Christos spectacular art installation lets visitors walk on water

June 20, 2016 by  
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Like his last large-scale project The Gates , which comprised thousands of fabric gates that Christo—his full name is Christo Vladimirov Javacheff—and his late wife, Jeanne-Claude, installed across Central Park in 2005, The Floating Piers features the same vibrant saffron color and is funded entirely by the artist’s sales of original drawings, collages, and other artworks. The $16.8 million project was a massive feat to complete with involvement from French deep-sea divers and Bulgarian athletes to engineers and local officials. The floating walkway comprises a waterproof and stain-resistant saffron-colored fabric draped over 220,000 floating polyethylene cubes installed to form a 53-foot-wide spine. Related: Incredible 3km floating walkway covered in yellow fabric will cross Italy’s Lake Iseo “It’s really a physical thing, you need to be there, walking it, on the streets, here,” Christo said. “And it’s demanding.” The experience of walking on The Floating Piers reportedly feels like walking on a gently swaying boat. The art installation is free to the public and is expected to attract approximately 40,000 people a day. Lifeguards, boat hands, and other officers are present in case of accidents or emergencies; the Floating Piers has no railing and floats less than six inches above the water’s surface. The art installation will stay on the lake for 16 days until July 3, after which it will be dismantled, recycled , and resold. + The Floating Piers Via The New York Times Images via Christo , by Wolfgang Volz

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Incredible 3km floating dock covered in yellow fabric will be crossing Italy’s Lake Iseo

June 10, 2016 by  
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The artists are known for large-scale installations . They created a massive ” Valley Curtain ” in Colorado and a large-scale inflatable indoor sculpture in Germany. Works in progress include an oil barrel pyramid made of 410,000 barrels and the Over the River fabric installation that will use 5.9 miles of silvery fabric panels. Related: Conceptual Artist Christo to Build Giant Pyramid of 410,000 Oil Barrels for Abu Dhabi Floating Piers will grace Italy’s Lake Iseo. It has been 40 years since Christo last worked in Italy. ” Modular floating docks ” will be created with 220,000 ” high-density poly-ethylene cubes ” that will be covered in 100,000 square meters of ” shimmering yellow fabric .” The floating walkway will be about three kilometers long, just under two miles. The walkway will allow pedestrians to cross the lake from the town of Sulzano to the town of Peschiera Maraglio on the island of Monte Isola. From there, they can walk over to the small island of San Paolo, which will be framed entirely by the yellow floating walkway. The yellow fabric will continue through the streets Sulzano and Peschiera Maraglio for 1.5 kilometers, just under one mile. The project will be paid for wholly by the sales of Christo’s original pieces of art. Floating Piers will be open to the public for 16 days between June 18 and July 3. After that time, the cubes and fabric will be ” industrially recycled .” + Christo and Jeanne-Claude Photography by Wolfgang Volz ; collages by Christo

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Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project

January 8, 2015 by  
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Environmental activists team up to battle a famous environmental artist—not your everyday face-off. Unless, that is, the artist is Christo . A recent federal district court case pitted his proposed “ Over the River ” project against the activist group ROAR (Rags Over the Arkansas River ). The $50 million installation would temporarily suspend 5.9 miles of translucent silver fabric panels along a 42-mile stretch of the Arkansas River in south-central Colorado, much of which is federally-protected habitat for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, peregrine falcons, and bald eagles. Read the rest of Federal judge approves Christo’s massive “Over the River” project Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Art , bighorn sheep , christo , conservation , eco design , eco-art , ecological damage , environmental activists , environmental art , green art , ROAR , wildlife protection

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Peter Steinhaur’s Cocoon Series Shows Stunning Views of Hong Kong’s Buildings Wrapped in Silk

May 19, 2014 by  
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INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Best Cities in the United States for Cyclists

May 19, 2014 by  
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Cycling is taking the United States by storm and there’s no better time to celebrate this push for alternative transportation than right now during May’s National Bike Month . In honor of the annual observance, SpareFoot and NowSourcing created an infographic rounding up eight of the top U.S. cities for cyclists . From Washington, D.C. to San Francisco, this list highlights cities from all major regions of the U.S. Check out the full infographic to see if your city make the cut! The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 8 Best Cities in the United States for Cyclists Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 8 best cities for cyclists , bicycle infographic , bike month , cyclist infographic , infographic , national bike month , nowsourcing , reader submitted content , sparefoot

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Conceptual Artist Christo to Build Giant Pyramid of 410,000 Oil Barrels for Abu Dhabi

November 28, 2012 by  
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Bulgarian environmental artist Christo has draped an inexplicable array of landscapes and objects in a distinctive orange hue since the 1960s – but few of his installations have been as conceptually perplexing as his latest planned installation. The Mastaba is to be a permanent flat-topped pyramid of oil barrels located in the desert about 100 miles from Abu Dhabi . While oil-rich nations vie for the dubious accolade of having the “ world’s tallest building ,” Christo’s sculpture—comprised of 410,000 oil barrels—is set to make Abu Dhabi home to the world’s largest permanent sculpture. Read the rest of Conceptual Artist Christo to Build Giant Pyramid of 410,000 Oil Barrels for Abu Dhabi Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abu dhabi , christo , Conceptual Art , oil barrel sculpture , the mastaba , united arab emirates , worlds largest sculpture , worlds most expensive sculpture

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Bulgarian environmental artist Christo has draped an inexplicable array of landscapes and objects in a distinctive orange hue since the 1960s – but few of his installations have been as conceptually perplexing as his latest planned installation. The Mastaba is to be a permanent flat-topped pyramid of oil barrels located in the desert about 100 miles from Abu Dhabi . While oil-rich nations vie for the dubious accolade of having the “ world’s tallest building ,” Christo’s sculpture—comprised of 410,000 oil barrels—is set to make Abu Dhabi home to the world’s largest permanent sculpture. Read the rest of Conceptual Artist Christo to Build Giant Pyramid of 410,000 Oil Barrels for Abu Dhabi Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abu dhabi , christo , Conceptual Art , oil barrel sculpture , the mastaba , united arab emirates , worlds largest sculpture , worlds most expensive sculpture

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