Archinect - News 2014-07-25T01:11:23-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/104877759/the-deceptive-landscape-installation-investigates-generative-performative-design-tools The Deceptive Landscape installation investigates generative-performative design tools Archinect 2014-07-23T18:04:00-04:00 >2014-07-24T14:13:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0a34bblmt6is7eb7.jpg" width="514" height="763" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A team at the University of Liverpool developed a generative-performative script, which was used to design this installation, with the goal to predict lighting and deceptive blurring&nbsp;effects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lx/lxqvwmjf0kbqmz5c.jpg"></p><p>A description from the creators...</p><p>This installation reflects a collaborative, research led design project, aiming to explore the potentials offered by incorporating parametric / generative tools and performative lighting simulation software in architectural design and fabrication. It was designed in the research led, collaborative design studio framework of our Msc in Digital integrated Design program. During its intense 12 weeks schedule, student teams were asked to explore and apply generative / parametric tools such as Rhino and Grasshopper, in order to design and later construct a small pavilion, with a theme of their choice. In addition, each team was asked to optimize their design proposal by embedding environmental software plug-ins in their design process, thereby aiming to re-inform the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104485874/flaunting-foam-and-function-in-an-insulation-installation-at-makeshift-society-brooklyn Flaunting foam and function in An Insulation Installation at Makeshift Society Brooklyn Justine Testado 2014-07-18T18:40:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T19:23:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7aqv5rtuz593n4nn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From preventing drafts and keeping moisture out of walls, to being used as inexpensive material for crafting 3D models, rigid insulation foam is a familiar friend to many architects and designers during the creative process. But what to do with all those scraps?</p><p>Designers Elisa Werbler and Lucy Knops of <a href="http://thefoamagency.tumblr.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Foam Agency</a> (TFA) are inviting architects and designers around the Brooklyn community to send their foam scraps to be permanently showcased in<em> An Insulation Installation</em> at the <a href="http://makeshiftsociety.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Makeshift Society</a>'s newest location in Brooklyn.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/TFA_GIF.gif"></p><p>The installation reclaims the foam back to their original place in a transparent wall, while also sharing the back-stories of the collected foam pieces that'll add a collaborative vibe to the Makeshift space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8q/8qpfb8x1967px5my.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nm8zgyijfueiujwt.jpg"></p><p>Werbler and Knops -- who are both product design grad students at New York's School of Visual Arts and are doing their summer residency at Makeshift -- established The Foam Agency this year to celebrate the foam and its purpose in the creative process.</p><p>TFA'...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103881621/delve-into-the-big-maze-at-the-national-building-museum-in-washington-d-c Delve into The BIG Maze at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C. Justine Testado 2014-07-10T20:26:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T20:01:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3o/3o8ywliraommeyu6.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A life-size maze like the one BIG installed in partnership with the National Building Museum will attract plenty of attention, regardless if people know who BIG is or not. Constructed in the museum's iconic Great Hall, the maze was set up as an interactive sneakpeek for BIG's exhibition scheduled to open at the museum in January 2015.</p></em><br /><br /><p>As a follow-up to our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103322777/get-lost-in-big-s-human-scale-maze" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previous mention</a> of the maze, here's a little more detail behind it:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2v8m1m4xgpbdajh.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rf/rf2zqbuetu22xhe7.jpg"></p><p>Check out a time-lapse video of the maze's construction below.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103247266/utsa-school-of-architecture-installation-toppled-by-climber UTSA School of Architecture installation toppled by climber Alexander Walter 2014-07-02T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-07-04T14:53:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/034d4f5e78924225606852bf47d17937.