by Almas Sadique Aug 08, 2022
STIR ponders over the various sustainable projects undertaken by Midushi Kochhar’s circular design studio YLEM using unique and salvaged materials.
by Almas Sadique Aug 08, 2022
STIR ponders over the various sustainable projects undertaken by Midushi Kochhar’s circular design studio YLEM using unique and salvaged materials.
by STIRworld Jul 14, 2022
Located in Changping district near Beijing, Anna Garden emerges as an ode to a simplistic and material-pure architectural style in response to its site surroundings.
by Zohra Khan Jul 12, 2022
The French luxury brand created four grand pavilions exuding lightness in their materiality to reveal Collections for the home in Milan's La Pelota.
by STIRworld Jun 03, 2022
The exhibition by Spazio Gamma within the Isola Design District envisions a step closer to circular designing with a series of inventive biomaterials for a sustainable future.
by Anmol Ahuja Jun 03, 2022
STIR visits the New York-based practice Young Projects’ most significant works through five unique residences in their monograph, due to be launched at the Milan Design Week 2022.
by Salvatore Peluso May 26, 2022
STIR asks some of the protagonists of the collectors' design fair how this universe has changed in the last two pandemic years.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky May 16, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of Luftwerk who treat light as a material and make us see it in ways that are new and magical.
by Anmol Ahuja May 02, 2022
Showcasing organic curves in reclaimed wood and fine local craftsmanship, Earthitects explore evolving trends in workspace design through their Bengaluru office.
by Rahul Kumar Mar 18, 2022
Architecture and street ecosystem inform the practice of Kunel Gaur in his ongoing exhibit Information Architecture presented in Mumbai at Method art space.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Mar 16, 2022
The sculptures and installations by the US-based artist Keith Lemley create immersive environments to recognise the harmony between thought and matter, past and present.
by Manu Sharma Mar 01, 2022
STIR explores the four-decade long oeuvre of visionary American artist Karla Knight at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Connecticut, United States.
by Rahul Kumar Feb 19, 2022
Visual artist Alejandro Almanza Pereda employs domestic objects and florescent lights in his satirical art installations referencing Dutch still-life painting tradition and surrealism.
by Jincy Iype Jan 29, 2022
Pedevilla Architects used salvaged spruce and stone pine for CiAsa Aqua Bad Cortina, an all-wooden, alpine family home built sans chemicals, adhesives, treatments and tech solutions.
by Anmol Ahuja Jan 12, 2022
Facilitating a play between its distinct material expression and elaborate landscaping, Earth and Glass House by Delhi-based Studio Lotus conceptualises its form and spaces in nature.
by Devanshi Shah Jan 11, 2022
Spanish deisgner Lucas Muñoz’s latest venture in Madrid utilises vernacular knowledge and technology to create an innovative approach to sustainable design.
by Rahul Kumar Dec 22, 2021
Looking back at the year 2021, the STIR's round-up on materiality refocuses on a selection of artists who skillfully exploit the medium and process of their choice.
by Jincy Iype Oct 02, 2021
The Bermonds Locke apartment hotel by British designers Holloway Li draw heavily from Californian sunsets and desert landscapes for its sunny and faintly psychedelic interiors.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 15, 2021
This restaurant in Kyiv, Ukraine, features furniture made of recycled paper and plastic alongside artisanal objects and dimpled clay walls under a 'less is more' design aesthetic.
by Devanshi Shah Jun 18, 2021
Debuting at the biennale, Maison Fibre is a scaled habitable installation made using computational design, and the first multi-storey structure of its kind.
by Rahul Kumar May 21, 2021
In his recent solo presentation, titled Fugitive Dust, at Vida Heydari Contemporary in Pune, Pravat exhibits works that pan across disciplines and media.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Apr 15, 2021
The Germany-based photographer creates photographs that capture the materiality of the everyday objects in its many forms as a means to understand multifocal reality.
by Jincy Iype Apr 13, 2021
STIR speaks to the Italian designer who defines Crossing Over as a “research on contamination”, replete with sculptural armchairs and sturdy tables that adopt urban imagery.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Mar 30, 2021
The Chinese artist, Li Gang, traverses through a slew of disciplines - painting, printmaking, architecture and installations – to oversee artworks as a means to promote world peace.
by Girinandini Singh Mar 27, 2021
Austrian artist Thomas Medicus talks about his art practice and working with glass to create sculptural illustrative installations.
by Avantika Shankar Feb 03, 2021
The Triennial at Melbourne’s National Gallery of Victoria considers a future in which nature regains control over architecture and design.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Nov 30, 2020
Works by the Bangladesh-based artist Tayeba Begum Lipi, rooted in the troubled history of gender roles, bespeak the ideals of womanhood dovetailed with social hurdles.
by Shraddha Nair Oct 19, 2020
Indonesia-born artist Entang Wiharso shares a glimpse of a large canvas-based painting which is yet to get an audience.
by Shraddha Nair Aug 18, 2020
In the seventh part of the series, STIR speaks with architect, entrepreneur and curator Anokhi Shah to know the implications of a future where material and virtual reality spaces merge.
by Devanshi Shah Jul 21, 2020
STIR explores the poetics of Berlin-based artist duo Jeschkelanger’s latest experiment with translucent glass and its ecological response to industrial waste.
by Meghna Mehta Apr 22, 2020
Bengaluru-based architect Soumitro Ghosh discusses the installation at Materiology 2.0 and what Mahatma Gandhi, BV Doshi, Alvaro Siza and Le Corbusier have in common.
by Jincy Iype Apr 07, 2020
Neri Oxman: Material Ecology, curated by Paola Antonelli at the Museum of Modern Art displays projects such as a pavilion spun by silkworms and material created from bacteria.
by Zohra Khan Dec 09, 2019
Smoke Scream! STIR selects design projects, people and practices that aim to kill the smoke with smart innovation.
by Sukanya Garg Nov 26, 2019
London-based artist Rana Begum speaks to STIR about her recently concluded solo exhibition at Jhaveri Contemporary in Mumbai, India.
