The Art of Community

The Art of Community

Building design not only considers how its exteriors function, but can also seek to inspire and appeal emotionally to its users and visitors. Art, often in the form of murals, can be an inspiring component of architecture and design. It can humanize a building and perhaps even make it more relevant to the community and society. And, perhaps most importantly,...

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Pulling the Sky
Archello

This heavenly ceiling is surely the protagonist of the space; a recycled timber was chosen as a dark background for the floor and walls to make the ceiling emerge from the general environment. Designed with simple cubical volumes covered with soft grey felt as the only furniture which the shop could use as sofas, cash desk and product displayers.

Camsur Capitol Building
Archello

The Camsur Capitol consists of a spiraling assembly of Pili nut-shaped husks made from metal sun-screens that in turn produce a series of shaded roof terraces organized around a covered open-air atrium with a dramatic helicoid ramp terminating at a public roof deck offering views of the neighboring volcano, Mt. Isarog.

How This Dutch Graphic Designer Became a Civic-Architecture Star
Architectural Digest

The designer’s trippiest work is likely the full complement of images she creates for Lowlands, a Dutch music festival, where she’s been head designer since 2017. She works with coders and animators to produce the event’s hallucinogenic body of work.... More and more requests from developers and architects wanting to apply her wizardry to building features.

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John Wardle Architects Takes Cues From Natural Landscape For Monash University Building
Dezeen

John Wardle Architects opted for a broad low-rise building, rather than a tower. This made it possible to create a horizontal field of spaces described by the firm as "an interior landscape". The facility's interiors is a network of streets, courtyards, bridges, balconies and stairs. These are modelled on different elements of a natural landscape such as ravines, clearings, strands, perches, escarpments and amphitheatres.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Lost Works Are Finally Brought to Life
Architectural Digest

While concrete tends to be rigid and angular, the firm's design takes advantage of the 3D-printing technology to create fluid structures that resemble boulders sitting in a clearing. A special concrete composition, which does not need steel reinforcements, was developed for the printers.

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