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Innercity Noir - a black & white photography series

Innercity Noir - a black & white photography series

Epaillard + Machado is a photographer currently based in Paris, France. I have said many times on ABDZ but to me; black & white photography is a style that is hard to accomplish. I mean you can easily snap a filter but to actually conceptualize beforehand is an art. I just love some of his pieces especially on the contrast or the play with the light. I would totally advise you guys to give him some love on his Instagram. He has beautiful work and needs more love from all of us. Check it out! More Links Personal Site Behance Instagram Photography

Architecture Illustration Tribute to Antonio Bonet

Architecture Illustration Tribute to Antonio Bonet

Rouslan MALSAGOV and The21night . shared a beautiful post on their Behance profile title BONET. It's a series of architecture illustrations with a clean vector look. They were created to pay homage to the architect Antonio Bonet. BONET is a tribute to the Catalan architecture Antonio Bonet. Author of a vast work, which remains a great unknown and that tweaks with his genius the geography of Spain and Latin America. It is a collaboration and a dialogue between light and form created by Santiago Restrepo and Rouslan Malsagov. The objective of the following project was to give life to these illustrations, by recreating them in three-dimensional spaces with their respective minimalist color palettes. Exposing the subtle professionalism and amazing beauty of its spaces. The experience of rectangular and organic figures is accentuated in the volume, where the freedom of forms blooms in this dialogue of architecture and light. A colorful tribute to the splendour of his work. Architecture Illustration       Process Credits ART DIRECTOR: The21night 3D MODELING: Rouslan Malsagov Special thanks to:  Audrey Lieby CUBA Jonathan Goirand Music This Isn't Real - Steve Jablonsky

Architecture & Interior Design: 3508 by Sabbath Studio

Architecture & Interior Design: 3508 by Sabbath Studio

Let's travel to Mexico to visit a small creative studio space of 100 m2 called: 3508. The architecture & interior has been designed by Sabbath Studio. Located in Monterrey, Mexico, they specialized in branding, print design and also architecture. It's cool to see a graphic design studio taking it to another level with architecture and even with interior design. You should definitely check out more of their work on Behance. Parting from a selection of 3 basic & beautiful materials in our opinion: Concrete, Wood and Black Metal, we re-imagined a small space of 100 m2 to be our headquarters & our new home. More Links Studio Site Behance Architecture & Interior Design

Architecture Photography: Dramatis personae IV Series

Architecture Photography: Dramatis personae IV Series

Sebastian Weiss is a photographer and a columnist at the AD Architectural Digest Germany, based in Hamburg, Germany. His work has been featured in many architectural publications and now on ABDZ. I love the perspective shared withing Sebastian's photographs, it's a strong emphasis on the appearances of buildings. It's not an easy task to combine first of all the scene with the light and contrast. He has done such a beautiful job, it's quite inspiring! Dramatis personae IV as the next part of the architecture series contains buildings from Aachen, Berlin, Cologne, Duisburg, Hamburg, Herne, Magdeburg, Milan, Orivesi. Paris and Strasbourg. „Dramatis personae” represents public faces that deliberately restrains the identity of the object in order to concentrate on its public performance. More Links Personal Site Instagram

Exploring the Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima Prefecture

Exploring the Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima Prefecture

About a week before I leave for Japan, I am really excited about it. We will be spending quite some time in Japan and ONE of the places we will try to visit is the Ribbon Chapel in Hiroshima Prefecture by Hiroshi Nakamura & NAP. Built in 2013, it's a wedding chapel located in the garden of a resort hotel Bella Vista Sakaigahama. The chapel gives an insane panoramic view of the Inland Sea of Japan and the spiral staircase is so intriguing. Even though the lobby will look flat, the staircase definitely gives an impressive vertical direction. Let's hope they will give me access to some wandering and shots! A wedding chapel is originally a building type that consists of passage. The aisle a bride walks down with her father becomes the departing passage for the bride and groom, and along the way is filled with profound memory and emotion. Fortunately, in this chapel, the ceremony also takes form as the bride and groom climb separate stairways to meet at the top, ask for heaven’s forgiveness to join as one, and declare their marriage. More Links Studio Site

