Mexican artist Damián Ortega started out as a political cartoonist, but has since gone through down a decidedly artsy slant to comment on anything from consumer culture to perception. His 2007 sculptural series Controller of the Universe had him dissembling everyday objects like cars, and then freezing them in mid-air in an explosive motion.
Paolo Soleri, who died last month at 93, transformed the way people imagine cities of the future. You've probably seen some of his concepts without realizing it. He even built an experimental city in Arizona, called Arcosanti. We've got a gallery of his drawings and designs, some of which have never been online before.
Binh Danh received his MFA from Stanford University in 2004 and has emerged as an artist of national importance with work that investigates his Vietnamese heritage. His technique incorporates his invention of the chlorophyll printing process, in which photographic images appear embedded in leaves through the action of photosynthesis.
Bohyun Yoon’s sculptural installation entitled Unity is absolutely mind-blowing. Yoon suspends mangled silicon body parts from a flat surface, casting shadows that create incredibly detailed silhouettes. Upon taking closer look, however, viewers will notice that the shadows aren’t exactly safe for work. Unity, indeed.
A new book of 75 personal maps of Manhattan is just the latest in a new wave of cartographic creations by artists – both famous and amateur – seeking to put the romance back into this centuries-old art form.
The exhibition title, 'The 2nd Yukimasa Okumura Festival', harks back to the first event so named which was held to celebrate his winning of his first Tokyo ADC Award in 1982, shortly after he went freelance. For this second 'festival' 31 years later, two venues will present visitors an overview of the wondrous appeal of Mr. Okumura’s design works, from his debut years right up to the present.
'Politicians take care of the nation and fix things — at least they are supposed to. Architects take care of buildings. Designers take care of everything around us. Everything that is around us, this table, this chair, this lamp, this pen has been designed. All of these things, everything has been designed by somebody'.
A new documentary by filmmaking duo Angela and Mark Walley of Walley Films covers the installation period and opening of Park’s chain-link fence installation Unwoven Light and you learn quite a bit more about the artist’s process and intent behind her imaginative, surreal artwork.
It was bound to be a disaster. For weeks New York society had been working itself into a tizzy about the theme for the 2013 Met Ball: punk. Designed to draw attention to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new exhibition 'Punk: Chaos to Couture', the Met's annual sartorial gala promised a frothy mess of leather and lace concoctions on pilates-toned living mannequins. Indeed the red-carpet result, on May 6th, was duly irksome.
The history of rapid-transit began 150 years ago, with the opening of the Metropolitan Railway in London in 1863. In the next century and a half, dozens of architects and engineers have worked on underground tunnels and stations. Some are abandoned now, but others are as good as new. Here are some of the most wonderful underground railway stations.
At just a little over 50 years old, the University of California San Diego is one of the younger college campuses in the United States, but despite this it is one of the most architecturally fascinating universities around.
Designed by Italian firm Act Romegialli Architects, Green Box is a small camouflaged garage for a private residence situated on the Raethian Alps. The architects created a lightweight skeleton of galvanized metal and steel wire for the sole purpose of promoting a habitat for climbing vegetation.
In an age where harmonious innovation is becoming more celebrated, Milan brings us a vertical forest designed by Stefan Boeri Architects. When complete, the Bosco Verticale will be the greenest building in Milan.