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Beautiful Sculptures made of Glass by Ben Young

Beautiful Sculptures made of Glass by Ben Young

Ben Young is a self-taught sculpture artist with over 10 years experience, based in Sydney, Australia. Being passionate about sculpting with glass for so long, Ben’s work is completely by hand, sheet after sheet of cautiously cut pieces of glass. We can imagine that is a lot of work but the results are just the “state-of-the-art”. ...I work with 2D shapes and have to figure out how to translate that into a 3D finished product. Sometimes my start point changes dramatically as shapes can be limited – I can’t create any internal right angles – so I have to find a way to layer the glass to create certain shapes. All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill All Rights to Ben Young with Robert Gray Photography and Zico O’Neill Links More info about Ben Young: http://www.brokenliquid.com Follow Ben on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/benyoungsculpture

Glasshouse Conference Centre in Australia

The Glasshouse is the new center for art and culture of Port Macquarie in Australia. The project, beyond the center of Conferences, includes an art gallery, a theater and a community workshop place. The project was executed by the group Tonkin Zulaikha Greer Architects. The design of the building was projected to explore the views of the Pacific Ocean, using large glass windows and even brises to control the sunlight. The building interiors seems to be very cozy and quiet in the conference rooms and theater. The way the acoustics was worked in this building, with a caution on each wooden board, seems to be fantastic! For sure this is a building that I want to visit when I go to Australia. The exterior building expression is generated by the contrasting orders of the city grid and the voluminous form of the theater shell, with it’s level 3 echo, the glass ’skirt’ cantilevering over Clarence Street. - TZG Architects Inside, the cultural elements are slightly overlapped to mix, rather than isolate, the activities. For instance, the gallery shares the same foyer space as the theater, allowing the exhibitions to fill all the public spaces of the building. - TZG Architects Photography by Brett Boardman and Rob Connell Thanks Contemporist for the tip!

Incredible Business School Building in New Zealand

The combination of glass and metal is practically perfect in this project. This school in Auckland, New Zealand, is a project from FJMT and Archimedia, 2 offices who like to abuse these materials. And we can see in this building how to perfectly combine these materials. There are some places that we would like to study and work, the Business School and Teaching Complex is an example. Besides the beautiful shapes of the building, the school was built with integrated areas of study for social contact among students and also a garden that invites people to relax after a few hours of studying. A warm and modern place, where the concept of the format of the building was designed as a gesture to invite the community to join. Photos by John Gollings are amazing and very helpful to understand and appreciate this project. We developed architectural forms that open through a series of organic flowing ribbons in a gesture of invitation, outreach and optimism, gathering the energy of the site into a major new public square. These layered glass and stainless steel planes are carefully composed to orientate and join the forms and internal volumes of the new building to significant landscape elements. © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings © John Gollings Tip from archdaily.com.

Vitrahaus, The 12 Houses in One

Try to imagine a lot of houses built overlapped, 12 houses, one over another. Well, this is the project Vitrahaus, designed by Herzog e De Meuron to the Vitra's showroom, a beautiful sample of deconstruction and modernity. Located at the Weil Am Rhein, between Switzerland and Germany, will be latest architectural addition at the Vitra Campus complex, which already features buildings by Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid and Tadao Ando, among others. The house is a piece of art, built with concrete walls and huge windows, allowing you to have an amazing view form the campus during the day, becoming big 'store windows' at night, showing the pieces inside of it. Inside the Vitrahaus the architects achieve success on their mission to treat the minimalism and simplicity to bring even more value to the colors and shapes to each chair, each sofa, each Vitra mobil. To be honest, the designs are complementary, and the visitor's eyes are delighted by both architecture and the furniture showroom. The “VitraHaus“ is a direct, architectural rendition of the ur-type of house, as found in the immediate vicinity of Vitra and, indeed, all over the world. The products that will be on display are designed primarily for the private home and, as such, should not be presented in the neutral atmosphere of the conventional hall or museum but rather in an environment suited to their character and use. mage © designboom mage © designboom Herzog & De Meuron / VitraHaus from 0300TV on Vimeo Sources: dezeen.com and designboom.com.