5 Unconventional Venues Invite Inventive Installations

These five unique installationsfrom Beijing to Israelshow off unconventional styles and destinations. 

Photography by Jin Weiqi.

Firm: Archstudio

Project: Hillside Dwelling, New Everbright Center ArtPark9, Beijing

Standout: Begging to be climbed, a hill of cork planks is laid on top of a welded steel structure to evoke early man’s cave dwellings as a precursor to an exhibition on future interiors.

Photography by Daisuke Shima.

Firm: Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design

Project: 1000 Color Waves, Imabari City, Japan

Standout: As part of an exhibit celebrating the shipbuilding city’s renowned textile dying tech­nologies, 1,002 seats in Kenzo¯ Tange’s Imabari City Public Hall were upholstered in sail canvas
in a gradient of 1,000 distinct colors for three days of events.

Photography by Elad Sarig.

Firm: Snarkitecture

Project: Hall of Broken Mirrors, Holon, Israel

Standout: Part of “The Conversation Show” exhibition at the
Design Museum Holon, visitors can step through a series of mirrorlike cutouts made from varnished polyurethane foam, their jagged edges rough-hewn by hand for a finish that’s soft to the touch.

Photography by BoysPlayNice.

Firm: Kolmo

Project: Memory of a Nation, Prague

Standout: Images of key events from the former Czechoslovakia’s history are projected using 3-D video and sound-mapping in a suitably historic venue: the ruins beneath the city’s monument to Joseph Stalin, which was demolished in 1962.

Photography by Roland Halbe.

Firm: Universität Stuttgart Institute for 
Computational Design and Construction and Institute of Building Structures 
and Structural Design

Project: Urbach Tower, Germany

Standout: The curvature of the 45-foot-tall permanent hikers landmark is derived from an innovative air-drying process used to naturally shape larch, which, here, was left untreated to weather over time.

Keep scrolling to view more images from the projects >

Hillside Dwelling by Archstudio. Photography by Jin Weiqi.
Hillside Dwelling by Archstudio. Photography by Jin Weiqi.
Hillside Dwelling by Archstudio. Photography by Jin Weiqi.
1000 Color Waves by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design. Photography by Daisuke Shima.
1000 Color Waves by Emmanuelle Moureaux Architecture + Design. Photography by Daisuke Shima.
Memory of a Nation by Kolmo. Photography by BoysPlayNice.
Urbach Tower by Universität Stuttgart Institute for Computational Design and Construction and Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design. Photography by Roland Halbe.
Urbach Tower by Universität Stuttgart Institute for Computational Design and Construction and Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design. Photography by Roland Halbe.

> See more from the August 2019 issue of Interior Design

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