MoMA Acquires 14 Video Games, and This is Just the Start

Juxtapoz // Monday, December 03, 2012
You know where we stand on this issue, as we have been bringing video games and the architects behind them into the magazine in recent years, so we applaud the move by the MoMA Architecture and Design curators acquiring 14 video game titles, with more to come. The first grouping will be on display Museum’s Philip Johnson Galleries in March 2013.

The Camouflaged Artist Retreat

Juxtapoz // Friday, November 30, 2012
If an artist wants to get away, might as well have his retreat in secret. HL Architecture has created the perfect setting, a "camouflaged" mirrored studio situated in Amsterdam. All your disturbances get reflected back to themselves, thus giving you a pit of privacy. Oh, who are we kidding, this just brings everyone closer to you business because you have a cool studio.

The Fogo Island Studios in Newfoundland, Canada

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
For this writer, one of the great things about blog/Tumblr culture is that we can find out about very well-informed tastemakers who find some of the most absolutely beautiful places on earth and then hire great architects to put something stunning in that location. This was our morning, where we learned about the jaw-dropping Fogo Islands Studios by Saunders Architecture in Newfoundland, Canada, a collection of three minimal studios that take nature and structure to the absolute max.

A 170-foot Trampoline in a Russian Forest

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 29, 2012
Somebody had the genius idea to put a 170-foot trampoline in a Russian forest, and we think they should be given a Nobel Prize for Peace. Design firm Salto created the installation, Fast Track, as part of the Archstoyanie festival in Nikola-Lenivets, Russia. Again, genius. This type of innovation stops wars.

The Bridge House by ObjecktCreative Design Studio

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Over the past few weeks, we have seen a bunch of architecture projects that have really caught our eye, and we just found our future home this morning. A new design from the studio ObjecktCreative, The Bridge House, featuring three cubes placed accordingly over a creek. You get nice views from every angle, and you can easily cross over the water at any time by going into your living room.

Danny Heller Paints Midcentury Architecture Now

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Danny Heller's paintings take a central focus on midcentury architectural design, often working directly from photographs of these beautiful yet stripped down homes in palm fringed landscapes like Palm Springs  where the peak of the  1960s spacious and minimalist approach remains in full glory. Heller's works themselves are impeccably painted quite easily described as photo-realistic.

Bridge Suspended by Balloons

Juxtapoz // Monday, November 26, 2012
We have been in a balloon sort of mood on the site in recent week (see the balloon installation dreamland here), and Marseille-based artist Olivier Grossetête has constructed a bridge over a pond, suspended by balloons. Tell that to the engineers creating the new Bay Bridge in SF if balloons do the trick?

The House that would not Budge

Juxtapoz // Sunday, November 25, 2012
This isn't so much an art story so much as it is just a plain awesome story. Luo Baogen and his wife refused to leave their home in Wenling, Zhejiang, China because they felt that the government's relocation compensation was not enough for them to rebuild a new home. So instead, they stayed put and made the government build a road around their 5-story home.

The Infinite Staircase by Olafur Eliasson

Juxtapoz // Thursday, November 08, 2012
Completed in 2004, Umschreibung (or rewriting) is a surreal spiral steel staircase built by Danish-Icelandic artist, Olafur Eliasson. The staircase resides permanently in the courtyard of the global accounting firm KPMG in Munich. You may remember Eliasson’s name from his New York City Waterfalls project back in 2008, where the artist created four man-made waterfalls in the New York Harbor, one being directly under the Brooklyn Bridge that was around 100 feet tall.

Hajdu Bence's Vacated Masterpieces

Juxtapoz // Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Architectural space frames and guides the average urban lifestyle, providing the forums through which we move, interact and live. In these vacated masterworks originally painted by Jacques-Louis David, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Fra Angelico, Hajdu Bence opens up the space, allowing us to see it stripped of its character-driven narratives, removing our attention from the animated figures...

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