Alien-Looking "Kunsthaus Graz" Building Inhabits Historic Neighborhood

Juxtapoz // Friday, May 24, 2013
The historic center of the city of Graz is located on the River Mur in Austria is home to the Kunsthaus Graz, a building designed by Sir Peter Cook and Colin Fournier in 2003. The 2,500 square meter space is dedicated for changing contemporary art exhibitions, functions and events. The strange, blob-like, blue bubble blends with a heritage-protected part of the building and uses 930 computercon trolled light sources under the building's skin to create a 45-meter display that allows the building to communicate with its environment....

Miami Bayfront Park Proposal, "The Miami Sun"

Juxtapoz // Monday, May 20, 2013
One entry into the competition for designing a new Miami bayfront park, submitted by VisionDivision, is meant to symbolize the good life experienced in beach side Florida. "The grid shell exterior is clad in glass that mimics the sun at daytime, its skin reflecting light and gradually shifting its colors during the day, creating spectacular sunrises and blazing sunsets for the park, while at night time it transforms into a half moon." We're into it. The future is here.

Geoff McFetridge "Site Fence Mural" @ Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Geoff McFetridge, an artist who has done fantastic projects recently with Heath Ceramics and Bushmills, just completed a new mural piece at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. As the Walker notes, "In conjunction with his talk for the 2013 Insights Design Lecture Series, the Walker commissioned McFetridge to create artwork to cover construction fencing during the Walker’s rebricking project."

Stencil Illustrations by Adam Feibelman

Illustration // Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Adam Feibelman (Adam5100) makes painstakingly-layered paper cutouts evoking the stunning absence of form in an image. Feibelman was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and started making art as a graffiti artist. That led him to CCA where he won an award for printmaking and illustration. Adam's work has taken on a satirical look, challenging conceptions of modernity and focusing on the realm of spaces as a language to describe forgotten places. 

Educational Centre in El Chaparral by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda

Juxtapoz // Thursday, April 25, 2013
This educational center in El Chaparral, Spain by Alejandro Muñoz Miranda consists of walls and a ceiling with variable section, elements that create a sequence of compressed and decompressed spaces determined by their use.

Preston Scott Cohen's "DaTong Library" is Under Construction

Juxtapoz // Saturday, April 20, 2013
Boston-based designer and architect Preston Scott Cohen's design for the Datong Library in China is currently under construction. The 'grand architectural gesture' is a book ramp, which ties four floors of books together. Aircraft design software was used to realize a complex skin that envelopes the 'dramatically soaring tectonic form.'

YOY Design Studio Created Hanging Canvas Furniture

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 16, 2013
We weren't quite sure what was going on here until we saw a few different angles of Japanese design studio YOY's latest 'canvas,' two-dimensional-looking hanging furniture pieces. Each piece is constructed out of wood and aluminum and then covered with screen-printed elastic fabric. The 'canvas' is then leaned against a wall and stretches when weight is applied to accommodate the user.

Winding Concrete Cultural Center in Norway

Juxtapoz // Monday, April 08, 2013
  We love this proposal for a new cultural center in Norway by the portuguese engineering and design firm Cerejeira Fontes Architects. Interpreting a lineal series of spaces, the overlapping, winding concrete form also has a cantilevering tail and forms an outdoor gathering space in its center. The roof emerges from a rock formation and doubles as seating for events and an extruded form frames views of the ocean.  

La trobe institute for molecular science

Street Art // Saturday, April 06, 2013
The futuristic-looking architecture of the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science in Melbourne, Australia was designed by Australian architects, Lyons. The University building serves first to third year undergraduates who are studying and researching various science-based fields. If you shrunk the building down to fit on a table, it could easily be something purchasable at Sharper Image, right?

Vietnam's Fire-Breathing Dragon Bridge

Juxtapoz // Friday, April 05, 2013
Da Nang City in Vietnam just opened a new fire-breathing dragon bridge to six lanes of traffic and two sidewalks. The steel arch bridge weighs 1,000 tons and is the now the biggest in the world! Aside from being able to spew fire and water from it's mouth, the bridge is also outfitted with 15,000 LED lights that brilliantly change colors!  

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