In today's world we face artificial things much more often than natural. Daily life of our 21st century modern society has become "artificial". Almost every element that makes our contemporary world contains evidence of human presence and willingness to adjust, adapt, subordinate and organize. With the...
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Star Cluster designed by Petro Sottomayor in Lisbon, Portugal © FG + SG
The Lisbon City Hall decided to spend less in the city Christmas lights this year but make the same this a unique moment.Together with MUDE – Museum of Design and Fashion - invited 25 artists, architects and designers to create light sculptures to mark Christmas in Lisbon, and from...
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Divided Street urban art installation designed by mmmm... for Festival Intramurs 2015 in Valencia, Spain
Divided Street is an urban art installation designed by mmmm... for the 2015 Intramurs Festival in Valencia, Spain. A transparent plastic wall, three meters tall, cuts a pedestrian street into two. You can see what happens on the other side but you cannot cross. ...
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X-Scape installation designed by Aaron Choi & Diego Valencia at Arizona State University, Tempe, United States
Located in between an art building, a lecture hall and a design building X-Scape activates an otherwise dull area of a university campus. The project is built on top of a square brick area of about 1575 SF, which was not to be altered or penetrated (per guidelines). The...
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Flederhaus designed by heri&salli in Vienna, Austria © Mischa Erben
The architecture office heri&salli designed on the square in front of the "Museumsquartier", Vienna (Austria) a constructed sequence of standstill... a moment of physical tranquility. The open space of the Museumsquartier is already a place to hang around and relax, now the architects created a prototype divided in sequences...
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PIC Pavilion designed by Cadaval & Solà-Morales at Robert Palace, Barcelona, Spain © Sandra Pereznieto
As part of the celebrations of the 25th anniversary of the International Prize of Catalonia, the PIC Pavilion was conceived as a visual catalog of the various stakeholders involved in its long history. The original request, due to reasons of schedule and budget, was to design an exhibition at...
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Dynamic Relaxation designed by HG - Architecture for SOMA in Seoul, South Korea © Kyungsub Shin
SOMA (Seoul Olympic Museum of Art), along with its 95,940 sqm of Sculpture Park located in the southeast of Seoul, is a resting place for public created to celebrate the fruits of Seoul Olympic. SOMA planned the outdoor installation project, which is called 'Project S' this year. They opened...
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Real Landscape - Real Mistakes designed by heri&salli in Bischofshofen, Salzburg, Austria © Echte Fehler / heri&salli
For an art project in Bischofshofen (Salzburg – Austria) – six artists, or to be precise, architects had been invited to make their contribution to the theme 'Real Landscape', pre-set by the initiators – heri&salli also had been requested for a contribution. The initiators' basic idea was to develop...
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Forest Megaphones designed and built by Estonian students of the Academy of Art department of Interior Architecture at Pähni Nature Center © Tõnu Tunnel
On September 18th, an installation of three gigantic wooden megaphones built by a team of Estonian Academy of Arts interior architecture students was revealed at Pähni Nature Centre for all forest dwellers to rest, contemplate and above all – listen to the sounds of nature and forests around them....
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The Tenth Spring 'Un dixième Printemps' Ephemeral Installation designed by Mickaël MARTIN, Margaux RODOT, Benoît TASTET for Festival des Architectures Vives in Montpellier, France
Seduced by O-Hanami, a Japanese traditional custom of admiring the ephemeral beauty of the cherry blossoms, the installation allows the spectator to plunge into a suspended moment. This timelessness evokes the imagery of petals gently detaching themselves one by one. Staging the springtime cherry blossoms invites passers-by to reflect...
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Se mouiller (La belle échappée) designed by Groupe A / Annexe U for the International Garden Festival Grand Metis / Reford Gardens 2015
Grab a pair of rain boots and be prepared for the buzz; an interactive aquatic garden designed by Groupe A / Annexe U surprises at the 16th International Garden Festival in Grand-Métis, Canada. Selected among the 309 submissions from 34 countries to participate at the 16th...
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Lisbon Falls Installation at Fonte Luminosa designed by Marcelo Dantas in Lisbon, Portugal
The structure at Lisbon Falls designed by Marcelo Dantas is presented as an idea of trespassing or transition to another reality. For the rediscovery of a known place, now experienced in a more complete way, covering all the senses of our body, in an experience that is meant to...
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Zaha Hadid 'Allongé' Installation on the High Line in Manhattan, New York © Scott Frances
Zaha Hadid has recently unveiled her installation on the High Line in Manhattan's West Chelsea neighborhood.
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Sound, Light, Interactive Installation / Lovejoy Fountain Activation by Second Story in Portland, Oregon, United States
An interactive light and sound installation at Portland's Lovejoy Fountain invited people to become performers. For Design Week Portland, SEGD invited Second Story to participate in their event entitled ''Revolution in the Landscape: Re-experience Halprin's Fountains.'' Almost 50 years after the fountains were created, this event...
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Nantes, Take the Journey /  Le Voyage à Nantes designed by Baptiste Debombourg on display at Place du Bouffay, Nantes, France © Galerie Patricia Dorfmann - Paris
Baptiste Debombourg's work takes the real world and morphs it into something new. He reacts to specific contexts and transmutes different substances like an alchemist: Styrofoam packing materials are transformed into neo-Gothic altars... It is only natural that Baptiste Debombourg designed his project after observing the...
