“Fish” By Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz, Winner Of The Judge’s Prize
Pedro Luis Ajuriaguerra Saiz/CIOB
Art comes in many shapes and sizes, whether it’s visual, aural or experiential, digital or physical, written or drawn—the list can be as extensive as human imagination and ambition is. Continue reading »
At the very beginning, people developed architecture according to their needs. Protection from the elements and other dangers was the main reason for building a shelter. Over time, other aspects became important too, like seeing from inside the house, being more comfortable, the house looking better. The city also became part of the home. Interior and exterior design became more and more important.
Due to lack of knowledge and materials, the houses were stumpy, the windows were small, walls thick and crooked. However, people learned. The windows became bigger, the walls – slicker, and the overall design – more elegant and beautiful.
SSo what would be the next step in home design? These designers asked the same question and created a series of CG renderings to renovate six old houses from the 21st century, using current and future house design trends.
An Icelandic turf house consists of a wooden frame stuffed with blocks of turf (grass still embedded in the earth) on a stone foundation. Only the front around the doorway is bared. The entrance leads to a big hall (sometimes via an antechamber) with a firepit in the middle. Our renovated turf house complex plays with the ‘badly hidden’ appearance of traditional turf houses, which seem to sink back into the landscape. The steel-frame dome looks partly natural yet completely alien. Panels of turf and timber alternate with glass windows, using reflections to create an improbable, angular mound of grass, wood, and… clouds! In a subtler touch, the wooden planks that form the facades have been rearranged at decorative angles. Continue reading »
A design studio based in South Korea, studio ZIT, just launched a new incredible product: a miniature series of luxury villas for your hamsters! A fascinating and minutious concept that will allows you to chose a more comfy house than a simple cage for your lovely pets! Continue reading »
Since the disintegration of the Soviet Union in 1991, much of the vast empire’s public art—or propaganda—has perished as well. Socialist Realism was the dominant style of the day—that is, art that bolstered the socialist message by glorifying the proletariat and celebrating civic triumphs. Continue reading »
Photographer Kris Provoost Captures Futuristic Chinese Megapolis Where Vertical Infrastructure Clashes With Local Traditions On The Riverbanks
In 1968, China embarked on a journey of reform that saw its once closed-off Communist society open-up to the rapidly globalizing world around it. This transformation of mentality, economics, and culture was set to transform the People’s Republic of China into a modern superpower. Continue reading »
talian artist and photographer Aidan Sartin Conte creates amazing collages exploring the connection between the human mind and its environment in his ‘Chrononauts Stories’ and ‘Where is my mind’ series. Continue reading »
Do you wish to hold an entire city in the palm of your hand? We’ve found something that can make your wish come true. Well, sort of. Art is Therapy studio introduces Teti, a line of architecture rings that allows you to wear an entire city skyline on your finger. Featuring astoundingly detailed skylines from famous cities, each ring encloses your favorite city within the space of your finger. Continue reading »
An architect Alexey Novikov shared some of his works on the web to show how remote places of Russia could look like if they had a bit more care. In fact it does not take too much to make Russian streets more good-looking and comfortable for life. Continue reading »
A.R.D. Bakery is a London based cake design studio specialising in bespoke cakes and chocolates with a unique, graphic style. Continue reading »
The 7 Wonders of the Ancient World was a list of must-see sites for Ancient Greek tourists. Compiled by Antipater of Sidon, a poet in 2nd-century-BCE Greece, with later contributions by figures such as the mathematician Philon of Byzantium, the list remains an important piece of intangible heritage today. Continue reading »
Antonio Basoli was an Italian artist that lived between the 18th and the 19th century working mostly in Bologna. Among other things, he created these beautiful architectural alphabet engravings called Alfabeto Pittorico. I wish there was a place called Alphabet City where all these buildings were real. Continue reading »
Many of us dream about a summer house by the sea; a place where we can while away the long, sun-kissed days in comfort while reestablishing a much-needed connection with nature. Anti Reality, an imaginative page which blurs the lines between art and architecture, has visualized a perfect concept of just such a place. Continue reading »
In the early 1980s the Dutch government granted a large subsidy to the municipality of ‘s-Hertogenbosch situated north-west of Eindhoven. The idea was to create housing for experimental living and from this was born the Bolwoningen. They were the idea of architect Dries Kreijkamp and he wanted to create ‘the optimal experience of nature in all its facets’. Continue reading »
