New Ideas in Design
• NID= nest in French
• NID is a lab, think tank launching pad and spring board for new Ideas, concepts,
techniques and mediums, geared towards the design community and public at
large. It will feature, exhibit, showcase new and upcoming design students,
designers, established guest speakers, such as architects and well known designers,
while the main dominant focal point on sustainability through the beauty of
design. A good companion for design institutions and students.
Need for NID
• Launch pad for fledgling designers.
• Think tank and experimental lab for sustainable designs
• New design idea development
• Promotion of sustainable products, practices, services and application through the
beauty of design.
• Positive psychological benefits for fledging, new designers through exposure and
new developments. Raised self confidence and moral to persevere.
NID will hold sustainable thematic competitions mainly for design students or
recently graduated design students. Some competitions and exhibitions will be
open to the public. These works will be later on exposed in the gallery with sales
option on a shared percentage commission basis.
Workshops will be held and given by invited guest speakers, established
professionals, and companies promoting new green technologies, products and
services. Some of these companies will be the sponsors for the design challenge
competitions. These workshops will be open to the design community and
public at large. This will make a good complement to design school & programs.
Characteristics of the shell
•Natures organic architectural structure
•Interconnecting open spaced chambers through morphing lines
•Pearly finishes sometimes with metallic bight & warm hues
•Spiral lines and columns
Guangzhou Opera House by Zaha Hadid Architects
The Opera House design is the latest realization of Zaha Hadid Architects’ unique exploration of
contextual urban relationships, combining the cultural traditions that have shaped Guangzhou’s
history, with the ambition and optimism that will create its future. Shaped to resemble two pebbles on
the bank of the Pearl River, the building houses a 1,800-seat theatre plus 400-seat multifunctional hall,
rehearsal rooms and entrance hall.