Colourful flowers frozen in ice


Ice FlowersA botanical artist in Tokyo has encased colourful flowers in blocks of ice, exploring how this changes the plants’ life cycles.

Makoto Azuma’s ‘Ice Flowers’ enhances the vibrancy and size of the bouquets, which have been arranged in a derelict warehouse outside of the city.

However, as the ice melts, the flowers will wither, until they are left in puddles of water.

Azuma says: ‘please enjoy how flowers and ice change themselves over time in the ruins far from human existence – it is an inorganic space that makes a vivid contrast with flowers’.

Take a closer look at the installation here and tell us what you think of it.

‘Book for Architects’ installation


Book for ArchitectsAn installation showcasing incredible architecture has opened at the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Wolfgang Tillmans’ ‘Book for Architects’ has been ten years in the making, and includes photographs of buildings from thirty seven countries.

The installation consists of 450 photographs, which were captured using standard lenses to approximate the perspective of the naked eye.

The images are projected as a two-channel video installation onto perpendicular walls, which the Museum describes as a ‘personal portrait of contemporary architecture that will be familiar to everyone’.

Find out more about ‘Book for Architects’ here.

Gigantic white rabbits on Southbank


IntrudeAustralian artist Amanda Parer has created ‘Intrude’, an edgy installation which was on display at the Southbank until Sunday 11th January.

‘Intrude’ sees striking rabbits enlarged and frozen within the Royal Festival Hall’s foyer spaces.

These sculptures “explore the natural world, its fragility and our role within in” and were also on display at the 2014 Vivid Festival in Sydney.

Find out more about Intrude here.

Steel installation pays tribute to the Kelpies


The KelpiesAn artist in Scotland has crafted two giant horse head sculptures which rise out of the water in tribute to the legendary Kelpies.

Andy Scott’s ‘The Kelpies’ is assembled from sheets of steel, which are illuminated purple from their interior.

Rising out of the Forth & Clyde canal, The Kelpies are inspired by the famous Scottish myth of water spirits that take the form of a horse.

Take a closer look at The Kelpies here and let us know what other myths and legends should get the installation treatment.

A three-dimensional ‘pixellated’ installation


Many Small CubesAn architect has created a carefully balanced installation made of aluminium cubes.

Sou Fujimoto’s ‘Many Small Cubes’ has a three-dimensional pixellated effect, with the different sized cubes stacked, suspended, and balanced into a towering form.

The centre of the installation is hollow, encouraging the public to explore ‘Many Small Cubes’ from its interior.

The installation has been created for the FIAC art fair in Paris.

Take a closer look at the installation here and let us know what you think.

Digital flowers that bloom when approached


Digital flower installationA former factory has been transformed into a reactive digital installation of flowers that bloom when a viewer walks up to them.

The installation, by teamLab, covers four inner walls of the factory in Japan.

The digitally rendered flora blooms and explodes into petals when a visitor approaches the walls, filling the dark room with colour.

The flowers are rendered in real time and refreshed every hour.

Take a closer look at the installation here and tell us what you think.

A pop-up restaurant on a frozen river


RAW:almondA British design studio is going to build a pop-up restaurant on the surface of a frozen river.

OS31 won a competition to build the RAW:almond restaurant in Canada, where it will sit between the Assiniboine and Red River.

Designed for Winnipeg’s annual winter festival, the restaurant will be made from metal scaffolding and shaped like an ‘x’ to represent the crossing of the rivers.

RAW:almond will open to the public on the 22nd January and you can read more about the pop-up here.

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