Designed by Jason Bruges Studio, Pixel Cloud is an eight-story tall 3D matrix of light globes suspended in the North Atrium of the Allen & Overy Building in London. The spacing between these globes is in response to the architectural grid of the Foster and Partners building, and the chandelier reacts in real-time to changes in environmental conditions. The installation was…
Added by Eugene on May 1, 2010 at 12:30pm —
I couldn't agree with Kim Erlandsen more, symmetry is very sexy...
In this series titled Symmetry is Sexy, Erlandsen showcases his passion for architecture and photography. He visits grand spaces with high ceilings and does a great job capturing sleek lines, which he accentuates with color.…
Added by Eugene on May 20, 2010 at 10:00am —
Strata SE1, now the largest residential tower in central London, was officially launched this week, with an exhibition at the Building Centre in Central London. At 148 metres, the bold new landmark in Elephant and Castle has more than just height to make it stand out on the skyline. It is the first major building in the world with integral wind-turbines, which will generate at least 8 percent of the energy needed to power the properties…
Added by Anthony Walker on May 24, 2010 at 1:00am —
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson created a huge kaleidoscope inside the atrium of a museum. Titled "Mikroskop," the installation is one of the standout pieces in the artist's first solo exhibition in a Berlin institution. The central theme of the show is Berlin, the city in which the artist has lived and worked for many years.
“Innen Stadt Außen”… Continue
Added by Eugene on June 12, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Italian manufacturer Tecno have won a 2010 Red Dot award of high design quality, for their Beta workplace system of furniture that was designed by Pierandrei Associati.…
Added by Visnja V on July 28, 2010 at 1:30pm —
Japanese designer Chikara Ohno of Sinato
has installed coils of aluminium sheeting at the Diesel Denim Gallery Aoyama
The characteristic of aluminium, the material used fro the installation, is its softness and thinness, yet harder than cloth or paper.…
Added by Visnja V on July 30, 2010 at 12:54pm —
"Designers Studio Weave have installed a meandering 324 metre-long bench on the seafront at Littlehampton in the UK.
Providing seating for 300 people, the bench is made of reclaimed tropical hardwood, salvaged from landfill and old seaside groynes, with colourful stainless steel bars inserted wherever the form twists, bends or dips."…
Added by Visnja V on August 2, 2010 at 9:00am —
situated an iconic head, on the grounds of the Kielder forest, located near the Scottish border.
Large enough to enter into with stairs to a 2nd floor, this large anthropomorphic offering was inspired by the Celtic gods of Britain whom are frequently anonymous and depicted merely by the head alone."…
Added by Visnja V on August 3, 2010 at 2:43pm —
"Scanner is an installation specifically conceived for MAMbo
, the artist’s hugest to date. Krén
has been carrying out this research all over the world since the 90s, taking his cue from an investigation of the impossibility for humans to reach final, definite goals, proposing instead a destabilizing individual… Continue
Added by Visnja V on August 5, 2010 at 2:10am —
"Thought by the architect Simon Michelli
, Milan Gallery of the house of edition-bookshop “Archivolto” takes a resolutely futuristic tone. Through an environment containing white and of mirrors, exploiting neon lights to give this space aspect."…
Added by Visnja V on August 13, 2010 at 5:40am —
"This eclectic interior architecture of an office building in Geneva was recently realised by the internationally acting practice group8. Old and disused cargo containers are stacked one upon the other in order to provide some silent work and conference spaces within the otherwise wide and busy open-plan office. The concept was developed in… Continue
Added by thinkpossitive on August 16, 2010 at 7:09am —
"The Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata is well known for his architectural installations made from humble, sometimes recycled materials such as cardboard boxes or disused timber. One of his newest creations are wooden huts hanging like wesp’s nests between the beams and pillars of the structural facade of Centre Pompidou in Paris. With their look of improvisation the small parasites build a strong… Continue
Added by thinkpossitive on August 18, 2010 at 6:26am —
Is it just me, or does this building look like it's about to eat a smaller building? Perhaps it was inspired by Pac-Man...
Designed by Daneshgar Architects, the Iranian Embassy in England will be a six-story marble and stone structure featuring irregular windows and sharp, clean lines. Located on a street corner in London, the jutting corner of the building… Continue
Added by Eugene on August 19, 2010 at 7:30pm —
Whoever thought of this idea is pretty bright... After a devastating fire in the Architecture building burned down a portion of the library, Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands purchased a new collection to replace the old volumes. Instead of throwing away the old, unburned books, they stacked them up to create this awesome administrative desk, which they… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 14, 2010 at 5:00pm —
Designed by Swedish architecture studio VisionDivision, "Storm Flipper" is a competition entry for a new drinking fountain prototype in London's parks. An overturned umbrella acts as the water basin, while raindrops form the drainpipes and provide structural support. A lightning bolt extends from the cloud's base to light up the fountain at night.…
Added by Eugene on November 1, 2010 at 4:30pm —
Speirs + Major designed this magnificent cylindrical chandelier to provide light for a new spiral staircase in Edinburgh's Usher Hall - one of Scotland's historic art venues. The cylindrical, concrete walls meant it was almost impossible to fix lighting in a way that would appear architecturally integrated. Their solution was to create a 45 foot (13.8 meter) long suspended… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 24, 2010 at 5:00pm —
If I asked you where this home was located, the last place you'd probably guess would be Iran. Located in Mohammad Shahr region, near Karaj city, Villa Kiani is set in the middle of a lush green garden.
Architects Makan Rahmanian and Kamran Heirati purposely designed the Villa’s interior space this way so that it became an extension of the landscape. With high ceilings and large… Continue
Added by Eugene on December 21, 2010 at 4:00pm —
Travelers beware: take this bridge at your own risk. Metaform Architects designed this pedestrian bridge in Luxembourg that looks like it transports people to the future.
Metaform Architects sought to create a direct connection between the heart of the city and its neighboring Galgenberg park. Using uncluttered and minimalist design, the bridge clearly contrasts with its chaotic… Continue
Added by Visnja V on January 1, 2011 at 7:00am —
German artist Martin Pfeifle recently made this crazy cool installation that weaves its way through the entire floor of the former imperial abbey of Aachen-Kornelimünster in Germany. It's called Rotemartha
and was created with long tinted film strips in six shades of red. A wonderful mix of old baroque architecture with contemporary art!…
Added by Marica on January 8, 2011 at 8:30am —