matisse's cut outs, on the walls of his paris, venice, and nice studios

matisse's cut outs, on the walls of his paris, venice, and nice studios

• Oceania, the Sky and Oceania, the Sea in progress, Boulevard Montparnasse, Paris, 1946

• The Parakeet and the Mermaid with Venusthe final mermaid inserted Hôtel Régina, Nice, 1952

• Oceania, the Sky and Oceania, the Sea in progress, Boulevard Montparnasse, Paris, 1946

• The Swimming Pool at the Hôtel Régina, Nice, 1953

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ángel ferrant's wooden playground equipment

Ángel ferrant's wooden playground equipment produced for the Caño Roto Housing Development, Madrid (1957-63).

ferrant was a teacher and friend of Antonio Vázquez de Castro, one of caño roto's designers. caño roto translates loosely to 'broken spigot.' the equipment was stored indoors at night to keep it from disappearing - a testament to it's portability. 

in 2014, 3 of ferrant's 'form's for children's games' were restored and included in the exhibition Playgrounds: reinventing the square at the Museo national centro de arte in Madrid. more about the restoration process, here.

 

via / more: The view from madrid : THE DIRECTED SETTLEMENT OF CAÑO ROTO

 

the pecs workshop installing at the balatonboglár chapel studio of györgy galántai, hungary, july 1972

the Pecs workshop installing at the balatonboglár chapel studio of györgy galántai, hungary, july 1972

the balatonboglár chapel studio of györgy galántai was a non-official, artist run community space. alltogether, 35 exhibitions, happenings, events, concerts and performances were held from 1970-1973.

 

via The avant garde museum

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charas: the improbable dome builders

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CHARAS: The improbable dome builders by syeus mottel, drake publishers, inc. 1973

based in new york's lower east side in the late 1960's, inspired by Lyndon B. Johnson’s Great Society plan and buckminster fuller's design concepts, the charas group created a program based on developing community autonomy through self-directed economic and education projects.

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Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971

Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971

In the late 1960s, American landscape architect Lawrence Halprin and avant-garde dance pioneer Anna Halprin organized a series of experimental, cross-disciplinary workshops in San Francisco and along the coast of northern California that brought dancers, architects, environmental designers, artists, and others together in a process designed to facilitate collaboration and group creativity through new approaches to environmental awareness.

 

1) Driftwood Village—Community, Sea Ranch, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 6, 1968

2-3) Ritual Group Drawing, Sea Ranch, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 8, 1968

4) Driftwood City, Sea Ranch, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 4, 1966

5-6) Building Environments Score, Kentfield, CA. Experiments in Environment Workshop, July 13, 1968

 

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spacial agency

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"Spacial Agency is a project that presents a new way of looking at how buildings and space can be produced. Moving away from architecture's traditional focus on the look and making of buildings, Spacial Agency proposes a much more expansive field of opportunities in which architects and non-architects can operate."

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