by Zohra Khan Oct 21, 2019
Mrinalini Ghadiok (editor, STIR) moderated a panel discussion at the inaugural Hyderabad Design Week (HDW) that explored trans-disciplinary practices and collaboration as a way for a better future.
by STIRworld Jul 19, 2019
Milan-based Studiopepe investigates the strong bond between matter and the archetypal power of symbols through their exhibition Les Arcanistes-The Future is Un/Written.
by Sunena V Maju Aug 06, 2022
The Indian architecture firm Charged Voids designs a compact granite office in Mohali, a satellite city of Chandigarh, reflecting a sense of tranquility through its materiality.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 04, 2022
This home by Art and Architecture Associates employs enclosures of compacted earth and gabion walls, channelling sustainability through indigenous building practices and materials.
by Sukanya Deb Aug 04, 2022
"Purism is death," says the New York-based artist, extending to questions of interdisciplinarity and material occupations, while speaking about his design and artistic practice.
by Jincy Iype Jul 19, 2022
St Hubert’s, nestled calm within Australia’s Yarra Valley, has been reinvigorated by Cera Stribley who opted for a material palette and a design language that is "resolutely natural".
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 15, 2022
True to its name, the House of Concrete Experiments, designed by Samira Rathod Design Atelier, conducts material, compositional, formative, and performative trials with concrete.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 04, 2022
This boutique hotel in Chikmagalur, India, relies on vernacular planning and construction techniques alongside alternative materials for a sustainable luxury hospitality experience.
by STIRworld Jun 08, 2022
The showcase at the Isola Design District steers a new paradigm for the design world in the form of pieces that reinvent materiality and creative processes.
by STIRworld Jun 01, 2022
Delving into the transgender artist Daniel Lie's first solo exhibition Unnamed Entities, that involves organic material, at the New Museum in New York City.
by Jincy Iype May 09, 2022
Flanked by a jungle and a beach in the Dominican Republic, Young Projects' Retreat House comprises four distinct structures that are aesthetically, structurally, and materially diverse.
by Jincy Iype May 04, 2022
Taller Alberto Calleja drew from the Mexican vernacular for Casa Malandra, articulated as two rectangular forms converging at their centre, carrying simple materiality of wood and concrete.
by Devanshi Shah May 03, 2022
Relaxed, refined, and luxurious, the multifaceted shoe store by the Danish studio is a balance of brand storytelling and material narratives.
by Girinandini Singh May 01, 2022
Atwill speaks to STIR on her inspiration from the cultural history of the mining communities of North-East England, the edges of reality, and the intermateriality of medium.
by ABK Apr 26, 2022
The collection lays bare a mindful selection of natural surfaces, materials and graphic design.
by Jerry Elengical Apr 16, 2022
As an extension to the existing mausoleum at Keilor Cemetery near Melbourne, the complex pays heed to its context with local materials and a vibrant landscape design.
by Zohra Khan Apr 15, 2022
It is Essential to be There is the first major showcase hosted by the Geoffrey Bawa Trust that brings together previously unseen archival material from the Sri Lankan architect’s practice.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 13, 2022
A cubical harbinger of fortitude and contrast, the Miner Road Residence by Faulkner Architects expends a zero-maintenance materiality in the summer climate of Orinda, California.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 06, 2022
Designed by locally based WCY Regional Studio, the structure revels in its bare, unadorned materiality, and brings an array of cultural activities together in its spatial sanctum.
by Jincy Iype Mar 21, 2022
UtA/Unemori teco Associates renovated a commercial building into a non-institutional health centre in Japan, replete with its own indoor playground, undulant ceilings and light materials.
by Devanshi Shah Mar 19, 2022
Designed by Yatofu Creatives, this Helsinki-based teahouse translates the traditional tea-making techniques and materials into refined details and finishes.
by Jincy Iype Mar 17, 2022
Fiat Lux.3 Architectures of Light by Antoni Arola and Simon employ light as a building material for the “living”, mystical and immersive lighting installation created for MDF 2022.
by Rosalyn D`Mello Mar 11, 2022
Mother-artists are visualising the heretofore invisibilised corporeal and emotional fatigue of care-giving through diverse materials rooted in embodied subjectivity.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 07, 2022
An extensive rehabilitation and extension project in the French island of Corsica, this rebuilding of the Convent Saint-François is an amenable marriage of manner and material.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 04, 2022
Unique wayfinding, a warm, earthy material expression, and a succinct consideration for student-friendly spaces set this school by Spanish architects Gradolí & Sanz apart.
by Pallavi Mehra Mar 03, 2022
The design firm collaborated with craftspeople to create an experience-led showroom for the brand Coalbrook that transports guests to a bygone era, through its forms and material.
by Jerry Elengical Feb 19, 2022
This residential complex in Merano, a city in Italy’s South Tyrol region, relies on a strong spatial grid and monochrome materiality to bring order to its natural context.
by Sukanya Deb Feb 18, 2022
Vincent Leroy speaks about the materiality and monumental nature of his international site-specific installations, across exhibitory spaces and naturally forming environments.
by Jincy Iype Feb 16, 2022
Infused with concrete materiality, monochromia, and geometry, NWLND's Refuge is a serene cube with a half sliced roof and massive cut-outs that frame the garden it sits within.
by Rahul Kumar Feb 07, 2022
Belgian ceramic artist and designer opens up his studio for a major retrospective exhibition that provides informative experience about porcelain as a material.
by Girinandini Singh Jan 30, 2022
STIR speaks with the Kenya-born ceramic artist about her creative practice, her memories as an art student at Cambridge, the materiality of clay, and her works on display at the museum.
by Jincy Iype Jan 19, 2022
STIR speaks with the creators of Common Sands: Forite architectural tiles made from glass salvaged from discarded ovens and microwaves, a waste material that is often never recycled.
by Jerry Elengical Jan 12, 2022
A variety of materials and construction techniques have created this training centre, designed by architects Enrique Espinosa and Lys Villalba for ‘dogs, humans, and other species.’
by Jerry Elengical Dec 25, 2021
This residence in São Paulo, Brazil, employs dramatic contrasts in spatial volume alongside a restrained material palette to craft an assortment of experiences that astound and awe.
