Gettin' fleshy with it: "Skin" sculpture is both critique and kinda creepy
Oh, functionalism: enough already with the developer-driven efficiency that puts dollars ahead of human livability. Or so goes the critique that underlies the sculpture by NEON known as "Skin," a six-sided grid strung with 1800 pairs of skin-colored tights.Inadvertently reminiscent of films like... View full entry
Visually Stunning Integrated LED Metal Mesh Transforms Facades
This post is brought to you by GKD Mediamesh®. GKD Mediamesh® is a woven stainless steel fabric with integrated LEDs that is used to create a transparent digital display. This unique product is the perfect solution when a digital display is needed on a façade, yet the view through windows... View full entry
David Adjaye talks about woven architecture and his new D.C. museum
Adjaye is overseeing the newest installment of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s “Selects” series, which spotlights the little-known West African textiles in the museum’s permanent collection. [...] It also offers the celebrated architect a chance to explore the surprising connections between textile making and building design.
“What’s interesting to me is this idea of fabric and weaving as a kind of abstraction of making places that people come together in,” he says.
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Stephanie Clark’s embroidered architecture
Stephanie K Clark builds homes from swatches of cloth and spools of thread, embroidering tiny dwellings which appear to absorb the sun and moonlight from her small-scale scenes. The structures and their surrounding landscaping appear in vibrant colors while supporting and environment-specific trees, cacti, flamingos, and dogs lay nearby in faint black outlines.
Vinn Patararin challenges the possibilities of textile architecture
Vinn Patararin combines the craftsmanship, experience, and interests of multi-disciplinary designers Vinn Chokkhatiwat and Patararin Pongprast. Training separately at prestigious architecture and design schools in Thailand and France followed by working with different Parisian haute couturiers... View full entry
FABRIC's zoetrope-inspired "Trylletromler" pavilion in King's Garden, Copenhagen
The "Trylletromler" pavilion by Dutch firm FABRIC has attracted plenty of public attention in King's Garden, Copenhagen since its public opening this past September. The installation was built after FABRIC won a temporary-pavilion design competition earlier this year. (Check out our previous... View full entry
YAP MAXXI 2013 Installation Completed in Rome
bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana recently completed He, the winning installation of the Young Architects Program (YAP) MAXXI 2013 in Rome
Previously on Archinect: bam! bottega di architettura metropolitana wins YAP MAXXI 2013 YAP MAXXI 2013: five finalists announced View full entry
FABRIC Wins Competition for a Temporary Pavilion in the King’s Garden in Copenhagen
The entry Trylletromler by Dutch practice FABRIC has won the international design competition for a temporary pavilion in the King's Garden in Copenhagen. The completed pavilion is scheduled to open to the public on September 13.