In review: Rain Room
Rebecca Roke visited Random International’s recent installation at the Barbican in London – a fusion of science, art and social experiment that enabled visitors to control the flow of water falling around them.
Lucy Humphrey and Claire McCaughan of Archrival explore an ‘ultradisciplinary’ future, which surpasses the previously specified extent and limits of practice.
Ryoji Ikeda’s Test Pattern
Commissioned by Carriageworks and ISEA2013 in collaboration with Vivid Sydney, Japanese audio-visual artist Ryoji Ikeda’s Test Pattern [No 5] is an immersive audio visual installation.
One to watch: Ministry of Design
Ministry of Design’s Colin Seah describes himself as ‘quintessentially Singaporean’ – his practice though, global in outlook, produces architecture that is anything but an exercise in tropical idealism or vernacular appropriation.
Notes from Milan: Charles Wilson
Take a peek into Charles Wilson’s diary from this year’s Milan Furniture Fair and find out what he thought were some of the highlights.
What Design Can Do
Jeanne Tan shares her highlights from the third iteration of this Amsterdam-based conference, which projects design as a catalyst of change and social, economic and environmental renewal.
Theatre of Situation: Dashila(b)
In one of Beijing’s oldest surviving hutongs, an unusual model of development is being tested. Rather than tabula rasa-style reinvention, the hope is to achieve ‘revitalisation’ through cultural reactivation and a piecemeal renewal that will preserve the area’s historic character. Austin Williams investigates.
Interview: Michael Young
ADR speaks to Hong Kong-based British designer Michael Young ahead of his appearance at designEX in Melbourne this week.