The side of the Hotel St. George, in Viale Tunisia, Milan has been transformed into a living, breathing, dreaming creature by a group called Abstract Groove. They have put up a temporary video installation that let's the building come alive. They describe it as “an audiovisual experiment of perceptive transformation in architecture, through abstract narration, which will show the building as a screen and protagonist… Continue
This design of a vertical structure for Mexico City by Jorge Hernandez de la Garza makes use of modular construction to bring the city some green space without taking up too much precious (basically unavailable) land. The structure can be configured to provide space for public spaces, offices, living spaces, and urban farming. Flexibility is inherent in the design: the layout and size could be changed after construction if needs arise. The modules… Continue
Designed by Andrew Maynard Architects, the Tattoo House is an extension to a three-bedroom home in Fitzroy North, a suburb in Melbourne, Australia, created to accommodate a growing family. Inspired by a tight budget, the Tattoo House is a simple and strong two-story box design brimming over with functional design – a kitchen bench that doubles as part of the stairway… Continue
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Are you tired of going to the same ole' clubs? Why not make your own outdoors? German architects Modulorbeat have created Kubik, a temporary open-air nightclub comprised of 160 large water tanks that light up in tune with the beat. With special wiring, each tank can be individually controlled and glow in any color. Be sure to check out the video to see the full… Continue
Marcio Kogan’s Panama House is a residence designed for art. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the house makes a powerful but subdued statement in its low, open, elongated elegance — a hallmark of Kogan’s architecture.
In the past few years, the award-winning, Brazilian-born architect’s Studio MK27 has produced a steady stream of low-rise, boxy work – all with an uncanny intimacy, yet without any of the usual… Continue
Matthew Plummer Fernandez was kindly offered a chance to create a window installation for Selfridges' famous shop window in London. As Matthew began conceptualizing, he noticed that shop windows had similar functions as flowers. That's when he came up with the name, Apifera, a botanical term given to flowers that are specialized in attracting bees. With this in mind he adopted design traits from flowers to make the window as "dynamic and alive” as… Continue
Many of us love and admire the sleek, sexy style, and first-class performance of BMW's. Consistent with their cars, the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany looks pretty spectacular. Through innovative technology and design, the museum takes new approaches to intertwine modern architecture, rad cars, and interactive media. Designed by Atelier Bruecknen, the new museum opened on June 21st, 2008. Along with the BMW Welt, which opened in October 2007, and the… Continue
NL Architects proposed this design for the Taipei Performing Arts Center to host a variety of large-scale performances, including dramas and operas. The structure contains three theaters including a 1500-seat Grand Theater, and two 800-seat theaters for repertory performances.
With "four legs" that support a "tabletop", critics praised the aesthetics of the… Continue
If you've ever wondered what $70 million will buy you in San Francisco, well, my dear, here is your answer. Real estate mogul Victor MacFarlane put this St. Regis penthouse up for sale and in doing so smashed the previous record price tag for a San Francisco residence. Beautifully perched high atop the St. Regis Hotel, this razzle dazzle penthouse features over… Continue
My new fav material is perforated metal and Modulorbeat, an architectural firm from Germany has used it perfectly to create a translucent jewel box! For those who can read German, I would love to know what this building is used for. Thanks.…
One of my favorite architectural firm, Atelier Bow-Wow is having their first solo exhibit in the United States, at REDCAT.
They are from Japan and their "pet architecture" is what got me into their works. They basically categorized these super tiny, multi-functional spaces/structures in Japan.
Rising from the Arabian Gulf on an island 919 ft from the shores of Jumeirah beach and the opulent city of Dubai, stands the iconic Burj Al Arab, a masterpiece of contemporary architecture and what claims to be the most luxurious hotel in the… Continue
If there is one thing we love here at theMET, it's outdoor art exhibitions. Throw in some freezing temperatures and some old school board games and now you have something even better, an awesome experience.
The Art Shanty project is a six-week exhibition of performance, architecture, science, art, video, literature, survivalism and karaoke inspired by… Continue