Impressive Dome Made From Thousands of Suspended Paper in Stockholm Fair

For this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair, Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh and Finnish artist Kustaa Saksi collaborated in creating an impressive installation. 11,000 pieces of paper with printed patterns on one side were layered and arranged in a staggered manner resulting in a visually stunning 3d effect.  The entire dome-like structure consists of stacks of paper sheets that hang from the roof in a Venetian blind-like construction. The lowest sheet in each stack carries part of a […]

 

Artist Stacked Thousands of Books to Form an Extraordinary Building

Slovakian artist Matej Kren lets you experience books in a different way. By piling up thousands of books, he creates an architectonic structure where visitors are invited to step inside. One of his most remarkable installations is Scanner built in 2010, a project of 30 foot high structure made completely of thousands of stacked books multiplied by mirrors to create an illusion of infinity. Amazing.    Check out more photos here. More of Matej Kren portfolio on his website. […]

 

Installation of Old Lamps Light-up a Deserted Street in Athens

Greek studio Beforelight and Imagine The City collaborated for a public installation project aimed to illuminate a deserted street in Athens called Pittaki. In preparation for the installation, they’ve gathered old lamps and light fixtures donated by 150 generous locals. Watch the heartwarming process here and see the glow of the installation shine like the smiles of the community. The “co-house” is created in the center of Athens and is a collaborative project of transforming a […]

 

Giant Colored Pencils Appear in Matsudai Joyama

Reverse City is a giant colored pencils installation hung in rows in Matsudai Joyama created by Cameroon-born artist Pascale Marthine Tayou. On each pencil is written the name of one of the countries of the world. The giant pencils are variously colored; some are short, some are tall. This town of pencils is fixed into a stainless steel frame and hovers, detached from Nature, at a height of about two meters. Suspended upside-down, the […]

 

Colorful Voyage of 300 Illuminated Boats by Aether & Hemera

Claudio Benghi and Gloria Ronchi of Aether and Hemera collaborated for a festive and enjoyable installation called Voyage. ‘Voyage’ installation consists of three hundred floating ‘paper boats’, encasing coloured dynamic LED lights that come alive at night in the Middle Dock of Canary Wharf. The exhibit can be seen until February 15th, 2013. Photos by Sean Batten and Ian Docwra. Have a truly Blessed and Merry Christmas everyone! [via hypn and colossal]

 

51-meter Long Road Made Entirely of Trampoline

Tallin based practice Salto Architects created a fun-filled installation for this year’s Archstoyanie creative festival. Set in Nikola-Lenivets, Russia, the project is called Fast Track, a 51 meter long road made entirely of trampoline. According to Salto Architects: “Fast track” is a integral part of park infrastructure, it is a road and an installation at the same time. It challenges the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects and tends to be ignorant […]

 

Delicately Crafted Aerial Paper Artwork

This has got to be one of the most quaint and beautiful paper art installation you’ll ever see. Japanese artist Yuko Takada Keller dainty artwork is a definitely head turner. Yuko uses tracing paper for her work, the reason she says, “it creates a sense of transparency and etherealness”. They certainly are ethereal. Photos by Yuko Takada Keller   [via cozyhunter]

 

Astounding + Ever-changing Installation of 3500 Coloured Books

This unique art installation by Dutch artist Anouk Kruithof is composed of 3,500 pieces of coloured books. The physical installation measures about 4.10M x 2.30M and is arranged, destructed and re-arranged again to create a different art piece on each exhibition. Below is her series from 2012 back to 2009. What this display is called will make you curious, Enclosed Content Chatting Away in the Colour Invisibility. Here’s a brief from Anouk Kruithof’s website that tells […]

 

Artist Conjures Manmade Rainbows From Recycled Rainwater

Artist Michael Jones McKean recreated magical rainbows using re-purposed rainwater which was displayed at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska. It’s fascinating as it is beautiful isn’t it? Would love to see this in person next time it’s on display. Excerpts about the project from Michael Jones McKean website: The Rainbow: Certain Principles of Light and Shapes Between Forms. The project creates a simple, but phenomenal visual event — a rainbow in the sky. Whether a majestic […]

 

House Covered with Thousands of Round Mirrors

In 2006, artist Harumi Yukutake made an installation called Restructure. This project features a house covered (inside and out) with thousands of round mirrors that makes it nearly camouflaged. The round mirrors have different shapes and size because each one was handcut by the artist. Visitors are in for a unique experience when the mirrors interactive with nature, glistening as it reflects sunlight while gently flickers when the wind blows. [via echigo-tsumari and publicartresearch]