My name is Bolek Wanat, I’m a graphic designer and a photographer from Poland. This is part of my ongoing project named “Destructures”.
De-structures are architectural images that architects do not want to see. Instead of straight lines and perfect proportions, I look for imperfections, abstractions, and title destruction in contemporary architecture. I want to show architecture that we usually don’t see – looking from afar, not seeing details, or feeding on idealized visualizations. Monochrome frames are used to focus attention on sharp, sometimes brutal shapes. In my photographs, I try to blur the perspective, and I treat the concepts of vertical and level by convention, forcing the viewer to think – what does he really see?
All around the world, monuments and statues are honoring historical events of the region or political figures that helped shape the world into what it is today. There are some statues for religion, nature, folklore, and even tragedies as well. But how often do we see statues portraying pop-culture figures from our favorite movies, cartoons, books, or TV shows?
French 3D artist Benoit Lapray is well-known for his digital artwork and editing skills. He teamed up with 95 Magenta and Emmanuelle Vonck Lugand to replace statues in the streets of Paris with well-known characters. Digitally, of course. They chose to display characters like Goku from Dragon Ball, Darth Vader from Star Wars, Gandalf from Lord of the Rings, and 10 others. They did a great job—the statues fit in perfectly and it’s easy to imagine taking pictures next to them while traveling.
I’m a photo-artist and I like to take pictures of architecture and its details. These details put the building in a new light/new life. My mainstream is Constructivism.
I didn’t know Lucien Hervé’s work until a collector and a professional people said that he, too, always showed the essence of the buildings through his pictures. Lucien Hervé said: The photo is meant to shake up the imagination, it is not enough just to serve as a reminder.
Some artists look for inspiration in otherworldly places, while others use whatever is around them and make the most out of it! Brazilian architect, urban planner, building technician, and art lover Felipe de Castro turns everyday objects, places, and foods into unusual architectural designs. In his wild imagination, a face mask transforms into a hospital, a microphone is a hotel, a sandwich becomes an oddly-shaped building, and a stamp turns into an Apple office.
Lenka Petráková is a Slovak architect who designed a breathtaking floating ocean cleaning and research facility named 8th Continent as her thesis project back in 2017. Recently, her project started making rounds again after the Jacques Rougerie Foundation awarded the project the 2020 Grand Prix Award for Architecture and Innovation of the Sea.
According to the architect, the name 8th Continent comes from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, which is often nicknamed “The 8th Continent”. Lenka says that the object combines a research and education facility with an ocean plastic recycling center. “The project uses marine science and knowledge to showcase the increasingly troubling side of marine environments, not as a new phenomenon, but as the result of centuries of human – ocean interactions,” explains the architect. “This unique meeting platform should bring people to this distant environment and fight against the dilution that we cannot hurt the ocean by our action onshore.”
Homeowners are trading square footage for features, particularly those that increase accessibility, according to the American Institute of Architects’ Q1 2017 Home Design Trends Survey.
In-home accessibility (59%), single-floor plans (53%) and open-space layouts (51%) were the biggest home-design trends of 2017. Demand for accessibility and open-space layouts has dropped since Q1 2016, while interest in single-floor plans climbed 6 percentage points during the period.
Resembling three interlocking circles and covered with thousands of white porcelain tiles that reflect the shimmering waters of Lake Alster, the Fontenay, will debut in the German city of Hamburg this fall. The Leading Hotels of the World property will be the first five-star hotel to debut in the European city in 18 years.
Here’s a certain type of house that people love to hate. They’re called “McMansions,” and architecture critic Kate Wagner has dedicated her website, McMansion Hell, to explaining why these houses rub people the wrong way.
Founded in 1907, St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild is a volunteer organization committed to raising funds for the services and programs of Eskenazi Health Services whose mission is to advocate, care, teach, and serve, with special emphasis on the vulnerable populations of Marion County.
SU Podium exists so that anyone can create beautiful, photo-realistic renders from their SketchUp models without the pain and frustration of learning a complex program. SU Podium runs completely inside SketchUp from start to finish, and makes use of the SketchUp features that you’re already familiar with to achieve impressive results. It is intuitive to SketchUp users, easy to grasp for beginners, and the simple interface and versatile presets cut the learning curve to minutes instead of months.