The Design Expo is an annual design event promoted by the Central government of Taiwan. It aims to bring new energy to the local design sector. In 2020, Hsinchu hosted it, i.e., a city that holds a vibrant Science Park and more than 300 years of history. In this context, BIAS transformed the Expo into an urban event. Instead of triggering a single exhibition, this choice brought to temporarily re-imagine a line of places across the city. The aim was to let people experience the diversity of the city and showcase a new urban narrative, two things that finally highlighted design's social power.
The design of Maison Francois aims to evolve the brasserie genre. Rather than looking to the Art Deco period for inspiration, GSL embraced Postmodernism and Brutalism, most notably referencing Ricardo Bofill’s La Fabrica in Barcelona, with its grand terracotta arches and rough cement ceiling. The layout of the restaurant nevertheless follows a classic brasserie format, with noble materials throughout and details that evoke iconic establishments of the past.
Located in Shanghai's seaside district Fengxian, this new urban oasis hotel 52000 m2 offers warm and welcoming luxury with enriching experiences for the body and mind in Hangzhou Bay. The hotel features 265 exquisite Guestrooms and suites, 1,800 m2 meeting space area, 900 m2 grand banquet hall with three distinctive restaurants and a bar JW Garden, All-day dining outlet JW Kitchen, Chinese restaurant Yan Xuan and specialty Shanghai Crab and Co. A spacious executive lounge makes an ideal spot to catch up with work while contemplating the surrounding natural scenery.
Gae Plus Yu is a math study system that improves learning efficiency through its ease of use. Employs a structural learning system that combines a Concept book with a Drill book. The effect of the organic learning provided through the two books is symbolized by the completion of the circle created by combining the two semi-circles, each with their own unique texture. Through various color configurations for each level of difficulty, students can easily select textbooks that match their ability, thereby providing sense of academic accomplishment.
O2 is a science textbook that has used its established brand identity to imprint a confident and consistent brand image on its consumers. With rising need for no-contact education, O2 has digitized their brand identity, beginning with an easily scannable QR code on the cover. The code is designed as a key, opening useful textbook promotions and information. In this way, digitalization leads a constant effort to change brand identity to surpass the limits presented by books.
It has developed math, society, and science textbooks centered on play and activities that students can actively participate in, away from the existing boring textbooks. Visang Education alters this framework by conceptualizing a design that stimulates curiosity and encourages students to think for themselves. Implicit graphics symbolize the learning content, and information is displayed with balance, and vivid colors and diverse printing techniques add effectiveness to the various design elements.