Adam Simspon _ Boundaries

A floor-to-ceiling artwork, appearing on all sides of an elevator vestibule at the ‘Boundary Hotel’, situated on Boundary Street in East London.

The artwork was devised around a grid of boundary walls. Each segment is approximately 170mm square. The aim was to take an alternative approach to dealing with the seemingly dead space of an elevator interior, by immersing the visitor in an epic artwork, which is impossible to absorb in one short trip. Each journey offers a chance to study a new scene: a geometric toile de jouy, of sorts.






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Beastman’s Murals

Australian artist Beastman’s murals flow like freeform doodles across building facades. Tessellating triangle patterns, organic, leaf-like shapes, and radiating beams of color morph into one another to create symmetrical, mandala-like designs. Beastman’s latest work was spotted in the Re.Discover festival in Bunbury, Australia, which took place this past weekend. The new piece drapes a woven-looking pattern over a hexagonal building like a psychedelic koozie or quilt. Check out Beastman’s latest murals and studio works below





Bazaar Urbanism

Havana is defined by the critical density of its centre: narrow streets limited by buildings hiding in their interiors patios and communal spaces. The project occupies an entire block and contains the morphological richness of the existing city with its alterations between dense volumes and empty spaces and the gradient from public to private, creating a new neighborhood for the city. In Havana, one could argue that life activity happens on the street, often times leaving interior patios in a state of neglect and decay. Rather than providing points of urban interaction within the city fabric, such spaces end up as empty voids.

Markets have historically been spaces of urban congestion, spaces that grow within the city fabric and provide central community nodes. Considering the empty voids within the city, the project attempts to re-think their function as centers of activity by inserting within them the informality of the market and bringing the urban street back into the housing block. Such spaces could then be considered small scale plazas within the larger city. What matters is of the things happening in the voids, leaving room for the unanticipated.

Christina Argyros






Via Bazaar Urbanism at Yale