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Black Steel Columns With Large Rivets Are A Reminder Of This New York Apartment’s Location In The SoHo Cast Iron Historic District

Black Steel Columns With Large Rivets Are A Reminder Of This New York Apartment’s Location In The SoHo Cast Iron Historic District

Architect and designer DXA studio has completed the remodel of a full-floor apartment located in the heart of SoHo’s Cast Iron Historic District in New York.

Inside, the great room, which has an open floor plan, includes 11-foot ceilings with black steel columns, and six oversized, east-facing windows that offer street views and flood the space with natural light.

This modern living room includes 11-foot ceilings with black steel columns, six oversized, east-facing windows, and a large marble fireplace.

The living room is focused on the marble ethanol fireplace and the reflective artwork above.

This modern living room includes 11-foot ceilings with black steel columns, six oversized, east-facing windows, and a large marble fireplace.

Adjacent to the living room is the dining room, with a black marble table that’s surrounded by upholstered chairs with minimalist frames that complement the understated hanging light fixture over the table.

This open plan dining room has a black marble table that's surrounded by upholstered chairs with minimalist frames which complement the understated hanging light fixture over the table.

A spacious library with a built-in desk is clad in millwork that was made in Italy by Canova, and includes floor-to-ceiling glass and steel casement folding doors, creating an open and versatile additional living space.

A spacious library with a built-in desk, is clad in millwork that was made in Italy by Canova, and includes floor-to-ceiling glass and steel casement folding doors, creating an open and versatile additional living space.

In the kitchen, there’s a single slab Fior di Bosco marble island that measures in at 10 feet long, custom Canova white oak cabinets and millwork, a Calacatta stone countertop and backsplash, as well a scullery.

In this modern wood kitchen kitchen, there's a single slab Fior di Bosco marble island that measure in at 10 feet, custom Canova white oak cabinets and millwork, a Calacatta stone countertop and backsplash, as well a scullery.

A wide hallway that showcases the steel beams, separates the living area from the sleeping quarters.

A wide hallway that showcases the steel beams, separates the living area from the sleeping quarters in this modern home.

The main bedroom includes a custom wood and upholstered panel headboard that draws the eye upwards to the ceiling, making the room feel even larger than it is.

This modern master suite includes a custom wood and upholstered panel headboard that draws the eye upwards to the ceiling, making the room feel even larger than it is.

In another bedroom, large artwork has been used to fill the white walls.

In this modern bedroom, large artwork has been used to fill the white walls.

In the kid’s bedroom, colorful wallpaper has been used to create a fun backdrop for the bunk beds, while the open space has been designated as a play area.

In this modern kid's bedroom, colorful wallpaper has been used to create a fun backdrop for the bunk beds, while the open space has been designated as a play area.

The largest bathroom includes gray and white book-matched marble slabs on the walls, a floating wood vanity, a freestanding Badeloft bathtub, and a glass-enclosed shower.

This modern master bathroom includes gray and white book-matched marble slabs on the walls, a floating wood vanity, a freestanding Badeloft bathtub, and a glass enclosed shower.

In another bathroom, dark wood walls have been used to create a dramatic appearance.

In this modern bathroom, dark wood walls have been used to create a dramatic appearance.

In the third bathroom, there are floor-to-ceiling gray stone walls, a wood vanity, and a glass-enclosed shower.

To learn more, the home is listed for sale through Emily Beare of Core.

In this modern bathroom, there's floor-to-ceiling gray stone walls, a wood vanity, and a glass enclosed shower.
Photography by Tim Waltman at Evan Joseph Image

A’ Design Awards And Competition – Call For Entries

A’ Design Awards And Competition – Call For Entries

This article has been brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition.

A’ Design Award & Competition is the Worlds’ leading design accolade reaching design enthusiasts around the world, and showcasing the 2087 award winners from 104 different design disciplines.

A’ Design Award winning works are translated to all major languages in order to connect design lovers, press members and design buyers from across the globe. You can register your design, here.