by Sukanya Deb Dec 19, 2021
Looking at the hybridity of material and images through plastic foliage and Black histories as presented by Kandis Williams’ A Garden at Art Basel Miami Beach 2021.
by Sameer Abraham Thomas Dec 01, 2021
Artist Puneet Kaushik presents an expanded oeuvre at his solo exhibition titled Threads of Time – The Material Memoirs at Gallery Espace, New Delhi.
by Aditi Sharma Maheshwari Nov 22, 2021
SPASM Design Architects brings a new breed of vacation stays that are self-sustaining, prefab, made with recycled materials, and can be entirely assembled on site.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Oct 16, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to Sergei Tchoban about the architect’s Russian Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai, his interest in domed spaces, and the role materiality plays in his architecture.
by Shraddha Nair Oct 09, 2021
Experimenter artist, Soumya Sankar Bose, presents his latest photo book, a collection of archival material in memory of Jatra culture, a nomadic folk theatre group in West Bengal, India.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 06, 2021
The exhibition celebrating first anniversary explores Kyoto’s modern architecture through 26 projects under seven themes with photographs, models and other archival material.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 20, 2021
Designed as a one-off electric vehicle model featuring an innovative material palette, the MINI Strip adopts circular design and sustainability as its core parameters.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 18, 2021
Developed by Nebbia Works for the London Design Festival 2021 at the V&A Museum, this immersive pavilion highlights the importance of low-carbon materials and circular design.
by Jincy Iype Sep 11, 2021
STIR speaks to Wegwerth, who designed Supersalone's sustainable installations as one of its co-curators, about the importance of reusing materials and creating circular design cycles.
by Shraddha Nair Aug 16, 2021
Japanese icon and artist, Yayoi Kusama, shares a powerful body of work, including archival materials, at Cosmic Nature, which is on view at NYBG in the Bronx, New York City.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jul 31, 2021
Installations by the Tel Aviv-based artist, Gal Weinstein, are made with a variety of materials to draw attention towards the imbalance in nature when humans go against the wave of time.
by Rahul Kumar Jul 17, 2021
Photographer Luisa Lambri and architect and artist Bijoy Jain explore the ideas of space and line through the lens of history and material in their distinct practices.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jul 10, 2021
The French architect-turned-artist, Cyril Lancelin, envisions cactus as a material for his sprawling installation work to recreate a tension between the real and unreal worlds.
by Shraddha Nair Jun 12, 2021
US-based Chinese artist Zi Yi Wang discusses material culture, globalisation and loss of heritage, referencing her exhibition at the Olympia gallery in New York.
by STIRworld Jun 07, 2021
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has partnered with building materials company, Eso Surfaces, to create textile blocks and 3D cement tiles from the iconic Frank Lloyd Wright archive.
by Dilpreet Bhullar May 31, 2021
Conrad Shawcross creates sculptural installations of the monumental scale with a variety of approaches and material to let the audience experience a sense of paradox and wonder.
by Manu Sharma May 24, 2021
STIR looks at Romanian artist Daniel Knorr’s ‘Stasi Stones’ through his framework of materialisation.
by Devanshi Shah May 10, 2021
Designer Brigitte Kock and architect Irene Roca Moracia collaborate to create an innovative new material that adds a monetary value to the removal of invasive biological species.
by STIRworld Apr 26, 2021
The oldest of three mineral baths in the German city, the new structure features a calming material palette consisting of wood, mosaic tile, glass, and exposed concrete.
by Anmol Ahuja Apr 17, 2021
Materialised over eight years, the institutional edifice by Pezo Von Ellrichshausen in Chile comprises reductive ocular openings within a relatively simple cuboidal volume.
by Girinandini Singh Apr 12, 2021
The artist talks about materiality through the decomposition of form, merging traditional mediums of thread and oil for a contemporary setting and the place of the universal in her practice.
by Devanshi Shah Apr 10, 2021
Amritsar: A City in Remembrance traces the history and culture of the city through the dual perspective of historical narratives and material culture.
by Devanshi Shah Apr 01, 2021
Vienna-based designer, Philipp Aduatz, works with material technology to create limited edition objects that are equal parts sculptural and practical.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 30, 2021
Emerging as a beacon for the century old pottery village in Bat Trang Town, this residence merges the firm’s signature style with a strongly contextual material identity.
by STIRworld Mar 26, 2021
Combining a sci-fi aesthetic with natural materials, the garage's design by Kelly Wearstler draws from the landscape of Southern California as well as its vehicular centrepiece.
by STIRworld Mar 08, 2021
Engineered by 3D printing specialists WASP and designed by Mario Cucinella Architects, the first prototype of TECLA in Ravenna is built entirely using reusable and recyclable materials.
by Devanshi Shah Mar 04, 2021
The pilot project in Madagascar explores the modularity of 3D printed design as each pod will be constructed from a 3D-printed concrete aggregate made from recycled materials.
by Anmol Ahuja Mar 01, 2021
Designed by German product designer Emilie Burfeind, Sneature is a waste-generated sneaker that looks at innovatively upcycling protein based waste material.
by Shreeparna Chatterjee Feb 18, 2021
The winning entry for 2021 Times Square Design Competition uses plywood as the primary material for its installation to represent ‘inclusivity and collective resilience’.
by Pallavi Mehra Feb 10, 2021
The collaboration between the British design studio and Indian designer leads to a unique sustainable lighting collection called Veggie Lights, that uses vegetable as the main material.
by Jincy Iype Jan 25, 2021
With a skin made of bio materials, Biohacker’s Residence is a proposed secluded retreat for biohackers to self-administer and practice experimental, gene-editing activities.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jan 13, 2021
British artist Rebecca Louise Law uses flowers as a pivotal material that does not fail to render life to the sprawling immersive works and audience breath in a palette of emotions.
by STIRworld Jan 06, 2021
The interiors of the Lucky Chan restaurant in Bengaluru use local material in plenty along with incorporating Indian craft techniques within a more contemporary context.
