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New York City Turns an Abandoned Military Base Into a Lush Public Park

2 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

On Tuesday, a 10-acre public park opened on Governors Island in New York City. Once an abandoned military base in New York Harbor, the island is being transformed into a 21 st -century destination for urban dwellers in need of some wide-open green space. Show More Summary

A Dutch Artist Made a Gigantic Bear From Conifer Tree Branches

3 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman is known for making cartoonish, larger-than-life animal sculptures of rubber ducks, aardvarks, bunnies, and other cartoonish creatures that he has displayed in public spaces around the world. The latest...Show More Summary

Giant, Interactive “Icebergs” Take Over D.C.’s National Building Museum

4 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

To offer a respite from the jungle heat of summer in Washington, the National Building Museum has mounted Icebergs, an immersive 12,540-square-foot installation designed by James Corner Field Operations (whose work includes New YorkShow More Summary

A Swiss Artist Puts His Own Stamp on a World Heritage Site by Le Corbusier

5 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Over the weekend at its annual meeting, UNESCO added 17 works in seven countries by Le Corbusier to its list of World Heritage sites for the late architect’s “outstanding contribution to the Modern Movement.” (The meeting, held thisShow More Summary

A Historic Building Gets a 21st-Century Update With Playful, Interactive Lighting Design

6 days agoArts : Slate: The Eye

New York City–based ESI Design, which has a penchant for using clever lighting design as a noninvasive strategy for re-animating existing architecture, recently transformed the lobby of an office building in downtown Washington by adding...Show More Summary

Oakland Transformed a Parking Lot Into Award-Winning Apartments for Homeless Seniors

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

A light, airy refuge for 91 low-income, special needs seniors in Oakland, California, won the Excellence in Affordable Housing Design category in the AIA/HUD Secretary’s Awards on Thursday. Demonstrating that housing for the homeless...Show More Summary

One of the Best Examples of Modern Architecture Is a Former Livestock Pavilion in North Carolina

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

When you hail from one of the magnificent capital cities of New England, such as Boston or, in my case, Providence, Rhode Island, it’s sometimes a little hard to admit that there are worthy architectural landmarks anywhere else. ButShow More Summary

A German Artist Spray-Painted a Building Destroyed by Sandy Before It’s Demolished

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

MoMA PS1 commissioned German artist Katharina Grosse to spray-paint a post–Superstorm Sandy ruin at the Gateway National Recreation Area at Fort Tilden, New York, for the 2016 edition of its ongoing series “Rockaway!” The artist’s blank...Show More Summary

This Award-Winning London Homeless Shelter Is Based on a 10th-Century Design

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

Like many cities around the world, London is constantly preoccupied with solving its ongoing housing crisis. The overall winner at this year’s New London Awards from New London Architecture is the recently completed Holmes Road Studios, a beautiful riff on the 10 th -century poor houses known as almshouses. Show More Summary

New Zealand Turned a Former Highway Offramp Into a Shocking Pink Bike Path

last weekArts : Slate: The Eye

While a project is underway to make a bike path that would stretch along the East Coast of the U.S., in Auckland, New Zealand, some clever designers have covered a former highway offramp with a shocking pink nonslip resin to create a...Show More Summary

These Immense Concrete Sculptures Near Yellowstone Look Like They’ve Always Been There

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

With fair weather comes public art projects, and this summer we’ve seen a freestanding waterfall appear in the gardens of Versailles; Seven Magic Mountains rise in the Las Vegas desert; and now, “Structures of Landscape,” an otherworldly...Show More Summary

A New Clock at Amsterdam’s Airport Features a Man Painting the Minutes by Hand

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Dutch designer Maarten Baas has installed the latest edition of his Real Time series: a 10-foot-high performance art clock in the newly renovated Lounge 2 at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, which asked him “to cooperate in replacing the...Show More Summary

Is This Proposed High-Tech Thrill Ride New York’s Version of the Eiffel Tower?

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Answering the state of New York’s call for proposals to transform New York City’s Penn Station, Brooklyn-based designer and developer AE Superlab has proposed the Halo, a “kinetic monument for public use and enjoyment” that would hover...Show More Summary

A New Pictographic Book Examines the Way We Live Now Versus Back Then

2 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Graphic designer Yang Liu has used pictograms as shorthand to help people learn Chinese, to illustrate the cultural differences that arise when East Meets West, and to clarify the conflicting world views that come to light when Man Meets Woman. Show More Summary

This Year’s Best Small-Scale Architectural Projects Include a Floating Sauna and a Dentist Office

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

To prove once again that fantastic small-scale architecture doesn’t stop at tiny houses, the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 13 th annual Small Project Awards on Thursday. The awards were established “to...Show More Summary

A French Street Artist Turns Discarded Mattresses Into Giant Food Sculptures

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

Parisian artist Lor-K has spent the past six years turning wayward street trash into ephemeral urban sculptures. For her latest project, “Eat Me,” she transformed a series of discarded mattresses into tantalizing larger-than-life caricatures...Show More Summary

The Watergate Hotel Gets a Glitzy Midcentury-Inspired Makeover

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

This month, Washington’s Watergate Hotel, which opened in the mid-1960s, reopened for the first time since closing in 2007 with a gleaming $125 million makeover that the new owners hope will restore some of its original glamour and generate...Show More Summary

Why Did This Artist Build Giant, Technicolor “Magic Mountains” in the Desert?

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

About 10 miles south of Las Vegas, near Jean Dry Lake and Interstate 15, seven technicolor limestone totem poles rise in the arid, sun-faded desert landscape like a shockingly pigmented mirage. The fluorescent acid trip of an art installation...Show More Summary

The Director of Helvetica Is Making a Documentary About the Man Who Likely Designed Your Coffeemaker

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

There has never been a full-length feature documentary about the life and work of Dieter Rams, one of the most influential designers of the 20 th century. The now-84-year-old German designer has spent more than half a century creating...Show More Summary

One of the Most Celebrated Buildings in the U.K. Is a Highway Rest Stop

last monthArts : Slate: The Eye

One of the best buildings in the U.K. is a highway rest stop, according to the Royal Institute of British Architects, which announced Thursday its shortlist of 46 buildings in line for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize this October. The...Show More Summary

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