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architecture students at the University of Texas at San Antonio will have to go back to the drawing board in order to reconstruct their fallen class project in Travis Park. Weather conditions and probably someone climbing on the sculpture, called &ldquo;F2,&rdquo; factored into the collapse of part of the structure Saturday night. The 15-foot-tall, 40-foot-wide dome made of interlaced wood topped with white spikes has only been in the park since late May [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/103114683/22-landscape-installations-now-at-the-15th-international-garden-festival-in-quebec-s-reford-gardens 22 landscape installations now at the 15th International Garden Festival in Quebec’s Reford Gardens Justine Testado 2014-06-30T20:25:00-04:00 >2014-07-08T17:39:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xk/xkojexg1ka5wmlzj.jpg" width="514" height="332" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sixty-five international designers created 22 garden installations at the 15th International Garden Festival, which opened this past weekend at the iconic Reford Gardens (aka les Jardins de M&eacute;tis) in Quebec, Canada. Established in 2000, the event is one of the biggest garden festivals in the world. Located along the edge of the St. Lawrence River, the various installations are a playful reminder about the value of landscape architecture and nature in everyday living.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3xmm98v2ntomhx8.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvrgx52ymsguybjm.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fx/fxxn6ckpzmqh1hwz.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qu/quv0r04rpfxxtvce.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jk/jk8u7b2apz9y7i9s.jpg"></p><p>See more projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/22_garden_installations_now_at_the_15th_international_garden_festival_in_qu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102628658/smiljan-radic-unveils-egglike-14th-serpentine-pavilion-in-london-s-kensington-gardens Smiljan Radic unveils egglike 14th Serpentine Pavilion in London's Kensington Gardens Justine Testado 2014-06-24T13:17:00-04:00 >2014-07-01T23:14:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cf/cf9fo2e317yejo9k.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95481774/smiljan-radic-to-design-14th-serpentine-galleries-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the announcement</a> this past March, Chilean architect Smiljan Radic has unveiled the 14th Serpentine Pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery's Kensington Gardens in London. For the past 14 years, the Serpentine Gallery has invited famous architects like Sou Fujimoto, Jean Nouvel, SANAA, and Frank Gehry to design the annual temporary structure for the London Festival of Architecture. Their famous designers aside, the pavilions themselves are a story of their own.</p><p>An eggshell. A "Stone Age spaceship". A cocoon. A deformed donut -- Radic's design for the 14th Serpentine Pavilion is already receiving plenty of colorful descriptions. Supported by massive quarry stones, Radic's pavilion is a fiberglass, semi-transparent hollow shell that will be used to host a variety of social and cultural events and will also include a cafe inside. The pavilion's flooring also features gray wooden decking to make the structure feel more like a patio than a fully enclosed space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ao/ao862a7cqwn4uvp6.jpg"></p><p>Playing on the idea of the f...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/102097368/daniel-libeskind-on-drawing-the-forgotten-fundamental-in-rem-s-biennale Daniel Libeskind on drawing; the forgotten Fundamental in Rem's Biennale Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-06-17T15:14:00-04:00 >2014-06-20T13:52:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/je/jeoaz2j6xj4qiooe.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Daniel Libeskind preaches the importance of drawings for creating architecture, in the latest short film from Chicago-based&nbsp;creative agency, <a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a>. Shot at Libeskind's "<a href="http://daniel-libeskind.com/events/daniel-libeskinds-sonnets-babylon-2014-venice-biennale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sonnets of Babylon</a>"&nbsp;pavilion for the 2014 Venice Biennale, the quick interview reflects on Libeskind's attention to drawing throughout his career, and the potentials it holds for architecture's future.</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101186753/the-mythologically-inspired-shinseon-play-wins-the-first-young-architects-program-seoul The mythologically inspired “Shinseon Play” wins the first Young Architects Program Seoul Justine Testado 2014-06-05T19:35:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:29:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j9/j9eewfgc8qx8eue6.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jang Won Choi, Kyung Min Kwon, and Cheon Kang Park of collaborative team MOON JI BANG recently won the inaugural Young Architects Program Seoul in South Korea with their proposal, "Shinseon Play". The proposal draws inspiration from traditional Korean mythology with features like gently swaying "clouds", a trampoline, and a grassy meadow -- making it an ideal outdoor installation for the summer season.