Infinite Lines & Architecture of Hong Kong

Infinite Lines & Architecture of Hong Kong

Peter Stewart is a travel photographer based in Hong Kong. We are featuring his first project ever released on Behance. Entitled Stacked - Urban Architecture of Hong Kong, it's a collection of pictures and memoirs taken by Peter ever since 2013 and up until now. You will witness dense urban environments, and architecture of Hong Kong's high rise public housing. In this series, you will probably enjoy of his artistic vision because tit's all about the little details. perhaps pay some attention to the symmetry?! Series photographed between 2013 - 2018. © Peter Stewart More Links Personal Site Behance Project Gallery

Digital Photography Series: Candy Rotterdam

Digital Photography Series: Candy Rotterdam

I visited the beautiful city of Rotterdam only once so far. It was quite a short visit but you can easily fell in love with its architecture. From what I have seen, it's quite amazing what Simone Hutsch has done with her photo series entitled: Candy Rotterdam. As you can imagine with the title, you will expect eye-candy and vibrant colors? Well, yes of course! Also adding with her beautiful perspective of this city with a very intricate design of buildings. I leave you be the judge, enjoy! More Links Personal Site Behance

beautiful houses

Beautiful Houses 3D Edition: House in the Dunes

House in the Dunes is a architecture and animation project that Michał Szulik shared on his Behance profile a few months ago. I might be a bit late to the game, but as we used to have our series of posts called Beautiful Houses, and I am always looking for some inspiration or references for my own house, Michal's project really caught my attention. The House in the Dunes is a beautiful and very stylish house, at first I really thought it was real, but then I realized it was a render. That said, I love the sidings and with what it seems to be standing seam metal roof style. The black and white color scheme with some reclaimed wood details also create a nice effect. What I can say is that this 3D project gave me a lot of ideas. Michal is a 3D lover from Cracow, Poland, working long hours to get closer to perfection. Keen on further hard work. For more information make sure to check out https://www.behance.net/michalszulik Beautiful Houses 3D Video

Architecture: Inside the Offices of Mozilla Japan’s Open Source Factory Space

Architecture: Inside the Offices of Mozilla Japan’s Open Source Factory Space

Let's get an inside look at the offices of Mozilla, more precisely their Open Source Factory Space located in Japan. What's interesting about this space is the simplicity. Purely minimal and it really does reflect with the open source concept. The workspace is filled with wood material to enhance the ergonomics of the working environment. I have no doubts that the people working in this space can easily provide the best of their work. This office has been designed by NOSIGNER , a team who built with philosophies with social implementation of design and structuring knowledge of design. Based in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, you should definitely check out their work at nosigner.com. Credits Art Direction: Eisuke Tachikawa Space Design: Eisuke Tachikawa, Kunihiko Sato Graphic Design: Toshiyuki Nakaie Photography: HATTA More Links Learn more about NOSIGNER Images via Office Snapshots

SimCity-Inspired Architectural Photography

SimCity-Inspired Architecture Photography

Do you guys remember the game SimCity? It was an open-ended city-building game series from back from the 1990s-2000s. It was quite popular back in the days! In relation of this game series, I really love this architectural photography series by Björn Witt of Dubai, UAE. Björn is originally from Hamburg, Germany and you just gotta appreciate his photographic vision of Dubai with the light and those endless repetitive building patterns. It's stunning! More Links Learn more about Björn Witt Follow Björn's work on Behance

Exploring LEGO® House (Home of the Brick) in Denmark

Exploring LEGO® House (Home of the Brick) in Denmark

Hope everyone has enjoyed a beautiful Weekend, I guess as part of our routine we would surf on Netflix just to cool off the week by watching a movie or by simply just surfing until you have no more ideas what to watch anymore. Hah! Well, I stumbled across one documentary that thought would be nice to share on ABDZ, presenting LEGO House - Home of the Brick. We follow the construction of a massive LEGO house located in Billund, Denmark; 130,000 sq ft of incredible design including what they called: Tree-of-Creativity. As you can see by the following pictures, it's surely a place of my bucket list to visit. In Billund, Denmark, a nearly 130,000-square-foot house inspired by the iconic Lego bricks is constructed, capturing the awe of kids of all ages. - from Netflix More Links Plan your visit now at LEGO® House Watch the documentary now on Netflix Images from iwan baan from designboom

