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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Jincy Iype Apr 27, 2020
As part of the Taichung World Flora Exposition, Zuo Studio constructs a pavilion with 30,000 bamboo sheets, underlining Taiwan’s essence and sustainable architecture.
by Darshana Ramdev Apr 06, 2020
In his debut exhibition, Sandilya Theuerkauf uses thorns and scrap wood as medium to explore the oneness of being and re-affirm the human connection with nature.
by Tectona Grandis Furniture Feb 27, 2020
Designer Dhruvkant Amin’s conscious, handcrafted pieces redefine the functionality of teak wood, making furniture that is sustainable while ensuring comfort and flexibility.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Feb 20, 2020
The sculptural interventions by Henkin with the exhibition Props, at the Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati, defy our notions on the obvious settings of built-up spaces.
by Meghna Mehta Nov 06, 2019
A unique dwelling with a copper-clad roof, House in a Garden by Gianni Botsford is designed in the rear garden of an 1840s Notting Hill villa in London.
by Zohra Khan Aug 20, 2019
Earthy tones and primitive forms effortlessly convey the language of HAIGHT, a Brazilian beachwear label’s boutique store designed by MNMA studio.
by Jincy Iype Dec 03, 2021
via.’s Atrium House is a clubhouse in Hong Kong with layered spaces and pavilions dressed in Chinese blue brick, its spatial scheme inspired from Chinese heritage courtyard houses.
by Shraddha Nair Dec 03, 2021
‘I’m Still Learning’ at La Casa Encendida weaves together elements of the universe, with undercurrents of questions around identity, sexuality and craft.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Dec 02, 2021
Japan-based artist Motoi Yamamoto gives a tangible form to his personal memories of losing a dear one in large-scale salt installations.
by Jincy Iype Dec 01, 2021
Surrendering itself as a gift to the heavens, Secret Sky is a sculptural architectural installation by Catie Newell of Alibi Studio, where an old, disused barn is given a new life.
by Aditi Sharma Maheshwari Dec 01, 2021
YOD Group furnishes The DOT Coffee Station in Ukraine with mosaic floor tiles and quirky art as a reflection of the city, its pace and the people who inhabit it.
by Zohra Khan Nov 29, 2021
Based on the idea that imagination is stimulated by dim light, the installation Context Reflections by ANARCHITECT invited visitors to contemplate their context.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 29, 2021
Located atop a quaint South Tyrol vineyard, the villa by Peter Pichler Architecture draws its geometric, low-lying form from the terraced landscape surrounding it.
by Aditi Sharma Maheshwari Nov 28, 2021
A collaboration between Pearson Lloyd, Batch.Works, and Bene, the 3D-printed recyclable desktop objects made from waste comprises pen pots, trays, and versatile stands.
by Jerry Elengical Nov 27, 2021
Imagining what life on the red planet might look like in the future, the Ukraine-based studio has envisioned a torus-shaped development that channels elements of science fiction.
by Turri Nov 27, 2021
The Italian furniture brand presents new proposals for the living, dining and bedroom.
by Zohra Khan Nov 26, 2021
In this UNSCRIPTED episode, Milan-based industrial designer Marc Sadler let us discover the soft side of his technical mind, and bizarre traits nobody knows about him.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 26, 2021
A dynamic mixed-use space for inspiring collaboration, the NM Bodecker Foundation building emerges as a hub for creative communities amid repurposed 1950s warehouses.
by STIRworld Nov 26, 2021
A Simple Machine by HeijltjesAkkaya is exactly as it sounds – ergonomic, functional, easy furniture engineered to engage the user, promoting movement instead of static use.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 25, 2021
Designed by Barker Associates Architecture Office, the preschool uses neutral tones and intricate details to create dynamic and graphical spaces.
by Jerry Elengical Nov 25, 2021
The nominees were selected from the winners of the RIBA International Award for Excellence by a jury featuring Es Devlin, Jeanne Gang, Rosanna Hu, Gustavo Utrabo, and Odile Decq.
by Manu Sharma Nov 25, 2021
American audio-visual artist Charlie Visnic explores the tools and techniques behind his unique take on cinematic soundscapes.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 24, 2021
Located in Botswana, Xigera showcases the world’s largest collection of bespoke art and design from South Africa commissioned by Southern Guild Gallery, encapsulating a unique experience.
