One of the micro pavilions presented at the Amsterdam Biennale is completely made out of wine boxes. Visitors of the biennial, which is about contemporary culture and art, could tap wine from the house. The winehouse is designed by our friends of DUS Architects, the same folks who made the Gecekondu that we reported about last summer. Seeing both designs, we can surely notice a specific design style in their work. This one is a piece of funny design. Although the wine, which by the way is the best according to the Dutch consumer association, must have made some victims.
Some time ago a new pop-up store concept opened doors in North Amsterdam. The little shop called Mama Louise is a so-called ‘Wisselwinkel’, or ‘Shift Shop’, which means that the shop owner and the shop type change every six months.Read more →
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban is well-known for his works with a limited temporal scope: we mentioned in last week’s article on the Snoozebox Hotel that he used shipping containers for disaster relief housing in Miyagi, and he has a considerable portfolio of disaster relief works made of paper products, including houses, schools, churches, and concert…Read more →
I am amazed by the physical and cognitive effects of the representation or the simulation of fog in art works. When looking at some paintings by Turner or Whistler, I can actually feel the thickness of the fog in my mouth. I remember well the ‘climatological and sociological’ experiment of Antony Gormley’s Blind Light. Visitors…Read more →
The area of Falmouth close to Montego Bay in Jamaica is famous for its Luminous Lagoon, where water naturally illuminates due to the micro-organisms living in the shallow, warm area where salt and fresh water meets. The fish and giant rays can even be observed from a boat, creating a certain discomfort if one is…Read more →