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j2/j27pfmsoe99wugbi.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wx/wxtg6gdveruj7eb2.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gf3174cr49f2qpvt.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/shinseon_play_wins_the_first_young_architects_program_seoul/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100953285/baumgartner-uriu-s-apertures-shell-structure-challenges-the-conventions-of-sustainable-design Baumgartner+Uriu’s "Apertures" shell structure challenges the conventions of sustainable design Justine Testado 2014-06-02T18:26:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T22:13:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c0/c0jpo29x327u46uz.jpg" width="514" height="651" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://www.bplusu.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Baumgartner+Uriu</a> looked to none other than Mother Nature for their<em> Apertures</em> installation, which was publicly displayed at the <a href="http://www.sciarc.edu/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SCI-Arc</a> Gallery in Los Angeles this past spring. If B+U's <em>Apertures </em>sound familiar, perhaps you may recall their <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80672779/b-u-s-animated-apertures-to-be-featured-at-the-archilab-2013-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Animated Apertures" Housing Tower</a><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/80672779/b-u-s-animated-apertures-to-be-featured-at-the-archilab-2013-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> </a>that was exhibited at the FRAC Center in Orleans, France.</p><p>Whatever its organic form reminds you of, the shell structure let visitors catch a glimpse of B+U's ongoing exploration in architectural biomimicry and how it challenges the boundaries of ecological design.</p><p>Read on for more project details from B+U:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ws/wsv0u6czhddwpwff.jpg"></p><p>"Apertures reflect a current architectural discourse of digital ecologies, emphasizing the relationship between the natural world and advances in digital technology, which leads to a new type of interactive, organic buildings. The installation focuses on a symbiotic relationship between nature, building morphologies, and material expression."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i7/i750575yrm3byd3o.jpg"></p><p>"Rooted in Baumgartner+Uriu&rsquo;s work and ongoing research, Apertures challe...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/100058349/update-ksr-architects-fluorescent-chandelier-pavilion-at-the-camden-create-festival UPDATE: KSR Architects’ fluorescent “chandelier” pavilion at the Camden Create Festival Justine Testado 2014-05-20T17:39:00-04:00 >2014-05-28T20:55:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dt/dtm5lnucunswxpt6.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After being chosen to have the winning design in the competition, KSR Architects got to realize their proposal for the Camden Town Pavilion at the iconic Britannia junction during the town's first Camden Create Festival that recently occurred in Camden, London. KSR Architects' colorful pop-up pavilion must've been quite the statement piece to celebrate the town's unique creative culture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out some photos of the pavilion:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cv/cv98e5egqim4wrll.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pw/pwot20ygrhgxfsn8.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6e/6e02gyg12fmc8bjz.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/atksifjipwxp5qo0.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/update_ksr_architects_fluorescent_chandelier_pavilion_at_the_camden_create_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99726458/insite-by-luftwerk-turns-mies-farnsworth-house-inside-out-with-light-and-sound INsite by Luftwerk turns Mies' Farnsworth House inside-out with light and sound Justine Testado 2014-05-15T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-05-23T00:00:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/ei43mwneapu7ja1o.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Whether you're a diehard Miesian fan or could care less about the modernist architecture canon, we've heard of ol' Farnsworth time and time again since its completion in 1951 in Plano, Illinois. But Chicago-based artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero of <a href="http://luftwerk.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luftwerk</a> want the public to see the historic Farnsworth House in a whole new light &mdash;&nbsp;literally &mdash;&nbsp;with their digital installation project called INsite.<br><br>INsite highlights the house's characteristic clean lines through site-specific digital video projections and original music compositions, thus rendering it into a new structure of light, sound, and space. In addition to <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/98957852/should-it-stay-or-should-it-go-preservationists-weigh-options-to-protect-farnsworth-house-from-flooding-damage" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">recent preservation efforts</a> to protect the Farnsworth from more floodwater damage in the future, INsite could help revive public interest&nbsp;in an eye-catching way that is suitable for these tech-friendly times.