We illuminate

Series of photos from the giant Mirazozo Luminarium, a giant sculptural installation that people enter to be moved to a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color, art, architecture, sculpture, light, neon light, illumination, installation, Sydney opera Series of photos from the giant Mirazozo Luminarium, a giant sculptural installation that people enter to be moved to a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color, art, architecture, sculpture, light, neon light, illumination, installation, Sydney opera Series of photos from the giant Mirazozo Luminarium, a giant sculptural installation that people enter to be moved to a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color, art, architecture, sculpture, light, neon light, illumination, installation, Sydney opera Series of photos from the giant Mirazozo Luminarium, a giant sculptural installation that people enter to be moved to a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color, art, architecture, sculpture, light, neon light, illumination, installation, Sydney opera

/// Series of photos from the giant Mirazozo Luminarium, a giant sculptural installation that people enter to be moved to a sense of wonder at the beauty of light and color.

As described by the creators

“Built in 2010, Mirazozo makes extensive use of an ‘illuminated seam’ feature where luminous seam lines create a scintillating lattice of light.

The pattern of these neon-like strips induce the viewer’s gaze to shift between different perceptions of the same view – an effect one encounters in the contemplative geometric surface design of Islamic art and architecture.

Mirazozo’s center dome is the largest open space structure that Architects of Air has built – one particularly suitable for hosting performances. Mirazozo was conceived to be very modular and to permit compact configurations.”

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We get twisted

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Photo series from the famous Pavilion of Spain at the Expo of Shanghai in 2010, designed by Benedetta Tagliabue / EMBT.

// The pavilion was a steel structure covered with twisted wicker panels. The wicker covers were woven by Spanish handcrafters in different patterns and different colors of wicker. The panels finally were covered by a special waterproofing material. They were also contributing to the thermal comfort of the pavilion taking into account the local climate.

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We layer

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Photograph series of the interior of the Design Republic Commune, located in the center of Shanghai, by Neri & Hu architects, photographed by Pedro Pegenaute. The project is situated within the historic relic of the Police Headquarters built by the British during the 1910s and it is meant to be a gathering space for designers and design patrons.

We stretch

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Photograph of the stunning ING Building located at 20 Washington Ave. in Minneapolis that shows a modern interpretation of the Parthenon that emerged after the destruction of the 1960’s. The Seattle born architect Minuro Yamasaki is best known for the design of the Twin Towers in New York.

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Tangled up

chiharushiotainsilence2 When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

chiharu shiota - In silence installation When I first set my eyes on Japan-born, Berlin-based artist Chiharu Shiota's work, I wasn't sure if I was looking at an installation or a dark charcoal illustration. Though the piece echoes sketch-like imagery, it is in fact an installation piece involving a burnt piano in a room ravaged by black wool. The work known as In Silence is inspired by Shiota's own traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor's house burn down. The charred piano is a direct memory of her neighbor's grand piano blazed up in smoke.  There is a melancholic aura that hovers throughout the incinerated room filled with singed furniture. The miles of thread woven in, around, and through each item within the space adds a feeling of entrapment. The way it engulfs the room's furnishings encapsulates the destructive and overwhelming nature of flames that have possessed one's material properties.

Photography of an installation created by Japanese artist Chiharu Shiota.

/// The installation, named ” In Silence”, was inspired by one of the artist’s personal traumatic memories as a child, having witnessed her neighbor’s house burning down. The pieces tangled up in black thread are echoing a sketch-like imagery and the burnt piano is in fact a direct memory of the artist, as it resembles her neighbor’s piano blazed up in smoke.

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Growing interest

Takanori Aiba-bonsai sculpture made out of resin clay and stone tree house bonsai, artist art interesting sculpture tree branches grow towards the floor

Takanori Aiba-bonsai sculpture made out of resin clay and stone tree house bonsai, artist art interesting sculpture tree branches grow towards the floor

Takanori Aiba-bonsai sculpture made out of resin clay and stone tree house bonsai, artist art interesting sculpture tree branches grow towards the floor

Photograph of an incredibly delicate bonsai sculpture with an integrated castle tree-house. /// Featured in the series of sculptures made by the Japanese artist Takanori Aiba out of stone clay / resin clay / epoxy putty / hinoki veneer sheet / balsa veneer sheet / copper line / plastic/ resin/ Japanese ash. For more check here

