A major feature of Emerson College’s new residence hall is its soaring three-story sculptural metal staircase—The Flytower—that hangs above the entry lobby. To absorb and soften sound reverberation there, Elkus Manfredi Architects created a 17-by-30-foot wall of eight acoustic panels that sit behind the staircase.
The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation was eager to improve the connection between several Philadelphia neighborhoods and the Delaware River. The Spring Garden Connector was notoriously dimly lit, dingy, depressing and it didn’t feel safe. The challenge was to transform the underpass into a safer and more welcoming connection to the waterfront, a major transit station, bike share hub and river trail.
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 Franklin Expedition left London in 1845 to confirm a Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic. After entering the Arctic, HMS Erebus and Terror disappeared. The Canadian Museum of History decided to curate a comprehensive account of what is considered one of the greatest mysteries of the modern era. Then, early in the exhibition development, Parks Canada found the wreck of HMS Erebus! Artifacts recovered from the wreck went in the show as well, extending the history into the 21st century.
C&G Partners developed a comprehensive site and interior signage and wayfinding program for the U.S. Embassy in London. Responsible for embassy branding, experiential graphics and interpretive design, the studio strove to create a particular poetry of place in a manner that a welcoming American emissary might employ.
Oracle North America invested in an extensive collection of graphics, art and interactive installations that reflect its commitment to innovation and its ambitious plans for its new Austin campus. Since Oracle often relocates recent college graduates from across the country, Asterisk developed the content-rich program based on the culture, geography and history of Austin and Central Texas.
Art Center College of Design student Yuma Naito was challenged to develop a comprehensive design system to communicate across all media for the AFROPUNK Festival, a music festival/human rights movement described by the New York Times as “the most multicultural festival in the U.S.”
Sparkman Wharf takes the place of a traditional indoor entertainment and retail plaza. It features a food hall style assortment of 11 restaurants creatively housed in shipping containers, a biergarten, a recreational lawn and a stage for live music.
Few projects or clients could find a more appropriate home for a contemporary interpretation of the iconic ancient Greek sculpture known as the Winged Goddess of Victory or Nike of Samothrace, currently located at the Louvre Museum in Paris. A premier sports equipment and marketing organization headquartered in the Pacific Northwest sought to realize a carved, hard-stone bas-relief interpretation of this eponymous sculpture for their new world headquarters.
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