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Shen Ting Tseng Architects - Floating Pavilion, 2016, installation view, Taipei Fine Arts Museum plaza feat

A floating pavilion in Taipei – By Shen Ting Tseng Architects

The Floating Pavilion The Floating Pavilion was a temporary structure exhibited at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum Plaza, Taiwan, in 2016, as the winning design in the annual competition to build pavilions at different spaces in the TFAM complex. The pavilion was designed by Shen Ting Tseng Architects to add vitality to the plaza, which …

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Tiger & Turtle – A roller coaster for pedestrians

The locals call this sculpture the world’s slowest roller coaster, but the most fitting name will be stroller coaster. It gives visitors the pleasure of a fairground ride without the speed usually characterized by roller coaster rides. However, the official name is the Tiger and Turtle – Magic Mountain. This interactive installation-turned-landmark …

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Allora & Calzadilla’s Chalk – What would you do?

The two Puerto Rico-based artists Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla have worked together to make captivating artworks. Allora and Calzadilla are known for their interactive art pieces in public, often addressing social and political issues and engaging questions of history, geopolitics, and culture. Collaborating since 1995, most of their artworks combine video, performances, sound art …

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Olafur Eliasson’s fascinating colorful haze installation in Beijing

What was Feelings Are Facts? Feelings Are Facts was created as a result of a collaboration between Danish artist Olafur Eliasson and Beijing-based architect Ma Yansong of MAD studio. Feelings Are Facts was constructed within one of the rooms at the UCCA galleries. It measured approximately 60m by 20m and featured a moderately slanted floor …

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Why do people love these glowing seesaws?

Montreal’s Seesaw Installation The Seesaw Installation in Montreal was opened for public viewing in 2015. 30 seesaws of different sizes were designed and installed in the public square of Place des Festivals. The interactive seesaws were surrounded by lights and sound to amplify the experience of the visitors. The square of Place des Festivals, Montreal’s …

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LikeArchitects: Please step on this artwork

LIKEarchitects x Jen Lewin LIKEarchitects, a Porto-based architecture studio constructed the temporary exhibition at Colombo Shopping Mall in Lisbon, Portugal that would hold Jen Lewin’s highly interactive luminous installation titled ‘The Pool’. About LIKEarchitects As it turns out, this was not LIKEarchitects first innovative project. Over the years, the Porto-based studio has consolidated a reputation …

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Tomás Saraceno’s In Orbit – A seemingly impossible installation

A massive installation by Tomás Saraceno titled In Orbit has to be one of the artist’s most notable and successful installations. At a height of more than 20 meters, Saraceno suspended a mesh construction within which audiences could move weightlessly on the net. The net construction, accessible on three levels, was designed to resemble …

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Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s ADA creates these unpredictable paintings

What is Karina Smigla-Bobinski’s ADA? ADA, a kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, stands out for being interactive and unpredictable; Imagine a giant ball that is filled with helium gas and its surface covered with charcoal spikes. The helium causes the ball to be suspended in the air and the charcoal sticks provide grips and a …

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Jeremy Deller’s Sacrilege – Stonehenge has never been this much fun

About Sacrilege is a life-sized, inflatable replica of Stonehenge, the British heritage and pagan site and popular tourist attraction. It is a bouncy castle, an interactive inflatable pillow that viewers may walk and jump on. It is an energetic, humorous work that Jeremy Deller describes as a way to get reacquainted with ancient Britain with …

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