<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/un2xoqib6hzb5sl8.jpg"></p><p>Illuminating modern architecture landmarks is nothing new for Gallero and Bachmaier, who have collaborated with video designer and programmer&nbsp;<a href="http://liviu.stoptime341.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Liviu Pasare</a>&nbsp;and co...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99782639/architectural-installations-to-pop-up-on-hollywood-sign-hiking-trail-this-weekend Architectural installations to pop-up on Hollywood sign hiking trail this weekend Archinect 2014-05-14T20:43:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T21:58:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bi/biuzsuvvzuhm4egg.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On May 17, the yearlong series' final event, inspired by L.A.'s most prominent icon, the Hollywood sign, is being staged. Six projects will be installed on the Hollywood sign trail, where all of Los Angeles is laid out before hikers. Details are still being finalized, but the event could feature imaginary viewfinders designed by Elly Ward and mini-monuments erected by Elizabeth Timme, co-director of design office LA-M&aacute;s.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>Trek to the Hollywood sign</strong></p><p><strong>What:</strong>&nbsp;Installations along a trail near the Hollywood sign</p><p><strong>Where:</strong>&nbsp;Hollywood sign trail. Park in the Greek Theatre Parking Lot G in Griffith Park or at Griffith Observatory and take the shuttle to the Hollywood sign viewing area.</p><p><strong>When:</strong>&nbsp;10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 17</p><p><strong>Price:</strong>&nbsp;Self-guided tour is free. Shuttle to the site, $7; free for 2 and younger.</p><p><em><strong>Information:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://www.laparks.org/shuttle/shuttle.htm" target="_blank">www.laparks.org/shuttle/shuttle.htm</a>,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.ontheroadprojectla.org/" target="_blank">www.ontheroadprojectla.org</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/99031554/zimoun-36-ventilators-4-7m-packing-chips Zimoun: 36 ventilators, 4.7m³ packing chips Alexander Walter 2014-05-01T20:23:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T23:16:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zj/zj3m3z3dv2rnrh99.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We're always very excited to discover new work by Swiss artist, Zimoun, known for his "architecturally-minded platforms of sound." His latest site-specific installation, 36 ventilators, 4.7m&sup3; packing chips, recently opened at the Art Museum Lugano, Switzerland. The show still runs until July 11.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pm/pm7i429j82monfks.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pc/pc76q94li2e425xb.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cb/cbbdyzpy13793u9u.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/70o7gxhagejw0gqa.jpg"></p><p>Read an excerpt from the exhibition catalog on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/zimoun_36_ventilators_4.7m_packing_chips/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97204514/folly-2014-winner-suralark-to-be-installed-at-socrates-sculpture-park-in-may Folly 2014 winner SuralArk to be installed at Socrates Sculpture Park in May Justine Testado 2014-04-03T21:23:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:11:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/ivx61acpxdhpxghc.jpg" width="514" height="742" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Out of 170 submissions, Austin+Mergold's SuralArk recently won Folly 2014. Co-sponsored by The Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park, the annual competition invites young architects and designers worldwide to propose contemporary interpretations of the traditional architectural folly. The jury also selected 10 Notable Entries. SuralArk will be designed and built at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY starting May 11 til Aug. 3, 2014.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5f/5flu5v6snnukiyw7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hv/hv44hth6h3nasfqd.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y6/y6v3q9hi969pef19.jpg"></p><p>Learn more about SuralArk and see the Notable Entries on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/folly_2014_winner_suralark_to_be_installed_at_socrates_sculpture_park_in_ma/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97192468/winning-skin-installation-3xlp-to-begin-tour-this-fall-in-texas Winning SKIN installation 3xLP to begin tour this Fall in Texas Justine Testado 2014-04-03T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:11:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jg/jgtr9hdg01gwtft9.