Part 1


Tags: Research

Issey Miyaki

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Summer Collection 2016 - 'Botanical Delights', inspired by tropical plants. 'Baked Stretched' technique

Follows the contours of the body.

 "a piece of cloth"

"the body, the fabric covering it and a comfortable relationship between the two

Metaphor of relationship between skin and bone?

Thom Browne Spring 2015 Menswear Collection

Rob Arad- National Holocaust Monument, Ottawa, Canada, 2014

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'Their combined impact, an interplay between robustness and frailty, cohesiveness and fragmentation. The narrow passages pull the eye upwards, through canyon-like undulations which frame the sky above.'

14m high, 20m long, spaced 120cm apart, visitors forced to pass in single file. Creates an experience. Touch.


Marcia Selsor Ceramics

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Mimics bark- natural form.


Simon Orrell Designs

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Reminds me of primary research of metal surface.

Knots- Unknown designer


Structure is created by knots.

Einar PorsteinnAsgeirsson- Bucky Chair 1980



Mia Jane Harris- Your Corpse is Beautiful

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Deceased human tissue.

Natural processes causing transformation.

Jennifer Davies

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Spaces in between.

Peter Zumthor- Kolumba Museum

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Kolumba Museum, Cologne, Germany.

Grey brick integrates with the ruins of Gothic Church. 


Old and new, creates character and incorporates history.


Tomas Saraceno

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'How to Entangle the Universe in a Spider Web' 2016-2017

'For six months in 2016, Moderno housed specimens of the species Parawixia bistriata and witnessed how spiders inhabit a space. This species, hailing from Copo National Park located in the northeast of Santiago de Estero and from the Buenos Aires Province, generally weaves longer threads than other species – up to 15 metres long – and is one of the twenty-five species that demonstrate social, cooperative behaviour among the over 43.000 known species of arachnids across the world.'

Naturally inhabiting space.





Simon Heijdens

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'An installation that traces and amplifies the leftovers of nature in the urban surrounding.'

8 m high silhouettes of trees projected onto building facades. Trees are not pre-animated but move and grow according to the environment. The movement of trees and fallen leaves are dictated by the wind and people walking by. The season controls the tree's physical state (e.g. in winter the silhouette will not have any leaves).

I like that the piece interacts with its environment and people; that it mimics nature in an urban landscape.


Granary Square at night


I wanted to capture the reflection of light in the puddles of water left from the fountains. I find it intriguing how the light is distorted on the water surface.

Molo Studio Textile Softwall


Designed by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen.

Flexible wall made from polyethylene with magnetic connectors.

Can be used as a room divider, an exhibition backdrop and privacy in general.

I like how it can be stored easily as it can be folded and compress to a thickness of a book.

King's Cross Underground Tunnel

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Tunnel designed by Allies and Morrison Architects.

Lighting design by Spiers and Major, built by the Light Lab.

The 'art wall' is made by LED lights, 190 controllable vertical pixels behind 12 mm of toughened glass.

The colours create a positive mood and atmosphere.

Visual sensory. 


Lighting Panel- Designer Unknown


CRAB Studio- Abedian School of Architecture


Abedian School of Architecture, Queensland, Australia.

Completed 2013.

'Scoops' act as a private and separate area despite being part of the main avenue. Allows for open interaction.

The building is made up of three levels. The central avenue cuts across the plan and follows the topography of the site's landscape.

Alexander Calder

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Antennae with Red and Blue Dots, 1953.

Suspended by steel rod, downward hanging aluminium plates, 1m wide in all directions. 

Skeletal. Delicate. Bold.


'...relationships with other elements in its universe' Quoted in Borchardt-Hume 2015, p.219

ARUP- Villa Mallorca Copper Staircase

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Designed by Studio Mishin.

Perforated copper panels.

Opens the space as opposed to having a block for a stair case.

Fragile appearance.

Lighting piece.

Romero and vallejo- Ruff Pouf

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Folded. Geometric.

Frei Otto- Munich Olympic Stadium 1972

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PVC- coated polyester. Steel.

Natural light floods through. Open space.




Segmented. Folded felt. Multipurpose material.

Frédérique Breuillé- Inner wandering, dsaa textile design 2012

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Sensory experience.

Textured. Entangled. Tessellated.

Santiago Calatrava- UAE Pavilion 2020


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Inspired by a falcon in flight- inspired by natural form.

Global Exhibition Centre.

Bringing people together.




D.Signers- Urchin Softlight by Molo Studio

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Designed by Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen.

Made from polyethylene which is tear- and water-resistant, UV-stable and anti-static to repel dust.


Has a magnetic join to create an invisible seam.

The structure is asymmetric and has honeycomb geometry which enables it to be flexible and morph into a variety of shapes.

I like how this light is adaptable and is able to take multiple forms. It becomes an interactive and sculptural piece.





Clink Street Tunnel- Architainment Lighting Ltd.


Lynne Maclachan Jewellery


3D printed nylon jewellery, dyed to add colour.

I imagine if light was shone through the structure that there would be some interesting projections.


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