Indian Subterranean Stepwells in a form of a photo series.
Victoria Lautman, the American journalist has released a collection of photographs capturing the beautiful stepwells spanning all over the Indian subcontinent. The highly efficient means of rain water harvesting structures are now scarcely found due to high speed of urbanisation. The photo series is an effort to emphasis the multifunctional aspects whether pertaining to socio-cultural, environmental or architectural factors leading to one of the neglected sites.
London Design Museum’s Bauhaus Road Crossing for the upcoming festival.
‘Bauhaus Rewritten’ by Sascha Lobe is a new installation for the much awaited London Design Festival. The installation is in the form of a road crossing featuring the women of Bauhaus and celebrates their achievements. Names of some of the pioneers like Anni Albers, Gertrud Arndt, Marianne Brandt and Ise Gropius will be written in a typographic on High Street Kensington’s junction with Abingdon Road.
Sasan Nasernia creates art solely out of calligraphy.
Sasan Nasernia, the Vancouver based artist who had started as a calligrapher and a typography artist has re-imagined the art of Persian and Arabic styled of calligraphy in the form of compositions. The deconstruction of the letters of ‘Kufic’ – the oldest form of calligraphy resulted in contemporary forms which led to being called as ‘Crazy Kufic’ by the artist. She has tested the ideas of fluidity and uncertainty which gave highly disfigured letters stretched incessantly across the space.
Heatherwick Studio all set to construct the ‘gigantic planted pergola’
Heatherwick Studio has begun with the construction of their new project in Tokyo. Based on a gigantic planted pergola the project in the Tokyo district which is being developed by Mori. The eight-hectare area will also house the Japan’s tallest structure. Therefore, occupying the valley the pergola- like- structural system has loads of landscape space which is like a retreat amidst the high rise.