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Reprogramming the City: New Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure

Reprogramming the City: New Opportunities for Urban Infrastructure | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

Curated by urban strategist Scott Burham, the latest exhibition at theDAC explores the array of untapped potential in our urban environments. Through installations such as a light therapy bus stop and a billboard that converts humidity into drinking water, the show will consider how infrastructure can encourage human interaction, perform alternative functions or assume an entirely new role.


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Norm Miller's curator insight, December 30, 2014 3:38 PM

Design can make a huge difference in terms of livable cities.

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Kinetic Structures Initiate Interaction: 'Distance' by Jeppe Hein

Kinetic Structures Initiate Interaction: 'Distance' by Jeppe Hein | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

Dynamic, big dipper constructions of Danish artist Jeppe Hein take up residence at Saint-Nazaire, France with his site-specific installation 'Distance'.

Since then, it has travelled across the globe and settled in Saint-Nazaire this summer, at the city’s monumental space LiFE – initially established to store submarines during the war. The 1460-m2 hall has been injected with Hein’s steel tracks, running through the entire exhibition space. When entering the room, visitors might think they are about to go on a thrilling rollercoaster ride, but as the visitor makes an entrance, sensors react and sets a white plastic ball in motion, running the 800-m-long circuit. As the visitor follows the ball on its route, the next visitor triggers a new ball to pop up onto the tracks – resulting in a mesmerising experience of action and reaction when multiple spectators arrive...


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Mirrors, Color + Architecture: Daniel Buren installation on Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse rooftop

Mirrors, Color + Architecture: Daniel Buren installation on Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse rooftop | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

The rooftop of architect Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse building in Marseille is hosting an installation of mirrors and coloured glass by Daniel Buren.


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Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

Paris-based designer and artist Maud Vantours uses layer upon layer of cut paper to create hypnotizing patterns and textures that translate into set designs, fashion accessories, and editorial treatments. Vantors has explored a number of 3D paper treatments including floral patterns, spirals and geometric designs.


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Nexo Marketing's curator insight, April 23, 2014 7:50 AM

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copeaudelune's curator insight, April 25, 2014 10:52 AM

Un peu de couleur dans ce monde de 'brut'

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Interactive Light Display Transforms Moroccan Church into a Multicolored, Reactive Art Experience

Interactive Light Display Transforms Moroccan Church into a Multicolored, Reactive Art Experience | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

Sacré Coeur in Casablanca, Morocco was designed by French architect Paul Tournon in 1930. The cathedral's underuse (religious functions ceased in 1956) combined with its vaulting Neo-Gothic breadth, makes it the perfect venue for cultural engagement. 


Cue the lights: From April 3 - 6, French transmedia installation designer Miguel Chevalier bedecked the halls with Magic Carpets 2014, a projected animation that turned the institution's massive floor into a multicolored, reactive art experience. 


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Painting With Lights: Ephemeral Street Art Created with a Digital Projector

Painting With Lights: Ephemeral Street Art Created with a Digital Projector | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

Phillip Echaroux desired to give something back to his hometown of Marseille, and he found that the projector could provide a way for him to gift back his talent.

Throughout the beautiful coastal city, Echaroux projected portraits and designs on street walls, buildings, trees and hillsides. Some of the projections extended larger than 300 feet and could be seen from great distances.


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Lori Wilk's curator insight, March 23, 2014 11:07 PM

So glad to be introduced to the art of Phillip Echaroux 

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Giant Suspended Net Installations by Janet Echelman

Giant Suspended Net Installations by Janet Echelman | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

In the late 1990s artist Janet Echelman traveled to India as a Fulbright Scholar with the intention of giving painting exhibitions around the country. She shipped her painting supplies ahead of time and landed in the fishing village of Mahabalipuram to begin her exhibitions with one major hitch: the painting supplies never arrived. While walking through the village Echelman was struck by the quality and variety of nets used by the local fisherman and questioned what it might look like if such nets were hung and illuminated in the air. Could it be a new approach to sculpture?

