AMAZING Interview with Rafiq Azam

Rafiq Azam tells Floornature that he came to architecture via painting, still an important component of his philosophy of design. His work takes form when he is completely immersed in the spirit of a place to the point that he falls in love with it. His studio, Shatotto Architecture for green living, is based in Dhaka and works primarily in Bangladesh, where there is an urgent need for greenery in the city.


Versailles: A Portal to another World?

Photographer Jean Francois Rauzier says he waited 25 years for digital technology to arrive and what you’re looking at is his incredible work using a technique that he calls, the Hyperphoto.

Jean Francois can take up to five thousand photographs of a single place from all angles; close-ups, panoramas; and then piece by piece reconstructs the picture into a kaleidoscope version of reality. The result of his imagination and skill is something ultimately complex and absolutely magical.


Vertical Village

The Rotterdam-based architecture firm MVRDV – well-known for their radical architectural designs in which the built result closely resembles their bold architectural diagrams – has unveiled an equally daring furniture range during this year’s Milan Design Week, inspired by their research into densification of Asia’s rising megacities.