Suspended in a church in Croatia this sculpture designed by Numen is primarily made from just wire, tape and carpet. This organic looking piece of art invite viewers to crawl in and explore it.
'After the initial caution, the user starts perceiving the functional aspect of the installation, utilizing the softness and sound isolation of the installation and using it as an inward facing collective sofa.'
On first glance at these photos I thought that they were some nice pretty pictures that NASA had taken of various planets and moons but was however surprised to find out, and I'm sure you will be too, that they are in fact photos of bottoms of saucepans and frying pans. With the handles photoshopped out and contrasts played around with, scratches, dents and burn marks form craters and scars on the "planets" surface. By Christopher Jonassen.
From a distance one would assume that this structure is just your average roller coaster on top of a hill in Germany... however upon further inspection one would realise that it is in fact a walking roller coaster!
A staircase winds round the structure, allowing people to follow its curves to a 45 meter high climax providing spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
Designed by artists Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth they say that Tiger and Turtle "refers with its immanent dialectic of speed and deadlock to the situation of change in the region and its turn towards renaturation and restructuring."
Which is fair enough, but I like it just for being an amazing piece of architectural sculpture that you can interact with!
A hotel in San Francisco is the canvas for this original piece of art/architectural installation work. Designed by architect Jenny Chapman and artist Mark Reigelman, this small wooden box is suspended from the side of the building imitating a bird box. Although you can't actually access the space in the box, a solar power light inside of it gives the impression that some one is home.
How excited would you be if you were walking in the woods and stumbled across these "Woodland Dwellings". Like the perfect forest hideaway inside a child's head these blend into their surroundings and are crying out to be explored. By Ellie Davies and created in the New Forest.
Triangle structures dividing up the space separates this cafe apart from most other coffee shops; designed by Joey Ho the cafe located in Hangzhou, China is said to "encourage an intimate relationship between space and people".
The sheer amount of angles and edges in this interior make it such a dynamic space, I could happily sit here and examine it for hours trying to work out how it all fits together. More informtion here.
Anything with a title like "a thin line between space and matter" will instantly grab my attention on account of me being a massive physics geek and when images like this follow the title it's even more pleasing. Created by Tamar Frank the installation consists of phosphorescent threads manipulated into curves which absorb light then radiate it out when the lights are switched off. Lovely arty physics.
A holiday home that you can move around on disused railway tracks in the Norwegian countryside, meaning you can change your location to suit the season; from an exposed spot by the lakes in the summer to a more sheltered location to retreat to in the winter. Proposed by Swedish architects Jagnefalt Milton.
(From top right, clockwise; "Hampstead" by Little Greene, "Peter Pan" by Emma Moloney, "Baroque" by Barbara Hulanicki, "Logpile" by Roddy and Ginger)
When I grow up, I want a job that pays enough money so I can afford to buy lovely designer wall papers like these. My personal favourite is the Peter Pan one - which typically is the one with the shittest picture. They're all super expensive so at the moment my only chance of physically getting my hands on them is to order the free samples, it could take a while to build up a decent collection to actually be able to do something with them...
This a pretty neat project commissioned by the Institute of Physics and designed by New Future Graphic with the aim to get pub goers thinking more about the gadgets we use and the physics behind them whilst having a pint.
If I was Prime Minister I think I would make this compulsory for everywhere; a giant disco ball hung up by a crane casting crazy light shadows everywhere.
It's the genius idea of Michel de Broin, his aim by creating 'La Maîtresse de la Tour Eiffel' was to bring the starry night sky to the citizens of Paris. I think it should be made a permenant fixture to the city as opposed to the one night installation that it sadly was.
Thank you to Freddie for the link to these; called Imagined Landscapes it's by a guy called Kyle Kirkpatrick. Is it a bit strange that I want to sit for hours and stroke the texture of all the cut away pages? Maybe... It also makes me remember year 10 geography and learning about contour lines when being taught how to read a map... Again, maybe a bit strange?
Photos by a guy called Ward Roberts from a series called Billions. No photoshop involved which is nice and refreshing, the layered effect is achieved by using reflections in the glass from other buildings and positioned mirrors, clever stuff.