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Glass-Walled Labyrinth / Robert Morris

17:00 - 24 August, 2019
Glass-Walled Labyrinth / Robert Morris, © Josh Ferdinand
© Josh Ferdinand

© Josh Ferdinand © Josh Ferdinand © Josh Ferdinand © Josh Ferdinand + 7

Video: The Wings / Studio Daniel Libeskind

16:20 - 27 July, 2015
Video: The Wings / Studio Daniel Libeskind, © Immersive
© Immersive

Daniel Libeskind teamed up with the professionals at Immersive and Innovision to realize the four 10-meter-high, "shimmering" sculptures that are outlining the Milan Expo 2015's central square. The LED-lit aluminium structures, dubbed "the Wings," were designed to "animate the public space with a constant flow of pulsating patterns and imagery related to the theme of the Expo: health, energy, sustainability and technology." They will remain on view through the duration of the Expo, which concludes October 31.

Snarkitecture Turns National Building Museum into Massive Ball-Pit

12:24 - 7 July, 2015
Snarkitecture Turns National Building Museum into Massive Ball-Pit , © Noah Kalina
© Noah Kalina

Now through September 7, you can take a "swim" in a massive "BEACH" that has taken over the National Building Museum's Great Hall. Spanning 10,000-square-feet, the BEACH was created in partnership with Brooklyn-based Snarkitecture to offer the people of Washington D.C. a one-of-a-kind installation as part of the NBM's "Summer Block Party."

The "ocean" is essentially a ball-pit comprised of nearly one million recyclable translucent plastic balls. It is contained within a mirrored, all-white enclosure flanked by a 50-foot-wide "shoreline" that offers visitors the option to wade the  "water" or sit back and relax. 

© Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina © Noah Kalina + 11

Vietnam Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / VTN Architects

21:00 - 13 May, 2015
Vietnam Pavilion - Milan Expo 2015 / VTN Architects, © PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri
© PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri

© PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri © PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri © PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri © PHOTOGRAPHERS4EXPO – Saverio Lombardi Vallauri + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Via Giorgio Stephenson, 107, 20157 Milano, Italy
  • Category

  • Architect in Charge

    Vo Trong Nghia
  • Associate Architect

    Takashi Niwa
  • Design Team

    Marek Obtulovic, Nguyen Viet Hung, Nguyen Ba Tuong, Raffaello Rosselli, Dau Nhat Quang, Hoang Quoc Bao
  • Area

    571.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Janet Echelman Suspends Massive Aerial Sculpture Over Boston's Greenway

18:30 - 4 May, 2015
Janet Echelman Suspends Massive Aerial Sculpture Over Boston's Greenway, © Peter Vanderwarker
© Peter Vanderwarker

Janet Echelman's latest aerial sculpture has been suspended 365 feet above Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway. On view through October 2015, the monumental installation spans 600 feet, occupying a void where an elevated highway once divided the city's downtown from its waterfront.

"The sculpture’s form echoes the history of its location," describes Echelman. "The three voids recall the 'Tri-Mountain' which was razed in the 18th-century to create land from the harbor. The colored banding is a nod to the six traffic lanes that once overwhelmed the neighborhood, before the Big Dig buried them and enabled the space to be reclaimed for urban pedestrian life."

© Peter Vanderwarker © Melissa Henry © Melissa Henry © Melissa Henry + 14

Christo's Floating Piers Will Let You Walk on Water in Italy

13:00 - 24 April, 2015
Christo's Floating Piers Will Let You Walk on Water in Italy, © Christo
© Christo

By adjoining 200,000 fabric-lined floatable components, Christo hopes to allow the residents of two mainland towns in Italy's Lombardy region to walk on water for a duration of two weeks in June 2016. If approved, the "Floating Piers" would connect both towns with the Lake Iseo islands via an extended, brightly colored fabric dock that would stretch across two miles.

