“The designed environment is a reflection of who we are and who we want to be, as individuals and as a society; thus, it is an important component of the cultural and economic well-being of a community and can act as a powerful catalyst for change…”—excerpt from Enhancing Family and Community through Interdisciplinary Design by Samina Quraeshi in Expanding Architecture: Design as Activism
This small scale temporary project underlines and sublimates the intimate character of the Hotel Saint-C�me?s courtyard, emblem of the 18th century architecture of Montpellier. The courtyard becomes a field of experiences, where a spatial kaleidoscope comes out from nowhere to surprise the visitors. The raw material of our intervention is made of cardboard materials. We hijacked 40x40cm packaging boxes that generate by accumulation an extruded portico (computing CAD process). A warm, bright and reflective skin covers the interior walls, creating a contrast with the rough external surface.
it should come as no surprise that photographing architectural spaces with cats and dogs is gaining traction as a trend. Suppose it’s one way to warm up a space without filling it with the owner’s questionable furniture.
If we understand that the goal of design is to make our world better, disciplinary boundaries melt away and territorial squabbling dissolves. What emerges is a common core of design knowledge and a design methodology of problem solving geared toward analytical (problem definition) and outcome…
“Venerable auction house Sotheby’s and the New York School of Interior Design are launching a collaborative educational venture, offering a two-year course of study that will garner graduates both an interior design certificate from NYSID and an Masters of Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art.”—Sotheby’s and NYSID Debut Joint Educational Program
Using Rhinoceros and Grasshopper 3-D modeling software to distort a Voronoi diagram, a mathematical sequence that was developed for spatial analysis, Noiz created the wall and floor sculptures that compose Gravity Fields.
Design Indaba (“A better world through creativity”) began yesterday in South Africa, and kicking it off was Tel Aviv-born
Dutch-educated Dror Benshetrit of Studio Dror, who unveiled a revelatory innovation called QuaDror.
QuaDror is, at the most basic level, a structural system. It’s a space truss geometry that maintains the strength of a solid cube with only 20% of the volume.