Archive for the ‘Sculpture’ Category
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
Article source: Ball-Nogues Studio
Not Whole Fence pays homage to the simpler days of baseball, of watching the great American past
ime through a wooden fence. Imagine a child, peeking through the knotholes with the impressionable canvas of youth, evoked by a sense of wonder and hope or devoted fans who cannot afford tickets, sneaking glances through small openings with playfully mischievous eyes, excited by the possibility of joyous victory or getting caught.
Image Courtesy © Marty Snortum
- Architects: Ball-Nogues Studio
- Project: Not Whole Fence
- Location: Texas, US
- Photography: Pat Dalbin, Marty Snortum
- Designers and Principals in Charge: Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues
- Project Manager: Mora Nabi
- Ball-Nogues Project Team: Andrew Fastman, Michael Anthony Fontana, Christine Forster-Jones, Emma Helgerson, Cory Hill, James Jones, Allison Porterfield, Rafael Sampaio Rocha, Forster Rudolph.
- Engineering Consultant: BuroHappold Los Angeles, Jean-Pierre Chakar, PE
Friday, June 6th, 2014
Article source: Michael Jantzen
Circular Formations are a series of three functional art sculptures designed to be placed into a public venue such as a park and/or sculpture garden. Each one of the structures is made of painted steel and wood. All of them are primarily formed from the assemblage of eight-foot diameter circular rings. Some of the rings have been cut into portions of a circle, and others are assembled into the formations as full circles.
Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen
Saturday, May 10th, 2014
Article source: Alessandro Isola
By taking simple everyday objects such as bowls and serving trays the design reinterprets them in a more contemporary form by morphing them together to create a sculptural piece.
The shape was inspired by organic, free flowing forms such as sand dunes. The two concave sections are in different sizes to hold aperitif snacks, hors d’oesurves or fresh fruit.
Image Courtesy © Alessandro Isola
Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
Article source: Atelier 37.2
The Nature in the volcanic region of Auvergne has something definitely sacred. It seems to be invisibly linked with the idea of art. Our approach, as artists, is to search this specific nature in order to let the fear, the mystery, the metaphysical and spiritual questioning appears from the volcanic memory.
Image Courtesy Atelier 37.2
- Architects: Atelier 37.2
- Project: Arteology
- Location: Auvergne Region, France
Thursday, November 29th, 2012
Article source: Jean-Maxime Labrecque
The “inhabitable sculpture” project, which received two awards at the Grands prix du design 2011, is the result of four years of work executed by numerous fabrication and installation teams. Two premises were established by the client at the beginning of the project: “a space that people will find cold” and “living in an art gallery.” All designers hope, sooner or later, to obtain such a commission, which enables them to avoid subjecting their work to the obvious sacrosanct “warmth” obtained through wood.
Image Courtesy Frédéric Bouchard
- Architects: Jean-Maxime Labrecque
- Project: Inhabitable Sculpture
- Location: Montreal, Canada
- Photo Credit: Frédéric Bouchard
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011
Out of the Strong Came Forth Sweetness is a stunning new sculpture by Ian McChesney for the Angel Building in London. The shape of the piece was generated by allowing treacle to fall from a spoon – the resulting form is then inverted. The unit comprises an oval seating area from which extends a narrow twenty two metre high spar – that’s over 5 double decker buses. The title is taken from the motto on the Lyles Black Treacle tin which, in turn is a reference to a story in the Old Testament. It is fabricated from carbon fibre which is both strong and very light enabling it to be incredibly slender. At the foot of the piece is a seating area upholstered in leather by designer Bill Amberg.
The piece was comissioned by developer Derwent London for the Angel Building, a new office development near the Angel underground station in Islington, London. The building was designed by architects AHMM.
Photograph by Peter Cook
- Designer: Ian McChesney Studio
- Type: Sculpture
- Client: Derwent London
- Building architect: AHMM
- Location: Angel Building, London, UK
- Article source: Ian McChesney Studio
- Photographer: Peter Cook