Architecture

May 22, 2017

Abandoned Highway in Seoul Transformed into Elevated Park with 24,000 Plants

Unused architecture can find new life in unexpected ways. In New York City, a set of above-ground train tracks was transformed into an innovative linear park called the High Line, and it has proved to be a haven for tourists and residents alike. Seoul has followed suit with the recent opening of Skygarden, a 983-meter-long once-abandoned highway converted into a lush elevated walkway. At night, the unconventional park is illuminated with a tranquil blue glow.

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May 18, 2017

Sculptor Fills Pavilion with Stunning Series of Wire Mesh Architecture

Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi is renowned for his sky-high sculptures of figures and edifices meticulously crafted from mesh. For his latest project, Tresoldi has filled an entire pavilion with an impressive arrangement of awe-inspiring wire mesh architecture. Tresoldi's series of structures beautifully blends a classical aesthetic with an avant-garde approach. The sculptures feature age-old architectural elements like orderly columns, grand-scale archways, and colossal domes. However, their wire mesh construction, strategic lighting, and suspended installation gives the antiquated monuments a modern and ethereal feel.

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