Xanadu House

Street Art // Tuesday, September 27, 2011
"Heralded as “House of the Future”, the Xanadu House by Roy Mason is a domed structure constructed completely form insulating polyurethane foam. The house was appropriately built less than 30 miles away from Disney World’s “Land of Tomorrow” Epcot Center and the two were opened only a few months apart."  The house contained a computer system that planned balanced meals and cooked them automatically as a set date and time.

A Green Sqwear by Paper Donut

Juxtapoz // Thursday, September 22, 2011
We love a good optical illusion, and French collective Paper Donut just completed the Green Sqwear wall piece for the client Sqwear. We just love the simple details, the use of the wall space, the use of 6 walls and 14 spray cans.

Mississippi Grind Skate Barge

Street Art // Wednesday, September 21, 2011
"Sponsored and created by Red Bull, the Mississippi Grind river barge tour is presenting a unique skateboarding experience. Built on a massive barge, this floating skatepark will travel a total of 1,705 miles from its launch point in Minnesota's Twin Cities to its final destination of New Orleans, La. Upon completion of the journey, Red Bull will donate the obstacles from the barge skatepark to the city of New Orleans to be placed in a public skate space."

Saber goes Skywriting over Los Angeles to End Mural Moratorium

Juxtapoz // Monday, September 19, 2011
Politically conscious and outspoken supporter of public art and graffiti, Los Angeles-based Saber, took the skies of Los Angeles today for a skywriting protest of LA City Council's moratorium on street murals. If they are going to okay some advertising billboards, might as well take your public art to the next level.

Turda Salt Mine

Street Art // Friday, September 16, 2011
"Batman’s rumored new home in the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises is none other than the long awaited arrival of the batcave. Located in Turda Romania, the abandoned Turda Salt Mine is flooding the internet with buzz that this will be the location where filming will take place for the batcave."  Next destination to wonderland underground, please and thank you.

Fortress of Fortezza

Street Art // Thursday, September 15, 2011
“Begun under Francis I in the year 1833 – completed by Ferdinand I in the year 1838”, reads the Latin inscription over the gate of the fortress. In just five years, over 6,000 workers and soldiers built a blocking position at one of the narrowest points in the Eisack valley. It has the dimensions of a small town and, with a surface area of 20 hectares, is the largest fortification in the Alpine region."

Origami Cave by LAVA

Street Art // Monday, September 12, 2011
LAVA’s origami cave concept is a response to the need for emergency shelter in the aftermath of natural disasters. The base molecule can be shipped as a flat pack, cut out of local plywood, or dropped off by a helicopter. The interior can then be carved out of wood, cardboard, newspapers or other locally available materials.  We want one for our backyard!

Phoenix International Media Center

Street Art // Thursday, September 08, 2011
  Scheduled for completion in 2012, Phoenix International Media Center is a basket-like shaped building with has a great feeling of movement.  Phoenix is a large satellite TV provider and is among the numerous media companies that have recently begun defining Beijing's urban landscape.  

Layers by the Miha Artnak

Juxtapoz // Wednesday, September 07, 2011
This isn't the first time we have heard from Slovenian artist the Miha Artnak, as the artist created a great public art project, a trash sculpture, in November 2010 that we covered. Now is a whole new public project, Layers, created with the basis "There is more than just one reality." Lots to look at here.

Hello World!

Street Art // Thursday, September 01, 2011
"Hello, world!” is a real installation for the virtual globe of the software Google Earth. A Semacode measuring 160 x 160 meters was mown into a wheat field near the town of Ilmenau in the Land Thuringia. The code consists of 18 x 18 bright and dark squares producing decoded the phrase “Hello, world!”. The project was realized in May 2006 and photographs were taken of it during a picture flight in the following month."