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia won the most recent TEX-FAB SKIN Digital Fabrication competition, the installation was exhibited at TEX-FAB 5 in Austin and will travel to Houston and Dallas along with the other competition finalists this fall. The SKIN competition paired emerging design research practices with fabrication industry leaders to create innovative solutions for facade systems using digital fabrication and parametric design tools.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/illevz88exyhnja0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuye0etdeamyt7cd.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39pm289kytp4dho0.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_skin_installation_3xlp_to_begin_tour_this_fall_in_texas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/94978858/advanced-geometry-with-oyler-wu-collaborative-s-the-cube Advanced geometry with Oyler Wu Collaborative's "The Cube" Justine Testado 2014-03-05T20:24:00-05:00 >2014-03-10T21:21:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f0/f0by6jwvrcxz7pyq.jpg" width="514" height="519" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>L.A. architectural practice <a href="http://oylerwu.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oyler Wu Collaborative</a> designed "The Cube" from a fundamental notion: to challenge the spatial and geometric properties of the cube, a geometric form long regarded as a basic element for design, art, and science. Built for the 2013 Beijing Biennale, the sculpture transforms a solid idea into an abstract piece -- and just a really cool-looking installation that surely makes a nifty backdrop for picture-taking.</p><p>We'll let Oyler Wu explain the intricate details behind the project:<br><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pt/ptpt5o01cgp2iwhf.jpg"><br><br>"The Cube was designed with the intention of challenging the perceptual reading of the volumetric object. Beginning with this iconic and basic geometry, the overall scheme is designed to maintain the clear presence of the six-sided object in space.</p><p>Closer inspection of the scheme, however, is intended to reveal a more nuanced and experiential spatial effect - one that moves beyond the object and offers a radically different reading. Approximately sixteen meters tall and constructed of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93503615/getting-up-close-and-personal-with-the-times-square-heart-design-winning-sculpture Getting up close and personal with the Times Square Heart Design winning sculpture Justine Testado 2014-02-14T15:55:00-05:00 >2014-02-17T17:11:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n0wl7i8re6oxvjcq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>To show you all some Valentine's Day love, we have more photos to share of Young Projects' recently unveiled "Match Maker" sculpture from the 2014 Times Square Heart Design competition. Currently on display at New York's Times Square until March 11, 2014, the interactive heart-shaped sculpture pairs up individuals based on their zodiac sign compatibility.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/98/9847dx6c88lew6pa.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1m/1mmfwuals819bute.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tp/tpgx9l7a2z6e2703.jpg"><br>From left to right: Bryan Young of Young Projects; Sherry Dobbin, Director of Public Art for the Times Square Alliance; and David van der Leer, Executive Director of Van Alen Institute</p><p>Find more photos on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/getting_up_close_and_personal_with_the_times_square_heart_design_winni/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p><strong>Related:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93312930/winning-sculpture-of-2014-times-square-heart-design-unveiled" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Winning sculpture of 2014 Times Square Heart Design unveiled</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93312930/winning-sculpture-of-2014-times-square-heart-design-unveiled Winning sculpture of 2014 Times Square Heart Design unveiled Justine Testado 2014-02-10T17:39:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:05-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ps/psbc9fzkldqmbwx4.jpg" width="514" height="367" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>How about we start the week with a heart-warming project right on time for Valentine's Day! "Match Maker," the winning sculpture of the 2014 Times Square Valentine Heart Design competition, was unveiled in New York's Times Square today. Designed by Brooklyn-based Young Projects in collaboration with Kammetal, "Match Maker" is an interactive heart-shaped sculpture that matches individuals based on their zodiac sign.