ok, i don’t know what this is. nor, to be clear, do i have any interest in knowing what it is. or what purpose it serves.
from my perspective it’s a giant plastic people mover tube that goes from nowhere to nowhere. maybe it has a real world utility. i don’t want to know what that real world utility might be. but isn’t it amazing?
this giant long plastic centipede. what if it’s a time travel portal? or is that too obvious? maybe it connects wormholes?
i’m working under the assumption that yes, that’s what it’s designed and built for. i’m including it in my architecture blog because it’s architecture. someone designed it and someone built it and it holds people (as far as i can tell. well, it held me for a minute while i was inside taking pictures).
it’s nice that it’s clear, so that when people go from wormhole to wormhole they can look outside. that’s very considerate on the part of the architect and engineer.
The cabin was constructed out of a desire to directly design and build as a singular act. The structure consists of douglas fir columns, rough sawn fir lumber, and planed fir interior finish. Click here to read more!
A topographical approach was developed to sculpt the land and to integrate the architecture with nature…concrete structures and garden slabs bind into the topography and others subtly stand out through a mesh of wood in the landscape, created through a succession of structural frames. Click here to read more!
Milan-based painter Fabio Giampietro creates trippy bird’s-eye views from the tops of hi-rises in his series “Vertigo”. Each painting consists of monochromatic warping towers that ‘rush’ toward the ground, the perspective diminishing at an exceeding rate. Click here to read more!
The dwelling is a summer home developed in the coastal desert of Lima. The stretch of land stands on a moderate slope in a privileged location with a frontal view to a golf course and a lateral view to the sea. Click here to read more!
Combining his mastery of photography and passion for deep-sea diving, Austrian artist Andreas Franke transformed the shipwrecked USS Vandenberg into a subterranean gallery 130 feet below sea level. Accessible only by scuba diving, Franke’s surreal photographs decorated the outer-walls of the Vandenberg, breathing new life into the haunting silence of the ruined majestic vessel. Click here to read more!
"The parti reflects the program through a composition of three diaphanous pavilions around a central, unifying courtyard…A series of overlapping reflecting ponds contained within the central courtyard instill a sense of meditation and retreat where one can contemplate the ocean and sky." Click here to read more!
In his beguiling photo series “Sitting on the Wall: Haikou V,” Chinese artist Weng Fen captures young women and new cities on the precipice of change. The backs of the young women face us, giving no hint of a personal identity, save for their slightly varied school uniforms. Meanwhile, the booming new buildings dominate the background, their postmodern facades signifying an increase of investment and oncoming changes throughout Chinese cities. Read more!