Sensation

If only we were currently swimming in the fresh blue waters in the heart of Italy right now.   Alas the fantasy it is not so, and as the reality of mountains of editing from my latest shoot (which I cannot wait to show you my lovely friends) literally ‘sinks’ in I can only dream

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Stephan Zirwes showcases swimming pools in abstract aerial photographs

Photographer Stephan Zirwes uses drones to shoot aerial views of public swimming pools, in a bid to make people appreciate the value of free swimming facilities. The Pools series features an assortment of different public pools, from standard lap pools to ones in unusual shapes. They are all photographed from directly overhead, and set against a custom-made backdrop

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Valentin Jeck photographs Yugoslavia’s concrete architecture for MoMA exhibition

Photographer Valentin Jeck has travelled around the region of former Yugoslavia to capture images of its brutalist architecture for MoMA’s Toward a Concrete Utopia exhibition. Jeck’s series of images are blown up and displayed around the galleries of the New York museum as part of the exhibition, which opened to the public yesterday, 15 July

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“Edward Burtynsky is one of the most interesting photographers of buildings”

The abstract landscapes depicted in the work of photographer Edward Burtynsky offer a frightening look at the extent of human impact on Earth, says Owen Hatherley. I’m in a gallery looking at several enormous photographs, though it isn’t clear that they are photographs, unless you look at the captions. Some look like abstract expressionist paintings, swirls of

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Frida Escobedo’s Serpentine Pavilion revealed in photography by Ste Murray

This slideshow of images offers a closer look at this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, designed by Mexican architect Frida Escobedo, which was unveiled yesterday in Kensington Gardens, London. Escobedo’s pavilion is framed by walls of concrete tiles, designed as a reinterpretation of the perforated “celosia” wall that is common in Mexican architecture. It also features a

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Common Denominator

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re missing out on something that everyone else knows about but you.  I somehow once missed a group message where my friends had organised tickets to see one of my favourite bands and I didn’t realise until it was too late ..  let’s just say fomo is my

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Cloud Blue

I turned 30 in December and wanted to do something special together with my friends. I booked a trip to this deamy hotel, Cloud Blue at Mykonos. It was hard to capture this beautiful place but here’s some of my photos. Except that our villa and studios were beyond our expectations, we also had the […]

Bliss Part I

Inspiration GALLERY Province of Krabi – Andaman Sea / Railay Beach / Ko Poda, May 2018

Myanmar travel journal: a story of not every trip is sunshine and rainbows

It all started with starting to question myself. It was around Christmas time, and we’ve committed to attending a wedding of a couple that I’ve never met. The groom is a childhood friend of Abel’s and we thought what better opportunity to reconnect with an old friend, and when else would we ever go to […]

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Destruction of brutalist buildings shown at Boston photography exhibition

The razing of notable brutalist buildings from the 1960s and 1970s, including work by architects Paul Rudolph and Alison and Peter Smithson, is the subject of a photography exhibition at a Boston art gallery. The Brutal Destruction show is on view at the Pinkcomma art gallery in the city’s South End district. Running until 3

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17 Dubai architecture studios photographed by Marc Goodwin

For the next in his studio photography series, Marc Goodwin visited the Dubai offices of 17 architecture practices, including Grimshaw and Gensler.  Unlike the cities Goodwin has previously visited for his series, such as Shanghai, London and Barcelona, there were few instances of architecture offices adapting historic buildings in Dubai. The recent building boom in the United Arab Emirates

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New photos explore Álvaro Siza’s 1970s social-housing project SAAL Bouça

A social housing complex designed by Portuguese architect Álvaro Siza in the 1970s is captured in this new photography series by Zeynep Yılmaztürk​. Yılmaztürk, a photographer based in Istanbul, took the photos of SAAL Bouça in Porto, a housing scheme designed by the Pritzker Prize winner when he worked for Portugal’s national housing association, but which

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Yueqi Jazzy Li captures the “sublime quality” of Jiakun Architects’ Chengdu sculpture museum

