Month: March 2017
Furniture these days can be smart in many ways, and designers are using cutting edge hi-tech devices to create it. Yet, “intelligent” interior design doesn’t have to be serious – there is always space for irony in this sleek world of minimalistic and futuristic forms.
The word “parasite” might have a negative meaning – but not when it comes to architecture and design. Parasitic architecture is a major trend these days. It is an adaptable, transient and exploitive form of architecture; it forges relationships with host buildings and the surrounding environment. Be it a temporary structure or a solid but flexible “alien” construction, blending into the existing landscape – it transforms the bigger world around itself according to its own purpose.
Here are a few examples of what ‘parasite architecture’ might mean in terms of design and social projects.
We keep exploring interdisciplinary areas where art, design and science meet and merge, and sound is one of them. These days sound is emerging as one of the most important instruments of discovering the world – either through mass experiments or through individual insight. Here are just a few examples of marvelous and innovative sound installations: