The design world flocked to Milan last week for its design week. But soon the action will shift to China, which is about to leapfrog the west when it comes to architecture and design, predicts Dezeen editor-in-chief Marcus Fairs.
Shanghai Playscape is a new public space, micro-intervention, low-cost project and part of the Fourth Edition of Open Your Space, an ongoing research and design project at the College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University. OYS focuses on public space in the Siping community by involving administration, residents, students, designers and artists in helping the community acquire a better sense of sustainability, comfort and accessibility to public spaces.
Studio Ongarato developed a distinctive site narrative for the W Shanghai hotel and created an immersive experience for visitors, drawing on the history, geography and culture of the city. The conceptual narrative, "Captivating Contrasts," was informed by the uniquely Shanghainese culture of Hai Pai, the art of bringing together the East and West.
This sign design project in a forest resort area of China consists of a hotel, condominium apartments, sports and leisure facilities and a park. The warm climate, rich nature and facilities attract many visitors.
In the ancient civilization of India, the worship of water has always been important. The worship of nature has given divinity to water, as giving both life and culture.
Ganga Whisper: Spatial Design of Indian Water Worship Culture explores this mysterious cultural force to help people understand the culture of water worship in India so they will protect water resources.
With the theme of "New Era & New Life," this exhibition showcases the positive exploration and outstanding achievements of Chinese design and public art in serving the national strategy, promoting social development and improving people's lives in the new era. It also demonstrates how Chinese design can integrate into the context of globalization in a state of constant self-iteration.
The aim of this project is to solve the problem of visual blind spots in cars, especially for drivers following a large truck or bus. It is a new way of using traffic light design, not meant to completely replace the original infrastructure, just supplement it.
Jie Zi Yuan is the graduation design work of the Luxun Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition Design Studio. In the early stages, the team discussed the design theme and wanted to design a spatial work that integrates Western and Eastern cultures.
Luxun Academy of Fine Arts Exhibition Design Studio
As part of the W Metropolis Shanghai hotel arrival sequence, the entry atrium provides an opportunity for a key statement installation, but is challenging as the space is 22 meters tall, ascends four floors and is intersected by bridge links.