New photographs by Yueqi Jazzy Li capture the interplay of natural light on the raw concrete walls in this sculpture museum by Jiakun Architects in Chengdu, China. The New York-based architect and photographer travelled to the province of Sichuan to shoot the Luyeyuan Buddhist Sculpture Museum, which completed in 2002. “Nearly 16 years later, it

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Take a peek behind the scenes via our new factories Pinterest board

Our new Pinterest board features a mixture of eye-catching factories and conversion projects, including Alastair Philip Wiper’s photographs of the Adidas factory in Indonesia and a Beijing industrial building converted into an artist’s home and studio….

Marc Goodwin photographs 14 architecture studios in Barcelona

Photographer Marc Goodwin visited Barcelona for the the next instalment of his series on architects’ offices around the world, shooting among others the workspace created inside a former cement factory by Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. Goodwin, who heads up architectural photography studio Archmospheres, shot 14 workspaces around the city, including the offices of Ricardo Bofill, Office of Architecture

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“The only things I’ve ever kept are photographs,” says John Pawson

Minimalist John Pawson turned to architecture after failing as a Buddhist monk and a sports photographer. As a book of his photographs goes on sale, he spoke to Dezeen about how he discovered his love of colour through Instagram. Called Spectrum and published by Phaidon, the book contains pairings of photographs taken by Pawson, whose studio is

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Photography by Jose Manuel Ballester offers glimpse inside Norman Foster Foundation archive

Photographer Jose Manuel Ballester provides an intimate look inside the Norman Foster Foundation in Madrid for his book Spaces, detailing the architect’s vast collection that ranges from a car owned by Le Corbusier to a model of Apple Park. Founded in 1999, the Norman Foster Foundation supports the development of the new generations of architects, designers

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Competition: win a book of photos showing New York and Los Angeles from above

Dezeen is giving away five copies of LA NY: Aerial Photographs of Los Angeles and New York – a book brimming with aerial images that architect Jeffrey Milstein took while leaning out of helicopters and small aeroplanes. On his exploit, architect-turned-photographer Milstein toured the two US cities using a camera mounted on a stabilising gyro,

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Kate Ballis’ infrared photography displays California modernism in vivid hues

Australian photographer Kate Ballis has toured Palm Springs with an infrared camera and coloured filters to produce these images, which show the muted desert city in lucid purple, pink and red tones. Melbourne-based Ballis created the Infra Realism series to offer alternative views of Palm Springs’ famed mid-20th century architecture, having captured its vistas many times

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Photographs capture cats, laundry and everyday life in Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67

Architectural photographer James Brittain has explored the hidden nooks and apartments of Moshe Safdie’s Habitat 67, offering a glimpse of day-to-day life in the famous brutalist complex in Montreal over 50 years after it was completed. Rather than focusing on the “formally breathtaking” elements of the Israeli-Canadian architect’s groundbreaking 1960s housing complex, Brittain’s Revisited: Habitat 67 series

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Drone footage offers aerial vantage of Bogotá’s major architectural projects

Graphic designer Camilo Monzón Navas has used a drone to capture architectural sites across Colombia’s capital city Bogotá, including projects by notable architect Rogelio Salmona, a bullring and a domed planetarium. Navas came up with the idea for the Aerial Facades photoset while viewing the city from the top of the 10-storey apartment block he lives

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Blade Runner-style photographs capture Tokyo’s infrastructure

Australian photographer Tom Blachford waited until night to capture these neon-tinted photographs of Tokyo’s metabolist buildings, which he says could have been built in a “distant future”. For his latest series, Blachford was influenced by the futuristic appearance of the country’s post-war modernist architectural movement, metabolism – pioneered by Japanese architect Kenzo Tange. The Pritzker

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A little bit of spring

It might be a bit early to start dreaming about spring already. But I’m doing it anyway! At least it feels like spring at home.

