Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Joep van Lieshout has created a temporary built community, "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," defined by its playful approach to sexuality and the body. The architecture is an installation for the annual Ruhrtriennale festival in Bachum, Germany, which offers music, theater, dance performance, and fine arts. The highlights of the installation include a bar shaped like the human digestive system—one end of the piece is an open mouth and tongue, the other an anatomically-correct anus; two buildings copulating; and restrooms designed to look like rusted silos.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Artist Charles Young, who also has training as an architect, is creating a moving city of paper. Most of the structures are straightforward, but Young has also created the bizarre, such as a house on chicken legs and a pipe with an emerging carnivorous plant, a la video game style. On his project’s tumblr, Paperholm, he committed to contributing one built element per day.
Design // Tuesday, August 04, 2015
The 376-foot tall ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London will soon be home to the world's longest and tallest slide. The project, recently approved, will see the construction of a 591-foot long tube stretching from the tower's viewpoint to the ground. Extending 249 feet above the ground, the slide will spiral around the twoer five times and end in a 164-foot straight run to the ground. "It's about adding another attraction to the attraction," Peter Tudor, director of visitor services at Queen Elizabeth Park, told Standard. "We've already got Anish Kapoor's mirrors that turn everything upside-down, and the view. We're looking at what other experiences can we provide to engage with the sculpture."
Design // Friday, July 31, 2015
We’ve posted on China’s replica cities—cities whose architecture mimics those of European towns. Recently, China’s Minmetals Land Limited, a real estate development company, created a replica of Hallstatt, an Austrian town. The town is an exact clone and in China is a high-end development, in Huizhou, a city 60 miles northeast of Hong Kong. The project cost $940 million to build and opened to residents in 2012.
Design // Wednesday, July 29, 2015
If you like your museums located 2,275 metres above sea level, near the Kronplatz ski resort in South Tyrol, Italy, and you remember Ben Folds Five albums, and you like mountain climbers, you will love Zaha Hadid's new design for a museum built for climber Reinhold Messner on Alpine peak, Mount Kronplatz. As Dezeen notes, "London-based architect Zaha Hadid – already in the news this month after her design for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic stadium was scrapped – designed a structure built into the side of the mountain, emerging only at certain points to offer specific views."
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 08, 2015
In Snarkitecture's latest interactive architectural installation, they've installed a beach scene in the National Building Museum's Grand Hall and filled it with plastic balls—like in the ball pits you used to play in as a kid—but translucent white and created from recyclable plastic. Snarkitecture straddles the line between architecture and art, altering spaces within the high art world as well as for commercial clients.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 02, 2015
Or perhaps we should say "conceptual" cliffside living on the Aegean Sea by OPA. "Casa Brutale" by OPA (Open Platform for Architecture)is an insane concept of how to build a living space on a cliff, with amazing staircase ideas, swimming pool, glazed facade and other just fantastic details and minimal looks that would make the dude from Ex Machina jealous.
Juxtapoz // Friday, June 19, 2015
Federico Babina is at it again! Twenty-seven imaginary houses that correlate to the best and most famous film directors, from Jim Jarmusch to Lars Von Trier. The varied styles of the directors are intrepreted as architecutral designs, creating charming images. Babina believes that it's similar with architecture details, where even the most subtle of details helps create an imprint of the creator.
Design // Monday, June 08, 2015
Japanese artists Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki have created one of their special three-dimensional kaleidoscopic domes for Vivid Sydney 2015. The structure, made up of more than 320 geometric shapes, constantly shifts and alters the spectrum of light projected within the space and mirrors it against a reflective perspex materials which mimics the interior of a kaleidoscope. The artists are part of a space design firm in Japan that has been recognized for its work in architecture, interior design, and spatial art.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, May 28, 2015
Korean artist Do Ho Suh draws attention to the ways viewers occupy and inhabit public space. Interested in the malleability of space in both its physical and metaphorical manifestations, Suh constructs site-specific installations that question the boundaries of identity.