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A Different View of Istanbul

Thoughts of Istanbul recall familiar imagery; Ottoman architecture, the mosques and bazaars. It is a traditional Middle Eastern city with an abundant historical and cultural heritage and oriental color schemes. However, there is so much more to this Turkish city of 15 million. A minimalist street photography profile on Instagram, Cimkedi, reveals this historic metropolis in an entirely different light, presenting a surprising ...

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Baumraum Treehouses

Conceived as an experimental research project, a treehouse in Berlin has been designed to serve as an oasis of tranquility set within an urban context. Completed by German design office Baumraum, the scheme seeks to add to the city’s collection of small alternative constructions, while preserving the existing tree population of the 650 ...

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Gustafson Porter proposed a design for an extraordinary living experience at Marina Bay in Singapore

Marina Bay business district in Singapore is about to rise a living standards with the new series of residential building complex proposed by the London-based firm Gustafson Porter. The newest addition to Marina Bay named Marina One, will be distinguished by vertical gardens full of ...

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The Redesigned Stanley Building, Kings Cross

Seven Pancras Square has an unrivalled location at the gateway to Kings Cross. Built in 1864 to provide accommodation for Kings Cross workers, there were originally 5 blocks housing 104 families. The remaining building fell into disuse in the 1970s. Now the building has been redesigned by James Wells Architects into a ...

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Tracie Cheng’s Captivating Abstract Paintings

A former architecture student and an artist Tracie Cheng creates a unique and recognisable art that combines meticulous precision with distinguished artistic expression in beautiful abstract paintings. Tracie fell in love with watercolors ...

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CRG Architecture Consultants’ Solution for overcrowded Slums in Mumbai

A Spanish firm, CRG architecture consultants,with offices in Barcelona, New York, Lagos and Shenzhen, has proposed a solution for the ovepopulated Mumbai Dharavi slum, known as the most crowded ghetto in the world. The project suggests densely stacked recycled shipping containers that form two towers ...

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Wolfgang Flammersfeld Illuminates Drachenburg Castle

A light installation by German artist Wolfgang Flammersfeld illuminates Schloss Drachenburg, a fairy tale castle built in the 1880s that stands halfway between the city of Königswinter and the Drachenfels. With its dreamy spires, mock battlements and square clock tower, Schloss Drachenburg palace looks like a cross between a medieval castle, a Gothic ...

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Curiosity Cloud by Mischler-Tixler

In an ongoing collaboration with Perrier-Jouët champagne, a Vienna based design studio Mischler-Tixler held an extraordinary installation, Curiosity Cloud, in Norfolk House music room of The V&A Museum. The two designers filled a room with glass bulbs each of which contained a hand made insect that fulltered inside the bulb in reaction to visitors’ movements. The 25 different spieces of ...

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Pieke Bergmans Irregularly Shaped Neon Lights

Amsterdam designer Pieke Bergmans used traditional glass-blowing techniques to form these neon lamps with uneven tubes. Bergmans noticed that neon was always encased within tubes with a consistent diameter measurement, so began to create organically-shaped vessels to see how the light was affected when more widely dispersed. The project started with when he wondered why neon is ...

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