Sun Shed Renovation by Mix Architecture.
Sun Shed Renovation by Mix Architecture. Photography by Mix Architecture. Find out more here.

The A’ Design Award and Competition offers a unique system for designers to sell their winning ideas to sponsor companies, likewise the companies can bid for the competing design ideas and make offers to buy the designs. To see the benefits for winners – click here.

Mobius Pendant Lamp by Nhi Ton.
Mobius Pendant Lamp by Nhi Ton. Photography by Nhi Ton and Matt Kullman. Find out more here.

The system also provides an online exhibition system and creates free profile pages for designers, innovators and companies, this system is always on and whether you win or not, you will have full access to the system.

Crestridge Residence by Colega Architects
Crestridge Residence by Colega Architects. Photography by Manolo Langis – Langoworks. Find out more here.

This is an interactive system where you can write your biography or corporate profile, create an extensive online portfolio by adding additional designs and exhibit new designs or products.

Wave Lamp by Mario Mazzer
Wave Lamp by Mario Mazzer. Photography by Mario Mazzer. Find out more here.

A’ Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually in a wide range of categories that include: Good Industrial Design Award, Good Architecture Design Award, Good Product Design Award, Good Communication Design Award, Good Service Design Award and the Good Fashion Design Award. You can see all of the award categories – here.

Guilin Exhibition Center by Tengyuan Design.
Guilin Exhibition Center by Tengyuan Design. Photography by Kai Wang. Find out more here.

Some of the benefits you will receive as winner of the ‘A Design Award and Competition is the inclusion in the exhibition and yearbook, receive publicity through an extensive PR campaign (magazine and blog promotion), be included in the world design rankings, receive feedback notes by the Jury and score sheet.

Spike Lamp by Sini Majuri.
Spike Lamp by Sini Majuri. Photography by Eiran Kertan Oy. Find out more here.

You will also receive an awards trophy, and the option to sell your winning design and sales listings.

Shanxiao Sales Pavilion Sales Office by Larry Wen.
Shanxiao Sales Pavilion Sales Office by Larry Wen. Photography by Ligang Huang. Find out more here.

Not to mention that you will also receive two invitations to the gala night event. See a list of all of the prizes – here.

GrowForest Educational Learning Toy by Peishan Cai, Wanling Gao and Haochun Hu.
GrowForest Educational Learning Toy by Peishan Cai, Wanling Gao and Haochun Hu. Find out more here.

Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of academics, design professionals and members of the press.

Starry Town of Fuxian Lake Public Space by MadeMake Architects.
Starry Town of Fuxian Lake Public Space by MadeMake Architects. Photography by Chao Wang. Find out more here.

To be part of the A’ Design Award and Competition you can register – here.
Learn more about A’ Design Award and Competition – here.

The deadline for submissions is February 28th, 2021, with the winners and results announced to the public and posted on CONTEMPORIST on April 15th, 2021.

Let’s take a look at a few more winning designs…

Veggies Toy by Tati Ferrucio.
Veggies Toy by Tati Ferrucio. Photography by Tatiana Ferrucio Ferreira. Find out more here.
Emerald Equestrian Complex by Polina Nozdracheva.
Emerald Equestrian Complex by Polina Nozdracheva. Photography by EMERALD. Find out more here.
Brise Table Furniture Plus Fan by Wonho Lee.
Brise Table Furniture Plus Fan by Wonho Lee. Photography by Wonho Lee. Find out more here.
Tatamu Folding Stool by Mate Meszaros and Hirotaka Mashiko.
Tatamu Folding Stool by Mate Meszaros and Hirotaka Mashiko. Find out more here.
Acorn Leisure Chair Multipurpose by Wei Jingye, Chen Yufan and Wang Ruilin.
Acorn Leisure Chair Multipurpose by Wei Jingye, Chen Yufan and Wang Ruilin. Find out more here.
Lift Portable and Adaptable Shelf by Shiva Pouryousef Khameneh.
Lift Portable and Adaptable Shelf by Shiva Pouryousef Khameneh. Photography by Zoha Babazadeh. Find out more here.
The soul of Maotai-flavour “Wu” Packaging Design by li zuo
The soul of Maotai-flavour “Wu” Packaging Design by li zuo. Find out more here.
Coast Whale Chapel by Jinyu Zhang
Coast Whale Chapel by Jinyu Zhang. Find out more here.
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A’ Design Awards And Competition – Last Call For Entries

A’ Design Awards And Competition – Last Call For Entries

This article has been brought to you by A’ Design Award and Competition.

