Paper Art by Mengyu Chen
NaCl house designed by David Jameson.
Specifically, the architect cites the “natural isometric formation of mineral rock salt” which chemists and geologists call halite.
Amber Alexander, Watercolor Feathers
Archipelago by Eagle Wolf Orca.
Archipelago I and II are the names of two stunning tables created by Emmet Rock. The first is composed by two stones placed on a glass table which is held up by dark metal frames. The second, instead, comprises of a singular large stone wrapped around a glass table. These delicate arrangements between stone and glass oppose a notion of modern design, the one defined by clean lines and ambiguous notions of simplicity. It begs the viewer or user to question aesthetics through unconventional forms and shapes.
Mcdonald’s + Fuel Station by Giorgi Khmaladze.
In a rapidly developing city along the black sea, local architect Giorgi Khmaladze has designed a glazed, faceted form, complete with an interior garden. The elegantly shaped skin cantilevers over a surprisingly ordinary urban necessity and contains a hallmark institution of western consumer culture- a fuel station and mcdonald’s respectively. The building opens to the street with an opaque, tiled underbelly that shelters the fuel stations, while a faceted semi-circular circulation space is bordered by an indoor garden. The greenery fans out like a stadium, providing lush visual respite for the Mcdonald’s patrons inside the layered hallway. The architecture is a testament to the ability of the built form to elevate rather ubiquitous urban programming.