A new chapter in her artist career was born, and the artist has since dedicated her time and energy to creating these massive net sculptures in locations around the world.


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Paulo Tomás Neves's curator insight, March 2, 2014 5:10 AM

image: "She Changes", Matosinhos, Porto, Portugal

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Creative Culture: Infinity Bamboo Forest

Creative Culture: Infinity Bamboo Forest | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

This beautiful passage in a public annex building in Wuxi, China, was designed by Prism Design and has been recently opened to the public.

As the main building, where the passage leads to, has a concept based on Japanese culture, Prism wanted to use the image of a full-grown bamboo forrest prominently in the space, continuing the reference to traditional Japanese design and culture. The project had limited budget, time, and space within the annex building, causing Prism to take on a minimal approach in its design. Inspired by the concept of visual infinity they decided to create the illuminated passage of twenty meters, using only a limited amount of the total space and creating a clear focus on their enhancement to the space. As the rest of the room is dimly lit the beautiful passage“seeks to extent to infinity in a finite world.”

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Map Painter Fernando Vicente Explores The Art In Cartography

Map Painter Fernando Vicente Explores The Art In Cartography | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

While completely useless to a lost global traveler, Fernando Vicente’s map paintings offer a spectacular visual relief. A Madrid-based painter and illustrator, Vicente uses delicate vintage maps as canvases in his “Atlas Series.”  The artist illustrates human faces, animals, and skulls on the maps, allowing the geographic boundaries of each to shape the contours and shapes of his subjects. In dark, lush gestures, he seamlessly orients an ancient profile on the outline of Spain and imagines a rearing elephant’s trunk on the tip of South America.


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Reinventing Pedestrian Street Walkways: Artistic Crosswalks in Baltimore

Reinventing Pedestrian Street Walkways: Artistic Crosswalks in Baltimore | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

These artistic crosswalks in Baltimore are two projects implemented as part of a city program aiming at encouraging the increase of artworks in public spaces. Various intersections around the city will soon be looking different, but so far only two have been completed. The first was envisioned by artist Paul Bertholet and depicts a giant zipper, opening towards one end of the crosswalk.

The second installation is an image of a giant hopscotch, developed by artist Graham Coreil-Allen.

Both are unconventional and playful, adding a creative element to urban life in Baltimore...


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Norm Miller's curator insight, January 2, 2014 1:17 PM

Integrating Art into a city is what makes places like Chicago great.

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Bruce Monro’s Fluorescent Light Tube Tepees

Bruce Monro’s Fluorescent Light Tube Tepees | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

The Tepees light installation by Bruce Monro shines brightly in the cool night air of Cheekwood, Tennessee’s botanical gardens and museum of art. The colorful array of semi-vertical fluorescent light tubes was discovered in a manner you may have never thought possible.

The story Bruce tells is: “The lighting technique used in Tepees was first discovered when Munro was looking for a way to keep his wife’s chickens safe from the foxes at their rural home in Wiltshire. A local farmer came to the rescue offering a solution in the guise of a device that combined an electric fence system with a redundant fluorescent lighting tube (one that has been spent). Years later Munro decided that tepee structures were the best composition for the fluorescent tubes. He was pleased with the result both formally and personally, for the mythic American West as depicted in films and TV had held his imagination as a boy growing up in England.”


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4 Examples of Powerful Placemaking

4 Examples of Powerful Placemaking | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

A little-known but very interesting government agency, the National Endowment for the Arts, is quietly leveraging small amounts of financial assistance to make a big difference in helping communities across the country become stronger and more alive.

 

Whether in Portland, Maine, Pendleton, South Carolina, the Kewa Pueblo in New Mexico, or another of the scores of locations that its Our Town program is assisting in all 50 states, the agency believes "creative placemaking" can strengthen "community identity and a sense of place, and help revitalize local economies." I couldn’t agree more.