A’ Design Award & Competition is the Worlds’ leading design accolade reaching design enthusiasts around the world, and showcasing the 2087 award winners from 104 different design disciplines.

A' Design Award and Competition

A’ Design Award winning works are translated to all major languages in order to connect design lovers, press members and design buyers from across the globe. You can register your design, here.

A' Design Award and Competition

The A’ Design Award and Competition offers a unique system for designers to sell their winning ideas to sponsor companies, likewise the companies can bid for the competing design ideas and make offers to buy the designs. To see the benefits for winners – click here.

A' Design Award and Competition

The system also provides an online exhibition system and creates free profile pages for designers, innovators and companies, this system is always on and whether you win or not, you will have full access to the system.

Bienville House Duplex by Nathan Fell
Bienville House Duplex by Nathan Fell. Photography by Justin Cordova. Find out more here.

This is an interactive system where you can write your biography or corporate profile, create an extensive online portfolio by adding additional designs and exhibit new designs or products.

Twist Cube Wireless Charger with Bluetooth Speaker by Fai Leung
Twist Cube Wireless Charger with Bluetooth Speaker by Fai Leung. Photography by Fai Leung. Find out more here.

A’ Design Award and Competitions are organized and awarded annually in a wide range of categories that include: Good Industrial Design Award, Good Architecture Design Award, Good Product Design Award, Good Communication Design Award, Good Service Design Award and the Good Fashion Design Award. You can see all of the award categories – here.

Yuzhou Langting Mansion Exhibition Center by Tengyuan Design
Yuzhou Langting Mansion Exhibition Center by Tengyuan Design. Photography by Wang Kai. Find out more here.

Some of the benefits you will receive as winner of the ‘A Design Award and Competition is the inclusion in the exhibition and yearbook, receive publicity through an extensive PR campaign (magazine and blog promotion), be included in the world design rankings, receive feedback notes by the Jury and score sheet.

Polyot Restaurant by Julien Albertini and Alina Pimkina
Polyot Restaurant by Julien Albertini and Alina Pimkina. Photography by Mikhail Loskutov. Find out more here.

You will also receive an awards trophy, and the option to sell your winning design and sales listings.

MareNostrum Residential Building by Aaron Leppanen and Gabriela Anker
MareNostrum Residential Building by Aaron Leppanen and Gabriela Anker. Photography by BICUBIK. Find out more here.

Not to mention that you will also receive two invitations to the gala night event. See a list of all of the prizes – here.

Yunxi Characteristic Restaurant by Shang Cai
Yunxi Characteristic Restaurant by Shang Cai. Photography by Ainiu. Find out more here.

Entries will be judged by an international jury panel of academics, design professionals and members of the press.

Casa Lupita by Binomio Taller
Casa Lupita by Binomio Taller. Photography by Tamara Uribe. Find out more here.

To be part of the A’ Design Award and Competition you can register – here.
Learn more about A’ Design Award and Competition – here.

Tuya Restaurant by Mihai Popescu and Ovidiu Balan
Tuya Restaurant by Mihai Popescu and Ovidiu Balan. Photography by Mihai Popescu and Ovidiu Balan. Find out more here.

The next deadline for entries is February 28th, 2021, with the winners and results announced to the public and posted on CONTEMPORIST on April 15th, 2021.

