Designed by planning consultant Peter Wyss, the 125-metre-long walkway is one of the world’s longest curved suspension bridges, and is located at the peak of Gunung Mat Chinchang on Pulau Langkawi island.
A total of just eight steel cables support the structure, extending out from a single 82-metre-high pylon.
The pedestrian deck curves around this pylon. At each end, the walkway widens to create a triangular platform offering visitors panoramic views out across the treetops.
At present, the only feasible way to reach the bridge is to ride a cable car up the mountain, then take a 20-minute uphill trek through the jungle. But a cable railway is under construction to make it more accessible.
The building was designed by de Portzamparc for a corner plot in the luxury Gangnam shopping district, and also includes a gallery and cafe. It stands on the thoroughfare as the Leong Leong-designed 3.1 Phillip Lim store, and nearby the Paul Smith and Acne branches.
The sculptural white fibreglass panels, each measuring 20 metres tall, gently undulate in an attempt to depict the fluid movement of clothing created in Dior’s Haute Couture Atelier in Paris.
Some panels curl around the side of the building, while others part over the entrance to create an arched opening to the six-storey store, which sells both Dior mens and womenswear lines as well as accessories.
“I wanted the building to represent Dior and to reflect Christian Dior’s work. So I wanted the surfaces to flow, like the couturier’s soft, woven white cotton fabric,” explained de Portzamparc.
“These surfaces, which soar into the sky and undulate as if in motion, crossed by a few lines, are made from long moulded fibreglass shells, fitted together with aircraft precision.”
“In Seoul, where the quadrangular buildings align with the avenue, and which are all occupied by leading international fashion labels, the building stands out like a large sculptural tribute to Dior, inviting everyone to step inside.”
The panels were formed over giant wooden moulds and laid over a metal framework to create the shopfront. An inner layer of perforated anodised aluminium panels overlap above the glass doorway, creating an arched opening.
“The entrance, where two shells come together, is a sort of modern lancet arch, in which two metal mesh surfaces cross in line with the clothing metaphor,” said the architect.
A glazed cafe serving typically French fare in the form of macarons and pastries by confectionist Pierre Hermé is concealed behind wavy fibreglass balustrades at the top of the six-storey building.
Peter Marino designed the interior, which features monochrome tiled floors, mirrored walls and fabric draped candlers.
Slivers of glass inserted in the joins between panels help to naturally light the shop floors. The luxuriously glossy interiors are paired with contemporary artwork and furnishings, including Innerblow glass benches by Japanese design brand Nendo.
Peter Yang has photographed plenty of celebrities for clients like Esquire, GQ, and The New York Instances Journal, but he was anxious when he had to shoot the stars of the celebrated Tv set drama “Breaking Undesirable” for Rolling Stone.
“It was a constant marathon of focus,” states Peter Hapak. The Director of Images at Variety, Bailey Franklin, experienced named him up and questioned if, for his very first assignment for the weekly leisure publication, he would be fascinated in photographing 56 actors in two times. “I mentioned of system,” he tells American Image.
Automotive designer Peter Stevens – he drew the McLaren F1 – posts weekly on Facebook, and his most recent update is an essay inquiring what is the point of idea automobiles. He commences with Norman Melancton Bel Geddes’ 1933 Motorcar No. 9 and performs his way via to the 1993 Porsche Boxster idea.Proceed studying What is the point of concept cars? Designer Peter Stevens weighs in
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