Atelier Li Xinggang, "The Third Space" by Metropolitan Society

Located in the Hebei province of China, design practice Atelier Li Xinggang recently revealed their residential project in Tangshan, East of Beijing. The infrastructure is designed to protect residents from strong exposure to sunlight. With it's two monumental towers angled at a slant, it helps dissipate heat by creating cast shadows, which are accompanied with irregular cantilever balconies to provide further cooling. View more of the project below. 

 
 
 
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Photography by Guangyuan Zhang, Xinggang Li, Peng Sun

Leon Emanuel Blanck F/W17 Editorial by Metropolitan Society

We present to you an editorial by Leon Emanuel Blanck for his F/W 17' collection. 

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Photography: Julian Beekmann

Models: Olivier Weppe, Klaudia Krzeminicky
Art Director: Laura Mahlberg
Light Design: Vincent von Tiedemann, Tim Krumbügel, Max Andor
Hair & Make-up: Laura Rainalter
Postproduction: Rawline
Copyright: Third Picture


All clothing by Leon Emanuel Blanck

Artist Spotlight: Marcelina Roszkwoski by Metropolitan Society

We present to you work by Polish MassArt photography student, Marcelina Roszkowski, showcasing a selective archive of her work. Much of her work is inspired by artists from the likes of Juergen Teller, Petra Collins, Ren Hang, & Amanda Charchian, to name a few. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

View more of her work here.

Desert Interpretation Center: Emilio Marín & Juan Carlos López by Metropolitan Society

Architects Emilio Marín & Juan Carlos López, erect a new public space building in the Atacama Desert of Chile. The project aimed to challenge the contemporary idea of the deserts landscape in relation to architecture, and how they parallel. The building's exterior primarily composed of corten steel, encompassing the tones of the Atacama Desert. The form of the infrastructure is created in different heights and forms, drawing inspiration from the disproportionate landscape of the desert.  The buildings expand outwards from the center, where a patio is located. The centralized patio helps to create a new dimension of oasis and ecosystem. The entity of the space helps draw people in, creating a new sense of intimacy between the infrastructure and its surrounding landscape.


Photography by Pablo Casals Aguirre & Felipe Fontecilla

"Cambridge," A Mini Series by Jerry Perez by Metropolitan Society

From the artist: "A miniature series done on 35mm black and white documenting infrastructure in Cambridge, Massachusetts and it’s process of reconstruction, construction and erecting new windows of opportunity. Each photograph tries to encapsulate the beauty and raw efforts of the building process, and it’s end results."

Photographed and designed by Jerry Perez (Instagram: @_stillloading_)

Museum of Contemporary Art Africa by Heatherwick Studio by Jerry Perez

Heatherwick’s Studio recent project of the Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is reimagined, using an old grain silo complex to bring forth the largest museum for promoting African contemporary art. Located in V&A Waterfront, Capetown, it’s one of South Africa’s biggest industrial city. Heatherwick Studio transformed the silos to capture and show the progressive history of the waterfront from it’s Industrial age to using the museum as a cultural epicenter. MOCAA’s final design holds up to 80 galleries and 6,000 square meters of exhibition space. It’s interior space consists of 9,500 square meter, 9 floors, commercial space and a rooftop garden. View more of the project below. Photography courtesy of Iwan Baan.

NYFW S/S 18 Street Style Recap by Metropolitan Society

We present to you a street style recap of Women's New York Fashion Week. Photography by Jerry Perez 

Seaside Home in Kanagawa by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates by Jerry Perez

Shinichi Ogawa & Associate's, have released their recent project of a windowless facade residential sea side home in the prefecture of Kanagawa-ken, Japan. The sea side home features a cantilever with an infinity pool, facing the Pacific Ocean. The residences street facing facade is made up of three white volumes with a single palm tree to bring a sense of harmony and leisure. What makes the design of the home even more interesting, is the linear format of the floor plan. Each room parallels each other with an uninterrupted view of the sea. View more of the project below, and make sure to check out other projects by Shinichi Ogawa & Associate here. 

