3–Holiday Moods

Editorial 3—Holiday Moods

‘Tis the season for different moods—and the designs and architectures that help create them. From dusting off the traditional ornaments to sipping hot cocoa from that designer mug, from embracing crowded tourist cities to escaping to snowed-in cabins, each element involved tells the story of a certain state of mind. Our third editorial explores these different feelings, focusing on questions related to getting away and getting in the spirit. Through the FestiveNESS Advent Calendar, we take an eclectic look at design, compiling a series of playful objects and ideas that add some cheerfulness to the holiday scroll. Alongside critical questions on building for tourism, travel, and unwinding, this holiday period is explored in its many facets.
House of Wine by CHYBIK + KRISTOF Architects & Urban Designers Ph. Laurian Ghinitoiu

Architectural Treasures: House of Wine by CHYBIK + KRISTOF Architects & Urban Designers

This wine bar rethinks renovation and acts as a witness to the region’s multifaceted architectural history.

RUNDHERUM by mia2/ARCHITEKTUR ZT KG Ph. Kurt Hoerbst

From Inside Out: RUNDHERUM by mia2/ARCHITEKTUR ZT KG

Located in an Austrian forest, this renovation uses the existing structure as the programmatic core and combines it with a panoramic external layer.

Casa do Monte by Leopold Banchini Architects and Daniel Zamarbide Ph. Leopold Banchini Architects

Fluent Living: Casa do Monte by Leopold Banchini Architects and Daniel Zamarbide

In a historical enclave in Lisbon, this renovation features maximum material austerity and an atypical formal game.

Coffee shop in Strasbourg by Dominique Coulon & associés ©Eugeni Pons

Geometric Serenity: Coffee shop in Strasbourg by Dominique Coulon & associés

This small but distinguished coffee shop is a bright and attractive space with geometric curves.

Kaggeboda by AndrénFogelström and KolmanBoye Ph. James Silverman photography

Connected Through the Outside: Kaggeboda by AndrénFogelström and KolmanBoye

A small house located in the forest of the Stockholm Archipelago with three cabins and a diversity of outdoor spaces.

KUBE by OMA © Kevin Mak, Courtesy of OMA

Spontaneous Encounters: KUBE by OMA

KUBE at K11 MUSEA is an installation designed to create a distinctive and intimate place for encounters in Hong Kong.

Calera del Rey House, 2015. Ph. Federico Cairoli. Courtesy of Gualano + Gualano arquitectos

Poetry and scales. Managing Scales between the Territory and the Project.

Four projects by Uruguayan architects Gualano + Gualano.

Red house by EXTRASTUDIO Ph. Fernando Guerra | FG+SG

Old and New Mortars Meet: Red House by EXTRASTUDIO

A conversion of a former winery into a single-family house.

Beijing Daxing International Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects © Hufton+Crow

A New Connection Point: Beijing Daxing International Airport by Zaha Hadid Architects

Located on the outskirts of Beijing, this is an efficient passenger terminal that is ready for future growth.

Courtesy Wrappy Paper

Gift Giving Inside-Out: Wrappy Paper

Wrapping up our calendar is this eco-friendly and quirkily designed gift wrap.

PillowPillow by Schimmel & Schweikle. Courtesy Schimmel & Schweikle

Digital Aesthetics: PillowPillow by Schimmel & Schweikle

These designs balance between the archetypal and the organic and are created with a 3D software.

New Primitives by Bram Vanderbeke 2019 Inside/Outside Expo ©FranziskaKrieck

Present-Day Relics: New Primitives by Bram Vanderbeke

These sculptures explore architectural constructions and the Anthropocene.

Fold-by-number Napkins by Julia Lindpaintner

Small Gestures: Fold-by-Number Cloth Napkins by Julia Lindpaintner for the MoMA Design Store

These playful napkins encourage a return to the reusable for everyday dining.

Textured Imaginations: Material Exploration by Vincent Schwenk and Vitaly Grossmann for Imat-uve

Texturized: Material Exploration by Vitaly Grossmann and Vincent Schwenk for Imat-uve

These textures explore the limits between reality and abstraction.

Passages of Light by James Turrell Ph. Florian Holzerr

Powerful Effects: Passages of Light by James Turrell

Day 18 brings a powerful and emotional experience of light.

Flowing Water, Standing Time by Ying Gao Ph. Malina Corpadean

Mirror Effect: Flowing Water, Standing Time by Ying Gao

Day 17 brings robotic garments that react to the chromatic spectrum.

