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The Design Stories Colossal Readers Loved Most in 2022 — Colossal


December 7, 2022


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This calendar year on Colossal, we released hundreds of posts across disciplines, and as we search back again at these in the structure earth, we’re acquiring that readers gravitated towards tales about the world’s greatest sheet of chainmail, geometric pastries, and little houses for bees. Be confident to choose a glance at 2022’s top articles or blog posts across art and craft, and examine out our beloved textbooks of the 12 months. You can often get a journey again in time by diving into the Colossal archive.


A still showing a chainmail structure covering a building

A Massive Chainmail Shelter Prevents a Renowned Scottish Mansion from Dissolving in the Rain

English YouTuber and educator Tom Scott visits the premier sheet of chainmail in the environment in a shorter documentary that reveals how the uniquely built mesh structure has become a landmark of sustainability.


A photo of a round cake covered in a vibrant gradient of spheres

Impression © Dinara Kasko

Impeccably Exact Geometries Are Baked into Dinara Kasko’s Bold Cakes and Tarts

Ukrainian pastry chef Dinara Kasko brings a healthful dose of geometry to her meticulously intended cakes.


A photo of a barn with a slice out of the side to allow sky to peek through

Impression © Catie Newell

Reimagining an Iconic Midwestern Construction, Catie Newell Cuts a Slice of Sky Out of a Michigan Barn

Conceived by Detroit-centered architect and educator Catie Newell, this challenge reworks the legendary framework of an growing old farm constructing to allow for mild by an unpredicted aperture.


A still of a two shells in a planter

Graphic courtesy of A24

Creation Designer Liz Toonkel Describes Producing the Adorable Universe Behind the New ‘Marcel the Shell with Sneakers On’

A tiny mollusk with a huge character, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On captivated audiences far more than a 10 years in the past with his quirky antics and endlessly entertaining use of human-sized objects. The adorable character returned this summer months for a feature-length mockumentary with good entire world-setting up by Liz Toonkel.


A photo of a colorful glass structure over a landscape and brick structures

Graphic © Vertical Panorama Pavilion at the Donum Estate (2022), Studio Other Areas, Olafur Eliasson and Sebastian Behmann, by Adam Potts

Olafur Eliasson Layouts a Conical Framework with 832 Vibrant Glass Panels That Replicate Sonoma’s Temperature

A bold, conical composition by artist Olafur Eliasson and architect Sebastian Behmann casts a vibrant kaleidoscope of 24 hues underneath its canopy.


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Picture © Ulf Mejergren and Antti Laitinen

In a Remote Swedish Forest, A Nest of Branches and Hay Encircles a Tree with a Cozy Hideout

In April of this calendar year, Swedish architect and artist Ulf Mejergren and Finnish artist Antti Laitinen gathered fallen branches from a forested area outside of Nykvarn and wove a composition about a tree, making a cozy refuge among the thawing spring landscape.


A photo of a latticed bamboo building that's lit by soft light

Image by Hiroyuki Oki, courtesy of Vo Trong Nghia Architects

42,000 Bamboo Shoots Assemble an Illuminated, Latticed Welcome Heart in Vietnam

The challenge of Vo Trong Nghia Architects, a glowing welcome center of interlaced bamboo stands at the entrance of the resort Grand World Phu Quoc in Vietnam.


A photo of a brick with round holes and a bee hovering in front of it

Graphic © Green&Blue

Very small Holes Drilled into Bricks Provide Miniature Households for Solitary Bees

An innovative creation of Cornwall-dependent Green&Blue, Bee Bricks are developed to create homes for fuzzy, winged bugs.


A photo of a person wearing a costume of shells with grass

Picture © Globe of WearableArt

In the Entire world of WearableArt, 88 Extraordinary Garments Grace the Stage in a Spectacular Overall performance

Every 12 months in Wellington, dozens of extravagant garments explode onto the phase for three months as aspect of the Globe of WearableArt competition.


A photo of a bed in front of a round window

All illustrations or photos © Noritaka Minami

Shots by Noritaka Minami Document the Famed Nakagin Capsule Tower Prior to Demolition

Artist Noritaka Minami documented the icon of Japanese Metabolic process, the Nakagin Capsule Tower, that stood in the Ginza neighborhood of Tokyo from 1972 till it was demolished before this 12 months.


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