We miss Berlin

The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of BerlinThe 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin The 'Atriumhaus' - a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin

The ‘Atriumhaus’ – a beautifully designed atrium house in Händelallee, Hansaviertel, Berlin by award-winning architecture studio bfs d of Berlin

With a sure hand bfs architects have helped an atrium house in Berlin’s famous Hansaviertel back to its former glamour. The modernist building was part of the 1957 building exhibition in Berlin’s Tiergarten park. It was designed by Eduard Ludwig, who among other things also designed the airlift monument at Tempelhof airport.

Photographs by Annette Kisling | Text by: Mirko Beetschen

Means to an End

Means To An End by Dillon Marsh (1) Means To An End by Dillon Marsh (2) Means To An End by Dillon Marsh (3) Means To An End by Dillon Marsh (4) From his series ' Means to an End' - a set of photographs documenting electricity pylons that can be found criss-crossing the landscape around the city of Cape Town, South Africa by local photographer Marsh Dillon:  "I was drawn to the seemingly haphazard variations of their designs and the cryptic reasoning behind their structuring" From his series ' Means to an End' - a set of photographs documenting electricity pylons that can be found criss-crossing the landscape around the city of Cape Town, South Africa by local photographer Marsh Dillon:  "I was drawn to the seemingly haphazard variations of their designs and the cryptic reasoning behind their structuring"From his series ' Means to an End' - a set of photographs documenting electricity pylons that can be found criss-crossing the landscape around the city of Cape Town, South Africa by local photographer Marsh Dillon:  "I was drawn to the seemingly haphazard variations of their designs and the cryptic reasoning behind their structuring"

Its always nice when people find beauty in the every day things we pass by without a second thought…

From his series ‘ Means to an End’ – a set of photographs documenting electricity pylons that can be found criss-crossing the landscape around the city of Cape Town, South Africa by local photographer Marsh Dillon:  “I was drawn to the seemingly haphazard variations of their designs and the cryptic reasoning behind their structuring”

We blend in

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany - beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers

The Olympic Stadium in Berlin, Germany – beautifully photographed in black and white by German photographer Andreas Levers

We are surrounded

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‘A-art house’ by designed by Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima (of the Japanese studio SANAA) in collaboration with Yuko Hasegawa (chief curator of Tokyo’s Museum of Contemporary Art) for the Inujima art house project inI nujima, Japan / Photographed by Iwan Baan

We are going in circles

Tiger and Turtle by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth - photos by Manuela Martin (3) Tiger and Turtle by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth - photos by Manuela Martin (2) Tiger and Turtle by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth - photos by Manuela Martin (4) Tiger and Turtle by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth - photos by Manuela Martin (5) Tiger and Turtle by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth - photos by Manuela Martin (1)

Tiger & Turtle – Magic Mountain – a walkable, large outdoor sculpture on the Heinrich Hildebrand Höhe in Duisburg Wanheim, Germany – designed by Heike Mutter and Ulrich Genth / photographed by Manuela Martin

The Lantern

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The ‘Lantern Pavilion’ in Langgata, Sandnes,   by AWP / Atelier Oslo architects. Photographs by Jonas Adolfsen

We went sightseeing

Rather rare views - from his series 'Empty London' by Nick Dolding Rather rare views - from his series 'Empty London' by Nick DoldingRather rare views - from his series 'Empty London' by Nick Dolding Rather rare views - from his series 'Empty London' by Nick Dolding Rather rare views - from his series 'Empty London' by Nick Dolding Rather rare views - from his series 'Empty London' by Nick Dolding

Rather rare views – from his series ‘Empty London’ by Nick Dolding

We are ambitious

'Dreaming of Dubai' - photographed many times, but rarely quite as impressive of this - fascinating aerial photographs of Dubai by Johannes Heuckeroth 'Dreaming of Dubai' - photographed many times, but rarely quite as impressive of this - fascinating aerial photographs of Dubai by Johannes Heuckeroth 'Dreaming of Dubai' - photographed many times, but rarely quite as impressive of this - fascinating aerial photographs of Dubai by Johannes Heuckeroth 'Dreaming of Dubai' - photographed many times, but rarely quite as impressive of this - fascinating aerial photographs of Dubai by Johannes Heuckeroth 'Dreaming of Dubai' - photographed many times, but rarely quite as impressive of this - fascinating aerial photographs of Dubai by Johannes Heuckeroth 'Dreaming of Dubai' - photographed many times, but rarely quite as impressive of this - fascinating aerial photographs of Dubai by Johannes Heuckeroth

‘Dreaming of Dubai’ – photographed many times, but rarely quite as impressive of this – fascinating aerial photographs of Dubai by Johannes Heuckeroth

We fly

Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (2) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (3) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (4) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (5) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (6) Ships That Sail Through the Clouds Meet Luigi Prina, the 83-Year-Old Builder of Flying Model Ships. Photos by Gianluca Giannone courtesy Blinking City (1)

‘The Ships That Sail Through the Clouds’ by Luigi Prina, 83-year-old builder of flying model ships.

