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Foliage and Moss Renew Abandoned Sites Around the Globe with Verdant Signs of Life

 Photography #architecture #books #nature #ruins April 21, 2022 Grace Ebert A train repair workshop in Hungary. All images © Jonk, shared with permission Spanning an open-air Taiwanese warehouse to a Cuban theater teeming with vibrant leaves, the sites that Jonathan Jimenez visits are relics of the industries and cultural institutions of the past. The …

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Architectural Drawings Detail the Spatial Dimensions and Unique Amenities of Japanese Hotel Rooms

 Illustration #architecture #drawing #hotels #watercolor March 25, 2022 Grace Ebert All images © Kei Endo, shared with permission In preparing for her own design projects, Tokyo-based architect Kei Endo sketches elaborate diagrams of hotel rooms. The watercolor works depict overhead views of floor layouts, color schemes, lighting, and the details of special amenities from …

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A Massive Chainmail Shelter Prevents a Renowned Scottish Mansion from Dissolving in the Rain

 Design Documentary History #architecture #steel #video February 7, 2022 Grace Ebert [embedded content] The coastal town of Helensburgh is located in one of the wettest regions of Scotland, averaging more than 190 days and 63 inches of rainfall each year, and it’s also the site of an architectural masterpiece by famed designer Charles Rennie …

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A New Photo Book Spotlights What Remains of American Movie Theaters

 History Photography #architecture #books #movies #theaters January 28, 2022 Grace Ebert Fox Theater, Inglewood, California. All images © Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, courtesy of Prestel, shared with permission Lights, camera, say goodbye to the action. A new book titled Movie Theaters is the culmination of two French photographers’ shared attempt to document the …

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A Spectacular Staircase by Alex Chinneck Uncoils as It Scales a 25-Meter Building in Brighton

 Art #architecture #public art #sculpture #stairs #steel December 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Alex Chinneck, by Marc Wilmont, shared with permission Part functional walkway and part dramatic sculpture, an outdoor staircase by Alex Chinneck unfurls into individual metallic ribbons as it climbs a brick building in Brighton. The latest work by the …

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Bars of Light Pierce a Dilapidated Sydney-Area Home in Ian Strange’s Illuminated Intervention

 Art #architecture #installation #light #public art #site-specific #street art December 3, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Ian Strange, shared with permission Tagged with graffiti and marred by a chipped facade, a stately Victorian home in a Sydney suburb is the site of a brilliant site-specific installation by artist Ian Strange. “Light Intersections II” …

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In States of Ruin, Architectural Sculptures by Peter Callesen Spring from a Single Sheet of Paper

 Art #architecture #paper #sculpture November 24, 2021 Grace Ebert Detail of “Human Ruin.” All images © Peter Callesen, shared with permission Towering over cut-out voids are artist Peter Callesen’s sculptures of existing architectural ruins and stately edifices. Constructed with a single sheet of white paper, the miniature buildings appear to surface from their original …

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Comprised of Undulating Bricks, A Facade Allows Light to Stream in Without Sacrificing Privacy

 Design #architecture #bricks November 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of A.P.P. Architects & Associates The innovative project of Farhad Mirzaie and the firm A.P.P. Architects & Associates, “Revolving Bricks Serai” is a dynamic office building in Arak, a city largely known as the industrial capital of Iran. Nestled within a residential area, …

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A Sleek Pool Reflects an Illuminated ‘Moon’ and the Rugged Landscape of China’s Mount Tai

 Design #architecture #light #moon #water October 29, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Syn Architects A lucent half-circle, “Hometown Moon” is nestled within the rugged topography of China’s Mount Tai. The glowing orb, which was designed by Syn Architects, radiates on a surrounding water feature, creating a dramatic, mirrored reflection that appears to …

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Spiraling Nautili Rooftops Cover a Multi-Story School Made Entirely of Bamboo in Bali

 Design #architecture #bamboo #school #sustainability October 25, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of IBUKU A series of monumental spiraling structures with vaulted roofs and balconies overlooking a 45,000-square-meter site in Sibang Kaja, Bali, is an innovative foray into sustainable architecture. Designed by IBUKU back in 2008, “Heart of School” is made of local …

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