Nature Scenes are sculptural “still lifes” for recording urban wildlife

Designers from the Interaction Research Studio at Goldsmiths, University of London, have produced a series of simple wildlife habitats that incorporate hidden cameras for capturing images of the animal visitors. The habitats were designed by the team at the Interaction Research Studio to house its My Naturewatch wildlife camera, which can be built by novice […]

David Adjaye designs Magdalene Odundo ceramics exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre

David Adjaye has designed an exhibition of ceramicist Magdalene Odundo’s work at the Norman Foster-designed Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich. The British architect’s studio Adjaye Associates was responsible for the design and layout of Magdalene Odundo: The Journey of Things, an exhibition at the high-tech gallery that opened last weekend. A series of ovoid, […]

Antony Gormley installs iron figures among ancient ruins on the Greek island of Delos

Artist Antony Gormley has unveiled Sight, an exhibition of 29 of his humanoid sculptures on the Greek island of Delos in the Aegean sea. British sculptor Gormley, creator of the Angel of the North, has installed the forms across the island taking advantage of both the scenery and ruined ancient Greek and Roman architecture. Antony Gormley’s […]

Teresa van Dongen’s Mud Well light uses microorganisms to create electricity

Bacteria from a boggy World War Two bomb crater generate kaleidoscopic light forms inside this telescope-like tube by Dutch designer Teresa van Dongen. The Mud Well installation is the latest iteration of Van Dongen‘s ongoing research into geobacter bacteria as an electricity source for human use. The microorganisms, which can purify water while naturally and […]

Rael San Fratell slots pink seesaws into US-Mexico border wall

Architectural studio Rael San Fratello has installed three pink seesaws in between the metal slats of the US-Mexico border wall, so that children on either side can play together. Ronald Rael, who runs Rael San Fratello with architect Virginia San Fratello, posted images and videos of the installation to Instagram yesterday. The shots capture people playing […]

Digital artwork called Symbiosia depicts effect of climate change on trees in Paris

Dutch artist Thijs Biersteker collaborated with scientist Stefano Mancuso to create this installation at the Fondation Cartier that shows the real-time impact of climate change on nature in Paris. Biersteker creates interactive installations about environmental and social issues. His project with Mancuso is titled Symbiosia and seeks to promote awareness of the impact of climate […]

Vector-I Architects installs pair of viewpoints on Dutch dyke to highlight rising sea levels

An Ode To Manmade Land is a pair of viewpoints designed by Vector-I Architects on a man-made dyke at the Lauwersmeer National Park, in the Netherlands. Created in collaboration with local artist Lambert Kamps, the two structures are designed to give views across the artificial landscape and to “provide new perspectives on rising sea levels”. Called The Viewing Dyke […]

Louis Vuitton X celebrates 160 years of artistic collaboration at the fashion house

Louis Vuitton has created an exhibition in Los Angeles that showcases its collaborations with leading artists over the past 160 years, complete with custom bags and a tropical pop-up shop. The Louis Vuitton X exhibition at the 468 North Rodeo Drive building in Beverly Hills, contains 180 items from the French fashion house’s archive. The items […]

New York City gallery exhibits three massive black sculptures by Tony Smith

An exhibition of monumental geometric black sculptures by the late American designer Tony Smith on display at Pace Gallery in Manhattan brings together three works for the first time. Source, Tau, Throwback is a three-piece installation at Pace of sculptures created by Smith during his career as an artist in the 1960s and 1970s. The […]

Daniel Libeskind designs photo installation at Auschwitz

Daniel Libeskind has designed an outdoor installation called Through the Lens of Faith in Poland to showcase photographer Caryl Englander’s portraits of Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors. Through the Lens of Faith is a series of three-metre-high steel panels lining a path near the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum in Oświęcim. Libeskind chose the pattern of the vertical panels and the striping […]

India Mahdavi’s striped scenography provides backdrop for furniture exhibition

French architect India Mahdavi has distorted the familiar coloured stripes found at seaside resorts to create the scenography for this exhibition of 20th-century furniture from the Centre Pompidou‘s collection. The exhibition presents more than 60 pieces from the Parisian institution‘s 20th-century collection at the Cercle Naval de Toulon – a heritage-listed 1930s building designed to […]

Studio Drift’s drone performance lifts off at Kennedy Space Center

Studio Drift has recreated its flying sculpture Franchise Freedom at Kennedy Space Center, programming 300 drones to perform a routine marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission launch. The Amsterdam-based studio headed by artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta adapted the performative artwork to work in time with a performance by British rock […]

Watch Doug Aitken’s mirrored hot air balloon take flight

[embedded content] This captioned movie shows Doug Aitken‘s 30-metre-tall New Horizon hot air balloon, which has a semi-mirrored body, take flight across the skies of Massachusetts. Called New Horizon, the nomadic installation will pass over several sites in the US state that are managed by the Trustees, which is a non-profit preservation and conservation organisation.   LED […]

Doug Aitken’s mirrored balloon New Horizon flies over Massachusetts

American artist Doug Aitken has created a mirrored hot air balloon to travel across rural landscapes of Massachusetts this summer. Called New Horizon, Aitken‘s design comprises a 100-foot-tall (30-metre-tall) balloon made of a semi-mirrored material and a gondola. It will fly over various sites in Massachusetts that are managed by the Trustees, a local non-profit […]

Yinka Ilori transforms “forbidding” London bridge into Happy Street installation

Bright patterned panels envelop this south London railway bridge, which designer Yinka Ilori has revived as part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture. Named Happy Street, the permanent installation is located on Thessaly Road – a key route between Wandsworth Road and Nine Elms Lane that was previously a “forbidding environment”. The installation, which […]

Alex Israel projects Bat Signal from roof of Le Corbusier’s Cite Radieuse

Multimedia artist Alex Israel has installed a Bat Signal at the MAMO Arts Centre on the roof of Le Corbusier‘s brutalist Cité Radieuse apartment block in Marseille, France. Israel installed the spotlight projecting the outline of a bat as part of his Batman-focused exhibition at the Marseille Modulor (MAMO) Arts Centre, which occupies the rooftop of Cité […]

Snøhetta designs bench for Nobel Peace Centre that brings people together

A bench designed by architecture firm Snøhetta for the Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo is shaped like a partial circle to encourage people to sit closer together and start conversations. The project is described as a “peace bench” and is titled The Best Weapon, in reference to Nelson Mandela’s famous quote, “The best weapon is […]

Carlo Ratti uses drones to create “world’s first crowdsourced graffiti”

Italian studio Carlo Ratti Associati used a swarm of drones to graffiti this artwork in Turin that is based on visual content submitted by hundreds of contributors. The large-scale painting measuring 14 by 12 metres was developed as part of UFO Urban Flying Opera, a participatory technology and art project funded by Turin-based arts and […]

Anthony Burrill’s graphics top delicate timber rooftop pavilion in Barcelona

Graphic designer Anthony Burrill and architect Eugeni Bach worked with students in Barcelona to build 3KMS, a rooftop pavilion decorated with MDF panels. Forty students from the Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering worked on the pavilion, which stands on the roof of the school. Burrill and Bach are both tutors at the school, and […]

Hubris Atë Nemesis installation curves up Maine contemporary art gallery

Curvy and bent wooden strips are laid out to resemble a wave in this installation in Maine, created by local designers Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B Nguyen. Kavanaugh and Nguyen designed the Hubris Atë Nemesis installation for the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA), taking cues from the from the rough waters and wind in […]

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