Yochai Matos is a Tel Aviv based artist who creates mesmerising sculptural installations made from fluorescent tube lighting. Since graduating in 2004 from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Matos’ work has dealt with public space as property.Matos arranges the lights in unusual patterns utilising commonplace pieces of hardware. In his works, he uses images derived from Modern Culture giving them his own unique twist. Matmos also creates non-light based projects that ranging from collage, photography and public interventions.
Architects Sergey Mishin and Katya Larina of Studio Mishin teamed up with Daniel Llofriu Pou, Alberto Arguimbau of Arup to build a beautifully illuminated, perforated copper staircase for Michin’s new Villa Mallorca.“The detailed design of the complex structure is based on a limited set of panel types and interface geometries to allow for a consistent appearance and an efficient procurement. The installation is sequenced in such a way that the structural panels interlock with each other and a delicate substructure to minimize visible connections.” Explained Jan Wurm, Arup’s Materials Practice Leader for Europe.
As one of three architect-designed installations for the Urban Stories exhibition of contemporary living, Kengo Kuma’s Naturescape was designed as an interpretation of a traditional Japanese Zen garden.Cascading stone strata formed a series of undulating curves around the room. Pools of water formed at some of the lowest levels, while others contained clusters of bamboo trees planted in gravel.
Origo, by Lama Architectura, is a coffee shop by day and a cocktail bar by night.The massiveness of the bar is contrasting with the 276 cups installation that is floating above, a very aery, white line, an reinterpretation of the manner that glasses are hanged over the bar.
Next you’ll enjoy an interactive installation by British artist Martin Creed, named Half the air in a given space.
First created in 1998 with white balloons and then redone many times over, Half the Air in a Given Space is an interactive installation, by British artist Martin Creed, that’s comprised of hundreds or thousands of balloons of the same color. As the name suggests, half a room’s entire volume is filled with air-inflated balloons and then visitors are encouraged to walk through. “It is important to me,” says Creed, “that the situation is normal, that, as usual, the space is full of air; it’s just that half of it [is] inside the balloons.”
Huge mounds of colorful dirt cover the floor and spill out of the space in Katharina Grosse’s new installation called “wunderblock”. She doesn’t limit her painting to the traditional proportions of a canvas – she uses a spray paint gun to establish her work within interior walls and floors or on building exteriors.