The Scottish sculptor, David Mach, creates installations from commonplace waste or found objects used in innumerable quantity. The sheer repetition of the object reduces it to a kind of pixel in a giant image; in itself not particularly important, but combined in their multitude, able to depict any image in infinite detail.
This installation from 2012 depicts a massive and devastating flood, swirling and gushing on a sea of magazines, each of which is precisely placed to create the illusion. It is a tsunami of media, engulfing the trinkets of life. Read more
Photo credits: George Dupin.
The kernel of the project is the desire for a large house, where each of the children can have some independence from the family group. This architecture establishes each child as the keeper of their own tower in a glorious interpretation of a 19th century, romantic and rambling country house, taken after a medieval castle.
Christian Possinger has conceived the perfect place for a child to grow up. Read more
The Biodiversity Nest is a treehouse designed by Jerry Tate Architects for the Eden Project, a collection of domes in England that enclose a range of climatic regions that include a small piece of rainforest.
The Biodiversity Nest will provide an education space perched in the tree canopy as part of the Rainforest Canopy Walkway Project. Read more
The Persian Peacock Throne, was a silver, gold, and jewel encrusted throne that was stolen from India in the 18th century, and sent to Iran where it became a symbol of monarchy… only for it to be plundered again by the Kurds and melted down for cash!
Yet, whilst the Peacock Chair may be less glamorous than the Peacock Throne, and unlikely to be plundered for booty, it can still amplify ones sense of self importance with just three pieces of wool felt and a base metal frame!
Photo credits: Ulysse Lemerisse.
The new home for the Montreal Planetarium uses a combination of robust architectural form, and state of the art projection systems, to create a wonderfully animated experience that will enchant architecture and star gazers alike.
Cardin Ramirez Julien + Aedifica have designed the external form as a loosely extrapolated pair of binoculars, but inside, rather more is going on.