Fabulously Bright Glass SOHO Office in China by AIM Architecture

Shanghai-based AIM Architecture , founded by European architects Wendy Saunders and Vincent de Graaf, has designed this very cool and literally bright glass office of SOHO in Shanghai, China.  SOHO China is the property developers behind  Zaha Hadid’s Galaxy Soho and Wangjing  Soho projects. Description by AIM Architecture: An entirely glass and mirrored interior exposes the infrastructure of SOHO’s new office building in Shanghai. The glass creates a multitude of reflections of the sales [...]

 

Enchanting Starpath in Cambridge, England by Pro-Teq Surfacing Ltd

UK company Pro-Teq Surfacing Ltd has developed the world’s first UV-powered pathway called the ‘Starpath’ wherein liquid-based product combined with either soft or hard media was sprayed on the trail. At present, the cost-effective 150-meter Starpath is being tested in Christ’s Pieces, a well-known park in the east side of the center of Cambridge by Cambridge City Council. Its seamless surface may be applied to any existing surface such as [...]

 

‘The House with Coloured Lights’ by Andreescu & Gaivoronschi

Romania-based architecture studio Andreescu & Gaivoronschi has designed this gorgeous residence called ‘The House with Coloured Lights’. The exterior of the home features cube-shaped windows of various sizes, wherein the smaller ones project vibrant colors that are so lovely to witness during nighttime. Description by Andreescu & Gaivoronschi: The entire space was designed as a musical instrument, where the double-height living room is a lively place, animated by the cone-like [...]

 

Stunning Illuminated Gold Trees by Giuseppe Penone

Italian artist Giuseppe Penone has created this 12-meter long tree sculpture called ‘Spazio di Luce’. Penone made a full bronze cast of the tree and divided it into sections. The empty space inside the tree was coated in gold-colored wax making it look like it is illuminated while juxtaposing the organic facade with a vibrant inner glowing light. You may want to check this out in at the Whitechapel Gallery in London [...]

 

Enchanting Alabama Underpass Filled with LED Rainbow Lights

Sculptor and light artist Bill Fitzgibbons has embarked on a new project called “Light Rails” in collaboration with REV Birmingham. The installation involved the restoration of a dark and somewhat neglected 1931 underpass in the historic 18th Street, Birmingham, Alabama. On top of celebrating art and light, the installation also intends to light up the dark shadows of the covered walkway to convey a certain feeling of security while traversing [...]

 

Awesome Rainbow-Like Illumination System For Your Home

Wouldn’t it be lovely to fill up your home with rainbow colors? And wouldn’t it be lovelier if every part of your residence is filled with different colors through lighting fixtures? Check out this awesome illumination system wherein you can choose whatever color you would want to have in your room. What’s more exciting with this innovation is that the light is smoothly led wherever you want it to be. [...]

 

Dazzling Tree Ring Lights by Judson Beaumont

Lights attached on tree branches are gradually stepping into the limelight. Remember the lamps made from sawmill scraps and tree branches by Italian designer Marco Stefanelli? Now here comes a different set of tree lights designed by Judson Beaumont of Straight Line Designs. The collection is called Tree Rings, made out of a beetle pine shell topped with mirrored Plexiglas that allows the embedded cool fluorescent light to shine through in the dark. The designer says: During the day [...]

 

Enchanting Anemone Collection by Olivia d'Aboville for HIVE

Before anything else, I’d like to share a special trivia. Did you know that the other name of clownfish is anemonefish and not Nemo? Also, I’ve learned that the clownfish and sea anemones greatly coexist. The co-species of Nemo are protected from predator fish by the stinging tentacles of anemones. I didn’t know these facts that until I found this really cute anemone-inspired lighting collection designed for HIVE by Paris-based designer Olivia d’Aboville. [via contemporist]

 

Exquisite Lamps Made From Sawmill Scraps and Tree Branches

What’s more exciting about these lamps is that they are embedded with resin and LEDs. Italian designer Marco Stefanelli created his Brecce collection by utilizing sawmill scraps, tree branches, and cement fragments. He had a brilliant idea of replacing the fragments of these materials with sculpted resin embedded with LEDS. Then voila! An amazing array of lamps illuminating from within as if there’s a totally different world out there. Check them out after the jump! [via colossal]

 

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