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Nov01

“Your Rainbow Panorama” is a Rainbow-coloured glass walkway on the roof of the Danish art museum ARoS Aarhus Kuntsmuseum, by Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. It’s beautiful to look at and must be wonderful to experience in person. I imagine walking through a human kaleidoscope before someone spins it around. The permanent piece consists of a 150-metre-long and three-metre-wide self-contained circular walkway with glass that moves through all of the colours of the spectrum. The piece opened to the public on 28 May, 2011. Something to check out next time you’re in Denmark.

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

Eliasson describes the work:

Your Rainbow panorama establishes a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what was already there, that is to say the view across the city. I have created a space that can almost be said to erase the boundary between inside and outside — a place where you become a little uncertain as to whether you have stepped into a work of art or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to function.

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

"Aros Aarhus Art Museum"

Photos // Ole Hein Pedersen & Studio Olafur Eliasson

Posted by on November 1st, 2012 at 5:50 PM | Comments (0)
Sep28

As an entity, the building was first known as the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (better known, and easier to say, as EMP). The museum contains mostly rock memorabilia and technology-intensive multimedia displays. Yet the building, in and of itself, is a piece of art that is worth taking a look.

EPM Museum of Seattle, Tacubaya

Designed by Frank O. Gehry in 2000, this museum is a leading-edge, nonprofit museum, dedicated to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture. When he began designing EMP, Gehry was inspired to create a structure that evoked the rock ‘n’ roll experience without being too literal. As a result he purchased several electric guitars, sliced them into pieces, and used them as building blocks for an early model design. The design is contemporary and beautifully sculpted to feel as eclectic and vibrant as music itself.

EPM Museum of Seattle, Tacubaya

EPM Museum of Seattle, Tacubaya

EPM Museum of Seattle, Tacubaya

EPM Museum of Seattle, Tacubaya

Photos // via Tacubaya

If you’re in Seattle and want to check it out, currently on exhibit is:
Icons of Science Fiction
The Rolling Stones: music photographer Jim Marshall

Posted by on September 28th, 2012 at 5:00 PM | Comments (0)
Jul13

The ultimate in church going folk, can visit this man, Horace Burgess, up his “Stairway to Heaven” in his treehouse of the Lord. An incredible feat. Over the course of 12 years, and still going, this minister has built the world’s largest treehouse complete with a basketball hoop, chapel and flower garden in Crossville, TN.

"Minister's Treehouse", treehouse, tennessee, public

Photos // Kristin Sweeting

Photo // Roger Smith via flickr

"Minister's Treehouse", treehouse, tennessee, public

"Minister's Treehouse", treehouse, tennessee, public

Photos // Kristin Sweeting

Posted by on July 13th, 2012 at 5:22 AM | Comments (0)
Jul11

Last month Architecture for Humanity hosted an auction on ebay called “I love Architecture” featuring sketches and artwork from some very fancy names in the architecture world. A few of my favorites are shown below. You can also click here to see the entire collection. All sales benefitted Architecture for Humanity.


Ball Nogues Studio


Matter Practice


Emily Abruzzo + Gerald Bodziak

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Posted by on July 11th, 2012 at 5:46 AM | Comments (0)
May28

Happy Birthday Golden Gate Bridge! 75 years is a pretty amazing feat. I thought today I’d bring to you a list of a few bridges that are often overlooked, but pretty spectacular in architectural design and concept. (some content for post derived via Senior Trend Writer Elsa Blaine from trendhunter.com)

The Golden Gate Bridge
"Golden Gate Bridge"
Photo via Karl Mondon/Staff of the Mercury News

The Infinity Loop Bridge
"Buro Happold" "10 design" bridges

The Infinity Loop Bridge is possibly the most visually beautiful I have seen. In their first collaboration, 10 DESIGN and Buro Happold’s Infinity Loop has won the international design competition for the key signature gateway bridge for the new Shizimen Business District in Zhuhai, China.The winning bridge scheme proposes an undulating ribbon of structure that wraps around the 6 lane road deck in a continuous sculptural loop form.

Henderson Waves
"Henderson Waves", bridge, singapore

‘Henderson Waves’ is Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge. The undulating structure creates sheltered seating areas and walkways for everyone crossing from Mount Faber Park and Telok Blangah Hill Park. (by RSP & http://www.ijpcorporation.com/)

Footbridge
Austin, "Pedestrian Bridge", "wood bridge"

The privately owned footbridge in Lake Austin was built by Miro Rivera Architects. The bridge connects their client’s main house to the guest house. Although the delicate looking bridge appears to be made of wood, it is actually made from welded steel and local stone.
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Posted by on May 28th, 2012 at 2:33 PM | Comments (0)