We chat with HASSELL’s Xavier de Kestelier who led the team to the final stages of NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge for Mars. As principal and head of design technology and innovation, De Kestelier opens up on the latest digital technologies in the design studio.
Remember Japanese capsule hotels? Although Tokyo is still littered with them, many conjure up a kitsch fad that has passed its heyday. Faced with the task of renovating one, Schemata Architects embraced a no-nonsense retro aesthetic to unite the two activities of sleeping and steaming.
UNStudio is known as an innovator of digital technology with architecture. A recently completed shopping mall in Shanghai by the Dutch studio, Lane 189, offers an opportunity to explore formal complexity and a deep integration of façade and interior space – all inspired by art and science.