Sebastian Weiss is a photographer passionate about concrete aesthetics and the beauty seen in city shapes.
British sculptor Alex Chinneck has ‘Unzipped’ the façade of a building in Milan as part of the city’s Design Week festivities. To create the dramatic effect, Chinneck created a totally new elevation in the style of traditional Milanese architecture, which appears to open up to reveal the building’s interior. the interior spaces, on the other hand, are radically transformed through unexpected ‘openings’ in the cement pavement and stone walls. (Via designboom)
Paintings of historical interiors are fascinating hybrid images — midway between the work of a great artist’s imagination and a document of the past. For today’s artistically-inclined interior designers, the existence of such paintings is a gift: the chance to see forgotten furniture and color combinations through the eyes of a genius. For everyone else, imagining how those rooms might look in real life takes a bit more work. We decided to create realistic, character-generated (CG) renders of six of the most famous paintings of historical rooms. See more here.
Following the completion of an $11-million renovation, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago reopened to the public on March 29, 2019. Built in 1910, the rectangular residence, with its 20-foot-long cantilevered roof and leaded glass windows, came to epitomize the Prairie style. “This restoration has brought back the magic of the house,” said John Rafkin, Chairman of the Robie House Restoration Committee.
Local firm Harboe Architects oversaw the restoration, which restored the building’s original colors, wall textures, lighting, windows, millwork, and cabinetry. Semi-transparent yellow and ochre paint were used to match Wright’s original vision for the interior, while the ground level’s floor was reproduced in magnesite. A replica of the house’s leaded-glass front entry door was also installed after the original was destroyed in a 1960s student demonstration. (Via ArchitecturalRecord)
Situated within the Royal Fort Gardens at The University of Bristol, British designer Katie Paterson and architects Zeller & Moye collaborated on Hollow, a wooden installation that illustrates the diversity of tree species found across the globe.
From the outside the sculptural work appears as a series of rectangles made from a similar, light colored sample of wood, yet when one enters the modular elements break into wooden blocks of all shapes, sizes, and hues.
Clustered rectangular structures emerge from the ceiling and floor of the cave-like public art piece like stalactites and stalagmites. The structures are composed of a range of wood samples, including ones that evolved millions of years ago to far more recent examples. (Via Colossal)
A personal project by DeeKay Kwon about his personal experiences with clients provides a funny take of the Client/Designer dynamic.
Warning: Don’t take this too seriously !
Visitors can now scale British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s giant honeycomb-like sculpture at New York’s Hudson Yards, which has opened along with the other public spaces at the vast West Side development.
The huge artwork, which comprises a Escher-like lattice of the interconnected stair flights and 80 landings, officially opened with the rest of the plaza and gardens, and the retail and entertainment provision at Hudson Yards phase one. (Via Dezeen)