Luigi Prina, 83 years old, has been an architect for more than 50 years. He has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age. The flying ships are made from ultrathin paper and balsa wood. Everything is optimized for flight: from the weight (between 20 and 50 grams) to the aerodynamic shape. They fly like any propeller airplane. The only difference is that here the propeller is powered by an internal elastic band and not an engine. (Text by Blinking City, photographs by Gianluca Giannone)

We look up

From the series 'Vaults' by photographer David Stephenson in which he beautifully captures cathedral and church ceilings across Europe. From the series 'Vaults' by photographer David Stephenson in which he beautifully captures cathedral and church ceilings across Europe. From the series 'Vaults' by photographer David Stephenson in which he beautifully captures cathedral and church ceilings across Europe. From the series 'Vaults' by photographer David Stephenson in which he beautifully captures cathedral and church ceilings across Europe. From the series 'Vaults' by photographer David Stephenson in which he beautifully captures cathedral and church ceilings across Europe. From the series 'Vaults' by photographer David Stephenson in which he beautifully captures cathedral and church ceilings across Europe. From the series 'Vaults' by photographer David Stephenson in which he beautifully captures cathedral and church ceilings across Europe.

From the series ‘Vaults’ by photographer David Stephenson in which he beautifully captures cathedral and church ceilings across Europe transforming them into fascinating two dimensional patterns.

We are back in our little house

'Layers and Reflections' by Autumn de Wilde (2) 'Layers and Reflections' by Autumn de Wilde (3) 'Layers and Reflections' by Autumn de Wilde (4) 'Layers and Reflections' by Autumn de Wilde (1)

Beautiful, playful and quirky mirror houses designed by photographer and creative director Autumn De Wilde as part of the Mirror House Cadillac 2015 ad campaign.

 

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We are apart

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Beautiful, abstract architectural photography of buildings & facades in Miami, Florida – captured by Diego Guevara

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Graffiti of Speed

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‘In his project “Graffiti of Speed / Mirror Symmetry“, the Japanese photographer Shinichi Higashi offers striking images of Tokyo, by combining symmetry and long exposure with beautiful light trails.’ Fantastic photographs between architecture and light painting (text by ufunk.net)

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We change direction

Great aerial photographs from the series 'Highway Interchanges' in which Canadian photographer Peter Andrew captures the delicate and complex web of modern day highways. Find more of this work on his Behance gallery. Great aerial photographs from the series 'Highway Interchanges' in which Canadian photographer Peter Andrew captures the delicate and complex web of modern day highways. Find more of this work on his Behance gallery. Great aerial photographs from the series 'Highway Interchanges' in which Canadian photographer Peter Andrew captures the delicate and complex web of modern day highways. Find more of this work on his Behance gallery. Great aerial photographs from the series 'Highway Interchanges' in which Canadian photographer Peter Andrew captures the delicate and complex web of modern day highways. Find more of this work on his Behance gallery. Great aerial photographs from the series 'Highway Interchanges' in which Canadian photographer Peter Andrew captures the delicate and complex web of modern day highways. Find more of this work on his Behance gallery. Great aerial photographs from the series 'Highway Interchanges' in which Canadian photographer Peter Andrew captures the delicate and complex web of modern day highways. Find more of this work on his Behance gallery.

Great aerial photographs from the series ‘Highway Interchanges’ in which Canadian photographer Peter Andrew captures the delicate and complex web of modern day highways. Find more of this work on his Behance gallery.

We have goose bumps

Selfridges Building by Future Systems. Photos by Giles McGarry (2) Selfridges Building by Future Systems. Photos by Giles McGarry (3) Selfridges Building by Future Systems. Photos by Giles McGarry (4) Selfridges Building by Future Systems. Photos by Giles McGarry (1)

Fantastic Black and white photographs of the Selfridges Building in Birmingham, UK designed by architecture studio Future Systems, photographed by Giles McGarry

We punch holes

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‘Ant House’ in Shizuoka, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan by mA-style architects /  photographed by Kai Nakamura

Inception

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The urban landscape of New York City, manipulated by Oregon based photographer Brad Sloan into surreal, Inception-like, monochrome worlds.