by Zohra Khan Dec 29, 2020
The Chandigarh-based studio has designed a student accommodation where large volumes and simple materials combined with Le Corbusier influences create an experiential space.
by STIRworld Dec 24, 2020
UA Lab’s design for a 27 sqm office space in Ahmedabad uses reflections and refractions techniques while exploring how lighting and material are crucial to elevate any ordinary space.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Dec 14, 2020
Dhruva Mistry talks about his interest in a variety of material to articulate his concerns on human life and cultural civilisations through a work never shown.
by Shraddha Nair Dec 01, 2020
Zimoun, who lives and works in Bern in Switzerland, creates immersive site-specific audiovisual installations using commonplace industrial materials.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 21, 2020
Designed by Matthew Prosser of Holistic Progression Designs, the family home in Turkey measures only 44 sqm on ground and is made almost completely from natural materials.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 13, 2020
STIR speaks to three designers to uncover their individual narratives as they explore working with altered scales and materiality.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 13, 2020
Czech-based Atelier-r goes beyond a simple reconstruction brief by 'preserving and renovating' the country’s second largest castle complex with modern materials.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 02, 2020
Raw construction material and bio charcoal highlight the design of the now relocated Argentinian restaurant Gran Fierro, designed both times by studio Formafatal.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 28, 2020
Designed by Atelier Štěpán, the Church of Beatified Restituta in Czech Republic attempts to find religion in the abstract architectural symbols of materiality and light.
by Jincy Iype Oct 17, 2020
The observatory by Gitai Architects is built with earth, sand and stone from the Mitzpe Ramon crater in Israel's Negev desert that it sits within, linking landscape and material.
by Zohra Khan Oct 09, 2020
The initiative funded by NASA aims to develop a 3D printed infrastructure on the moon, constructed autonomously using indigenous materials of the lunar surface.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Aug 31, 2020
German artist Nils Voelker sees everyday objects as a potential source of material to create immersive kinetic works that expand the horizon of creative possibilities.
by STIRworld Aug 14, 2020
Prioritising local materials and craftsmanship, the Roatán Próspera Residences by Zaha Hadid Architects allow clients to customise their own homes using a digital architectural platform.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Aug 13, 2020
Berlin-based Argentinian Miguel Rothschild’s artworks are a deep run into the interplay of thematic structures, rich materials, abstract format to inquire upon what constitutes sacred.
by Georgina Maddox Jul 29, 2020
Copenhagen-based Thomas Dambo likes to build larger-than-life playful giants out of waste or recycled materials such as wood, inspiring people to think of trash as a resource.
by Meghna Mehta Jul 15, 2020
Industrial architecture, new materiality and light-filled spaces define the art spaces of the Carmen Würth Forum that stands by the values of Adolf Würth company in Künzelsau.
by Meghna Mehta Jul 02, 2020
Designed keeping in mind the idea of Singular Materiality, the church has been built with the aim of environmental empowerment and adapts local material and traditions.
by Jincy Iype Jun 30, 2020
Spacious residences designed by Studio Neogenesis in Surat embody contemporary design swathed in local materials and earthy tones, replete with sunlight and vegetation.
by Meghna Mehta May 28, 2020
Architect Martin Rubenstein uses natural materials and simple details to create a weekend bush retreat that merges into surrounding greens of the Cathedral Range State Park, Melbourne.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky May 15, 2020
Li Hua of Trace Architecture Office discusses with Vladimir Belogolovsky the significance of modern architecture, interpretation of materials, and the importance of asking questions.
by Zohra Khan May 15, 2020
The Rane Vidyalaya in a village of Tamil Nadu is inspired from the sixth century built Thiruvellarai temple of southern India where walls constitute layers of alternate materials.
by Rahul Kumar Apr 28, 2020
The gallery Chatterjee & Lal brings the chaos of material and sound of the very production of works at the solo show of Mark Prime, titled Heavy to Light | Light to Heavy.
by Jincy Iype Feb 29, 2020
Created from Eucalyptus wood, the British designer's first project in South Africa starts an important dialogue about design sustainability and greener construction materials.
by Mike Knowles Jan 10, 2020
In an interview for STIR at the American artist’s London studio, Mike Knowles discovers what drives his work and love for materials of the earth – ‘he is guided by greatness not by greed’.
by Rahul Kumar Oct 03, 2019
Contemporary artists showcase paper sculptures, exploring the versatility and potential of this material, in a show titled Of Paper at Gallery Art Motif in New Delhi.
by Jincy Iype Sep 24, 2019
Apple’s latest store in Tokyo’s business district Marunouchi expresses a simple materiality, with open, light-filled interiors and vitrines lining its facades.
by Meghna Mehta Aug 29, 2019
An unconventional approach for the design of an apartment in Mumbai, by The White Room design studio, creates fluid interiors by using organic elements with innovative materials.
by Meghna Mehta Aug 06, 2019
Mumbai-based Nudes used straw bales to curate a design for a school in Malawi, East Africa, as it focused on sustainable technology and making the best use of local materials.
by Avantika Shankar Jul 18, 2019
The design firm from Milan – creator of architectural structure made of mushroom mycelium – explains why the fungus material is a sustainable building material for architects.
by Sukanya Garg Jul 12, 2019
Kolkata-based artist Jayashree Chakravarty uses natural and organic materials for her exhibition A wired ecology to express her deep concerns for ecology and environment.
by Vicky Richardson Jul 10, 2019
Thailand’s Boonserm Premthada received the Royal Academy Dorfman Award for Architecture for incorporating local construction methods and materials in his designs.
by STIRworld Jun 27, 2019
Everyday materials meet exquisite craftsmanship in this exhibition of handmade and handcrafted furniture pieces by Bijoy Jain’s Studio Mumbai.
by STIRworld Jun 27, 2019
Crafted to perfection using a combination of modern and traditional tools, Slovenian designers showed a range of products made from local materials at Milan Design Week 2019.
by Zohra Khan May 31, 2019
STIR predicts the future by bringing together 9 designers to work with 9 different materials to create 9 unique installations in a one-of-its-kind exhibition, Materiology 1.0.
