NEXT Architects: Meixi Lake Bridge

Click to enlarge Amsterdam-based studio NEXT Architects was awarded first prize in an international competition for their design of a pedestrian bridge to span more than 150 meters and connect a diversity of routes across the Dragon King Harbor River and Meixi Lake in Changsha, China. The undulating, multilevel design is based on the principle […]

Gateshead Millenium Bridge: WilksonEyre

Click to enlarge It’s been a while since I’ve posted a bridge, and though this one isn’t quite new, it really is a spectacular one. Designed by London-based WilkinsonEyre Architects, the Gateshead Milennium Bridge in the UK is quite an impressive sight. Spanning 105 meters across the River Tyne, the pedestrian movable bridge is nicknamed […]

Infinity Bridge: Stockton-on-Tees

Click to enlarge The Infinity Bridge, a pedestrian bridge in Stockton-on-Tees in the UK, is suspended from a pair of beautiful asymmetrical bowstring arches that, when reflected in the water, look like the flowing double loop of the infinity symbol, hence the name. Designed by Expedition Engineering and Spence Associates, not only are the shape […]

Festina Lente Bridge: Sarajevo

Click to enlarge The recently completed Festina Lente pedestrian bridge at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo was designed by three industrial design students in response to a competition five years ago. Adnan Alagic, Bojan Kanlic and Amila Hrustic won the competition with their entry. The looping bridge spans 38 meters over the Miljacka […]

High Trestle Trail Bridge: RDG

Click to enlarge Completed last year, the High Trestle Trail Bridge in Boone County, Iowa was designed by public artist David B. Dahlquist of RDG Dahlquist Art Studio in response to a “call for artist” competition issued by the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Purely sculptural, as opposed to functional or a structural part of the […]

Inflatable Trampoline Bridge in Paris: AZC

Click to enlarge This is already making the rounds and likely to be everywhere soon, but it’s just too fun not to post about, especially since we do like a unique bridge. Paris-based architecture firm Atelier Zündel Cristea (AZC) proposed the above bridge in response to a competition brief for A Bridge in Paris. With […]

Ribeira da Carpinteira Pedestrian Bridge

Click to enlarge How sleek is this bridge?! I love it. Designed by Lisbon-based João Luís Carrilho da Graça (JLCG Arquitectos), this pedestrian bridge spans 220 meters over a valley and the Carpinteira brook/stream. From the architect: The sinuous and segmented design of the bridge winds above the valley, along a distance of about 220 […]

Peace Bridge: Santiago Calatrava

Click to enlarge Not a typical design for Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the Peace Bridge in Calgary, Canada, was inaugurated at the end of this past March. A red twisting helix-shaped pedestrian bridge, the Peace Bridge is a low single-span bridge without Calatrava’s usual soaring vertical accents because of a no-fly zone above due to […]

Slinky Springs Bridge: Tobias Rehberger

Click to enlarge The Slinky Springs Bridge in Oberhausen, Germany, was completed this past summer. Designed by artist Tobias Rehberger, the inspiration for the bridge came from the iconic Slinky toy and the catchy phrase “Slinky Springs to Fame” which seems to be the way the bridge is referred to. Rehberger was able to recreate […]

The Twist Bridge: West 8 Architects

Spanning roughly 42 meters, this bicycle and pedestrian bridge called ‘The Twist’ bridge for its contorted and sculptural lines, connects the Holy-Zuid district and the Broekpolder over Vlaardingse Vaart in The Netherlands. Designed by West 8 Architects with structural engineers ABT, the bright red bridge makes for a lovely and striking surprise in the natural green […]

Bosphorus Bridge Nightly Light Show

When we were in Istanbul last month we spotted the Bosphorus Bridge on multiple occasions, usually during the day. One night, however, we passed and witnessed a sort of LED light show with changing colors and animation. We wondered if it was a Ramadan-related occasion or some other special event, but as it turns out […]

Rolling Bridge: Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio is probably best known, recently that is, for their spectacular Shanghai Expo UK Pavilion which, quite deservedly, received a lot of attention. We are also familiar with their impressive staircase at the Longchamps store in Soho, NY but, all their projects are worth checking out. The Rolling Bridge at the Paddington Basin in […]

Red Gateway, Cergy-Pontoise: Dani Karavan

Googling around for something else I came across this nice looking pedestrian bridge. “The Red Gateway” is one of the twelve stations which make up the “Axe Majeur” in Cergy-Pontoise, a suburb northwest of Paris. Designed by Israeli architect Dani Karavan (whose other work is definitely worth a look), the vibrant footbridge is the connecting […]

The Elastic Perspective: NEXT Architects

Amsterdam-based firm NEXT Architects (previously here) has created a spiraling sculptural staircase titled The Elastic Perspective that seemingly leads to nowhere, but in fact provides a lookout point with panoramic views. The looping oxidized-steel structure, with its rusty Serra-esque quality, is located in an industrial precinct, near to railway tracks,  sitting prominently on a grassy hillside on the outskirts of Rotterdam. The […]

Tobias Rehberger: Home & Away & Outside

German artist/designer/architect Tobias Rehberger (previously here) currently has a three-part exhibit titled Home and Away and Outside at the Shirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt. For the purposes of this post, I’m focusing only on the first part: a floor to ceiling installation with an optical illusion all-over effect combined with paintings and sculptures that create a dizzying […]

FlipBooKit Moto

Who doesn’t like a good flipbook, right? And your very own? Even better. A few years back I made a couple of flipbooks of my kids when they were little via flipclips which were a hit, but now kinetic artists Wendy Marvel and Mark Rosen have taken the concept to a whole new level with […]

Hot Tea: Banksy Tribute & More

Click to enlarge Minneapolis-based street artist—and NYC frequenter—HOT TEA is known for his yarn-bombing typography, usually found on—but not limited to—chain link fences & telephone poles. Most often the words HOT TEA are geometrically spelled out, seemingly interlocked in three dimensions. I’ve run into several of his pieces over the past couple of years around […]

From the CollabCubed Archives

We’re taking a little summer blogging break this month. To keep you entertained, we’ve put together easy access links to some of our more popular posts in the past months but, of course, feel free to peruse instead by category using the drop-down menu in the right sidebar, or click on the ‘random post’ icon […]