Maria Francesca Melis (via iGNANT)
ryue nishizawa + nendo collaborate on small pavilllion in kyoto
a single, undulating roof contours down a steep hill along kyoto’s eastern edge, while clusters of…
Helen Friel - “Here’s Looking at Euclid” (paper sculptures of mathematician Oliver Byrne’s illustrations of Euclid’s Elements, 2012)
Byrne’s illustrated Euclid is one of my favorite vintage science reads (you can leaf through it online for free!) and the fact that the Mondrain-esque artwork has been made into paper sculptures makes me happier than I can verbalize.
Best of Best 2013 Red Dot Design: Concept winner
Materials: coconut fiber and starch
Cluster developed from participant observation in the free markets of the city of Rio de Janeiro and laboratory experiments.
Using technology and national raw materials, the material made based fiber and coconut starch is 100% bio-compatible, has rapid degradation, low cost and low technology requirements. Highly conformable, Botiá allows its application in different areas and for different purposes. Its features introduce rigidity, light weight, water solubility, low environmental impact resistance and mechanical.
At the time of disposal the cluster can return to the factory because its water solubility allows the fiber to be reused or used as a vessel to be deployed on the ground without causing any harm to this.
Kelpies (via Andy Scott Public Art: home)
(via Les Palettes on Behance)