by Devanshi Shah Aug 01, 2022
In a conversation with STIR, Withers elaborates on the nature of the biennial's theme, and how it positions itself in relation to emerging technologies and vernacular lessons.
by Sohil Soni Jul 23, 2022
By folding surfaces at multiple scales, Frida Escobedo Studio creates a series of domestic enclosures with varying degrees of privacy and light.
by Jincy Iype Aug 03, 2021
Milan-based Krill Design turns scrap into a statement piece with Ohmie Lamp, showing how food waste can be repurposed into a product design that is functional and circular.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 11, 2022
Alfredo Navarro Tiznado of Arquitetura Nativa has completed a home for a retired archaeologist in Baja California, employing local artisanal techniques to honour the site’s heritage.
by Zohra Khan Aug 11, 2022
Vertical Panorama Pavilion by Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann is a kaleidoscopic celebration of the microclimate of the famed Donum Estate in Northern California.
by Sunena V Maju Aug 10, 2022
On the unfortunate demise of the Japanese fashion designer, contemporaries Yves Béhar and Tokujin Yoshioka reminisce their fond memories of working alongside the legend.
by Anmol Ahuja Aug 10, 2022
In a sensitive conversation with STIR, the Sri Lankan architect speaks about his studio, the deliberately small scope of their projects, and an invariable anchorage to site and context.
by Manu Sharma Aug 10, 2022
Canadian artist Jason Gringler talks about using industrial refuse to create his hybrid sculptures.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 10, 2022
Perched atop stilts that blend in with the surrounding tree trunks on a sloped site in the Minas Gerais region, this concrete and glass shelter conforms to the flow of its context.
by Nadezna Siganporia Aug 09, 2022
Embracing introspection, Sin Nombre Casa y Galeria is an exercise in architectural synthesis that reveals a conscious, pragmatic approach to exploring vernacular traditions.
by Sunena V Maju Aug 09, 2022
Presenting novel innovation strategies that address the concerns of women's harassment, the students have designed products that can help create a safer world for women.
by Rahul Kumar Aug 09, 2022
Illustrative Chronicles: Exploring Estonia-born Anastasia Parmson's black line illustration work by literally stepping into it.
by Jincy Iype Aug 08, 2022
UNStudio approached ECHO, TU Delft’s new energy generating, interfaculty teaching building in The Netherlands as an architectural and systemic case study in future flexibility.
by Shraddha Nair Aug 08, 2022
The installation and video artist's solo exhibition in Bangalore is an expression of her own experience in dealing with notions of loss and mortality during the pandemic.
by STIRworld Aug 06, 2022
Moriyama & Teshima Architects designs Mukwa Waakaa'igan Indigenous Centre of Cultural Excellence inspired by indigenous beliefs as a place of healing for the community.
by Anmol Ahuja Aug 05, 2022
Designed as a series of protruding masses from a cliffside in the resort city of Zihuatanejo, the villa by Zozaya Arquitectos is formed along the lines of a lighthouse for the marooned.
by Sohil Soni Aug 04, 2022
Geneva-based Leopold Banchini Architects has built Marramarra Shack as a small dwelling in an Australian community with a rich historical and geographical environment.
by Sunena V Maju Aug 03, 2022
Through the design of The Out School in Pune, Maharashtra, Studio Infinity reimagines pre-primary education that encourages learning beyond the conventional classrooms.
by Zohra Khan Aug 03, 2022
The Shanghai-based firm's design of The Brick Wall – Tsingpu Yangzhou Retreat ties the wall and the courtyard with the builtscape to create an inward-looking hospitality complex.
by Anmol Ahuja Aug 02, 2022
Beatified as a transformation of a transformation, El Roser Social Centre by Josep Ferrando Architecture and Gallego Arquitectura revels in the revelation of its predecessor.
by Sunena V Maju Aug 02, 2022
In conversation with STIR, Switzerland-based Get It Studio delves into emotions, senses and storytelling in the digital realm and the exhibition Nakagin Capsule Memories in Tokyo.
by Rahul Kumar Aug 02, 2022
Illustrative Chronicles: Alex Jenkins is a London-based comic and illustrator who specialises in dark humour and gory themes, producing unsettling artwork.
by Jerry Elengical Aug 01, 2022
In Surat, India, this design studio for a mother-daughter pair is articulated through a contemporary program that draws from local Gujarati residential architecture.
by Jincy Iype Aug 01, 2022
Confident, natural and timeless, O Lofos by Block722 is a Greek contemporary home in Crete, dominated by neutral, earthy tones, taking cues from its powerful, hilly context.
by Zohra Khan Jul 30, 2022
For the Moshu Treehouse, the Argentinian studio simulates an 'under-construction' theme using traditional patios, reclaimed wood and dried leaves.
by Nadezna Siganporia Jul 30, 2022
Turning the traditional townhouse layout on its head, the Antwerp-based firm designed the Canal House around hidden courtyards while emphasising the views of the maritime canal.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jul 30, 2022
Immersive textile installations, part of the exhibition Mobile Palace by Swapnaa Tamhane at Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, underline her notion to resist the colonial ideas of hierarchy.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 29, 2022
In Singapore, Czarl Architects has extruded the footprint of a sloped site for a residence composed of stacked blocks whose irregular form aims to radiate a ‘masculine’ silhouette.
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 29, 2022
Described as a “future-facing project”, the conceptual products from London-based creative studio NewTerritory allude to the future of microdosing and its therapeutic effects.
by STIRworld Jul 29, 2022
Tate Modern invites visitors to participate in The Obliteration Room, one of Kusama’s most ambitious interactive works, by transforming a white space into a “sea of colourful dots”.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 28, 2022
Realised in association with HNTB, the new 3,500 ft structure has been dubbed the ‘Ribbon of Light,’ and replaces its iconic predecessor over the Los Angeles River.
by Almas Sadique Jul 28, 2022
At the recently concluded Milan Design Week, Istituto Marangoni Milano Design School presented an array of phygital exhibitions and experiences under Expanded Universes.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jul 28, 2022
Japanese artist Fujiko Nakaya's exhibition Nebel Leben at Haus der Kunst, Munich, presents a series of immersive fog sculptures to address the urgency to gauge the ecological imbalance.
