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Nina Lindgren’s Cardboard Floating City Looks Like a Futuristic Movie Cityscape

Nina Lindgren’s Cardboard Floating City Looks Like a Futuristic Movie Cityscape

The art installation, entitled Floating City, has several versions-they are a series of geometric configurations that look like cityscapes and film miniatures. Condensed into tightly-packed shapes, the

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Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid

Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid

Artist Felix Cheong designed Oscillating Platforms, a proposal for an off-grid floating art installation submitted to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition. Outfitted with

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Dutch Lab’s Gothic Architecture Serves Your Daily Cup of Brew

Dutch Lab’s Gothic Architecture Serves Your Daily Cup of Brew

Barista Jaewoong Kwak worked with several designers to create a futuristic coffee-making machine that looks like an architectural model. The one-meter high device called Gothicism has a gothic steampunk

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Brain-Shaped Sculpture Erupts into a Spectacular Light Show in Moscow

Brain-Shaped Sculpture Erupts into a Spectacular Light Show in Moscow

Universe Mind has long served as a major architectural centerpiece at the Moscow art park and is one of 28 sculptures to punctuate the public space. The intriguing sculpture has also been lit up and used

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Clever Honey Bank Art Installation Urges Parisians to Invest in the Bees

Clever Honey Bank Art Installation Urges Parisians to Invest in the Bees

French design collective Poetic Party created The Honey Bank, a clever art installation that brings awareness and investment to the world's fast-disappearing honeybee populations. Putting a new spin on an

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NAS Architecture’s Spectacular ‘Breath Box’ Reflects the Landscape With 345 Mirrors

NAS Architecture’s Spectacular ‘Breath Box’ Reflects the Landscape With 345 Mirrors

The architects used an interesting technique pioneered by Ned Kahn, whose buildings boast kinetic façades made up of tiny flaps that move with the wind and produce gorgeous wave-like motions. They built

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The Elegant Teshima Art Museum is a Luminous Droplet in the Japanese Countryside

The Elegant Teshima Art Museum is a Luminous Droplet in the Japanese Countryside

The recently finished museum is a part of the Benesse Art Site program, which gave us the Inujima Art Project as well as several other modern art spaces on the south-eastern Japanese islands. The project

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Trippy Kaleidoscopic Shipping Container Contains 1,100 Mirrors

Trippy Kaleidoscopic Shipping Container Contains 1,100 Mirrors

The polyhedron installation features the designers’ origami inspired zipper technology from 2007. They used digital 3D modeling tools to design and manufacture 1,100 panels that were then folded into a

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5,000 Arms to Hold You: Starn Brothers Build the World’s Largest Bamboo Construction

5,000 Arms to Hold You: Starn Brothers Build the World’s Largest Bamboo Construction

Artists Mike and Doug Starn just built the largest bamboo structure ever out of 10,000 bamboo poles and 80,000 meters of climbing rope. Over the course of seven weeks, 25 rock climbers built the

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Peter Steinhaur’s Cocoon Series Shows Stunning Views of Hong Kong’s Buildings Wrapped in Silk

Peter Steinhaur’s Cocoon Series Shows Stunning Views of Hong Kong’s Buildings Wrapped in Silk

Steinhaur’s photos of the buildings look both beautiful and eerie, with silk material making them look abstract and uninhabited. However, some of these structures actually have residents. Steinhaur, who

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Michael Jantzen Launches Transformable M-Velope Shelters Made from Sustainably Grown Wood

Michael Jantzen Launches Transformable M-Velope Shelters Made from Sustainably Grown Wood

Michael Jantzen's M-Velopes are based on the M-House, a reconfigurable structure that has been exhibited in the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Jantzen's recent investigation into interactive,

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Hello Wood Unveils Epic Butterfly House Pavilion for the Budapest Spring Festival

Hello Wood Unveils Epic Butterfly House Pavilion for the Budapest Spring Festival

Hello Wood's Butterfly House covers an area of 300 square meters, and it was built from 20 tons of wood and 9 tons of concrete. The wings are painted with the patterns of the Poplar Admiral, one of

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Golden LED Royal Rice Field Celebrates Sustainable Agriculture in Thailand

Golden LED Royal Rice Field Celebrates Sustainable Agriculture in Thailand

Located out in front of the main entrance of ‘SCG Experience’ building in Bangkok, the Royal Rice Field is a glowing sea of rice planted in a water feature. At night the LED lights reflect off the

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In Orbit: Artists Live in a Giant Hamster Wheel for 10 Days

In Orbit: Artists Live in a Giant Hamster Wheel for 10 Days

Do you sometimes feel like you're stuck on an ever-rotating hamster wheel - working and sleeping, working and sleeping? Alex Schwader and fellow artist Ward Shelley actually lived in or on a giant hamster

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Tres Birds Workshop’s Wooden Nests Mimic Bird Habitats in Vail, CO

Tres Birds Workshop’s Wooden Nests Mimic Bird Habitats in Vail, CO

Sun Bird Park’s giant wooden nests were inspired by surrounding bird habitat and even evoke the imagery of flowers. The curving, ski-inspired ribs were constructed from various wood species and treated

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Giant Solar Energy-Generating e-QBO Cube Lands in the Streets of Italy

