Jean Nouvel Releases Official Design for National Art Museum of China
"Jean Nouvel has unveiled the official design for the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC). Originally inspired by the simplicity of ‘a single brush stroke’, the 21st-century art and calligraphy museum will become the centerpiece of a new cultural district at Olympic Park, rising next to the historic axis of Beijing and symbolically connecting to the Forbidden City". Continue reading.
Ubi Gallery @ BJDW 2014
This year for BJDW 2014, Ubi Gallery presents DUST INCLUDED, a thought-provoking exhibition of contemporary jewellery, ceramics and lifestyle goods that explores themes around dust and pollution in Beijing and other megacities. Visitors will also find limited edition collector’s items and affordable gifts commissioned for the exhibit, as well as a portion of Ubi Gallery’s permanent collection.
bāc-tā-gon is a curatorial collective that fosters the development and production of research-driven projects across eight disciplinary practices, namely visual art, design, architecture, performing art, music, literature, moving image and cuisine. Questioning notions of “curating” in the contemporary age, bāc-tā-gon seeks to engage the public through innovative exhibition methods taking place in non-traditional cultural venues to stimulate cultural engagement in China. This year for BJDW 2014, they will work with LEAP to present The Bibliorium, a pop-up reading room dedicated to experiencing printed matter. Founding curator and Editor-in-Chief of 八家 BaJia, Zandie Brockett, reveals more.
Design Hub is an online resource platform representing the Shenzhen-Hong Kong collaborative design industry. Offering “various functions, members are able to promote themselves, obtain the newest information…[and] build relationships with clients and peers” on the website.
Redress named the ten international finalists who will unite for the EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 Grand Final at HKTDC Fashion Week in late January 2015. Mainland China’s semi-finalists were announced earlier this month after stringent evaluation by a local panel of judges. Challenged with creating minimal waste designs, applicants used a combination of one or more of the three sustainable design techniques of zero-waste, upcycling and reconstruction.
Last chance! Catch the last day (or two) of Get It Louder 2014 - the 10th-year anniversary exhibition closes on 18 September 2014. Details via Yuan Gong.
More on 100% Design London
It’s not too long until 100% Design London opens its doors to the public. Taking place from 17-20 September, this year’s edition promises a packed programme tailored to the theme of ‘serendipity’. Be sure to check out Talks with 100% Design, including the 100% Design Pecha Kucha, and 100% Design Late Night. Find out more here.
Bentu Design @ 100% Design London
We’ve fallen head over heels with Guangzhou-based Bentu Design, whose products make use of materials such as terrazzo, construction recycled waste, bamboo and cement to make up a series of visually-appealing forms. Find the brand at Stand L302 at 100% Design London 2014. More images under the cut.
Word on the street is that Triple Major will be collaborating with UCCA on a Mobile Dispensary Project, to take place between 16 Sept-12 Oct. Details to be released soon.
Image via Triple Major.
Library for Kunming University of Science and Technology
"This library is regarded as the symbolic center of the university campus. The building form resembles stacked cubes on a plinth with bi-axial symmetry and a vertical central atrium. The central circular atrium serves as the spiritual center as well as the main vertical circulation of the library". See more.