Tour the optical illusion of Giovanni Vaccarini's facade system for the SPG Headquarters
Relax, you don't need new glasses: the closely spaced, suspended panes of glass on Giovanni Vaccarini's SPG Headquarters in Geneva purposefully create a blurred/vibrating effect, especially when viewed from a distance.However, producer The Piranesi Experience and filmmaker Claudio Esposito have... View full entry
The optical illusion behind Copenhagen's Bryggeblomsten residential tower
With a floor plan designed around the concept of petals furling outward from a flower's stem the anodized bronze-toned aluminum and glass tower known as Bryggeblomstem ("the Brygge Flower"), has been granted the "Best Residential Building" award by the Copenhagen Municipality. The... View full entry
FABRIC's zoetrope-inspired "Trylletromler" pavilion in King's Garden, Copenhagen
The "Trylletromler" pavilion by Dutch firm FABRIC has attracted plenty of public attention in King's Garden, Copenhagen since its public opening this past September. The installation was built after FABRIC won a temporary-pavilion design competition earlier this year. (Check out our previous... View full entry
"So Leandro we are sitting on a window ledge in Dalston. Can you tell us why we're here?
"The idea is to create a facade that will resemble the architecture of the . . . neighborhood and um - that has always been part of my interest to bring the ordinary architecture as a stage for the public to participate in a kind of fiction that would be built through the experience."
— The Guardian
Though edging on the sphere of art, Erlich's Dalston House provides a publicly accessible perversion of what would otherwise be banal architecture. This project uses that unexpected architectural content to foster rich narratives both as unique experiences and serendipitous performances. As... View full entry
How A Parisian Artist Created This Stunning Optical Illusion
This work of art looks like a giant grass sphere, but it's actually flat.
This land art is an anamorphosis which is a distorted projection that comes to life when viewed at the proper angle. Stand to the side and you will see angular grass and dirt. Stand at the correct angle and the 3D image jumps out at you.