by Aditi Sharma Maheshwari Nov 24, 2021
Zira Homes by Sameep Padora and Associates, designed for Kasu Homes, caters to the young professionals wanting to live luxuriously, while staying connected to family.
by STIRworld Nov 24, 2021
The project engaged with its users at the grassroots level and gamified the act of recycling through educational events and creative workshops in order to inspire consumers.
by Rahul Kumar Nov 24, 2021
In an interview with STIR, Biemann dives into three of her significant works, Devenir Universidad, Forest Mind, and Acoustic Ocean, and the making of an ingenious university.
by Jincy Iype Nov 23, 2021
Clothed in canary yellow, PIG Design’s NEOBIO in Shenzhen, China, is inspired by fantastical childhood memories, as a refreshing departure from streamlined, grey workspaces.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Nov 23, 2021
Out of Space at Hamburger Kunsthalle, curated by Ifee Tack and Jan Steinke, navigates the different stages of the artistic-conceptual idea of space - from physical to digital.
by Shraddha Nair Nov 22, 2021
Croatian artists Bruno Pogačnik Tremow and Ivana Vukšić speak with STIR about their art, which grapples with the ideas of identity, memory and war.
by STIRworld Nov 22, 2021
Three elliptical white rings form the outer profile of a social attraction inside the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology’s campus, designed by the Scandinavian firm.
by Jerry Elengical Nov 22, 2021
Designed as a ceremonial space and resort in Oaxaca, Mexico, for artisanal mezcal brand Mezcal El Silencio, the complex is a sensory feast dedicated to the appreciation of mezcal.
by Indranjan Banerjee Nov 21, 2021
With a focus on contemporary design practices in Islamic traditions, the curator of the triennial prize speaks to STIR on the works of the one winner and eight finalists.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 20, 2021
Dubbed Darwin Bucky, the tessellated structure is the product of a collaboration between Abhay Mangaldas and Ahmedabad-based firm, andblack design studio.
by Poltrona Frau Nov 20, 2021
The 2021 Poltrona Frau collection focuses on sight, smell and touch to define a better quality of living.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Nov 20, 2021
Spanish contemporary artist Julia Llerena creates sculptural installations with broken pieces of glass, iron and stone to thread together their meaning to talk about multifaceted reality.
by Zohra Khan Nov 19, 2021
The Shanghai-based studio’s design embodies the Chinese concept of the dichotomy of two elements that exist in opposition yet complement each other.
by Girinandini Singh Nov 19, 2021
An exploration of established systems of power through Lumen, Sutapa Biswas’ first substantial solo show in 14 years, at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge.
by Jerry Elengical Nov 19, 2021
In this UNSCRIPTED episode, the legendary Italian architect and designer sheds light on his ‘anarchist’ youth, love for skiing, and penchant for designing ‘uncomfortable’ things.
by Jincy Iype Nov 18, 2021
ecoLogicStudio sets examples of resilient infrastructures and restoring ecosystems with an inflatable air purifying machine and a green architectural system, at COP26 this year.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 18, 2021
The multimedia exhibition is a deep conversation between MVRDV’s practice and working methodology, that is presented through sketches, models and digital data.
by Rahul Kumar Nov 18, 2021
Ikon Gallery in Birmingham presents a solo exhibition of artist and activist, Mit Jai Inn, who explores utopian ideas for humanity and society for a better world.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Nov 17, 2021
Large-scale kinetic sculptures by Adela Andea are built on the ideas of technology and consumerism, devoid of the imbalance that between the two can cause on the environment.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 16, 2021
The three-week Fall season of the design festival presented a range of programs, both digital and virtual, across the disciplines of art, design and architecture.
by Manu Sharma Nov 16, 2021
Kazakhistani digital artist Pronoun.m, who is now based in Russia, discusses the natural underpinning of his sweeping, flowing digital pieces.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 15, 2021
Designed in collaboration with South China University of Technology, the pavilions, titled Flower, Embrace, and Breeze, serve as a micro-renovation, lending new life to the urban park.
by Shraddha Nair Nov 15, 2021
After being postponed for over a year due to COVID-19, the Seoul Mediacity Biennale’s 11th edition now focuses on escapism as a tool to address and confront the reality.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Nov 15, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Cino Zucchi about urbanity, excessive social engineering, and his own design methodology the architect refers to as “reverse engineering”.