Paul Raphaelson photographs Williamsburg’s derelict Domino Sugar Factory ahead of redevelopment

American artist Paul Raphaelson has published photographs of Brooklyn’s dilapidated Domino Sugar Factory, revealing the eerie rust-covered spaces along the East River that were abandoned in 2004 and demolished a decade later. The photographs were taken by Raphaelson in August and October of 2013, just months before most of the complex was demolished by real-estate

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New work for JM with Stylist Pella Hedeby

New work together with Stylist Pella Hedeby for JM.Filed under: Inspiration, Interior, Photography, Work

Birthday mood

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New work for JM

Here’s some of my favorites from my latest work for JM together with dear Marie Ramse.Filed under: Inspiration, Interior, Photography, Work

Iwan Baan photographs MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza in the Beijing haze

These images taken by Dutch photographer Iwan Baan capture the mountainous forms of MAD’s new Beijing skyscraper complex against a humid August sky.  Baan’s photographs show the 10 rounded structures that make up the 220,000-square-metre Chaoyang Park Plaza – completed by MAD earlier this year – juxtaposed with a skyli ne dominated by boxy tower blocks. The photographer, who is

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New photographs reveal the feat of engineering behind the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s dome

These photographs by Luc Boegly and Sergio Grazia show the complex engineering of the vast dome that is suspended over the galleries of Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. Meetings between the the French architect and engineers Buro Happold began in 2007, with the architect laying out his vision for an art gallery like

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Hufton + Crow photographs MAD’s Huangshan Mountain Village in the dawn light

Photographer Allan Crow battled treacherous terrain, high humidity and swarms of insects to capture these images of MAD’s latest project – a group of topography-inspired housing blocks in China’s Huangshan mountain range. Officially unveiled earlier this month, Huangshan Mountain Village is a housing complex on the shore of Taiping Lake, designed by MAD to mimic the granite contours of

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Image of swimming pool with vaulted ceiling named best architecture photograph of 2017

This shot of a dramatically lit swimming pool, taken by Terrence Zhang, has been named architectural photograph of the year. Shanghai-based photographer Zhang was named overall winner in this year’s Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards during the World Architecture Festival in Berlin last week. He was awarded the title for an almost symmetrical image, which

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Twigs and knit

Twigs from last week when shooting autumn and Christmas themes with Pella Hedeby for IKEA Livet Hemma. And new knit from H&M in one of my favorite shades. Advertisements Filed under: Fashion, Inspiration, Interior, Photography, Work

Photographer Will Scott celebrates the varied architecture of London Underground stations

Will Scott’s Architecture of the Underground photo series showcases the diverse designs of London’s Tube stations, from the art-deco of Arnos Grove to the high-tech of Canary Wharf. Scott, who splits his time between London and Edinburgh, had the idea for the images after he made a chance visit to Arnos Grove station two years

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Eerily beautiful photographs of abandoned architecture for Halloween

This Halloween, we’ve brought together the best photography of spooky spaces, including a city consumed by sand, a deserted Japanese theme park, and decaying insane asylums. Les Sables du Temps by Romain Veillon French photographer Romain Veillon explored an abandoned town that is slowly being consumed by the Namib desert to create these images of

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New products

I recently discovered the skincare The Ordinary from Deciem and the inside is as good as the outside. I’m already addicted to it. I’m also trying out the new hand soap and hand lotion from Le Labo and I’m loving the luxurious fragrance.Filed under: Inspiration, Interior, Photography

10 buildings that use classic cars to improve their image

Classic cars are frequently used as props when photographing newly completed architecture projects, while sometimes entire homes are designed around their owner’s automobiles. We’ve chosen 10 where photogenic vehicles compliment the buildings, from a countryside retirement home to a converted windowless garage. Villa SG21 by FillieVerhoeven Architects A silver Jaguar E-Type Coupe takes centre stage in this photograph

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Lights

  Inspiration GALLERY Montreal, 2013-2016  

Frank Lloyd Wright’s lesser-known designs are captured in new images

Architecture photographer Andrew Peilage has documented 50 buildings by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, including less famous projects like a church topped with a blue-domed roof, a long red barn and a wooden windmill. As a long-time fan of the modernist architect, Phoenix-based Peilage took the images as part of an endeavour to document all