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 27, 2022
Designed by Espacio 18 Arquitectura, the structure in Oaxaca, Mexico, adapts principles of Mexican architecture to linear volumes, proposing fresh paradigms in social row housing.
by Samta Nadeem, Devanshi Shah Jul 27, 2022
In conversation with curator James Taylor-foster, STIR unravels the relationship between design and this unchartered human phenomenon from a cultural lens.
by Jincy Iype Jul 26, 2022
For this exhibition at Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Maria Cristina Didero asks Objects of Common Interest, Zaven, Erez Nevi Pana and Carolien Niebling, if they believe in the future.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 26, 2022
K-Thengono Design Studio has derived influences from traditional rice barns in local vernacular architecture for this contemporary home in Bintaro, Tangarang, Indonesia.
by STIRworld Jul 26, 2022
Speaking with the exhibition curators, STIR discovers insights about the wrought iron sculptures and paintings by Santiago Calatrava, on display at the Glyptothek in Munich.
by Shraddha Nair Jul 25, 2022
French interdisciplinary artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster is showcasing her immersive exhibition Alienarium 5, curated by Claude Adjil, at the Serpentine South Gallery in London.
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 25, 2022
Erected as a porous bamboo and wooden pavilion in Bangladesh, the restaurant pavilion by Two Fold Studio champions vernacularity, sustainability and essentiality in architecture.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 25, 2022
Designed by Nguyen Khai Architects & Associates as a retirement home for a couple in Huế, Vietnam, this residence comprises transparent blocks placed within a forested landscape.
by Sukanya Deb Jul 24, 2022
As part of the new audio-visual artwork presented, the artist cuts past the boundaries of art viewership towards an installation that immerses the audience into the space
by STIRworld Jul 23, 2022
Contesting for the honour of becoming UK’s best new building, the RIBA Stirling Prize shortlist presents ‘outstanding and welcoming architecture that lifts the spirit of all who engage with it’.
by STIRworld Jul 23, 2022
By realising a design entry by Kristian Talvitie from the 2021 Polestar Design Context, the EV company branches to reimagine sustainable travel through architecture in Finland.
by Rahul Kumar Jul 23, 2022
STIR speaks to Natalia Grabowska, the project curator of Serpentine Pavilion 2022 on the inspirations, metaphors, and the-making-of-the Black Chapel by Theaster Gates.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jul 22, 2022
The London-based art gallery Alison Jacques is presenting visual artist Nicola L's first UK exhibition in partnership with the Nicola L Collection and Archive, Los Angeles.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 22, 2022
'Paradinha-11 Cabins in the Woods' explores the potential of the firm's prefabricated Gomos building system in a mixed-use housing and hospitality development on a sloping site.
by Anushka Sharma Jul 22, 2022
With an urban renewal project for Chengdu Qinglong Lake Wetland Park, the Chinese firm interweaves history into the fabric of urbanisation.
by STIRworld Jul 21, 2022
Matt King as the creative director of Santa Fe-based Meow Wolf, through his immersive installations, created experiences that altered the way we perceive the world.
by Jincy Iype Jul 21, 2022
Group of Architects crowns this lakeside restaurant in China with a choreographed cluster of pyramidal frustums, its form an abstracted geometry of the metasequoia trees growing on site.
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 21, 2022
Baring its pigmented concrete composition, the set of vertically stacked apartments in Coatepec, Mexico, boasts a shrunk-down footprint and stunning views for each unit.
by Zohra Khan Jul 21, 2022
The Mumbai-based studio's sculpted design of 'Mirai House of Arches' is defined as a contextual response to the extreme climate of the region it is built in.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jul 20, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to Santiago Calatrava about The Aegineten, a series of artworks, 30 years in the making and now on display in the Glyptothek in Munich.
by STIRworld Jul 19, 2022
Through the circular shape of the early learning centre in Auckland, New Zealand, Smith Architects explores the multitude of sustainable prospects in educational architecture.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 19, 2022
Boasting a jagged form that hovers over the IJmeer lake in Amsterdam, this 46,000 sqm housing development offers a contemporary take on classical courtyard buildings.
by Daria Kravchuk Jul 18, 2022
In a conversation with STIR, New York-based artist Tony Oursler brings some light on his latest series of works: Facial Recognition, Lumina, and Dolls.
by Zohra Khan Jul 18, 2022
Inspired by the idea of creating a presence that lasts, the Chelmer River House presents itself as a home locked in its landscape, much like a future ruin.
by STIRworld Jul 18, 2022
Appearing to be floating above the ground, Birdhouses by Alexis Dornier is a stilted spectacle of tropical modernism in the tranquil rainforests of Bali.
by Nadezna Siganporia Jul 18, 2022
Architects Moisés Royo and Jesús Bermejo of MUKA arquitectura use light as a defining character in this Spanish suburban home made from clay lattice skin and concrete.
by Manu Sharma Jul 17, 2022
Anna Elena Torres and Ella Ponizovsky Bergelson discuss their work in collaboration with The Yiddishland Pavilion, for Venice Art Biennale 2022.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jul 16, 2022
Jannick Deslauriers creates life-size sculptural installations with fine yards of aluminium mesh, tulle, silk, and thread to visually translate the effects of hauntology.
by Pallavi Mehra Jul 16, 2022
Studio by the Hill, the self-designed studio by Mind Manifestation, is conceptualised keeping in mind Pune's climate and is inspired by the verdant hillock on which it is located.
by Ayushi Mathur Jul 15, 2022
In an interesting conversation, STIR explores the artistic expression of the moon on fabric with Jayshree Poddar and her exhibition Many Moons.
by Sukanya Deb Jul 15, 2022
Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme's new video installation at MoMA, New York, was an extension of their digital archive that looks at war torn countries, and everyday resistance.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 15, 2022
NO Architects Designers and Social Artists has reused parts of an existing dilapidated structure to create a tropical weekend retreat featuring extremes in spatial vocabulary.
by STIRworld Jul 14, 2022
MVRDV collaborated with StudioPOD for the One Green Mile project, which reuses the abandoned space in Mumbai as a playful public space with amenities for the community.
by Rahul Kumar Jul 13, 2022
Curator Christoph Doswald speaks about the show hosted by the Pera Museum, Istanbul, bringing together works of 164 artists responding to press and media in unique ways.
by Sohil Soni Jul 13, 2022
The 'House of the Earth' in Catalonia, Spain, negotiates our inherited understanding of primitive architecture with contemporary technology.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 12, 2022
In Singapore’s one-north district, this residential complex blends playful exposed concrete, vibrant murals, and greenery in two seven-storey wings linked by an inhabited bridge.
by Jincy Iype Jul 12, 2022
gh3* discusses the stainless-steel covered Kathleen Andrews Transit Garage capped by “roof lanterns”, meant "to set new standards for an often-overlooked building type.”
