Pavilion made from 300 pairs of blue jeans just popped up in Milan

April 5, 2017 by  
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Here’s something we’ve never seen before: a structure made entirely of pants! Starchitects Diller Scofidio+ Renfro just unveiled a sprawling pavilion made from 300 pairs of blue jeans in Milan. The installation is called Linking Minds , and it re-interprets the idea of using ready-made modules (in this case pants) in architecture. The surreal jean canopy soars over the historic Palazzo Litta in Milan. While the individual pairs of pants represent the human scale of urban life, the meshed twisted structure points to a sense of community and the collective nature of architecture. Liz Diller engaged with the historical Palazzo Litta in 5VIE during Milan Design Week 2017 to reinterpret one of the most basic architectural elements: the roof. Formally, Diller’s suspended structure resembles the 3D-printed twisted mesh typically used for festivals. However, in this case the structure is realized with an unexpected, simple but iconic material: denim. Jeans are one of the most ubiquitous garments around the world, however they’re also very private and intimate items that we wear in direct contact with our skin. Related: 14 conversation-starting chairs that push the boundaries of design Jeans are also a curious object in terms of structure. Having two legs and one waist, it has an implicit structural logic that allows various combinations and spatial patterns. Connected waist-to-waist and cuff-to-cuff, and filled with air, the Linking Minds installation is a visually dynamic work of art and architecture that is one of the main landmarks of Milan Design Week 2017 . Diller Scofidio+ Renfro + Milan Design Week

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro wins competition to design Chinas artificial Eco-Island

September 1, 2016 by  
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Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s (DS+R) winning design was selected by an international jury over proposals from the likes of Foster + Partners , Morphosis , and UNStudio . All ten proposals feature a crescent-shaped island design reminiscent of the yin-yang, a Chinese symbol that signifies harmony and balance. DS+R succeeded in fitting all the programmatic needs into a relatively compact footprint while creating a landscape that looked as natural as possible. “The jury found the strength of the project was that it was singular and clear in realizing the Ecoisland as a whole,” wrote the jury. “It would create a beautiful, iconic form rising naturally out the landscape, recalling the volcanic caldera of the area, and shape the island into a continuous structure that would be an extremely efficient compaction of resort, retail, and housing. The project leaves the rest of the island as a place for aquaculture and agriculture, recreation, resort living and cultural facilities. This proposal is one for a truly a human-made island that celebrates all that makes such water-bound places so attractive and beautiful, while contributing to our understanding of deep, intrinsic ecology.” Related: Planned eco-tourism center will pay respects to Cambodia’s wildlife and dark history Construction on the South Sea Pearl Eco-Island is slated to begin in 2017 and is expected to be complete by 2027. The development costs are estimated to be $1.25 billion. + Diller Scofidio + Renfro Via ArchDaily

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro reveal preliminary concept for the US Olympic Museum

May 14, 2015 by  
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New York studio Diller Scofidio + Renfro has revealed their concept for the United States Olympic Museum , scheduled to open in downtown Colorado Springs, CO before the 2018 Olympic Winter Games . The renderings for the 60,000 square foot space show sweeping curved lines, elevated walkways and an extensive outdoor public plaza with views of Colorado’s Pikes Peak. The building’s spiraling shape reflects was inspired by the fluid movement of Olympic athletes and it will act as a brilliant commemoration of the Olympic games. Read the rest of Diller Scofidio + Renfro reveal preliminary concept for the US Olympic Museum Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2018 Winter Olympics , Architecture , architecture concepts , colorado springs , DS+R Architects , olympics , US Olympic Museum , winter olympics

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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Green Plans for the Future of the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

April 10, 2012 by  
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Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil Plans for the Day Lit Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archives

September 26, 2011 by  
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Generous Water Fountain Gently Fills Your Bottle to the Brim

September 26, 2011 by  
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We often ignore water fountains, passing them up for sweet bottled beverages packed into vending machines . So to give an old design some much needed love and attention, Poletic Studio has created the Tropism Well, a public drinking fountain that gently fills your glass or bottle with life giving H2O . Watch a video of it in action after the jump! Read the rest of Generous Water Fountain Gently Fills Your Bottle to the Brim Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: art installation , Creative Review , Drinking Fountain , Poietic Studio , public art , public space , Tropism Well , Water Fountain , water issues

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Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s Lincoln Center Grassy Remodel Opens To Public

July 9, 2010 by  
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This Bendable Bike Can Tie Itself to Any Post

July 9, 2010 by  
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Us Inhabitat writers have had our fair share of bicycles and bicycle parts stolen on the mean streets of New York City . It seems these days you’ve got to lock everything down (even the brakes!) in order to keep your cycle intact. That often means buying more than one lock and disassembling your bike every time you leave it unguarded

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