Mondrian Brought to Life

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Breakfast with Mondrian by BraniDesi

Breakfast with Mondrian by BraniDesi

Breakfast with Mondrian by BraniDesi

Breakfast with Mondrian by BraniDesi

Breakfast with Mondrian by BraniDesi

Breakfast with Mondrian by BraniDesi

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House of Horns

American studio WOJR has designed a sculptural house with a roof shaped like converging halfpipes. The ends of the halfpipes reach up into the sky and give the house its name, House of Horns. These vertical protrusions allow for variable lighting to reach the open indoor living areas. Highly realistic renderings of the home highlight the dramatic roof and clean interior comprising of concrete floors, geometric marble elements and blonde wood ceilings. Construction for the home is scheduled to begin this summer at a site in Silicon Valley.

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Topo House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects

Topo House by Johnsen Schmaling Architects is based on early conceptual studies of the site’s topography. As a result, the house blends well with its topographic surroundings, submerged into the ground with a copper roof that slowly emerges. Not only does the architecture of the house act as a continuation of surrounding topography, but the house also blends with the surrounding ecosystem by use of energy efficient fixtures and heating, a vegetated roof, and the direction water run-off into rain gardens that host native plants. The project is a beautiful demonstration of how a building can reflect and merge with its context, blurring the boundaries between landscape and architecture

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Paintings by Cinta Vidal

We love these captivating, architectural paintings by Spanish artist Cinta Vidal Agulló. Through her patchwork of scenes, Vidal aims to represent the ways in which we as individuals navigate our world. She hopes to show narratives of individuals finding a unique place and viewpoint, despite the confusion of their surrounding and their inability to understand others. Take a moment to get lost in a few of Vidal’s intricate worlds.

"Living Together," Acrylic on wood, 63.5 x 50 cm

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School la Rouche

School la Rouche, a kindergarten by Tracks Architectes, is located in the heart of historic Perthes-en-Gâtinais, France. The school is beautifully crafted from wood framing and cladding, while the design of the structure is inspired by the typical architecture of the town center. The linear layout of the school encourages the ongoing pedestrian traffic which is characteristic of the school’s location, and also offers a generous outdoor space for all Perthes residents and their kids.

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Hilma af Klint at the Guggenheim

Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future, is the first major solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the United States, and is on show at the Guggenheim until April 23rd. The work of Hilma af Klint is remarkable, especially when one considers that her abstract paintings were created as early as 1906. During her lifetime Klint only showed her work once, and insisted that it not be shown until twenty years after her death, so that it would have an audience that would understand it. Tracey Bashkoff, the curator of the exhibition notes, “Hilma af Klint’s abstract work predates the work by artists such as Kandinsky, Mondrian, Kupka, Malevich, artists that we have long considered the pioneers of abstraction.”

Large, colorful abstract paintings by Hilma af Klint in the Guggeheim

Three large, colorful painting by Hilma af Klint featuring large, gold circles and rays of red, blue, and yellow

The artist Hilma af Klint sitting in her studio, wearing a long skirt and high-collared blouse.

Painting by Hilma af Klint. The picture has a pink background and a large white flower shape, with writing in blue and yellow on each petal.

Various circles and florals in pastels, including a pink flower/clover in a blue circle, a white daisy-type flower in an orange circle ringed with yellow and another in a yellow circle, and an orange circle and a blue circle interesecting with the small overlap in yellow

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Cozy Cabins in the Nordic North

Nordic countries have no shortage of great design and beautiful landscapes. This makes the region popular for cozy accommodations that lie in harmony with nature, while keeping visitors comfortable in the arctic cold. Here are a few of our favorites!

The Glass Resort in Joulumaantie, Finland

In the Lapland Forrest of Finland, VOID Architecture designed a collection of wood and glass houses called Glass Resort. With an igloo-like shape and large windows, visitors are treated to gorgeous views of the surrounding forest, starry night skies and the northern lights.

A Hiking Pit Stop in Hammerfest, Norway

Commissioned by the town’s local chapter of the Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT), this small cabin in Hammerfest, sits atop jagged mountain terrain. The small space provides a cozy spot for hikers to stop, warm up, and take in incredible views of the expansive landscape and skies.

Hammerfest Hiking Cabin - SPINN Arkitekter

Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT) Cabin in Hammerfest

Hammerfest Hiking Cabin - SPINN Arkitekter

The 7th Room at Sweden’s Tree Hotel

The 7th Room is just one of the amazing accommodations available at Sweden’s Treehotel. The structure, which was designed by architecture firm Snøhetta, is intended to blend in with the forrest around it. Floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights allow for multiple viewpoints of the northern lights overhead.

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The Exploratorium

Construction of the stunning Exploratorium museum, designed by Bernard Tschumi Architects, has been completed in Tianjin, China. The building was designed with influence from the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute, who suggested the architecture should represent the deep industrial history of Tianjin. When the building opens in August of this year, it will house art galleries along with space for events, offices, restaurants and retail. 

The Exploratorium by Bernard Tschumi Architects

The Exploratorium by Bernard Tschumi Architects

The Exploratorium by Bernard Tschumi Architects

The Exploratorium by Bernard Tschumi Architects

The Exploratorium by Bernard Tschumi Architects

The Exploratorium by Bernard Tschumi Architects

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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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