Architect Moon Hoon created the Panorama House, a dynamic environment for an active, growing family in Chungcheongbuk-do, South Korea. One of the most unique features is a wooden slide built directly into a library which also functions as a stair-stepped home theater seating area.
He says “The basic request of upper and lower spatial organisation and the shape of the site promted a long and tin house with fluctuating facade which would allow for more differentiated view. The key was coming up with a multi-functional space which is a large staircase, bookshelves, casual reading space, home cinema, slide and many more. The client was very pleased with the design, and the initial design was accepted and finalised almost instantly, only with minor adjustments. The kitchen and dining space is another important space where family gathers to bond. The TV was pushed away to a smaller living room. The attic is where the best view is possible, it is used as a play room for younger kids. The multi-use stair and slide space brings much active energy to the house, not only children, but also grown ups love the slide staircase. An action filled playful house for all ages.”
UK based textile asrtist Jennifer Collier makes amazing paper sculptures by using cardboard and other recycled materials.
She describes her work as creations to explore the ‘remaking’ of household objects which are made with the unusual ‘fabrics’ she produces by bonding, waxing, trapping and stitching.
Lucky‘s goal was to create new art work every day for the next 365 days. When she finally finished her project she said “I hope that you all are inspired to create something every day.”
Visit 365 Lucky Days
Bogotá based company Making My specialises in creating personalised boots by using recycled tyre. The best of all is that something that might otherwise go to waste now enjoys a dynamic, new and useful purpose while keeping our landfills less clogged and saving CO2 from being emitted when tyres are burned.
You’ll be able to design and buy your boots online (internationally) from February 2013, but you can follow their page to keep updated and find out more about the brand.
This product is 100% handmade and you can watch the creation below.
Montreal based artist Shelley Miller creates beautiful non-traditional street art by using cake icing. Her latest project “Throw-Up“ is currently showing outdoors at Metro Hall in Toronto, Canada.
Visit Miller’s blog and website to find out more about her work.
For their latest project Copenhagen-based studio PUTPUT created the ‘Popsicles’, an imitation of ice lollies using sponges and scouring pads. PutPut say that both “products represent different aspects of everyday life and are recognizable in their own right. They are morphed into a fictional replica creating a visual double take and a dysfunctional bi product.”
Paris-based agency AZC gained third place in the 2012 ArchTriumph design competition with their proposal for an inflatable bridge to cross the River Seine and a unique view of the city. The bad news are that even though this is a great project, there are no real plans to build the bridge.
The British artist Nick Gentry is well known for using recycled floppy disks as canvases and giving them a distinctive function in his portraits.
Art Director Chris Dimino specialises in recontextualising once-forgotten objects and making them useful for everyday life. See below for some examples of his work.
Gas Mask – Problem: Given a gas mask with its drab appearance as a point of departure, adapt it to fit aesthetic sensibility of or daily lives. Solution: A gas mask turned into a shower head.
Typewriters – Vacuum – Problem: Typewriter – Take this now useless item and give it a new life than it was intended to have. Solution: A typewriter turned into a functioning vacuum cleaner.
Typewriters – Waffle Iron – Problem: Typewriter – Take this now useless item and give it a new life than it was intended to have. Solution: The “Corona-Matic” a typewriter turned into a waffle iron that makes keyboard shaped waffles. Part of: The Next Best…Ding! A traveling exhibit on the reinvention of the typewriter.
The Colombian artist Elena Landínez creates collage illustrations by recycling pieces of stamps, maps, photos among others. She also adds drawings and typography to her artwork which gives them an interesting and unique style.
Elena was commissioned to do illustrations for publishing house Villegas Editores who used them in their range of children books.
These illustrations were taken from the book “Alicia en el país de las delicias” based on Alice in Wonderland.
In the beginning of 2012 Eric Firestone, Carlo McCormick & Medvin Sobio created The Boneyard Project and sourced a collective group of artists to rework, transform and reimagine these abandoned airplanes from the US Air Force into amazing pieces of art. Watch the video here to learn more about this project.
Taiwan society has developed a unique cabaret culture since the 70s and Shen Chao-Liang captures these colourful and unique stages around the city.
“The stage is a concrete physical place which asks to be filled and to be given its own concrete language to speak.” – Antonin Artaud, The Theater And Its Double