China Copies Entire Austrian Town of Hallstatt

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.

Zaha Hadid designs museum for renowned climber Reinhold Messner on Alpine peak, Mount Kronplatz

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."

Snarkitecture Installs Giant, Monochrome Ball Pit in DC Museum

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. 

Cliffside Living on the Aegean Sea

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.

New Awesome Work By Federico Babina

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.

Shirane-Miyazaki's Kaleidoscopic Origami Dome

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. 

Video of Do Ho Suh's Installation "Perfect Home"

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.

Kaleidoscopic Tunnels Create Mesmerizing Children's Playground

Design // Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Architecture studio A2arquitectos has taken everyobody's favorite toy and/or psychedelic experience and inspired a real-life children's play area at Hotel Castell De Hams in Porto Cristo, Spain. Hexagonal reflective tunnels 9 meters long by 2 meters high reflect external views and bring natural light to the children playing in them. The rest of the space looks pretty neat too...

New Yacht Has Submerged Rooms

Design // Monday, May 11, 2015
For those of you that have more money than you know what to do with and could see yourself enjoying sleeping under water, well, this might be the perfect yacht to add to your collection. Kleindienst Group's "Floating Seahorse" debuted in Dubai (obviously) at the Dubai International Boat Show and is a marine yacht that has underwater rooms that potentially could have incredible views depending on what body of water you choose to float it in.

Tokyo Restaurant Decorated with Recycled Cables

Design // Friday, May 01, 2015
Designed by Japanese artist and architect Kengo Kuma, this bar-restaurant located in Kichijoji outside Tokyo is adorned withheaps of colored recycled cables. "We applied recycled LAN cables, which we call Mojamoja – to describe its shaggy, wooly look – and what is called acrylic ball (left-over melted acrylic byproduct pieces) to everything from interior materials to furniture. As the result, some amazing interior emerged, where form becomes invisible and only materiality and various colors appear as if floating in the air.
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