New Movement Collective Transforms an Inactive Chapel into a Performance Space

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Be sure to check out the awesome video of this striking performance by New Movement Collective. The UK based performance troupe was commissioned by the new arts organization Stone nest to mark the end of a period of inactivity for a Grade II listed chapel in London.

Dance, architecture, animation and interactive light technologies blend in a powerful mix to recreate the adventures in Homer’s classic work, The Odyssey. In the spirit of the highly successful “Sleep No More” performance … Read the rest

The Cube By Oyler Wu Collaborative

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Oyler Wu Collective:

“The proposal is aimed at creating a three-dimensional spatial experience to activate the urban environment, one that capitalizes directly on the inherent spatial characteristics of line. By using a semi-repetitious field of twisting “surfaces,” the proposal moves back and forth between complex field and coherent geometric pattern. Ultimately, we’re interested in the transcendence of line into a completely engulfing experience- one that can be occupied as a kind of three-dimensional drawing. This ambition is aimed at creating Read the rest

String Jungle Gym by Numen For Use

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Numen For Use: “Prototype of a self supporting inhabitable social sculpture.

The installation is based on production system of large geometric inflated objects. Since the physical behavior of fluids tend to make all inflates spherical, thin parallel ropes are tied on opposite sides of the volume, keeping them parallel to one another. Filigree interiors of this technically invented system are never exposed to public.

When the volume deflates, the ropes get loose and lay on the ground enabling compression of Read the rest

Daredevils Scale Shanghai’s Tallest Tower

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Although the video of Russian daredevils Vadim Makhorov and Vitaliy Raskalov made its round on the internet and made quite a few palms sweaty just by looking at the footage, we think that without it the viewers can appreciate the full grandeur of Shanghai’s rapidly shaping skyline. The duo’s impressive photographs show the city from a vantage point that only a few lucky ones are able to experience.

High above the clouds, stand several of Shanghai’s skyline towers including KPF’s … Read the rest

The Aether Project at UCLA

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As a part of UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) advanced design studio course “Architectural Intelligence: Exploring Space as an Interactive Medium”, researchers Refik Anadol, Raman Mustafa, Julietta Gil and Farzad Mirshafiei created The Aether Project, an immersive interactive environment that seamlessly combines robotic actuation, formal transformation and real time projection mapping controlled by a sensory input device. The course lead by Guvenc Ozel (previously featured here), Technology Director of the new IDEAS platform of UCLA A.UD, … Read the rest

Old Turda Salt mine converted into a new playground

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Via designboom and nextriptourism.

No longer functioning, the salt mines in the Romanian town of Turda have been converted into an underground museum filled with vibrant activities. Created in the 17th and 18th century as fully functioning the region was known to the early Romans as a source of salt during the times when the region was part of the large empire. Some of the excavated tunnels and caverns in the mine descend as deep as 120 meters.… Read the rest

The Improbable Structures of Filip Dujardin

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Educated as an architect, Belgian photographer, Filip Dujardin has created a series of intricate structures which occupy the fine line between possible and impossible. The buildings, seemingly improbable, possess a striking quality – they are at the same time believable and unbelievable, asking for a closer and deeper examination from the observer.

Set apart from any context, the structures focus all attention on their form and intricate workings, leaving the viewer with the question of what provoked their presence in … Read the rest