5 Unconventional Venues Invite Inventive Installations
These five unique installations—from Beijing to Israel—show off unconventional styles and destinations.
Project: Hillside Dwelling, New Everbright Center ArtPark9, Beijing
Standout: Begging to be climbed, a hill of cork planks is laid on top of a welded steel structure to evoke early man’s cave dwellings as a precursor to an exhibition on future interiors.
Firm: Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design
Project: 1000 Color Waves, Imabari City, Japan
Standout: As part of an exhibit celebrating the shipbuilding city’s renowned textile dying technologies, 1,002 seats in Kenzo¯ Tange’s Imabari City Public Hall were upholstered in sail canvas
in a gradient of 1,000 distinct colors for three days of events.
Project: Hall of Broken Mirrors, Holon, Israel
Standout: Part of “The Conversation Show” exhibition at the
Design Museum Holon, visitors can step through a series of mirrorlike cutouts made from varnished polyurethane foam, their jagged edges rough-hewn by hand for a finish that’s soft to the touch.
Project: Memory of a Nation, Prague
Standout: Images of key events from the former Czechoslovakia’s history are projected using 3-D video and sound-mapping in a suitably historic venue: the ruins beneath the city’s monument to Joseph Stalin, which was demolished in 1962.
Firm: Universität Stuttgart Institute for
Computational Design and Construction and Institute of Building Structures
and Structural Design
Project: Urbach Tower, Germany
Standout: The curvature of the 45-foot-tall permanent hikers landmark is derived from an innovative air-drying process used to naturally shape larch, which, here, was left untreated to weather over time.
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