Category Projects

Chop Stick by Visiondivison

Visiondivision was commissioned by the Indianapolis Museum of Art to create an innovative concession stand for the 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park. The design is based on the universal notion that you need to sacrifice something in order to make something new. Every product is a compound of different pieces […]

Chichu Art Museum

    a site rethinking the relationship between nature and people.   The museum has a large area and is deliberately labyrinthine. We go through dark corridors, we find ourselves in bright rooms, you climb the stairs in a skylight, it soon descends a slope obscure … It was designed by architect Tadao Ando and opened its doors […]

Kokedama Fever

The popularity of bonsai has spread to practically every corner of Earth. Now you often can find people selling truckloads of bonsai in parking lots and street corners. Bonsai lovers range from the masters who can sell pieces for thousands of dollars to the novices who can barely keep their store-bought plant alive. The new […]

A look into Frank Lloyd Wright’s Textile-Block Houses

“What about the concrete block? It was the cheapest (and ugliest) thing in the building world. It lived mostly in the architectural gutter as an imitation of rock-faced stone. Why not see what could be done with that gutter rat? Steel rods cast inside the joints of the blocks themselves and the whole brought into some broad, practical scheme of general treatment, why would it not be fit for a new phase of our modern architecture? It might be permanent, noble beautiful.”

The 80-Ton Bird Nest

The Clemson Clay Nest was a public land art installation by Bavarian artist Nils-Udo that was constructed in the botanical gardens at Clemson University in South Carolina in 2005. The artist statement:  A steep grassy slope leads down to a hollow flanked by trees and located on the edge of a forest. Profound clay soil. The project reacts and works […]

Reclaiming Nature in the City: The Restoration of Cheong Gye Cheon

Earlier this month we posted a Design Spotlight of the plaza designed by Mikyoung Kim, that marks the beginning of the Cheong Gye Cheon Restoration project. Well, here comes the rest. This isn’t the Cheong Gye Cheon’s first nip and tuck, although this time around deserves a most improved award. Over 600 years ago, during the Joseon Dynasty, Seoul was chosen to become […]

Floating Landscapes and Social Structures

Net z33 by Numen is a social sculpture of interwoven nets that provide a floating landscape and a massive community hammock. When I saw people rolling around, it brought me back to the DZ days. The Discovery Zone was the more exciting Chuck-E-Cheese. Instead of being centered on video games, it promoted exploration and physical […]