Indeed, music, film, the visual arts, and even design tend to get us gathering and talking together, frequently in the same place. Sometimes they reinforce a shared sense of culture; sometimes they provoke us (and others) to think of our communities in new ways; sometimes they are just fun. (Do not discount happiness as important to sustainability.) Often they create vital, new identities or "brands" in cities, towns, and neighborhoods.


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Sustainable Technology at the National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design in Oslo, Norawy

Sustainable Technology at the National Museum of Art, Architecture & Design in Oslo, Norawy | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

The new Museum of Modern Art needed to address the role and function of art in Oslo's city center, as a place for the interpretation of both the historical and contemporary reality. The museum uses twisted geometry standing on a massive footing to introduce series of event spaces, from landscape to interior exhibition to roofscape.

Facing the water front the massing rises and pedestrians are invited into the area through multiple accesses on the landscape, leading to the radial center of the museum lobby. The volume creates a protected plaza, or canopy for temporary outside exhibitions.


Sustainability: The technology came in the form of self-compacting concrete in which chemical additives are introduced into the concrete mix, significantly increasing its workability without any resultant loss in strength. The project is conceived like a bridge. Sustainable design integrates environmental, economic, and social issues of sustainability together with users’ goals and needs. The NMAAD Museum employs sustainable design to reduce energy consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, encourage water conservation, and provide high indoor environmental quality.


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Matt Shlian: The Unconventional Artist and Paper Engineer

Matt Shlian: The Unconventional Artist and Paper Engineer | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it
Artist and designer Matt Shlian is a self-professed paper engineer whose work is something of a hybrid between art and science. With a proclivity for both geometry and the medium of paper, he is currently using origami to help engineers consider their work in three dimensions.

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Sensual Wave installation illuminates an empty dock at French harbour

Sensual Wave installation illuminates an empty dock at French harbour | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

An undulating canopy of lights was strung between two docks to create this installation at a French harbour by architects Marion Moustey and Alexandre Arcens. The project was designed for the Festival des Architectures Vives, which took place across the town La Grande-Motte.


"The Sensual Wave plays with water, without ever touching it, brushes it, goes away from it," said the duo. "As a magical moment, the ephemeral character of the installation evokes a waves that we can't hold back."


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Coachella's Glowing Beacons: Neon mirrors by Phillip K Smith III

Coachella's Glowing Beacons: Neon mirrors by Phillip K Smith III | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

For this year's Coachella festival, American artist Phillip K Smith III created an installation of shiny cuboids that by day provided a series of mirrors, but by night were transformed into neon towers of light.


Phillip K Smith III designed the Reflection Field lighting sculpture for the annual Coachella music festival in California, to offer revelers a place for contemplation where they could "explore ideas of color theory, optics, perception, scale, and technology".

By day, the monolithic mirrored volumes of Reflection Field are prisms of earth and sky, wrapped by the surrounding environment, while hidden LED lights illuminate each block after dark, creating windows of color dotted across the space...

 



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Sky art: illustrations in the sky between buildings

Sky art: illustrations in the sky between buildings | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu recently made stops in locations around Germany, Canada, Belgium and France where he shot several aerial views from inside claustrophobic courtyards which he then turned into quirky illustrations.


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Water Balloon Room by Torafu Architects at Konica Minolta Plaza Gallery, Tokyo

Water Balloon Room by Torafu Architects at Konica Minolta Plaza Gallery, Tokyo | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it
The Water Balloon installation at the Konica Minolta Plaza Gallery in Tokyo was created by Torafu Architects for the Eco & Art Award 2014 exhibition.

Each light bulb is made by hand using glass recycled from fluorescent lamps. As a result, no two Water Balloons have the same shape. Moreover, the bubbles inside each unique shape help produce a distinctive ethereal light.

 

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Beautiful GIFs Animate the City: Time in Motion

Beautiful GIFs Animate the City: Time in Motion | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

New work from photographer Fong Qi Wei captures the passage of time in a mesmerizing and unexpected collection of GIF animations, featuring cityscapes, skylines and buildings at different times throughout the day.


