This library is located in Kanazawa, Japan, and is most likely intended as a multi-funtion community center. The concept is to design an ‘atmosphere’ for reading. This library consists of a single quiet room which resembles a forest, filled with soft light, and a feeling of openness reminiscent of the outdoors.
Hotel Sunline Kamata is located in Kamata, Japan. Three of the hotel rooms were redesigned by the memebers in Chaos*Lounge, which is a team of professinal, amateur, illustrators and designers established on the internet. Instead of a king-size bed and breathtaking view, the imaginative illustrations are all over the walls and ceiling.
Interval Architects designed this building called Rollercoaster, which is located in a school in Beijing, China. The peaceful area provides an ideal place for students to study, relax or have a function; while this public space also presents an iconic image at the center of the campus.
Cyprien Chabert is a French artist who recently exhibited his latest show, Dogs Meow, in Hong Kong. In it, he invited viewers to a remote island that he has discovered. No mankind exists; it’s a paradise of animals. But there is a continuously baking dog on this island. So if you see the dog, please [...]
The dance performance, Kontakthof, bears the unmistakable signature of Pina Bausch: it deals with forms of human contact, the encounters between the sexes, and the search for love and tenderness with all the attendant anxieties, yearnings and doubts. It is about feelings, which poses a big challenge. Particularly for young people.
I went to a small exhibition in Hong Kong recently and was blown away by the work of Chinese sculptural artist, Luo Zhenhong. He lives and works in Chong Qing, China, and his work is largely a repudiation of social cliches and naivety around nuclear destruction.
I recently went to a cool place called the Cattle Depot Artist Village, one of the few places in Hong Kong where artists gather and meet to create. The site was originally used as a slaughterhouse between 1908 and 1999 but now has been renovated into a village for artists.