Let’s take a look at a few more past winners…

Kuara Hotel by David Guerra
Kuara Hotel by David Guerra. Photography by Jomar Braganca. Find out more here.
Black Hole Speaker by Arvin Maleki and Ayda Mohseni
Black Hole Speaker by Arvin Maleki and Ayda Mohseni. Image by Arvin Maleki. Find out more here.
Ebetsu Tsutaya Book Store by Hikohito Konishi
Ebetsu Tsutaya Book Store by Hikohito Konishi. Photography by Nacasa & Partners Inc. Find out more here.
Vibrant Hair Salon by Jacksam Yang
Vibrant Hair Salon by Jacksam Yang. Photography by Weimax Studio. Find out more here.
Rame Puro Metallic Sculptures by Timur Bazaev
Rame Puro Metallic Sculptures by Timur Bazaev. Photography by Timur Bazaev. Find out more here.
Suggestions Tableware by Gemma Bernal
Suggestions Tableware by Gemma Bernal. Photography by Gemma Bernal. Find out more here.
Snake Smart Furniture by Hello Wood
Snake Smart Furniture by Hello Wood. Photography by MVM. Find out more here.
Tokyo Clutch Bag by Imme Vogel
Tokyo Clutch Bag by Imme Vogel. Photography by Imme Vogel. Find out more here.
Venus 3D Printed Cup by Tiger ChongSheng Guo
Venus 3D Printed Cup by Tiger ChongSheng Guo. Photography by Joshua Felizardo. Find out more here.
Wonderland Landscape Installation by Sammy Liu
Wonderland Landscape Installation by Sammy Liu – Golden Eagle. Photography by Tim Cheng. Find out more here.
Private garden with swimming pool and lanterns.
Ryad Private Garden by Fernando Pozuelo. Photography by Fernando Pozuelo. Find out more here.
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A Resort-Like Experience Was Designed For This Modern Mediterranean Home

A Resort-Like Experience Was Designed For This Modern Mediterranean Home

Jaime Salvá Architecture & Interior Design has recently completed Villa Twelve, a modern single-family home located in Mallorca, Spain, that’s ideal for outdoor entertaining.

The home was commissioned by developer Sophisticated Projects, who asked for a design that would be contemporary, with straight lines, clean spaces, and that could lead to its own recognizable style.

A modern two-storey home with stone walls and a swimming pool is designed for outdoor entertaining.

Neutral materials such as the local dry stone from the Municipality of Santanyí were used in both the exterior and interior of the home. This stone, as well as Balearic gray limestone, create a calming backdrop for the pool deck and partially covered patio.

A modern home with a swimming pool, stone walls, a deck, and partially covered patio.

The second floor of the home creates shade for the patio, which has been furnished with an outdoor sofa, while the wood deck has a large day bed and a pair of umbrellas that cast fun shadows on the stone wall.

A modern home with a swimming pool and deck, a stone wall, and partially covered patio designed for outdoor entertaining.

Lighting hanging above the outdoor lounge, as well as the nearby alfresco dining area, ensures that the spaces can be used all day and into the night.

Lighting hanging above this outdoor lounge, as well as the nearby alfresco dining area, ensures that the spaces can be used all day and into the night.

The deck and patio look out towards the swimming pool and yard, which is lush with grass, shrubs, and trees.

The deck and patio of this modern home look out towards the swimming pool and yard, which is lush with grass, shrubs, and trees.

The open-plan interior, designed by Marga Comas, has large sliding glass walls that connect with the outdoors, creating a single giant entertaining space that’s perfect for indoor/outdoor living.

This modern home has large sliding glass walls that connect with the outdoors, creating a single giant entertaining space that's perfect for indoor / outdoor living.

In the living room, the L-shaped gray sofa is focused on the linear fireplace with the TV above it. Underneath, there is a Balearic gray limestone hearth with hidden lighting that highlights the floor.

In this modern living room, the L-shaped gray sofa is focused on the linear fireplace with the TV above it. Underneath, there's a Balearic gray limestone hearth with hidden lighting that highlights the floor.
A stone wall and hidden lighting are unique design elements of this modern living room.

