Studio Gang reveals undulating Kō’ula luxury tower for Hawaii

The wavy bands that will stretch up this residential tower, which US firm Studio Gang has designed for Honolulu, are based on the shapes of sugarcane plants.

Kō'ula tower by Studio Gang

Columns will run up between the windows and balconies of the 41-storey Kō’ula skyscraper, which will be built as part of the Hawaiian capital’s huge waterfront development called Ward Village.

Kō'ula tower by Studio Gang

The bands are curved to maintain views of the coastal surroundings from the 565 residences inside. The undulating shape “pays homage” to the sugarcane plants that once grew in the area, according to Studio Gang. Continue reading

Daily Design Inspiration

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Nov 16, 2018

The unfamous Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. Where you’ll find the most interesting designs/artworks/concepts curated by one of us to utterly inspire your day. Besides that, it’s an opportunity to feature work from other designers, artists, and creators in general that we haven’t had the chance to write or featured.

For this Daily we are selecting in graphic design, branding, illustration and more; our sources are usually from Behance, Dribbble or Unsplash. Continue reading

Daniel Libeskind’s Rockefeller Christmas tree star sparkles with Swarovski crystal spikes

Architect Daniel Libeskind has used three million crystals to cover the Swarovski Star, which will top the Christmas tree at New York‘s Rockefeller Center this year.

Swarovski Star by Daniel Libeskind

The Polish-American architect designed the star to top the iconic tree, erected in the plaza at the Midtown Manhattan complex for the holiday season.

Swarovski Star by Daniel Libeskind

Weighing 90 pounds (40.8 kilograms), the design comprises 70 spiky light bulbs that radiate in different directions. A total of three million Swarovski crystals line the prongs so that they sparkle when the star is switched on. Continue reading

Anamorphic and Augmented Reality Mural from Leon Keer and Massina appears in France

Anamorphic and Augmented Reality Mural from Leon Keer and Massina appears in France

Dutch artist Leon Keer is known for his incredible anamorphic murals which, when viewed from a certain angle, blend into the environment they are painted into. Now though, painting with Massina, he has taken the anamorphic concept and used augmented reality as a means to bring the art even more to life.

Painted in as part of the Vibrations Urbaines festival in Pessac, France the murals shows the interior of a room painted onto the side of a large building. The room itself is painted in an anamorphic style so look from a certain angle and it looks 3D. Grab your phone though and look through the lens and you can interact with the art in a wholly different way. Continue reading