Modern Architecture: Winding Spine Mall (10 photos)

There certainly isn’t a shortage of shapes and sizes in this shopping mall designed by Ron Arad Architects. Located near Santiago Calatrava’s high speed rail station in Lige, Belgium, “Mdiacit” has a 1150 foot (350 meter) long winding spine that connects two mall buildings together. Constructed from a complex network of steel roof ribs that undulate and arch over the mall's main pathway, the mall's spine gets natural sunlight through a translucent material. At the end of the building, the roof curves down and transforms into the facade of the building, which also serves as a rain screen.

Mdiacit Ron Arad via [archdaily], [inhabitat]






November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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