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White Road: Waiting for the Rain Typographic Installation

Waiting for the Rain

Studio Rašić's land art installation at a Croatian sculpture park waits to receive the gifts of nature.

Dubrova Sculpture Park in Labin, Croatia, has been the site of the Mediterranean Sculpture Symposium since 1970. The symposium was established in part to celebrate the beauty of the white Istrian limestone indigenous to the region. Today, the park is home to more than 70 monumental outdoor sculptures, as well as a unique land art project called White Road, conceived by symposium founder Josip Diminić.

Urban Tales Typography Installation

From Here to There

Massey University student Katie Bevin creates a typographic installation that combines ancient technology with new-age social networking.

For her capstone project in Massey University’s College of Creative Arts, graphic design student Katie Bevin was challenged to combine a rigorous research process with development of typography and a site-specific narrative.

Pavilion of Knowledge Graphic Skin

Universal Code

P-06 Atelier creates a shimmery acoustical skin for a new multiuse foyer at Lisbon’s Pavilion of Knowledge.

The Pavilion of Knowledge of the Seas was one of the most emblematic exhibits during the ocean-themed 1998 Lisbon World Exposition. In 1999, Ciencia Viva (“Living Science”) moved its headquarters into the building and it became a permanent interactive science and technology museum called, more simply, the Pavilion of Knowledge (Pavilhão do Conhecimento).

Forgotten Cities Hiking Trail Wayfinding

Forgotten Cities

A new wayfinding system makes the cultural treasures of northern Syria’s Forgotten Cities more accessible to the world.

MAXXI National Museum of XXI Century Arts Wayfinding and Environmental Graphics

Minimalism at MAXXI

At Rome’s newest museum, ma:design interprets Zaha Hadid’s vision and choreographs an interplay between architecture and environmental graphics.

What is the relationship between art and architecture? Between painting and engineering? Between a museum and its contents?

Macquarie Group Headquarters Environmental Graphics

Clear Connections

A Sydney bank uses architecture and wayfinding to support a radical new work model.

Transparency is a big buzzword these days. Politicians and corporations, psychologists and members of the media all strive for it or, at the very least, toss around the word as some sort of ideal practice. But what does it really mean? And more importantly, what does it look like? Ironically, an example may be found in the type of place that prompted the large-scale application of this word in the first place: a financial institution.

Dream Cube 2010 World Expo Pavilion

Designing the Dream Cube

ESI Design’s digital dreamscape delighted visitors to Shanghai’s World Expo 2010.

Dream Cube

Dream Cube: 2010 World Expo Shanghai Corporate Pavilion

ESI Design collaborated with the Shanghai corporate community and a group of world-renowned architects and artists to design the 40,000-sq.-ft. Dream Cube for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai. The pavilion encouraged visitors to participate in a multimedia experience comprised of cutting-edge technology, dreamlike environments, collaborative social spaces, and sustainably designed materials.

Forgotten Cities Hiking Trails

The Forgotten Cities Hiking Trails run along three different routes in the area of Samaan (Simeon) Mountain, the Limestone Massif of North Syria to the west of Aleppo. More than 700 dead or forgotten cities containing archeological sites and rich cultural and natural heritage features are located along the 140-kilometer north/south trail that varies from 20 to 30 kilometers wide.

Macquarie Bank Ltd. Headquarters

Macquarie Group, Australia’s largest investment bank, needed a comprehensive signage and graphics program for its new headquarters in Sydney. This forward-thinking bank values transparency, a global outlook, and collaborative work behavior, and sought to express those brand attributes in its physical space.

Maxxi National Museum of XXI Century Arts

MAXXI, the Zaha Hadid-designed national museum of contemporary art in Rome, opened in May 2010. Hadid created a building characterized by sinuous and geometric shapes, volumes that separate from the main building to overlook the city, exposed cement, modulation of natural light, and the use of white in all its shades.

The MAXXI Foundation wanted the signage system to provide essential information in a clear, visible, but non-invasive way. Ma:design conceived the signage system to reflect the architectural concepts of using light/shadow, full/empty, and rigid/organic shapes.

Skin – Pavilion of Knowledge

The Pavilion of Knowledge in Lisbon is an interactive science and technology museum that aims to make science accessible to all. Through its exhibits and educational programs, its goals are to stimulate experimentation and exploration of the physical world.

Design firm P-06 Atelier (Lisbon) collaborated with project architects JLCG Architects to create an environmental “skin” for the museum’s multi-purpose foyer.

Urban Tales Shadow Typography

Urban Tales is a time-based, site-specific piece of environmental typography created by Katie Bevin, a student in the Graphic Design Program, College of Creative Arts at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand.

For her final project in 2010, Bevin combined form with shadow to create a temporal typographic narrative in Wellington’s urban Waitangi Park.

White Road: Waiting for the Rain

The village of Dubrova in Labin, Croatia, has been the site of the Mediterranean Sculpture Symposium since 1970. The symposium originated as a celebration of the beauty of stone indigenous to the region, and the Dubrova Sculpture Park is home to more than 70 monumental outdoor sculptures as well as a unique land art project called White Road, conceived by sculpture symposium founder Josip Diminić.

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