Titled “Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red,” the expansive piece brings 888,246 ceramic poppies to the property of Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress. Appearing like a blood-red moat around the castle, the poppies pay tribute to the Great War’s fallen troops. Continue reading
“Shooting Thoughts” is an interactive projection by Filipe Vilas-Boas where people generate a constellation of stars by sending their thoughts with a mobile device. Connected to lasers, each thought becomes a shooting star that reaches its galaxy by using all the possible paths the architecture allows. In this case, the pillars of Saint-Eustache Church are used as launch stations that carry the star to its final destination on the ceiling via the arches and vaults. Like all of us, each star finds its place at its own speed with its individual trajectory.
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
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you the creative reuse of potholes, a look at European cities then and now and 17 whimsical steps from around the world. Continue reading
Amidst the fast-paced construction of King’s Cross in London, young Finnish studio AOR has installed an angular canal-side platform where visitors can make contact with some of the local wildlife. Continue reading
This year the city of Budapest unveiled a spectacular Christmas tree made out of 365 wooden sleighs. Multidisciplinary studio Hello Wood built the 11-meter-tall tree in just one week and placed it in front of the Palace of Arts in the Hungarian capital. The installation will stay there until the end of season, after which it will be dismantled and the sleighs will be donated to kids living in the SOS Children’s Village homes. Continue reading
Here’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you a public art installation that reclaims materials into a new form, the future of sharing through information technology and a cultural heritage project that gets sliced down the middle.
Mexican architect Frida Escobedo designed this interactive, pivoted stage for the Lisbon Triennial 2013. The project was borne from an idea of creating a stage for civic participation. The solution was a round pivoted stage that was situated in one of Lisbon’s main plazas. As audience participation grows the higher the performer rises. Continue reading