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Delightful Pots Turn Air Plants into Whimsical Jellyfish

Cathy Van Hoang's adorably creative planters turn sea urchin shells into pots and make air plants look like whimsical jellyfish. The artist paints the shells soft, pastel colors and then pots wispy air plants in them. When hung upside down, the shell forms the spiny body of a jellyfish, and the air …

Jellyfish

Artist Amusingly Adds Strange Details to Old Photos

Artist Colin Batty puts an amusingly strange spin on photographs of the past. Taking cabinet cards from the early 1900s, he uses acrylic paint and crafts entirely new and surprising scenes directly on the image. His additions are often hilarious but also creepy, and he does a fantastic job of …

The 11 Worst Buildings of 2014

When Frank Gehry told Spanish reporters earlier this year that “98 percent of everything that is built and designed today is pure shit,” he wasn’t …

Yoshi Bar / Naoya Matsumoto

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Seian University is located within the views of the Lake Biwa. The curriculum of the Spatial Design …

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 …

Yorunoma Bar / Naoya Matsumoto

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This is the project which young designers meet and cooperate to make a place where people get together …

The Sad Fates of the World's Six Tallest Unfinished Buildings

Building a house is stressful. Building a skyscraper is a nuclear bomb of stress, problems, and carefully-coordinated chaos—chaos that is closely …

Skyscrapers

6 Ways the World's Mega-Cities Could Deal With Explosive Growth

People are moving into cities at an astounding rate—so fast, not even the cities themselves will be able to keep up. A new show at the Museum of …

New York City

Instead of Vertical Cities, should we be thinking about Linear Cities?

There is a lot of talk these days about Vertical Cities, the idea we should build supertall buildings that include all necessary functions of a city, …

Tabiat Pedestrian Bridge / Diba Tensile Architecture

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Tabiat Bridge is the largest pedestrian bridge built so far in Iran. Located in north of Tehran, it …

Engineering

15+ Of The Most Beautiful Metro Stations In The World

Under-ground metro stations are associated with rats, garbage, noise and filth, not architecture. However, there are a few metro stations in the …

ProtoHouse by Softkill Design

London architecture team Softkill Design has designed a conceptual house that would be 3D printed in sections in a factory and fitted together on …

Interactive Light Projections Produce Futuristic Sculptures

In 2011, Sober Industries and Studio Rewind teamed up to develop these dynamic and mesmerizing animal light displays. The installation, entitled <i>Welcome to the Future</i>, featured two wooden sculptures–one owl and one rhinoceros–with all kinds of futuristic patterns and shapes projected onto the …

Art

woods by shigeo toya

jun 09, 2013<p><b>woods by shigeo toya</b><p>the sculptures of shigeo toya appear ancient, almost fossilized. death and decay in a geologic sense are …

Louis Vuitton

Astounding Origami by Nguyen Hung Cuong | Colossal

<p>Paper artist Nguyễn Hùng Cường lives and works in Hanoi and folds many of his original, distinctly expressive origami works using a Vietnamese …

"Steve Jobs once wanted to hire me" - Richard Sapper

<b>Interview:</b> German industrial designer Richard Sapper has launched a new website chronicling his work dating back to the 1950s. In an interview …

wade kavanaugh + stephen b. nguyen: giant paper installation

<b>wade kavanaugh + stephen b. nguyen: giant paper installation</b><p>brooklyn based wade kavanaugh and stephen b. nguyen have created a massive paper …

Architecture Fans Say These Are The Coolest Buildings In The World

There were 52 categories in total, ranging from Best Memorial to Best High Rise Office Building.<p>Buildings could win in one of two ways: 1) Jury Award - chosen by an international panel of over 200 architects, cultural leaders and people who hire architects, or 2) Popular Award - a public vote with …

The Beautiful Structures Competing For This Year’s ‘Building Of The Year’

<b>Every year,</b> the World Architecture Festival gathers more than 1,600 architects from 60 countries—for 2013, it would be held at Singapore’s Marina Bay …

An Interactive Playground With Swings That Change Color When Moved

<b>Boston-based practice</b> Höweler + Yoon Architecture has designed an interactive installation made up of 20 ring-shaped swings that change color when …

This Half A Billion Dollar Yacht Looks Like A Star Rising From The Sea

<b>Fed up</b> with the “traditional look of a yacht”, yacht designer Igor Lobanov collaborated with BMT Group and Alex Malybaev to design a new “super …

Super Yachts

Artist Creates Astounding Rainbow Light Installations With Thread

<b>Mexican artist</b> Gabriel Dawe spins his psychedelic magic again in his latest installation, ‘Plexus No.19’. The talented artist uses spools of colorful …

Enhancing the Feeling of Space: The Cresta Residence Designed by Jonathan Segal FAIA

There are those who say that “Less is more” and then, there are those who express their dissatisfaction and state that “Less is never more—less is …

Finalists for the National Museum of African American History and Culture

The Smithsonian Institute has announced the finalists for the new National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. The …