Photo credits: Iwan Baan.
From the hazy architectural cloud that is the building, the Japanese architect, Sou Fujimoto, will emerge in London this week to open his 2013 Serpentine Pavilion.
At 41, he is the youngest architect to accept the high-profile commission, and hopefully signifies a change in emphasis by the Serpentine, to encouraging the work of some of the rising stars of architecture. Read more
Nicknamed A_FAB, these automated manufacturing operatives by NSTRMNT suggest a way past the highly restrictive bed-size issues associated with current 3D printers. Swarms of these bots might crawl over a manufacturing zone adding or subtracting material to the work piece depending on their tooling. Read more
Photo credits: Tokyo Electric (2013), courtesy A4 Gallery.
The Japan Society of New York has invited “Three”, a group of artists from Japan, to exhibit in New York. Composed of three individuals who usually choose to remain anonymous, the group has been creating interest in their home country with beautiful installations that use everyday, mass produced objects, to comment on the consumer society that we now live in.
The artists come from Fukushima and were directly affected by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear fall out. Their response, produced for the second anniversary of the multiple disaster, was “Tokyo Electric” exhibited at the A4 Gallery. It was a cube built from disposable plastic bottles that stands over 3 metres high. The cube was built to the same proportions as the stricken nuclear reactor, using 151, 503 fish-shaped, plastic soy sauce bottles – exactly the same number as people displaced by the reactor meltdown. Read more
The artist Andrea Hasler, who works out of London, is exhibiting her fashion accessories in a smart quarter of Los Angeles. But nobody will be wearing the exclusive bags, purses and shoes.
The pieces are made from de-constructed designer originals and, using wax and resin, made to look like meat. Read more
Photo credits: Serge Brison.
It might look like somebody has left an Airstream in a loft, but this design for a loft apartment in Liege, Belgium, by Deithier Architectures is rather more sophisticated than that. Read more