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Massive Fish Sculptures Made from Recycled Bottles in Rio

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Epic beach installation offers poignant comment on ocean pollution

In Rio de Janeiro, where world leaders are meeting for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), two gigantic fish are rising from Botafogo Beach. The public art installation has been created entirely from discarded plastic bottles collected on and around the beach. By day, the plastic sculptures shimmer in the sun, against the gorgeous backdrop of Rio's mountains. By night, the big......read more

Tom Fruin's Kaleidoscopic Watertower Lights Up Brooklyn

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Striking sculptural installation made from 1,000 pieces of reclaimed Plexiglas

Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin has unveiled his latest structural installation, Watertower, a stunning multicolored water tower made from 1,000 pieces of salvaged Plexiglas. The work adorns a historic watertower that sits atop of Fruin’s Jay Street studio in Brooklyn's DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) neighborhood. This is Fruin's fourth architectural Plexiglas-and-steel project......read more

Solar Installation Deals Attract Converts

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Homeowners flock to creative financing deals for solar panels

With the rising cost of energy and the depletion of resources traditionally used to power our lives, homeowners all over the nation are searching for alternate sources of energy. Of primary interest are solar panels, which provide free, renewable power by capturing energy from the sun. The problem? The upfront investment -- typically over $30,000 -- exceeds most homeowners' budgets. Enter solar......read more

Marco Casagrande: Sandworm

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Land art meets architecture in this massive, organic beachfront installation

"Sandworm," a new environmental work from Finnish artist/architect Marco Casagrande, combines land art and architecture in all the best ways. Constructed entirely of sand and willow branches, the massive installation winds through the dunes of Belgium's Wenduine coastline like a friendlier version of the Tremors beast.  From ArchDaily: Casagrande worked hard with his team of young......read more

HWKN's Pollution-Fighting Architecture Coming to MoMA PS1

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"Wendy," a massive, spiky installation that eats smog, wins the museum's 2012 Young Architects Award

The winning entry of this year's coveted Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 is a massive, bright blue installation that absorbs air pollution. Dubbed "Wendy" by architects HWKN (HollwichKushner), the 5,000 square foot structure will sit in the MoMA PS1 courtyard during the museum's Warm Up summer music series.  The star-shaped structure combines common materials (scaffolding) with......read more

Mariko Mori Announces Island Earthwork

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Environmental installation to be erected off the coast of Okinawa.

One of the most prominent Japanese artists working in the West today, Moriko Mori is best known for her Manga-inspired sculptures that feature futuristic geisha characters and next-level technology. So it comes as bit of a surprise to learn that her latest project is an ambitious earthwork, to be built far from civilization, based around ancient ideas of environmental consciousness. The piece,......read more

Tomas Saraceno: Biospheres

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Future ecotopia or vision of tragedy? Installation brings climate change into focus.

Following in the tradition of eco-visionaries like Buckminster Fuller, Peter Cook, and errrm, Pauly Shore, Argentina-born artist-architect Tomás Saraceno imagines a Utopian future where science and nature work together in perfect synchronicity. For Biospheres, which debuted as part of the RETHINK: Contemporary Art and Climate Change exhibition alongside the 2009......read more

Light Sanctuary

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Land art installation/solar energy facility proposed for Arabian desert.

Turns out that large-scale clean energy projects don't have to be ugly eyesores. The mirage-like Light Sanctuary, a desert sculpture that does double duty as a 5,000 megawatt solar energy facility, proves it. Designed by New York architects Decker Yeadon for a remote area near Dubai, Light Sanctuary's 25-mile array of photovoltaic panels form a wavelike structure that undulates through......read more

Ars Natura: Climate Swan Song

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Karl Burkart finds the climate change symbolism in a grotesque installation by young Estonian artist.

As many of you know I am a favored target for the climate denier community, and sometimes their jabs and death threats do bother me. But most of the time I just feel sorry for them. After all they are singing their own swan song – all of ours actually. The more we delay on real energy regulation and the more the climate conspiracy community perpetuates the obfuscation of scientific reality at......read more

What Is Missing?

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Maya Lin's new "Listening Cone" installation brings attention to the crisis of collapsed biodiversity.

In San Francisco, the main component of Maya Lin's What Is Missing? art project - a "multi sited artwork dedicated to bringing awareness to the current crisis surrounding biodiversity and habitat loss" - was unveiled yesterday. Lin, who is best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C., says this memorial will be her last. "My goal with......read more

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