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We are going back

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Dreamy view of a series of colorful brick facades in front of a canal in Amsterdam. The image shows the interesting narrow shaped facades as part of the vernacular brick architecture of the merchants’ houses in the city of Amsterdam, Netherlands. Photography by Anna Gett

Weekend cottage

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Beautiful photograph of a romantic, rustic weekend cottage and garden placed right on a canal in Bruges, Belgium / photographed by Imogen Cunliffe

Pressure is on

alicia-martin puking building. Artist Alicia Martin's tornado of books shoot out a window like a burst of water from a giant hose. The Spain-based artist's sculptural installation at Casa de America, Madrid depicts a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of a building. The whirlwind of literature defies gravity and draws attention with its grandeur size. There have been three site-specific installations, thus far, of the massive sculptural works in this series known as Biografias, translated as Biographies, that each feature approximately 5,000 books sprawled out around and atop one another.  Martin's giant book structures give life to the inanimate objects filled with knowledge. By constructing the curving towers with a rather free and disheveled exterior, while maintaining a sturdy core, the books' loose pages are free to blow and rustle in the wind, allowing the piece to be further animated. Take a look at the short video, below, to see the piece in motion.

alicia martin art books building installation sculpture stream of books reading kunst artist creative incredible alicia-martin puking building. Artist Alicia Martin's tornado of books shoot out a window like a burst of water from a giant hose. The Spain-based artist's sculptural installation at Casa de America, Madrid depicts a cavalcade of books streaming out of the side of a building. The whirlwind of literature defies gravity and draws attention with its grandeur size. There have been three site-specific installations, thus far, of the massive sculptural works in this series known as Biografias, translated as Biographies, that each feature approximately 5,000 books sprawled out around and atop one another.  Martin's giant book structures give life to the inanimate objects filled with knowledge. By constructing the curving towers with a rather free and disheveled exterior, while maintaining a sturdy core, the books' loose pages are free to blow and rustle in the wind, allowing the piece to be further animated. Take a look at the short video, below, to see the piece in motion.

Photograph of an art installation series presenting buildings around Madrid pouring out thousands of books, by Spanish artist Alicia Martin.

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We are dreaming

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Photograph of a beautiful curved band of aurora over the snowy Swedish Lapland. The phenomenon of  Northern Lights (also called Aurora Borealis) occurs when large numbers of electrons stream in towards the Earth along its magnetic field and collide with air particles. The air then lights up rather like what happens in a fluorescent light tube. The resulting colors of the Northern Lights reflect the gases that we find up there. The charged particles originate from the sun, and the weather conditions on the sun decide whether or not we will see the aurora. Photography by  Antony Spencer

We had a weird dream

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abyssal regina silveira brazilian artist optical illusion It is a constellation of photographic works, installations and objects, always monochromatic (black over white), reverberating with each other, which she considers as "a reflection of projected shadows, materialized as visual parody of the projective codes of the linear perspective, of the theory of shadows, of photography and of the topographic drawings." In the establishment of visual structures, based on the infraction of laws of the projection system of classical perspective, she was mostly interested in the use of viewpoints and visual angles, as she still is today.

Photograph of an illusional black and white space materialised as a visual parody called “Abyssal”, by brazilian artist Regina Silveira

It is a constellation of photographic works, installations and objects, always monochromatic (black over white), reverberating with each other, which she considers as “a reflection of projected shadows, materialized as visual parody of the projective codes of the linear perspective, of the theory of shadows, of photography and of the topographic drawings.” In the establishment of visual structures, based on the infraction of laws of the projection system of classical perspective, she was mostly interested in the use of viewpoints and visual angles, as she still is today.

We need an umbrella

Colorful Umbrella Art Installation These candy-colored umbrellas suspended over an Águeda street are present rain or shine. Installed by an as-yet-unidentified artist portuguese design studio ivotavares, the unique canopy lends a zany feel to the cobblestone Portuguese road. Flickr photographer  recently shot these great photos and she writes “In July, in Águeda (a Portuguese town), some streets are decorated with colorful umbrellas. I felt like a kid, amazed by all that color!” She calls it Umbrella Sky.
Photograph of suspended candy-colored umbrellas over an Águeda street in Portugal, by design studio Ivotavares / photographer Patrícia Almeida

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Photograph of suspended candy-colored umbrellas over an Águeda street in Portugal, by design studio Ivotavares / by photographer Patrícia Almeida

Merry Christmas

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Photograph of little boy contemplating the height of the city’s 75-foot Christmas tree in Payrow Plaza, Pennsylvania USA

We are falling

Angel Falls, and nearby Dragon and Cortina Falls in Venezuela Dragon Falls are part of the Angel Falls located in Venezuela. This Venezuela  watterfals are biggest in the world with height of little above 3,200 ft. Waterfalls drops from the edge of Auyantepui mountain in the Canaima National Park. Whole region is under UNESCO World Heritage.

