Architecture

Torres de Satélite, Mexico City feat

Torres de Satélite – The story behind

The Torres de Satélite or Satellite Towers are a collection of sculptures installed in the Ciudad Satelite district of Naucalpan in Mexico State, a few kilometers outside Mexico City. They are considered among Mexico’s first large-scale urban sculptures. The monuments were conceived in 1957 by the famous Mexican painter Jesús Reyes Ferreira, architect Luis Barragan, …

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Ricardo Bofill’s eye-catching La Muralla Roja

Lying off Spain’s Calpe coast is La Muralla Roja (red wall), one of the most eye-catching buildings on the shores of the Mediterranean. It is an apartment block borrowing heavily from the Arab, Greek, and contemporary designs while keeping clean-cut geometric shapes of contemporary architecture. The outer walls are in different hues of red and …

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Sher Maker transformed a boring gas station into this ..

Creatives find inspiration from some of the most uninspiring sources. Many of them find ideas from looking at others’ creations. Architects are in this category too. They get their creative juices running from some of life’s regular occurrences. A gas station is the last place you would expect to see creatives basing their work upon. …

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Not Vital’s remote house in Patagonia, Chile

Not Vital is no stranger to success. Throughout his long and illustrious career, he has become synonymous with works that fuse sculpture and architecture to create an almost spiritual experience for his audiences. Vital’s works echo a powerful conflict and link between our understanding of traditional architecture and sculpture, which allows him to come up …

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DP Architects’ pavilion – A gigantic zero-waste playground

In a fast-moving and vibrant city, Singaporeans often miss the chance to stop and take in the sights, color, and sounds of the city. Residents in this densely populated city where space is premium do not get many opportunities to enjoy big artforms. With this in mind, the Singapore Institute of Architects unveiled the ‘exhale’ …

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Chris Burden exposed the foundation of the museum

In his works, Chris Burden goes beyond limits to produce immemorable installations that have revolutionized art. Many of his works involve commitment, hard work, and ethos that bring out metaphoric power akin to his performances. At the Museum of Contemporary art (MOCA), Chris created a revered installation that displays the museums’ foundations. The installation, known …

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SelgasCano’s Serpentine Pavilion – Dynamic & almost fragile

In architectural language, a pavilion refers to a subsidiary building that is either positioned separately or as an attachment to the main building. Often its function is creating pleasure and providing a place to rest. Pavilions also offer shade to shield us from too much exposure to the sun. All ages and abilities can enjoy …

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Why Gordon Matta-Clark cut holes in buildings – Conical Intersect

For the 1975 Paris Biennale, Gordon Matta-Clark made big cone-shaped holes in two buildings near the Centre Georges Pompidou. The action took place in Les Halles, a neighborhood that was being demolished. Matta-Clark aimed to permit passers-by to peek through to the Centre Pompidou while it had been under construction. Conical Intersect (1975) was a …

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Dan Graham’s Homes for America – Unlocking the madness

For the past half-century, Dan Graham, through art, has been on a mission to illustrate the symbiosis that exists between any architectural environment and those that interact with it. Graham has been involved in projects around the world, but his works that provoke the most interest are made from glass and mirrored pavilions. With their …

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What is Yoko Ono’s Imagine Peace Tower all about?

The Imagine Peace Tower is a memorial crafted by Japanese-American artist and musician Yoko Ono. She created this in tribute for her deceased husband and legendary member of The Beatles, John Lennon. The Imagine Peace Tower is Yoko’s largest work of art to date. It took her three years to develop it alongside her engineers. …

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Architecture Studio Ensamble & their weird & impressive sculptures

Ensamble Studio, an architect studio, persisted in finding a balance between architecture, art, local fauna, and the ranching activity in the area. The architects behind Ensamble Studio resorted to natural elements to shape the site-specific architecture in alignment with nature. They worked with the existing material at the art center, from rocks to earth. And …

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The Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun – Nendo’s largest project

CoFuFun Plaza is a work of wonders by the Japanese architecture company Nendo. It was constructed for the Tenri Station in the Nara region of Japan. The 6,000 m2 (64,583 sqft) plaza turned into a space that locals and visitors would be able to use for gatherings and events, as well as into a tourist …

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Le Corbusier’s most famous house drowned

Globally, flooding seems to be growing more intense each year. At any given moment, you will always come across people who are forced to relocate because of flooding. That’s just the way modern life is. According to scientists, humans have invaded the paths that water has always flown along. As this happens, coupled with the …

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Edoardo Tresoldi’s wire mesh Coachella sculpture

In recent years, Edoardo Tresoldi has made a name on the artistic stage by creating near-transparent sculptures made from wire mesh. His works take the form of humans, animals, and buildings. These sculptures are placed in public spaces in music and art festivals, group showings and public events. He has designed impressive installations placed in …

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Your chance to encounter mist – Serendipity Studio

Usually, you would not need much encouragement to visit the Taipei Fine Art Museum in Taiwan. The museum hosts several top exhibitions that receive tons of visitors from all over the world. Just outside the museum stands a grand summer pavilion that displays one of the most beautiful attractions – Mist Encounter. If you’re ever …

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Junya Ishigami’s Water Garden – Is this architecture?

Junya Ishigami is a Japanese architect. He was born in Kanagawa prefecture in 1974. In 2000, he obtained a master’s degree in architecture and planning at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music. He had a short stint working at Kazuyo Sejima between 2000 and 2004 at SANAA. Right after leaving SANAA, he started …

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