Mind the Gap

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‘Keret House’ – the world’s narrowest house, in Warsaw, Poland designed by Polish architect Jakub Szczesny of , Built between two existing structures from two historical epochs, the narrow infill is more of an art installation that reacts to the past and present of Warsaw. Although the semi-transparent, windowless structure’s widest point measures only 122 centimeters, it’s naturally lit interior doesn’t seem nearly as claustrophobic as one would think.

The Keret House will serve indefinitely as a temporary home for traveling writers, starting with Israeli writer Etgar Keret.

Photographs © Polish Modern Art Foundation / Bartek Warzecha

Houston We have a Problem

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‘Doughnut City’ – Incredible photograph of parking lots in the city of Houston, Texas / photograph from the book: The City Shaped: Urban Patterns and Meanings Through History

The term Doughnut City is used to describe a phenomenon that affects the physical shape of some cities of the North American Sun Belt. It consists of the concentration of urban activity on the ring road (where the newest and most advanced generation of housing estates and office parks are located) and the parallel physical disappearance of all that remains inside (the interior is affected by an accelerated process of obsolescence that leads to the demolition of a multitude of buildings). Viewed from a European perspective, the Doughnut City is a phenomenon that goes against nature. If in the cities of the Old Continent proximity to the center means an added value, in the Doughnut City quite the reverse is true: the most eligible urban areas are on the final periphery. (text source)

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New Beginning – Happy Pinning

2014 we are going to continue to divide our time between our Hovercraftdoggy Blog and our pinterest page, where we are focusing more on architecture and design such as beautiful interior spaces, furniture and graphic design as well as food & fashion and many more. So don't miss out on all of these and come join us over at Pinterest :)

2014 we are going to continue to divide our time between our Hovercraftdoggy Blog and our pinterest page, where we are focusing more on architecture and design such as beautiful interior spaces, furniture and graphic design as well as food & fashion and many more. So don’t miss out on all of these and come join us over at Pinterest :)

Have a good start to the new year. H

We are doing some heavy lifting

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“Cranes” – beautiful photographic series by Slovakian photographer Branislav Kropilak.

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We move

The Lanxi Curtilage, International Intangible Cultural Heritage Park, Chengdu, China designed by Archi Union Architects Inc and photographed by SHEN ZhonghaiThe Lanxi Curtilage, International Intangible Cultural Heritage Park, Chengdu, China designed by Archi Union Architects Inc and photographed by SHEN Zhonghai The Lanxi Curtilage, International Intangible Cultural Heritage Park, Chengdu, China designed by Archi Union Architects Inc and photographed by SHEN Zhonghai The Lanxi Curtilage, International Intangible Cultural Heritage Park, Chengdu, China designed by Archi Union Architects Inc and photographed by SHEN Zhonghai

The Lanxi Curtilage, International Intangible Cultural Heritage Park, , designed by Archi Union Architects Inc and photographed by SHEN Zhonghai

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We are not alone

City Hall Subway Station- New York City Ryugyong Hotel- Pyongyang, North Korea Nara Dreamland- Japan Château Miranda or Château de Noisy- Celles, Belgium Christ of the Abyss- San Fruttuoso, Italy City of Pripyat, Ukraine Gulliver’s Travels Park- Kawaguchi, Japan Abandoned mill - Sorrento, Italy House of the Bulgarian Communist Party- Mount Buzludzha, Bulgaria Abandoned flats- Keelung, Taiwan Mirny Diamond Mine- Eastern Siberia, Russia

Curious how places left abandoned have a special magic or beauty about them…would you agree?

Places from top to bottom:

City Hall Subway Station- New York City

Ryugyong Hotel- Pyongyang, North Korea

Nara Dreamland- Japan

Château Miranda or Château de Noisy- Celles, Belgium

Christ of the Abyss- San Fruttuoso, Italy

City of Pripyat, Ukraine

Gulliver’s Travels Park- Kawaguchi, Japan

Abandoned mill – Sorrento, Italy

House of the Bulgarian Communist Party- Mount Buzludzha, Bulgaria

Abandoned flats- Keelung, Taiwan

Mirny Diamond Mine- Eastern Siberia, Russia

 

We look up

'Fundação Iberê Camargo' in Porto Alegre, Brazil by famous Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza / unknown photographer

‘Fundação Iberê Camargo’ in Porto Alegre, Brazil by famous Portuguese architect Alvaro Siza / unknown photographer

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We are full

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In his ‘Architecture of Density’ photo series, German photographer Michael Wolf explores the incredible urban landscapes of Hong Kong. Stripped of all outer context like sky or ground, his photos only show fragments of massive blocks of flats, both crumbling or still in construction. The way their monotone and repetitive details occupy the whole frame is mesmerizing, and makes you think about all the walls we build around ourselves. (via demilked)/ for more great Art, Architecture, Design and Photography works, come follow us now on Facebook or visit us on Pinterest

