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Listed by all the architecture sites as the most interesting installation, and without a doubt the most viral: Floating Piers, the artwork by Christo and Jeanne-Claude on Lake Iseo was the big “hype” of summer, not just in Italy but elsewhere too, if the massive numbers of photos circulating on the web are anything to go by. This temporary land art creation will live forever, not on the Lake but because its image will continue to appear and reappear.
Our readers also enjoyed Dodo Café, an exclusive venue in the historical centre of Querétaro, Mexico designed by Mexican architecture firm Red Arquitectos led by Susana López González. A cosy ambience and diffused lighting do great justice to the old maps hanging on the dark wood walls and the bespoke glass lampshades where you can spend quality time with friends while sipping on excellent cocktails or coffee. http://www.floornature.com/blog/dodo-cafandeacute-bar-by-red-arquitectos-11400/
Our interview with Jacob van Rijs, co-founder of MVRDV together with Winy Maas and Nathalie de Vries also garnered plenty of interest. We talked about the design competition for the "Flagship Factory", the new headquarters of San Pellegrino that will be decided in January 2017, about India and about designing for communities, about creativity and about the importance of communicating architecture on the web.
The HOME BACK HOME project by Spanish firm ENORME Studio and Ana Mombiedro gives a joyful, concrete response to a rather common problem: coming back to live in your family home and finding a place for yourself there. It happens, not just to students who have been studying abroad, but also for economic reasons. We really appreciated the design response here.
Last but not least, a home that our readers really appreciated. With an exotic flair, the Mangosteen Mansion in Myanmar by French interior designer and architect Patrick Robert offers really welcoming interiors in addition to a garden that presents as a lush paradise, showing off all the plants of Myanmar.
Floating Piers - Gianluca Giordano
Dodo Café - Armando Ascorve
MVRDV - courtesy of MVRDV
Enorme Studio - Javier de Paz García
Magosteen Mansion - Ken Schluchtmann diephotodesigner.de