Nicolas Feldmeyer Portico by Nick Rochowski
Swiss architect/artist Nicolas Feldmeyer reimagines historic buildings by creating ephemeral installations which work and play with the details of the structure; a superb example of which is his wrapped portico seen here at the University College London earlier this year. Beautiful to see such an arresting installation in such a simple, elegant form.
Commissioned by the local government to regenerate the national railway, a group of young Ecuadorean architects turns a former freight car into a travelling cultural incubator.
The Vagón del Saber is designed to function as a cultural incubator in the towns it stops at. Having no precise functional programme, it can host music/theatrical events or educational experiences for the local communities. Basically, the Vagón del Saber must adapt to any function its owner may require. At the same time, it forms part of a regeneration plan for the Ecuadorean railway system promoted by the local government.
Before the first dot………….. | Yayoi Kusama’s ‘The obliteration room’ (2011)
This space has been transformed into a series of domestic—style rooms, reminiscent of the average Australian home, filled with furniture and objects painted entirely white. This functions as a blank canvas that becomes ‘obliterated’ over the course of the exhibition through the application of brightly coloured dot stickers.
This series of images shows ‘The obliteration room‘ in its pristine state before the exhibition opened, along with the application of the very first dot stickers.
Naoya Matsumoto (via Yoshi Bar | a pop-up bar constructed with reed grass | Spoon & Tamago)