8 Pixels Design Blog

8 Pixels Design Blog featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Cliff House

This is a fishing cabin with a mountain view, on the bank of Heaven River (‘Tenkawa’ in Japanese). Made of reinforced concrete, the shape is a simple tube, six meters long. The roadside end of the tube is counterweighted and anchored deep in the ground, so that it extends horizontally from the bank and hangs out over the water. The design is simple, the interior is spacious, and the riverside deck is open to the sky, the mountains and the river. Built below the road level, only the roof of the cabin is visible, from the roadside, so the construction does not block the view.

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Paper Flight

This kinetic art object highlights all the possibilities that a great materiality provides to graphic design. The creative challenge consisted in designing a visual scenario of delicate finishes. Each flight, seeks to break with the static and bi-dimensional condition of the impression, presenting itself as birds in full flight, through the aesthetics of the movement that occurs when sliding the inner sheets under the paper screen of the cover stimulating the eye through simple visual effects.

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Jiangshan Fishing Village

This project is a human-oriented preservation and renovation practice of a small village, aiming to meet the basic needs of modern cultural life for the residents. The first phase of the Jiangshan Fishing Village Renewal Plan consists of two parts, namely the renovation of the vacant old homes and the construction of rural public facilities. The design retains the external appearance of the rare old houses with the maximum degree in this village, hoping to emphasize the importance of regional characteristics and cultural heritage.

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Love and Blind

“Visually impaired people” are not completely blind. They are individuals who still have ideas, dreams, and still want to accomplish goals with the strength of their hands. The SPARKLY design concept is based on love and environmental protection expressed in the theme “LOVE & BLIND (love is not blind).”The design takes the ubiquitous Snellen eye test chart as its point of departure. For the product packaging material selected boxes made from recycled cardboard, the size of a stationery box. Consumers can keep the packaging for future reuse, adding another eco-friendly touch.

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Various Stars

Chongqing Xinhua Sincere Center Sales Office can be described as a combination of contemporary aesthetic and artistic interests. How to match the macro orientation of its comprehensive commercial body is the core of the design. Designer creatively introduce interconnect thinking and integrate luxury shopping scenes to present an unparalleled spatial experience.

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One Year Project

“One year project” as the name indicates “move with times” which means that it took entire one year to experience the whole process such as tree cutting, sawing, fabrication, and assembling together with nature.The structure design is impressive that steel posts are standing from the local Inawashiro volcanic rocks directly used for isolated footings which protect it from 2m-high snow load in winter. Various angles of posts are just like the trees in this forest which implies that it's a new start to build a new relationship with nature to borrow instead of to take.

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