Category: ELEMENTS


RING – Mirrored cubes installation – Place Vendôme, Paris. 2012
Dimensions :  h 45 x l 50 m

“Ring” is an installation which takes into consideration the urban space networking : the rhythm, flow, organization and spatial hierarchy. The installation embodies a visual effect that is to connect all of these interactions through the implementation of an optical effect: the repetition of an cubic mirror to break the perception of the place.

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Infinite Staircase Olafur EliassonThe Infinite Staircase sculpture titled Umschreibung designed by Olafur Eliasson.

The swirled shape connects to itself, creating a continuous structure that looks more like an optical illusion. Hard to contemplate for a long time without getting a bit dizzy, the 9-meter tall staircase seems to be going upwards and downwards at the same time. This never ending spiraling staircase is located right outside the KPMG accounting firm offices building in Munich, Germany, making it convenient for co-workers to go for a stroll or get a quick workout in on their lunch breaks without having to stray too far away.

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Photo taken by C. Krieglsteiner.

A giant web has landed amid the ruins of Marrakech’s largest mosque. The gossamer installation, by Berlin-based Barkow Leibinger Architects, is part of the fourth Marrakech Biennale, during which the city plays host to a rich mix of literature, film, music and art events.

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Photograph by Don Snyder from his book Aquarian Odyssey (1980*)

(Scan, via sighsandwhispers)

The Tropism Well by UK-based Poietic Studio is a modernized take on the water fountain. Sensing the approach of an individual the well begins to lean automatically as water is pumped into the stem, pouring enough water to fill a glass. The motion of the fountain is really quite elegant and certainly puts a twist on a common functional object.

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A welder assembles a steel column at a construction site for a train station in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, on December 6, 2012.

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