Collective project designs Lakehouse out of granite boxes.
Overlooking the ‘Durgam Cheruvu’ Lake in Hyderabad, the clifftop house by architecture studio Collective Project is designed out of stacked boxes clad with granite and wood. With two major facades, the house transitions from facing a road to overlooking a lake creating distinctive images in order to be responsive to the challenging site. The house has panoramic views of the lake while it is successful in defining private areas from the other side and therefore is named the ‘Lakehouse’.
Colossal textile studio amidst the Paris gallery.
Hella Jongerius, a Dutch designer has exhibited her experimental textile work, entitled ‘Interlace’, in the form of a massive fabric loom in the Paris gallery. She has made use of the performative qualities of the gallery to turn the building in a textile studio in order to explore a variety of themes in the field of textile design. She has dealt with the issues related to consumers and textiles based in the cultural, social and economic scenarios. It also informs about the textile production with an aim to increase public appreciation for textiles.
Artist turns urban illustration into patterns.
Artist Paul Hallows more commonly known as ‘himHallows’ has released a series of digital art which elaborates the aggressive demand in the urban infrastructure of the cities. He has created patterns out of digital urban illustrations by multiple repetitions giving a sense of tiles. From shipping containers to air conditioners he has used everything that defines an urban life. The artworks are suggestive of the amplified scale of infrastructure required in an abstractive manner.
Opus by Zaha Hadid nears completion in Dubai
Opus, a mixed use building in Dubai by Zaha Hadid is nearing its completion. The building is designed out of conjoined towers with an irregular void in between, which is evident of the architect’s architectural style. The vid clearly conveys her language and is set in the Burj Khalifa district of Dubai. It is also the only building whose interiors and exteriors are both designed by Zaha Hadid. The building illustrates the sculptural quality in its form which balance the solid and the void.