Taboo town + Floating orbs + Gingerbread housing + Striking add-ons to historical hou

Taboo Town: Architecture Designed to Make You Uncomfortable

EXCERPT: Grab a cocktail inside an oversized rectum and then take in the unsettling sight of a sculptural red building graphically referencing humankind’s dominion over nature. Dreamed into being over a period of nearly twenty years by design collective Atelier van Lieshout, this series of over 20 sculptures and structures became an immersive exhibit at the annual Ruhrtriennale Festival in Bochum, Germany....

Floating reflective orbs powered by hot air hover in the historic Grand Palais

EXCERPT: Artist Tomás Saraceno recently displayed a set of futuristic reflective orbs at the Grand Palais in Paris. Each floating Aerocene sculpture is entirely powered by hot air, requiring zero fossil fuels to stay afloat. The Argentine artist has been working on the project for the past year, fusing sculpture with sustainable design and new technology....

2015: The year in Green Modern Gingerbread

EXCERPT: [...] Really, the pickings are thin in the Gingerbread world this year. The experts at McSweeney were predicting a big year in their last Gingerbread Housing Report: "Only time will tell, but it appears as though the gingerbread housing market is finally poised to explode the way administration officials have desperately hoped it would. And, so it looks as though we’re in for many, many more months of gingerbread men shoveling icing off of driveways and fixing gumdrop lights along the windows of their homes...."

Classic Modern Mix: 13 Striking Additions to Historical Houses

EXCERPT: Stretching out of the original structures like alien growths, these modern additions don’t even bother trying to blend in with their traditional architectural settings – but somehow, it works. The mashup of old and new keeps the historic character of the original structures intact while updating them for use by 21st-century residents, expanding the available space in unexpected ways....

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