Tag Archives: Public Art

Flame-farting Dung Beetle art turns plastic waste into usable energy

A giant colorful metal ball shoots plastic-fired farts 6.5 feet into a dark night sky. This is how Alliance Earth’s Dung Beetle made its recent debut during South Africa’s annual Burning Man event, AfrikaBurn. It’s a fitting venue too. Burning … Continue reading

Solar-Powered Sun Lanterns Light Up The Night in Scottsdale

A new solar-powered public artwork is lighting up the night in Scottsdale, Arizona. Designed by Tempe-based artist Eli Richard, Sun Lanterns is a temporary exhibit comprised of 23 multicolor solar-powered lamps made with plexiglass and steel. Scottsdale Public Art commissioned … Continue reading

Sun Stomp solar art could power a Baltimore home for one year

It’s been a big week for us with the announcement that Rio Iluminado won the LAGI Willimantic design competition in Connecticut. We’re floored by the community’s will to transform their town into an exciting new destination for people from all walks of life, and look forward to … Continue reading

Rio Iluminado: Solar-powered arch wins LAGI Willimantic design competition

Rio Iluminado by Pirie Associates, Lindsay Suter, and Gar Waterman.   The winning team of the most recent LAGI design competition was presented with their award today at Connecticut Arts Day. The artwork, called Rio Iluminado, has won the design … Continue reading

LAGI Willimantic: a Blueprint for Socioeconomic Development in Post-Industrial Cities

Eddy Line by Höweler+Yoon & Gray Organschi. A small town in Connecticut has created an inspiring new blueprint for post-industrial socioeconomic upliftment. Part of Windham, and formerly nicknamed “Thread City”, Willimantic will soon announce the winner of the LAGI Willimantic … Continue reading

7 Public Art Designs Powered By Algae

Algae is awesome. There’s no other way to put it. Ranging from single-celled to complex multicellular organisms, algae has existed for at least three billion years, according to the Smithsonian. Today, its potential to disrupt modern life is increasingly coming into focus. On the one hand, … Continue reading

Creative Energy Infrastructure for Better Mind and Body

There’s no escaping it: humans need energy to survive. We need it to bake our bread, to refrigerate our medicine, and to light up the night after sundown. But dominant sources of fuel used to power global contemporary life are killing us — and … Continue reading

Turning Renewable Energy Infrastructure into Lasting Artful Monuments

Special editorial by LAGI co-founders Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry The importance of design in our global response to climate change cannot be overstated. Our collective carbon footprint is a reflection of the design of our building systems and envelopes, our landscapes, our city … Continue reading

Ecological and Environmental Art

Grower, 2004 by Sabrina Raaf (image via loop.ph) As we are in the midst of the open call to artists for the 2012 LAGI design competition for Freshkills Park, NYC, we thought that it would be a great time to … Continue reading

The Solar Artworks Project

We’re very happy to welcome Nacho Zamora to Dubai. Nacho is a public art researcher and founder of Solar Artworks. He specializes in the study and documentation of interdisciplinary and renewable energy artwork, particularly in the public realm. He’ll be … Continue reading

Colorado Art Ranch Art+Energy Residency at Elsewhere Studios

We thought this opportunity may be of interest to some of you out there. Colorado Art Ranch has posted an Artist Residency in collaboration with Elsewhere Studios under the theme of Art + Energy. The location is Paonia, Colorado from … Continue reading

The Sonic Articulation of Sunbeams

The Sonic Articulation of Sunbeams from Ben Moren on Vimeo. The Sonic Articulation of Sunbeams is a renewable energy art installation by Daniel Dean, Ben Moren and Emily Stover. The piece was created for the 2011 Green Energy Art Garden … Continue reading

Renewable Energy Infrastructure and Public Space

The following is part of a lecture that we gave for the AIA Middle East CES Course on the topics of Sustainable Design and Regional/Urban Design & Planning. In 2008, we designed a solution for an iconic tower for Dubai … Continue reading

Lunar Cubit: First Place Award Winner

And the winner is… Lunar Cubit Robert Flottemesch, Jen DeNike, Johanna Ballhaus, and Adrian P. De Luca Designed for Site #3 in Abu Dhabi, on Airport Road near Masdar City. FIRST PLACE AWARD WINNER Design Submission for the 2010 Land … Continue reading

Climate Art Generator

Subarquitectura Fernanco Valderrama Garre, Andres Silanes Calonge, and Calos Bañon Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Global weather disturbances … Continue reading

The Solar Energy Field (an apparition in the desert)

Michael Jantzen Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: My design inspiration for site number two comes from a conceptual … Continue reading

Solar Flock

Katja Virta and Niko Knappe Designed for Site #1 in Dubai, near Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: The Solar Flock represents a bird flock bathing in … Continue reading

Solar Sound Field

Sage and Coombe Architects T. Kelly Wilson, Timothy Dunne, John Parker, Richard Kress, Peter Hansen, Christoph Timm, Peter Coombe, Allen Slamic, John Reed Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the … Continue reading

An Ode to the Sun

Boulos Douaihy Designed for Site #2 in Abu Dhabi, between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: Our installation is a celebration of the sun’s “aura” on earth. … Continue reading

Egal Center

Celestino Sebastiao Designed for Site #3 in Abu Dhabi, on Airport Road near Masdar City. Design Submission for the 2010 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition Artist’s descriptive text: The vision is centered on integrating multi disciplinary fields knowledge to … Continue reading