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Have a glimpse of the winning and finalist installations:</p><p><strong>Winner:</strong> <strong>Young Projects - Match Maker</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gu/gunw66y80s9pnqi6.jpg"><br><br><strong>Haiko Cornelissen Architecten - TWEET HEART NY</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/oz/oz2rv4d9ctmlmqqk.jpg"><br><br><strong>Pernilla Ohrstedt Studio - O Heart</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8apkot3qpaj2sjns.jpg"><br><br><strong>Schaum/Shieh Architects - My Fuzzy Valentine</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/29/29mkoq2rtpopuhij.jpg"><br><br><strong>SOFTlab - Sweet Heart</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ms/msz1x6gtbr3x7nru.jpg"><br><br><strong>The Living - Vapor Valentine</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i3/i3zmc76mxr0066rj.jpg"><br><br>Learn more about each project at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/young_projects_wins_2014_times_square_valentine_heart_design_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88692390/modu-s-weather-un-control-exhibition-explores-the-post-sandy-indoor-air-environment MODU’s “Weather (Un)Control” exhibition explores the post-Sandy indoor air environment Justine Testado 2013-12-12T18:20:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T18:50:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zi2vsu56l9wsxkwn.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As America's East Coast continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy, MODU's recently completed "Weather (Un)control" exhibition of the Marfa Dialogues/NY highlights an overlooked issue of the storm's aftermath that still remains: the invisible contaminants in indoor air.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The installation features drawings made from artificial dust and static electricity to address the current shortsighted methods for indoor air quality inspection and a "right" to better indoor air.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xx/xxb108s3baka3616.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3e2o4fp59hk3p0n.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ev/ev9kufekyrm0oylb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Photos by Brett Beyer.</p> <p> More info at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/modus_weather_uncontrol_exhibition_explores_the_post-sandy_indoor_air_envir/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88601546/hello-wood-uses-365-sleighs-to-build-an-11-meter-christmas-tree-in-budapest Hello Wood uses 365 sleighs to build an 11-meter Christmas tree in Budapest Justine Testado 2013-12-11T14:10:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T23:54:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7d/7div7vbnmbz7peb4.jpg" width="514" height="720" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The holiday season is in full swing &mdash; or sleigh, in this case. <a href="http://hellowood.eu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hello Wood</a>, an architecture and design studio, built an 11-meter tall Christmas tree in one week using 365 sleighs in front of the Palace of Arts in Budapest. (Watch the video below.)</p> <p> After Christmas, the temporary structure will be dismantled and the sleighs will be given to the kids living in the <a href="http://www.sos-childrensvillages.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOS Children&rsquo;s Village</a> homes in Hungary.<br><br> Here are the project details:<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0x/0xzlaepntwlnnk5u.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Visitors can step in and have a look at the construction from the inside. The base is made of steel, it weights 4.5 tons, so the construction is perfectly safe from the heavy winds of winter. The four stems of the installation hold 325 kilograms each.</p> <p> First, the carpenters of Hello Wood made the 10.5 meters tall wooden frame, which was brought to the scene, where it was put together with the help of a crane and the use of welding techniques."</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9n/9ntm7gbghlsjvfnx.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "Then came the alpinists of Hello Wood, who were working on the installation for four consecutive days...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88530806/unstudio-s-motion-matters-exhibition-at-the-maxxi-museum-in-rome UNStudio’s Motion Matters exhibition at the MAXXI Museum in Rome Justine Testado 2013-12-10T16:10:00-05:00 >2013-12-10T23:46:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awe85qcirj2nj8nn.jpg" width="514" height="319" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After two successful showings, the third edition of UNStudio's Motion Matters exhibition opened at the MAXXI Museum in Rome on Dec. 6. As an exploration of movement, space, and perspective, the site-specific installation has visitors interact with and experience 10 rescaled representations of UNStudio's architectural designs.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e0/e08msxg2roxi60zu.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuln3bpsklwcb1xc.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6c4hmqpbrls6e93r.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Get more details at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/unstudios_motion_matters_exhibition_at_the_maxxi_museum_in_rome/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> <p> Photos &copy; Cesare Querci</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87550164/modu-s-outdoor-room-installation-highlights-air-quality-crisis-in-beijing MODU’s Outdoor Room installation highlights air quality crisis in Beijing Justine Testado 2013-11-27T20:27:00-05:00 >2013-12-02T22:49:20-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjt3ai4e86jbde44.