Angel Falls, and nearby Dragon and Cortina Falls in Venezuela1

Photograph of the stunning Dragon Falls the biggest waterfals in the world with height above 3200ft located at the Cainama National Park in Venezuela, by Dmitry Moiseenko

We are making our way

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Photograph of narrow and deep canyon leading to the rock-carved rose-red city of Petra, full of mysterious charm, it was “designed to strike wonder into all who entered it”.

Photograph of a narrow canyon leading to the mystical Rose-Red City of Petra in Jordan / unknown photographer

We are under de-construction

‘USS Macon (ZRS-5)- construction of a huge zeppelin carcass steel workers ladders gigantic construction architecture aerospace engineeringUSS Macon (ZRS-5) was an airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting. She served as a ”flying aircraft carrier”, launching Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk biplane fighters. In service for less than two years, in 1935 Macon was damaged in a storm and lost off California’s Big Sur coast.’

Photograph of the breathtaking USS Macon (ZRS-5) , an airship built and operated by the United States Navy for scouting / unknown photographer

We want a waffle

The Metropol Parasol - The world's largest wooden structure What is there not to like about Metropol Parasol?  The waffle-like crown structure in Seville, Spain has been finally completed in April 2011 after a competition held by the city of Seville in 2004.  Located at Plaza de la Encarnacion, the stunning sequence of undulating parasols comprises the world's largest wooden structure. The Metropol Parasol project was part of the redevelopment of the Plaza de la Encarnacíon, designed by J. MAYER H. Architects, this project becomes the new icon for Seville, a place of identification and to articulate Seville's role as one of the world´s most fascinating cultural destinations.

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Photograph of the world’s largest waffle-like wooden structure , The Parasol Metropol, in Sevilia Spain, by J.Mayer architects / photographer Fernando Alda

We Design

This refined shed is the first of several new buildings to be constructed as part of a small cluster that includes an 1840s cottage at a historic farming property in Tasmania. Built on the site of the original shearing shed, the 130-square-metre building with modest accommodation for eight shearers, rural contractors and visitors has been settled into the land, almost tailored to the landscape, such that it sits in deference to, and in contrast with, the original homestead perched on the cliff. Other inspired contextual relationships have been formed by aligning the building with the fall of the land on the south and the line of the 1840s cottage on the north. The skillion on the west transforms to a wide gable as the plan broadens to make space for the communal room and to open towards a view over the ocean. Very much a sophisticated shed that has been built using many recycled materials, sheeted externally in corrugated galvanized iron and beautifully lined internally entirely with timber, each of its rooms enjoys a different framed view of the landscape and benefits from a well-tempered environment year-round via passive systems.

Photograph of a wooden cabin in Tasmania by John Wardle architects, by Trevor Main

We feel blue

Japanese artist Makoto Tojikil is fascinated by light. He uses it in ways that create amazing illusions and out-of-this-world experiences in a subtle, inquisitive way. art installation light art LED art blue man photograph photography image

Light installation of a blue – man hologram, by Japanese artist Makoto Tojikil

We get inspired

Frozen bubbles in a Canadian Lake -Emmanuel Coupe.This image was taken in winter time in a arid area of the Canadian Rockies. Temperatures where below -30 degrees Celsius yet because there was no snow fall the surface of the lake was uncovered allowing me to see and capture the bubbles (gas release from lake bed) that were trapped in the frozen waters. Strange patterns alien landscape photography photos wild nature.
This image was taken in winter time in a arid area of the Canadian Rockies. Temperatures where below -30 degrees Celsius yet because there was no snow fall the surface of the lake was uncovered allowing me to see and capture the bubbles (gas release from lake bed) that were trapped in the frozen waters.

