Cardillo’s ‘House of Dust’ with its classical orders and golden proportions celebrate dust. A grey base supports a ceiling of rustic plaster in the colour of bare earth: craving for primordial caverns, Renaissance grotesques, baroque nymphaeums in Doria Pamphilj, and for faintly Liberty facades in the streets off Via Veneto.
Apartment 15R by Rivani includes fine design references by Jeanneret, Nakashima, and Rick Owens
Situated in close proximity to Yangzhou’s scenic Slender West Lake, the Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat design was a challenging one, dotted with small lakes and a handful of existing structures. The design brief to Neri&Hu called for the adaptive reuse of several of the old buildings by giving them new functions, while adding new buildings to accommodate the hotel’s capacity needs.
An Installation, Tord Boontje saw this as an opportunity to experiment with architecture and to try something new. Inspired by visiting the Gaudi buildings and park in Barcelona for the first time, strengthened his feeling that architecture should be exciting.
Boontje has always been fascinated by the way a draped fabric folds itself in very organic shapes. For this room, the idea was to make a huge blanket that hung from the ceiling of the building. By spacing the hanging points, the form of the room can be controlled. Because the blanket insulates very well, it provides warmth in the winter and coolness in the summer.
Panchetto Vintage stools, Luciano Nustrini Lungangolo, Achille Castiglioni, Karakter, 1991 Holborn/Sloane table, Philipp Mainzer, e15, 2015 Cab chair, Cassina, Mario Bellini Wooden vase, Michaël Verheyden Vases, Linck Ceramics, 1950’s Boiled leather vases, Simon Hasan Roly-poly dining chair, TooGood
Photos Depasquale + Maffini
Bijoy Jain introduces a set of 22 pieces for MANIERA. Their materials range from stone, brick, bamboo, lime, silk and paper to nylon and metal. Rather than just exploring the structural capacity of each of these materials, they evoke a sense of fragility and strength at the same time. It is their physical immediacy that is at the heart of these studies. Slabs of fresco on marble with bases or blocks, a brick plinth / carpet, bamboo stools, chairs and benches, stone chairs, a console wrapped in paper, a mirror of polished metal, a small block of obsidian supporting a paper lamp, all are arranged in the gallery in anticipation of a ceremony, a moment of gathering.