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This Sculpture Is Designed For Kids To Climb On

Suppose Design Office have designed Forest Loops, a sculptural playground in Hamakita, Japan.<p>The designer’s description<p>The concept of this project is …

19 Of The Best Snow Scenes In Art

Today marks the official start of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, otherwise known as the Winter Solstice. Or, if you prefer, the most wonderful time of the year. 'Tis the season of rosy cheeks, icy sidewalks and hot chocolate, all the makings of a spectacular Bing Crosby holiday movie.<p>But winter …

Driving the Audi S5 Cabriolet in Gaudi's Spain

When I think of Barcelona, Spain the thought of Antoni Gaudi, the Catalonian architect born in 1852, always comes to mind. After all, the city is covered in the man's work. In fact, Gaudi's work over the years has irrevocably influenced the face of Barcelona architecture like none other before or …

Time I

How Boston City Hall was born

Whatever else you might think about it, Boston City Hall is an improbable building. Call it a giant concrete harmonica or a bold architectural …

Álvaro Siza: "Emotion is very important" in architecture

<b>Interview:</b> Álvaro Siza, one of the world's most decorated architects, spoke to Dezeen recently in his home city of Porto, Portugal. In this interview …

32 "Discarded" Helsinki Guggenheim Proposals You Should Know About

The search for a design for Helsinki’s new Guggenheim Museum is well under way. Over a thousand entrants submitted anonymous proposals for the …

Architecture

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

These Photos of the Grand Canyon's Sea of Clouds Are Spellbinding

Man, that's beautiful.<p><b>No, the sky isn't falling.</b> But a rare weather event at the Grand Canyon caused a total cloud inversion that filled the canyons with billowing fog and made it look like the sky had, in fact, collapsed.<p>Triggered when cold, wet air is trapped by warm air, the phenomenon drops the …

Grand Canyon

Coworkers recreate classic art using props found around the office

We all need something to break up the mundane routines of office life.<p>Coworkers Francesco Fragomeni and Chris Limbrick were goofing off at the …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

2014 Festival of Lights, Lyon

Light festivals—from the spiritually steeped Hindu holiday Diwali to the newer contemporary art-focused events like SIGNAL in Prague—have become much-loved around the world. Regardless of race, religion or geographic location, there's a shared human awe and appreciation for the beauty of lightness …

Pictures of the Week 12.18.14