We missed the train

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Elevated Tracks, Chicago by Angie McMonigal

It’s a snug fit for Chicago’s famous “L” tracks, here shot from above by National Geographic Your Shot community member Angie McMonigal. Flanked on two sides by the elevated rail, the art deco Trustees System Service Building, now a condominium, dates to 1930. ( via National Geographic)

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We are on our way back

'Rodovia dos Imigrantes' - (official designation SP‑160) is a highway in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The highway connects the city of São Paulo to the Atlantic coast and with the seaside cities of São Vicente and Praia Grande. It follows the route of Rodovia Anchieta and is also one of Brazil's busiest highways, especially on weekends.  Rodovia dos Imigrantes has 44 viaducts, 7 bridges, and 11 tunnels, along its 58.5 km stretch. The highway has recently been expanded, in one of the most audacious feats of Brazilian highway engineering, with extremely long tunnels and high strutting six-lane bridges constructed over the tropical rain forest which covers the steep faces of the Serra do Mar, the cliff range that separates the São Paulo plateau from the seaside lowlands. During sunny weekends, more than 1 million automobiles commonly cross its near 60 km run, separating the city of São Paulo from the sea. (Text: Wikipedia)

‘Rodovia dos Imigrantes’ – (official designation SP‑160) is a highway in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. The highway connects the city of São Paulo to the Atlantic coast and with the seaside cities of São Vicente and Praia Grande. It follows the route of Rodovia Anchieta and is also one of Brazil’s busiest highways, especially on weekends.

Rodovia dos Imigrantes has 44 viaducts, 7 bridges, and 11 tunnels, along its 58.5 km stretch. The highway has recently been expanded, in one of the most audacious feats of Brazilian highway engineering, with extremely long tunnels and high strutting six-lane bridges constructed over the tropical rain forest which covers the steep faces of the Serra do Mar, the cliff range that separates the São Paulo plateau from the seaside lowlands. During sunny weekends, more than 1 million automobiles commonly cross its near 60 km run, separating the city of São Paulo from the sea. (Text: Wikipedia)

Contrast

Famous fashion designer Tom Ford's new ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando / beautiful photographs by Guido Mocafico, Famous fashion designer Tom Ford's new ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando / beautiful photographs by Guido Mocafico, Famous fashion designer Tom Ford's new ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando / beautiful photographs by Guido Mocafico,

Famous fashion designer Tom Ford’s new ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico by renowned Japanese architect Tadao Ando / beautiful photographs by Guido Mocafico,

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We are in our own world

Beautiful miniature landscapes created within these bespoke terrariums by New York based Jeffrey James Modern Beautiful miniature landscapes created within these bespoke terrariums by New York based Jeffrey James Modern Beautiful miniature landscapes created within these bespoke terrariums by New York based Jeffrey James Modern Beautiful miniature landscapes created within these bespoke terrariums by New York based Jeffrey James Modern

Beautiful miniature landscapes created within these bespoke terrariums by New York based Jeffrey James Modern

words from the artist:

I hope to provide the truest representation of nature using the Taoist principles of proportion and scale… taking into consideration the shape, texture and size of plants against the earth and the sky… staying true to elements that one would find in nature. These miniature landscapes are enhanced within complementary containers. More like miniature landscape design, I hope you enjoy these self-contained environments. Each represents a place you have seen or somewhere you have yet to visit… the floor of a forest in the northwest, a Zen garden in Japan, a South American tropical forest, or a wetland bog.

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Framing the Sky

Monochrome Photographs of the Skyline of the old town of Kerkyra -  Corfu, Greece Monochrome Photographs of the Skyline of the old town of Kerkyra -  Corfu, Greece Monochrome Photographs of the Skyline of the old town of Kerkyra -  Corfu, Greece Monochrome Photographs of the Skyline of the old town of Kerkyra -  Corfu, Greece Monochrome Photographs of the Skyline of the old town of Kerkyra -  Corfu, Greece Monochrome Photographs of the Skyline of the old town of Kerkyra -  Corfu, Greece Monochrome Photographs of the Skyline of the old town of Kerkyra -  Corfu, Greece IMG_5244-18 IMG_5245-19

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We want to live there

'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling  ts4 ts12 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling 'Tankstelle Bülowstrasse' -  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio 'bfs d' together with 'planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling

‘Tankstelle Bülowstrasse’ –  A Gas Station at Bülowstrasse 18 in Berlin, Germany / A beautiful architecture project that transformed an old 1950s Shell gas station into the new home for Swiss gallery owner Juerg Judin, designed by award winning Berlin-based architecture studio ‘bfs d‘ together with ‘planbb brakel / photographs by Annette Kisling

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We make connections

The living root bridges of Cherrapunji, Shillong, India  - century old bridges grown by the Meghalaya villagers who train the roots to create a solid latticework structure strong enough to be used as a bridge. The living root bridges of Cherrapunji, Shillong, India  - century old bridges grown by the Meghalaya villagers who train the roots to create a solid latticework structure strong enough to be used as a bridge.