by Jerry Elengical Nov 14, 2021
Designed by Asunción-based firm Equipo de Arquitectura on a narrow site, this home uses flexible partitions and contextual design to facilitate adaptive spatial choreography.
by Zohra Khan Nov 12, 2021
A closer look at the life of Amsterdam-based Indian designer Satyendra Pakhalé, his love for painting, and his sacred trust in the power of curiosity, reveals this UNSCRIPTED episode.
by Nadezna Siganporia Nov 12, 2021
Concrete and glass forms wrapped around a central courtyard turn a former warehouse, built in 1964, in the Hudson River valley into the home for post-war Italian art.
by Jincy Iype Nov 11, 2021
The Rock is a private residence perched and part of a rocky outcrop overlooking a lake in Whistler, growing as an array of choreographed levels prioritising views to its hilly site.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 11, 2021
As the Director of Sustainable Design at Ronald Lu & Partners, Hong Kong, MK Leung talks to STIR about how the term sustainability can be put into practice.
by Manu Sharma Nov 10, 2021
Auckland-based creatives Uwe Rieger and Yinan Liu discuss their work within the realm of spatial new media practices.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 09, 2021
A parallel look at two RIBA's annual Stephen Lawrence Prize shortlisted projects by London-based Craftworks and Denizen Works.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 09, 2021
Located in the remote archipelago of Fleinvær, Norway, and designed by Rintala Eggertsson Architects and Tyin Tegnestue Architects, the solitary structures tread sensitive terrain.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Nov 09, 2021
Canada-based artist Alexis Cousineau, with his works – performative photographs, sculptures or videos – explore the relationship between nature and humans in a lyrical manner.
by Jerry Elengical Nov 08, 2021
Laden with interesting propositions, this wellness hotel designed by studio noa* network of architecture reveals a set of gabled, timber-clad structures complementing its context.
by Shraddha Nair Nov 08, 2021
Between Wounds and Folds on view at Smack Mellon New York initiates a difficult conversation around meat and global warming.
by Devanshi Shah Nov 08, 2021
Luxury goods company LVMH worked with Japanese architectural firm SANAA to renovate the iconic structure, retaining its interior and exterior Art Nouveau and Art Deco details.
by Jincy Iype Nov 07, 2021
Located in Bordeaux, France, Sacre Coeur is intentionally sans decoration and opulence, to solemnise in its austere beauty, the robust architecture of stone, and simple living.
by Nadezna Siganporia Nov 06, 2021
The London-based studio’s House Recast uses coloured and patterned concrete to refurbish the structural and decorative details of this former Victorian home.
by Anmol Ahuja Nov 05, 2021
Turning 70 in inimitable style, legendary Italian designer Michele De Lucchi talks of his curiosity, an ‘intellectual aggression’, and what keeps him going, on this week’s UNSCRIPTED.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Nov 04, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky visits Expo 2020 Dubai where spectacle-driven architecture is the core of the new smart city of the future; shares his list of 20 must-see pavilions.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Nov 04, 2021
Bulgari commissioned Turkish artist Refik Anadol to create a multisensory AI data sculpture, Serpenti Metamorphosis, recently showcased at the Piazza Duomo in Milan.
by Susmita Mohanty Nov 03, 2021
In the first essay in our brand-new series on space design, STIRship Enterprise, our columnist and space expert Dr. Susmita Mohanty focuses on human space ferries made by government space agencies and private space companies.
by Shilpa Das Nov 02, 2021
The 'father of Indian furniture design', GU brought the knowledge of the world's best, nurtured the field through his teachings and emphasised the spirit of humility and service in design.
by Jincy Iype Nov 01, 2021
Meditative and contemporary, the concrete stillness of The Hill in Front of the Glen House preserves the lush landscape of the hillock it resides under, in Morelia, Mexico.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 31, 2021
Designed as a minimal villa where light and people can move freely akin to a “fish in the water”, the Internal Landscape Villa is influenced by the Greek Atrium Displuviatum.
by Zohra Khan Oct 29, 2021
From kitschy flea market finds to her dreamy sartorial obsessions, discover interesting nuggets about the bold and beautiful, London-based designer Bethan Laura Wood.
