World's First Invisible Highrise - The 450m Tall Infinity Tower - Granted Permit 450-meter Tower Infinity Now Set to Begin Construction Pasadena, Calif., September 04, 2013 – GDS Architects is pleased to announce that it's 450 meter tall Tower Infinity observation tower has received Permit approval for construction near Incheon International Airport just outside of Seoul, Korea. GDS in collaboration with Samoo Architects and A&U were awarded first prize in a National Design Competition sponsored by Korea Land Housing (LH) to provide Design and Engineering services for the 450 meter tall Observation Tower poised to become Korea's National Landmark back in April 2011. In addition, GDS Architects won the original International Idea Competition out of 146 entries from 46 countries in December of 2008.
La Luna Electrica justement: UranusRelated just got back from Montreal and my car has the diameter of Uranus kilometres on it (top that for nedleyness) (via cinoh-deactivated20120915) (Source : b-asik, via kikisloane) Grégoire Alexandre Grégoire Alexandre is a French photographer, famous for his surrealist works. For many years, Grégoire has studied film. Today he takes pictures especially for fashion, advertising and working with artists and musicians, including the creation of album covers. His world is totally surreal and crazy. Here is a selection of his work to discover in this article, and more on his portfolio.
Remedios Varo Remedios Varo Biography Remedios Varo's storied life began in 1908 when she was born in Spain. She fled the Spanish Civil War and headed to Paris to further her artistry in Surrealism. The surrealist movement was strong there and she honed her skills along with painters who received more notoriety. The Nazi occupation of France forced Varo into exile. She made it out safe and in 1941 arrived in Mexico City where she remained the remainder of her life. Jeff Koons Jeff Koons was born in York, Pennsylvania in 1955. He studied at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1976. Fortress Of Solitude: Is Apple’s New iHub True To The Brand's Vision? Last week, tech giant Apple’s new corporate "spaceship" received initial approval by Cupertino’s planning commission—final city council votes will happen in May. The colossal building, designed by renowned UK firm Foster + Partners, is already (in)famous for its monolithic O shape, garnering attention at the level of any other Apple product in the last decade. Indeed, the iHub looks to be just that: the quintessential example of architecture as product and a potent symbol for the power of shrewd branding. Apple is under heightened scrutiny following the death of its founder and marketing figurehead, Steve Jobs.
Arne Quinze ONE WORLD by The People of Tomorrow Arne Quinze, Tomorrowland & De Schorre are building a state-of-the-art, permanent public artwork and invite the whole world to help. Follow the making of here! www.peopleoftomorrow.com My Secret Garden / Rockstrangers Book Arne Quinze invited author Saskia de Coster for a unique project that will enlargen the scope of both the Rock Strangers project (Ostend) and the Secret Garden exhibition (Rotterdam). Anamorphic illusions Spanning over 30 years, Swiss artist Felice Varini has been mesmerizing viewers with his anamorphic illusions. The artist, who resides in Paris, displays his illusionary work in both private and public spaces. The urban paintings require a specific point of view to visualize the geometric shapes he creates as a continuous whole. From any other standpoint, the piece is fragmented and may not align properly. Varini’s works appear effortless, often employing simple shapes like circles and lines.
Damien Hirst DAMIEN HIRST Isonicotinoyl Chloride, 2005 Household gloss on canvas 84 x 84 inches (213.4 x 213.4 cm) Damien Hirst Listed Exhibitions (81 Kb)Damien Hirst Bibliography (122 Kb) Damien Hirst was born in Bristol in 1965. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London and first came to public attention in 1988 when he conceived and curated "Freeze," an exhibition of his work and that of his friends and fellow students at Goldsmiths. In the near quarter century since that pivotal show, Hirst has become one of the most prominent artists of his generation.
GREEN FLOAT/Shimizu's Dream - Shimizu Corporation Going Beyond CO2 Reduction to Carbon Negative To create a city that absorbs CO2 like a plant, we will employ environmental technologies to achieve a carbon negative system. Switch to a Compact City and Conversion of Industrial Structure (CO2 Reduction: About 40%) Reduce CO2 through more efficient transportation and distribution resulting from the shift to a compact city. Energy Conservation (CO2 Reduction: About 30%)
Linn Olofsdotter She was born in Sweden, worked in Brazil and is now settled in the Portland area. The prolific illustrator and mixed-media artist Linn Olofsdotter is a global citizen of the most interesting kind. Her own life in different locales gives her many sources of inspiration and most likely helps her flex her illustration muscle to meet the needs of a vast variety of clients. Collage art & Illustrations by Sammy Slabbinck “ Play me “ original paper collage © Sammy Slabbinck 2017 “ Autumn , almost ready “ original paper collage “ Quiet “ original paper collage “ Sour times “ original paper collage Books that will induce a mindfuck Here is the list of books that will officially induce mindfucks, sorted alphabetically by author. Those authors in bold have been recommended by one or more people as being generally mindfucking - any books listed under their names are particularly odd. You're welcome to /msg me to make an addition to this list. And finally, although he's way down at the bottom, my personal recommendation is definitely Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States, as it turns the ultimate mindfuck: inverting the world-view of our entire culture, and it is non-fiction.