooper Joseph Studio
  • Project: Starlight
  • Location: New York, U.S.A
  • Photography: RUSH Design, Eduard Hueber/ArchPhoto Inc.
  • Architect in Change: Wendy Evans Joseph, FAIA
  • Lighting engineer: Studio 1Thousand
  • Fabrication: RUSHdesign


World’s Tallest Observation Wheel Features Banker Wire Mesh

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Article source: Banker Wire 

Metal Fabric Railing Creates Queue Area for Record-Setting Las Vegas Landmark

The world’s tallest observation wheel opened in Las Vegas on March 31. Railings featuring Banker Wire woven wire mesh guide visitors onto the 550-foot High Roller, which takes them on 30-minute rides high above the Las Vegas strip.

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

Image Courtesy © Banker Wire

  • Manufacturer: Banker Wire
  • Project: World’s Tallest Observation Wheel Features Banker Wire Mesh
  • Location: Las Vegas, USA


Xintiandi Installation in Shanghai, China by UNStudio

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Article source: UNStudio

As part of the‘RIBA Shanghai Windows Project 2014’ UNStudio was invited by China Xintiandi to create a gateway installation for the XintiandiStyle Retail Mall in Shanghai.

Located along Madang Road and framing the entrance to the mall, the project conceptually explores the role of display in Shanghai: the symbiotic relationship of cultural reflections that occur between the city’s occupants and the urban landscape.

Image Courtesy © Seth Powers

  • Architects: UNStudio
  • Project: Xintiandi Installation
  • Location: Shanghai, China
  • Photography: Seth Powers
  • Client: China Xintiandi
  • Programme: Temporary Installation
  • Status: Realised March 2014
  • UNStudio: Ben van Berkel, Hannes Pfau with Garett Hwang, Gil Greis, and Maya Alam
  • Advisors: ARUP Shanghai – Structure
  • Consultants: ARUP Shanghai Structure, China Majesty Structure Design Co
  • Contractors: LANDZ Group 
  • Design Year: 2013-2014
  • Construction Year: 2014
  • Completion Date: March 25, 2014
  • Opening: March 26, 2014

Building Information

  • Site Dimensions: 30m long by 3m wide
  • Building Height: 2.7m high

Exterior Materials 

  • Substructure: Steel framing
  • Envelope: inside surface: mirror stainless steel; outside surface: painted aluminum alloy

Constituyentes Illuminated Facade in Mexico City, Mexico by Taller David Dana Arquitectura

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Article source: Taller David Dana Arquitectura

This Project is located at Constituyentes 1072, one of the main avenues in Mexico City. The architectural approach integrates a front entry plaza that works as a boundary or transition between the building and the street. The office complex integrates 5 levels and has the great advantage of inserting natural day lighting in all four facades. All the floor plans are equal besides the fifth floor which has a frontal cantilever that is being supported with a metal structure of 23 meters of altitude. The main disadvantage of this structural skeleton was that is exposed in an area of high exposure.

Image Courtesy © Alessandro Bo

  • Architects: Taller David Dana Arquitectura
  • Project: Constituyentes Illuminated Facade
  • Location: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Photography: Alessandro Bo
  • Area:798 m2
  • Year: 2013

FROM MODERNITY TO TRADITION by Bureau A & Daniel Zamarbide (CH)

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Article source: Bureau A & Daniel Zamarbide (CH) 

The tortoise: the tomb of Bigness Shields, barricades and public squares 

It is now more than 20 years since Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas published the definitive version of his theory of Bigness. This eulogy to Bigness has since become a classic work, allowing an understanding of both the end of the Modern era – from Mies van der Rohe to Le Corbusier – and the dawn of vast projects bearing the names of a few major figures, including Rem Koolhaas himself. “Beyond a critical mass,” Koolhaas explains, “each structure becomes a monument, or at least raises that expectation through its size alone.”

Image Courtesy © Sergey Ferley

  • Architects: Bureau A & Daniel Zamarbide (CH)
  • Photography: Sergey Ferley
  • TEXTS: Daniel de Roulet & Sergey Ferley (correspondence)
  • DRAWINGS: Manon Fantini, Leopold Banchini

UNIQLO window installations | colorful wind in Chuo-ku, Tokyo by emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Article source: emmanuelle moureaux architecture + design

2014 spring – emmanuelle has created an installation for the launch of UNIQLO’s spring item, “LINEN”. Linen’s breathable and cool feelings, its soft and supple texture, were expressed in the installation as the colorful and refreshing spring breeze.

Image Courtesy © Daisuke Shima / Nacasa & Partners

The Coca Cola Plastic Bottle Pavilion in Beijing, China by penda

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Article source: penda.

The cola-bow is a public art installation made out of more than 17.000 recycled plastic bottles, which were braided to create a shape inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo.

More than 17.000 bottles were collected by a joint initiative of universities around Beijing and Coca-Cola China to give citizens a bottle of Coke for every 10 empty ones brought back to a recycling spot. The amount of collected plastic bottles ended up in an entrance conopy to the 2nd universal university creation expo.

Image Courtesy © penda

  • Architects: penda
  • Project: The Coca Cola Plastic Bottle Pavilion
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • Photography: penda
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