69 cities of the UK

Artist Carl Lavia and photographer Lorna Le Bredonchel have been collaborating on a project called ’69 cities of the UK’ since 2016. Carl, who is a London-based artist, is travelling around the UK sketching large drawings of the cities he visits, as Lorna tackles historical research, photographic research and documentation. Each piece takes 2-4 months to create, and the finished results are drawings, which from afar looks like detailed, traditional maps. Upon closer inspection, the sketches reveal an impressionist style, meant to show the complexity and rhythm of urban life.

City of Birmingham, all images provided by Carl Lavia and Lorna Le Bredonchel

Detail of Perth

Close up of Manchester

Edinburgh

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Shantel Martin

New York-based British artist Shantell Martin covers surfaces with black and white doodles that feature faces, catchy phrases and short narratives.  While her doodles seem simple, they aim to address issues of identity, intersectionality, and modern culture. Martin creates her work through a meditative drawing process, sometimes even working in front of a live audience. Martin has public works throughout the US, has worked on product designs with brands like Puma, and also teaches at NYU Tisch in the Interactive Telecommunications Program.

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Guess Who

Designer Zuzia Kozerska designed a refreshing model of the classic Guess Who game, that celebrates the achievements of women throughout history. Kozerska’s version of the game, titled Who’s She, shows the faces and accomplishments of 28 painters, athletes, and scientists illustrated by artist Daria Gołąb. The game breaks from the original Guess Who, by encouraging players to inquire about the achievements of the women, rather than their appearance.

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Staircase by Atmos Studio

StairStalk, a magnificent staircase by Atmos Studio, is the centerpiece of the restaurant HIDE in London. The staircase, taking inspiration from natural forms, ascends three floors, appearing almost as if it is growing through the space. A steel and plywood core allows the staircase to work its way up freely without support from the walls. Around the steel structure, the staircase was created using a variation of bentwood construction, which builds up layers of veneer to retain the look of solid wood in the twisting form.

Atmos Studio's spiralling timber staircase features "leaf-like" stairs that emerge from a structural stem

Atmos Studio's spiralling timber staircase features "leaf-like" stairs that emerge from a structural stem

Atmos Studio's spiralling timber staircase features "leaf-like" stairs that emerge from a structural stem

Atmos Studio's spiralling timber staircase features "leaf-like" stairs that emerge from a structural stem

Atmos Studio's spiralling timber staircase features "leaf-like" stairs that emerge from a structural stem

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Frank Gehry’s Aluminium Tower

Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, designed a twisting tower, which has started to take form in the south of France. Gehry designed the tower for the Luma Arles complex, which is set to open in the spring of 2020. The tower is built up with a concrete core and steel frame, with protruding glass windows and shining aluminium panels contributing to its irregular form. Gehry says that the jagged exterior is inspired by rock formations that surround the city.

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Marc Fornes / Theverymany

For the last ten years, the art and architecture studio Marc Fornes/Theverymany have been creating installations that disrupt notions of form, structure and space. Their works aim to create a whimsical experience for visitors while adding appeal to the surrounding space. The studio, which is based in New York and France, has installations all over the world, including public works in Charlotte, Tampa, Orlando, El Paso, San Antonio, and New York. Keep an eye out for these striking structures!

SuzhouBiennale_TVM_NAARO_19.jpgSuzhouBiennale_TVM_NAARO_07.jpg Boolean Operator – Suzhou, China – 2018

 

TheFormOfWander_TVM_©NAARO_03.jpgTheFormOfWander_TVM_©NAARO_10.jpgForm of Wander – Tampa, FL – 2018

 

Marquise_TVM_NAARO_16.jpgMarquise_TVM_NAARO_01.jpgCanopy – El Paso, TX – 2018

141004_DSC_0130141004-storefront-ny-006_s.jpgStorefront – New York City, NY – 2018

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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 the three floors of exhibition spaces with a unique outdoor space that can be used for artistic performances.

 

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Surreal Aerial Photos

This striking photo series by Australian photographer Leah Kennedy captures Namibia’s colorful, arid landscapes. Throughout her work, Kennedy strives to remove her subjects from their reality and make them appear as something else entirely. In this case, an aerial viewpoint has allowed her to do so, creating a final series that combines both abstraction and realism.

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‘Matter to Matter’ by Arthur Analts

The Latvian National Museum of Art recently coordinated Latvia’s representation at the second London Design Biennale. They chose designer Arthur Analts of Variant Studio, and his installation titled Matter to Matter to represent their country. Analts’ piece was inspired by his hometown and Latvia’s Capital, Riga, and its surrounding forests. Because of Riga’s proximity to the Baltic Sea, it has an atmosphere of constant humidity, often leading to condensation on plants and objets around the city. To recreate this physical process, Analts uses a green, glass surface and cooling processes, creating a wall of condensation with which visitors can interact. The color, size and surrounding space, is meant to give a sensory experience representative of Latvia’s expansive forests.

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Modular Maze at the V&A Museum

During London Design Festival 2018, Waugh Thistleton Architects showed their interactive installation ‘Multiply’, outside of the V&A museum. The creators encouraged visitors to explore the work and freely climb through staircases, rooms, and bridges and to enjoy various lookout points.

The installation was engineered by ARUP and informed by the American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), who used sustainable, carbon-negative construction materials. The interaction and choice of materials are meant to get visitors thinking about two modern, global challenges: the need for housing and the urgency to fight climate change.

waugh thistleton stacks carbon-negative, three-storey modular maze at V&A

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