Architecture routinely becomes the setting to our lived experience, it sits there quietly at our disposal in the background of our busy lives. Whether we are aware of it or not, architecture is a form of communication that we constantly interact with and react to. Volume, scale and proportion create
Christopher Kurtz’s dynamic ‘Spiked Sculptures’ catch energy mid-motion, exploding outwards into space like fireworks or sparks of light. Hung from the ceiling or balanced precariously on the floor, long forms are tapered into fine, needle-sharp points that seem to glide or whizz t
Our ability to be altered by any art form is always intriguing. Connecting the viewer to their senses, body, and mind. American artist James Turrell has been a house favourite here thanks to his skill at using light and space to alter the way we perceive the world. Architect Tadao Ando is also speci
While most buildings have visually interesting elements, the history and stories locked away, combined with the patterns, colours, and forms used by the different architects throughout the ages give each each one a certain edge. This is also the case with Irina Razumovskaya’s ceramic collectio
I’ve taken a particular liking to the work of Spanish interior and industrial designer Francesc Rifé. Since our own concept here at OEN is based around craft, simplicity, and good design it’s great to see Francesc is on a similar wavelength. Also influenced heavily by minimalism and tak
The sense of fun and play that architects must have when designing must be so rewarding. I’m sure when functionality comes in to play there’s a big discrepancy between what can actually be achieved thanks to the functionality of a build and the materials available at this current time. I
Alexis Christodoulou, a 3D-artist based in Cape Town, South Africa decided to take it upon himself to build his own dream-like modernist scenes turning his visions in to reality.
Gt2P, aka Great Things to People (which by the way is an amazing name), is based in Santiago, Chile and works on projects relating to architecture and in the art and design fields.
Nick Frank has been able to abstract architecture to the point of fine art, blowing out many of the surrounding shadows to create these striking forms that capture some of the best parts of these buildings.
Jamie is a Sydney-based artist that uses concrete and other materials in a state of erosion to act like rocks as a base for his work, intertwining these with planting to create a unique collaboration.
We took a small trip out to Fallingwater, aka the Kaufmann Residence, in Southwestern Pennsylvania, a shining gem in the world of architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1935.
Artist David Umemoto caught my attention for his bold sculptures that are made from concrete. These sculptures involve modular elements that come together to create full structures.