OUALALOU+CHOI Pitches Woven Tent Outside of Jean Novel’s Arab World Institute

01:00 - 6 December, 2014
OUALALOU+CHOI Pitches Woven Tent Outside of Jean Novel’s Arab World Institute , © IMA
© IMA

In conjunction with the Contemporary Morocco exhibit (Le Maroc Contemporain) at the Jean Nouvel-designed Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris, a giant tent has been constructed on the plaza in front of the building. Designed by Tarik Oualalou and Linna Choi of OUALALOU+CHOI, the tent harmonizes contemporary design and technical innovation with traditional fabrication methods. Constructed from more than 650-square-meters of camel and goat wool woven by female cooperatives in the Saharan desert, the tent serves as an urban landmark and a symbol for the Contemporary Morocco exhibit. The rhythm and scale of the tent’s silhouette renders a topographic dimension to the structure which pays homage to the nomadic traditions of southern Morocco.

The Principals Install Sound Reactive, Silver-Coated "Quilt" at Neuehouse

00:00 - 26 October, 2014
The Principals Install Sound Reactive, Silver-Coated "Quilt" at Neuehouse, © Bryan Derballa
© Bryan Derballa

Commissioned by Sonos to create a sound reactive installation in collaboration with the musician Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange), The Principals created a 16-foot-tall canopy, 8-feet-wide by 36-feet-long covering the performance and grand stand seating area of the private workspace collective Neuehouse. Inspired by the work of Arthur Rimbaud, The Principals chose the name Ancient Chaos, a phrase from his poem Matinée d'Ivresse which speaks to a basic force of wonder within all of us at the hidden patterns of nature. The installation, both a sonic composition and a physical structure, creates sounds that verge on the architectural and architecture that verges on the fluid.

More information and a video of the installation in motion, after the break.  

INABA to Construct "New York Light"

00:00 - 16 September, 2014
© INABA
© INABA

Jeffrey Inaba’s Brooklyn practice INABA has been selected as the first-ever winner in the Flatiron Plaza Holiday Design Competition with New York Light. Organized by the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership and Van Alen Institute, the inaugural installation will be constructed in front of the famous Flatiron Building for the duration of the 2014 winter season.

Grupo Talca Wins 2014 YAP CONSTRUCTO with “Wicker Forest”

00:00 - 31 May, 2014
Grupo Talca Wins 2014 YAP CONSTRUCTO with “Wicker Forest”, © Grupo Talca
© Grupo Talca

Grupo Talca’s four meter “Wicker Forest” has been announced as winner of the annual Young Architects Program (YAP) in Chile. Designed as an inhabitable landscape of wicker sticks, the red forested structure will “catch particles dragged by the wind, while providing shade and movement” to the visitors of CONSTRUCTO upon completion in Santiago next year.

Grupo Talca is the fifth winner of YAP Chile, following the commission of UMWELT’s “climatically responsive container for artwork.” You can find more images of the Wicker Forest, after the break...

Event TAG DF / AT 103

00:00 - 29 September, 2013
Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola
Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola
  • Architecture

  • Location

    Av. Industria Militar, 11200 Ciudad de México, Mexico
  • Category

  • Producer

    Tania Esparza
  • Digital curator

    Damián Romero
  • Project Manager

    Jorge Parraga
  • Year

    2013
  • Photography

    Jose Manuel Espinola, Sarai Chazaro, Cortesia de AT 103, Zony Maya

© Jose Manuel Espinola Control no control - Iregular. Image © Jose Manuel Espinola © Sarai Chazaro Courtesy of AT 103 + 24

'The Cola-Bow' Installation / penda

01:00 - 26 June, 2013
'The Cola-Bow' Installation / penda, © penda
© penda

Designed by penda, the cola-bow installation is a public art installation made out of more than 17,000 recycled plastic bottles, which were braided to create a shape inspired by the swings of the Coca-Cola logo. Designed for the 2nd Beijing University Creation Expo, which turns into the Beijing Design Week, the installation aims to also serve as a statement against plastic pollution by taking trash and turning it into a shelter. More images and architects' description after the break.

