Juxtapoz // Monday, January 28, 2013
For the past year, we have been following famed artist Leo Villareal project to light up the Bay Bridge, the large suspension bridge that connects Oakland to San Francisco, California. He had proposed an LED light installation consisting of 25,000 white LEDs, spaced a foot apart for the west span of the bridge. On March 5, 2013, this will become a reality. The lights will have the function of changing, making abstract patterns based loosely on water, traffic, and weather patterns.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 23, 2013
From ROM for Art + Architecture in Oslo, Norway, on their new, incredible light installation: Submergence is a highly immersive, Mixed Reality experience that challenges perceptions of space and presence. Imagine walking through a virtual world, where pixels on a screen are replaced by thousands of points of light floating in space. Imagine that these points of light create environments, atmospheres and physical spaces that you can enter, affect, immerse yourself in.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, January 16, 2013
In an ongoing video series aiming to highlight the lives of creative and inspiring people in the surrounding Los Angeles area, The Qualities of Light made a segment focusing on the artist Augustine Kofe. Watch as they follow Kofie to an estate sale where he describes his love for collecting and cataloguing, his inspirations for his creative process, and the continuous exploration and experimentation in his work.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 17, 2012
A simple design can help reshape the infrastructure of a city, and in Sarajevo, a stunning looping bridge was recently designed by three Bosnian design students and completed outside the Academy of Fine Arts. The students, Adnan Alagi?, Bojan Kanli? and Amila Hrusti?, won a competition to design the bridge over 5 years ago, and just recently saw their design come to fruition. The bridge is called Festina Lente, which means "make haste, slowly" in Latin.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The world's largest basket happens to be the headquarters of Longaberger, you guessed it, a manufacturer of baskets and other craft goods. The building, standing 7 stories tall, is quite handy unto itself: the "handles" apparently wick away snow in the winter. Not sure how, but hey, it snows a lot in Newark, Ohio.
Juxtapoz // Monday, December 03, 2012
You know where we stand on this issue, as we have been bringing video games and the architects behind them into the magazine in recent years, so we applaud the move by the MoMA Architecture and Design curators acquiring 14 video game titles, with more to come. The first grouping will be on display Museum’s Philip Johnson Galleries in March 2013.
Juxtapoz // Friday, November 30, 2012
If an artist wants to get away, might as well have his retreat in secret. HL Architecture has created the perfect setting, a "camouflaged" mirrored studio situated in Amsterdam. All your disturbances get reflected back to themselves, thus giving you a pit of privacy. Oh, who are we kidding, this just brings everyone closer to you business because you have a cool studio.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
For this writer, one of the great things about blog/Tumblr culture is that we can find out about very well-informed tastemakers who find some of the most absolutely beautiful places on earth and then hire great architects to put something stunning in that location. This was our morning, where we learned about the jaw-dropping Fogo Islands Studios by Saunders Architecture in Newfoundland, Canada, a collection of three minimal studios that take nature and structure to the absolute max.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
Somebody had the genius idea to put a 170-foot trampoline in a Russian forest, and we think they should be given a Nobel Prize for Peace. Design firm Salto created the installation, Fast Track, as part of the Archstoyanie festival in Nikola-Lenivets, Russia. Again, genius. This type of innovation stops wars.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Over the past few weeks, we have seen a bunch of architecture projects that have really caught our eye, and we just found our future home this morning. A new design from the studio ObjecktCreative, The Bridge House, featuring three cubes placed accordingly over a creek. You get nice views from every angle, and you can easily cross over the water at any time by going into your living room.