The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia sent a request to the Japanese Embassy to build a memorial in commemoration of the 2000th year on the Julian calendar by creating a cultural center that would bridge the two cultures. The site is located in Fassil Ggebbi, a world heritage site in the old imperial capital, Gondar. The concept was to integrate the 2 cultures architecturally by relocating each countries traditional dwelling to its designated site. A new sense of space and value was created by relocating traditional Japanese dwelling that was no longer in use to an entirely new and social and cultural setting.
The Japanese Pavilion operates as a socio-cultural exchange center to home exhibitions and open markets for music, dancing, and other performing arts. On the other hand, the Ethiopian Pavilion operates as a gallery space as well as a water distribution depot for its neighborhood where rain water is collected and naturally purified.
striving to dissolve barriers between genres and foster cross-disciplinary creativity, this Swiss multi disciplinary office intertwines architecture, design and set design on an international scale
I had the distinct pleasure of working for her uncle, TY Lin while still in high school. Maya had a tough act to follow and big shoes to fill, both of which she has done incredibly admirably. Her web site is alone worth a peek at
multi-faceted interior design and exhibition design firm out of Paris with something to show
an interesting Spanish consulting firm that sees itself as a meeting place between the ideas, knowledge and reality and focusus on ‘making things possible’ to help individuals and organizations to innovate and grow
founded in Barcelona by two Mexican architects this studio focuses on the interaction of art and function and delves in architecture, art, installation, sculpture and design
born in Calcutta to Jewish emigre parents, and then raised and schooled in London, he is now working with some of the world’s biggest car companies creating innovative and artistic installations that are as beautiful as they are branded
this crazy and talented artist designed the wildly inspiring space pictured that is now being used by my dear friend Max Chipchase as a DJ mix and jam station