by STIRworld Oct 28, 2021
Galerie Philia’s latest exhibition in New York, called First Times, impresses with an extensive plethora of designs from world over that transcend formal, stylistic, and historical barriers.
by Pallavi Mehra Oct 28, 2021
The Edinburgh-based designer discusses with STIR how he designs his most path-breaking interiors, the visual impact colours make, and how designers should challenge the status quo.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Oct 28, 2021
On Breakfasts and Ambushes with sculptures and drawing by multimedia artist Francesco Snote carries a sense of ambivalence only to lead multifocal perspective of things around.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 27, 2021
Combining cloud-like built forms with circular green spaces, Steven Holl Architects’ recent project in Shanghai, China, links nearby developments through stretches of public parkland.
by Manu Sharma Oct 27, 2021
Japanese multimedia master Ryoichi Kurokawa discusses his approach to natural phenomenon and its creative interpretation within his practice.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 26, 2021
VERO Ecological Tiles Exhibition Hall & Headquarters in Foshan employs an immersive three-storey spatial narrative to illustrate the miraculous beauty of natural life processes.
by Jincy Iype Oct 26, 2021
Set within and inspired by desolate interplanetary landscapes, Eidos shoes explore speculative future concepts in tangible forms, combining sustainable design with hyperreality.
by Jincy Iype Oct 25, 2021
Conceived as “a wooden vessel floating in the Bay Area,” the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics arena is set for permanent use as an exhibition hall.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Oct 25, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky talks to the Lebanese-American architect about his mission to demonstrate how art and architecture can intersect and form an osmotic relationship.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Oct 25, 2021
The site-specific installation of sculptures, Wayfinding, by the New York-based conceptual artist Chloë Bass, are attentive and determined by the array of human emotions.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 25, 2021
Flooat Inc.’s spatial design for publishing house Kadokawa’s campus is a confluence of the aesthetics of the office design, pre-pandemic and contemporary requirements.
by Jincy Iype Oct 24, 2021
With Sacred Spaces, Poirier photographs the glorious insides of modernist churches, contemplating what makes these religious structures sacral and contemporary.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 23, 2021
Now transformed into a museum, the structure is regarded as a significant part of the postmodern architectural canon in London, having served as the Jencks family home.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 23, 2021
Recipient of the RIBA London Award 2021, 95 Peckham Road in London is a sprawling mansion block that seeks to reinterpret the tenement style of housing.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 22, 2021
Selected from eight finalists from across the globe, Saudi artist Ajlan Gharem’s work stands out because it spoke to the global events and is built on the legacies of Islamic architecture.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 22, 2021
Hosting lavish residences with scintillating amenities and groundbreaking landscape design, the Camellias is the first LEED Platinum certified residential development in India.
by STIRworld Oct 21, 2021
The prototype by German motorcycle builder uses latest innovation and technology to actualise humanity's utopian desires to explore the various cosmic surfaces of the solar system.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 21, 2021
Set against a backdrop that is as scenic as it is serene, this residential villa in Switzerland by Matteo Thun boasts of an architecture that draws from its views of the lake and mountains.
by Jincy Iype Oct 20, 2021
Imagined as a museum of clouds, the borderless kindergarten design by X + Living is reminiscent of unrestrained childhood fantasies and cotton candy dreamscapes.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 20, 2021
A space for wellbeing and to unwind, The Unbound in Tuinen van West replicates the essence of a Dutch hamlet, with a series of lodges that work in synchronicity with the landscape design.
by Jincy Iype Oct 19, 2021
STIR speaks with Albert Mo, Director of Architects EAT, on creating closely with clients, the distinct frustum pyramids crowning Bellows House, and his fascination with concrete.
by Jincy Iype Oct 18, 2021
Promoted and organised by ADI with Confindustria Ceramica, the ADI Awards at Cersaie 2021 celebrated the quality of ceramics, bathroom furnishings and exhibition design.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 18, 2021
In an interiew with STIR, the Polish cinematographer expresses his inspiration and experience on the sets of the multi-award-winning screenplay of the Indian Marathi-language drama film.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 18, 2021
As the successor to the company’s Model One scooter, the Model Eleven features a streamlined design that is lightweight, portable, and loaded with technological implements.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Oct 17, 2021
Khoral by Orproject, made with biodegradable paper, takes viewers a step closer to flourishing marine life that now faces the dire consequences of ocean pollution.