Photography courtesy of Shinichi Ogawa & Associates

Cómodo: An Editorial by Jerry Perez by Metropolitan Society

We present to you an in house editorial shot and styled by Jerry Perez. 

From the artist: "Imagine comfort in a new way in fashion practices. I use the word “Cómodo”, Spanish for comfort, to juxtapose the fast paces of the prevailing fashion industry and the pleasures of being home. I invite viewers to see how fashion and comfort may work together. The outfits were styled by me, however the clothing was of the models own. The drape of the fabric, folds to embrace this moment of quiet. Their clothing is loose fitting, meant to wear while relaxing in the place you feel connected to yourself. In this editorial, I challenge the notion that fashion practices need to communicate a fast-pace, aggressive, and stressful attitude towards life. I welcome you to feel the peace expressed by the model in this editorial."

Model: Nazia Perry

Cultural Center by Atelier Fernandez & Serres Architects by Jerry Perez


The city of Vertou in France, welcomes Atelier Fernandez and Serres’ new public center. The project aims to reflect the geography and urban landscape of the city, focusing on the steepness of the roads and the sharp angled roofs that are common in Vertou. The cultural center provides a new public center hub for the city, for multidisciplinary uses. View more of the project below. Photography courtesy of Stéphane Chalmeau.

Hiroshi Sambuichi: ‘Cisternerne’ Installation by Jerry Perez

Japanese architect, Hiroshi Sambuichi, has released his first major international exhibition in Copenhagen. Incorporating forces of nature, derived from his inspiration of natural elements, in which he aggregates to his architectural practice. The entire subterranean space was transformed with vegetation, natural light, and the returning element of water.


Sambuichi also built his own version of the Itsukushima shrine from the island of Miyajima, to compliment and contrast the natural element of water that runs through the reservoir. View more of the installation below. Photography courtesy of Rasmus Hjortshøj

Dover Street Market Opens Singapore Location by Jerry Perez

We present to you, Dover Street Market's, new Singapore location. For those unfamiliar with Dover Street Market; it is a multi-brand store founded by Rei Kawakubo (designer of Comme Des Garçons) and her husband, Adrian Joffe. They currently have 3 locations in; London, Tokyo, New York, and now their 4th location in the Dempsey Hill area of Singapore. As opposed to DSM's other locations where they are vertically built, their new Singapore store is one floor, based off of an old army barrack. The new location will be set to house brands from the likes of Balenciaga, Craig Green, Casey Casey, Gucci, J.W Anderson, Comme Des Garçons and more. Adrian and Rei have formulated Dover Street Market to be a one stop lifestyle destination, for those interested in the design field. 

To visit Dover Street Market Singapore, click here

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Photography courtesy of Club 21

OFIS Architects' Modular House by Jerry Perez

OFIS architects recent compact house project developed from the idea of flexible and adaptable homes that can aptly fit into any terrain. The infrastructures composition is made from timber frames that are reinforced on both sides by plywood boards. The foundation of the houses can either be fixed into the ground by steel anchors, or be removable with concrete cubes. With it’s flexibility to fit into any terrain and climate, it can form to be a single unit, research habitation, stack on top of each other, or used entirely different to the homeowners needs. Check out more of the project below and visit OFIS Architects for more projects and ideas.  

Images by Janez Martincic and OFIS Architects

Elding Oscarson's Skissernas Museum Extension by Jerry Perez

Architecture practice, Elding Oscarson, has released their recent extension project in Sweden of Lund University's Skissernas Museum, incorporating Corten steel. Designed adjacent to the museum's sculpture park, the new extension creates a facade to introduce a new entrance, museum shop and dining area.


