All Blog Posts Tagged 'installation' (557)

Colorful Origami Butterflies Represent Stages of Dreams

A flock of colorful origami butterflies flutter overhead in this installation, entitled Dream Colourfully, by Dream Interiors and Elixr. The collaborative piece was created for Saturday In Design, an annual event for the design community that alternates each year between Sydney and Melbourne. In 2011, the event extended for the first time to Singapore and so…

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Added by katie hosmer on December 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Origami House Shape-Shifts into Eight Configurations



The D*Haus Company, an architectural design firm launched by UK-based designers David Ben Grünberg and Daniel Woolfson, has conceptualized an experimental house called D*Dynamic that is able to reconfigure itself into eight different shapes. The idea behind the ambitious and innovative project is to construct a living space that is capable of adapting to weather and climate changes…

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Added by Pinar on December 9, 2012 at 11:05am — No Comments

Neon Signs Featuring Lyrics from Classic Love Songs



Artists Victoria Lucas and Richard William Wheater have collaborated for the past year to create this glowing, self-funded public project entitled 12 Months of Neon Love. Featuring lyrics from popular songs, the team produced a series of twelve expressive signs that were displayed on the roof of their Neon Workshops in West Yorkshire, England. For one…

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Added by katie hosmer on December 8, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Massive Interactive Swing Installation Reflects Connectivity



Who says that only kids can play on swings? This large-scale multimedia installation titled the event of a thread by visual artist Ann Hamilton invites an interactive audience to revisit their playful childhood and ride the 42 swings that have been set up. The 55,000-square-foot space boasts a giant billowing white curtain that separates the hall. The towering curtain is, in…

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Added by Pinar on December 7, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Light Projections Illuminate Copenhagen's Walls



Visual artist Asbjørn Skou works mainly in drawing and site and time-specific installations in public spaces. One of his projects, entitled Markeringer, consisted of oversized light projections that temporarily overtook the walls of a Copenhagen neighborhood in 2010. Portraits of adults, children, and even angels, were illuminated across the blank canvas of various…

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Added by katie hosmer on December 2, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Elaborate Carpets Made of Unconventional Materials

Pasta Carpet 2

Artists Marcia Nolte, Stijn van der Vleuten, and Bob Waardenburg, known as the collective WE MAKE CARPETS, design interesting floor displays that make convincing throw rugs from afar. Upon closer inspection, we can see that their creations are, in fact, an intricately patterned assembly of various…

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Added by Pinar on November 30, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Small Mirrored House Reflects the Surrounding Landscape



German sculptor Ekkehard Altenburger finds great inspiration in architecture and the environment. He uses heavy materials like steel and stone in his pieces and says he "seeks to explore and encapsulate the physical balance of the built environment as well as the sculptural volumes of these physical materials."

This piece, Mirror House, was a temporary installation on the…

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Added by katie hosmer on November 29, 2012 at 9:56am — No Comments

6,000 Miniature People Form the World Map



Multidisciplinary artist Clinton De Menezes created a fascinating landscape in this World Map installation. The artist used oil paint, emulsion, acrylic, plaster, and hand painted model figures to create the captivating piece, in which migrating crowds of miniature individuals form a larger land mass that is displayed from an aerial view. With extreme attention to detail, De Menezes…

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Added by katie hosmer on November 29, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Intriguing Stacked Man Statue in the Netherlands



In 1985, Dutch artist Frans Carlier created this intriguing statue of a man holding his hat with both hands titled De Wiekeneer. The sculpture, which is located in the Netherlands at the Wijcker Brugstraat in Maastricht, is especially fascinating because of the artist's choice to divide it into horizontal sections. Each slab of the bronze sculpture is set slightly askew making it seem…

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Added by Pinar on November 27, 2012 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Exploding Installation is an Archive of People's Lives

London-based artist Stuart Haygarth has constructed a massive chandelier made of found objects for the UCH Macmillan Cancer Centre, as commissioned by the University College London Hospitals. The suspended installation titled Strand presents a spectacular burst of color…

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Added by Pinar on November 27, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Magical Bridge Suspended By Three Giant Balloons



Like a dreamy setting straight out of a fairytale, Marseille-based artist Olivier Grossetête's delicate bridge floats over a pond, suspended by a trio of surreally inspired giant white balloons. Located in the Japanese Garden at Tatton Park in England for the Tatton Park Biennial, the piece titled Pont de…

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Added by Pinar on November 25, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Colorful Interactive Floral Room Evolves Over Time



The latest installation in Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki's Echoes-Infinity series titled Moment & Eternity has redefined the gallery space at…

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Added by Pinar on November 19, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Mesmerizing Metallic Flower Sculpture Open & Closes

Una Lumino is a kinetic sculpture comprised of metallic buds that are made of acrylic and stainless steel. The mechanical installation by Korean artist Choe U-Ram incorporates his signature style of combining beauty and technology. Standing at just over 17 feet tall, the whirlwind of elegant robotic flowers are automated to bloom open, shining a brilliant light, and revert back…

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Added by Pinar on November 17, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Astounding Towers of Balancing Bread

Barcelona-based graphic designers Ana Dominguez and Omar Sosa conceived this remarkable idea of a balancing bread act for Apartamento magazine. The series, shot by photographer Nacho Alegre, is like a beautiful architectural symphony—a visual ode to baguettes, ciabatta, and rye. Time stands still as the…

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Added by Pinar on November 16, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Breathtaking Rooms Filled with Thousands of Balloons



Scattered Crowd is a magnificent spacial installation featuring thousands of balloons by German choreographer William Forsythe. The multi-disciplined artist forces visitors to his site-specific installation to not only take in the gorgeous, magical effect of the piece, but to also interact with the space.

Walking through a maze of dreamy white balloons varying in size and…

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Added by Pinar on November 14, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

20,000 LED Lights Illuminate Japanese Rice Paddies



Japan's agriculturally significant Shiroyone Senmaida terraced rice fields offer a beautiful sight to be seen, especially at nightfall as its landscape is illuminated by a world record-breaking 20,000 pink LED lights that line over 2,000 small rice paddies. The vibrant pop of color against the natural, fertile earth offers a sharp contrast that echoes the beauty of the sunlit land at…

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Added by Pinar on November 14, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Incredible Suspended Deconstruction of an F1 Car



If you've ever been curious about the makeup of an F1 race car, Dutch artist Paul Veroude has made it very easy for you to find out what's inside one of these speedy vehicles. Using a Mercedes GP Petronas F1, driven by renowned race car driver Michael Schumacher, the artist deconstructed the 2010 model and suspended each piece, right down to the nuts and bolts.

Weighing just over 600…

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Added by Pinar on November 13, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments

Ai Weiwei's Spectacular Crystal Cube Chandelier



Renowned artist Ai Weiwei has dazzled us in the past with his eye-catching works of art and this piece titled Cube Light, first introduced in 2008, is no exception. The massive…

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Added by Pinar on November 12, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Beautiful Abstract Toilet Paper Installations



We've seen our share of amazing paper artists and even come across one that works with the discarded cardboard tubes of used toilet paper rolls, but now we're mesmerized by these…

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Added by Pinar on November 11, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Giant Shoes Made of Pots, Pans, and Lids

Paris-born, Lisbon-based artist Joana Vasconcelos takes everyday objects and transforms them into life-size replicas of high-heel sandals in her aptly titled series Shoes. Each towering shoe is constructed out of dozens of stainless steel pots, pans, and lids of varying sizes. These sculptural installations are really remarkable to look at and deconstruct, which makes it no…

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Added by Pinar on November 10, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

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