by Jincy Iype Oct 16, 2021
Immersed into the powerfully natural hills of Tai’an, China, The Hometown Moon by Syn Architects is a womb-like ceremony hall and chapel that revels in romantic symbolism.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 15, 2021
In an interview with Ok Computer directors Pooja Shetty and Neil Pagedar, STIR unravels the use of modern Indian architecture in the web series currently streaming on Disney+ Hotstar.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 15, 2021
Next up in UNSCRIPTED, this week’s episode sees artist and designer Arik Levy bring the best of two worlds together with his unique brand of design, humour, and freedom.
by Jincy Iype Oct 14, 2021
STIR speaks to Michiel Raaphorst, founding partner, V8 Architects and Marjan van Aubel who preach sustainability with their biophilic design for The Netherlands pavilion at Dubai Expo.
by Shraddha Nair Oct 14, 2021
STIR speaks with Anna Burckhardt, the assistant curator of Broken Nature at MoMA, about creativity and functionality, and the museum's initiatives to address their carbon footprint.
by Jincy Iype, Anmol Ahuja Oct 13, 2021
STIR engages in an inquisitive conversation with the photographer and author of Contemporary House India to gauge the essence of the modern Indian residence.
by STIRworld Oct 12, 2021
The British architect's design, which comprises more than double the space of the original museum, brings it the status of being the 'largest art museum in Switzerland'.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Oct 12, 2021
Rio-based Catalan artist Daniel Steegmann Mangrané deploys elements that are organic and technology-driven as a way to bridge the gap running between the subject and the object.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 11, 2021
Nestled into the sloping terrain of Ubud in Bali, Indonesia, this two-storey mansion offers a luxurious private stay for tourists, complete with an overhanging infinity pool.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 11, 2021
Using an archetypical barn, Thomas created a space for sculptor Peter Randall-Page's archive and studio by reformulating the volume of the barn using locally sourced timber and granite.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 09, 2021
Developed in collaboration with the Eames Office, the Reebok x Eames Club C Monotone Pack and the Ray Eames Signature Pack subtly cite the duo’s works through versatile new designs.
by Jincy Iype Oct 09, 2021
Stonecrop by Featherstone Young is an adaptable and energy efficient residence informed by two distinct wings that kiss the ground, growing from the edge of a rural English village.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 08, 2021
As Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s ‘L’Arc de Triomphe, Wrapped’ comes down, STIR speaks with creatives Yves Béhar and Sandeep & Tania Khosla on their experience of the artwork.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Oct 08, 2021
The idea of anthropomorphism embedded in the hyperreal sculptures by the Australian artist Patricia Piccinini is a way to forge a relationship between the world of humans and animals.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 07, 2021
Designed by Clavel Arquitectos in the city of Murcia, Spain, this leisure complex hosts mesmerising environments alongside Europe’s longest overhanging swimming pool.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Oct 07, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky visits Reuse, Renew, Recycle: Recent Architecture from China exhibition at New York’s MoMA and shares his conversation with the featured architects.
by Manu Sharma Oct 07, 2021
American designer Nicole McLaughlin discusses the importance of upcycling as a design process, which is an integral part of her art practice.
by Jincy Iype Oct 06, 2021
In an exclusive interview with STIR, Quirk Studio details the intricacies of designing the Mysa Home in Mumbai, and what it takes to build a substantial oeuvre in the Indian design circuit.
by Shraddha Nair Oct 06, 2021
Conceived by MAEID, Magic Queen at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2021 presents a pioneering approach to architecture, and integration with our natural environment.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 05, 2021
Settled on a hinterland site in New South Wales, Australia, the two-storey residence forges a dialogue with its context, to create phenomenological experiences enhanced by nature.
by Anmol Ahuja Oct 05, 2021
Designed as a glass and concrete retreat on the limestone bedrock of Faqra, Lebanon, 'On the Rocks' by Karim Nader Studio references the jagged greys of the rock formations it sits on.
by Jerry Elengical Oct 04, 2021
On the occasion of World Architecture Day, STIR presents a selection of projects that reflect the concerns of public space, housing, and climate change highlighted this year.