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MVRDV’s “Seoul High Line” captured in new photographs

Four months after MVRDV revealed its plant-covered walkway on a former elevated highway in Seoul, photographer Jim Stephenson visited the project to see how it is settling into the city. Known by locals as the Seoul High Line, Seoullo 7017 is a 983-metre-long park created on a disused stretch of road built in the 1970s. Featuring

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Shortlist unveiled for best architecture photograph of 2017

A concrete-framed gymnasium in China, a seemingly endless atrium in South Africa and a flag-covered facade in Singapore all feature among the images vying to be named architecture photograph of the year. There are 20 photographs recognised in the Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards 2017. The photographer with the most entries on the list is Shanghai-based

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New images capture MAD’s rock-shaped Chaoyang Park Plaza

This new set of images by photographer Khoo Guo Jie captures the mountain-inspired details of Chinese firm MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza as it nears completion in Beijing. Khoo Guo Jie’s photographs document the skyscrapers, office blocks and public space that make up the 120,000-square-metre complex built on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park – one of the city’s largest parklands.

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Ghana’s “UFO-like” National Theatre photographed by Julien Lanoo

French photographer Julien Lanoo took these images of the National Theatre of Ghana built in Accra in the early 90s, which features smooth, white volumes elevated above the surrounding streetscape. Lanoo has travelled to Ghana regularly in recent years to photograph or film architectural projects including an eco lodge in Cape Three Points and a children’s hospital in

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Photographer Marc Goodwin reveals new buildings under construction in Chinese city Ningbo

This set of images by photographer Marc Goodwin shows major new buildings under construction in Ningbo, China, by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners and Schmidt Hammer Lassen. The photographer travelled to the coastal Chinese city, which contains one of the world’s biggest ports, to capture the progress of the Rogers Stirk Harbour-designed residential tower complex, Ningbo Gateway, and three Schmidt Hammer Lassen projects: Ningbo

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mewly check-in #16: the hybrid life

Since we last spoke, we’ve been across to country for some amazing projects in Las Vegas and San Francisco, and many many photos have been waiting for me edit. Is it possible for them to edit themselves? There’s a joke in here somewhere. the agenda Can you believe it’s almost fashion week season? I’m still […]

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Eric Randall Morris mutates architectural photos to show “a distorted vision of the American dream”

Vernacular American architecture is removed from its context, distorted and turned into fantastical patterns in this manipulated photography set by architect and designer Eric Randall Morris. The ongoing series, titled An American Hyperreality, “explores a distorted vision of the American dream” according to Morris. The set is roughly split into two types of image. The

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Oracle Fox x CR.Capsule

  One of Australia’s largest fashion juggernauts released a press release this week stating… “It’s Country Road, but not as you know it”. It’s been near to seven years now since I began in the fashion industry.  It’s difficult to put into words what it feels like to have begun an independent website at the eve of the […]

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Denis Esakov uses drone photography to capture Moscow’s landmark buildings from above

Photographer Denis Esakov has used a drone-mounted camera to trace the history of Moscow’s architecture, featuring buildings from the city’s constructivist era alongside contemporary designs by architects including Zaha Hadid and David Adjaye. Local architectural photographer Esakov spent a year using a remote-controlled drone with a built-in camera to take the images, which are published in the book, Spying on Moscow: A Winged

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Jade Doskow’s Lost Utopias photo series documents past World’s Fairs sites

Photographer Jade Doskow has spent the last decade documenting crumbling and thriving World’s Fair sites across North America and Europe for her Lost Utopias series. Once a display of the time’s most pioneering ideas, these exposition sites now exist predominantly in a state of decline or dereliction. The dystopian-style series has seen Doskow travel to and photograph the remaining

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10 of the most captivating photo series to celebrate World Photography Day

