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Ferguson Riot Cleanup: Artists turn boarded windows into beautiful art

Ferguson Riot Cleanup: Artists turn boarded windows into beautiful art

Racial tensions following the trial of the white police officer that put six bullets into an unarmed 18-year-old black man named Michael Brown escalated into riots that flooded the streets of Ferguson.

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Video: Mona Caron’s blooming murals pay homage to resilient weeds

Video: Mona Caron’s blooming murals pay homage to resilient weeds

Using both on-site animations and murals, Mona Caron highlights the resilience of urban weeds. Born in Switzerland and based in San Francisco, the artist cares for all those beings "who no one made room

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Steel from San Francisco’s Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into Public Art

Steel from San Francisco’s Old Bay Bridge to be Recycled Into Public Art

The old San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, deemed earthquake unsafe a few years ago, is being torn down piece-by-piece after its replacement was completed nearby. But rather than sending all of the

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Rice Architecture Students Design Interactive Sculpture That Creatively Eavesdrops Across Campus

Rice Architecture Students Design Interactive Sculpture That Creatively Eavesdrops Across Campus

Most college students see contemporary sculpture as puzzling landmarks--useful only as visual markers and not to be touched. Rice University's recently installed Soundworm! sculpture, however, rejects

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This Gigantic Solar Hourglass Could Power 1,000 Danish Homes

This Gigantic Solar Hourglass Could Power 1,000 Danish Homes

What do you get when you combine public art with renewable energy? That's exactly what the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI)'s annual design competition seeks to explore. Every year LAGI asks designers

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Abandoned Buildings Turned Into Incredible Art Installations by Marjan Teeuwen

Abandoned Buildings Turned Into Incredible Art Installations by Marjan Teeuwen

As opposed to excavating the sites, Teeumen fills them with carefully stacked debris - a technique that has resurfaced in her work since 2005. She typically creates films, studio photos and drawings as

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This Triangular Glass Labyrinth Will Boggle Your Mind!

This Triangular Glass Labyrinth Will Boggle Your Mind!

Morris' glass labyrinth is made from inch-thick glass panes, which are topped with bronze rails and built into a base of concrete paving stones. Measuring 7 feet high, this dynamic see-through structure

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Lighting Designers Transform Peru’s Biggest Bank into One of the World’s Largest Interactive Light Shows

Lighting Designers Transform Peru’s Biggest Bank into One of the World’s Largest Interactive Light Shows

Lighting designers Claudia Paz and Nicholas Cheung recently unveiled BCP Affinity, a massive LED-studded interactive installation that transformed the facade of Peru's largest and oldest bank into a

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Mobile House of 28 Hammocks Allows Visitors to ‘Hang’ for Free in Vienna

Mobile House of 28 Hammocks Allows Visitors to ‘Hang’ for Free in Vienna

Installed on the forecourt of the Museum Quarter in Vienna, the structure is meant to highlight the constant change that occurs in urban environments. Apart from an enticing place to relax, it also offers

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Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen

Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen

The Energy Duck is modeled on the common eider duck, which is found in the waters of Copenhagen. Unfortunately, the eider's breeding habitat is at risk from the effects of climate change, so the team

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Make Your Own Eco-Conscious Graffiti with Mud Stencils

Make Your Own Eco-Conscious Graffiti with Mud Stencils

Contrary to popular believe, graffiti doesn't have to be ugly or offensive—it can be thought-provoking, challenging, and perhaps most importantly, temporary. Jesse Graves, an artist based in Milwaukee

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Jeff Koons’s Over-Sized Chia Pet Rises at Rockefeller Center

Jeff Koons’s Over-Sized Chia Pet Rises at Rockefeller Center

Ch-ch-ch-chia! Those of us familiar with the popular jingle will be excited to learn that acclaimed artist Jeff Koons will soon be unveiling what looks like a sort of over-sized Chia pet at Rockefeller

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Gorgeous Dutch Power Plant is Completely Clad in Delftware Tiles!

Gorgeous Dutch Power Plant is Completely Clad in Delftware Tiles!

The power plant holds two gas turbines that generate on-demand electricity while providing district heating for the community's buildings. This makes the facility two times more efficient than plants

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Registration for the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Opens in Copenhagen

Registration for the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Opens in Copenhagen

The 2014 edition of the Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition, which will take place in Copenhagen this year, is officially open for submissions. The international design competition seeks to

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Spectacular Budapest Christmas Tree is Made of 365 Sleighs That Will be Donated to Children in Need

Spectacular Budapest Christmas Tree is Made of 365 Sleighs That Will be Donated to Children in Need

The temporary installation was put together using welding techniques that made its structure look like a giant snowflake. The carpenters of Hello Wood created a wooden frame, which was brought to the site

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Alex Chinneck’s Miner on the Moon Looks Like a Building Flipped on its Head in London

Alex Chinneck’s Miner on the Moon Looks Like a Building Flipped on its Head in London

The unique artist managed to "flip" the building's facade by placing the shopfront and its front doors where the roof should be and placing the roof along the pavement. Brick slips and rendered

