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Sand Creatures Suspended in Midair by Claire Droppert | Colossal

<p>For her latest photographic series titled Sand Creatures, Rotterdam-based photographer Claire Droppert hurled clumps of sand through the air and …

A 3-D Printed Desert Tower Made Of Sand

When erecting skyscrapers in the desert, why not build out of the most plentiful material around? That’s the idea behind a new proposal for a group of 3-D printed sand skyscrapers, a scientific research facility called “Sand Babel.” The speculative design earned an honorable mention in eVolo …

Modern Family Home by Architekten Wannenmacher + Möeller GmbH

The Architecture of a Modern Residence in Weinheim, Germany.<p>This beautiful house in Weinheim, Germany was designed by Architekten Wannenmacher + …

Architecture

My Modern Shop Spotlight – Shane Hawk’s Stunning Landscapes

When 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky, the results are these magical landscapes filled with glistening waters and vibrant skies that seem electric. By capturing reflections that blur the lines between sky and land, he redefines how we perceive the world. The …

Natural Beauty

Elevated Minimalist House Designed for a Photographer

Welsh architectural practice Hyde + Hyde Architects transformed an unused quarry into a residential area where they built a unique home for a photographer on the edge of Brecon National Park in Pontypridd, Wales. To avoid touching the walls of the quarry, Hyde + Hyde came up with the innovative …

Architecture

A Sprawling Wall-Sized Mural Drawn With Only a Black Sharpie by Sean Sullivan | Colossal

<p>After 7 long months of obsessively scribbling away on a large wall, artist Sean Sullivan “threw in the towel,” in part because he had exceeded his …

Articles about modern renovations historic buildings on Dwell.com - Dwell

What constitutes good modern design in a historic district? Kansas City architecture firm Kem Studio proposes a solution that...<p>If you can't get enough of historic architecture, then consider one of these heritage hotels that have been modernized in all the...<p>Dwell's handy-dandy how-to guide on …

9 Of The World’s Most Inventive Tiny Buildings

In architecture, bigger isn’t always better. See some of the world’s coolest small buildings here, from a hut on sleds to a walk-in fireplace.<p>Most people tend to describe their dream houses as sprawling and palatial–but maybe that’s because they haven’t yet seen the gorgeous and inventive nooks …

What Famous Paintings Reveal About Pollution

A masterfully painted sunset can be more than just great art. It also holds valuable information about what Earth’s atmosphere was like hundreds of years ago. A group of Greek scientists has determined that studying the colors of sunsets in famous paintings by the likes of Edgar Degas, Caspar David …

Inspired by Hanok, Vernacular Versatility Won 9th annual Evolo Skyscraper Competition

Inspired by Hanok, <b>Vernacular Versatility</b> is the winning design of 9th annual Evolo Skyscraper Competition. Yong Ju Lee was inspired by Hanok, a …

Architecture

Drop-Top Yacht

Retractable hardtops have successfully equipped the automotive industry for decades… so why not the boating industry? Reversys Boat was designed from …

15 Exquisite Redesigns Of Everyday Objects

Try as you might, it’s tough to think of something as purely functional as a dumbbell as an aesthetic object. But the Italian communications research center and design studio Fabrica has done the unimaginable, redesigning hand weights–and a bevy of other previously boring everyday items–into …

Void Watches

Seven years ago Swedish industrial designer David Ericsson left his industry behind to find himself in Hong Kong, steering one of the most stylistically interesting modern watch brands: Void. It's a brand that was initially developed using one of Ericsson's own bonus checks, and its varied …

Watches

Installation of 6,000 CDs Creates Colorful Light Reflections

As digital music continues to thrive, CDs are more and more a thing of the past. For the architects of Ignatov Architects, though, the little round discs were the perfect medium for this art project, entitled <i>Mirror Culture</i>. For the interactive installation, the team, along with 128 volunteers, …

"Sand Babel" Desert Skyscrapers Uses Sand in Construction

The desert is often associated with being a barren and desolate place. Chinese designers Qiu Song, Kang Pengfei, Bai Ying, Ren Nuoya, and Guo Shen want to breathe life among the sand dunes with their series of intelligent skyscrapers entitled <i>Sand Babel</i>. They utilize the characteristics inherent in …

Architecture

Gorgeous Macro Photographs of Butterfly and Moth Wings by Linden Gledhill | Colossal

<p>A biochemist by training, photographer Linden Gledhill is fascinated by the beauty of infinitesimally small aspects of nature and science, from …

Photo Contest Finalists Creatively Capture Light in Landscapes

Stunning rays of sunlight bursting through clouds; dramatic shadows cast along the ground of the forest; and rainbows shooting across the sky. These are all the types of light that judges look for in the Velux Lovers of Light competition.<p>The annual landscape photography event invites photographers …

Landscape Photography

Zaha Hadid’s Sleek New Sports Stadium in Tokyo

With her trademark modern style, smooth lines, and bright white open layout, it's no surprise that UK firm Zaha Hadid beat out 10 other finalists to win a contract to design and build a new national stadium for Japan. The 80,000-seat stadium is a key part of Tokyo's bid to host the 2020 Olympic …