The living root bridges of Cherrapunji, Shillong, India  – century old bridges grown by the Meghalaya villagers who train the roots to create a solid latticework structure strong enough to be used as a bridge. / photographs courtesy of Rex Features

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Handcraft

ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine

ARCHITECTURE odessa is a series of illustrations by Ukranian artist Dasha Pliska that creatively combines architecture with human hands. Her drawings present an artistic view of hands cradling, carrying, resting on, and seemingly assembling old buildings found in the city of Odessa, Ukraine. (via mymodernmet.com)

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We went swimming

'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences." 'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences." 'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences." 'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences." 'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences." 'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences." 'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences."-6 'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences."-5 'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences." 'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences." 'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences." 'Miami Houses' -  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:      "Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences."

‘Miami Houses’ –  vibrant and colorful series by French photographer Léo Caillard who captures these beautiful lifeguard stands sprinkled along Miami Beach. Words from the photographer:

“Referencing the work of the Becher, of Düsseldorfschool of visual art of the 70’s. Through repetition of a strict formal composition, the initila understanding of the function of the subject gradually fades as an analysis of the form of the subject. The repetition creates an inevitable comparison between images, thus informing the viewer as to the multiplicity of differences.”

 

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We wrap ourselves

Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color. Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color.installation (2)Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color. 17_Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color._productions_el_Claustro_3 Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color. 20_Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color._productions_Maison_Martin_Mariguela_3 Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /  "Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.  The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself. The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color.

Cool and colorful wrapped interior spaces by Penique Productions. /

“Penique productions was born in Barcelona in 2007. It is a collective of artists of different disciplines focused on a common project which is based on the idea of making ephemeral installations.

The starting point of each project is the selection of a location, which will be the place where to build a unique and customized piece. An inflatable balloon that expands and invades the space completely by itself.
The balloon grows until it fills the whole space and becomes the part of the existing architecture. The air, acting like the structure, presses against the plastic that faces the outline of the solid limiting and shaping the final form. Conquered by the inflatable, the place is transformed through the new texture, light and monochrome color.

Penique productions appropriates the original site that loses its routine to become part of the work getting a new identity. The balloon acts as a border and frames a new space. The container is also the content blurring the idea of the art object.

Penique productions offers an experience to the viewer. Therefore, through this clear, direct and simple perceptual message, Penique aims to reach all kinds of people without setting a closing speech.”

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We have another view

Beautiful black and white photograph of the Infinity Pool on-top of the 55storey Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore / unknown photographer  Located along the Marina Bay waterfront, Marina Bay Sands features three cascading hotel towers topped by an extraordinary sky park. At the top of the 55-storey hotel is a 150-meter infinity swimming pool, the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height. Perched 191 metres above the ground, the pools are made up of 422,000 pounds of stainless steel and can hold 376,500 gallons (1424 cubic metres) of water.  With over 2,500 rooms and suites, Marina Bay Sand is currently the biggest hotel in Singapore.

Beautiful black and white photograph of the Infinity Pool on-top of the 55storey Marina Bay Sands hotel in Singapore / unknown photographer

Located along the Marina Bay waterfront, Marina Bay Sands features three cascading hotel towers topped by an extraordinary sky park. At the top of the 55-storey hotel is a 150-meter infinity swimming pool, the world’s largest outdoor pool at that height. Perched 191 metres above the ground, the pools are made up of 422,000 pounds of stainless steel and can hold 376,500 gallons (1424 cubic metres) of water.

With over 2,500 rooms and suites, Marina Bay Sand is currently the biggest hotel in Singapore.

 

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See-through

The offices of the Castilla León Junta by Madrid based architects 'ESTUDIO ARQUITECTURA CAMPO BAEZA' / photographs by Avier Callejas Sevilla The offices of the Castilla León Junta by Madrid based architects 'ESTUDIO ARQUITECTURA CAMPO BAEZA' / photographs by Avier Callejas Sevilla

The offices of the Castilla León Junta by Madrid based architects ‘ESTUDIO ARQUITECTURA CAMPO BAEZA’ / photographs by Avier Callejas Sevilla

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The Gingerbread House

"Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." IM"Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.." "Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork...The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds...To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above...A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs.."

