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Dirk Skreber <– is one of the leading contemporary German artists who currently lives and works in New York. Skreber has been exhibited in museum and institutions around the world and is represented in many of the world’s major collections.

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Gerry Judah created a 32 metre-high sculpture for Audi at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, England. Stunning!

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On a 6,000 square meter UK Pavilion site sits the Seed Cathedral carefully centered. The Seed Cathedral is 20 meters tall and is formed from 60,000 slender transparent fiber optic rods. Each fiber optic rod is 7.5 meters long and encloses one or more seeds at its tip. During the day, they draw daylight inwards to illuminate the interior. At night, light sources inside each rod allowing the entire structure to glow. When the wind blows the optic “hairs” gently move as they create a dynamic effect for the viewers. Inside the darkened inner chamber of the Seed Cathedral” the tips of the fiber optic filaments form an apparently hovering galaxy of slim vitrines containing a vast array of embedded seeds.” (via Yatzer)

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‘ Australian design firm Ashton Raggatt McDougall’s most recent projects have been to add a bit of functionality and uniqueness to the MTC Theater and the Melbourne Recital Centre in Australia. The results…absolutely incredible. The two buildings function individually but they connect together and sit on the same block as one another within the city’s art district. The MTC Theater features an interesting white facade comprised of white steel tubing in the form of geometric patterns that have the appearance of a 3d image when viewed at a certain angle. It was designed for optimal viewing at night and the tubes almost look luminescent. ‘

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Stephen Hendee is sculptor and installation artist who lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. His works are fantastic!!

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This impressive building known as the Nestlé Chocolate Museum has been designed by Metro Brazilian architects and is located beside a highway between Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, in Caçapava (about 110 km from Sao Paulo). One of the greatest things about this building is that its red glass windows located between the tunnel and the factory walls allows visitors to see chocolate being produced inside. This great structure is specially designed for public viewing and consist of two towers and an elevated runway, composed of steel and glass, spread over an area of 1850 sq m. The project is about offering the visitor an unique experience in the chocolate factory, so from now one the visitors will not be conducted on the ground like they used to be, but they will have the chance to take the tour on the high walkway that runs along the inside of the factory. Link here.

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‘ The Parisian architect Stéphane Malka turned an empty room into a gorgeous minimalist landscape by filling it with the humblest of humble objects, the cardboard box. The installation, Rue Sans Frontieres (No Limits in the Streets), was made up of hundreds of boxes painted semi-gloss white, then glued together and thrown up around 2,045-square-foot gallery in Moscow. Like a happy Cubist explosion, they littered the walls, the floor, and the ceiling. It’s what you might’ve gotten had you put Picasso and Kengo Kuma in a Mail Boxes Etc. together.’ (via Fastcodesign)

 

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‘While most designers are busying adding more and more elements into their artworks, Japan-based Yuki Matsueda has, however, managed to let some elements escape from his art pieces. The result seems quite amazing… A vivid 3D image is successfully created and all the elements are believed to be more shocking than those stay still on paper.’

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The LS Desk combines design functionality with an artistic rhetoric that subliminally communicates the importance of Verhoeven’s immediate creative circle. Constructed using highly-polished steel, the traditional industrialism of this material is inverted to produce an elegant and seemingly lightweight object. Through a delicate distribution of weight, the piece combines streamline curves and flowing contours to create a physical equilibrium and an illusionistic sense of movement and speed.

Yuki Matsueda

 

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‘While most designers are busying adding more and more elements into their artworks, Japan-based Yuki Matsueda has, however, managed to let some elements escape from his art pieces. The result seems quite amazing… A vivid 3D image is successfully created and all the elements are believed to be more shocking than those stay still on paper.’

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If you are known to be clumsy, then a glass house is definitely not the ideal home for you. But for the rest of you folks who love this fragile material so much that you would be willing to live in a house made just from glass, the concept house designed by Santambrogiomilao group is definitely the perfect residence for you. Besides a love for glass you must also be willing to give up all your privacy as the unique concept home is made from ‘extraclear’ glass. Once you are used to having no privacy at all, you can enjoy the view of the world on a 360 degree axis. The glass home is a collaboration between founder Carlo Santambrogio and designer Ennio Arosio featuring a series of iconic furniture pieces, beds, sofas and bookcases, along with architectural elements such as staircases and kitchens.

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There are two sides of a coin and same is the case for every idea or plan. What else can I say about the $500 million Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s new headquarters. The 900,000-square-foot headquarters comprised initially of two six-story, boomerang-shaped buildings on 12 acres. The new building is Green, not only in color, but also in terms of being earth-friendly. Aiming for a Gold rating in LEED Certification, the structure boasts of a living roof on the parking garage and a million-gallon rainwater storage tank to conserve water. However this building has come under the spotlight for reasons more than just being eco-friendly. Since the foundation is all about social issues like enhancing healthcare and reducing extreme poverty, is it justified to invest this huge amount on building a charity headquarter? Social workers worldwide will come up with a list of welfare issues that are striving for funds. Though the philanthropist couple has set a noble example in the world of rich and famous, such a project will raise many eyebrows as well as vindictive questions.

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Jean Nouvel​ has finally unveiled what he has in store for the new National Museum in Qatar at the MoMA, New York City. The entire building will occupy 1.5 million square foot that too at the southern end of Doha’s Corniche in a circular shape. The building itself will be created with concrete colored like sand is such a way that the formation resembles the mineral formations of bladelike petals commonly known as the desert rose. The building will be house for a permanent gallery occupying 86,000 square feet and a temporary gallery of 21,500 square feet, a 220-seat auditorium and a 70-seat food forum / TV studio, two cafés, a restaurant and a museum shop. Additionally, 1.2million square feet will be used to create a Qatari desert landscape scene around the museum.

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