Ever since artist and dissident, Ai Weiwei, got his passport back from
Chinese authorities, he has wasted no time in traveling the world.
Having been barred from leaving China for the past four years, Ai Weiwei
has been spending time in European countries such as Greece and the UK.
Now, Ai finds himself in Paris completing an installation for high-end
department store Le Bon Marché. The giant installation is called “Er Xi”
(Child’s Play) and is inspired by the Chinese collection of epic tales
entitled Classic of Mountains and Seas. Utilizing a traditional
kite-building technique, Ai’s team has built enormous versions of these
mythical characters, with the main piece being a dragon comprised of
woven bamboo. Check out more photos of the installation on his Instagram, which officially opens on January 16.
Nils Ole Lund, First the Building Then The Site, 1982 / Christo, 42,390 Cubic Feet Package, 1966
Buckminster Fuller, Air Deliverable Theater 140-Foot Diameter, Ford Motor Company, Detroit, Michigan / A Sikorsky Skycrane Making an Aerial Delivery of a Prefabricated Box House by Utility Services Inc., 1967
“This two bedroom guesthouse sits along a ridge in a grove of over 120 coast live oak trees. The building utilizes a small footprint and height to maximize panoramic canyon views while strengthening its connection with the trees below. An existing barn was rehabbed extensively and functions as both a living room and a concert venue for up to eighty guests. The upper floor is clad in fire-resistant wood and has bedrooms at opposite corners of the floating volume.” ~ via Archinect
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