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.'
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.
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.
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?
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!
Juxtapoz // Tuesday, April 02, 2013
We love the entrance to the Brockenheimer Warte U-Bahn Station in Frankfurt, Germany. It looks like it either crashed into the ground or is in the process of burrowing its way underground.
Juxtapoz // Friday, March 29, 2013
Takashi Kobayashi is the carpenter and architect of 120 houses all over Japan. As a self-taught designer Takashi has aimed to erode the boundaries between man and nature. His collective, treehouse peoples, have worked to develop tree structures that avoid stunting the tree's grown and balance on the limbs.
Juxtapoz // Thursday, March 21, 2013
Working with a team of students from MIT, American studio Christina Parreno Architecture constructed this chandelier of cardboard tubes at ARCOMadrid using a mesh structure of wires and cables to hold the canopy. The varying topography was created by cutting the tubes at different lengths.
Juxtapoz // Wednesday, March 20, 2013
London architecture collective Softkill Design has announced plans for a plastic dwelling, the world's first 3D printed house. Printed in sections off-site, the structure could be snapped together on site in a single day. The strange looking web-like structure is eight meters wide and four meters long. The future is here...
Street Art // Friday, March 15, 2013
The ambitious designs created by the architectural firm, Zaha Hadid, for the Changsha Meixihu International Culture & Art Centre in China have been revealed and they are quite impressive. The three buildings, a Grand Theatre, a Contemporary Art Museum, and a Multipurpose Hall, will each offer various creative activities and different experiences. The facilities are intended to offer both indoor and outdoor exhibitions, with additional amenities such as bars and restaurants for visitors.