Design by Olivier Bacin (LABO) for David Lange , pictures by VIA , le French design

Levitating Lines: Formes du Vent by Olivier Bacin of LABO Architecture

These practical designs take the sand dunes formed by the wind as inspiration.

Feeling Shell by Hye Seomoon

Cocoon Time: Feeling Shell by Hye Seomoon

This cradle for adults brings a bit of comfort to our hectic lifestyles.

Perturbation by Gaëtan Didier, Derudet, and Ausseresse Jonathan

Expert Traces: Perturbation by Gaëtan Didier, Derudet, and Ausseresse Jonathan

This object is an exploration of expert material handiwork.

BTM Ceramics by Philipp Schenk-Mischke

DIY Deformations: BTM Ceramics by Philipp Schenk-Mischke

These ceramics are deformed through the reappropriation of an object from the fitness industry.

OooOoO a Skatepark by Koo Jeong A Ph. Gianluca Di Ioia

Playing Again: OooOoO by Koo Jeong A

The playful side of design abounds in this site-specific installation created for Trienniale Milan.

Spread from X-Ray Architecture by Beatrice Colomina

Books for Architects and Designers

A curated list of to read while on vacation or to give as gifts.

Chabanel II Collection by Foraine by Atelier Barda

Brutalist Imperfections: Chabanel II Collection by Foraine by Atelier Barda

This brutalist-inspired design explores material imperfection and minimal lines.

A Portable Territory by Urtzi Grau & Guillermo Fernández-Abascal (GFA) with Charlotte Haywood

No Occupation: A Portable Territory by Urtzi Grau & Guillermo Fernández-Abascal with Charlotte Haywood

Day 10 is a portable and temporary Jewish structure built in Australia on Aboriginal land that raises important questions.

Ceramic Sculptural Forms by Shozo Michikawa

Encapsulated Time: Ceramic Sculptural Forms by Shozo Michikawa

These ceramic sculptures are a contemporary take on the tradition of pottery in Japan.

Courtesy of Friedman Benda and Daniel Arsham. Ph. by Daniel Kukla

Distorted Futures: Daniel Arsham for Friedman Benda

In this FestiveNESS pick, Daniel Arsham builds a kunstkammer and reimagines classic archetypes.

Courtesy Designers On Holiday

Collective Making: Designers On Holiday

A design-filled creative retreat to collaborate and build structures for camping and relaxing.

Sharing the Energy: Sammanlänkad by Little Sun, Olafur Eliasson, and Ikea

Our sixth pick is a gadget that harnesses the power of the sun and promotes the sustainable.

Un voyage, pas une destination (A journey, not a destination) Nicolas Dorval-Bory Architectes + VORBOT (Sammy Vormus, and Clément Talbot) in Hotel Metropole

Futuring Hotels in the Exhibition “Hotel Metropolis – Since 1818”

The exhibition at Pavillon de l’Arsenal imagines and defines the Parisian hotel.

XMAS Donuts by Studio Sabine Marcelis

Waste Not: XMAS Donuts by Studio Sabine Marcelis

These limited-edition ornaments are made from unused liquid resin.

Future Chocolates by Jisun Kim

Insect Aesthetic: Future Chocolates by Jisun Kim

Day four brings a chocolate that includes a very special ingredient.

Astral Bodies by Enorme Studio Ph. Ph. Javier de Paz García

Material Cuts: Astral Bodies by ENORME Studio

The third FestiveNESS item explores the materiality of meteorites.

Project Ö by Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki Ph. Archmospheres

Compact Island Living: Project Ö by Aleksi Hautamaki and Milla Selkimaki

A graphic designer and a spatial designer built a cabin, a sauna, and a workshop on a private Swedish island.

The Sainte Collection Ph. by Arseni Khamzin for Lambert & Fils © November 2019

A Sleek Suspension: The Sainte Collection by Lambert & Fils in Collaboration with Rachel Bussin

The second item in our FestiveNESS Design Advent Calendar is a scalable lamp that dialogs with gravity.

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Homage by Objects of Common Interest Ph. Stefanos Tsakiris

FestiveNESS. A Design Advent Calendar

A daily celebration of an eclectic mix of design objects and ideas.

Homage by Objects of Common Interest Ph. Stefanos Tsakiris

The Plastic Monobloc Chair Sets its Own Stage: Homage by Objects of Common Interest

First up in our advent calendar is a performative look at a cultural and flexible plastic chair by Objects of Common Interest.