Architecture

Architecture is a science, art, and technique of planning, designing, and building structures on the landscape of earth – and is different from the skills employed in constructions of those structures. As an art form, architecture is a way in which we express ourselves and ideas on the earth’s environment. As with other art forms, architectural process, design, and the final products are subject to cultural, technological, and stylistic changes.

Architectural products, such as buildings, dams, and stadiums, are typically seen as cultural perceptions and symbols expressed in the form of art. These works don’t just offer up protection, workspaces, or shelter; they also represent cultural and human ideals.

The Tenri Station Plaza CoFuFun – Nendo’s largest project

What is the CoFuFun Plaza? 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 …

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Edoardo Tresoldi’s wire mesh Coachella sculpture

Who is Edoardo Tresoldi? 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 …

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Junya Ishigami’s Water Garden – Is this architecture?

Who is Junya Ishigami? 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. Accomplishments Right …

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Diller Scofidio’s Blur Building – A massive fog machine

Vaporization and nothingness are likely to be the two words that emerge in your mind when you look at The Blur Building. The architects Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio built it specifically for the 2002 Swiss Expo, which took place in Yverdon-Les-Bains, Switzerland. The temporary media pavilion became an artwork that attracted tons of …

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Gordon Matta-Clark – How to split a house in two?

Who was Gordon Matta-Clark? Gordon Matta-Clark was a well-known artist who was primarily active in New York in the 1970s before his death at the age of 35. Even though he went to school to study architecture, he has never professionally practiced this career. Matta-Clark was one of the most persuasive American artists that set …

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This colorful Skybridge transforms Detroit’s skyline – Phillip K. Smith

What is Detroit’s Skybridge? In Larned, Detroit, a towering bridge connects two skyscrapers. It’s a bridge that strikes from afar with its extraordinary grace. It combines the vintage-styled Guarding building and the iconic One Woodward. Soaring in the 16th floors of the buildings, it illuminates the street with its dancing and moving colors. The Skybridge …

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Huang Yong Ping’s Bank of Sand – A clever 20 ton sculpture

In 2018, Gladstone Gallery in New York presented a rare spectacle of art; Bank of Sand, Sand of Bank. A thought-provoking artwork, from renown Chinese artist Huang Yong Ping. Background First launched in 2000 at the Shanghai Biennale, the artwork portrayed a metaphorical representation of the gigantic HSBC building in Shanghai, China. HSBC is …

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Martin Kippenberger – Metro stations in strangest places

Who was Martin Kippenberger? Martin Kippenberger was one extraordinary artist who could make art using any available medium. His projects were nothing short of exploration, first of the models and then of the history. If there was ever a creative who successfully interrogated art from a political perspective, Martin Kippenberger was his name. Kippenberger used …

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The extraordinary Moriyama House – By SANAA’s Ryue Nishizawa

Moriyama House (2005) is a perfect example of a home designed to represent a community, while at the same time connecting the inside and outside. The building is located in Kamata, Tokyo and the brainchild of Ryue Nishizawa of Pritzker Prize-winning architectural firm SANAA. The multi-building residence consists of ten separate buildings, ranging from …

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Nigeria’s Makoko Floating School – Everything you need to know

The Makoko Floating School Global warming has become one of the most prominent issues in today’s world. As a result, water levels are rising, and people who live in coastal communities have come across a series of challenges. However, some might not need to worry about it too much. Some architectural possibilities are emerging to …

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Candida Höfer helps you discovering the world’s most stunning libraries

Nobody ever thinks of standing in the library aisles to take photographs, apart from Candida Höfer of course. She not only does a great job of bringing out the beautiful aspects of the spaces between books she takes but also captures the intensity of the reading mood. With no effort to stage any of …

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Song Dong’s Waste Not – Why obsessive hoarding lead to this project

Song Dong’s Waste Not is an installation with a story behind it. A testament born of the artist’s mother, Zhao Xiangyuan’s hoardings, the installation consists of tools, plant pots, chairs, empty squeezed out tubes of toothpaste, television sets, all collected over a span of five decades. This obsessive hoarding of items resulted in an …

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Sou Fujimoto’s cloud-like Serpentine Pavilion: What makes it special?

About Sou Fujimoto Who is Sou Fujimoto? Sou Fujimoto is described as one of the most innovative architects of his generation. Although he was 41 at the time of the exhibition, Sou Fujimoto was the youngest artist to design the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, a world-famous art center in London that features commissions from some of …

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