Photograph of frozen bubbles trapped under the clear surface of a frozen lake, situated in an arid area of the Canadian Rockies, by Emmanuel Coupe Kalomiris

We are confused

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Aerial photo of spaghetti  like tangled slides in a colorful theme park, by Alex MacLean

Looking for attention

The Hyllie Water Tower is located in Malmö, Sweden, in the Hyllie district. Ever since it was completed in 1973, it stands 62 meters high.  Its elegant, science fiction-like shape was drawn up by architect Karl Ivar Stål from the Stockholm-based Kjessler and Mannerstråle architects (now WSP Sweden?). And although the water tower has a panorama floor in the top, I’d happily look at it from the outside!

Dramatic photograph of the minimalistic Hylie Water Tower, located in Mälmo – Sweden, by  Kim Høltermand

We make things transparent

Based on Orproject’s research into anisotropic sheet morphologies, the geometries have here been used in a structural orthogonal orientation and form a system of columns, arches and vaults, all based on single-curved elements. The resulting field of lines takes the viewer’s eye across the structure and into the sky, and like a giant flower Ban is hovering in the air above Beijing’s ancient Hutong roofs.

Photograph of “Ban” Pavilion designed by Orproject . A construction from bent polymer sheets which form a self-supporting structure and create shapes and volume from a multitude of leaves.

Reaching for the weekend

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Large scale sculpture of a hand called “Mano de Desierto” situated in Atacama Desert in Chile, by artist  Mario Irarrázabal

We want to escape

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Installation of 101 suspended empty birdcages called “Forgotten Songs”, by Michael Thomas Hill

We travel in time

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A caption of speed and motion in a subway tunnel during the night

Metro – Study 2, Copenhagen 2012 / photograph by Ronny Behnert

We want to travel

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Photograph of wooden maneken dolls

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We miss the city lights

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Animation of the hectic flow of car – lights in the sleepless metropolis

Animation of the hectic flow of car – lights in the sleepless metropolis

After the storm

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Photograph of a boat floating in the lake Kallavesi in Finland, by Olli Kekäläinen / edited by Calvin Dexter

Space in 2-Dimensions

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Aerial photo of red sloped roofs in Bavaria, by Klaus Leidorf

We keep notes

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Art Installation “Reversed City” in Echigo – Tsumari art Field, by  Pascale Marthine Tayou

 

 

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Looking for the finish line

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Photograph of a car in the fourth stage of the 2011 Argentina – Chile Dakar Rally , by Natacha Pisarenko

Colour peaks

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Colourful facade of the Mira retail centre, by Chapman Taylor architects / photography by Nick Frank

We glimmer

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Photograph of the glowing Empire State building during the night

We like variety

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A boat trip on the peaceful Li River is the absolute high point of any visit to Guilin. A cruise from Guilin to Yangshuo, visitors will experience the winding and twisting Li River, goes past the many bizarre mountains whose shapes have inspired and fired the Chinese imagination, the Elephant Trunk Mountain, Old Man Mountain, Pagoda Mountain and Hole Mountain. Cormorant fishermen in narrow bamboo boats, bathing children, water buffaloes, small settlement and women doing their washing on the banks of the river can be seen along the way. Yangshuo, at the end of the boat journey is today a developed village that thrives mainly on tourism and seems to have nothing but tourist shops.

Guilin, China / photographed by Avi Abrams

Illusion

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Space Asia Hub by WOHA Architects – photographer Patrick Bingham – Hall

We lost track

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Photograph of a train track network – ‘the Net’ by artist Julio Lopez Saguar

We stitch things together

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Caixa forum building in Madrid by Herzog & de Meuron

Next Station: Berlin

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photograph of a landing airplane – Picture of the Boeing 737-8AS aircraft

Photograph by Marc Fulton

We are planning a trip

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World map carpets by Area Pavimenti

We are on track

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Tracks through the residential area of Hanoi
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Tracks through the residential area of Hanoi, / photography by Arno Kohlem

Living on a tree

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Tree Hotel architecture in sweden scandinavia romantic weekend tree house forest modern design

Tree Hotel architecture in sweden scandinavia romantic weekend tree house forest modern design

The “Tree hotel” in Sweden

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WE NEED TO GET OUT MORE

Peeing our pants..in a good way :)

we would pee our pants…in a good way