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West 8: Guangzhou Huadi sustainable masterplan

West 8’s winning entry for the ‘Guangzhou Huadi masterplan’ capitalizes on the southern chinese history of horticultural fecundity to provide the city with a restorative...

West 8’s winning entry for the ‘Guangzhou Huadi masterplan’ capitalizes on the southern chinese history of horticultural fecundity to provide the city with a restorative and sustainable trajectory. As the delta land rapidly industrialized, land use scaled back the natural ecosystem of wetlands and created a scattered and severely polluted urban landscape. The proposal aims...
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Rethink Athens competition winners announced

On 27 February it was announced at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens that OKRA in collaboration with Mixst urbanism and Wageningen University had won the prestigious...

On 27 February it was announced at the Onassis Cultural Centre in Athens that OKRA in collaboration with Mixst urbanism and Wageningen University had won the prestigious competition ReThink Athens, reimagining a new city centre. The team is supported by the Greek Architects of Studio 75 and Werner Sobek Green Technologies. Onassis Foundation has signed a contract with...
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The abstract work of Frederico Uribe

Colombian born artist Federico Uribe is extremely talented and have done some amazing pieces of work. He began his career as a painter and then...

Colombian born artist Federico Uribe is extremely talented and have done some amazing pieces of work. He began his career as a painter and then evolved to using found objects and industrial items in his work, creating assemblages that deserve attention. In his Shoe Lace series, Federico created extraordinary paintings out of hundreds of colored...
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Zaha Hadid included in 2013 Power List of the 100 most powerful women in the UK

Compiled by BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’, the Power List recognizes women who have the ‘greatest influence and ability to change the way we live...

Compiled by BBC Radio 4’s ‘Woman’s Hour’, the Power List recognizes women who have the ‘greatest influence and ability to change the way we live our lives in the UK today’. Hadid is the only architect on this year’s list which ranks HM the Queen in first place and includes JK Rowling, Stella McCartney, Adele...
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13 Ominous Photos of Haboobs (Dust Storms)

A haboob is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current. Haboobs occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world. They have been...

A haboob is a type of intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current. Haboobs occur regularly in arid regions throughout the world. They have been observed in the Sahara desert (typically Sudan, where they were named and described), as well as across the Arabian Peninsula, throughout Kuwait, and in the most arid regions of Iraq....
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Money jewelry – increasing value by Lauren Vanessa Tickle

American designer Lauren Vanessa Tickle explores and reevaluates the intrinsic value of currency through the discipline of jewelry. ‘increased value’ is a series of objects...

American designer Lauren Vanessa Tickle explores and reevaluates the intrinsic value of currency through the discipline of jewelry. ‘increased value’ is a series of objects representing synthesized reflections on the idea of money through adornment where tickle engages in a meticulous and deliberate interrogation of the material. Slicing, cutting and reassembling one dollar bills, tickle...
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Shattered Glass Animals by Marta Klonowska

Using carefully broken shards of colored glass, Polish artist Marta Klonowska assembles translucent animals in life-like proportion and size. Almost all of her sculptures are based on...

Using carefully broken shards of colored glass, Polish artist Marta Klonowska assembles translucent animals in life-like proportion and size. Almost all of her sculptures are based on animals found in baroque and romantic paintings by such artists as Peter Paul Rubens or Francisco de Goya next to which they are often displayed. Her work appeared most recently at European...
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Breust Residence by JUO

Situated on a narrow block in leafy Bicton, is a playful arrangement of contrasting materials and forms in a striking two-storey residence. Upon approach, the...

Situated on a narrow block in leafy Bicton, is a playful arrangement of contrasting materials and forms in a striking two-storey residence. Upon approach, the foreground is occupied by an organic timber clad structure, housing the generous garage and store. The entrance to the front door through the landscaped surrounds is punctuated by the view...
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Ron Mueck’s figurative sculptures at fondation Cartier, Paris

Highly acclaimed London-based artist Ron Mueck will be unveiling new work at the fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris in his first major exhibition in...

Highly acclaimed London-based artist Ron Mueck will be unveiling new work at the fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris in his first major exhibition in Europe since 2005, running from the 16th of April through to the 29th september, 2013. To complement six important recent sculptures, the show also includes three pieces produced especially for...

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