The local dry stone used on the exterior of the home has also been introduced to the interior in the form of accent walls.

The local dry stone used on the exterior of this modern home, has also been introduced to the interior in the form of accent walls.

The upper floor of the house has large windows that provide an abundance of natural light.

The upper floor of this modern house has large windows that provide an abundance of natural light.

In one of the bathrooms, there’s a large window with tree views from the shower.

In this modern bathroom, there's a large window that provides tree views from the shower.
Photography by Xisco Kamal

This Former Art School In Belgium Is Now A Hotel

This Former Art School In Belgium Is Now A Hotel

 

The JAM Hotel in Brussels, Belgium, is located inside a building that used to be an art school, but has been converted to a unique new hotel.

 

Located in a former art school, in an end of the century building, is the JAM Hotel, a bold colorful hotel with touches of wood and concrete.

Photography © JAM / Oana Crainic

The interior design of the hotel was completed by Atelier Lionel Jadot, and features artistic elements throughout, which seems appropriate considering the building’s former life as an art school.


Artistic, sculptural elements are found throughout this Belgium hotel.

Photography © JAM / Oana Crainic

The hotel has a restaurant that serves pizza and pasta under a canopy of colorful ceiling details.


This restaurant serves pizza and pasta under a canopy of colorful ceiling details.

Photography © JAM / Oana Crainic

There’s also a couple of bars. The bar seen below uses concrete pipes as shelving.


This hotel bar uses concrete pipes as shelving, and a fireplace makes it extra cozy.

Photography © JAM / Oana Crainic

A large games room makes sure there is always something to do.


This Brussels hotel has a large games room filled with arcade style games.

Photography © JAM / Oana Crainic

Outside, there’s a rooftop pool and terrace area.


The Jam Hotel in Brussels has a rooftop terrace and pool area.

Photography © JAM / Oana Crainic

The hotel rooms show touches of the old building and have been kept simple and contemporary.


The rooms at the JAM Hotel show touches of the old building, and have been kept simple and contemporary.

Photography © JAM / Oana Crainic

Built-in desks and sofas make the most of the rooms.


This hotel room in Brussels has a built-in reading nook next to the bed.

Photography © JAM / Oana Crainic

If you don’t mind sharing a room, the hotel also has dormitory-style rooms, with pops of color defining the sleeping spaces.


The JAM hotel in Brussels has dormitory style rooms, with pops of color defining the sleeping spaces.

Photography © JAM / Oana Crainic

Lighting Ideas – This Modern Sconce Doubles As Wall Art

Lighting Ideas – This Modern Sconce Doubles As Wall Art

Lighting design firm SONNEMAN – A Way of Light, has created Abstract, a modern wall sconce that combines light and art.

The design of the sconce allows the indirect LED illumination to be reflected on a wall or ceiling from a prism-shaped reflector that hovers over the surface on thin rods extended in tension from each of the three triangular corners.

Lighting Ideas - Lighting company SONNEMAN—A Way of Light, has created Abstract, a modern wall sconce that combines light and art. #Lighting #WallSconce #LightingIdeas #WallLight #HomeDecor #Decor

The wall sconces can stand alone, or be arranged into a unique, abstract surface sculpture that provides illumination and interest to a room.


Lighting Ideas - Lighting company SONNEMAN—A Way of Light, has created Abstract, a modern wall sconce that combines light and art. #Lighting #WallSconce #LightingIdeas #WallLight #HomeDecor #Decor

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This Art Installation Was Designed To Create Discussion On What Is Love In Modern Life

This Art Installation Was Designed To Create Discussion On What Is Love In Modern Life

Photography by CreatAR Images

 

Design firm Wutopia Lab in collaboration with digital construction team RoboticPlus.AI, has recently completed a modern public art installation that’s made from a woven carbon-fiber structure.

