Riverside playground / Noguchi

Photos from a cast bronze (!) model, proposal for a playground area in the Riverside Park, New York City, by the master of sculptural landscape Isamu Noguchi (1094-1988) in collaboration with architect Louis Kahn (1901-1974). The architects had to redesign five times this playground from 1961 to 1966, but the project was finally cancelled due to neighborhood opposition.

pix found @ playscapes.

Check the amazing Noguchi floating fountains here + there

Metropolis II

Miniature cars move along the elevated freeway at Chris Burden’s large-scale kinetic sculpture, Metropolis II, exhibited at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in LA, California.
The sculpture is modeled after a fast-paced futuristic city with 1,100 miniature cars running through an elaborate system of roadway tracks at a scale speed of about 240 miles per hour.

Via DesignYouTrust.

fuck your fascist beauty standards

Brilliant conceptual artist Yolanda Dominguez (previously presented here) sent normal women onto the streets and sidewalks of Madrid and asked them to strike the awkward, ridiculous fashion-model poses like the ones inside magazines, for the project called Poses“.
Found here.

Cityscape

City models made of computer components by Franco Recchia.
Found here.

1/25

The “Tobu World Square” exhibition @ Nikko, Japan. 45 famous buildings scaled to 1:25, including the non existent twin towers of the WTC. Found here, more pics here.


fallingWaterMania

3+1 reproductions of Fallingwater, a.k.a the Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr. Residence, designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright:

Model, viral & illustrations created by Andrew van der Westhuyzen for the album: Ministry Of Sound (AU) presents: Chillout Sessions XII, released in 2009. (Via)

Lego model, made by Matija Grguric.

3d apotheosis created by Cristóbal Vila for Etérea Studios, Spain.

Wright’s authentic model made of acrylic, wood, metal, expanded polystyrene, and paint, @ MoMA’s Permanent Collections.

Abandoned Housing Estate Number N.

Cardboard construction, named “Abandoned Housing Estate Number N.” by unknown artist. Please feel free to contact if you have any info. Found here.

the distant hours


Stop-frame promo video for Kate Morton‘s book “The distant hours” by Andersen M Studio.
Link to video.