A diminutive wooden dwelling on stilts among forest trees focuses attention on interior details to heighten the contrast between its small scale and the vastness of nature.
Whether using traditional or innovative materials, designers lean on the craft and expertise of former practitioners to carve, shape, mould or weave.
In collaboration with Gubi, and to celebrate the brand’s new lighting collections, Ark Journal’s creative team produced a photo essay inspired by the Californian mid-century modern architectural style.
Promoting modernisation of tradition within the realm of craft, the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2022 is now open for submissions. Ark Journal talked to Chairperson of the Jury, Anatxu Zabalbeascoa, about contemporary craft and it’s impact through the fifth edition of the award.
Experimental investigations expressed in biomorphic and primitive forms. New shapes and volumes by design talents.
The collaboration between designed spaces and specifically designed objects threads through Danish architectural practice and has resulted in classics created by such renowned architects as Arne Jacobsen, Finn Juhl and Poul Henningsen.
Cast architectural models inhabit the fine line between art and architecture. Welcomed into homes as if they are sculptures, these once functional objects exist somewhere between inconclusiveness and completeness, and reach into our unconscious to provoke a multitude of interpretations.
Best known for lights, Michael Anastassiades lives in a pared-back, deeply considered manner, a way of life reduced to its essence.
Marcio Kogan and his Studio MK27 is a name intimately linked to the contemporary modernist architecture movement in Brazil.
A tribute to the poetic yet haunting atmospheres of the canvases of Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864-1916), designer Oliver Gustav’s studio gallery is modelled on the oil-on-canvas interior paintings of the fêted Danish artist.
Architect Judith Haase gets her creative sustenance from many sources: fearless women, avant-garde theatre, the proportions of a tatami mat, and spaces where light is a defining element.
Ideas rather than looks lie at the heart of Christian Vennerstrøm Jensen’s design practice. As one of the trio behind the studio, Bahraini-Danish, the architect starts his explorations from a place of cultural duality.
Part private base part project, the Milan home of Studiopepe partner Arianna Lelli Mami and photographer Andrea Ferrari is a repository of memories and a composite of their individual and shared aesthetic sensibilities.