This awesome indoor maze is an interactive art installation currently on exhibit at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. It’s the work of the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), a Copenhagen and New York-based, internationally active group of architects, designers, builders and thinkers.
The BIG Maze is a vast labyrinth of Baltic birch plywood covering an area of roughly 60 square feet. It’s full of twists and turns made of up walls of varying heights that are18 feet tall at their tallest points. Those walls slope in toward the center of the maze, which enables visitors to see more of it as they progress through it. Upon reaching the heart of the maze viewers are rewarded with a complete view of the wooden labyrinth that surrounds them.
"‘The concept is simple: as you travel deeper into a maze, your path typically becomes more convoluted. What if we invert this scenario and create a maze that brings clarity and visual understanding upon reaching the heart of the labyrinth?’, explained Bjarke Ingels."
This design also means that exiting the maze is much easier than solving it. The BIG Maze will be open to the public through September 1, 2014.
Artist and illustrator Stephen Andrade painted this awesome movie mashup depicting the giant worms from Tremors, Beetlejuice and Dune competing against each other in The Great Sandworm Race. He also created a brilliant version in which the image was digitally enhanced to look like a vintage pulp book cover. Andrade created the painting last year for Gallery1988's Crazy 4 Cult 7 group exhibition in New York City.
Visit Stephen Andrade’s website to check out more of his artwork.
Is it too soon to share another awesomely creative piece of furniture? No way! This one-of-a-kind insectoid armoire is called the BUG and it was designed Latvian designer Janis Straupe of True Latvia. Full of customizable shelves, drawers, cubbies and even a few secret compartments, it’s a beautifully functional piece of furniture as well as an amazing work of art.
If only Kafka could’ve see this…
[via Yanko Design]