People write plans on calendar. That’s why many calendars leave space for writing. But it’s boring. That’s why you only do it on the first 2-3 days every year:
1 January: Change myself this year
2 January: Must write down my plan everyday
Granted Calendar is not calendar. Calendar tells people today is Friday, April has 30 days and 5th is Saturday. Granted Calendar goes deeper, unveiling the underlying patterns of time that nobody has ever seen. These hidden messages could possibly assist you on study, career, thinking, relationship, and almost any human activity. In a word, smart people follow Granted Calendar.
Granted Calendar granted us to do trend-watching of any given week, month, and year. From January to May of 2017, we have tried to predict what would happen in each month by looking carefully at Granted Calendar. Continue reading Monthly Trend-watching by Granted Calendar
In his 30s, our artist friend CK asked us to design his apartment. In our near 30s, together with his new media studio, we did an illuminated tower in Wuhan. Surely, at the beginning, nobody knew there would be a tower. Continue reading The Tower
We met Bach when we were about to leave Milan in October last year. We were selling our no-need-anymore stuffs. She came to our place to take a tent in a morning. We talked a little while and agreed to arrange another time to talk longer. She then went on her one day trip to somewhere. We soon left Milan, into the mountain.
Several months later, we were told that she had got a place in Corso Porta Ticinese in Milan, an undoubted popular spot pretty near city center. It was a great step forward for Bach from running online business to having a real shop in such a place. We were quite happy when she asked us to be her consultants on interior design. Moreover, Mi, who studied industrial design in school and works in a famous Milanese styling company joined us.
Composed by Bach (interactive design), Bach’s boyfriend Yuan (automobile design), Mi (product & styling design) and we two (architecture), a multi-disciplined team was formed. Continue reading Bach Shop
The green cycle path that runs through the heart of Thyssen-Krupp Steel’s large industrial site offers visitors a chance to pass through a monumental industrial landscape. Still in operation, 24 hours a day, here one is lost in time and adrift in history. Continue reading Landstrich
Cai Kai is a new media artist but quite familiar with design, since he used to earn his life by doing “day job” in design companies. Now, with the other partners, he opened his own firm: Network Party. Continue reading The Chosen Wall: Studio Network Party
Thanks to the big window facing east, our bedroom is filled with sunshine from early morning till noon in clear days. During the period of not being too cold, say from late spring to early autumn, we would open the window and let our pillows sunbathe there. Continue reading Instant Holiday
In front of the building we live, there are three trees, standing in snow. We collected some snow and made a pot for the smallest one. Then it stood in a pot but not snow. Continue reading Tree Pot
Castagneti is the name of the street where we live. We’ve been here for more than 4 years. This project was done two months after newly settling in the area, during the Christmas period of 2013. Continue reading Auguri, Via Castagneti!
In limited time of site survey, architects collect information by observing, taking notes, sketching, photographing, taking video, talking to locals etc.. When they are back in office, they make sense out of them, giving birth to report, diagram and site model. By then, the whole team can get a good understanding of the site especially by look at the site model talking about the site, away from site. Continue reading Rooming a Space
Elaine W. Ho went to Hong Kong for two weeks and left the work-live space of HomeShop on Xiaojingchang Hutong to Tao. As an exchange, Tao was asked to make the residency term a means “to finish a project here”. His architecture internship at the firm Limited Design consisted of working from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays including the commute, which meant that only sleeping hours were spent at HomeShop. As it happened, this project was inspired by just such a relationship between time and space. Continue reading Temp Space & Time-plot Ratio
We made Cold to celebrate Yoko’s birthday. Yoko had been thinking for having a pinwheel for a long time. Therefore we decided to DIY some and put them together in a meaningful way.
It was just another autumn-like summer day in Valsassina, wet and chilly. A trembling character came into our mind. It was 冷 (lĕng), a Chinese character meaning cold in English. We made it out of pinwheels and put on the wall where strong wind arrives. In this way it materialized man’s sensation of ‘cold’ in an interactive way, and at the same time make the room even colder… Continue reading Cold