skyscraper competition generates green ideas

the finalist entries seek to revitalize the urban landscapes of paris and beijing using an architecture of flotation and modular recycling.

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Skim Milk: Les Ailes Noires by John Tong

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Les Ailes Noires is a minimal design created by Toronto-based designer John Tong of +tongtong. Prior to establishing +tongtong, John Tong was a co-founding principal of the design firm 3rd Uncle Design Inc. from 1993 to 2012. The focus of +tongtong is to provide products and designs that enrich peoples’ lives through dynamic environments and phenomenal experiences.

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Les Ailes Noires is a collection of clothing racks inspired by the simplicity of geometric line drawings. The collection contains 11 different freestanding units that are weighted to lean against a wall or flat surface. Tong found it interesting that a simple two-dimensional line drawing can communicate three-dimensions, and experimented with these shapes to create various volumetric perceptions.

When one initially glances over at these clothing racks, they will be slightly confused by its dimensions; however, once an individual begins to move around the object, engages with it, and observes its shadows and lighting, he/she will understand the design in its entirety. I love how such a simple design can create such an intriguing and unique play on shadows, lighting, and dimension.

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Mars One寻找愿意死在火星的志愿者

Mars One是荷兰企业家Bas Lansdorp发起的私人火星探测计划,目的是在火星建立永久殖民地。Lansdorp上周接受采访时表示,将人类送往火星和在火星生活的技术已经存在,但是将人类送回地球的技术还没有诞生。他表示,正在寻找完全可靠的,合作和厄境中积极乐观的志愿者。寻找志愿者的工作从今年开始,他们将接受八年的训练,离开地球的日期预计在2022年9月。

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Fortuna chair – Niels Gammelgaard

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Fortuna chair By Neils Gammelgaard is a completely new series of dinning, conference or working chairs. A perfect example of modern Danish Design, it’s slim shell is minimalistic, well-shaped yet comfortable. The Fortuna chair comes in two main distinct variations high-back or low-back, with various options available for legs. Legs are made in polished aluminium or stainless steel and available in the classic wire base legs, pedestal with fixed gliders or fully functional height and tilt system on castors. Expertly crafted, upholstery options are available in textiles or leather sourced from the finest suppliers in Europe.  Fortuna Chair is available in Asia, Middle East and Oceania via Woodmark International.

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W+K+ SPACE presents Shadow Chen + KaXiaoXi

PrintW+K+ Space presents collage work《发酵·Fermentation》by Shadow Chen + Ka XiaoXi. Shadow took photos of pieces that Ka made, he then enlarged them, mirrored them, and rebuilt those images by heavily repeating each piece. The youth captured in the photos fermented in the rebuilding process, expressing how Ka and Shadow understand the meaning of youth. The finished collage also inspires the audiences to re-search, and re-define the meaning of youth to themselves.

The exhibition opens at 7:30 this March 15th, at 1035 Changle Lu (Near Wulumuqi Lu) until March 31st. Come check it out!

The full process of “Fermentation” was documented by Jess Zhou.

Check it out at https://vimeo.com/61770610

W+K+SPACE 新展览!《发酵·Fermentation》是由插画艺术家Shadow Chen和W+K+成员之一,Goooodie创始人咖小西共同创作的拼贴作品。Shadow把咖式影像放大、镜像、重塑以及大量重复,照片里记录的青春在这个过程中发酵,既是二位创作人对青春的各自诠释,整幅作品也在启发每一个观者,去重新寻找和理解属于自己的青春的含义。本周五(3月15日)晚7:30开幕,展览将持续至三月底。W+K+SPACE 位于长乐路1035号底楼,靠近乌鲁木齐路。

Jess Zou 用镜头纪录了《发酵·Fermentation》的全过程

video http://www.tudou.com/v/Qo-tLexNbAk/&resourceId=0_04_02_99&a…

发酵·Fermentation

Sometimes things need to be magnified, catalyzed, and fermented before they can be clearly seen. So it is with YOUTH. It is all at once crazy, reckless, and mighty, yet full of inspiration and desire. Noticed or not, youth is in fact quietly alive in every life, and no matter how old we grow, youth is – and always will be – fermenting inside us.

Youth can be seen as appetite, color, and spice. We all use different methods to seek it, understand it, and accept it. And although we end-up arriving at the same truth again and again, we feel closer to it each time we reach out for it.

有些问题需要被放大,催化,发酵才能看明白,青春也是这个样子,它如此疯狂,鲁莽,不屑,同时也充满着灵感和欲望,在被放大之前,它其实一直默默地存在在每个生命里,无论我们怎么长大,怎么衰老,它都还是一样在作用着我们。

青春可以被理解为欲望,色彩和香料,我们用各种方式寻找它,理解它,接受它,每次都会得到同一个道理,但每次都会感觉更加地明白它。

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A Sky Full of Kindness: Lovely paper cutouts and a bird’s-eye view on life from Rob Ryan

A Sky Full of Kindness

For his second book, “A Sky Full of Kindness,” artist Rob Ryan has put his paper-cutting skills to use in a story about a pair of songbirds eagerly awaiting the hatching of their first chick. The intricate illustrations marry words with images to create a seamless tale about family,…

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fabian oefner: black hole – paint modeled by centripetal force

creating a black hole-like effect, the series of images capture sequences of acrylic paint modeled by centripetal force with high-speed photography and a drill.

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