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Would you live in a wooden skyscraper?

A Douglas fir tree is a marvel of natural engineering. The trunk, made mostly of slender dead cells each a few millimeters long, can reach heights of …

Skyscrapers

One World Trade Center is big on green design

Taking its name from the North Tower that was destroyed on September 11, 2001, the One World Trade Center rises to a symbolic height of <i>exactly</i> 1,776 …

Skyscrapers

Abstract Series 8 by Rafael Salazar

Harvard unveils massive Bauhaus collection online

Wowza<p>Design nerds better sit down for this: Harvard Art Museums just unveiled a 32,000-work-strong online collection of objects related to Bauhaus, no doubt last century’s most influential school of art and design (and host to the best costume parties.) Originally based in three German cities, …

Bauhaus

7 Environmental Artists Fighting for Change

Robert Morris - One of the Pioneers of Land Art<p>Apart from being one of the most important theoreticians of Minimalism, Robert Morris is known for his …

How the Morphing Cylinders of the 'Illusion of the Year' Work

The brain loves a right angle.<p>Like most people sharing this around today, the Neural Correlate Society's "Illusion of the Year" blew my mind a bit the first few times I watched it. But, even then, I got the sense that this is probably pretty simple and the illusion probably has to do with the …

Mathematics

Abstract Architecture Photography by Dirk Bakker

• shares<br>• Share on Facebook<br>• Tumblr<br>• VKontakte<br>• Reddit<br>• Flipboard<p><b>Dirk Bakker</b> a.k.a. macenzo is a talented photographer and graphic designer with a unique eye for …

China’s Apricot Blossom Will Take Your Breath Away (13 Pics)

Far up in the north west of China lies the province of Xinjiang, and far up in the north west of Xinjiang lies Yili. It’s incredibly remote, but that …

Carl Burton’s Surreal Monochromatic GIFs

Digital artist and animator Carl Burton creates quick atmospheric GIFs that blend elements of science fiction and surrealism. Glittering illuminated …

GIF Animations

These Contemporary Aboriginal Artists Made an Impact for their Culture

Marcia Purdie - An Ochre Minimal Painter<p>An Aboriginal artist from East Kimberly, Marcia Purdie creates paintings that are much inspired by the land …

Projections on a Metal Sculpture Visualize Next-Level Geometry

Can Buyukberber's projection-mapped, laser-cut surface visualizes multiple geometric dimensions<p>Humans can only see in three dimensions, but that doesn’t stop artists from trying to visualize more. <i>Unifield</i>, a form experiment by artist Can Buyukberber, is a physical-digital hybrid, created from …

Digital Art

Creating Abstract Art With a Microscope

Mature Condition, Ovary of a Butterfly, 1927<br>Carl Strüwe—Steven Kasher Gallery<p>1 of 13<p>Documentary could not appear, at first, further from the practice …

Landscape Photography

Alex Sanson’s Wildly Imaginative Kinetic, Moving Sculptures

Melbourne, Australia based artist Alex Sanson began sculpting in the early 90s with a series of small, toy-like sculptures greatly inspired by …

Art

9 Artists to Watch This May

From a superhero of American art who is dropping five megaton artworks on Chelsea to a new photographer making his debut at one of the city's most …

Iranian Field Study

In the autumn of 2006, <b>Art of Islamic Pattern</b> tutor Richard Henry from visited Iran in order to research material for a new <b>British Museum</b> course</i> …

Stunning Drone Photos Of Hong Kong's High-rise Dense Landscape

This series of drone photos by Andy Yeung reveal just how tightly packed the city of Hong Kong is. Using a bird's eye view, Yeung shows us exactly …

There’s A Proposal To Build 1,000 Ft Walls Around An Excavated Central Park

Designers Yitan Sun and Jianshi Wu want to make New York’s Central Park available to more people by digging down to the bedrock of the park. The idea …

New York City

300-Year-Old Library Features Beautiful Long Hall Filled With Thousands of Books

This colossal hall is a book lover's paradise. Known as the Long Room, this magnificent chamber is nearly 65 meters (213 feet) in length and home to over 200,000 rare books. It forms the main portion of the Old Library at Trinity College in Dublin, which is both the largest library in Ireland and …

Books

Camera Pointed Upwards Captures the Mesmerizing Ceilings of Iran's Ornate Architecture

Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji has an affinity for capturing the breathtaking nature of Iran's grand architecture. His series of photographs showcase the mesmerizing details built into the ceilings of the nation's beautiful palaces, historic houses, cathedrals, bazaars, and mosques. Flipping through …

South Asia

Photographer Captures the Ethereal Beauty of London Cloaked in Thick Fog

London is known for its epic fog that cloaks buildings and landmarks in a thick gray haze, offering little visibility as it seemingly dwarfs the surrounding landscape. Photographer Radu Negru (aka The Radu) captures these ethereal sights as he walks past barely-noticeable monuments like Big Ben and …

Photography

Macro Photos Reveal Magnificent Details of Peacock Feathers

These psychedelic images may resemble man-made fabric weavings or coiled chains of iridescent beads, but in fact, they're close-ups of exquisite biological beauties: peacock feathers. They're the work of Waldo Nell, a Canadian software engineer and photographer who unites his passions for science …

Photography

Glittering Nighttime Photos of Airplanes Highlight the Majestic Beauty of Flight

Azul Obscura captures a view of aircrafts that often goes unseen by ordinary passengers. Standing on the runway, the Osaka-based photographer documents the planes as they approach the airstrip and safely make their landing. Although this is a common routine, Obscura’s visual style—specifically, his …

Photography

Coloring Book Celebrates Mathematical Beauty of Nature with Hand-Drawn Golden Ratio Illustrations

Rafael Araujo's hand-drawn Golden Ratio illustrations are a beautiful fusion of art with science. For the past 40 years, the Venezuelan architect and illustrator has been perfecting his amazing drawings that are all connected by this common theme. Armed with nothing but a pencil, compass, ruler, …

Drawing

Happy Birthday Yayoi Kusama, One Of The Most Famous Living Artists Today

Yayoi Kusama was born on March 22, 1929, in Matsumoto, Japan. At 10 years old, she began to experience hallucinations, specifically, of polka dots -- symbols that, to her, simultaneously represented earth, moon, sun and human beings. She channeled these visions into works of art, dizzying swarms of …

Art

Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Splendor In East Germany

Christian Richter grew up in the former German Democratic Republic. When the wall came down and Germany was again united under one flag, many people …

Manipulable Geometry: The Mathematics of Paper-Folding

In this ongoing series, we ask SF/F authors to describe a specialty in their lives that has nothing (or very little) to do with writing. Join us as …

Mathematics

7 Times Mathematics Became Art And Blew Our Minds

So pretty.<p>While maths might seem like a purely formulaic pursuit, the patterns and ratios it produces can help create some of history's most striking …

The art and beauty of mathematics | Cosmos

<b>These delicate shapes aren’t whimsical penstrokes</b> on a canvas hanging on a gallery wall – at their heart lies simple mathematical concepts taught in …