The Japanese-inspired Nishi Building in Canberra, Australia was recently completed by Australian firm March Studio. The building which is billed as “Australia’s most radically sustainable mixed-use building and apartment complex,” with one of the main features being the amazing stairwell and ceiling, constructed from thousands of repurposed boards taken from old homes, a basketball court, as well as remnants from the construction site of the Nishi building itself. Every single board and suspension rod was designed and placed before construction began.
Created by Mike Doyle, a New York based graphic designer, the 200,000 piece Lego sculpture that aims to celebrate “the beauty of all intelligent life forms as extensions of our family”. Measuring more than 5′ high and 6′ wide the sculpture depicts that of a great choir hall.
Massive optical illusion-inducing mixed-media art pieces by Mike Hewson pay homage to the former Christchurch Normal School which opened in 1876. The building, completely renovated for apartment and retail use in 1981 and renamed Cranmer Courts, was damaged badly in the February 2012 magnitude 6.3 earthquake and it is now destined for demolition.