Re-Imagining New York’s Central Park after an Eco-Terrorist Attack

On this day, one hundred years ago, Central Park’s vegetation was suddenly wiped out. In a few days, one of the world’s most cherished landscapes disappeared without a trace. The Gaians were extremely violent in drawing attention to the planetary destruction we were causing. Periods of mourning following brutal attacks are often pivotal in the collective … Continue reading Re-Imagining New York’s Central Park after an Eco-Terrorist Attack

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Jaw-Dropping Images of Moscow as Winter Wonderland

It’s no great stretch to associate Moscow with the winter – after all, the stock image of a Russian usually includes full coat, furry hat, the whole nine yards. What we’ve seldom seen are representations of the beauty of the Russian winter, and that’s where Kristina Makeeva comes in. Source: Jaw-Dropping Images of Moscow as … Continue reading Jaw-Dropping Images of Moscow as Winter Wonderland

Portfolio of the new architecture of “Großmarkthalle Frankfurt”,…

Portfolio of the new architecture of “Großmarkthalle Frankfurt”, 1928. Typography: Hans Leistikow. Via Nosbüsch Stucke Source: Portfolio of the new architecture of “Großmarkthalle Frankfurt”,...

in sicily, a high school courtyard becomes a strong and striking centerpiece

in the courtyard of a high school in sicily, artist alex brewer — better known as HENSE — has painted a strong and striking composition that stands out among the region’s earth-toned architecture. ‘our hope is for the work we painted in the courtyard at liceo scientifico to add an element of inspiration and curiosity for the students of … Continue reading in sicily, a high school courtyard becomes a strong and striking centerpiece

Moody Street Photos Of London After Dark By Luke Holbrook

Stunning street shots at night by Luke Holbrook, a talented self-taught photographer, retoucher, and urban explorer currently based in London, England. Luke focuses on urban and street photography. He is a master of night photography. Source: Moody Street Photos Of London After Dark By Luke Holbrook

Hong Kong By André Josselin

The artist took this series while producing a short movie for a brand in Hong-Kong. Inspired by a lot of neon-tumblr blocks and movies like blade runner and ghost in the shell, André Gosselin made these images while wandering around the city. « I started photography like 9 years ago, with a camera my dad … Continue reading Hong Kong By André Josselin

AD Classics: Arts United Center / Louis Kahn

In 1961, the architect Louis I. Kahn was commissioned by the Fine Arts Foundation to design and develop a large arts complex in central Fort Wayne, Indiana. The ambitious Fine Art Center, now known as the Arts United Center, would cater to the community of 180,000 by providing space for an orchestra, theatre, school, gallery, … Continue reading AD Classics: Arts United Center / Louis Kahn

Outdoor lighting by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost

  These dimmable outdoor lights were designed by the architect Dominique Perrault and the designer Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, a beautiful interpretation of the traditional tube light of Samode. Adjustable via your smartphone, the luminaires called Gude and Kyhn are available for indoor and outdoor use and fit perfectly in a contract and domestic context. Source: Outdoor … Continue reading Outdoor lighting by Dominique Perrault and Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost

A Photographer Sees the Sites in Morocco

Growing up in New Zealand, London-based photographer Adrienne Pitts (@hellopoe) always had the urge to travel. “We are so far removed from everything there at the bottom of the world that we are taught at an early age to spread our wings and fly,” she explained. She recently booked a trip to Morocco with some … Continue reading A Photographer Sees the Sites in Morocco

10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

From a floating university to a network of black female architects, Phineas Harper offers an alternative guide to the year's most important happenings in architecture. A barrage of "top 10" articles come out at the end of every year, trumpeting the best films, plays, exhibitions and so on of the previous 12 months. Source: 10 … Continue reading 10 architecture breakthroughs you might have missed in 2018

Flashy trashy Las Vegas

How Flashy, Trashy Las Vegas Has Played Muse to Artists

What, exactly, is Las Vegas? “A place where millions of suckers flew in every year on their own nickel, and left behind about a billion dollars. But at night, you couldn’t see the desert.” That’s Robert De Niro’s character from the film Casino (1995) talking about the city and the wasteland that surrounds it. Source: … Continue reading How Flashy, Trashy Las Vegas Has Played Muse to Artists

Wandering in Kyoto

Japan Highlight Video Here is a copy of our Japanese highlight video from early in the year – enjoy! Daily Photo – Wandering in Kyoto I don’t think I would ever get tired when wandering around streets in Japan. I can’t quite figure out my fascination with it. Source: Wandering in Kyoto

Fondazione Prada Torre / OMA

Fondazione Prada Torre / OMA Save this picture! © Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada + 24 Save this picture! © Bas Princen. Courtesy Fondazione Prada Text description provided by the architects. The 60-meters high Torre is realized in exposed white concrete. The new building further develops the repertoire of different exhibition conditions that together define … Continue reading Fondazione Prada Torre / OMA

HIIHUB / HII Architects

© MD Pursuit Architects: HII Architects Location: No. 420, Section 2, Shulin St, South District, Tainan City, Taiwan Executive Designers: Jing-Yuan Hu, Kao-Chun Huang, Bin-Chuan Lai, Chia-Hern Wei Lighting Designer: Bo-Kuan Wu Visual Design: block design Block.tw Area: 364.0 m2 Project Year: 2016 Photographs: MD Pursuit © MD Pursuit Text description provided by the architects. … Continue reading HIIHUB / HII Architects

Magasins Généraux window signs

Contributed by Production Type Source: http://www.buildingparis.fr © Building Paris/Julien Lelièvre. License: All Rights Reserved. In 2013, T&P Work UNit has been commissioned to conceive BETC’s new offices in Les Magasins Généraux warehouses, Pantin, France, a former granary well known for becoming the favorite graffiti artists’ playground for almost a decade (interactive exploration of the building). Parisian studio … Continue reading Magasins Généraux window signs

Quote from Farenheit 451

Ray Bradbury – Quote

Those who don't build must burn - Ray Bradbury

Sydney to Chateau Vaux le Vicomte in under a minute

This morning I took time out of my busy schedule to have a wander around the sumptuous Vaux-le-Vicomte one of the many Chateaus around Paris. This trip was sponsored by the Google Art project, and after setting up my iMac deskspace, I was there within under a minute. My Wife has been watching the joint … Continue reading Sydney to Chateau Vaux le Vicomte in under a minute

Observe the Aurora Borealis From Snøhetta’s Swedish Treetop Cabin

Gazing up, the first thing you notice when viewing the 33-foot tall cabin, The 7th Room , is its base, an aluminum covering featuring black and white images of the pine trees that surround the structure. Used as camouflage, this exterior panel immerses the treetop cabin into its environment, blurring the boundaries between the building … Continue reading Observe the Aurora Borealis From Snøhetta’s Swedish Treetop Cabin

Horst P. Horst, Dress by Mainbocher, 1936

Chicago weather by Neal Kumar

Chicago weather by Neal Kumar Neal Kumar: Photos Source: Chicago weather by Neal Kumar

Something Different: Using a Telephoto Lens for Landscape Photography

Yep, a Telephoto Lens for Landscape Photography! When photographers encounter the dreaded creative rut , it is often accompanied by feelings of panic or despair and an overwhelming drive to climb out of the merciless void that seems to have gobbled up all your creative energy. Source: Something Different: Using a Telephoto Lens for Landscape … Continue reading Something Different: Using a Telephoto Lens for Landscape Photography