Larger-than-life pineapple origami structure pops up on a historic UK landscape

July 18, 2017 by  
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If you love pineapples, prepare to pine over this gorgeous sculpture that’s popped up at the National Trust’s historic Berrington Hall in Herefordshire. Heather and Ivan Morison of Studio Morison designed Look! Look! Look!, a stunning sculptural pavilion in the shape of pineapple origami. The temporary installation is both beautiful and functional, and also draws attention to iconic landscape designer Capability Brown’s final masterpiece, the walled garden at the Georgian mansion. The Look! Look! Look! pavilion was developed as part of the National Trust and Arts Council England’s Trust New Art , a program of projects that brings new art to unique and historic settings. The dusty pink pineapple pavilion is instantly eye-catching and takes inspiration from Berrington’s Georgian history, particularly the use of exotic fruit like pineapples that were thought to have once been grown at the garden as a symbol of the family’s wealth and contemporariness. The pavilion’s delicate folds echo the geometric shapes found in the mansion’s interior. Studio Morison used paper origami to craft the pineapple structure and then worked with structural engineers Artura to bring the designs to life. Set on a sunken metal foundation frame, the 100-square-meter pavilion is made of CNC-milled timber pieces constructed into an intricate jigsaw totaling 90 frames. A special weather-resistant woven fabric, supplied by Mermet, is overlaid atop the timber structure. The interior features a weather-resistant wooden cobbled floor. Related: Luxembourg bar renovation mimics Japanese origami for a low footprint “The final piece looks strong and sculptural from far away, but takes on a translucent appearance from inside,” reads the press release. “The artists have also created bespoke, sculptural furniture housed inside the pavilion which echoes the geometric form of the structure.” Look! Look! Look! is open to the public until December 2019 and hosts a series of programs such as music and yoga. + Studio Morison Images via Ivan Morison

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6a Architects Creates Curved Timber-Clad ‘Tree House’ for an Architecture Critic

October 17, 2013 by  
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INTERVIEW: Black Eyed Peas’ Will.i.am Tells Us Why Green Fashion is the Future

October 17, 2013 by  
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Green fashion already has a strong group of loyal followers, but how do we get the word out to a larger audience? We recently caught up with multi-platinum recording artist Will.i.am to see how he is using his influence and fashion expertise (did you know that he attended the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles before becoming a Black Eyed Pea?) to spread knowledge about the importance of sustainable fashion to the masses . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Coca Cola , eco friendly ties , eco-fashion , eco-friendly jackets , eco-friendly menswear , eco-friendly neckties , eco-friendly suits , ekocycle , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , H Brothers , Hallenstein Brothers , men’s eco fashion , men’s eco-clothing , recycled PET , recycled plastic bottles , recycled polyester , repreve , RPET , Scott Best , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable jackets , sustainable menswear , sustainable neckties , sustainable style , sustainable suits , sustainable ties , upcycled PET , upcycled plastic bottles , upcycled polyester , Will.i.am        

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