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The Gravity-Shifting Sculptures of Mariko Mori

Mariko Mori’s current exhibition “Invisible Dimension”, on view this month at Sean Kelly Gallery, presents 7 new sculptures that push the boundaries …

td-atelier refurbishes century-old japanese guesthouse

<b>td-atelier’s renovation of a japanese guesthouse combines traditional architectural elements with modern interventions.</b> located nearby kyoto’s nijo …

Architecture

A Spanish Architect Transforms a Medieval Townhouse Into a Stunning Rental

In the medieval city of Girona, Catalonia, a Spanish architect saves a 16th-century townhouse by converting it into a five-bedroom rental.<p>When Barcelona–based architect Anna Noguera stumbled upon the historic building, she was instantly intrigued by its rich heritage and ancient beauty. Determined …

Architecture

A Portuguese Glass House Uses Surrounding Foliage as a Privacy Screen

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Architecture

Immersive Installation Transforms Empty Foundry with Projections of Iconic Klimt Paintings

Combining art with technology, Culturespaces turns traditional exhibitions into immersive experiences. Through the use of unique multimedia equipment, the company crafts and curates digital shows that “add dynamism to artistic practices, amplify emotions, and reach the largest possible audience.” …

Art

A Designer's Tips For Renovating a Midcentury Modern Interior

Interior designer Jessica Helgerson shares some pointers for tastefully updating a midcentury abode.<p>In our March 2016 issue, we visit a 1959 home in Portland designed by local architect William Fletcher that was converted into a modern, comfortable residence for a family. We spoke to interior …

Mid-Century modern

Here's What Happens When High-End Designers & Engineers Optimize a 27-Year-Old Porsche

Singer Vehicle Design's "Dynamics and Lightweighting Study" gets a little help from Daniel Simon<p>It must be awesome to be wealthy.<p>So a Porsche …

Artist Philip Beesley Merges Chemistry, Artificial Intelligence, and Interactivity to Create “Living” Architecture | Colossal

<p>Multidisciplinary artist and architect Philip Beesley weaves together such a broad array of technologies and systems in his artworks that they …

Artificial Intelligence

A First Glimpse into MVRDV's Mind-Boggling Tianjin Binhai Library

MVRDV and the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute’s spectacular Tianjin Binhai Library has opened to the public in Tianjin, China, and is …

Skyscrapers

teamlab magnifies the lifecycle of plants with 'living digital forest'

<b>art and technology collaborative teamlab presents ‘living digital forest’ at pace beijing, as its first major solo exhibition in china</b>. the immersive …

This Artist Uses Subatomic Particles To Paint The Cosmos

Artist Kysa Johnson works on a scale both incredibly minuscule and astronomically large. Her frenetic drawings celebrate massive cosmic phenomena—nebula, star clouds, neutron stars—that lie thousands of light years away from Earth. Yet Johnson depicts these subjects using patterns made by some of …

Physics

Neon and Glass Artworks Glow in Surreal 'Art of Plasma’ Exhibition

The Museum of Neon Art’s new exhibition showcases the many artistic uses of neon gas.<p>The mission of The Museum Neon Art is simple and self-evident: collect and show neon, electric and kinetic artworks that lie at the gateway between artistic expression and scientific principle. For MONA's latest …

Art

Dark arts: Bill Viola retrospective marks the Guggenheim Bilbao’s 20th anniversary

When the Guggenheim Bilbao first opened its doors on 19 October 1997, it presented an ambitious 300-piece survey of 20th-century art. One such work was Bill Viola’s <i>The Messenger</i> (1996), a looped video installation in which a naked man slowly materialises from a vat of electric blue water. Upon …

Zen

A Ukrainian Family Apartment Interspersed with Japanese Minimalism

Designed for a family, his own family to be exact, designer and architect Sergey Makhno created the Wabi Sabi Apartment by merging elements of …

Interior Design

9 Design Ideas For Creative And Modern Wood Signs

Wood has been used for hundreds of years to create signage. Whether for shops, restaurants, cafes, or other businesses, wood signs communicate what …

Graphic Design

vincent houzé's mesmerizing ‘fluid structure’ is an immersive interactive installation

<b>digital artist vincent houzé premiered his most recent immersive interactive installation ‘fluid structure’ at the museum of developer art at google</b> …

A Minimalist House Designed for a Couple Desiring a Downsize

When a couple in Seattle decided to pare down and simplify their lifestyle, they hired Suyama Peterson Deguchi to design a minimalist house that …

Minimalism

Global conversation: Ariake marries Japanese craft with modern design

‘Despite the language barrier, the designer and craftsmen generated a collective energy and mutual trust that helped define the soul of the brand.’ These are the words of Gabriel Tan, design director of Ariake. The new brand merges Japan with Singapore, Norway, Switzerland and Sweden in a …

Take a Journey Through a Mirror Universe in New London Exhibition

Take a crystallized trip in the US artist’s new show.<p>Josiah McElheny presents his latest exhibition, <i>The Crystal Land.</i> Taking up residence in London’s White Cube Gallery, the Massachusetts born artist’s show proves that he’s no stranger to the intricacies of glasswork as he experiments with mirrors …

Jim Cardon's Stunning Custom Built Library, Inspired by "The Illusionist"

2,700 hours of labor, 10,000 pieces of Walnut and a nifty pull-out desk<p>Jim Cardon runs a custom woodworking firm in Denver, and I think he wins the …

Architect Ricardo Bofill’s Abandoned Cement Factory Residence and Studio | Colossal

<p>In 1973 Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon a cement factory in Catalonia, Spain, an enormous compound of silos and buildings that …

LabStudio Research

suzanne moxhay

Photomontages That Trace Light Through Overgrown Countrysides and Abandoned Interiors | Colossal

<p>Artist Suzanne Moxhay produces photomontage scenes which seem to effortlessly combine elements from both her own photography practice and her large …

Architecture

Lucas Zimmermann

Vertigo-Inducing Room Illusions by Peter Kogler | Colossal

<p>With dizzying wall graphics reminiscent of warped funhouse mirrors, artist Peter Kogler transforms ordinary galleries, transit centers, and lobbies …

Museums of Contemporary Art

New Intricate Stained Glass Windows from Colorful Laser Cut Paper (Video)

Virginia based artist Eric Standley has a body of work, as we have seen previously, that consists of compositions that use upwards of 250 sheets of …

Art

Geometric Watercolors by Artist Jacob Van Loon | Colossal

<p>Recent Colorado transplant Jacob van Loon creates geometric watercolors that seem to visually reference abstract architectural renderings. The …

San Luis Obispo

Graphic Light Sculptures Turn Night Landscapes into Alien Terrain

The glowing shapes in short film 'Lucid' might look Photoshopped, but they're more real than you'll believe.<p>Glowing geometric objects illuminate pristine, unforgiving landscapes in <i>Lucid</i>, a short film by German collective 3hund. The shapes are anachronistic yet beautiful, complementing their rugged …

Art

BMW Motorrad Lac Rose

BMW Motorrad have presented Concept Lac Rose, a modern interpretation of an iconic rally bike, the BMW GS motorcycle that was taken by Gaston Rahier …

BMW