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  • Floating Gardens

    The BARGE 2011 Design Competition is right around the corner, so here are some examples of floating gardens to help inspire your designs. Floating gardens are not a new concept. The Aztecs and Egyptians used hydroponics, or growing plants in water without soil, for centuries.  Both cultures used this method of planting because the soil on [...]

  • Kinetic Art and Design

    To provide more inspiration for the BARGE2011 Competition here are some innovative kinetic art designs and recent installations. Taking from the scientific definition of kinetics, kinetic art is art that moves. Kinetic art can come in many different forms such as, sculptures, mobiles, and drawings. These moveable art pieces typically generate their movement from natural [...]

  • Sensory Design Installations

    To provide inspiration for the BARGE 2011 Competition, here are some fantastic examples of sensory design and some of the more recent installations. As the name suggests, sensory design installations are meant to engage all of the senses. The popularity of sensory design is steadily growing due to its interactive nature. Installations can be found [...]

  • The Guggenheim Void has been Contemplated: Public Submission Winners Announced

    The Guggenheim Void has been Contemplated: Public Submission Winners Announced http://www.bustler.net Five winners have been announced in Guggenheim’s open call for submissions to reimagine the museum’s rotunda. This public event followed the highly publicized invitational and exhibition hosted by the NYC museum from February to April of this year. Contemplating the Void curators Nancy Spector, [...]