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The new Danish Wadden Sea Centre in Vester Vedsted, Denmark by Dorte Mandrup A/S

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017

Article source: Dorte Mandrup A/S

The new Danish Wadden Sea Centre – ultramodern, sculptural architecture rooted in local tradition

With a completely re-conceptualized conversion and extension, the Wadden Sea Centre – gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site – has recently been opened to the public in Ribe on the west coast of Denmark. At the new Wadden Sea Centre, internationally renowned Danish architecture firm Dorte Mandrup has set a new standard for combining the local building culture and history of the area with an ultramodern, sculptural architectural appearance.

Image Courtesy © Adam Mørk

  • Architects: Dorte Mandrup A/S
  • Project: The new Danish Wadden Sea Centre
  • Location: Vester Vedsted, Denmark
  • Photography: Adam Mørk
  • Client: Esbjerg Municipality
  • Consultant: Dorte Mandrup A/S
  • Exhibition: JAC studios, Jason Bruges, No Parking
  • Landscape: Marianne Levinsen Landskab APS
  • General Contractor: Bo Michelsen A/S
  • Engineering, Construction: Anders Christensen Rådgivende ingeniører ApS
  • Engineering, Installations: Steensen Varming
  • Area: 2,800 square meters.
  • Price: The building including the new exhibition cost approximately 7.2 million euro (53 million DKK)

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Bringing Together Urban Design, Architecture and Art in Frankfurt, Germany by schneider+schumacher

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Article source: v2com

Even from far away, the new sculpture in the office complex “die welle” draws attention to itself, inviting further exploration. It is an attraction that promotes the urban integration of the office complex within the adjacent inner city district.

The project remit was to redesign the external landscaped area in order to enhance the office complex “die welle“, located close to the Alte Oper in Frankfurt am Main. It was the name of the complex that sparked the initial idea for schneider+schumacher’s design. The architects decided to take this concept further and at the same time, to explore it in more depth: in the form of a three-dimensional wave that not only defines the space and attracts attention, but also creates an inviting place where people will want to be, therefore revitalizing the area. “When we see something onto which we can project our own images, experiences and memories, it conjures up associations and emotions. It awakens our interest”, explains Prof. Michael Schumacher, who, together with Till Schneider, runs the architectural practice schneider+schumacher.

Joyful wave, Image Courtesy © schneider+schumacher

  • Architects: schneider+schumacher
  • Project: Bringing Together Urban Design, Architecture and Art
  • Location: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Client: AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets
  • Workmanship sculptures: Arnold AG
  • Structure Planning: B+G Ingenieur Bollinger und Grohmann GmbH
  • Landscape Design: KLA kiparlandschaftsarchitekten GmbH
  • Gross floor area: about 6.160 m²
  • Planning and construction dates: 11/2013 – 04/2016

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The Solar Electric Sculptures by jantzen studio

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

Article source: jantzen studio

Solar Electric Sculptures were designed as functional public art projects that generate electricity from sunlight (for the community in which they are installed) through the integration of a large photovoltaic panel, built into the sculpture.

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

Image Courtesy © jantzen studio

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BMW Centenary Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016 in Chichester, United Kingdom by Gerry Judah

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Article source: v2com

Gerry Judah was asked by BMW to come up with a sculpture, bigger and better than anything done before, to commemorate their centenary at Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, West Sussex.  With over two hundred thousand visitors over one weekend, this is the global platform where the world’s most amazing motorsport machines are in evidence, static and dynamic.  It is also where one can see a sculpture that each year is different, dramatic, exciting, uncompromising and quite frankly, spectacular!  All designed for the past 19 years by Judah himself.

Image Courtesy © David Barbour

Image Courtesy © David Barbour

  • Architects: Gerry Judah
  • Project: BMW Centenary Sculpture Goodwood Festival of Speed 2016
  • Location: Chichester, England, UK
  • Photography: David Barbour
  • Client: BMW
  • Design & Production: Gerry Judah
  • Engineering: Diales
  • Fabrication & Installation: LittleHampton Welding

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Lucent in Chicago, Illinois by Wolfgang Buttress

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

Article source: Wolfgang Buttress

Lucent is a newly unveiled sculpture by UK artist Wolfgang Buttress, created as part of the lobby refurbishment of the iconic John Hancock Center, Chicago, USA.

Image Courtesy © Wolfgang Buttress

Image Courtesy © Wolfgang Buttress

  • Architects: Wolfgang Buttress
  • Project: Lucent
  • Location: Chicago, Illinois, US State
  • Client : Hearn
  • Artist : Wolfgang Buttress
  • Scientist: Dr. Daniel Bayliss
  • Fabricators: Vector Custom Fabricating
  • Glass Blower: Ignite Glass Studios
  • Lighting Supplier: Universal Fibre Optics
  • Curator : Susan Aurinko

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Banker Wire Mesh Sculpture Highlights the History of Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood in Mukwonago, Wisconsin by LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Article source: LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group

In the heart of Seattle, the recently revitalized South Lake Union neighborhood now boasts everything from top-notch dining to the brand new Amazon headquarters. As one of the fastest developing neighborhoods in the state of Washington, South Lake Union has also added luxurious living, recreational and artistic spaces. To stay on trend with the progressive theme, Banker Wire was chosen to help create a contemporary 20-foot wire mesh sculpture for a plaza in the heart of the neighborhood.

Image Courtesy © LarsonO'Brien Marketing Group

Image Courtesy © LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group

  • Consultant: LarsonO’Brien Marketing Group
  • Project: Banker Wire Mesh Sculpture Highlights the History of Seattle’s South Lake Union Neighborhood
  • Location: Mukwonago, Wisconsin, United States

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MONTE SPECIE 2305m.a.s.l.-LOOKOUT in Dobbiaco, Italy by MESSNER Architects

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Article source: MESSNER Architects

The project starts in 2012 when MESSNER Architects and sculptor Franz Messner were commissioned by the Fondazione Dolomiti-Dolomiten-Dolomites-Dolomitis to create architectonic, landscaping and graphic standards for look-outs/info-structures in hot spot areas of the World Hertitages Site Dolomiti UNESCO in order to enhance the value and popularity of the territory.

Image Courtesy © MESSNER Architects

Image Courtesy © MESSNER Architects

  • Architects: MESSNER Architects
  • Project: MONTE SPECIE 2305m.a.s.l.-LOOKOUT
  • Location: Dobbiaco, Italy

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Not Whole Fence in Texas by Ball-Nogues Studio

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

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

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Circular Formations by Michael Jantzen

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

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

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Dunes Bowl in Brera, Milan, Italy by Alessandro Isola

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

Image Courtesy © Alessandro Isola

  • Architects: Alessandro Isola
  • Project: Dunes Bowl
  • Location: Brera, Milan, Italy

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