As part of the annual ‘Open House’ weekend in London, we managed to get a peak into the beautiful home of architect Laura Dewe Mathews who build and designed her own home in Hackney, East London out of solid cross-laminated timber.

“Nicknamed the Gingerbread House by neighbours, the two-storey house sits behind the reconstructed wall of a former Victorian box factory and its tall windows overlap the mismatched brickwork…The architect drew inspiration from decorative vernacular architecture in Russia to design the cedar-shingle facade, then added windows framed by thick galvanised steel surrounds…To avoid overlooking neighbouring houses, all windows had to be placed on the north-facing street elevation, so Dewe Mathews also added a large skylight to bring in natural light from above…A double-height kitchen and dining room sits below this skylight on one side of the house and opens out to a small patio. The adjoining two-storey structure contains a living room on the ground floor, plus a bedroom, bathroom and small study upstairs..”

/ first set of photographs by Chloe Dewe Mathews

We stand on our own feet

The levitating church - 130-year-old exterior of the Provo Tabernacle, Provo, Utah, USA is raised on stilts as work begins to restore it into a Mormon temple after a devastating fire in December 2010 almost destroyed i The levitating church - 130-year-old exterior of the Provo Tabernacle, Provo, Utah, USA is raised on stilts as work begins to restore it into a Mormon temple after a devastating fire in December 2010 almost destroyed i The levitating church - 130-year-old exterior of the Provo Tabernacle, Provo, Utah, USA is raised on stilts as work begins to restore it into a Mormon temple after a devastating fire in December 2010 almost destroyed i The levitating church - 130-year-old exterior of the Provo Tabernacle, Provo, Utah, USA is raised on stilts as work begins to restore it into a Mormon temple after a devastating fire in December 2010 almost destroyed iThe levitating church - 130-year-old exterior of the Provo Tabernacle, Provo, Utah, USA is raised on stilts as work begins to restore it into a Mormon temple after a devastating fire in December 2010 almost destroyed i

The levitating church – 130-year-old exterior of the Provo Tabernacle, Provo, Utah, USA is raised on stilts as work begins to restore it into a Mormon temple after a devastating fire in December 2010 almost destroyed it / © 2013 by Intellectual Reserve

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We detail

'Wood and the Dog' - a  beautiful small cabin / shelter project in Paesana, Cuneo, Italy by architecture office StudioErrante 'Wood and the Dog' - a  beautiful small cabin / shelter project in Paesana, Cuneo, Italy by architecture office StudioErrante 'Wood and the Dog' - a  beautiful small cabin / shelter project in Paesana, Cuneo, Italy by architecture office StudioErrante 'Wood and the Dog' - a  beautiful small cabin / shelter project in Paesana, Cuneo, Italy by architecture office StudioErrante 'Wood and the Dog' - a  beautiful small cabin / shelter project in Paesana, Cuneo, Italy by architecture office StudioErrante 'Wood and the Dog' - a  beautiful small cabin / shelter project in Paesana, Cuneo, Italy by architecture office StudioErrante

‘Wood and the Dog’ – a  beautiful small cabin / shelter project in Paesana, Cuneo, Italy by architecture office StudioErrante

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We got wet feet

A fascinating capture of a partly submerged roller coaster at the Seaside Heights Boardwalk in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy on November 4th 2012 - photographed by Stephen Wilkes

A fascinating capture of a partly submerged roller coaster at the Seaside Heights Boardwalk in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy on November 4th 2012 – photographed by Stephen Wilkes

There are moments in journalism when the media captures the visual details of a disaster, yet sometimes misses the true scale of devastation. It was with that in mind that on Sunday, November 4th, I flew in a helicopter over a number of the most devastated areas hit by Superstorm Sandy. Specifically, the devastation in and around Seaside Heights, NJ, and in particular The Star Jet roller coaster at Casino Pier, which was now resting in the Atlantic Ocean.

