/// 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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// 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.