Giant Solar Energy-Generating e-QBO Cube Lands in the Streets of Italy

The e-QBO cube is an architectural chameleon that can be transformed to fit different programs. Although e-QBO is autonomous and off-grid, it can still be integrated into the urban context. At the Milan

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NEXT Architects’ Elastic Perspective is an Impossible Mobius Strip Staircase Near Rotterdam

NEXT Architects’ Elastic Perspective is an Impossible Mobius Strip Staircase Near Rotterdam

The Elastic Perspective is more art installation than useful staircase. Located on a grassy hill in Carnisselande, a Rotterdam suburb, the walkway is built from rusty steel in a lazy loop that drapes the

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Sophia Chang’s Stretchy Fabric Cocoon Distorts Architectural Boundaries

Sophia Chang’s Stretchy Fabric Cocoon Distorts Architectural Boundaries

Constructed at the entrance of the INVIVIA Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Suspense traded in preconceived notions of architectural space for a playful, interactive experience. Upon entering,

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Lambert Kamps’ Inflatable Fort-Like Shelter is Great for Cozy Winter Snoozing

Lambert Kamps’ Inflatable Fort-Like Shelter is Great for Cozy Winter Snoozing

The shelter is constructed of a 220 meter inflatable tube, which looks like a sandbag fortress. Unlike the real thing, this “soft version” was made for snuggling and being comfortable, evoking

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Awesome Replica of Dorothy’s Iconic Twister-Swept House from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Built with Scraps

Awesome Replica of Dorothy’s Iconic Twister-Swept House from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Built with Scraps

The house project combines architecture, sculpture and installation art. The team led by artist Jared Cowan purposely kept to the 24 hour time limit so that the final piece doesn’t look too neat or

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Consumerist Christmas Tree Uses Thousands of Multi-Colored Plastic Bags to Symbolize Our Addiction to Waste

Consumerist Christmas Tree Uses Thousands of Multi-Colored Plastic Bags to Symbolize Our Addiction to Waste

A monument to our throwaway society, the 30 foot tall recycled tree symbolizes the wastefulness of excessive shopping and its subsequent environmental consequences. Luzinterruptus sourced over 4,000

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Crazy ‘Step Into the Void’ Glass Cube Lets Visitors “Float” Over the French Alps

Crazy ‘Step Into the Void’ Glass Cube Lets Visitors “Float” Over the French Alps

This crazy 'Step into the Void' installation is not for the faint of heart. Built on the uppermost terrace of Europe’s highest mountain peak, Aiguille du Midi, a glass cube offers the most amazing and

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Sea Mirror: Yann Kersalé’s Dazzling LED and Heliostat Installation Opens in Sydney

Sea Mirror: Yann Kersalé’s Dazzling LED and Heliostat Installation Opens in Sydney

Sea Mirror, also called Miroir de Mer, is Yann Kersalé's newest light project for Sydney. The permanent installation is suspended next to One Central Park with the mirrors directed down towards the

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Giant LED Sun Travels Around the World to Light Up the Dark Winter Sky

Giant LED Sun Travels Around the World to Light Up the Dark Winter Sky

Two Norwegian artists are on a mission to bring sunlight to some of the darkest parts of the globe. Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad have created a huge LED sun sculpture that is 3 meters in diameter and

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Gorgeous Wind Portal is Made of 5,000 Hand-Folded Paper Windmills

Gorgeous Wind Portal is Made of 5,000 Hand-Folded Paper Windmills

The location of the Wind Portal marks the transition point from the old part of the museum into the museum's new extension, the Daylit Gallery, which currently showcases fragments of the city during the

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Exhale: Mikyoung Kim’s Glowing Steel Serpent Breathes New Life into Chapel Hill

Exhale: Mikyoung Kim’s Glowing Steel Serpent Breathes New Life into Chapel Hill

Completed in April 2013, Mikyoung Kim Design's new art sculpture was unveiled as the main focal point of a new public plaza in downtown Chapel Hill. The misting sequence offers a welcome respite from hot

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The Human-Harp Project Turns the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

The Human-Harp Project Turns the Brooklyn Bridge into a Giant Musical Instrument!

If you ever looked up at the Brooklyn Bridge's rows of suspension cables and thought that it looked like a giant harp, you're not the only one. Artist Di Mainstone recently made that very connection and

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Demolition: an “Invisible” Walkway Disappears in New Zealand

Demolition: an “Invisible” Walkway Disappears in New Zealand

Spanning Colombo Street, the city's main artery, the elevated walkway was made defunct when one of the connecting buildings became marked for demolition. Drawing inspiration from the walkway's inoperative

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Endless Stair Installation Outside Tate Modern in London Can Be Continuously Reconfigured

Endless Stair Installation Outside Tate Modern in London Can Be Continuously Reconfigured

The surreal Endless Stair installation is a hardwood structure designed for this year’s London Design Festival. Commissioned by AHEC (American Hardwood Export Council) and designed in collaboration

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A “Favelous” Restaurant Pops Up at the Mediamatic Fabrique Art Space in Amsterdam

A “Favelous” Restaurant Pops Up at the Mediamatic Fabrique Art Space in Amsterdam

What can you make out of 900 meters of split bamboo, 600 meters of black rope and 300 meters of damaged bicycle tires collected from the local stores? The Favelous team made a pop-up restaurant in

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