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jul 12, 2022
Presented by 369 Art Gallery at Palazzo Bembo, Re-Composing - curated by Mona Al Abdullah and Maya Al Abdullah - shows a kaleidoscopic view of identity-making exercise.
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 11, 2022
Designed by SO-IL and FREAKS as an active cultural centre within a historic glass factory, the swooping concrete intervention unites masses, spaces, and purposes.
by STIRworld Jul 11, 2022
Driven by an intent to promote synergy and enhance wellbeing, the sculptural 300 m skyscraper marks a distinctive presence along the skyline of Kuwait City.
by Sukanya Deb Jul 11, 2022
Meta-space by Zhang Zikang looks at the continuities between virtual reality and spirituality, with the use of AI generated art, a conversation between nature and culture.
by Shraddha Nair Jul 10, 2022
South Korea-born artist and music composer, Yunchul Kim, is presenting at the Venice Art Biennale 2022 with five installations that alchemise physics and art to produce a fantasy.
by STIRworld Jul 09, 2022
At Superstudio Più, Lexus: Sparks of Tomorrow was an immersive showcase featuring a wireframe model of the Lexus RZ electric car alongside Aqua Creations’ lighting fixtures.
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 09, 2022
With a brief to introduce wellness and calm into an industrial space, the practice sought to undertake a grassroots sustainability approach with their sculptural intervention.
by Rahul Kumar Jul 09, 2022
…and the dots connect now brings together works created over a decade representing a culmination of the multitudes of the artist’s practice.
by STIRworld Jul 08, 2022
Sam Gilliam was an American contemporary artist well-known for his bevelled-edge and drape paintings, and most notably, his resistance to discursive language.
by Gerard McGuickin Jul 08, 2022
Centred around the theme For Now, the design week responds to the idea of an 'ongoing present'—one that must be examined in order to design for it.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jul 08, 2022
The sculptural installations by Monroe Isenberg bring the elements of environment – dirt, light, rocks, and water – together to challenge the anthropocentric hierarchy.
by Manu Sharma Jul 07, 2022
Multidisciplinary artists Filip Custic and Alex Hug discuss their works, along with the physical and mental preoccupations that they are built upon.
by STIRworld Jul 06, 2022
With the much-awaited release of the Nothing Phone (1) around the corner, the brand’s CEO Carl Pei drops the phone’s design details at its showcase during the Art Basel in Switzerland.
by Jincy Iype Jul 06, 2022
Conceived by OONN Metaworks and U.LAB, the Graphic bookstore in Seoul has a tiered, windowless form dressed in textured, ivory-coloured ceramic, as a home for graphic novels.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 06, 2022
The corten steel-clad structure by AZL Architects in Nanjing, China, probes into how conflicting forces in urban character can shape morphology along the lines of geotectonics.
by Urvi Kothari Jul 06, 2022
Dappled Light, Rana Begum's first solo display in a public gallery in London, creates a strong interplay with architecture through her immersive artworks.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jul 05, 2022
In the last of the three-part series, Café Classroom, curated by Pradip Saha, underlined the collective efforts required to combat the dire consequences of air pollution.
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 05, 2022
Operating in the liminal space between the augmented and virtual, the UK-based studio’s abstract creations are charged in a visual language that defies medium and convention.
by Devanshi Shah Jul 05, 2022
Exploring from curatorial dialogue to exhibition flow, STIR speaks with Formafantasma about how they designed and planned the Venice Art Biennale 2022, titled Milk of Dreams.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jul 05, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky visits two houses in Chicago built both as homes and architectural studios by locals Zoka Zola and Kwong Von Glinow Design Office.
by Kriti Dhingra Jul 04, 2022
On Didi Contractor’s first death anniversary, architect Kriti Dhingra remembers the journey of working with her and her luminous stance on reviving traditional adobe construction.
by STIRworld Jul 04, 2022
Exploring contemporary artist, composer and director Boris Acket’s audio-visual large-scale installation transˈfɪɡə with design studio Beyond Space in Milan, Italy.
by Sukanya Deb Jul 04, 2022
The Teaching Tree at Saudi Arabia pavilion at Venice Art Biennale considers knowledge production, accumulation, migration and revolution, through the lens of the ecological present.
by Anmol Ahuja Jul 02, 2022
Designed as a physical flagship and an immersive tasting experience for the Scottish vodka, the ‘temple’ brings forth a unique brand experience along with the art of the drink.
by Pallavi Mehra Jul 02, 2022
The Institute of Natural Medicine, Cellularium, is a tranquil haven featuring colour-coded treatment rooms, replete with a stylish industrial vibe.
by Zohra Khan Jul 02, 2022
Co-founder of the Isola Design District, Gabriele Cavallaro talks about his journey and the idea of doing something for small design studios in this exclusive conversation with STIR.
by Rahul Kumar Jul 02, 2022
Commissioned by the Contemporary Istanbul Foundation, the immersive work references ideas of life and extinction, juxtaposed with the Ottoman-era history of the location.
by Jincy Iype Jul 01, 2022
Casa Cosecha de Lluvia by Robert Hutchison Architecture and JSa Arquitectura is a series of three low forms featuring a catchment with a reservoir system that purifies harvested rainwater.
