Troll Wall Visitor Center in Trollveggen, Norway

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Norwegians just do it better? The Troll Wall is the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, about 3,600 ft from its base to the summit of its highest point. And now, thanks to the wonderful work of Reiulf Ramstad Architects, there is a fantastic visitor's center for which to visit before you base jump, or whatever you do at steep cliffs.

Public Toilets in New Zealand Resemble Sea Creatures

Street Art // Tuesday, August 14, 2012
In Wellington, New Zealand on the waterfront, architects from Studio Pacific have created public toilets resembling large headless sea creatures or maybe even dinosaurs. The “toilet sculptures” were designed to reflect the waterfront’s shipping history and to evoke “the crusty saltiness of the sea” in the harbor nearby. They have red steel armor plates and their long neck design created natural ventilation. An ambitious project considering each one of these structures contains only one bathroom.

The Xiying Rainbow Bridge, Taiwan

Juxtapoz // Monday, August 13, 2012
We have been playing close attention to bridge design these days, what with our local Bay Bridge nearing a major addition, and talks of its western span receiving a special anniversary LED project. So let's turn to the great look of the Xiying Rainbow Bridge in Penghu, Taiwan that reflects a rainbow lighting scheme at night.

Sustainable Pavilion Containing Corn

Street Art // Wednesday, August 08, 2012
This cleverly designed pavilion was created by St. Andre-Lang Architectes constructed of wood, corn, and fencing.  Located in the North-East of France, the circular design allows for views of the entire surrounding landscape. Dried corncobs line the interior wood structure and external mesh to form the walls and act as insulation and protection. Esthetically marvelous, we wonder is this structure will be a magnet for animals and rodents as the corn dries out?

The Snow House

Juxtapoz // Friday, August 03, 2012
Yes, please, we will live here. This is the Snow House, a place where showering might be a tad exposed, but the layout and architectural set-up is undeniable. The house was constructed by Milan based design firm, Santambrogio, and is built throughout with a blue hued glass. The book cases, bed, and most everything is constructed with that same blue hued glass. Again, where do you shower?

Timeless Images Around the Golden Gate

Juxtapoz // Saturday, July 28, 2012
In coordination with the 75th anniversary of the GoldenGate bridge, the SFMoMA has been posting various selections of photographs and artworks from their collection. The photographs in particular catalogue a history and evolution of the landscape around the famous bridge, some even revealing the bridge in construction. Here are some of the amazing shots of San Francisco over the years.

Reframe by Adam Scales, Pierre Berthelomeau, and Paul Van Den Berg

Juxtapoz // Thursday, July 26, 2012
For the 2012 Festival of Lively Architecture (yes, that is a festival) architects Adam Scales, Pierre Berthelomeau, and Paul Van Den Berg created Reframe, a structure that gives the illusion of an 3-dimensional portal. From above, the structure appears to be a well-contstructed cube, but is when you walk around and experience the piece that the new dimensions begin to appear.

The Magazine Rack Chair

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 25, 2012
As you know, we are magazine people. We print a magazine, we read magazines, we love the physicality of it all. So when we saw this Magazine Rack Chair, designed by South Korean designer, Seung Han Lee, we were sold in the idea. A clever way to store, display, and house your magazine collection, and from the looks of it, quite easy to get to your rags when you are just sitting around.

Stitching on Photographs by Maria Aparico Puentes

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Chilean artist Maria Aparico Puentes stitches thread into geometric shapes over photography, an effect that makes the subjects appear to be existing on the borders of another dimension. Speaking on her work, Puentes notes, "I imagine that some of these impressions point me to study Architecture."

Gardens by the Bay in Singapore

Street Art // Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Officially opening on June 29, 2012, Gardens by the Bay is a horticulture oasis of three massive waterfront landscapes in Singapore’s marina bay in downtown.  With multiple themed areas such as, cooled conservatories, a flower dome and cloud forest, and a supertrees vertical garden, plan to spend an entire day admiring the vast amount of ecelctic greenery.

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