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Giant Oil Spill Covers the Floors of a Swiss Abbey

This giant leak seems to be consuming the floors of the Abbey-church of Bellelay. In fact, the flowing liquid is actually an installation by artist Romain Crelier. The Swiss artist's work often interacts with architecture as he strives to move average perceptions of space beyond normal …

Oil Spills

Meticulously Carved Wooden Sculpture of Man and Nature

<i>A Matter of Time</i> is an incredible wood sculpture by artist Paul Baliker that features a variety of creatures from the animal kingdom. The massive and intricately detailed piece, which took 6 months to complete, presents itself like a three-dimensional mandala exhibiting the diverse species of life …

Art

Relaxing Three-Person Hammocks

While relaxing is usually seen as a solitary pursuit, the designers over at Trinity Hammocks are aiming to change that by unveiling two similar but unique concepts. The first is the more contemporary Infinity design which features three large stainless steel rings that are connected to each other …

Stainless Steel

Abstract Sculptures Look Like Unraveled Faces

Sculptor Barbara Leoniak creates intriguingly abstract perspectives of the human face. Her milky white sculptures, made of cardboard dipped in resin, appear to be one long sheet of paper or fabric that was molded around the faces of people, but somehow came unraveled and frozen in space and time. …

Art

Trailer: The Human Scale

Derived from 40 years of research by architect, professor and author Jan Gehl, The Human Scale takes a critical look at the way we build and use our …

Equations

India's Forgotten Stepwells

It’s hard to imagine an entire category of architecture slipping off history’s grid, and yet that seems to be the case with India’s incomparable …

Classic Posters of Iconic Movie Cars

<i>Cars And Films</i> is a series of prints paying homage to some great films and the iconic vehicles used in them by graphic and web designer Jess Prudencio. Based out of Seville, Spain, Prudencio embarked on this passion project with a simple, clean perspective. While most illustrators focus on the …

Posters

Taichung City Cultural Center Comeptition Entry / Williamson Architects

Australia based <b>Williamson Architects</b>’ proposal for the City Cultural Center of Taichung, Taiwan aims to create a sculptural beauty that resurrects …

Architecture

International Pavilion of Yeosu Expo / H Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Winning 1st prize in the international competition for the International Pavilion of Expo 2012 in Yeosu, …

Architecture

Taichung Cultural City Center Competition Entry / de Architekten Cie.

The proposal for the Taichung Cultural City Center by <b>de Architekten Cie.</b> is composed of a well-defined system of voids as the museum and the library …

Qatar’s Floating Hotels for the 2022 World Cup

The small Arab state of Qatar has had to deal with much criticism for being chosen to host the 2022 World Cup. Not only have there been concerns about cooling the large stadiums and guests during the brutal summer months, but questions have risen about where the large influx of spectators will stay …

Architecture

Hot Tub Cinema is the Latest Movie-Watching Experience

The Hot Tub Cinema is a unique movie-watching experience for anyone willing to strip down to the bare essentials before the opening credits begin. As described on the website, it is “a luxurious event that celebrates film in a fun and engaging way.” The event pops-up across London and the UK …

New in the Shop: Aneta Ivanova’s Beautiful Double Exposure Portraits

There's something truly stunning about Bulgaria-based photographer Aneta Ivanova's double exposure photography that seamlessly blends the beauty of architecture, landscape, and the human body. Using a layered technique in Photoshop, Ivanova is able to create her surreal portraits of nature and …

Photography

Spectacular GIFs of Flickering City Lights at Night

Lightscapes is an experimental work by London-based designer Troy Hyde that takes satellite images of some of the most lively cities in the world and transforms them into flickering animated images. The series takes an extremely zoomed out look at these landscapes at night that are spectacularly …

GIF Animations

Lebbeus Woods, 1940 - 2012

Lebbeus Woods envisaged a world at war. The visionary architect, artist, and educator - who would have turned 73 today - drew cities under duress, …

Architecture

Handmade by Edgley Design in two days this chandelier is 7 metres high: http://www.archello.com/en/project/chandelier.

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>This is what great architecture looks like today.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>“I like to create environments that tantalize and excite as many of the senses as possible."<p>Natural light …

Architecture

Today's archidose #683

Here are some photos of the new Praça de Lisboa (2013) in Porto, Portugal, by Balonas & Menano, photographed by Gytaute Akstinaite.<p>To contribute your …

City Cultural Center Competition Entry / Maxthreads

Designed by <b>Maxthreads Architectural Design & Planning</b>, their vision for the Taichung City Cultural Center is to create an unconventional and …

Architecture

The Cornell Journal of Architecture 9: Mathematics

While mathematics in architecture has historically referenced notions of order, proportion, and ideal form, the discipline of mathematics itself has …

Mathematics

Are Renderings Bad for Architecture?

At the opening of his latest article for <i>The Guardian</i><i>,</i> Olly Wainwright finds himself observing a slew of thesis projects produced by the best and …

Architecture

The Bow by Foster + Partners

Foster + Partners has completed a 58-storey bowed tower in Calgary, Canada (+ slideshow).<p>At 247 metres, The Bow is the tallest building in the city, …

In Progress: Porter School / Axelrod-Grobman Architects + NCArchitects + Geotectura

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Israel's first LEED Platinum building, the Porter School of Environmental Studies EcoBuilding by …

Plans approved for new Munch Museum in Oslo

<b>News:</b> plans to move a museum housing the works of artist Edvard Munch to a new building by Spanish firm Herreros Arquitectos have been formally …

City Cultural Center Competition Entry / KAMJZ Architects

This Taichung City Cultural Center proposal by <b>KAMJZ Architects</b> aims to present the possibility of using local features to protect from the very …

Architecture

ATZ Living / CRAFT Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The proposed concept is based on the intention of generating 15 m² modules where each of the areas of …

Architecture

Art & Painting

There’s something truly special about a huge city at night. In his Urban Zoom series, Jacob Wagner made use of the trusty long exposure technique to capture the brilliance of the city after dark. Long...

There’s something truly special about a huge city at night. In his <i>Urban Zoom</i> series, Jacob Wagner made use of the trusty long exposure technique to …

Landscape Photography

Mirrored photographs aren’t the easiest shots to pull off, but they sure are rewarding. Fabienne Rivory added to the technique by pinpointing globs of watercolor straight onto the print. Mirror-Like...

Mirrored photographs aren’t the easiest shots to pull off, but they sure are rewarding. Fabienne Rivory added to the technique by pinpointing globs …

Photography