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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Zero-energy timber and steel home is buried into a natural dune

December 27, 2016 by  
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VVKH architecten designed Villa Meijendel in Doornweg, the Netherlands to a client’s custom specifications – but they also had a big helping hand from nature. Clad in timber charred Shou Sugi Ban timber, Villa Meijendel is a site-specific home that is half-buried in a high dune and largely sculpted by the forest landscape. Solar panels, heat pumps, and the high thermal mass of the building’s concrete structure helps the home produce as much energy as it consumes. The Villa Meijendel comprises three levels, two of which are partially built into the dune . The ground level contains a garage and technical room. The building’s unusual form was dictated by local regulations that only allowed a small and compact building volume on the relatively narrow lot located on the edge of the Meijendel nature reserve . The first level of the home includes two bedrooms, a master bedroom, wellness room, entrance, and office, while the topmost level includes a large living room and kitchen. Related: Prefab Dutch ‘Shou Sugi Ban’ House Features a Low-Maintenance Charred Timber Facade The home is modern and minimalist with unpolished concrete, steel, charred wood , unfinished wood, and anodized aluminum. Split levels in the house create a variety of views inside the home and out towards the landscapes through the large expanses of glazing. “Every detail, such as the door handle or stairs, is precisely thought through and designed,” write the architects. “Villa Meijendel is a fascinating artefact, a sort of wooden forest hut fully integrated in the landscape and with a strong connection between the interior spaces and immediate surroundings. Trees, light and dunes have sculpted this remarkable house.” + VVKH architecten Via ArchDaily Images via VVKH architecten

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Giant squid brings the mysticism of the sea to a Portuguese island

November 3, 2016 by  
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Created for the sixth annual public arts festival of the Azores , the character of Vernie was inspired by the vibrant sea life in the Atlantic Ocean. Moradavaga writes: “Influenced by the stunning landscapes and the mystic aura related to all that concerns whale hunting (in the past) and observation (in the present) our mind wandered through old tales like Moby Dick, by Herman Melville, and 20.000 Leagues Under the Sea, by Jules Verne, and the presence of sperm-whales along the Azores coasts led us to devise a character, “Vernie” the giant squid, that came from the depths of the ocean to serve as a communicative playful tool for passersby of all ages at Portas do Mar in the city of Ponta Delgada.” Related: VIDEO: Watch giant squid flash different colors to communicate Made with long red tubes, Vernie the giant squid sprawls out across a green park with a length of 15.55 meters. The mantle with the head measures 1.9 meters in height and features two empty “eye-holes” large enough for visitors to stick their head through. The tentacles are extended in different directions and wrap around nearby objects, from a wire sculpture to trees. The site-specific sculpture was installed in July 2016. + Moradavaga Via ArchDaily Images via Moradavaga

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Olafur Eliasson’s Sprawling Stone River Landscape Takes Over the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

August 19, 2014 by  
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Leaked Video Shows “Most Abhorrent Displays of Unethical Hunting Behavior and Animal Abuse Ever Recorded”

August 19, 2014 by  
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Hunting protected animals with semi-automatic weapons, running over animals with jeeps, and torturing animals before killing them; it sounds too horrible to be true – but a shocking new video shows that a company called Green Mile Safari allowed its clients to do all of the above. The terrible montage of animal abuse is so bad that the Dallas Safari Club sent a letter to Tanzania’s minister of natural resources and tourism stating that “without question, the video depicts some of the most abhorrent displays of unethical hunting behavior and animal abuse ever recorded.” Read the rest of Leaked Video Shows “Most Abhorrent Displays of Unethical Hunting Behavior and Animal Abuse Ever Recorded” Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abuse , animal , green , hunt , hunting , mile , tanzania , torture , Video

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British Artist Laura Bacon Weaves Willow Branches Into Powerful Sculptures

May 8, 2013 by  
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Tadashi Kawamata Covers Versailles in a Surreal Cascade of 5,000 Recycled Wooden Crates

February 14, 2013 by  
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Modular Mazda Shipping Container Car Dealership To Be Built in Phases

May 23, 2012 by  
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Conflux Festival 2010 Explores the Urban Environment of NYC

October 11, 2010 by  
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This past weekend the Conflux Festival kicked off another exciting series of site-specific workshops, performances, lectures, and installations that challenged New Yorkers to rethink our urban environment in a whole new way.

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Oasis-Sprouting Solar Umbrellas for Los Angeles

October 11, 2010 by  
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Project UMBRELLA just took the $5,000 first place award in The Architect’s Newspaper and SCI?Arc’s recent Los Angeles Cleantech Corridor and Green District Competition, which asked entrants to envision downtown LA as an incubator for green technology and jobs. Designed by Constantin Boincean, Ralph Bertram and Aleksandra Danielak, UMBRELLA features a series of umbrella-like solar evaporators that collect and clean city sewage so that it can eventually be released into the streets, generating a “transformation into a network of lush, cultivated landscapes.” Read the rest of Oasis-Sprouting Solar Umbrellas for Los Angeles http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , architect’s newspaper , cleantech corridor , Green Building , green design , Los Angeles , Sci-Arc , sustainable design , umbrella

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