Williamson Chong Architects were commissioned to design on the Niagara Escarpment a house for a couple of avid cyclist. Conceived not as a final destination, but as a stopping place within their network of activity, it is carved into the landscape to respect the mountain.
The paths of the makers and designers seem to diverge considerably in terms of aesthetics. Something similar happened at the Great Exhibition in London in 1851, when the new machine technology was creating goods that still resembled the products of animal or artisan traction.
The Village on Paper Island in Copenhagen consists of 12 minimalist houses inside an old rustic and rough industrial warehouse. The showroom, designed by Norm Architects for &tradition, is a hybrid between an installation, a warehouse, a small village and a larger cityscape.
The exhibition on integral naturalism at the Palacete das Artes, an initiative of the recently ended 3rd Bienal da Bahia, centres on the manifesto and video of Restany, Baendereck and Krajcberg’s 1978 travels in the Amazon Rainforest – conserved in the Domus archives.