Maman is a giant spider sculpture by French-born American sculptor Louise Bourgeois. The sculpture, which resembles a female spider, is over 30 feet high, with a sac containing pure white marble eggs. Maman(meaning mother) depicts the protectiveness as well as the fragility of motherhood. It has several casts and is displayed at various places around the World.
Chalmers University of Technology is a Swedish university located in Gothenburg that focuses on research and education in technology, natural science and architecture. One building stands out amongst a sea of innovative design in the heart of their campus that is quite impossible to miss. Inspired by the Italian Renaissance, colorful geometric shapes adorn the outer facade creating a piece of functional art. The interior has ample floor space as the upper levels project over the lower. As a result, the building partially shades itself on sunny days. Eco-conscious to its core, the building by Wingårdh Arkitektontor is truly a modern marvel.