 

Design firm Wutopia Lab in collaboration with digital construction team RoboticPlus.AI, has recently completed a modern public art installation that's made from a woven carbon-fiber structure.
Photography by CreatAR Images

Located in a rural area of Zhejiang, China, the ‘Shrine of Whatslove’, is a red triangle that’s designed to arouse discussion on what’s love in modern life.


Located in a rural area of Zhejiang, China, the 'Shrine of Whatslove', is a red triangle that's designed to arouse discussion on what’s love in modern life.
Photography by CreatAR Images

The 13 foot (4m) high and 12 foot (3.8m) wide design has a structure that was woven using 7200 meters of continuous carbon fiber bundles, and took a total of 90 hours to complete.


This modern public art installation named 'Shrine of Whatslove', is 13 foot (4m) high and 12 foot (3.8m) wide, with a structure that was woven using 7200 meters of continuous carbon fiber bundles, and took a total of 90 hours to complete. #ModernArt #PublicArt #ArtInstallation
Photography by CreatAR Images | Design Firm: Wutopia Lab | Chief Architect: YU Ting | Project Architect: Liran SUN | Digital Construction: RoboticPlus.AI (Kuan-Ting LAI, Zhe LIANG, PeiYi HUANG, Zixun HUANG, Yuhong HA) | Structural Consultant: Structure AND Architecture OFFICE (Zhun ZHANG) | Lighting Consultant: Chloe ZHANG

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This modern public art installation named 'Shrine of Whatslove', is 13 foot (4m) high and 12 foot (3.8m) wide, with a structure that was woven using 7200 meters of continuous carbon fiber bundles, and took a total of 90 hours to complete. #ModernArt #PublicArt #ArtInstallation
This modern public art installation named 'Shrine of Whatslove', is 13 foot (4m) high and 12 foot (3.8m) wide, with a structure that was woven using 7200 meters of continuous carbon fiber bundles, and took a total of 90 hours to complete. #ModernArt #PublicArt #ArtInstallation
This modern public art installation named 'Shrine of Whatslove', is 13 foot (4m) high and 12 foot (3.8m) wide, with a structure that was woven using 7200 meters of continuous carbon fiber bundles, and took a total of 90 hours to complete. #ModernArt #PublicArt #ArtInstallation
This modern public art installation named 'Shrine of Whatslove', is 13 foot (4m) high and 12 foot (3.8m) wide, with a structure that was woven using 7200 meters of continuous carbon fiber bundles, and took a total of 90 hours to complete. #ModernArt #PublicArt #ArtInstallation
This modern public art installation named 'Shrine of Whatslove', is 13 foot (4m) high and 12 foot (3.8m) wide, with a structure that was woven using 7200 meters of continuous carbon fiber bundles, and took a total of 90 hours to complete. #ModernArt #PublicArt #ArtInstallation

Two Suspended Sculptures Hang In The Lobby Of A New Building In Melbourne

Two Suspended Sculptures Hang In The Lobby Of A New Building In Melbourne

Property developers Lendlease recently invited UAP to develop, manufacture, and install two suspended sculptures for the main entry foyer of One Melbourne Quarter, a new mixed-use precinct in Melbourne, Australia, that was designed by Woods Bagot and Denton Corker Marshall.

This modern and suspended sculpture in the lobby of an Australian building, was created to reference the traditional Indigenous fishing nets and the history of fishing in the nearby Yarra River. #Sculpture #Art #SuspendedSculpture #Design

The two suspended lobby canopies were created to reference the traditional Indigenous fishing nets and the history of fishing in the nearby Yarra River.


This modern and suspended sculpture in the lobby of an Australian building, was created to reference the traditional Indigenous fishing nets and the history of fishing in the nearby Yarra River. #Sculpture #Art #SuspendedSculpture #Design

To create the pieces, UAP used new augmented reality technology to speed up the delivery time, which involved a projected CAD model ‘hologram’ over the physical steel frame, allowing the fabrication team to visually identify and mark each connection point.