Milan based studio Peter Pichler Architecture has developed a concept for sustainable tree houses in the forest of the Italian Dolomites. Continue reading »
Amazing street scenes by Matt Petosa, a talented photographer, retoucher, and urban explorer based in New York, USA. Matt focuses on street photography and urban landscapes in exquisite detail. He explores New York to capture spectacular cinematic street photos. Continue reading »
Cristian Chierici is an Architect, graduating from the Politecnico of Milan in 2005. He worked in Milan as a 3d visualiser and in 2009 founded his own visualization office CC79. In 2015 he moved to Paris to join LUXIGON and start UFO Visual investigating new approaches to architectural visualisation, computational media and photography. Currently, he is a Milan Director at Luxigon. Continue reading »
Alberobello: The Italian Fairytale-Like Village In Beautiful Pictures By Tania Depascalis And Tiago Marques
Alberobello is a town in Italy’s Apulia region. It’s known for its trulli, whitewashed stone huts with conical roofs. The hilltop Rione Monti district has hundreds of them. The 18th-century Trullo Sovrano is a 2-level trulli. Furniture and tools at the Museo del Territorio Casa Pezzolla re-create life in the trulli as it was centuries ago. Southwest of town is the Casa Rossa, a WWII internment camp. Continue reading »
Peter earned his BA degree as an economist and later graduated from the Photography MA programme of the Moholy-Nagy University Art and Design in Budapest, Hungary. Interested in collective memory, his photo story Victory is an exploration of Hungarian public and industrial buildings that have been either abandoned or modified. Owing to the various degrees of erosion and reconstruction they have experienced, these buildings have taken on an alternative, and at times, grotesque, identity. They have become subjects of collective remembrance — instances of a nation’s socio-political psyche. Continue reading »
Eric Tabuchi takes portraits of buildings, showing them in isolation so we can best wonder why, how and who made them? Place his images side by side and you construct ideas of what we are now. It’s diverse. You think you know what Eric’s native France looks like and then – bam! – Eric shows you the things those oh-so civilised French build to live in and around. It’s not all cobbles, je ne sais quoi and gargoyles. Continue reading »
Featuring the radical and visionary Modernist and Brutalist architecture of Skopje, by architects such as Kenzo Tange, Janko Konstantinov, Marko Mušič and many others, this two-sided bilingual guide includes a map, an introduction by Skopje-based experts, details of over forty buildings and structures, and original photography.
Modernist Skopje Map is edited by Ana Ivanovska Deskova, Vladimir Deskov, Jovan Ivanovski and Ljubica Slavkovic. Photography is by Vase Amanito. Continue reading »
A 20+ year collection of photographs documenting Hong Kong’s hauntingly beautiful construction sites encaged (cocooned!) in bamboo scaffolding, draped in brightly hued material.
Since 1993, Peter Steinhauer has documented the many facets of Asian culture, with a keen eye for architecture, urban landscape and man-made structures and environments. On his first visit to Hong Kong in 1994, arriving at the old Kai Tak International Airport, Steinhauer noticed a very large structure encaged in bamboo and swathed in yellow material–standing out beneath a canopy of clouds, glowing against the monochromatic, urban skyline. Hong Kong is the final stronghold of the bamboo scaffolders who once practiced their trade at construction sites throughout Asia. Continue reading »
A new exhibition at New York’s Museum of Modern Art focuses on the period of intense construction in the former Yugoslavia between its break with the Soviet bloc in 1948 and the death of the country’s longtime leader Josip Broz Tito in 1980
Photographs by Valentin Jeck, commissioned by Moma, 2016.
Situated between the capitalist West and the socialist East, Yugoslavia’s postwar architects responded to contradictory demands and influences by developing an architecture both in line with and distinct from the design approaches seen elsewhere in Europe and beyond. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 at New York’s Museum of Modern Art from 15 July to 13 January. Monument to the Battle of the Sutjeska, Miodrag Živković, 1965–71, Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Continue reading »
Lorente Cervantes is a photographer who captures tourists and the architecture of spa towns, in the region of Murcia, Spain. His subjects? Resident who came there to relax. A mix of pastel tone colours this dull and unique landscape. Continue reading »
Striking Three-Dimensional Interventions by Mr. June Layer Geometric Paintings Onto Architectural Elements
Since 1985 David Louf, aka Mr. June, has been creating striking urban interventions, recently producing murals that layer three-dimensional effects onto architectural elements. Within the last year his vibrant geometric abstractions have challenged viewer’s perceptions in projects across the world. Continue reading »
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