Alex Chinnecks mesmerizing crack on a brick building turns heads in London

August 1, 2017 by  
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From a melting house to a floating building, British artist Alex Chinneck has a knack for turning heads—and his latest work is no exception. For his first permanent artwork, Chinneck created an enormous crack down the side of the building in an optical illusion called “Six pins and half a dozen needles.” Created with a group of engineers, steelworkers, and brick-makers, this monumental artwork at Assembly London is officially unveiled to the public today, August 1. Commissioned by AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets , the surrealist Six pins and half a dozen needles artwork is located at Assembly London , a major mixed-use campus on a site that previously housed publishing facilities. Chinneck references the publishing industry in his design, which resembles a torn sheet of paper. “The work was conceived to engage people in a fun and uplifting way,” said Chinneck. “Although we use real brick , it was designed with a cartoon-like quality to give the sculpture an endearing artifice and playful personality. I set out to create accessible artworks and I sincerely hope this becomes a popular landmark for London and positive experience for Londoners. Following 14-months of development, this represents my studio’s first permanent project and we are excited to be working on more. Forthcoming artworks include a trail of four sculptures with a combined height of 163-metres that will be constructed from over 100,000 bricks.” Related: Alex Chinneck Builds a Wax House in London Just to Watch it Melt Six pins and half a dozen needles is constructed from 4,000 bricks and over 1,000 stainless steel components. A crane was used to carefully position the artwork in place at 20 meters above ground level. The installation leans against a concrete facade and weighs approximately ten-tonnes. + Alex Chinneck Images by Charles Emerson

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Czech archaeological museum springs out of the ground like a modern-day cave system

November 29, 2016 by  
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In a project that joins modern architecture with ancient archaeological finds, the Czech Republic’s new Archeopark in Pavlov houses a museum where visitors can get an up-close look at many Paleolithic-era tools as well as skeletal remains of early humans and their artwork. The brainchild of Czech architects Radko Kv?t and Pavel Pijá?ek , the museum’s design is unique, as multiple parts of the structure appear to spring forth from the ground themselves, just as their precious archaeological treasures did. The Archeopark museum opened this year, with more than 10,000 square feet of exhibits that tell the story of early human evolution, and most of the museum is actually underground. Paleolithic artifacts are common to this region of Europe, and the majority of the items on display within the Archeopark were found within a small radius of the museum site. Exhibits include early tools made from stone and bone, the skeletal remains of anatomically modern humans, as well as the artwork produced by those same civilizations. Related: Poland’s National Museum in Szczecin wins World Building of the Year 2016 The museum ‘s design is decidedly modern, with sharp and unexpected angles at every turn. From the outside, the museum structures appear cold, harsh, and blank—concrete shapes dotting the site like a child’s discarded jacks. Oak and glass round out the building materials, confirming the museum’s understated style. Inside the museum, pitched ceilings with odd angles, winding pathways, and the occasional skylight produce an atmosphere more cavelike than modern, perhaps in a direct attempt to remind visitors that they, too, are a part of human evolution. Via Yatzer Images via Gabriel Dvo?ák for Radko Kv?t Architecture

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Artist "attacks" buildings with clutter to remind us of how much stuff we own

August 9, 2016 by  
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Torres has been working and living in Quebec for over a decade, where much of his artwork has been publicly displayed. “Tipping Point” was brought to Ottawa after the artist was invited by Canadian Heritage and EXMURO arts publics for an early July installation. Kayaks, construction cones, children’s toys, and patio chairs in bright, alarming colors seem to explode out of the side of the wall as observers pass by the piece. Related: Artist Veronika Richterová turns plastic bottles into beautiful plant and animal sculptures The piece is much like earlier works at a Quebec City event, named “Overflows” and “Stock in Transit”. The former portrays an explosion of multicolored plastic equipment bursting out of a tipped storage container, a metaphor for our disturbing reliance on accumulating as many things as we can buy. Each piece is meant to feel imposing and overwhelming, just like the western world’s love affair with “disposable” plastic objects. Most recently Torres’ “Canopy” piece was featured in Edmonton’s The Works Art & Design Festival . Visitors walked underneath and amongst exposed and covered passageways. The experience is meant to represent nomadism, a key theme in the artist’s life and creative work. +José Luis Torres Images via José Luis Torres

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Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi 3D-prints masterpieces with light

July 7, 2015 by  
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3D printing has already found a wide range of uses, but printing with light? 3D printers have been used to create prosthetic limbs , meat , and entire two story homes . They are even capable of producing new 3D printers! But 3D printing does not conform to the limits of the physical world. Architect Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi is pioneering a new technique to replace filament traditionally used in 3D printing with LED lights. Through the use of video or long exposure photography, Kalsi captures his 3D-printed illumination masterpieces. Read the rest of Ekaggrat Singh Kalsi 3D-prints masterpieces with light Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , 3D printing , artwork , futuristic art , hologram , hologram art , holographic art , LED art , led artwork , light art , light artwork

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Gorgeous Doll’s House extension transforms a drafty bungalow into an energy-efficient home

July 7, 2015 by  
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Read the rest of Gorgeous Doll’s House extension transforms a drafty bungalow into an energy-efficient home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: BKK Architects , Doll’s House by BKK Architects , drought tolerant planting plan , energy efficient architecture , LEDs , low VOC , Melbourne house , natural ventilation , north orientation , passive solar , recycled gray water , VOC free materials

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Modern open-plan home in Jackson Hole reduces construction waste with six prefab units

July 7, 2015 by  
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Artist Cheong-ah Hwang Transforms Recycled Paper into Intricate Works of Art

July 10, 2014 by  
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Apple Set to Build its Third Enormous Solar Farm in North Carolina

July 10, 2014 by  
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Apple this week signed a development agreement with the City of Claremont, which will allow it to build its third massive solar farm in North Carolina. When finished, the 100-acre farm is expected to produce 17.5 megawatts at a development cost of $55 million. Read the rest of Apple Set to Build its Third Enormous Solar Farm in North Carolina Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple builds 100 acre solar farm , Claremont , corporate responsibility , Maiden , north carolina , renerable energy , solar farm , Solar Power , solar powered data center

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PHOTOS: Leftover House Paint as Beautiful Art

November 30, 2011 by  
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Cassandra Tondro uses leftover acrylic latex paint – better known as traditional house paint – to create her artwork. The Los Angeles artist gets her paint from local recycling facilities and the “mistint” paint sections of…

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World’s Largest Artwork Created on Frozen Lake Baikal!

August 11, 2010 by  
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