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. — bustler.net
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—it is a three-dimensional, one-point-perspective piece that is best seen from an "X" stenciled onto the sidewalk nearby. — archidose.blogspot.com
"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. — bustler.net
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. — bustler.net
"Vu'òn - The Garden" by Swiss firm Bureau A is a temporary installation for the Tadioto, a gallery/bar/cafe/event space that Duc Nguyen Qui — a Vietnamese American journalist, writer, and artist — 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. — bustler.net
"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. — bustler.net
"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...
Jason Scroggin, of Lexington, KY-based Design Office Takebayashi Scroggin (D.O.T.S.), has shared with us the project The PLAY LOUNGE—the result of a fabrication course Scroggin taught last Spring at The University of Kentucky College of Design, School of Architecture. The resulting objects...
Nearly eight years after opening, Prada Marfa has been classified by the Texas Department of Transportation as an “illegal outdoor advertising sign” because it displays the Prada logo on land where that is prohibited. This could lead to forced removal of the installation, although the department has not yet decided what action it will take. — nytimes.com
“It is amazing to realize you could walk around the site not knowing if there is a body underneath you,” Nelson said. “How do you commemorate that?” — The Seattle Times
Of the approximately 200 people buried at Saar Pioneer Cemetery, there are 89 unmarked graves, each unable to inform visitors of their presence and the role they played in Kent history. Collaborative artists Frances Nelson and Bradly Gunn seek to mark the unmarked by creating a series...
The winners for the TIMBER New England Design + Fabrication competition were recently announced on TIMBER's website. Entrants had to propose a site specific installation inspired by traditional New England building and crafting, using engineered lumber or heavy timber. Each winning team will be paired with an architectural firm, a structural engineer, and a material supplier—and $7,500—to have their proposals realized at the URBAN TIMBER exhibit at BSA Space, opening in February 2014. — bustler.net
Here are the winning projects and teams: Four Corners by Ultramoderne Coopered Column by Timothy Olson Duck-Work by Sean Gaffney and Christina Nguyen M2X3 by Gen Y Design Collaborative / Jeffery Lee, Christopher Taurasi and Lexi White The mentoring firms who will help the winners develop their...
Artist and architect Tomás Saraceno [...] created a massive layered installation that’s suspended more than 25 meters (approx. 82 feet) in the air of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen museum in Düsseldorf, Germany. “in orbit” stretches across the piazza under the mammoth glass ceiling of the K21 Ständehaus with its three levels of steel wire netting. Situated on the three levels are six inflated spheres that range in size, with the largest being 27 feet in diameter. — design-milk.com
Philip Beesley is a Canada-based architect who has spent years blurring the lines between nature and technology. In 2008, he began work on the Hyozolic series — a collection of immersive installations that react to, and evolve with, the movements of people who pass through them. The idea, according to Beesley, is to create a "metabolic architecture," whereby manmade structures are seen not as inanimate, fixed objects, but as living, breathing entities, capable of regeneration and growth. — theverge.com
Euphony, a dramatic installation of suspended stainless-steel ball chains by Ball-Nogues, has been created for Nashville's Music City Center. The studio, headed by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues, intersects the disciplines of architecture, art and industrial design. We talk to Benjamin Ball about Euphony and the process of its construction. — frameweb.com
In celebration of Hopper Drawing, a life-size window installation of Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks (1942) is on view inside the landmark Flatiron Building's prow, one of the original architectural inspirations for the iconic painting. We recommend viewing it at sunset! — whitneymuseum.tumblr.com
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