by Jerry Elengical Jul 01, 2022
The new museum dubbed ‘FLUGT’ has been realised as a coiled corten steel-clad structure linking two old hospital blocks at the former site of the Oksbøl Refugee Camp in Denmark.
by Devanshi Shah Jul 01, 2022
Founded and curated by Rossana Orlandi and Nicoletta Orlandi Brugnoni, this year's winners encapsulate innovation, functionality, environmental impact, and durability in design.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Jun 30, 2022
Vladimir Belogolovsky visits the American Framing at Chicago's Wrightwood 659, which he suggests encourages architects to work around all standards, whatever they may be.
by Pallavi Mehra Jun 29, 2022
Located in Surat in Gujarat, the multigenerational house 'A Midnight Serenade' by interior designer Eshita Marwah is defined by custom creations with rooms inspired by jewel tones.
by STIRworld Jun 29, 2022
For the exhibition FUTURE NOW: Virtual Sneakers to Cutting-Edge Kicks, the Bata Shoe Museum unites most innovative footwears to explore the transformative future of design.
by Divya Menon Jun 29, 2022
Art and public spaces through their symbiotic association bring surreal experiences at a 17th century church in Cremona, Italy.
by Jerry Elengical Jun 28, 2022
Situated near the historic Qingyang Palace, in Chengdu China, the restaurant’s design employs astute landscaping in a meandering courtyard layout that channels Taoist concepts.
by STIRworld Jun 28, 2022
The beachside Sanyea Sjór Seaside Resort in Shenzhen, China, references the local soil and resplendent shoreline it rests near for its earthy, minimal, and geometric architecture.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jun 28, 2022
Toronto Biennial of Art: What Water Knows, The Land Remembers, with various artists and indigenous communities explored natural world and the colonial history of Toronto.
by Jincy Iype Jun 27, 2022
UAD garbs the spindle-shaped Shunchang Museum in fair granite, its contemporary form linking the urban fabric and the locals with the natural landscape of Nanping City, China.
by Jerry Elengical Jun 27, 2022
Architectural Bureau G.Natkevicius & Partners has married exposed concrete massing with greenery to mediate the structure’s bold presence in the neighbouring urban landscape.
by Shraddha Nair Jun 27, 2022
Sculptor and installation artist Arcangelo Sassolino talks to STIR about his monumental artwork at the Malta Pavilion that involves molten steel, inspired by a Caravaggio masterpiece.
by Zohra Khan Jun 27, 2022
Speaking with Bangladeshi architect Rizvi Hassan, STIR discovers the journey of a community space designed for the Rohingya refugees to strengthen their collective identity.
by STIRworld Jun 25, 2022
Colorado Villa is a personal interpretation by noa* of the archetypal American holiday home encapsulated in an A-frame structure.
by STIRworld Jun 24, 2022
Presented in London, the Otrivin Air Lab harvests carbon dioxide, purify polluted urban air, and 3D print plastic free biodegradable products in an open, workshop space format.
by Jerry Elengical Jun 24, 2022
Situated in a former warehouse within the arts district of the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the newly-opened museum and archive offers an intimate look into Dylan’s artistic evolution.
by STIRworld Jun 24, 2022
Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) has won the international competition to design a new Culture & Art Centre in Shaanxi province, that will also add to the urban landscape of the city.
by STIRworld Jun 23, 2022
Fritz Hansen collaborated with Henning Larsen to create the wooden and polycarbonate pavilion for 3daysofdesign in Copenhagen, based on Nordic architecture and designed for disassembly.
by Manu Sharma Jun 23, 2022
Shasha Tittmann of Lehmann Maupin and sculptor Tom Friedman discuss physical and augmented reality installation Looking Up, showcased at Art Basel Hong Kong 2022.
by Jincy Iype Jun 22, 2022
STIR reflects back on the idiosyncrasy of The Exchange, Kengo Kuma & Associates’ first completed project in Sydney, Australia, through the eyes of Yuki Ikeguchi, Partner, KKAA.
by Jerry Elengical Jun 22, 2022
The Director of Experience and Cultural Partnerships for Boston's Emerald Necklace Conservancy speaks on Olmsted’s ideals and highlights events for his bicentennial.
by STIRworld Jun 21, 2022
In the exhibition Everything Flows, Zaha Hadid Design recollects its pioneering works alongside the celebration of completing a decade of the Roca London Gallery.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jun 21, 2022
The cracks, fissures and tension experienced by Earth open the way for Mexican artist Mareo Rodriguez to reimagine the unseen tensions with immersive spatial experience.
by Jincy Iype Jun 20, 2022
STIR spoke with Mario Cucinella who conceived Design with Nature, the educational, central installation at Salone 2022 with repurposed, recycled elements and sustainability at its core.
by Jerry Elengical Jun 20, 2022
Sam Pratt and Valerio Capo of Gallery FUMI converse with Amit Gupta of STIR on transforming mindsets and the importance of entrepreneurship in the world of art and design promotion.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Jun 19, 2022
Pennsylvania-based multidisciplinary artist Samuelle Green with her installation works bring home significant points on ecological imbalance and the necessity to restore it.
by STIRworld Jun 18, 2022
Polyformer by Reitan Chang is a 3D printed innovation that reduces and recycles PET plastic bottles into filaments for 3D printers, virtually initiating a self-sustaining cycle.
by STIRworld Jun 18, 2022
Again, From The Earth's Foundation, hosted by the Korea Craft and Design Foundation for Salone 2022 in the Brera district, displayed objects citing empathy and respect for nature.
by Jincy Iype Jun 17, 2022
STIR caught up with Italian illustrator Emiliano Ponzi, who created the six famed posters that are a tribute to the 60 years of Salone del Mobile.Milano.
by Jerry Elengical Jun 17, 2022
Situated near the centre of Bruz, a town in northwestern France, this housing complex channels contrasts, with a greenhouse-like atrium and intersecting gangways above public gardens.
by Zohra Khan Jun 17, 2022
Designed by the British firm, the dining hall draws from the practice’s own affinity towards low tech forms and a key inspiration in the historic Arts & Crafts tradition of the UK.