If you recall, a while back we published an intriguing cathedral art installation on our site, built from no less than 55000 led lights in Belgium. This particular project we would like to showcase today is somewhat similar. One of the standout pieces at the famous light in art and architecture festival Glow in Eindhoven, the Netherlands last year was a flashy dome, entitled Cupola and made of LED lights by Luminarie De Cagna.
Discovered on My Modern Met, this unusual installation is 25 meters high, 20 meters wide and features 30 000 LED lights. Its shape may pay tribute to the Italian Renaissance, but the colorful lighting display is as modern as it gets. The dome accommodates the bronze statue of Anton Philips, considered the father of the city of Eindhoven. This year’s Glow festival is programmed from November 10 till 17. If you are in the area, enjoy the show and tell us how it went!
A good building should make you want to look at it. Even if not always liked by passers-by, it should always make them feel something. Manchester Metropolitan’s University’s business school is a building that effortlessly fits this criteria. Indeed for many, the building by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is their first taste of the architecture of Manchester as they travel along the arterial road, Mancunian Way. With its distinct ski-slope roof, and glittering mirrored appearance, it provides a flash of silver, and a dazzling break from the dull greys of the motorway, greeting motorists in a slightly space-age way as they enter the city
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts