Archinect - News 2015-07-27T21:41:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/131426011/pump-out-the-volumes-50-000-free-books-form-1-art-installation Pump Out the Volumes: 50,000 free books form 1 art installation Julia Ingalls 2015-07-08T18:58:00-04:00 >2015-07-11T21:36:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0x5kjisgzj7lh794.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Libraries tend to house their stacks indoors, which makes FLUX's art project Lacuna&nbsp;something of a first: a series of nook-friendly triangular wooden shelves, lightly canopied by pages suspended on wires, Lacuna was designed specifically for this year's&nbsp;Bay Area Book Festival. Better yet: the project had no late fees. The intent of the project was to encourage people to permanently take away 50,000 books donated by the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/278743/internet-archive" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Internet Archive</a>&nbsp;while simultaneously creating a space conducive to reading. According to the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.mercurynews.com/news/ci_28185848/berkeley:-voluminous-structure-to-be-book-festival-centerpiece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mercury News</a>, FLUX art director&nbsp;<a href="http://www.andersonarch.net/about/credentials" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Benjamin Anderson</a>&nbsp;saw the project not only as a means of pumping out the volumes, but also of creating greater aesthetic engagement within the public realm.&nbsp;"We as a society often see art as strictly hands-off," he explained. "It's OK to look, but not touch. One of the benefits of doing big art is that we get an opportunity to push that innate hesitation."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/45/458yprciiwjqv9cd.jpg"></p><p>FLUX is no stranger to specific behavior-inducing structures, having previously designed i...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/75004861/editor-s-picks-319 Editor's Picks # 319 Nam Henderson 2013-06-11T11:52:00-04:00 >2013-06-11T18:51:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cn/cnf963f139lii3pv.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rh9wiiui4vhkvwt3.jpg"></p> <p> <a href="http://archinect.com/paul" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>&nbsp;spoke with Ali Jeevanjee and Ben Anderson from the <a href="http://fluxfoundation.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Flux Foundation</a>, an Oakland based organization dedicated to producing large scale public art via a collaborative process. To this end they installed <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/73629983/the-sidewalk-s-end-by-flux-foundation-for-coachella-2013" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sidewalk's End at this year&rsquo;s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, California, back in April 2013</a>.</p> <p> <br><strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/74507137/peter-zumthor-s-450-000-000-black-flower-for-lacma" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Over at the LA Times Christopher Hawthorne reported on LACMA's unfurled Peter Zumthor's design</a>. Mr. Hawthorne wrote "<em>Still a work in progress, the design is full of gestures that are more speculative, even searching, than fully formed. One crucial element that remains under-developed is how it will feel to walk beneath the museum's raised main floor &mdash; and how the underside of the building will be clad or look as seen from the ground. (In such a large, dark piece of architecture it will be important to keep that space from feeling cave-like.) The plan so far has little to say about landscape architecture</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/2532608/gregory-walker" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gregory Walker</a>&nbsp;had a few questions "<em>is this really any ...</em></p>