by Devanshi Shah Oct 04, 2021
Designed by Bourgeois Lechasseur Architects, the prefabricated cabins are a remote destination that combine contemporary comfort with the great outdoors.
by Jincy Iype Oct 04, 2021
Celebrating its waterfront setting in México, Espacio 18’s La Casa del Sapo embraces its rough yet refined design defined by concrete, terracotta tiles and timber accents.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Oct 04, 2021
The art practice of London-born Colombian multidisciplinary artist, Carolina Caycedo, certainly speaks to the world of art, but also raises a protest against exploiters of environment.
by Shraddha Nair Oct 03, 2021
New Zealand-based Katki talks about his diaspora, multi-faceted identity, and its translation into art as he prepares for his project to be presented at Colomboscope’s seventh edition.
by Zohra Khan Oct 01, 2021
Speaking with Paul Cocksedge on UNSCRIPTED, STIR discovers a refreshing perspective on scale, and ways how repetition and routine can become great sources of creative energy.
by Jincy Iype Sep 30, 2021
Angular brick walls crowned with reflective steel volumes shape the memorial by Daniel Libeskind, the first to memorialise the 1,02,000 names of the Dutch Holocaust victims.
by Vladimir Belogolovsky Sep 30, 2021
Vladimir Belogolovsky speaks with Michael Webb about his lengthy student career, inventing “Bowellism”, much celebrated thesis project Sin Palace, and his Archigram years.
by Jincy Iype Sep 29, 2021
STIR captures the main trends in tiles observed at and identified by Cersaie, the international exhibition for ceramics, bathroom furnishings, architecture, and design, in Italy.
by STIRworld Sep 28, 2021
The proposed housing community located in the island of Sardinia is titled Mother Nature as it takes inspiration from nature, and artist Costantino Nivola’s sculpture, La Madre.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Sep 28, 2021
Germany-based artist, Anselm Reyle, creates large-scale abstract paintings and installations to pursue his fascination with the element of unfathomable of the abstract art.
by Devanshi Shah Sep 27, 2021
Through a combination of immersive digital content and physical exhibitions, Adorno London invited eight curators from different countries to present eight distinct collections.
by Pallavi Mehra Sep 27, 2021
Urban Courtyard House by the Chennai-based firm combines modern aesthetics with the concepts of a traditional regional house, creating a tranquil sanctuary in the heart of the city.
by Rahul Kumar Sep 26, 2021
The Indian contemporary artist's curatorial project for an exhibition, with over 60 international artists, probes the intent and artistic thought process though drawings and sketches as the idiom.
by Jincy Iype Sep 25, 2021
An elevated timber bridge connects the scattered, double brick-clad vertical pods topped with skylights to form Grotto Retreat Xiyaotou, a hostel complex in China’s Hebei province.
by Devanshi Shah Sep 24, 2021
Conceptualised by British designer, Peter Marigold, The Unboxing Show is a Festival Commission for Coal Drops Yard and questions the concept of passive consumption.
by Shraddha Nair Sep 24, 2021
Claudia Bueno talks about nature, spirituality, and her permanent light art installation at Meow Wolf in Las Vegas, United States.
by Jerry Elengical, Samta Nadeem Sep 23, 2021
The French architect’s installation at Fortnum & Mason, Piccadilly, promotes circular design and biodiversity for the Festival Commissions lineup at London Design Festival 2021.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Sep 23, 2021
US-based installation artist, Sarah Oppenheimer, with her latest work S-334473 at MASS MoCA, like her previous works, overlaps the wonder of art and architectural precision.
by Anmol Ahuja Sep 22, 2021
With design features that blend Japanese purity and Italian elegance, the Sanlorenzo SX112 adds to the SX range while superseding conventional yacht design with impeccable detail.
by Jincy Iype Sep 22, 2021
Ortiz’s architectural concept draws from the indigenous ‘Taperá style’ to emerge as a glass walled, modern Brazilian house topped by a green oblique roof that merges with its lush site.
by Manu Sharma Sep 22, 2021
David Young discusses his artificial intelligence-driven arts practice, and shines light on the new creative hermeneutics.
by Devanshi Shah Sep 20, 2021
Ferrum 1 is one of the first buildings in Russia to feature a Corten steel façade and is designed around the central theme of "rust on the outside, gold on the inside".