This modern and suspended sculpture in the lobby of an Australian building, was created to reference the traditional Indigenous fishing nets and the history of fishing in the nearby Yarra River. #Sculpture #Art #SuspendedSculpture #Design

Here’s a glimpse of the construction of the two pieces.


'MAKING OF' PHOTO - This modern and suspended sculpture in the lobby of an Australian building, was created to reference the traditional Indigenous fishing nets and the history of fishing in the nearby Yarra River. #Sculpture #Art #SuspendedSculpture #Design
Photography by UAP | Sculpture: UAP | Architects: Woods Bagot and Denton Corker Marshall | Interior Architect: Woods Bagot

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Sweden’s ICEHOTEL Has Opened For 2017 And Its Art Suites Are Magical

Sweden’s ICEHOTEL Has Opened For 2017 And Its Art Suites Are Magical

 

The ICEHOTEL, that’s located in the Swedish village of Jukkasjarvi, 200 km north of the Arctic Circle and next to the shores of the Torne River, is open for another year.

 

The fun thing about the ICEHOTEL, apart from it being made out of ice, is that they have a collection of Art Suites that are individually themed and hand carved by artists commissioned from around the world and from a wide range of disciplines. Let’s have a look at this years Art Suites…

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – Monstera – designed by Nina Kauppi & Johan Kauppi. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – Livoq – designed by Fabien Champeval & Friederike Schroth. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – Queen of the North – designed by Emilie Steele & Sebastian Dell’Uva. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – Radiance – designed by Natsuki Saito & Shingo Saito. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture
Deluxe Art Suite – The invisible (invincible) army – designed by Nina Hedman& Lena Kriström. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – Danger Thin Ice – designed by Franziska Agrawal. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – Daily Travellers – designed by Alem Teklu & Anne Karin Krogevoll. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – Follow the White Rabbit – designed by AnnaSofia Mååg & Niklas Byman. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – Ground Rules – designed by Carl Wellander & Ulrika Tallving. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – King Kong – designed by Lkhagvadorj Dorjsuren. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – Last Fabergé Egg – designed by Tomasz Czajkowski and Eryk Marks. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Deluxe Suite – 34 meters – designed by Luca Roncoroni & Dave Ruane. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – Hang in There – designed by Marjolein Vonk and Maurizio Perron. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – White Desert – designed by Timsam Harding & Fabián Jacquet Casado. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

The Swedish ICEHOTEL has opened for 2017. The hotel, which is made from ice, has a collection of art suites that are individually themed and are hand carved by artists from around the world. #ICEHOTEL #Sweden #Travel #Art #Sculpture

Art Suite – Wandering Cloud – designed by Lisa Lindqvist. Photography by Asaf Kliger © ICEHOTEL

This Sculptural 3D Printed Art Installation Is Made From 30,000 Recycled Water Bottles

This Sculptural 3D Printed Art Installation Is Made From 30,000 Recycled Water Bottles

Photography ©NAARO

MEAN* (Middle East Architecture Network) was recently commissioned by DIFC to create a sculptural installation in Dubai, that showcases 3d printing and uses a polymer made from discarded water bottles.

The design of the pavilion creates an experience for the visitor that’s reminiscent of walking through an abstracted botanical form.

Photography ©NAARO

Named ‘Deciduous’, the pavilion is composed of a hybrid of 3 different sustainable materials: CNC-milled Birch plywood flooring, Robotically 3D-Printed Concrete Base, and a series of branching 3D-Printed PETG stems, a plastic polymer upcycled from 30,000 discarded water bottles.

Photography ©NAARO (first) and ©MEAN (second)

Each of the components were pre-fabricated off-site, before being transported to the installation location, where they were able to be joined together by hand by a team of people.

Photography ©MEAN

Here’s a video that shows how the pavilion was designed and made.

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Design – MEAN* Middle East Architecture Network – Lead Architect: Riyad Joucka | Polymer 3D Printing – Ai Build | Concrete 3D Printing – Besix 3D | 3D Printing Contractor – 3D Vinci | CNC Plywood Fabricator – Lesly Lobo