Street artists like Banksy and Space Invader have been playing with city dwellers for years, placing their work strategically for maximum impact. In fact, artists around the globe are constantly integrating their artwork into the landscape in unexpected ways. Working in large and small scale, the techniques and scope of work differ, but one thing they all have in common is their clever use of space.
If you happened to be wandering above the Arctic Circle in Sweden, you’d most likely lose your mind if you stumbled upon this incredible Tron: Legacy-inspired ice hotel.
British designer Ben Rousseau and architect Ian Douglas-Jones built this magnificent structure in just 13 days. They carved out the interior of the hotel room suite, installed the lighting, and then polished and buffed out the interior furnishings. These included wall panels, a reindeer pelt covered bed and a table.
The electric blue Tron-inspired lighting scheme is achieved by cutting grooves into the ice, inserting energy efficient electroluminescent wire, and icing over the wire to keep it in place.