Apr 22, 2011
' The Enemy Army Figures
by Tyler Jackson
may form a fictional army, but their basis is very much real. The figures are all unique, but rather than choosing an entirely fictional setting for the Enemy Army, Tyler modeled them as unique characters based on his friends. That probably would make these figures friendly at heart, yet somehow making them look sinister enough to be the “Enemy Army.” Characteristic personalities of the figures are driven by interests of the people they were modeled after. The sculptures have each been crafted from Sculpey, painted and mounted on a plexiglass shelf. A total of 45 were created, and they’ve all sold out. ' (via Randommization
Apr 21, 2011
have designed some houses in Nieuw Leyden, which is in the north of the city of Leiden, in The Netherlands. ' Within the urban plan of Nieuw Leyden, 24H Architecture design two ecological houses. The building block consists of 18 houses, designed by different architects. There are no regulations of the beauty commission, so the future owners are free to design their house, as long as it fits within the provided building envelope. The density of the area is high and the width of the street is minimal. To provide its inhabitants with maximal daylight during the day, a so-called ‘canyon’ is introduced. The canyon flows through the house and encloses the stairs. It’s orientated in a way that light falls to the lower floors. The walls of the canyon are used to divide the house into the necessary spaces. No other walls are placed thus the canyon is present in every room. Where desired, the canyon becomes transparent and filters the daylight. Where needed, it’s closed and allows toilets and bathrooms to be placed behind its walls. The facade is an echo of the canyon. Where the canyon is projected, Corten steel is used instead of the certified wood that is applied to the rest of the facade. ' (via Contemporist
Apr 20, 2011
is a fourth-generation artist who works with pigment, photography, plastic, and light to create shimmering alternative universes. He grew up in Europe and currently lives in Berkeley, California. He has lived, studied, worked and traveled around the world. His work has been shown in Tokyo, Osaka, Shanghai, Singapore, Venice, Turin, Berlin, London, Lausanne, New York, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.