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Vintage Bicycles Get Crocheted in Cape Town

Vintage Bicycles Get Crocheted in Cape Town

Whether you want to call it yarn-bombing or guerrilla knitting, this craze has spread across the world in a colorful display of environmentally friendly public art. Isabeau Joubert has done something

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Banksy’s Upcycled Sphinx Brazenly Stolen from Queens

Banksy’s Upcycled Sphinx Brazenly Stolen from Queens

arab spring, Banksy, banksy nyc, banksy sphinx, Better Out Than In, cinderblock sculpture, graffiti art, middle east, mobile installations, new york city, political art, Public Art, Queens, sphinx UK

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Artists Haas & Hahn Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Paint and Repair Rio de Janiero’s Favelas

Artists Haas & Hahn Launch Kickstarter Campaign to Paint and Repair Rio de Janiero’s Favelas

Haas & Hahn's murals are inspired by the beauty of the favelas poised on the hilltops of Rio de Janeiro. They see the project as an opportunity to improve social conditions while creating beautiful

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CANstruction Sculptures Made from Nearly 30,000 Cans of Food Fight Hunger in San Francisco

CANstruction Sculptures Made from Nearly 30,000 Cans of Food Fight Hunger in San Francisco

This year's CANstruction exhibition was part of the Architecture and the City Festival, and it was displayed in the atrium of the downtown Rincon Center, a popular lunch spot for office workers in San

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Today is Park(ing) Day 2013 – Send Us Your Photos!

Today is Park(ing) Day 2013 – Send Us Your Photos!

We want to see your Park(ing) Day photos! Today is Park(ing) Day and we're on the hunt for the coolest pop-up parks reclaiming parking spaces around the world! Park(ing) Day is a chance to take back the

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Mark’s House: Floating Reflective Pavilion Memorializes Michigan’s Foreclosures

Mark’s House: Floating Reflective Pavilion Memorializes Michigan’s Foreclosures

The London-based team won the $25,000 prize to create this temporary summer pavilion, inaugurated this year, with their imaginative and thoughtful idea. ‘Mark’s House’ was named after a fictitious

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LED Fish Bellies Celebrate Biological and Human Diversity in Texas

LED Fish Bellies Celebrate Biological and Human Diversity in Texas

The fish bellies installed on campus are made with layers of frosted acrylic. During the day they are translucent but at night they are illuminated with a rich palette of colored LED lights. The

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Artists Create Chandeliers Out of Bike Parts Under a Freeway Overpass

Artists Create Chandeliers Out of Bike Parts Under a Freeway Overpass

A freeway overpass is not the first place you would think to look for innovative art. But if you happen to be Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock, the freeway overpass is a natural canvas for industrial

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Buffalo’s Grain Elevators to Be Used in Large-Scale Narrative Lighting Dislpay

Buffalo’s Grain Elevators to Be Used in Large-Scale Narrative Lighting Dislpay

The Erie Canal Harbor Development Corp., which oversees the development of the Buffalo waterfront, has come up with the plan, and they've enlisted Ambiances Design Production to do the lighting work. As

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Giant Glowing Sculpture Made From Crushed PET Bottles Rises at the Venice Architecture Bienniale

Giant Glowing Sculpture Made From Crushed PET Bottles Rises at the Venice Architecture Bienniale

Garcia and Siuda created Devebere after winning the Gau:di student competition for sustainable architecture. The temporary sculpture provided a free space for recreation and relaxation—and created some

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Times Square’s Heart-Shaped Valentines Day Boardwalk Will Be Made from Hurricane Sandy Debris

Times Square’s Heart-Shaped Valentines Day Boardwalk Will Be Made from Hurricane Sandy Debris

This Valentines Day, a new heart-shaped boardwalk made from Hurricane Sandy debris will be installed in Times Square. The "Heartwalk" is being designed by Brooklyn-based Situ Studio, which beat out

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Amazing Tetra Brik Pavilion Made with 45,000 Milk Cartons Wins Guinness World Record

Amazing Tetra Brik Pavilion Made with 45,000 Milk Cartons Wins Guinness World Record

In order to raise awareness of recycling efforts, the design team devised a method of turning ordinary tetra brik milk cartons into LEGO-esque building materials. Using clamps to link the cartons at an

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Aether & Hemera Launch a Flotilla of Interactive LED Boats at Canary Wharf

Aether & Hemera Launch a Flotilla of Interactive LED Boats at Canary Wharf

Voyage is an art installation by Aether & Hemera that consists of a flotilla of 300 paper boats sailing along Canary Wharf's Middle Dock. Each boat is illuminated by colored LED lights that form

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Nacho Carbonell’s Cocoon Seats Encourage People to Socialize in a Playful Way

Nacho Carbonell’s Cocoon Seats Encourage People to Socialize in a Playful Way

Sitting at the main entrance of Eindhoven’s Katrina Kerk cathedral (chosen because churches are strong symbols of communicating and transmitting messages to millions of people) Carbonell’s social

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