Design is created from the urge of wanting more natural interaction in the surrounded environment. 'Alive' is inspired by water - the foundation and source of all life. Once Marcele Kuliesiute crossed the biophilic design definition, she tried to apply the aspects of it to the design. It says that rhythm or movement, perceived in nature, creates a strong impression and a positive impact on the people. The designer created 'Alive' for public interiors, offices, and other public spaces, to provide the vitality of the environment and to remind of and nurture Mother Nature.
Inspired by profound feelings towards nature and experience as an architect, Lee Chi focuses on the creation of unique botanical art installations. By reflecting upon the nature of art and researching creative techniques, Lee transforms life events into formalized artworks. The theme of this series of works is to investigate the nature of materials and how materials can be reconstructed by the aesthetic system and new perspective. Lee also believes that the redefinition and reconstruction of plants and other artificial materials may make natural landscape have an emotional impact on people.
As a child, Pang Swee Tuan loved visiting the beach. Memories of these happy moments have always stayed firmly with him. Inspired by the intricate details on corals, he created the series "Coral - Rhythm of the Seas", to commemorate the wonderful times of his childhood. Coral-inspired, this teapot has a single handle that effectively encompasses handling the teapot from all directions (overhead, left or right) and is inclusive of the myriad of ways different cultures handle a teapot.
Dachuan lane of Chengdu, West Bank of Jinjiang River, is a historical street linking the ruins of Chengdu East Gate City wall. In the project, the archway of Dachuan Lane in the history was rebuilt by the old way in the original street, and the story of this street was told by the street art installation. The intervention of art installation is a kind of media for the continuation and transmission of stories. It not only reproduces the traces of historical streets and lanes that have been demolished, but also provides a kind of temperature of urban memory for the new streets and lanes.
The nonfunctioning water tower has been decided by the Workshop management to reconstruct to become a climbing wall. Being the highest point around it is well visible outside the Workshop. It has the scenic view on Senezh lake, Workshop territory and pine forest around. Upon completion of their studies students participate in a ceremonial climbing to the very top of the tower being an observation point. Spiral movement around the tower is a symbol of experience gaining process. And the highest point is a symbol of life experience that is eventually transforms into the stone of wisdom.
Xi'an is located at the starting place of the Great Silk Road. In the creative research process of art, they combines the modern nature of the Xi'an W hotel brand, Xi'an's special history and culture, and the wonderful art stories of the Tang Dynasty. Pop combined with graffiti art become the artistic expression of W hotel which had a profound impact.