architecture

Circular Vaults Embedded within a Prague Embankment Contain Shops, Cafes, and Public Spaces

 Design #architecture #Czech Republic #Prague #river #stores October 18, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Brainkworks New cafes, galleries, and studios are popping up along the Vltava River in Prague, although they’re not immediately visible from atop the embankment. Tucked inside former storage units embedded within the structure itself are 20 tunnel-like spaces …

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New Paintings by Cinta Vidal Elude Gravity and Turn Architecture Upside Down

 Art #architecture #gravity #oil painting #painting October 1, 2021 Grace Ebert “Evenfall” (2021), oil on canvas, 28.75 × 23.62 inches. All images courtesy of Thinkspace Projects, shared with permission Whether depicting a floating cluster of stairs and balconies or a living space separated by differing forces of gravity, a new series of paintings by …

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Evergreen Architecture: A New Book Explores Buildings That Place Nature at Their Core

 Design #architecture #environment #gardening #greenhouses #urban planning August 18, 2021 Christopher Jobson All images courtesy Gestalten, copyright respective photographers The construction of sustainable and environmentally friendly structures for residential and commercial purposes is one of the more significant challenges of our time. As the built environment continues to encroach on natural habitats worldwide, architects …

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Clever Paper Cutouts by Paperboyo Transform Architecture and Landmarks into Amusing Scenes

 Craft Photography #architecture #cities #collage #humor #paper #silhouettes August 4, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Paperboyo, shared with permission Rich McCor (aka Paperboyo) has a way of imagining the potential for quirkiness and whimsy in existing architecture. Using tourist attractions, landmarks, and urban settings as his backdrops, the Brighton-based artist and photographer (previously) …

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Precise Compositions by Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís Turn Architecture into Playful Portraits

 Photography #architecture #humor #portraits July 22, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís, shared with permission Valencia-based duo Anna Devís and Daniel Rueda (previously) add a playful twist to mundane settings and architectural backdrops. Whether flaring a skirt into a wide, cheesy grin, posing to prop up a facade’s stripes, or …

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Infinite Architectural Metropolises Balance Order and Chaos in Benjamin Sack’s Drawings

 Art #architecture #drawing #labyrinth #mazes #surreal June 23, 2021 Grace Ebert “Boxed In.” All images © Benjamin Sack, shared with permission In Benjamin Sack’s imagined environments, it’s not uncommon to find angular mazes resembling dystopian structures, buildings packed so closely together it’s difficult to distinguish one from the next, and labyrinthine walkways that spiral …

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An Undulating Roof Made of Cedar and Steel Flows Out from a Pool House in Ontario

 Design #architecture #houses #wood June 17, 2021 Grace Ebert All images courtesy of Partisans A steel slatted roof ripples across a property in southwestern Ontario, providing a meditative enclave under its gently sloping cover. Contrasting the stark black metal with softer strips of cedar, “Fold House” by Partisans features a two-story living quarter with …

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Sleek Wooden Ribbons Spiral in an Infinitely Looping Installation in Hong Kong

 Design #architecture #installation #public art #wood June 16, 2021 Grace Ebert “Time Loop” (2021), 9.2 x 3.6 meters. All images © Paul Cocksedge, shared with permission A new installation by Paul Cocksedge (previously) creates an endless circuit of coiling wood in Hong Kong’s Yue Man Square. Made of sustainably sourced timber, “Time Loop” evokes …

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A Mirrored Ceiling and Gleaming Tile Floor Turn This Chinese Bookstore into an Immersive M.C. Escher-Style Illusion

 Design #architecture #books #China #mirrors May 4, 2021 Grace Ebert All images via X+Living X+Living is known for its deceptively designed Zhongshuge bookstores that mimic M.C. Escher woodcuts and trippy infinite spaces. The latest iteration is this dreamy location in Chengdu featuring bold archways, a reflective tile floor that makes the display tables appear …

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350 Layers of Coiled Clay Form an Organic Low-Carbon Home Made Through 3D-Printing

 Design #3d printing #architecture #climate change #houses #sustainability #technology April 23, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © WASP Last summer, The New York Times Magazine published a series of articles declaring that climate migration—a global exodus that’s predicted to displace between 50 and 300 million people worldwide—has begun. As more regions surrounding the equator …

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