In this month’s architecture and design video round-up (above), Zaha Hadid Architects has joined a cast of collaborators to create the Striatus footbridge in Venice – a “first of its kind” concrete structure that harnesses the power of 3D printing. In Berlin, Puntofilipino design office has created a bunker-like boutique for honey and skincare retailer Honeyz.
The Goodman property group enlisted the architectural prowess of Woods Bagot to create a new-age workplace in Sydney, guided by the building’s industrial roots. In China, Neri&Hu created the impressive Aranya Art centre inside a seaside resort community; the building borrows its inspiration from the nearby seasonal oceans.
Famed American designer Kelly Wearstler transformed a mid-century Malibu surf shack into the ultimate retreat for the summer. And, finally this episode, Swedish architects Bornstein Lyckefors are showcasing a proposal for the Brunnsparken public space as part of Gothenburg’s 400th anniversary. Take a look.
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- Concrete evidence: Zaha Hadid Architects joined a cast of collaborators to design the Striatus footbridge in Venice, a 3D-concrete-printed structure that is held together through compression – with no reinforcements. Read more.
- Berlin beauty: Eschewing glitz and glamour, Madrid-based design office Puntofilipino favoured industrial materials and an “apocalyptic atmosphere” for the Berlin home of honey and skincare retailer Honeyz. Read more.
- Industrial revolution: Confronted by a rapidly changing world, Woods Bagot architects sculpted a new-age workplace for the Goodman property group, influenced by emerging technologies and flexible working styles.
- Art major: Drawing inspiration from the ever-changing oceans nearby, Neri&Hu’s design of the Aranya Art Centre in China’s northeast attempts to encapsulate the wonder of water at its core. Read more.
- Sand castle: Famed American designer Kelly Wearstler called upon her collection of worldly wares to transform a mid-century Malibu surf shack into a relaxing live-work residence for the summer. Read more.
- Party house: Comprising event halls, secret rooms and an archive of party ephemera, the “party memorial” proposal by Swedish architecture firm Bornstein Lyckefors stems from an experiment in which a cast was taken of tent structures. Read more.
Explore China’s newest museum plus wander the hidden rooms of the ‘party memorial’ proposal.