@9 months ago with 17 notes
#unbrellas #art #installation #vibrant #portugal
Floating Umbrellas Line The Streets of Águeda, Portugal
Public art installations are always a great find, and this outdoor incorporation of ‘floating’ umbrellas has got our jaws dropping. Located in the municipality of Águeda, Portugal are a whole slew of umbrellas in various colors looming above the streets in a vibrant art installation.
Not only do these open umbrellas provide a beautiful scenery to look up at as you’re strolling through the promenade during a sunny day, but they create much appreciated shade and some visually interesting patterns on the floor. The parasols are strung above from wires and their shiny material provides a bit of sheer, colored light to emit through the suspended shades.
@9 months ago with 8 notes
#recycling #art #installation #lighting #awareness
Plastic Garbage Art Installation by luzinterruptus
Recycling is a huge part of today’s world, and there are all sorts of reminders posted in every place one can think of. The latest? That would be ‘Plastic Garbage Guarding The Museum’ is the latest of street interventions by a spanish art collective ‘luzinterruptus.’
There are 5,000 bags set up in various dumpster locations surrounding the exterior of the museum. All of these were collected by offering up free museum tickets in exchange for the bags. They were then inflated and arranged in bins resembling dumpsters. What better way to draw attention to recycling then to light up a bunch of colorful trash?
@10 months ago with 18 notes
#green wall #sustainability #architecture #design #plants
Located in Kanagawa Perfecture, Japan– this building a a multi-use shell with an organically designed exterior complete with a vertical walled garden. There are aluminum panels on the building’s facade that help to create the ‘garden’ with irrigation and ventilation just behind the panels.
@10 months ago with 4 notes
#cigarettes #art installation #innovative
Massive 440 Pound Tiger Rug Made From 500,000 Cigarettes
This 440 pound tiger rug is constructed of nothing but cigarettes. That’s right over 500,000 cigarettes were used to create the massive rug you see here. The project was the third installment in Bing’s famous Tobacco project which “explores global trade, packaging, marketing, and the irony of subliminal seduction in advertising for a potentially life-threatening product.” Bing has been heavily involved in tobacco related art projects for over a decade, and continues to mesmerize with projects such as this one.
Probably the only cool use of cigarettes.
@10 months ago with 4357 notes
#brooklyn #new york #penthouse #architecture #interior design
$19 Million ClockTower Penthouse in Brooklyn, New York
After originally hitting the market as the most expensive condo in Brooklyn history, this stunning ClockTower Penthouse has recently been reduced from $25 million all the way down to $19 million, and rumor has it actor Jim Carrey is eyeing the property.
The incredible 7,000 square foot penthouse is located in the Clock Tower building in downtown Brooklyn, and is nothing short of breathtaking. This stunning triplex features 14 foot tall clock faces that allow plenty of natural light to enter the dwelling, while also providing amazing views of the Brooklyn Bridge and New York Harbour. The triplex penthouse is equipped with a glass walled elevator for easy access to each of the floors. The very top of the building is finished off with a beautiful crow’s nest.
This is so perfect.
@10 months ago with 22 notes
#san diego #house #UCSD #cottage #california #do ho suh #architecture #inspiration
‘Fallen Star’ Cottage House
San Diego, California residents are in for a treat as the highly anticipated ‘Fallen Star’ project by famed Korean artist Do Ho Suh has officially opened to the public. The artist will mesmerize locals and tourists alike with a built from scratch, 70,000 pound cottage like house that is partially suspended over the edge of a seven story building at the campus of University of California San Diego. The ‘Fallen Star’ home is completely furnished and even includes a beautiful garden.
@10 months ago with 9 notes
#solar power #design #sustainability #landscape architecture #singapore
A Canopy of Man-Made Solar-Powered Supertrees Flourishes in Singapore
A national park filled with electrified, man-made trees sounds like a paradox. But Singapore’s latest landscaping project, a 250-acre site calledGardens by the Bay, mixes nature and mechanics with an “artificial forest” full of glowing trees, globally-sourced plants, heritage vegetation, and a conservatory built around a 35-meter mountain complete with the world’s tallest indoor waterfall. The project is pushing the boundary of what an urban park can be.
The man-made canopy, much like its natural counterparts, will serve as air venting ducts for nearby conservatories, collect rainwater, and provide shade to park tourists. Eleven of the Supertrees are adorned with photovoltaic cells that will harvest solar energy to light up the trees in the evening, providing energy and lighting, to conservatories throughout the park, and serving as air and temperature regulators.
The massive structures are also vertical gardens, dressed in a living bouquet of climbing flowers, ferns, and bromeliads from around the world. Come evening, these trees will regale the park with light and sound shows. Visitors can look on from a new “Skyway” bridge connecting two 25-meter trees.