Sou Fujimoto’s massive pavilion at the Serpentine Gallery in London is a beautiful and sprawling piece of architecture. The delicate structure, made from 20mm steel poles, consumes nearly 3,800 square feet of the London gallery’s front lawn. On its own, it’s an impressive sight. But in the hands of United Visual Artists, a London-based artist studio that specializes in sound and light architecture, it becomes nearly awe-inspiring in its visual magnitude. Commissioned by the Serpentine Gallery and My Beautiful City, UVA transformed Fujimoto’s spindly structure with a light show that echoes the insane lightning storms you see in the natural world. “This piece specifically aimed to energize Sou Fujimoto’s architecture, which is representative of a somewhat serene Cumulus cloud,” UVA explains. “Our intervention aimed to evoke a terrific and comparatively overwhelming electric storm in the architecture, kind of simply aiming to bring it to life.”
Filip Dujardin (b.1971, Belgium) - Fictions
Working with a set of photos of real buildings in and around Ghent, Belgium, and using digital collaging techniques, the photographer Filip Dujardin created a mind-dazzling collection of structurally impossible architecture photographs entitled “Fictions”. Filip Dujardin studied history of art at the University of Ghent, specializing in architecture and now works as an independent photographer. His work on this project expresses the intricacy of architecture while pushing the limits of reality well beyond the immediate visual effect. Transforming existing buildings into fictional structures, Filip took out details and added some unusual ones instead. (source: Freshome)
Artist Bruce Munro Creates Brilliant Fiber Optic Fields of Light
Bruce Munro’s gorgeous fiber optic ‘Field of Light’ installation is inspired by the beautiful displays of flowers that burst forth from Australia’s desert landscape.
Iranian architect Ali Karbaschi designed the new Gooyesh Language Institute in Isfahan, Iran, using the building to reflect the very basics of language—letters. The towering structure is a spectacular monument of alphabetical characters that seems to twinkle in the night. Like an enormous crossword puzzle, each letter fits into a designated box on the giant grid that makes up the sides of the building.