Mushrooms blooming in the tree bark
Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira (previously) recently completed work on his largest installation to date titled Transarquitetônica at Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade in São Paulo. As with much of his earlier sculptural and installation work the enormous piece is built from tapumes, a kind of temporary siding made from inexpensive wood that is commonly used to obscure construction sites. Oliveira uses the repurposed wood pieces as a skin nailed to an organic framework that looks intentionally like a large root system. Because the space provided by the museum was so immense, the artist expanded the installation into a fully immersive environment where viewers are welcome to enter the artwork and explore the cavernous interior. Transarquitetônica will be on view through the end of November this year, and you can watch the video above by Crane TV to hear Oliveira discuss its creation.
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The Float Table is a matrix of “magnetized” wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables.
It’s classical physics applied to modern design. Each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret to Float’s dynamic character.
Photographed by Mark Weinberg
Yeah…this isn’t architecture and it doesn’t fit into any #tags of 969Years. It’s just a reminder that places like this can be highly populated without needing any damn bloody balustrade.
Seaview House by Hackson Clements Burrows
Conceived to embrace the essence of their existing coastal lifestyle and to accommodate the later stages of their lives.
Anthony Goicolea - December/May (2010)
1. Black House