Design // Monday, January 12, 2015
Bring your parka, this ice hotel is not for the faint of heart. The temperature never drops below 23 degrees Fahrenheit and guests sport thermal underwear and hats and slip into a sleeping bag atop blocks of ice, a thick mattress, and reindeer skins. Now in its 25th year, the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden welcoes 50,000 visitors each year under a new artistic scheme. Each year, thousands of artists and creatives take part in influencing the design of the hotel. 1,000 tons of frozen water and 30,000 m3 of 'snice' (snow and ice particles mixed with air) make up this year's edition.
Design // Sunday, December 21, 2014
This may be our favorite category yet in our ongoing spotlights on the A'Design Awards: Architecture, Building, and Structure Design. We travel, live in urban epicenters, appreciate a good building when we see one, so this category has some of the best things we have seen yet. From hotels, to university building, to malls and other commercial structures. We want to stay at that W Hotel now, too.
Design // Monday, November 24, 2014
PUBLIC WORK is the first exhibition to focus exclusively on L.A. based artist Peter Shire’s public and private architectural commissions. Executed over the course of three decades, the architectural works demonstrate Shire’s understanding of the formal principles of twentieth-century art and architecture collided with his interrogations of popular culture and the vocabulary of visual design. Stay tuned for an article on Peter in an upcoming issue of Juxtapoz.
Design // Thursday, November 20, 2014
A' Design Award & Competition is the Worlds' largest annual juried design competition that honors best designers, architects, and design oriented companies worldwide to provide them publicity, fame and recognition. The A' Design Accolades are organized and awarded internationally in a wide array of categories ranging from industrial design to architecture. Every year, projects that focus on innovation, technology, design and creativity are awarded with the A' Award to push them further for success.
Design // Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Federico Babina's architecture and design-inspired illustrations are some of our favorite and the Italian artist keeps coming up with fun ideas. Just this year we featured his "Archiwindows" series where he placed famous architects in their windows, his "Artisect" series where he spliced world-famous paintings with buildings, his "Archimusic" series, his "Archiportrait" series, the list goes on...
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 04, 2014
Well known for his wild and provocative architectural projects, Alex Chinneck has created a house built completely from wax and called A Pound Of Flesh For 50p. This new work took over a year of working with many different chemists, wax specialists and engineers and is set to melt over the next 30 days.
Design // Monday, October 20, 2014
Spanish architecture firm Churtichaga Quadra-Salcedo transformed an apartment in Madrid into a shared workspace by cutting cones and spheres into the walls. Developed with Sketchup, the inspiration came from the art of Gordon Matta Clark.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Federico Babina has done it again! Always surprising us with his series, such as Archimusic, Archiportrait and Artisect, this new one is a making us smile. Archiwindow is his latest series and it features 25 architects and studios.
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 07, 2014
During Italian architect and designer Aldo Rossi's lifetime he accomplished the unusual feat of achieving international recognition in four distinct areas: theory, drawing, architecture and product design and winning the Pritzker Prize in 1990. 'His work combined unabashedly grand forms with the most reductive geometric shapes.' View a collection of his sketches and drawing after the jump...
Design // Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Juxtapoz has teamed with New England Outerwear co-founder Greg Cordeiro for a series of insights and takes in the world of industrial design and fashion, highlighting the diverse creative energy of young and established designers that we have been featuring in the print edition of Juxtapoz each month. Today, Greg talks about the classic, and timeless, Arco Floor Lamp.