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The internationally – and often controversial - acclaimed artist Christo has unveiled the “largest indoor sculpture ever made”. Prepared to debut in a public exhibition starting March 16, the inflated “Big Air Package” has been designed to occupy a 117-meter-tall former gas tank known as Gasometer Oberhausen in Germany. The 90-meter-high, 50-meter-wide sculpture is made from 20,350 square meters of semitransparent polyester fabric and 4,500 meters of rope, with a total weight of 5.3 tons and a volume of 177,000 cubic meters.

The seemingly endless, inflatable installation was conceived in 2010 and is Christo’s first major work after the passing of his wife and artistic partner Jeanne-Claude in 2009.

“The “Big Air Package” nearly spans the distance from wall to wall of the Gasomter, leaving only a small passage to walk around the sculpture. Two air fans creating a constant pressure of 27 pascal (0.27 millibar) keep the package upright. Airlocks allow visitors to enter the package. Illuminated through the skylights of the Gasometer and 60 additional projectors, the work of art creates a diffuse light throughout the interior. Inside the sculpture, an extraordinary experience of shape, space and light is provided.”

“When the Big Air Package was finally installed, it was absolutely unexpected what I saw. The fabric very much transports the light. You are virtually swimming in light when you are inside the Big Air Package,” the 77-year-old artist describes his latest work of art, which is the first one realized without his late wife and artistic partner Jeanne-Claude. “The inner space is probably the most unique aspect of all the Air Packages that we did since 1966. When experienced from the inside, that space is almost like a 90-meter-high cathedral.”

Christo and Jeanne-Claude realized their first sculpture involving air in 1966 in the Dutch town of Eindhoven. Their last air package was erected at documenta IV in Kassel in 1968. It stood 85 meters tall, with a diameter of 10 meters and a volume of 5,600 cubic meters.

“Big Air Package” will remain on view from March 16 through December 2013.








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Architects: Capitol Designer Studio
Location: London, UK
Architect In Charge: Capitol Designer Studio
Year: 2013
Photographs: Hufton+Crow

Capitol Designer Studio (CDS) has commissioned Lily Jencks and Nathanael Dorent to create a pop-up installation in Primrose Hill to show people just what’s possible using a porcelain tile.

Mark Williams, London Sales Director at CDS said: “Lily Jencks is the most creative person I have ever met. Her understanding of space and form are truly enlightening. The SistemN tile is a beautiful, but very simple, understated product. I thought that if we put the two together, we could produce something unique.”

He was right. In collaboration with fellow architect Nathanael Dorent, Lily has created an incredibly striking space.

Lily explains that there are two ideas within the installation: “One is about perception – how you perceive distances and shapes; and make sense of space. The other is about how to display an object that’s for sale; we wanted the space to be more than just a showroom selling tiles; to rethink the commercial transaction as something more creative.”

The first idea was inspired by Op Art and Gestalt psychology. Pulsate creates a sense of reinforced perspective and as a result will draw people into the space. Nathanael says: “We decided to use one system of tiles in one size and four colours. It’s just a simple herringbone pattern, but we’ve applied it in three dimensions, to create something really eye popping.” Lily adds: “What’s fun about the SistemN is the subtle range of colour. To get the really vivid exciting pattern, we go from dark to light to dark in a gradient, like a pulsating wave, which is where the name comes from.”

And because the pattern and structure are so tightly interrelated, there is zerotolerance for error – if the structure changed by even one millimetre, the pattern would not work. So they had to pay incredibly close attention to every detail to get it just right.

The resulting space will be a ‘cultural hub.’ Nathanael says: “We had the idea of a shop not being only a functional space for consumption, but more about architecture and adventure. The floor is sloped, and benches are built into the structure, so you’re never really sure what you’re looking at. People can sit and have a discussion, lie on the slope, or view the product. We hope this will be a place where commerce will not only be about selling but about exchanging information. And nine months is long enough that things can really happen here.” A programme of events, including lectures, product launches and fashion shoots, starts with the launch event on 21st March 2013.

Gianluca Rossi, Architect and Group Art Director, Marazzi said: “We are delighted with Lily and Nathanael’s design – it’s a fantastic creation, which we are honoured that SistemN was chosen for.”

Mark Williams, CDS says: “Pulsate pushes the boundaries of what’s possible with tiles. By linking a manufacturer with a designer, they can think freely and explore the possibilities of the tile as a medium, to create anything they like. This is what has excited me about this whole adventure. Hopefully this will be the first of many such collaborations.”












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House House, Richmond (Melbourne's inner suburb), Australia



Architects: Andrew Maynard Architects
Location: Richmond, VIC, Australia
Architect In Charge: Andrew Maynard, Mark Austin
Building Surveyor: Anthony Middling & Associates
Engineer: Coulthard Shim P/L
Builder: Sargant Constructions
Year: 2012


These neighbouring terrace homes are owned by two generations of one family. Both houses were in need of repair and update. HOUSE House is a single building that extends both homes. They are separate homes within one architecture. The new structure runs north/south while the original houses run east/west. The fence between each terrace slides away to create one large backyard.

