[ By Steph in Art & Installation & Sound. ] The entire facade of the Ars Electronic Building in Linz, Austria has become the world’s largest playable Rubik’s cube thanks to a color-changing illuminated facade controlled by a 3D-printed device.
[ By Steph in 7 Wonders Series & Global. ] Perhaps there’s something special in the Scottish temperament that explains the presence of such an unusual number of stunning castle-like abandoned hospitals.
[ By Delana in Architecture & Cities & Urbanism. ] In cities around the world, people are feeling the effects of a weak global economy and homeless populations continue to rise.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Drawing & Digital. ] Some cinematic experiences are defined by their built environments, be it the minimalist architectural plan outlines of Dogville or the lavish Mid-Century Modern estate from the Big Lebowski.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] Shaped like an apostrophe and bearing a shark-inspired fin, the Scale Lane Bridge in Hull, England allows pedestrians to go along for the ride when it swings open to allow ships passage.
[ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] Our modern culture has made the physical process of burial little more than an afterthought, leaving us to numbly choose from a small assortment of wooden boxes in a showroom or catalog in the aftermath of a loved one’s death.
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Street Art & Graffiti. ] Worthy of a double-take twice over, these convincing wall artworks reveal imaginary depths and amazing arrays of color … all seemingly hidden behind dull peeling paint and inside innocuously crumbling facades.
[ By Steve in Global & Travel & Places. ] Though Nelson Mandela’s passing will spur the creation of memorials worldwide, a number of larger-than-life tributes are already extant or planned.
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Products & Packaging. ] Cut. Print it. That’s a wrap. One section (or scene) at a time, these designers are turning areas of Brooklyn into fashionable products that abstract the motion and colors of a place, converting them into a physical scarf.
[ By Steph in Global & Travel & Places. ] Between the eerie glowing lights, the otherworldly cavernous spaces and the long strange trip it takes to get there, this subterranean museum feels like it could be located on an alien planet.
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Fixtures & Interiors. ] Good home design is not just about a perfect product but about process and context, as illustrated in this case through diagrams, videos and photos of how to make a small space work on multiple levels in Madris, Spain (both physically and proverbially).
[ By WebUrbanist in Art & Installation & Sound. ] Unlike a mirage on the horizon, this quaint little abode is entirely real, even if it seems to half-disappear through alternating wood and (seemingly) see-through slats.
[ By Steph in Art & Sculpture & Craft. ] The pyramids of the Louvre shine in hard candy, the Guggenheim gleams in solid sugar, and gingerbread makes for convincing concrete on Zaha Hadid’s Maxxi museum in this series of edible modern architecture.
[ By Steph in 7 Wonders Series & Global. ] Sheep have taken over the Shire, lost industry created ghost towns and the major earthquake of 2011 has left much of Christchurch cordoned-off and left to decay.
[ By WebUrbanist in Design & Guerilla Ads & Marketing. ] The ability to track planes in mid-flight has produced many apps and websites for following jets through friendly skies, but this ad campaign applies this same data in a fun new way.
[ By WebUrbanist in Architecture & Public & Institutional. ] Its organic form fits its function as a Cité du Corps Humain (Museum of the Human Body) like a metaphorical glove – interlocked fingers were, in fact, part of the conceptual inspiration for this new museum in France.
[ By Steph in Architecture & Houses & Residential. ] If you’ve always dreamed about having your very own network of cathedral-like hand-carved caves (who hasn’t?
[ By Steph in Technology & Vehicles & Mods. ] Everybody’s buzzing about Amazon Prime Air, which will bring the products you order from the mega-retailer to your doorstep in just 30 minutes via helicopter drone.
[ By WebUrbanist in Gaming & Computing & Technology. ] Far more exciting than a walking treadmill or elliptical machine, this infinite rock wall brings the challenges (and hard exercise) of scaling sheer cliffs right into your local gym or living room.
[ By Steve in Architecture & Offices & Commercial. ] Does your high-rise apartment or office tower look like a mobile phone?