As I flew over the area, the ocean appeared dead calm; there were no waves, the water looked as if I was in the Caribbean, not the Atlantic. That contrast in itself was surreal to experience, yet as we left the devastation below, I was reminded of the iconic image in the film Planet of The Apes. Charlton Heston, riding horseback along a deserted shoreline, suddenly sees a charred structure rising out of the water, the torch of the Statue of Liberty. In a strange way this image shares a parallel universe, perhaps a warning from post-apocalyptic Earth. – Stephen Wilkes

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Our heads are spinning

Magical, living, breathing sculptures by Brookly-based artist Janet Echelman /  Beginning her career as a painter Janet Echelman started working with fishing nets after a shipment of paints was lost in transit during an artist residency in India. Today teams of designers and fabricators work with her as she reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. made out of woven and colored netting Echelman creates massive installations that look like neon colored jelly fish or spiderwebs flowing effortlessly through the sky. Magical, living, breathing sculptures by Brookly-based artist Janet Echelman /  Beginning her career as a painter Janet Echelman started working with fishing nets after a shipment of paints was lost in transit during an artist residency in India. Today teams of designers and fabricators work with her as she reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. made out of woven and colored netting Echelman creates massive installations that look like neon colored jelly fish or spiderwebs flowing effortlessly through the sky. Magical, living, breathing sculptures by Brookly-based artist Janet Echelman /  Beginning her career as a painter Janet Echelman started working with fishing nets after a shipment of paints was lost in transit during an artist residency in India. Today teams of designers and fabricators work with her as she reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. made out of woven and colored netting Echelman creates massive installations that look like neon colored jelly fish or spiderwebs flowing effortlessly through the sky. Magical, living, breathing sculptures by Brookly-based artist Janet Echelman /  Beginning her career as a painter Janet Echelman started working with fishing nets after a shipment of paints was lost in transit during an artist residency in India. Today teams of designers and fabricators work with her as she reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. made out of woven and colored netting Echelman creates massive installations that look like neon colored jelly fish or spiderwebs flowing effortlessly through the sky.Magical, living, breathing sculptures by Brookly-based artist Janet Echelman /  Beginning her career as a painter Janet Echelman started working with fishing nets after a shipment of paints was lost in transit during an artist residency in India. Today teams of designers and fabricators work with her as she reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. made out of woven and colored netting Echelman creates massive installations that look like neon colored jelly fish or spiderwebs flowing effortlessly through the sky. Magical, living, breathing sculptures by Brookly-based artist Janet Echelman /  Beginning her career as a painter Janet Echelman started working with fishing nets after a shipment of paints was lost in transit during an artist residency in India. Today teams of designers and fabricators work with her as she reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. made out of woven and colored netting Echelman creates massive installations that look like neon colored jelly fish or spiderwebs flowing effortlessly through the sky. Magical, living, breathing sculptures by Brookly-based artist Janet Echelman /  Beginning her career as a painter Janet Echelman started working with fishing nets after a shipment of paints was lost in transit during an artist residency in India. Today teams of designers and fabricators work with her as she reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. made out of woven and colored netting Echelman creates massive installations that look like neon colored jelly fish or spiderwebs flowing effortlessly through the sky.

Magical, living, breathing sculptures by Brookly-based artist Janet Echelman /

Beginning her career as a painter Janet Echelman started working with fishing nets after a shipment of paints was lost in transit during an artist residency in India. Today teams of designers and fabricators work with her as she reshapes urban airspace with monumental, fluidly moving sculpture that responds to environmental forces including wind, water, and sunlight. made out of woven and colored netting Echelman creates massive installations that look like neon colored jelly fish or spiderwebs flowing effortlessly through the sky.

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We make things fit

Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment.Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment. Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.  They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment.

Ausbau Apartment Wiesbaden is a minimalist house located in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed by Studio Oink. A small apartment in a popular area in Wiesbaden, familiarly, quiet and bright, these were some wishes of the flat owners. The designers created a light atmosphere with a touch of nature by using natural materials and old furniture.

They painted the walls in “grey” and “patina” to make it more open and roomy. They also exposed the original wood flooring and placed ceramic tiles with a special finish on the kitchen wall. Most furniture is tailor-made for each room, so that the owner would have plenty of storage for the small apartment.

 

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We need camouflage

The 'Green box' project rises as a renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps. A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.(via act romegialli) The 'Green box' project rises as a renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps. A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.(via act romegialli) The 'Green box' project rises as a renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps. A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.(via act romegialli) The 'Green box' project rises as a renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps. A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.(via act romegialli) The 'Green box' project rises as a renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps. A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.(via act romegialli)

Photos of the amazing green box house, by ActRomegialli Architects

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The ‘Green box’ project rises as a renovation of a small disused garage, accessory to a weekend house situated on the slopes of the Raethian Alps.A structure realized with lightweight metal galvanized profiles and steel wires wraps the existent volume and transforms it into a tridimensional support for the climbing vegetation.(via act romegialli)

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We are not alone

'May Day V' by Andreas Gursky /  Andreas Gursky (1955) is a German photographer known for his enormous architecture and landscape color photographs, often employing a high point of view. Though every window opens up to different apartments, different people, this picture indicates in its repetition that there is a great similarity in the way human beings shape their lives.