Australia has the largest houses in the world. Melbourne is flat, with very low density. There are few topographical constraints to force homes to have a small footprint. This is unfortunate as many of the best homes around the world are modest in size and maximise what precious outdoor space there is. In Australia we go wide and low. We pancake our homes. We eat up our outdoor space. Often people move to the suburbs under the false logic that they will have an abundance of open space and room for kids to play; however the enormous size of houses now makes this a convenient myth rather than a true outcome. This results in car dependence and children’s isolation from a rich and diverse urban community (as kids don’t tend to drive that much).

With HOUSE House we deliberately went vertical. We stacked spaces 3 levels high. We maximised the backyard on a small site. In cities like Tokyo, London, Amsterdam and many more, living vertically is a way of life that generates unique housing while also making the most of a densely packed urban condition. It creates a vibrant way of life that sprawl and car dependence could never achieve. But what if we introduce a footprint restriction beyond what is required? What if we build a tall thin structure that maximises the modest backyard? We produce spaces that, though familiar in many parts of the world, are unfamiliar in Australia; tall, cavernous spaces with light cascading from above. Each space different in personality and function so that the modest home can adapt to the various complex moods of its occupants.

Andrew Maynard Architects generally attempt to avoid crashing new structures into old. With HOUSE House we deliberately created two separate forms. We respect the twin Victorian terraces. We repair and restore them. We do not extrude or copy the original as this only ends in an odd tumor. The new structure is built across the rear of the terraces. A clear gap remains between the two. Weather is kept out of this cavernous space by glass infills. This is where you rise and spin up the spiral stair, interacting with both the aged brick of the terrace and the cedar of the new.

We’ve avoided using new synthetic, shiny or plastic materials. The materials have had a past life. The new form is clad entirely in cedar. Raw steel plate and detailing describes the openings between structures and the threshold between old and new. Dark plywood paneling rises through the light-filled void between the structures. We strategically use mirror on the cabinetry in the dining area to make the space feel large while giving the illusion that light is coming from both sides and that we are surrounded by garden.

The key to making a modest-sized home flourish is to provide a number of spaces with various personalities. The active family/living spaces don’t need to be large, yet they must have loose boundaries. The original front sitting room is retained. After this the living spaces can open from the dining room to the rear fence. The side fences can both be opened to let outdoor activity spill beyond the living area. The kitchen bench continues through the rear glass wall. The inbuilt barbecue sits on the end of the bench. The levels above the living areas provide quiet contemplative spaces. Each space is connected with both the rear yard and the internal lightwell.

Like all of our buildings sustainability is not the narrative, it is a core responsibility in the same way that lighting and plumbing are. All new windows are double glazed. Glass roofs can be thermally challenging therefore we have used high performance glass with automated louvres over so that sunlight stops before it hits the glass, not after. There’s no green house effect here. The owners can adjust the louvres at anytime between full sunlight and complete block out. Louvres to the south of the lightwell are automated to allow the space to quickly vent should heat build up. High performance insulation has been used in the new walls and roof. The existing terrace roofs have also had an insulation upgrade. Solar panels cover the roof.

On the cedar boundary wall we’ve painted a graphic. Melbourne has some of the best street artists in the world and thankfully they donate their work to the city within its numerous laneways. Though street art is welcome throughout Melbourne tagging is also prevalent and it tends to be more destructive. Tagging is to be expected on almost any exposed wall. Most tagging is drawn with black spray paint. To combat this we introduced a black graphic to the facade that either makes the tag invisible or alternatively can be quickly painted over to discourage additional tagging. Will this tactic work or will it simply offer a greater incentive? We don’t know? Most importantly we engage with tagging, one of the ubiquitous parts of the city, rather than fortifying ourselves from it. The graphic used is the child-like image of a suburban home. Here we see the overlap of two distinct approaches to the single family house; the stereotypical home overlaid on the import. If you look closely elsewhere in the house you will find numerous “Easter Eggs” following the same theme.




























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Sekeping Kong Heng Hostel, Ipoh, Malaysia

Architects: Seksan Design
Location: Ipoh, Malaysia
Architect : Seksan Design
Area: 4,000 sq ft
Year: 2012
Photographs: Rupajiwa Studio


Sekeping Kong Heng, in the charming old town of Ipoh, is the latest addition to the Sekeping family of retreats. It is located in a 3 storey neo-classical building which also houses a famous coffee shop of the same name on the ground floor that serves great coffee and the best local dishes in town. All effort has been made to preserve as much of the character of the existing building as possible in contrast to the surrounding new architectural interventions. In addition, an extension has been added at the back, tucked away to reveal an inner courtyard with a dramatic stairway to take guests up to their rooms.

Testimony to Ipoh’s decadent past, Kong Heng was used as a hostel to house theatre performers who performed in the adjacent theatre building that was burnt down in the 50s. Now rejuvenated, it is hoped that Sekeping Kong Heng will be able to offer guests a slice of history within a real old town setting which is alive, working and real.

