The Hello, Robot exhibition – the first at the German design museum to focus on robotics – explores the relationship between humans and the intelligent machines that increasingly feature in our lives. Its 200-plus exhibits include Star Wars’ R2D2, an automatic manifesto generator, a smart sofa and a robot-made pavilion.
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Strong colors, lights contrasts and graphism created a dramatic and dynamic architecture. There is a big box, in the middle of the room, painted with yellow and black stripes indicating a danger zone, where inside of it there is a quiet (or loud!) teenager bedroom, with all the magazines that Bob Gruen`s photos appeared printed and plastered on the walls.
Beijing wedding planners Jiuxi reimagines its services with 21st century relevance in an exhibition designed by Clou Architects. Keeping Jiuxi’s modernist approach and high-end aesthetic in mind, Clou transformed the interior of a 90s building into a highly sensorial, visceral environment integrated with VR and other technologies.
The capsule collection includes the brand’s “3D denim concept”, which is intended to challenge the conventions of denim design. The raw denim trousers, named Motac-X, feature stretch fabric panels in areas that the body needs to move and contortion, such as the knee and hip joints. “We have great stretch denim, but it’s something that’s standardised,”
“This is the apartment of Allard Pierson, an abstract artist who doesn’t exhibit his sculptures because nobody’s interested in abstract art anymore, so he lives at home with them and occasionally invites people to dinner, to show them his new work,” Morrison said. The presentation features a living room split up into a studio and office.
Drawing inspiration from the moon and sun – each is represented by a disc suspended at either end of the voluminous hall – both serve as focal points. The moon’s reflection in water at night is captured by zigzagging, 50-metre wall that augments in height from one meter in the front to six meters at the far end, where the setting morphs into an abstract ode to the region’s famous Northern Light.
Visitors could come into this space alone through a narrow entrance, walk slowly and circle the space with the playing of background music which has a sense of ritual. While looking through the gaps between the bamboos, semi-finished Chinese Southern lion and Chinese leather drum placed in the centre could be seen; it is like a journey from outside to inside of both your inner self and the environment.