‘May Day V’ by Andreas Gursky /

Andreas Gursky (1955) is a German photographer known for his enormous architecture and landscape color photographs, often employing a high point of view. Though every window opens up to different apartments, different people, this picture indicates in its repetition that there is a great similarity in the way human beings shape their lives.

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We are getting dizzy

Dutch firm ArchitectenConsort just completed a wavy new skyscraper that brings a fascinating change to the cityscape of Seoul, South Korea. The undulating glass facade of GT Tower East makes it look different from every angle.(via mymodernnet)

Amazing photo of a wavy GT Tower East located in the city of Seoul.

Dutch firm ArchitectenConsort just completed a wavy new skyscraper that brings a fascinating change to the cityscape of Seoul, South Korea. The undulating glass facade of GT Tower East makes it look different from every angle.(via mymodernnet)

We are a bit lost

A Geometric Labyrinth of 200 Fluorescent Lights at Frye Art Museum A Geometric Labyrinth of 200 Fluorescent Lights at Frye Art Museum A Geometric Labyrinth of 200 Fluorescent Lights at Frye Art Museum (4) A Geometric Labyrinth of 200 Fluorescent Lights at Frye Art Museum (1)

‘Through Hollow Lands’ – a geometric labyrinth of 200 fluorescent lights, is an art installation in 2012 by visual artists Etta Lilienthal and Ben Zamora of LILENTHAL|ZAMORA at Frye Art Museum in Seattle. /

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We are cleaning the house

A selection of beautiful white interior spaces ranging from very modern to very rustic and vintage design & architecture A selection of beautiful white interior spaces ranging from very modern to very rustic and vintage design & architecture A selection of beautiful white interior spaces ranging from very modern to very rustic and vintage design & architectureA selection of beautiful white interior spaces ranging from very modern to very rustic and vintage design & architecture A selection of beautiful white interior spaces ranging from very modern to very rustic and vintage design & architectureA selection of beautiful white interior spaces ranging from very modern to very rustic and vintage design & architecture /

A selection of beautiful white interior spaces ranging from very modern to very rustic and vintage design & architecture /

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Layerscapes

Series of photos from the collection Layerscapes, by artist Michel Lamoller  ///  Michel explains his work by saying, “I work with many layers of photographs create a new space. This space, still containing photographic information, gets photographed again. In my work I play with the reality of the image, and also with its space by turning the space-illusion into real space again.”(via artistaday)

Series of photos from the collection Layerscapes, by artist Michel Lamoller  ///  Michel explains his work by saying, “I work with many layers of photographs create a new space. This space, still containing photographic information, gets photographed again. In my work I play with the reality of the image, and also with its space by turning the space-illusion into real space again.”(via artistaday)

Series of photos from the collection Layerscapes, by artist Michel Lamoller  ///  Michel explains his work by saying, “I work with many layers of photographs create a new space. This space, still containing photographic information, gets photographed again. In my work I play with the reality of the image, and also with its space by turning the space-illusion into real space again.”(via artistaday)

Series of photos from the collection Layerscapes, by artist Michel Lamoller

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Michel explains his work by saying, “I work with many layers of photographs create a new space. This space, still containing photographic information, gets photographed again. In my work I play with the reality of the image, and also with its space by turning the space-illusion into real space again.”(via artistaday)

We wrap it up

SLAP is a living useful cabinet: it's linear and simple design makes it unique and very versatile, as it can be positioned in every part of the house. The particular edges of this cabinet lets the wood essence to come out, and they're also functional as flap's handy. Material: Wood and BetaflexSLAP is a living useful cabinet: it's linear and simple design makes it unique and very versatile, as it can be positioned in every part of the house. The particular edges of this cabinet lets the wood essence to come out, and they're also functional as flap's handy. Material: Wood and Betaflex SLAP is a living useful cabinet: it's linear and simple design makes it unique and very versatile, as it can be positioned in every part of the house. The particular edges of this cabinet lets the wood essence to come out, and they're also functional as flap's handy. Material: Wood and Betaflex SLAP is a living useful cabinet: it's linear and simple design makes it unique and very versatile, as it can be positioned in every part of the house. The particular edges of this cabinet lets the wood essence to come out, and they're also functional as flap's handy. Material: Wood and Betaflex

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SLAP is a living useful cabinet: it’s linear and simple design makes it unique and very versatile, as it can be positioned in every part of the house. The particular edges of this cabinet lets the wood essence to come out, and they’re also functional as flap’s handy. Material: Wood and Betaflex (via whatweliketodesign)