Wake up to the heady aroma of white coffee that perfumes the air in the mornings, listen to the cacophony of banter between hawkers, go on a culinary adventure and experience living in the heart and soul of Ipoh.



















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House in Goido, Nasa, Japan



Architects: Fujiwarramuro Architects
Location: Goido, Nasa, Japan
Project Architect: Shintaro Fujiwara, Yoshio Muro
Area: 78.74 sqm
Photographs: Toshiyuki Yano




A house modeled after the city. The site for this project is located in a dense residential area on a slightly recessed plot extending away from the street. The client’s requirements were for a house that would ensure a degree of privacy while also remaining well-lit, comfortable and relaxed. In terms of privacy, we decided to create a space that would remain closed to the exterior while drawing attention to its surrounding conditions as design features, reflecting the external urban environment within it.

Acccordingly, we built four separate buildings on the site, creating a residence where the city continues to manifest itself within the interior of each structure. The complex spatial configuration included several semi-outdoor exterior spaces that recall public plazas or narrow alleyways.

The spatial configuration of the interior features an alley-like layout that extends inwards from the entrance. Ascending the staircase, you emerge into a central plaza that forms the core of the structure. Four tall buildings line the perimeter of the plaza, with the sky visible from the upper portion. Going down the staircase leading from the plaza leads to a Japanese-style room on one side, and a bedroom and bathroom on the other. The floor above the plaza houses, in sequence, the kitchen and dining area, workspace, children’s room, laundry room, and roof balcony.

Each room occupies one entire floor in each building. The layout was inspired by the feeling of crossing streets and passing through public squares in order to get to another building, allowing the inhabitants to cross the “bridges” between each building to move from one room to another.

Three-sided palm trees were planted in the semi-outdoor plazas. These semi-outdoor areas visible from the rooms are light-filled and well-ventilated. From the windows in each room, these areas feel like exterior spaces, bringing light and wind into every room.














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Xiangxiangxiang Container Hotel, Changzhi City, Shanxi Province, Northern China


Architects: Tongheshanzhi Landscape Design Co
Location: Changzhi City, Shanxi, China
Design Team: Jiang Bo, MO keli, SUN Jie
Constructor: Dalian, CIMC
Area: 5,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Tongheshanzhi Landscape Design Co


Xiangxiangxiang boutique container hotel is the very first boutique hotel which reformed from container in China. The location of the hotel is on the southwest of the Tianxia Duchenghuang tourism area, totally cover area is about 5000sqm. The hotel is belonging to the important block of servicing reception in Tianxia Duchenghuang tourism area, it was also one of the two incense themed praying projects for the 3rd “China Praying festival”.(The other project is the 11m high Chinese incense landscape which location is just before Chenghuang Palace.)

Xiangxiangxiang boutique contaienr hotel has three unique features:

1 Incense: it represents the themed image and the distinguishing service of the hotel. For one thing, lodger can feel the praying atmosphere from every details of the hotel (just like the arrangement of the rooms, the ornament of interior, etc.), for another, the hotel also provides to lodgers customer made “incense experience” service (according to preference or requirements of the lodgers; incense themed food; traditional incense rites, etc.). 2 Container: the whole hotel is transformed from containers, with eco-water paint, which reflects the design idea of “less burden on the nature”, also supplies lodgers a special feeling of space and version. 3 Town: means countryside, the plan of the hotel followed the traditional form of folk house in Shanxi, and designed a series spaces of incense exercise, like “Xunxiangjing” “Pinxiangtang”, where acting as sprite and culture center of the old Chinese villages, such as ancestral temple、stage, etc. Such designs made the tradition culture of incense and modern container structure more local, more rational.

All the functional spaces are made of 35 containers, in which 17 20-chi containers and 18 40-chi containers. The containers are used for courtyard room、courtyard suit room、independence suit、lobby、Shixiangzhai restaurant、compartment、Pinxiangtang and Xunxiangjing landscape, etc. Every room prepares customer made incense stove、incense tools and incense for musing in the atmosphere of incense. The names of rooms are nominated for the character of incense. Also the house number plates are made of manual carving ebony. The remarkable outlook of container、the comfortable design of new Chinese style interior and furniture、the blessing and incense themed ornament features、the opposite scenery between courtyard and Tianxia Duchenghuang, all of these help increasing the special experience of the hotel.

Xiangxiangxiang boutique container hotel is a vanguard in the area of “container life module” new originality estate which will be attempted by the China National Development and Reform Commission and the CIMC. The model of “manufacture in factory+ install in site” which is considered as the most low-carbon building in China, however, more prominent eco-protection is that the containers are made in the only production lines in the world painting. It can provide better anticorrosion defend, also ensure lower carbon using, almost none harmful gas releasing. According to the creative angle, the hotel mixes tourism industry, culture originality estate and local features, which make it a unique style, and a deep prompt the development of this new estate.

















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