Remember that movie Her starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Spike Jonze. If you haven't seen the movie, please do watch it first. I just really appreciate the direction of photography by Hoyte van Hoytema. It tells the story of a man who develops a voiced AI virtual assistant named Samantha played by Scarlett Johansson. It's a beautiful film, keeping the same momentum we are sharing the work from Vladyslav Hreben, Max Shpak, and Roman Kravchenko who decided to collaborate and recreate the apartment in the 'Her' film in 3d.
Over the course of 2019 and 2020, Muse & Co., the one-of-a-kind design firm that is known for turning wild ideas into amazing spaces, reimagined Crunchyroll's San Francisco Headquarters into a fully immersive experience. Crunchyroll, one of the world's largest anime streaming and content companies, briefed Muse & Co.
Nuno Tenazinha shared a beautiful typography and interior design project. From the 21st to the 26th of June 2021, the 10th edition of Algarve Design Meeting (ADM) took place at Fábrica da Cerveja, an old beer factory in Faro, Portugal.
Six N. Five is an art direction and imagery studio based in Barcelona, Spain. They shared an experimental 3D art mixed with architecture titled 'the Japanese Garden' series. It's a full CGI illustration series about a culture that is truly fascinating to me. For those, you know me is fully knowledgeable of my love for Japan and everything that comes through this modern and contemporary traditions. First of all, just by looking through this series, they all look like photographs.
Xtian Miller is a designer based in Detroit, MI, USA. His project is genuine, well-executed, and thought this should be perfect to be featured on abdz. Titled: ARC: Pattern Research, it's a series of 'geometric pattern posters inspired by architectural locations', it's a study that contains 25 prints that also can be purchased via his store. First of all, I just love the overall graphical approach on these, if you have ever visited or googled these landmarks.
For the upcoming summer/ fall, we will be planning our next vacation in Beijing or somewhere in China. I think it will be a great introductory to how's life in China and obviously to explore the magnificent neons spots! :) For the occasion, we are featuring the work of Ekaterina and her series titled: 'Beijing'. We have featured the work before by Ekaterina Busygina on Abduzeedo, it's always great seeing her progress and experiments.
Our pal Kris Provoost did it again and shared the amazingness innovation tower design through photographs. The incredible work from Zaha Hadid Architect who is well-known in the community whatever you are into photography and architecture. Located in Hong Kong, more specifically home to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design, and the Jockey Club Design Institute for Social Innovation. Imagine a 15,000 sq. m. tower accommodates more than 1,800 students and more.
Kris Provoost has shared via his Behance, the colossal 'under construction' site of the upcoming Changzhou culture center located in the southern Jiangsu province, China. Picture a total floor area of 365,000 sq.m, which according to Archdaily is going to be six times the size of the Louvre in Paris. Designed by Gerkan, Marg & Partners, an international architectural company based in Hamburg, Germany.
We are excited to share our another interview in collaboration with the folks from Hasselblad. I had the opportunity to share a few questions with the Hasselblad Heroine named Anna Devís who is part of the duo of creatives with Daniel Rueda based in Valencia, Spain.
Having visited Amsterdam before, I did saw the construction of MVRDV's Crystal Houses. I didn't understand its architecture and uniqueness at first but learning about it now makes even more sense. So the Crystal Houses is a store located in Amsterdam, Netherlands designed by the amazing folks from MVRDV who has received International recognition since their opening in 2016. Its particular uniqueness?
Would you ever travel to visit one place in particular? Imagine all the efforts, time, expenses just to visit one single place? I would! Not to chase an Instagram post but more to appreciate the architecture. Photography has taught me to appreciate the little details in life and I would definitely travel to Tianjin, China to visit the 'most beautiful library of China'.
We are excited to share a photography series by our pal Kris Provoost entitled: Chongquing Impressions. Working as an architecture photographer, we follow his 3 days journey into the city of Chongqing, China. With more than 30 million people sharing its streets, the city tends to feel dense at times. This feeling becomes most apparent when viewed from a distance especially through Kris's pictures. The voluminous illusion of the city's density is bringing me into my consciousness and it must have been quite an enjoyable experience to explore.