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Philips Transforms Peru’s Biggest Bank into One of the World’s Largest Interactive Light Shows

Philips Transforms Peru’s Biggest Bank into One of the World’s Largest Interactive Light Shows

Global lighting leader Philips recently unveiled BCP Affinity, a massive LED-studded interactive installation that transformed the facade of Peru's largest and oldest bank into a public art piece. Made

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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

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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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Ballroom: A Giant Willow Nest in Melbourne With Tall Ceilings and Celestial Windows

Ballroom: A Giant Willow Nest in Melbourne With Tall Ceilings and Celestial Windows

For the Ballroom installation commissioned by the Federation Square Creative Program to promote public art at the 3.2 hectare mixed-use space near Melbourne's busiest railway station, Dougherty turned to

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Swing is a Low Tech Energy-Generating Public Art Installation in Portugal

Swing is a Low Tech Energy-Generating Public Art Installation in Portugal

Oporto and Berlin-based design collective Moradavaga recently built Swing - an awesome low tech energy-generating public art installation in Portugal. Simply by swinging on the swings made with

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San Francisco’s Urban Prototyping Festival Showcases 23 Urban Innovation Projects

San Francisco’s Urban Prototyping Festival Showcases 23 Urban Innovation Projects

UP:SF was the second stop on the tour (the festival has already been to Singapore), and it was presented by Gray Area Foundation for the Arts in partnership with Intersection for the

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Adam Niklewicz’s Charter Oak Tree Mural in Hartford is Activated by Water

Adam Niklewicz’s Charter Oak Tree Mural in Hartford is Activated by Water

Although the mural is water-activated, most rain storms wouldn't do the trick -- unless it was falling at just the right angle. So to ensure that the mural is visible, Hartford installed sprinklers -- two

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BE OPEN Sound Portal Brings Music and Acoustic Art to Trafalgar Square’s Crowds at London Design Festival

BE OPEN Sound Portal Brings Music and Acoustic Art to Trafalgar Square’s Crowds at London Design Festival

Designed by Arup, the round black structure is entered via a short, curving passageway. On our visit, the cool white interior, with walls of mesh fabric and a generous skylight, was warmed by the sound of

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Park(ing) Day 2012: Photos of the Best Pop-Up Parks From Coast to Coast!

Park(ing) Day 2012: Photos of the Best Pop-Up Parks From Coast to Coast!

Park(ing) Day began in San Francisco in 2005 when Rebar Studio converted a single parking space into a pop-up park. The idea is that as long as you feed the meter, the space is yours to use as you please.

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