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MODU's competition-winning Outdoor Room creates a visual experience while raising awareness on Beijing's persistent air-quality issues. Recently installed in Beijing's Olympic Park for the 5th China International Architecture Biennial, the 5,000 sq.ft pavilion functions as urban public space and a barometer for Beijing's air quality levels &mdash; which are documented as much as the daily weather report.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ix/ix5k9z3il555yy7j.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1b/1bty0xjje70vtfxp.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rg/rgg46t69wh1r13g5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ti/tiahvo0pv8kxxbww.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0t/0t96v17qi8n7jjy5.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zk/zkavwjyt4lkdpyl1.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of MODU, photography: Matthew Niederhauser.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/87167241/lucid-stead-by-artist-phillip-k-smith-iii-illuminates-joshua-tree-california Lucid Stead by artist Phillip K. Smith III illuminates Joshua Tree, California Justine Testado 2013-11-22T21:03:00-05:00 >2013-12-14T15:33:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hudbh5cpwezwde9t.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Now here's a little weekend inspiration. "Lucid Stead" is an art installation by Phillip K. Smith, III in the beautiful desert landscape of Joshua Tree in California. With some mirrors, LED lights, custom built electronic equipment, and Arduino programming, Smith transformed a 70-year-old homesteader shack into an architecture piece that complements and contrasts with its peaceful environment throughout the entire day.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f3/f3drwkcinow35tr4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hbx0xlgh907lw32l.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/eg/eguddu200u107898.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5w/5wjir3hs1pr30nlt.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9o/9o5qg8p3pxofk2ew.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mt/mt5hst66l5ii58om.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aqtm8gbyw4u3hsf0.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cl/clsti8zo3pwdkqev.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5xf24700fgjvtj8s.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>All images courtesy of <a href="http://www.pks3.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phillip K. Smith, III</a>; photographers: Steve King, Lance Gerber, Lou Mora (see image gallery below for details)</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86001723/i-am-zaha "I Am Zaha" Archinect 2013-11-07T17:34:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:12:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zr/zrrwm5vwe38nd25u.jpg" width="514" height="329" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On a brick wall near the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery in London's Clerkenwell district, tile and mosaic company Domus has crafted a likeness of Dame Zaha Hadid. But there is a trick to the installation by artist Greg Shapter&mdash;it is a three-dimensional, one-point-perspective piece that is best seen from an "X" stenciled onto the sidewalk nearby.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/85850609/as-autumn-leaves-installation-by-lcd-for-beijing-design-week-2013 “As Autumn Leaves” installation by LCD for Beijing Design Week 2013 Justine Testado 2013-11-05T18:41:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T21:19:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n8/n8hd7twisl8d82dx.jpg" width="514" height="703" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"As Autumn Leaves" by the Laboratory for Computational Design (LCD) is an art installation that mixes the emotive with precise computational design. The piece was installed during Beijing Design Week 2013 from Sept. 26 - Oct. 3.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84689886/joseph-choma-s-latest-installation-line-01-on-display-until-the-end-of-october-in-atlanta Joseph Choma’s latest installation “Line 01” on display until the end of October in Atlanta Justine Testado 2013-10-21T16:48:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T16:54:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9e/9ehu6wbehd5okpk9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There is nothing that joins mathematics and art more easily than the line. For something that looks so simple, there are plenty of complexities that come with it. In this case, architect and designer Joseph Choma of Design Topology Lab challenges the perception and drawing process of the line with his recent installation "Line 01" at the Promenade Building in Atlanta, Georgia. The installation will be on display at the fifth floor of the Promenade Building until the end of October.