Juxtapoz // Thursday, June 07, 2012
Today we are presenting something new on Juxtapoz.com, something we hope is a reoccurring segment to the daily grind. We are putting "Architecture in Focus," short editorials on the history of various styles, cities, architects, writers, and trends that is often missed in the world of art. Architecture as an artform. That is the focus. First, the history of the skyscraper...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Leave it to Iceland to have serene beauty such as this. The design firm, Choi + Shine Architects, came up with this, The Land of Giants an attempt to transform "mundane electrical pylons into statues on the Icelandic landscape by making only small alterations to existing pylon design." These designs were submitted as a competition entry in March of 2008 to Landsnet, Iceland national power transmission company who was working in collaboration with the Association of Icelandic Architects.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Built illegally in the woods of Whistler on British Columbia’s government land, The Hemloft is a wonderfully designed egg-shaped tree house built by Former Canadian software developer and current carpenter, Joel Allen.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, February 23, 2012
We have always been fascinated by architectural fine art, whether it be Evan Hecox' city paintings or even the way that Ian Francis has incorporated buildings into his dreamy paintings. Today, we were struck by the work of Australian artist Paul Davies, whose work is primarily concerned with modern architecture, and has been influenced by the likes of Jeffrey Smart and Frank Lloyd Wright.
Street Art // Wednesday, February 01, 2012
Designed by Prague-based studio SGL Projekt, in 2006, The Stork Farm Nest is a giant stick-covered dome used as a horse-riding arena in the Czech Republic. The design was inspired by storks that found home in the roof of the distillery after it was disused.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 26, 2012
Constructed by Aranguren & Gallegos Architects, the ABC Museum in Madrid is a factory building that has been renovated with a modern design. Triangular shapes cover the reflective exterior of the building as well as the matching floor that gleams light. The museum primarily showcases works of illustration from contemporary artists.
Juxtapoz // Friday, January 06, 2012
Projected to be finished in Seoul, South Korea, in 2016, The Cloud is a controversial pair of skyscrapers designed by Dutch firm MVRDV. Named after the “pixilated cloud” connecting the two towers, some critics say there is a strong resemblance to the Twin Towers on 9/11. We think it’s a stretch, what do you think?
Juxtapoz // Thursday, December 22, 2011
Constructed from ceramic tiles, timber, powder-coated steel, fritted glass and composite panels, with multiple brightly colored and patterned panels, Avondale Heights Library & Learning Centre is a refreshing take on architectural design. This community building is located in Melbourne, Australia and was designed by H20 Architects.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Australian-born, Japan-based illustrator Sean Edward Whelan creates these well-constructed drawings of buildings and cityscapes arranged as human beings. The Japanese influence, where Whelan studies and teaches, is very apparent in the details of the buildings and architecture.
Juxtapoz // Sunday, October 16, 2011
Dresden’s Military History Museum opens to the public this Saturday after seven years of renovation. Grabbing your immediate attention is architect Daniel Libeskind’s aggressive sharp grey wedge made of steel and glass that was added to the building.