Bus Stops in Krumbach, Austria

Design // Monday, May 19, 2014
Bus stops are rather mundane, and turning them into public art projects is something cities have done for years to make them more appealing. Mostly, they just become advertisement centers for upcoming summer blockbusters. In Krumbach, Austia, a selection of renowned international architects turned 7 bus stops into mini-design projects. Some bizarre, some functional, some just a nice place to sit and look at a field. 

Illustrations by Lajos Kozma (circa 1909)

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 07, 2014
A beautiful set of illustrations from Hungarian modernist, Lajos Kozma. We just read on Dwell that he studied architecture at Budapest Imperial Joseph College, and after graduating, he joined the Young Ones, a group of designers who studied Hungarian folk art and architecture and created furniture.

Gert Wingårdh and Kustaa Saksi's Paper Installation

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Swedish architect Gert Windgardh and Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi used 700,000 sheets of illustrated A3 paper and 44,000 suspension points to build their immense and vibrant mosaic installation for the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Watch a timelapse after the jump...

"Archiportrait" by Federico Babina

Design // Monday, April 07, 2014
We are always happy to see a new series of Architecture-themed illustrations from Italian artist Federico Babina. Recently we took a look at his "Archist" series in which he illustrated buildings inspired by famous works of art. His latest series, "Archiportrait' features portraits of both contemporary and classic artists, drawn in their specific style. Each portrait incorporates various elements of the designer's work such as floor plans, walls, windows, furniture, and color themes!

Watch: Building Becomes a Playable Rubik's Cube

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 04, 2014
Puzzle Facade brings the experience of solving a Rubik’s cube to the urban space. It transforms the Ars Electronica’s media facade, into a giant Rubik’s cube, inviting passers-by to engage with an interactive experience that takes place in the city of Linz (Austria). In Puzzle Facade the player interacts with the specially designed interface-cube...

Illustrations of Architecture in Odessa by Dasha Pliska

Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 27, 2014
These beautiful illustrations by Ukrainian artist Dasha Pliska are a unique and perfect blend of Architecture in Odessa and hands and arms. The limbs give the Architecture an unexpected human element.

Buildings Inspired by Famous Works of Art

Design // Tuesday, March 18, 2014
We featured Italian architect and illustrator Federico Babina's Archiset series of illustrations depicting iconic architecture portrayed in films. He is back again with "Archist" an equally fun project that illustrates imaginary buildings inspired by famous works of art. What would a Warhol, Picasso, or Mondrian-designed house look like? 

Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal @ MoMA

Design // Monday, March 17, 2014
Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Dispersal celebrates the recent joint acquisition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s extensive archive by MoMA and Columbia University’s Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.

Didier Faustino's Explosion-Inspired Dream House

Design // Monday, February 03, 2014
Portuguese architect Didier Faustino designed this house modeled on the form of an explosion for a series of Spanish dream houses to be built by French developer Chistian Bourdais. 'Similarly to the centre of the Big Bang the house appears to draw in as well as reflect the light at its core,' said the designers.' The floors cause the body to feel weightless due to a lack of traditional spatial references.'

"The Fragile Beasts" Paper Sculpture

Juxtapoz // Thursday, January 30, 2014
17 undergraduate architecture students from Łódź University of Technology designed and constructed the Fragile Beasts sculpture using digital modeling software and scripts to break down the forms into shapes suitable for curved folding. "Curved folding isn't just the aesthetic, it's also the structure: it can lend substantial stiffness to fairly flimsy material."

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