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Exhibition recap: Instruments: Reimaging the music Room

Posted: Friday, April 18, 2014
“Instruments: Reimaging the Music Room” is a fascinating exhibition of student work from the Piet Zwart Institute’s Master Interior Architecture & Retail Design program, studying the role of sound in the domestic space. Each work creates a physical manifestation, or conduit, of the soundscapes that pervade our…

Josep Lluís Mateo completes Cultural Center in Castelo Branco, Portugal

Posted: Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Architect Josep Lluís Mateo has now completed the final phase of the Castelo Branco Cultural Center in Portugal. Mateo first proposed the design, which won first prize, in an invited competition in 2000. The public plaza was then built from 2006-2007. The new Cultural Center in…

Lucid Stead by artist Phillip K. Smith III illuminates Joshua Tree, California

Posted: Saturday, November 23, 2013
Now here's a little weekend inspiration. "Lucid Stead" is an art installation by Phillip K. Smith, III in the beautiful desert landscape of Joshua Tree in California. With some mirrors, LED lights, custom built electronic equipment, and Arduino programming, Smith transformed a 70-year-old homesteader shack into…

Winning-entry Art and Science Pavilions for 8th China Flower Expo completed

Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
The art and science pavilions by Lab Architecture Studio in collaboration with Chris Yiu-hang Chan and Stephanie Mee-lee Tan were recently completed in Wujin, China. The project won first prize in the 8th China Flower Expo competition, which aims to promote sustainable design. The composition of…

Olafur Eliasson receives 2014 McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT

Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
It's a good week for Olafur Eliasson: earlier today, we reported that the Rolex Arts Initiative had selected the Berlin-based artist as its Visual Arts mentor for 2014-2015, and now we found out that MIT's Council for the Arts will present him with the…

drawing/space by Emma McNally to show at “Abstract Drawing” exhibition in London’s Drawing Room

Posted: Friday, October 25, 2013
London-based artist Emma McNally will be showing her "drawing/space" work in the "Abstract Drawing" exhibition at London's Drawing Room beginning February 20, 2014. Delving into the idea of abstraction in the drawing medium, "Abstract Drawing" will be curated by artist Richard Deacon, making it the Drawing…

Joseph Choma’s latest installation “Line 01” on display until the end of October in Atlanta

Posted: Monday, October 21, 2013
There is nothing that joins mathematics and art more easily than the line. For something that looks so simple, there are plenty of complexities that come with it. In this case, architect and designer Joseph Choma of Design Topology Lab challenges the perception and drawing process…

BUREAU A’s “Parole” wins in Swiss Art Awards 2013

Posted: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Swiss firm BUREAU A recently won first prize in Architecture in the Swiss Art Awards 2013 for one of their latest projects, "Parole - Champ-dollon 1/24." Although the project looks like a simple mouse cage, it comes with a strong message about complex social issues. "Parole"…

Results of the Architect’s Eye 2013 Photography Competition

Posted: Thursday, July 11, 2013
Winners of the Architect’s Eye 2013 Photography Competition were announced at the Zaha Hadid-designed Roca London Gallery in London not long ago. The biennial competition was launched in 2007 by International Art Consultants to celebrate and encourage photography by architects. Entrants were asked to…

POP IT UP by Anya Sirota + AKOAKI

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Anya Sirota + AKOAKI, a design studio based in Michigan, has installed two monumental stars in a defunct tannery in Amilly, France. Titled POP IT UP, the installation is open to the public through September 29, 2013.

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