'Pretty Vacant' Installation / RAAAF

01:00 - 10 June, 2013
'Pretty Vacant' Installation / RAAAF, © Rob ´t Hart
© Rob ´t Hart

Currently on display until January 31, 2014, the ‘Pretty Vacant’ installation by design and research studio Rietveld Landscape encourages visitors to take a fresh look at the empty spaces of the Centraal Museum in The Netherlands. The blue window literally and figuratively sheds a new light on the space and complements the architecture of this medieval chapel. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Situ Studio's 'Heartwalk' Opens in Times Square

00:00 - 13 February, 2013
Situ Studio's 'Heartwalk' Opens in Times Square, © Ka-Man Tse, Times Square Alliance
© Ka-Man Tse, Times Square Alliance

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Situ Studio has unveiled the fifth edition of Times Square’s annual Heartwalk installation - a heart-shaped “room within the city” made of salvaged Sandy debris. Inspired by the “collective experience of Hurricane Sandy and the love that binds people together during trying times,” Heartwalk begins as two weathered ribbons of wooden planks that gradually lift to form an illuminated heart enclosure in the middle of Duffy Square.

People are already falling in love, as you can see Instagram's #heartwalktsq is filling up with images of elated New Yorkers standing within the “heart of New York City”.

More images after the break...

SO? Wins YAP Istanbul Modern 2013

00:00 - 9 February, 2013
via MoMA
via MoMA

SO? Architecture and IdeasSky Spotting Stop has been announced as winner of the 2013 Young Architects Program (YAP) Istanbul Modern in Turkey. Similar to its counterparts - CODA’s skateboard scrap Party Wall in New York and bam!’s buoyant installation He at MAXXI - the shady escape will be constructed in late June in the Istanbul Modern’s courtyard, offering refuge from the busy streets of Istanbul while overlooking the mouth of the Bosphorus.

More on ‘Sky Spotting Stop’ after the break...

2013 MoMA PS1 YAP Finalist: My Hair is at MoMA PS1 / TempAgency: Kutonotuk & mcdowellespinosa

00:00 - 9 February, 2013
2013 PS1 YAP Finalist: TempAgency
2013 PS1 YAP Finalist: TempAgency

"My Hair is at MoMA PS1" is exactly what it sounds like. TempAgency, composed of architecture firms Kutonotuk and mcdowellespinosa have designed an installation that uses human hair from hair salons and barbershops as architecture. The finalist for 2013 MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program has found inspiration in the material waste to develop a project of cultural and design significance. Join us after the break for more images.

Furniture Fair Installation / Gert Wingårdh

18:45 - 6 February, 2013
© Tord-Rikard Söderström
© Tord-Rikard Söderström

On view now until February 9th, the installation by Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh at the Furniture Fair in Stockholm suggests a church interior, with rows of high tables in front of an ‘altar’ where panels hold sway. In collaboration with Finnish illustrator Kustaa Saksi, their creative teamwork has resulted in a design that will set the stage for talks on design and architecture at the fair. Starting out from their own perspective while adhering to a shared vision, the entire dome-like structure consists of stacks of paper sheets that hang from the roof in a Venetian blind-like construction. More images and their description after the break.

bam! Wins YAP MAXXI 2013

00:00 - 5 February, 2013
Courtesy of MAXXI
Courtesy of MAXXI

With an intention to attract and impress viewers with his massive scale, He has been selected as winner of the 2013 Young Architects Program (YAP) MAXXI in Rome, an annual competition that promotes and supports young and emerging architects in collaboration with MAXXI Architettura, MoMA/MoMA PS1 of New York, Constructo of Santiago and, for the first time, Istanbul Modern, Turkey.

Turin-based studio bam! bottega di architettura sostenibile, designed He as a grandiose and buoyant installation that transforms the concrete MAXXI facade and expansive piazza into a visual spectacular, while offering a shady escape from the Summer heat.