It seems the best antidote to the "uglification" of monolithic mega apartment complexes is some artistic touch. French artist collective CitéCréation took upon themselves to give this 22,000 square meters apartment complex in Berlin a face-lift, and possibly become the largest apartment building mural in the world. This project that took 3 years to complete entered Wohngenossenschaft Soldaritaet Coop apartment complex in to Guinness book of World Records for the largest mural on an inhabited building.
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Human beings carry within them nostalgia of a primordial happiness from ancient times. The notion of a return to these origins of happiness is often associated with Nature. Our intention is to encourage inhabitants to participate in fun, uncommon events taking place within the urban landscape: an inflatable bridge equipped with giant trampolines rises above the Seine, a pavilion erected in a London park, a museum traversed by a roller coaster.
These projects offer, in the heart of the city, new forms of Elysian Fields, given over not to the Champs-Élysées of shopping and strictly urban activities, but rather to fundamental human practices, which liberate strong emotions calling on all our senses. [...]
Emerging London-based firm Baharash Architecture has been selected to design phase 2 of the 46-hectar Dubai Sustainable City development. The practice is set to open an office in Dubai following the victory against international anonymous teams from the United States, Lebanon, Jordan, UK, and UAE.
Phase 2 consists of a Mixed-Use Zone, a Juma Mosque, an Institute for Ecological Engineering, a Museum & Planetarium, a “Green” School for K-6, an Eco-Resort, Country Club and Equestrian Center. [...]
These fine drinking establishments went the extra mile in their attempts to entice customers in off the street with their sparkling chalk-scrawled creations. [...]
From secret bomb shelters to Blade Runneresque thrills, architecture critic Oliver Wainwright chooses his top London underground stations [...]
The Croatian/Austrian Design Collaborative Numen/For Use blends architecture and public installation art. The sculpture-like pieces are large in scale and take over whole public spaces while also reinventing them... [...]