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Fata Morgana designed by Teresita Fernandez / Temporary art installation at Madison Square Park in Manhattan, New York
Fata Morgana is a recently revealed temporary art installation designed by acclaimed New York based artist Teresita Fernández. The sculpture was inspired by a natural mirage, with the same name, that occurs in nature along the horizon line on high heat. The 500 foot long...
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Sunset Parklet designed by INTERSTICE Architects in San Francisco, United States © Cesar Rubio
The Sunset Parklet designed by INTERSTICE Architects is a public parklet hosted by Other Avenues Food Store and Sea Breeze Café on Judah St. between 44th and 45th Avenue. The parklet consists of 4 "strips" that undulate along the length of the parklet, providing built-in seating, tables, and native...
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Los Trompos / Spinning Tops installation designed by Esrawe + Cadena in Atlanta, Georgia, United States © Esrawe + Cadena
Los Trompos / Spinning Tops is a new interactive installation by Esrawe + Cadena temporary on display in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The High Museum of Art unveiled the second large-scale, interactive design installation by contemporary Mexican designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena on The...
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Warming Huts / The Hole Idea by Weiss Architecture and Urbanism Limited in Winnipeg, Canada
Weiss Architecture and Urbanism Limited have recently designed a colorful corrugated steel pipe structure for the International Warming Huts Art & Architecture Competition. The mobile construction was placed along one of the extensive skating trails in Winnipeg, Canada. The portable hole – first developed by Prof....
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Floating Flower Garden designed by teamLab in Tokyo, Japan
Ultra-technologists teamLab has created a Floating Flower Garden with an infinite number of floating living flowers that fill up an entire exhibition space. The interactive living-art installation will be showcased temporarily for the second time at the Miraikan National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo, Japan. ...
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Flores de Manjerico by FAHR 021.3. in Porto, Portugal © Filipa Frois Almeida
Flores de Manjerico - Basil Flowers, designed by FAHR 021.3 has the conceptual principle of the hanging gardens and classical sale kiosk at the time of the S. João traditional fest. Thus FAHR 021.3 proposes a piece that maintains a blanket of basil that rises in...
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Drawing Lines by x-studio : : ivan juarez in Cleveland, United States
As a passable sculpture designed by x-studio : : ivan juarez the garden is proposed as space in which a new spatial tissue is built. A continuous thread moves across a series of elements that are entwined to shape planes and lines that draw a new lecture of the...
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Giant Lampshades by Lightemotion Create Spectacular Urban Lighting in Quebec City, Canada © Patrick Mevel
Giant Lampshades Create Spectacular Urban Lighting in Quebec City. Currently on Cartier Avenue, 34 giant backlit lampshades, decorated with selected works by Alfred Pellan and Fernand Leduc from the Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec, are hanging over the street. The installation is an original concept by Lightemotion, the...
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MoCA Minimal Relaxation Installation designed by Synthesis Design and Architecture + USC AAC Students in Shanghai, China
For MoCA Shanghai's exhibition MoCA Mock-ups: The Architecture of Spatial Art, USC American Academy of China (AAC) Summer Studio 2012 spent six weeks designing, fabricating and constructing 'Minimal Relaxation', a parametric canopy and undulating, LED-lit landscape that creates prime skyline viewing locations on the museum's rooftop terrace. The challenge...
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Green Dunes (smart acoustic green) by Blumohito and Civic Workshop in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Green Dunes is a large Smart Acoustic Green (SAG) vegetal picture with an awesome 3D vegetal sculpture depicting dunes. Green Dunes, instead of sandy ones plus an iconic lonely green tree. SAG Smart Acoustic Green is a stabilized vegetal from Northern Europe free of any chemical...
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15 Knots - temporary installation - designed by ATLAS Lab for the Jardins de Metis 2012-2013, Canada
15 Knots was a temporary garden installation designed by ATLAS Lab and Forbes Lipschitz for the Jardins de Métis 2012 competition in Quebec, Canada. "Winds are advertisements of all they touch, however much or little we may be able to read them; telling their wanderings ever...
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SOTTILISSIMO TEMPLUM / ULTRA THIN TEMPLUM designed by Raffaella Laezza and Tai Sammartini for the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, Italy
Ultra-thin Templum, it.'SOTTILISSIMO TEMPLUM' of Italian architects Raffaella Laezza and Tai Sammartini is the manifesto of an innovative architecture where nature, studied in vitro, is a source of new design rules. Opera traveling, want to compare the validity of the rule related to nature in different contexts: left Venice...
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YUL Sales Office designed by NIPpaysage in Montreal, Canada
NIPpaysage has designed a paint installation project for the YUL condominium sales office in Montreal, Canada. The design was inspired by the paint marks on airport runways and it includes pedestrian circulation marks and a parking lot. Not an ordinary landscape project, this striped installation...
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Quantomais 'installation' designed by A4A Rivolta Savioni Architetti in Milan, Italy
quantomais was a temporary urban installation designed by A4A Rivolta Savioni Architetti meant to experiment the ability to change an urban setting fast and beneficial. The project was designed and produced at the invitation of Expo Gate's artistic curator Caroline Corbetta and it was on display for the entire...
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Delirious Frites designed by Les Astronautes in Quebec City, Canada
Noodle Delirium is a playful public space intervention created by Les Astronautes, a Canadian group of young designers working with space. Made entirely of pink and orange pool noodles placed on a narrow alley between grey buildings, the installation is bursting with color and live reminiscent...
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