Today is World Photography Day, and to mark the occasion we’ve rounded up 10 of the best photo series published on Dezeen over the past year – including 360-views of the Tate Switch House, an insight into Pyongyang’s unique architecture, and a look inside the flats of the Barbican estate. Barbican residents offer a look inside their

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Paris’ most eye-catching buildings take centre stage in Sebastian Weiss’ latest photo series

The silvery skin of Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie de Paris concert hall and the cauliflower-like balconies of the Choux de Créteil tower blocks by Gérard Grandval are among the details captured by photographer Sebastian Weiss on his last trip to Paris. The photos are the second instalment from Weiss’ ongoing Dramatis Personae series, which has previously seen the architectural photographer document landmark buildings in Portugal, Denmark and

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Summer in mind

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Photographer Paul Raftery captures the “crazy array of architecture” in Expo 2017 host city Astana

These new images by British photographer Paul Raftery reveal the post-Soviet-era architecture that can be found in Kazakhstani capital Astana, which is hosting the world expo this year. The photographs show buildings that can be found in the downtown area of the city, from simple tower blocks to highly decorative structures. With Astana Expo 2017 taking place across the summer, this architecture has

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Royal Mail’s latest stamp collection celebrates the UK’s “renaissance of contemporary architecture”

Zaha Hadid’s London Aquatics Centre, EMBT’s Scottish Parliament and Haworth Tompkins’s Stirling-Prize-winning Everyman Theatre are just some of the landmark buildings featured on a new set of UK stamps dedicated to contemporary architecture. Designed by London design agency GBH, the Royal Mail Special Stamps Collection features 10 of the most famous public buildings from the last two decades. The buildings

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Christ & Gantenbein’s concrete extension to National Museum Zurich photographed by Rory Gardiner

British photographer Rory Gardiner took these shots of Christ & Gantenbein’s angular concrete extension to the National Museum Zurich when it was bathed in late winter sunlight. Gardiner visited Zurich in early March to shoot the new wing Christ & Gantenbein designed for the museum, which houses the largest collection of cultural and historical items in Switzerland. The Basel architecture practice selected raw concrete for the extension, which opened last summer, to

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maui travel journal

Aloha! I’m not going to lie, it took a minute to put these photos together, I guess you could say that I wasn’t ready to have my closure with this magical island, Maui. It’s been over two years since the last time we were in Hawaii. She’s just as beautiful, and gives me so much to […]

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Key projects by influential Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi

With Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi set to deliver the Royal Academy’s annual architecture lecture this evening, here’s a look at four pivotal projects the architect built in Ahmedabad, captured by photographer Edmund Sumner. As one of India’s most influential 20th century architects, and an important collaborator of both Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn, Doshi has an impressive portfolio spanning over 70 years. Through the

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Simone Bossi captures glimpses of light in Amanda Levete’s subterranean gallery at London’s V&A museum

Architecture photographer Simone Bossi honed in on just the skylights and staircases of the newly opened underground gallery at the V&A museum, which was designed by Stirling Prize-winning architect Amanda Levete and her firm AL_A. Bossi used a tripod to create a series of restricted viewpoints of the recently completed gallery and courtyard known as the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter for Issue 43 of the

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Diébédo Francis Kéré’s Serpentine Pavilion photographed by Jim Stephenson

These images by architectural photographer Jim Stephenson offer an in-depth look at this year’s Serpentine Pavilion, an indigo-blue structure designed by Burkinabe architect Diébédo Francis Kéré. Stephenson took the photographs at a press preview of the pavilion this morning, ahead of its official opening on 23 June. The oval-shaped structure, designed by Berlin- and Burkina Faso-based Kéré, is defined by curving indigo-blue

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Architects unveil energy-themed pavilions at Astana Expo 2017

The Astana Expo opened to the public last week in the Kazakhstani capital. These images by architectural photographer Paul Raftery reveal the myriad pavilions on display, including the UK offering designed by Asif Khan and Brian Eno.  Raftery took the photographs at the opening of the Astana Expo 2017, where over 100 countries are presenting exhibitions and pavilions under the theme Future Energy.

