Moshe Safdie’s ArtScience Museum is a part of the lavish Marina Bay Sands complex in Singapore. It’s the first building in Singapore to be constructed using Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) – a material regularly used in the manufacture of high-performance racing yachts. Photo by Nina Papiorek.
The design of the Museum takes the form of an open lotus flower and aims to capture ‘Safdie’s philosophy that art and science together can excite and inform visitors in a new way’.
The form is grounded on a circular base with ten individual finger-like projections extending outwards with skylights in the ‘fingertips’. With the tallest ‘finger’ standing 60m from the ground, the 4,800 sq m facility comprises a vast array of uniquely curved interior spaces.
In the centre of the ten projections is a dish-style roofing system which channels rainwater into a central cylindrical waterfall and reflection pool. Some of this water is then reused in the Museum’s restrooms as part of Singapore’s Green Mark programme.
Danger Diabolik (1968) was an Italian-French action movie directed by Mario Bava, based on the Italian comic character Diabolik.
Check out the clip from the movie above featuring a gorgeous white E-type, essential sixties blonde accomplice and totally shagadelic man-cave, to the evocative sounds of “Deep Down” by soundtrack composer, Ennio Morricone.
Isamu Noguchi‘s playground equipment designs were criticized on the grounds they were too dangerous. These models were developed as part of a design for a playground to be constructed in Hawaii, but remained unrealized.
Unfinished concrete surfaces and wire-fencing balustrades give an industrial aesthetic to the interiors of this apartment building in Lausanne, Switzerland, by local studio Personeni Raffaele Schärer Architect.