In this week’s architecture and design video round-up (above), the Shiroiya Hotel in Japan occupies a former ryokan that operated for more than 300 years while a new Garden Tower mimics the grassy banks of the Tonegawa River. In Russia, architect Eduard Eremchuk and designer Katy Pititskaya drew inspiration from sticky-sweet doughnuts when creating the delectable Cafe Krujok.
The New York Botanical Garden has announced the opening of its expansive exhibition for 2021. Titled ‘KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature’, the eye-popping survey features work by internationally celebrated Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.
And finally this week, take a look at House Au-Yeung by TRIBE Studio. The beautifully renovated home is just one of many projects featured in Materiality 2021, a new cloth-bound publication by Brickworks. Register now for your free copy.
For more information on each of these stories, see below.
- Sticky sweet: Described as “unusual, slightly crazy and unreal” by architect-designer duo Eduard Eremchuk and Katy Pititskaya, the doughnut-inspired Cafe Krujok is a dreamland diner ‘glazed’ with lashings of lavender. Read more.
- On the dot: Now on display at The New York Botanical Garden, ‘KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature’ partners work by Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama with a carefully choreographed showcase of seasonal floriculture. Read more.
- Tribe vibes: Located in an established ‘garden suburb’ of Sydney, the quaint House Au-Yeung received a renovation by TRIBE Studio that brings to light the texture, variation and enduring nature of bricks. Read more.
- Brick book: Materiality 2021 is a free publication by Brickworks that explores the use of brick and concrete block in contemporary architecture, as well as issues of urban density and design. Register now. Read more.
Discover what it might feel like to step inside a doughnut and enjoy a walk-through of the newest exhibition to open at New York’s Botanical Garden.