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Mirrored Ziggurat

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A mirrored artwork is turning heads in Sydney with its eye-catching optical illusion. The reflective stairway to heaven, named the Mirrored Ziggurat, is the work of Iranian artist Shirin Abedinirad who recently completed the installation as part of the city’s Underbelly Arts Festival. Located on a grass bank near the bay, the pyramid of mirrored surfaces serves as a staircase stitching together the earth and the sky.  Continue reading

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Milan Expo 2015: Breathe

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Behind the wooden walls of Austria’s national pavilion, a team led by architect Klaus K Loenhart has planted enough trees to provide a source of oxygen for up to 1,800 people. Entitled Breathe, the Austrian pavilion was designed to highlight the importance of oxygen and cooling air to the environment, as well as to promote the country’s approach to managing sustainable forests.  Continue reading

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Snohetta’s Vulcan Beehive in Oslo

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In an effort to promote beekeeping and plant pollination in Oslo, Norway, architecture office Snøhetta has designed and realized ‘Vulkan Beehive’, perched atop a roof adjacent to the Mathallen Food Hall. The project’s location relates both to the cuisine center as well as various green spaces in the urban area.
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1,600 pandas

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French artist Paulo Grangeon is bringing his project “1600 pandas” to Hong Kong. Grangeon places papier-mâché bears in public spaces around the world to draw attention to the effect human activity is having on the environment. Each bear is made of recycled materials and represents one of the approximately 1,600 pandas that currently survive in the wild. Continue reading

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