In this week’s architecture and design video round-up (above), take a look at the competition entry by Sou Fujimoto Architects; a cluster of 99 towers which adopts the appearance of a floating island. In Berlin, Olson Kundig Architects has completed ANOHA Children’s World. Opening this month, the facility encourages kids of all ages to unleash their imaginations surrounded by 150 artist-made animals.
Step through the quaint shopfront doors of Aesop Park Slope where Mexican architect Frida Escobedo reinterpreted the facades of surrounding brownstones in the store’s brickwork. And, finally this week, Irish-born Lorcan O’Herlihy – founder of LA-based practice LOHA – has been announced as the next guest on the inDETAIL architect speaker series.
For more information on each of these stories, see below.
- Floating island: Designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects, an otherworldly building comprising 99 ‘floating’ towers and a circular top that spreads broadly like a cloud could be calling Shenzhen home. Read more.
- All aboard: Housed within a large timber ring by Seattle-based architects Olson Kundig, 150 artist-made animals created from ‘junk’ invite kids of all ages to unleash their imaginations. Read more.
- Brick beauty: Frida Escobedo’s approach to brickwork at the Aesop Park Slope store takes its inspiration from the surrounding brownstone residences, with their repeating, angled facades and intricate detailing. Read more.
- Talking shop: Founder of Los Angeles-based practice LOHA, Irish-born architect Lorcan O’Herlihy is the next guest on the inDETAIL speaker series by Brickworks. Set a reminder for July 15. Read more.
Imagine a world with a ‘floating’ landmark and get set for an adventure in Berlin.