by Dilpreet Bhullar Sep 20, 2021
The US-based artist’s sculptures, featuring an accidental abstraction, forge a relationship between the past and the present, to let the viewers take on a journey of introspection.
by Weili Zhang Sep 20, 2021
Weili Zhang visits the Five Dragons Temple in Yuncheng, Shanxi Province, China, where refurbishment was completed in 2016 by Wang Hui of URBANUS.
by Devanshi Shah Sep 18, 2021
This year, the festival hopes to be a platform that will enable audiences to rediscover the city of London as a design destination, as it continues to reopen.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 18, 2021
Armed with a redesigned interface, advanced fitness tracking, and a new OS, the latest addition to Apple’s flagship smartwatch line is a fitting upgrade of its predecessors.
by Devanshi Shah Sep 18, 2021
Writer, curator and educator, Anniina Koivu, speaks with STIR about her curatorial intervention at Milan Design Week 2021, and the multidisciplinary nuances of her practice.
by Shraddha Nair Sep 18, 2021
Experimenter Grant awardee Project Blink, based in Delhi, India, looks to expand the way we look at image and text communication in a pandemic world state.
by Jincy Iype Sep 17, 2021
STIR speaks with the president of recently concluded Salone del Mobile event about being the first woman to take up the role, growing up with the fair, and the success of its 59th edition.
by Jincy Iype Sep 16, 2021
TRI-ORANGE DESIGN’s adaptive reuse of a derelict Chinese plant into Moments Photography Base is raw yet elegant, converging elements of its industrial past with the present.
by Dilpreet Bhullar Sep 16, 2021
French photographer, Mathieu Pernot, with the exhibition Something is Happening at the Jewish Museum of Belgium talks about the refugees’ experience at the Moria camp, Greece.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 15, 2021
In Methoni, Greece, this residence for an art collector couple assumes a tapering X-shaped form enclosed by a single winding wall in white concrete, that carves out courtyards for contemplation.
by Shraddha Nair Sep 15, 2021
Curator Barbara London presents Seeing Sound at KADIST San Francisco, a multi-part sound art exhibition produced by Independent Curators International.
by Anmol Ahuja Sep 14, 2021
Boasting aircraft grade precision in its literally “groovy” design, Drillog by Shion Co. Ltd. is a subtle fusion of Japanese design and cutting edge engineering.
by Rahul Kumar Sep 14, 2021
In a candid chat, artist Lorenzo Quinn talks about growing up in the Hollywood, and finding his way into the arts, making monumental sculptures using the human hand as his muse.
by Devanshi Shah Sep 13, 2021
This year’s edition of London Design Festival boasts a more robust series of installations, exhibitions and displays with an international roster of designers.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 13, 2021
The exhibition - a collaboration between Fondazione Prada, Armature Globale, gta Exhibitions, and ETH Zurich - presents themed spaces depicting inner workings of CGI production.
by Manu Sharma Sep 12, 2021
French glitch artist, Thomas Collet, explores his raison d’etre and contextualises the glitch art within the technological discourse of computer programming.
by Jincy Iype Sep 11, 2021
Dior Maison commissioned 17 of the industry’s most renowned creatives to reinterpret their Medallion Chair for Milan Design Week 2021, their most weighty presence at the fair yet.
by Girinandini Singh Sep 11, 2021
STIR examines the shaping of narratives through the ages, as digital art takes on the mantle of abstract thought in visual art.
by STIRworld Sep 10, 2021
Curated by Anniina Koivu at this year's Milan Design Week, the exhibition features 170 projects by students who graduated between 2020 and 2021.
by Jincy Iype Sep 09, 2021
Perfectly manifesting anthropology and design, the chair has always been an ubiquitous furniture form. Here are STIR’s picks of iconic and new chairs, sitting to inspire at Supersalone.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 09, 2021
Amid the innumerable design luminaries currently showcasing their work in Milan, STIR at Supersalone presents a selection of the most innovative lighting designs on display.
by Shraddha Nair Sep 09, 2021
German artist Bettina Pousttchi exhibited her large format photograph installation at Konzerthaus for their bicentennial anniversary.
by Jerry Elengical Sep 08, 2021
With the 59th Salone del Mobile in full flow in its new format, STIR at Supersalone highlights a selection of galleries and exhibitions currently livening up the city of Milan.