Today we’re talking about one of the top locations whenever Milan Design Week comes around: we’re talking about the 5vie district, known as a cultural stronghold in the heart of Milan. In this article, we’re pretty much talking about one of the oldest but also emerging districts of Milan. Named after […]
The recently deceased Alessandro Mendini was without a doubt a key figure in Italian architecture, design, and illustration. Born in Milan in 1931 Mendini has left us with an everlasting influence that will continue to inspire many artists worldwide. Mendini had an intense and influential 60-year career, being a key figure in […]
One of Zaha Hadid’s projects in her masterplan concept for Dubai is this spectacular building. But it is only one of the several unique buildings Zara Hadid and her team are designing for the new business bay.
The Opus includes two structures combined as a united mass, in the form of a “eroded cube”, with a free-form void in the middle which cuts through the structure and creates the feeling of an organic happening, going beyond the boundaries of the structure.
Reflective pixelated striations are applied on to the glass facade to provide a degree of reflectivity and materiality to the cube. While the cube appears full in day time and the void as empty, the night time perception would be one of opposites, where the cube appears dark and dematerialized, while the void could be activated with light, visible form a great distance.
Source: Zaha Hadid Architects