An apartment building in Zürich by Swiss architect Christian Kerez, 2003.
A previously unrealised beach house designed by modernist architect Charlotte Perriand in 1934 has been constructed and furnished by French fashion house Louis Vuitton to coincide with this year’s Design Miami fair. Perriand’s La Maison au Bord de l’Eau, or the house beside the water, was built using sketches and drawings almost eighty years after it was first conceived.
House within a house - Todoroki Residence (1974) Chiba, Japan by Japanese architect Hiromi Fujii.
WHAT TIME IS IT?, 2009. Installation by Swedish artist Luca Frei at Balice Hertling Gallery, Berlin. Wood, insulating material, plaster, paint.
Olafur Eliasson ‘The Mediated Motion’ 2001. The basic elements of the weather – water, light, temperature, pressure – are the materials that Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson has used throughout his career. His installations regularly feature elements appropriated from nature – billowing steam replicating a water geyser, glistening rainbows or fog-filled rooms. By introducing ‘natural’ phenomena, such as water, mist or light, into an un specifically cultivated setting, be it a city street or an art gallery, the artist encourages the viewer to reflect upon their understanding and perception of the physical world that surrounds them. This moment of perception, when the viewer pauses to consider what they are experiencing, has been described by Eliasson as ‘seeing yourself sensing’.
Images from Brooklyn-based Israeli photographer Niv Rozenberg’s ‘Automonuments’ series.
Designer Faye Toogood finds exceptional beauty in unexpected arrangements of objects, and uses them to create installations for fashion houses — and her own house in London.
A temporary Céline boutique in Paris, 2010.
American artist Phillip K Smith III has added mirrors to the walls of a desert shack in California to create the illusion that you can see right through the building.
Old meets new in this home in Tebra, Spain by Irisarri + Piñera.
The Museum of Modern Art in Rio De Janero by Brazillian architect Affonso Eduardo Reidy 1953.
Paris designers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have installed a chandelier at the entrance to the Château de Versailles, France, comprising looping cords of illuminated crystal. The Gabriel Chandelier is the first permanent contemporary artwork to be installed at the château and hangs over the Gabriel Staircase at the main entrance to the palace.