Picks of the Week

From a Bamboo village in China, to paper clip towel warmers, recycled chairs, wooden cacti and a colourful school in Spain, these are the VISI team’s picks of the week.

1. Cutting-Edge Bamboo Structures

“The first International Bamboo Architecture Biennale is putting up twelve permanent structures in the small mountain village of Baoxi in China,” says Content Producer Mary Garner. “Twelve different architects from nine countries worked on the Biennale, creating everything from a youth hostel to a ceramic museum with this sturdy, eco-friendly material.”

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2. Wooden Cactus Collection by Urbanmasquerade

“This fun collection of colourful wooden cacti by design studio Urbanmasquerade caught my eye this week,” says Online Editor Lindi Brownell Meiring. “I love that each piece is hand-painted.”

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3. Graffe Electric Towel Warmer

“The Graffe was designed by architects Franca Lucarelli and Bruna Rapisarda,” says Social Media Manager Ashraf Booley. “The cool paper clip design in pops of colour makes it smart, trendy and alternative.”

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4. Colourful Bilbao School

“The exterior of the historic Angeles Custodios school in Bilbao, Spain, was rehabilitated by Foraster Arquitectos,” says Features Editor Amelia Brown. “This follows recent architectural interventions in kindergartens and schools in order to brighten the daily lives of those going to school.”

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5. Benjamin Hubert’s Eco-conscious AXYL Collection

“The AXYL’s design is not just neat and stylish, but it’s been created using waste products from the furniture industry,” says Managing Editor Samantha Charles. “The environmentally friendly upcycled materials include recycled aluminium, wood fibre and nylon, and reclaimed timber.”

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