Spiraling Stairs Around the New ATAH Art Space

Shanghai-based studio ATAH recently designed a captivating art center in a commercial complex in the Chinese city of Shaoxing.  ATAH wanted to create a building that would draw people towards it, so they developed the building’s cylindrical and spiraling design. The building’s essential element, the spiral staircase, winds up and around the building’s central core and connects […]

Shirt sculpture in abandoned building

British sculptor Alex Chinneck creates his work by transforming existing building exteriors with surreal twists. Chinneck’s newest work is a building suited with a larger-than-life zipper that appears to be unzipping the walls to create a collar. The zipper, collar and color of the building give it the appearance of a retro polo shirt. The work is located […]

September 2018: Things We Love…

ADVENTURE Canoe Bay – The perfect place to unwind and relax during the fall months ahead.   ARTS & CULTURE Martin Puryear (born May 23, 1941) is an American artist known for his devotion to traditional craft. Working in wood and bronze, among other media, his reductive technique and meditative approach challenge the physical and poetic […]

Polycarbonate Neverland

Shanghai based designers Wutopia Lab was commissioned to design a play space and restaurant for kids where materials, lighting and whimsical design create a magical ‘Polycarbonate Neverland’. Polycarbonate material is used to add color, texture and lighting elements on both the interior and exterior of the building. On the interior, a variety of materials including […]

Otherworldly Architectural Photos

‘Faubourg‘ a photo series by Parisian photographer Francois Prost, captures apartment buildings in suburbs on the outskirts of Paris. The series showcases 20th century high rises surrounded by nothing but sky. By shooting the buildings from nearby apartments on clear days, Prost represents the buildings in a way that makes them seem otherworldly. Prost hopes to […]

Bocci Lighting Installation in Berlin

Bocci, founded by Omer Arbel, is a design and manufacturing company based in Vancouver and Berlin. The company launched  in 2005 with just one lighting design titled ’14,’ which was an instant hit and remains a best seller. In 2015, Bocci installed ‘Bocci 79,’ an installation throughout a historic Berlin building that functions as a a showroom and […]

Giant Hands Reach Out from Below Venice

Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn is a leading sculptor whose work is inspired by masters like Michelangelo. Quinn is most known for his creations of human hands, through which he tries to represent themes of creation and destruction. Below are images of two massive hands which Quinn installed in Venice for Art Biennale 2017. With this […]

Modern Home Designed in 18th Century Farmhouse

Architects Nathanael Dorent and Lily Jencks worked together to design this Scottish home, built amongst existing ruins of an 18th century farmhouse. Though the exterior is reconstructed in a contemporary style, the designers preserved the original floor-plan and what was left of the stone walls. As another nod to the original structure, they designed a pitched roof similar […]

An Unexpected Studio Space

Finding a private space in the midst of a city can be a daunting task. Self-taught designer Fernando Abellanas has begun a series of hidden   workspaces around the city of Valencia. This creation tucked beneath a highway underpass is the first. Playing on the concept of hidden nooks that a child would go into, […]

Subway Library

Commuting in New York has just become an exciting diversion thanks to Subway Library, a new digital platforms that allows riders to access hundreds of digital books and short reads for their commute. NYC Public libraries, New York State, MTA and Transit Wireless have come together to celebrate actual cell service and free Wifi on all […]