Recently, the theater De Stoep of Spijkenisse in the Netherlands opened its doors. Conceived by UNStudio, the construction is a 5,800 sqm facility features a large auditorium, able to accommodate 650 guests, and a smaller hall with 200 seats.
During a trip in Istanbul in Turkey, Pejac has combined his talents of street artist with the country oriental influences to paint moucharabiehs and mise en abyme of locks on the walls. The very fine and realistic outcome creates a real illusion. This series called “Lock, Post and Shutters” is to discover in images.
In the heart of Manhattan, at the 432 Park Avenue, you can find a residential tower up to 1396 feet. Designer Rafael Viñoly has imagined the 104 amazing flats with incredible views on the city that will be available on year 2015. SPA, private pools and marble living rooms, the interiors are to discover in images.
In the heart of Amsterdam, in an underground gallery dating back to the 17th century, architecture office XML has designed a water and vitamin drinks store. All white everything, the core element of the scheme is a 9-meter long translucent bar containing 28 tube lights that creates a bright, glowing volume amidst the distinct hue of crimson that defines the area.
Driven by his imagination, German artist Tobias Wüstefeld composes digital illustrations representing incredible three-dimensional cities. The artist presents these mysterious islands through photos showing the architectural details, variations and subtleties of his models. To discover in images.
For this best-of of October, we have thought about gathering for you the best of the LEGO inspiration : a universe made of bricks and little yellow characters that have certainly taken your time during your youth afternoons. Since, they didn’t stop influencing creation, even for the most adult : staged scenes made up by photographers, tables and bridges built by designers and architects, and also amazing sculptures created by artists.
Located in Saitama in Japan, the “S-House” was thought by Japanese architecture’s studio Yuusuke Karasawa Architects. The structure looks like a house that we can fold, like an accordion. The transparency reveals 5 floors linked by white staircases and beams, crossing each other. This transparent house was commissioned by a client who wanted to show the lack of privacy on the Internet era.
“Archi Windows” is a series by Federico Babina, Italian designer and architect whose we already have talked about many times. Through 25 illustrations and by following the quote “The windows are the eyes of architecture”, he shows the most famous windows created by the biggest architects. To each architect, there is a window and a signature.
Skilful designer Zaha Hadid unveiled her architectural project for Sleuk Rith Institute in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This building with a stunning design is a prestigious place of culture and the completion of a creative research to illustrate the cultural richness of the country and commemorate the victims of the genocide. More details in images.
Architect Frank Gehry was commissioned to build the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris (Boulogne). The design has been thought according to the setting of the Jardin d’Acclimatation and the willing to create an ultra-modern building. The result is here : the deconstructivism of Gehry is right here and we can read it through the 12 sails in transparent glass held by wooden beams. Opening on 27th October.
Unlike timelapse that show consistent passing time, the Layer-lapse principle is to cut the pictures in sequences through layers. That’s why you can see different moments of the day on the same plan and at irregular speeds. A video made by Julian Tryba and that illustrates this process with talent.
“Situation Room” is an immersive installation by artists Jana Winderen and Marc Fornes at Storefront for Art and architecture in New York. Looking like a kind of intriguing neon pink cave, visitors pass through small passages and can discover the interactive system of the installation. More details in images.
The symphonic concert hall “The Szczecin Philharmonic” has opened on the last 5th Septembre, in Poland. Spanish studio Barozzi Veiga is behind this project : they wanted to build a roof with different spires and a noble and gold interior which ceilings and walls are inspired by geometric patterns.