Bloody amazing gifs by Paolo Ceric aka Patakk using Processing,Cinema 4D and After Effects. Click here to see more of his work
Australian illustrator James Gulliver Hancock jeopardizes accurate perspective , proportion and color to add a childlike, colorful and playful interpretation of buildings. The sketches are from his new book “All the Buildings in New York *That I’ve Drawn So Far” by Universe Publishing (Rizzoli). It would be so nice if the city was really looking like that!
A Chinese newspaper’s headquarters (as seen from one angle) conveying the right message for prees freedom in China. Via Dezzen
Hotel Zlatibor in the Serbian city of Užice opened its doors on 24 September 1981. It was designed by a (then) young architect Svetlana Radovic and nicknamed ”Sivonja,” which means “The Gray Ox,” an affectionate reference to its color and shape. Luxuriously designed with a piano bar and rooms dressed in brown velvet and employing he best chefs, waiters, confectioners and other service personnel the Grey Ox was both a tourist magnet and a symbol of of Yugoslav confidence. During the 90s and in connection with the collapse of Yugoslavia, the sanctions against Serbia and consequently the complete lack of maintenance, the building started steadily decaying. Nowadays, the Ox might be old but it still maintains its strength: beautiful and dynamic architecture and the hotel still operating!
I love that picture because It shows the context in which this bold building was built and how pioneering and progressive architecture can be.
Pictures taken on April 2013 by WWT
Story of hotel Zlatibor VIA
Fuck Yeah Brutalism is a great blog that celebrates the movement with so many imposing buildings that bring tears of pleasure in your eyes (and make it very hard to decide which ones to post). WWT holds dear thoughts of béton armé and its graceful application and hopes that blogs like Fuck Yeah Brutalism will help to bring bruto-skepticals back to their senses and make them passionately exclaim “Such clarity! Such elegance! Such beauty! “
Mailman Center for Child Development, University of Miami, Florida, 1972, by Ferendino Grafton Spillis Candela
Primary School, Quarzazate, Morocco, 1966, by Jean-François Zevaco
Osaka University of the Arts, Japan, 1965-67 by Daiichi Kobo Planning Group
picture by Lidija Kljakic
he couldn’t believe how easy it was
he put the gun into his face
(so much blood from such a tiny little hole)
problems have solutions
a lifetime of fucking things up fixed in one determined flash
in this world
the deepest shade of mushroom blue
spilling out of my head
(Nine Inch Nails, 1994)
On decay and abandonment: a Russian Missile factory, a theater in Chicago, the House of the Communist Party in Bulgaria, a power plant in Ultrecht and a dreamland in Japan are going down the downward spiral.
Listen to the downward spiral here.
Images via the Idialist.
One Shot Music Video , shot Live at an Indian rooftop (or 7 minutes of music pleasure!)
Sound by Dub FX feat. CAde & Mahesh Vinayakram ,film by Shaaze Merchant. Who said that music videos need to be expensive in order to be good?
A mixture of skateboard art and art-art! (Skater: Killian Martin, Film: Brett Novak,Concept: Kay Walkowiak ). I am not quite sure if the the pieces in the gallery are minimalist art works but they certainly look like ones. Plus they are interestingly marked with lines from the skate’s wheels and charmingly chapped from the use! With an increasing demand for “interactive” exhibitions in museums, “skaters on the loose” might be a cool idea; certainly more interesting than pressing buttons in some interactive board.
Defect of the video: the music…but if you turn off the whining ballad you should be fine.
A hand-picked selection from Americal Apparel‘s slideshows presenting an ideal word were all the girls are pretty, long-haired, young, stylish, fit, gracious, healthy, full of promises, the sun is shining and everything smells of candy!
This is not something brand new for the word but it is the first time it is done in Athens: BASE Jump from Apollo tower in Riancour street. The video ignited multiple reactions and comments about the legitimacy of this action coming from a number of prudent citizens who demand that the jumper gets arrested and punished; claiming reasons of safety and security. WWT wants to comment that BASE jump, like any other urban sport, such as parkour, skate or bmx offers new readings of the urban landscape, breaks the borders of regular and organized urban behaviour and as such it bears risk (mainly for the doer) but also responsibility .Unfortunately prudent citizens assume that everybody except them is irresponsible or perhaps they are green with envy for not having the guts to jump themselves!
Have you ever wished you could control the weather? Well now you can ! The Rain Room is an interactive installation by Random International (what a name!) currently in the Curve in Barbican where the visitors stroll amidst the rain without getting wet! Sensors detect where they are standing, and the rain stops around their bodies, giving them an experience of how it might feel to control the rain.The space is also shared by dancers from Wayne McGregor that perform a continuous 24h choreography which adds a whole new dimension to the installation and turns every visit to a personal experience.
Birdhouses from Catalan architect Aleix Antillach
An alphabetical list of the most important architects with their best known building. Concept and Animation: Andrea Stinga, Federico Gonzalez, Art Direction: Federico Gonzalez, Music: The Butterfly from Eugene C.Rose and George Ruble.