The Fondation Beyeler is a Swiss museum of modern art that ranks as one of the finest in the world. It addresses a diverse public and aims in particular to fire the enthusiasm of young people for art through its exhibitions.
A first in its history, the museum integrated a multimedia room into its exhibition Paul Gaugin. The room was designed to enhance the impact of the exhibition by offering educational content about the artist and his work to a diverse audience in three languages.
For his thesis project in the MFA Graphic Design program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Yu Chen wanted to explore graphic design beyond the two-dimensional plane. His installation Fragment was part of a three-part interactive series Type Between the Spaces, an exploration of 3D typography, light and shadow.
E-paper technology is best known for its use in eReaders around the world. But a unique collaboration between artist Nik Hafermaas of Ueberall International and E Ink Corporation—makers of E Ink Prism™, the eco-friendly, high-fidelity alternative to LED that powers the Kindle reader—has resulted in the world’s largest three-dimensional application of e-paper technology.
One of the most eye-catching features of Delft’s new train station and municipal offices is its large 7700m2 vaulted ceiling, adorned with an historic city map in Delft’s blue that arches above the public lobby and station hall. The unique installation creates a memorable experience and can be seen throughout the public space, from both the city entrance as well as the platforms.
The Center for Civil and Human Rights tells the story and brings to life the American civil rights movement and introduces past and current human rights issues across the globe. The Morehouse College Martin Luther King Jr. Collection gallery exhibits King’s personal papers and writings. Together they form the basis for an ongoing dialogue on international human rights.
The new Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg was designed as a national hub for human rights learning and discovery and a catalyst for a new era of global human rights leadership. Interactive experience firm Gagarin (Reykjavík) was given a complex challenge: communicate, in a highly accessible and engaging way, stories about struggles and triumphant movements for change in the realization of human rights around the world.
300 South Wacker Drive, a commercial office building in downtown Chicago’s West Loop, needed a new identity. ESI Design envisioned a map theme that would highlight the building’s connection to the city and the river. Their solution is a 40-story mural that proclaims “You are Here” on the building exterior and a bright, captivating entryway and lobby.
Melbourne landmark 101 Collins Street is a 57-story skyscraper considered one of the city’s most prestigious business addresses. One of its many amenities, buried deep inside its underground car park, is an end-of-trip cycling facility that caters to competitive commuter cyclists and mid-day joggers.
Virtual Depictions:San Francisco is a public art project by media artist Refik Anadol, commissioned for 350 Mission Building in San Francisco. The installation consists of a series of parametric data sculptures that tell the story of the city and people around it within a unique artistic approach to the building’s architecturally integrated media wall.
What will the connected home of the future look like?
The Internet of Things market is expected to grow to $1.7 trillion by 2020. To seize this enormous opportunity, Target asked Local Projects to design a store demonstrating how smart devices will change the world. The result was Target Open House, an unprecedented retail space in downtown San Francisco more focused on educating and engaging than selling.