Mountains on the Walls

The bubble windows of the Guardian Art Center in Beijing create the first in a series of striking impressions curated by the building’s architect Ole Scheeren. These large-scale pixels make up an abstracted interpretation of the artwork Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains, signalling the significance and essence of the space. Designed as a cultural centre, the Guardian Art Center is an multifacted hybrid, home to … Continue reading Mountains on the Walls

Sunflowers, Salt, and Seaweed

We’ve taken a look at various surfaces made from unusual materials – notably tiles from salt created by Chilean architect MΓ‘le Uribe ForΓ©s, sunflower surfaces from Thomas Vailly, and algae infused tiles from the Bio-Integrated Design Lab – and today we’re sharing something that utilises all three – Frank Gehry’s tower for the Luma Foundation in Arles. The project’s innovative material use is designed to … Continue reading Sunflowers, Salt, and Seaweed