A sleek artist studio with Passive House elements projects over a cliff

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Montreal-based MU Architecture recently completed a minimalist and modern addition that boasts dramatic landscape views of Lake Deauville and the Laurentians’ mountainous countryside in Quebec, Canada. Conceived as a multipurpose extension, the Workshop on a Cliff covers over 5,000 square feet of space and includes two superimposed garages, a workshop, a spacious creative room as well as a mezzanine level. The building is partially elevated on thin pillars so as not to disturb the tree line.

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Colorado meth lab transformed into a minimalist artist retreat with rammed earth walls

A former meth lab in North Boulder, Colorado has received a refreshing new lease on life as Swoon Art House, an artist retreat with a beautifully minimalist design. Denver-based tres birds workshop headed the makeover with a careful eye on environmental stewardship, which led to the use of “100% renewable resources” including rammed earth walls and geothermal wells.

Created as part of the Swoon/Boulder Museum Contemporary Art International Artists Residency, the 7,000-square-foot… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Artist uses materials found in nature to create elaborate cairns and mandalas

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Artist transforms parents home into a gingerbread house for Hansel & Gretel

The home’s frosting and peppermint candy details were fashioned by hand out of lightweight foam board, expertly painted to give depth to the project. Nylon rope was tied together and stretched across the rooftop to give the appearance of icing, as well.

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Artist Nikolay Polissky’s latest wooden tower will be burned to the ground this month

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Artist ingeniously turns old plastic bottles into joining material for furniture

Old plastic bottles get a second shot at life in the creative hands of Royal College of Art graduate Micaella Pedros. The London-based designer collected discarded bottles and melted them down into a wood bonding material for furniture. Her experimental project, called Joining Bottles, explores upcycling of scavenged materials found across the city, including bits of wood and different colored plastic bottle waste.

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Street artist makes this Lithuania trolleybus vanish for a fleeting moment every day

The streets of Vilnius, Lithuania are connected by a system of trolleybuses, one of which is receiving a captivating makeover by street artist Liudas Parulskis. For one moment out of the day, the trolleybus seems to disappear against the city landscape. The artist was asked to collaborate with Studio Vieta for the 4th annual Vilnius Street Art festival.

Parulskis developed the Vanishing Trolleybus project for his hometown and nation’s capital as a way to give a new perspective to… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Paper artist Amy Genser’s new nature-inspired art mimics reefs, beehives, and barnacles

Paper artist Amy Genser cuts, rolls, and

Every artist has a favorite medium, and Amy Genser’s love of paper is evident throughout her work. She creates intricate designs by cutting and rolling paper in various colors and affixing the rolls to a Masonite board for a three-dimensional representation of underwater reefs. Genser’s most recent works show how her work has evolved since we last featured her pieces a few years ago.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2016/08/new-ocean-reefs-comprised-of-rolled-paper-by-amy-genser/

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SCAD artist weaves sustainably sourced yarns into vibrant environmental art and stories

The Heart of the Hive takes inspiration from the traditional yarn weaving craft Ojos de Dios—Spanish for “eye of God”—used by many indigenous peoples in the Americas as a meditative and spiritual practice. Hagerty modified the Ojos de Dios’ standard four-point shape into a hexagonal form akin to the shapes found in honeycomb. The colorful hand-woven pieces are made from threading and yarn sustainably sourced from a variety of places, including donations, local antique markets in France,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building