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Glowing indoor forest made from paper by Orproject

Glowing indoor forest made from paper by Orproject | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

London architecture studio Orproject has installed a forest of illuminated paper trees that join up to form a continuous canopy at a gallery in New Delhi.

Called Vana, meaning "forest" in Sanskrit, the hanging installation by Orproject features four trunk-like structures designed to mimic natural growth patterns. To achieve this, the team developed a series of algorithms that mimic the veins found in leaves.

The four trunks branch upwards and outwards from "seed points" on the floor towards "target points" on the ceiling where they join up into a single surface, creating a suspended tensile structure.


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UVA's Immersive New Installation "Momentum" Distorts the Senses

UVA's Immersive New Installation "Momentum" Distorts the Senses | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

The multidisciplinary art and design studio, United Visual Artists (UVA)--known for sensory manipulation--is readying an immersive, new installation called Momentum, that will transform The Curve exhibition space at the Barbican Centre in London into a spatial instrument of sorts.

The installation includes pendulum-like pieces throughout the 90-meter-long gallery to yield an evolving composition of light, sound, and movement. The pendulums, however, are programmed to move in idiosyncratic ways, so that shadows and light surge across the room and disorient visitors in a captivating and individual manner.

Every visitor's experience in Momentum will thus be unique.


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Incredible Surreal Murals Transform Old Buildings Into Fantastic Works Of Art

Incredible Surreal Murals Transform Old Buildings Into Fantastic Works Of Art | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

Polish artists Sainer and Bezt, better known as Etam Cru, are known for their giant, visually arresting street murals painted on building façades. 
The duo were in the US recently and painted a lovely mural titled Moonshine for the Richmond Mural Project that depicts a girl sitting inside a jar of strawberries. They were hard at work in 2013 creating more outstanding art and brightening up more buildings around Europe. 
More of their amazing murals at the link. 


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Pixelstick: A New Light Painting Tool

Pixelstick: A New Light Painting Tool | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it
Pixelstick is a new gadget for light paintings. Designed by Duncan Frazier and Steve McGuigan of Brookyln-based BitBanger Labs...

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An Installation Made from 8,080 Colored Pencils

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An installation made from 8,080 pencils that's a life-size representation of the historical moments of an architecture school during their 100-year history.

In celebration of the centennial anniversary of the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, Variable Projects designed an installation, called Centennial Chromagraph, that’s a life-size representation of the historical moments of the school during their 100-year history. The curvy installation is made up of 100 robotically-routed plywood ribs that are joined together with 8,080 colored #2 pencils.


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How a tough neighborhood is building a stronger future with vivid public art

How a tough neighborhood is building a stronger future with vivid public art | PROYECTO ESPACIOS | Scoop.it

A thriving inner-city cultural environment contributes to a healthy economic and social environment, which in turn produces significant benefits to the things we value in our natural environment: this is because the most effective antidote to the kind of sprawling outward development that has consumed our landscape, polluted our waterways and escalated harmful emissions across the US over the past half-century is a strengthening of our existing communities.


We particularly need our inner cities to be the kinds of places that will be loved and will endure – that will literally be sustained - over time. The human ecosystem is complex and, while making it healthy also requires a lot of things besides art, a holistic approach to placemaking that includes a key role for culture – especially homegrown culture – is essential.

That is exactly what Philly Painting is doing. To date, it is the most ambitious of many great projects sponsored by Philadelphia’s Mural Arts Program, the nation's largest initiative of its kind. Since 1984, the program has created over 3,000 murals and works of public art in the city, engaging over 100 communities each year in the process, according to its website. Mural Arts also sponsors free art education programs for youth, especially at-risk teens and, impressively,provides jobs to adult offenders in local prisons and rehabilitation centers, “using the restorative power of art to break the cycle of crime and violence in our communities.” If you are as interested in this sort of thing as I am, you’ll enjoy the program’s website, especially its sections on the program’s history and emphasis on community engagement.


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