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Ceramics Sand

I’m so glad to announce that we’re/Melo expanding our assortment of handcrafted products from Sweden. Last week we launched Ceramics Sand in a limited collection of 50 copies of 5 products; a plate, a small plate, a saucer, a bowl and a cup. The collection is designed by me and handcrafted in Dalarna by the talented […]

Foster and Heatherwick complete Shanghai theatre with curtain-like facade

Images have emerged of a new arts and culture centre by Foster + Partners and Heatherwick Studio, which forms part of a new financial quarter the two firms are building on Shanghai’s waterfront. The Fosun Foundation is the centrepiece of the Bund Finance Center, a new mixed-use complex designed by Norman Foster’s architecture firm and Thomas Heatherwick’s

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Photographs by Yueqi Jazzy Li provide first look at Ole Scheeren’s Guardian Arts Center in Beijing

These new photographs by Yueqi Jazzy Li reveal the “pixelated” forms of the Guardian Arts Center by Büro Ole Scheeren as it nears completion in Beijing. Scheeren’s architecture firm unveiled the new headquarters for the country’s oldest art auction house, China Guardian, in mid-2015. Conceived as the world’s first major museum and auction house hybrid, the arts centre provides two large auction halls, as

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Peter Zumthor’s stilted Zinc Mine Museum captured in photography by Aldo Amoretti

These new images of the Peter Zumthor-designed Zinc Mine Museum were taken by Barcelona-based photographer Aldo Amoretti during a winter trip to southern Norway. Zumthor designed a series of buildings for the site of the former Allmannajuvet zinc mines in Sauda, and they opened to the public for the first time in late 2016. Amoretti visited the museum during November

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Ole Scheeren’s pixellated MahaNakhon tower photographed by Hufton + Crow

British duo Hufton + Crow visited Bangkok to capture these images of Thailand’s tallest tower, which was designed by Ole Scheeren and features modular cutaways spiralling around its facades. The 77-storey MahaNakhon tower topped out in 2015, becoming the tallest building in the Thai capital at 314 metres. As the project neared completion last year,

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Lighthouse

From my latest work for JM together with dear Marie Ramse. I fell in love with this apartment right away. Go to the Hitta hem blog to see more! Styling Marie Ramse Photography me Client JMFiled under: Inspiration, Interior, Photography, Work

New photographs offer a look inside a modernist theatre in Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh

Neelam Theatre, one of three cinemas built as part of Le Corbusier’s construction of Chandigarh, is revealed in these new images by British photographer Edmund Sumner. Built in the early 1950s, Neelam Theatre is located in Sector 17, the commercial district of the modernist city that was famously masterplanned by Le Corbusier in post-independence India. But the building was actually

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MAD’s mountain-shaped tower complex nears completion in Beijing

New images by photographer Edmon Leong offer a first look at the nearly completed glass volumes of MAD’s Chaoyang Park Plaza – a commercial and residential complex based on rock formations in Beijing. MAD’s 120,000-square-metre complex of skyscrapers, office blocks and public spaces is located in Beijing’s central business district, which sits on the southern edge of Chaoyang Park –

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Hammershøi vase

Spring feeling! Photo from this bright morning at home with the large Hammershøi vase in white and my favourite spring flowers in it. The vase is from the Hammershøi range and comes in four sizes and six colours. Which one is your favorite? The Hammershøi range is designed by Hans-Christian Bauer. Styling and photography by me. Post in collaboration with Kähler.Filed under: Interior, Photography, Work

Kris Provoost photographs the most flamboyant architecture of China’s building boom

OMA’s trouser-shaped CCTV tower and Herzog & de Meuron’s Bird’s Nest stadium feature in this photo series by Kris Provoost, which documents the “weird architecture” China has tried to ban. Architect Kris Provoost, who lives and works in Shanghai, spent seven years creating The Beautified China photoset. In it he captures some of the more unusual projects created by world-renowned architecture practices

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