Novofibre’s “Yu” Installation Fuses Designer Aesthetic with Call for Environmental Awareness

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In October 2015, Novofibre joined over 1,000 designers and artists for one of the most exciting design events in China. Every year the China Institute of Interior Design (CIID) hosts an “Open Exhibit” showcasing the world’s best creative talent and cutting edge design products. Novofibre worked with renowned artist and designer Lin Xueming to create an incredibly innovative, thought provoking and visually stunning exhibition.

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Rewilding the Gardiner Expressway to be exhibited throughout May

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Rewilding the Gardiner Expressway, a multimedia exhibition of video, images and sound, illustrates an imaginary walk underneath the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto from Dan Leckie Way to Cherry Street. In this imaginary, the viewer travels following the Gardiner, and simultaneously takes a walk along Leslie Street Spit through its wilderness. The spaces under the Gardiner are left to rewild through the action of the water, bringing a lake experience closer to the city, and a wild aesthetic to the urban realm.

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The Getty Salad Garden | an installation of organic heirloom vegetables and salad greens

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Image Credit | Leonie Box

The Getty Salad Garden, an installation of organic heirloom vegetables and salad greens growing in graphically rendered raised beds, emerged on the Getty Center grounds from October 2015 to January 2016.

Presented as a three way collaboration between the landscape architecture studio Terremoto, the artist and writer Julia Sherman, and the urban agricultural garden company Farmscape, the Getty Salad Garden was conceived as a dynamic platform for conversations and education, and drew together a wide variety of creative voices.
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Poppy Park(ing) transforming carpark into a Flower Meadow in Sofia, Bulgaria

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VIRIDIS participated in the Global Annual Initiative PARK(ing) day and transformed one of the parking spaces located in front of the Union of Architects to a “Flower Meadow”.
More than 300 paper poppies and a truckload of gravel were used in order to realize this innovative project.

Poppy Park(ing) from Viridis Landscape Architects on Vimeo.

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SCPTIPMFLIPPES | A device for viewing the maritime landscape | (dp)ª STUDIO

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Escape from the alien or the hot sand. Photo | Domenico Pastore

The SCPTIPMFLIPPES (Strumento Cavo Per Traguardare Il Paesaggio Marittimo Fissando Labili Immagini Pronte Per Essere Sublimate) is a small project developed with 3d-printing technology, a device for viewing the maritime landscape. The coast is traditionally thought of as wild and pristine, but as activities and amenities from cities spread to the shoreline, a place that was once considered a refuge is becoming connected to everyday life. The SCPTIPMFLIPPES is a tool to isolate portions of maritime landscape, removed from the (visual) ground noise. The object is a pure geometric form, black, dug inside as if it had undergone the water erosion process.

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30 giant seesaws in Montreal

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Impulse, a winter installation comprising 30 giant seesaws that will transform the Place des Festivals into a vast illuminated playground, accompanied by a set of all-new video projections. The creation is the work of Toronto-based firm Lateral Office and Montreal-basedCS Design, in collaboration with EGP Group of Montreal.

The consortium, chosen through an open competition for the sixth annual Luminothérapie event, has created a playful interactive space that will warm hearts of all ages during the cold season. The video below shows the process of building and testing the seesaws.

“Every year, we are eager to give Montrealers a new creative winter experience in the heart of the Quartier des Spectacles. Luminothérapie’s public installations transform our relationship with the city, beautify it, and give it a wonderful friendly touch. Luminothérapie also keeps Montreal shining bright around the world as a hub of interactive art,” said Chantal Rossi, Ville de Montréal Associate Councillor Culture, Heritage and Design.

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Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition unveiled

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This week, the Flatiron / 23rd Street Partnership Business Improvement District (BID) and Van Alen Institute unveiled SOFTlab’s Nova, the winner of the Flatiron Public Plaza Holiday Design Competition that serves as the centerpiece of the Partnership’s annual holiday programming and a highly visible landmark in this thriving neighborhood of New York. The second annual competition of its kind, the initiative called for proposals from New York design firms for a temporary installation for the holidays at the heart of the Flatiron District.

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