From the designer: “The new addition of slightly bent volumes is projecting itself into the existing sculpture park, releasing its grip of the street grid and instead latching on to the diagonal approach through the park.” View more of the project below, and make sure to view more of Elding Oscarson's projects here

Photography by Åke Elson Lindman.

Link to the Skissernas Museum here.

SKF Test Centre by Tchoban Voss Architekten by Jerry Perez

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Tchoban Voss Architects has released their newest project located in Schweinfurt, Germany. The SKF Test Centre is widely known for their highest performance testing for large scale bearings and leading technology pioneers. The testing centre is comprised of conjoined halls that are unequal in height to serve different purposes. The largest volume hall is used for it’s large scale testing, while the smaller hall is mainly used for offices, workshops, storage and technical functions. The infrastructures exterior is composed of reinforced concrete columns, slabs, and sleeve foundation with its façade made primarily of reflective white aluminum panels. See more of the project below.

Architects: Tchoban Voss Architekten

Location: Sven-Wingquist-Straße 6, 97424 Schweinfurt, Germany

Photography: Hans-Jürgen Landes

part/WHOLE Collection I "Hands of Man" Lookbook by Metropolitan Society

The first collection from part/WHOLE features a range of long sleeve shirts and hoodies with inspiration drawn from Neoclassical architecture and artwork, as well as religious symbolism and sculpture. The collection hints at at a number of different idea deriving from Realism to the work of Jacques-Louis David. 

From the Designer: "The Hands of Man collection is a series of case studies and explorations into the symbolism and implied meaning behind hand gestures and movement within religious contexts as well as with anatomical representation throughout the history of European artwork. The part/WHOLE lens intends to “zoom-in” and abstract a piece of something that is often found within a larger situation or context. The graphics put a framework around a specific moment in time and allow the viewer to “complete” the image."

Now available on the e-shop.

Grândola Meeting Center by Aires Mateus by Jerry Perez

The Grandola Meeting Center located in Grandola, Portugal; is a prime example of utilizing design principles such as negative space, form, and proportions to create an interactive space. Used primarily for large or small event gatherings, the space benefits with it's geometric ceiling design, receding back to optimize use of space, without having to sacrifice practicality. See the rest of the project below.

 

Architects: Aires Mateus

Location: 7570 Grândola, Portugal

Project Year: 2016

Photographs: Nelson Garrido

House MP by SALWORK Architects by Jerry Perez

SALWORKS Architects' recent residential design of House MP in Ponta Delgada, Portugal, is conveniently located between the cities urban and rural area. The site was designed to work around the natural development of Portugal's Mediterranean climate regions and landscape. Allowing natural light to pass through from both the south and west sections of the home. The attic also serves purpose of allowing natural light in to the atelier, and overseeing the homes 2 patios. Check out the images below and visit SALWORKS to see more of the project.

Architects: SALWORKS

Location: Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Architect in Charge: Rui Sabino de Sousa

Project Year: 2013

Manufacturers: Cosentino, Saint Gobain, Technal, CIN, Revigres, Cinca

Photography courtesy of SALWORKS Architects

 

Studio LOOP 'Plug' House: Japan by Jerry Perez

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Studio LOOP in Japan has released their recent residential project in Gunma, Japan. Designed for a small family, the structure is composed of two levels with three corners sliced at one section to reduce budget expenses and to bring forth a compelling composition to the overall design. Studio LOOP also focused on natural lighting, by balancing the interaction between people and space, bringing harmony to the home. Check out the images below of the project.

Design by:  Studio LOOP

Structure: Hasegawa Daisuke

Structural Plan: Daisuke Hasegawa, Mayumi Yasuda

Construction of Sekiguchi | Eiichi Sekiguchi Hideaki Sekigi

Photography: Kai Nakamura

Carol Tam's 35mm Photo Series of Dubai by Metropolitan Society

Carol Tam's recent photo series gives us an insight into her artistic lens through imagery of clean architectural lines and forms, drapery. light and shadow, nature and more in this unique photo series of Dubai.