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84469788/vu-n-the-garden-by-bureau-a-for-duc-nguyen-qui-s-tadioto-in-hanoi-vietnam “Vu’òn - The Garden” by Bureau A for Duc Nguyen Qui’s Tadioto in Hanoi, Vietnam Justine Testado 2013-10-18T20:27:00-04:00 >2013-10-21T19:00:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25vb8yo2g4be1nbh.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Vu'&ograve;n - The Garden" by Swiss firm Bureau A is a temporary installation for the Tadioto, a gallery/bar/cafe/event space that Duc Nguyen Qui &mdash; a Vietnamese American journalist, writer, and artist &mdash; created for the blossoming creative community in Hanoi, Vietnam. The Tadioto is located in a section of a former penicillin factory from the Soviet era.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/83693376/currently-on-display-in-helsinki-erratic-by-norell-rodhe Currently on display in Helsinki: “Erratic” by Norell/Rodhe Justine Testado 2013-10-08T18:46:00-04:00 >2013-10-08T18:46:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/94/9465z7q75dmlqvg5.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Erratic" is an installation piece by Swedish architects Norell/Rodhe that shows a lot of personality. Daniel Norell and Einar Rodhe recently completed the project, which was featured in Helsinki Design Week this past September. Made from a thick custom-made sack restricted at hundreds of points, the massive 3 x 3 x 3 meter piece illustrates the tension between meticulous design and temperamental materials.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/82774294/artist-jay-senetchko-builds-full-scale-farmhouse-as-an-extension-of-his-paintings-show-opens-tomorrow-in-vancouver Artist Jay Senetchko builds full-scale farmhouse as an extension of his paintings; show opens tomorrow in Vancouver Justine Testado 2013-09-26T20:23:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T18:05:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qb/qbrcsy0h22ml29kn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "Industry and the Sleepwatchers" by artist Jay Senetchko from Vancouver, BC is a three-part art installation based on a poignant narrative of paintings that re-imagines the everyday lives of the artist's paternal grandmother Ann Senetchko and her husband Pete Senetchko, who was involved in the Alberta oil patch as a tool-pusher. The opening reception will be this Friday, Sept. 27 from 7-10 pm at an open space at a local Sole Foods Street Farm, an organization that transforms vacant land into fruitful working farms in Vancouver.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6l/6lqpcpfyit4hpu29.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/r6/r60fvru423fdcecv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Taking place in a life-size prairie farmhouse the artist constructed just two weeks earlier this month, the story behind this installation examines the positive and negative aspects of how the oil and gas industry affect domestic life--two elements the artist describes as "definitive of contemporary reality." Although Senetchko's grandfather was able to provide a comfortable life for his wife, he spent a great deal of time away from the house--and from he...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/82229412/the-play-lounge-uk-cod-students-transform-lexington-s-2013-beaux-arts-ball The PLAY LOUNGE - UK/CoD students transform Lexington's 2013 Beaux Arts Ball Archinect 2013-09-19T19:30:00-04:00 >2013-09-25T09:32:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n1/n1pxwousc84g99a4.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Jason Scroggin, of Lexington, KY-based <a href="http://dots-ky.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.)</a>, has shared with us the project <em>The PLAY LOUNGE</em>&mdash;the result of a fabrication course Scroggin taught last Spring at <a href="http://www.uky.edu/design/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Kentucky College of Design</a>, School of Architecture.</p> <p> The resulting objects were then part of Lexington's annual Beaux Arts Ball (<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/54510890/rainbow-massimal-by-design-office-takebayashi-scroggin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">previously</a>).</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dd/ddgadwg8k5szb098.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lc/lc1e4s7lu1rvb5t3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <em>The PLAY LOUNGE is the result of a graduate elective course entitled Tectonics, Typology, and Distribution taught by UK/CoD Assistant Professor Jason Scroggin (DOTS) in Spring 2013 that investigates participatory design and interactive manufactured objects.&nbsp; The class is treated as a laboratory for exploring these issues through research, discussion, and fabrication.&nbsp; An analysis of simple toys set up the discussion and acts as the motivating driver for a series of material constructs that consider new relationships between digital design and assembly processes to examine how physical form can engage the public realm.&nbsp; ...</em></p>