Eduardo Chillida was a Basque artist known for his monumental abstract iron and steel sculptures which are to be found in public places all over the world. . Chillida’s combination of sculptural form and metaphysical significance is integrated with architectural and environmental space to produce distinct urban spaces.
Belgian photographer Dirk Braeckman is famous for his dark, enigmatic images and experimentation with printing techniques, exploring different textures, materials, and exposures. Braeckman shoots only analogue, and always showcases his images unglazed and uncovered.
Spanning millions of years, Hollow is a miniature forest of all the world’s forests, telling the history of the planet through the immensity of tree specimens in microcosm. This immersive piece of architecture brings together over 10,000 unique tree species,including petrified wood from the earliest forests that emerged over 390 million years ago; a sample from the oldest tree in the world, and some from the youngest and near-extinct species.
Forming the inside in all directions, the untreated wooden pieces are organised in an organic yet precise manner specific to the origins, types and characteristics of the wood. Shifted and staggered to each other, thousands of blocks conjoin to form one immense cosmos of wood producing textures, apertures and stalactites. Inside Hollow, light filters through apertures in the ceiling, suggesting sunlight radiating through a forest.
German photographer Michael Wolfcaptured in his series”Architecture of Density“, images that acutely acknowledge the landscape’s overwhelming concentration of soaring buildings and skyscrapers in Hong Kong. Having lived there for several years, Wolf began to document Hong Kong’s extreme development and complex urban dynamics, and how these factors play into the relationships between public and private space, anonymity and individuality, in one of the most densely populated cities on the planet.
A new museum dedicated to the work and life of the legendary French couturier Yves Saint Laurent has opened in Marrakech. Designed by Studio KO, the 4,000-square-metre building sits a short distance away from Jardin Majorelle, the home acquired by Sanit Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980.