Obayashi Corporation, with its history of around 120 years, is one of the world’s leading construction contractors and Japan’s leading listed companies. Leveraging its core competence, technology, it provides construction services and such construction related services as engineering and urban development.
As part of a resort development, the first prize proposal for Sanya Block 5 by NL Architects consists of 8 blocks of 6 stories on top of a ground floor with restaurants, bars and retail. Located in the Hainan Province and the southernmost city in China, Sanya is well known for its tropical climate and popular tourist destination.
soma is an Austrian practice founded in 2007 by four partners. soma engages architecture as an ongoing inquiry and speculative experimentation. The studio’s field of activities ranges from the development of contemporary design strategies and innovative implementation methods to theoretical research.
Swedish designer Ola Gillgren has created the Big Basket chair. The idea comes from the old basketwicking techniques. “I wanted to make the construction part of the esthetics, and make every part of the chair visible.”