Images: Paolo Venturella & MenoPiu Architects.
Solar Loop was a sculptural competition entry for the Land Art Generator Initiative in Freshkills Park, New York City and was designed by Paolo Venturella & MenoPiu Architects.
Its form is generated from the sun path analysis, but in some ways what is more interesting is its approach to scale. In concept at least, it does not need exact dimensions as such, but can be regarded at a number of scales.
For the well heeled, these dancing towers creating 96 apartments will provide cause to party for the lucky occupants. Grove at Grand Bay, as the project is officially known, will be built in Coconut Grove overlooking Sailboat Bay in Miami.
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Photos: Harris Lieberman Gallery.
Californian artist Julian Hober is exhibiting this installation at a private New York Gallery. The piece is a variation on his well-known sculpture Demon Hill that he made for the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles in 2010-11.
The sculptor aims to make visitors feel deliberately uncomfortable with the use of distortions in the architecture such as entire rooms that are tilted. Read more
Photos: Dean Caufman
Sitting like a peculiar, precision-made machine part, with its black polished stainless steel, the newly completed Museum of Contemporary Art in Ohio, USA is open. It is a non-collecting museum whose task is to inspire creativity and growth in the city of Cleveland and beyond.
Farshid Moussavi Architecture‘s scheme is a four storey building that sits on a hexagonal base rising to a square at the top. There is an associated plaza that will also become an important community focus.
Because the museum is non-collecting, it does not need traditional galleries to hold the collection. Therefore, its emphasis is on flexibility. Exhibits can be displayed in ways that vary according to the media, and the individual piece.
There is something of a metaphor here for the creation of the dynamic, creative, and responsive society that the museum seeks to inspire!
First we were encouraged to take our coffee in the car, but reinventing an old idea, Starbucks now want us to drive our car through the café.
The first drive-through Starbucks has been launched today in Colorado USA, and it arrived …on a truck pre-built and LEED certified! Read more