Archinect - News 2017-01-16T14:41:29-05:00 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="" width="640" height="427" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Internet Archive</a>&nbsp;while simultaneously creating a space conducive to reading. According to the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mercury News</a>, FLUX art director&nbsp;<a href="" 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=""></p><p>FLUX is no stranger to specific behavior-inducing structures, having previously designed i...</p> Editor's Picks # 319 Nam Henderson 2013-06-11T11:52:00-04:00 >2013-06-11T18:51:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <img alt="" src=""></p> <p> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paul Petrunia</a>&nbsp;spoke with Ali Jeevanjee and Ben Anderson from the <a href="" 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="" 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="" 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="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gregory Walker</a>&nbsp;had a few questions "<em>is this really any ...</em></p>