Hard maple is an abundant species from the American hardwood forest which is widely underused. The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) are endeavouring to recognise hard maple’s true potential in design, particularly as a link between the home and the natural world.
EDEN eschews the shiny, enclosed tower typology of high-end housing in favour of a more humanistic approach that celebrates Singapore’s tropical setting.
Digital design and fabrication methods can generate new forms that we’d have never otherwise imagined. But will there be something missing if human minds and hands are expelled from the process?
Elana Castle wakes up to a sweeping views of Cape Town’s verdant mountain-scape and Waterfront precinct from the innards of an historic grain silo, thanks to an ingenious architectural transformation by Heatherwick Studio.
How a decommissioned grain silo became Africa’s largest museum of contemporary art. Elana Castle interviews project architect Stepan Martinovsky from Heatherwick Studio about the radical transformation.