Stunning Architecture Photography: Beautified China II by Kris Provoost

Stunning Architecture Photography: Beautified China II by Kris Provoost

About a little over a year ago, we have featured of the work of Kris Provoost on ABDZ. He is an architect based in Shanghai, China and he shared a unique series about the architecture of China entitled: Beautified China. Now he is back with the second part and it's just stunning. I love the fact that he is working as an architect but also share a passion to take photos about architecture. It's a beautiful asset and it's nice to see the work of our friends from MVRDV as well(upcoming feature). Make sure to subscribe to his YouTube Channel packed with cool videos! The series continues with a focus on China’s ‘other’ cities. Iconic structures are spread across the country, Beautifed China II continues to capture the most striking looking buildings from a minimalist perspective. More Links Learn more about Kris Provoost Follow Kris on Instagram Make sure to subscribe on his YouTube Channel Architecture Photography

Interior Design for Doctor Manzana by Masquespacio Design

Interior Design for Doctor Manzana by Masquespacio Design

Let's take a look at a very colourful interior design for Doctor Manzana by Masquespacio Design, a creative director based in Valencia, Spain. You gotta know what Doctor Manzana is? Well it's brand specialized in iPhone reparations and mobile phone accessories, above other accessories for smartphones. What strikes you the most is the choice of the colour pattern which are: green and blue as a reference, salmon for the fashionistas and purple for the geeks. What do you think of this interior design? For the second store Masquespacio sought to maintain the brands’ identity already marked during the first project, offering a new custom-made design that could be recognized by Doctor Manzana’s actual clients and at the same time propose a completely different design for this new point of sale. Thereby we can still recognize the 54 degrees angles, colors and materials, but giving more importance to the metal finishes. Above, compared with the first store, additional elements have been added to propose a better service related to storage and the change of the kind of products on sale. More Links Learn more about Masquespacio Design Follow the work of Masquespacio Design on Behance Interior Design

Architectural Photography: Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland

Architectural Photography: Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland

I think we have never featured Iceland for its architecture, we are just so fascinated by the natural landscape. And I have to admit, it is quite surreal. But let's take a look at the work of Tania De Pascalis when she explored the Harpa Concert Hall in Reykjavík, Iceland. Located in the heart of the city, this building features a colored glass facade inspired by the landscape of Iceland. You should definitely see it come to life at night time. For your information, Harpa was designed by the Danish firm Henning Larsen Architects in collab with Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson. Through its unique design and color reflections, Harpa represents the heart of Iceland. More Links Learn more about Tania De Pascalis Architectural Photography

A look inside an experimental WIRED Store

A look inside an experimental WIRED Store

Just kick off the week with a cool experimental retail design space from the folks of Verdes NYC for WIRED Magazine. As I am a true believer in the sad truth that retail experience is dying, it's great to see brands still stepping it up to build a better customer experience. Imagine seeing the "What's Inside" section of the magazine into a physical store, what are the odds? As readers, one of the first things we do after seeing a cool product. We would do a search online or watch a review video; how about just trying it out. An experimental retail space that took the pages of WIRED into a temporary pop up in SOHO. The "What's Inside" theme dissected the products being featured and the and space itself to put everything on display. Made at Mother. More Links Learn more about Verdes NYC Follow the work of Verdes NYC on Instagram Architecture & Branding

Architecture & Interior Design: Brain Embassy, Mokotów

Architecture & Interior Design: Brain Embassy, Mokotów

Last few months I was able to travel in Europe twice (Stockholm and Amsterdam), one country I would love to travel to is Poland more particularly in Warsaw. We are taking a look at the Brain Embassy located in Mokotów, Warsaw; what is particular about this interior design is actually the workspaces. According to the design by mode:lina architekci, rooms are designed to stimulate your creativity and imagination. For example: architects (building blocks) or photographers (a studio); very clever examples but would be quite interesting to give a visit to experience the entire vision. Brain Embassy offers spaces where you can work while on the move, rest by meditating or cycling. You are only restricted by your own imagination. A cooperation of Adgar Poland with mode:lina™ studio designers resulted in the Brain Embassy brand being spatially complemented by a motif of “synapses” running across the whole interior. More Links Learn more about mode:lina architekci Follow their work on Behance In their words mode:lina™ architects filled the new Brain Embassy's interior with many surprises. They are to stimulate the imagination during work. Conference rooms are dedicated to great minds: mathematicians (a large abacus), artists (floors with a pattern of splattered paint), chemists (chemical elements), architects (building blocks), scholars (library), photographers (a studio) or fashion designers (tailor cut-outs). Smaller rooms are joined by a synapses-filled large multiroom with tables suspended from the ceiling. Architecture & Interior Design  

Exploring the Harbin Grand Theatre in Heilongjiang, China

Exploring the Harbin Grand Theatre in Heilongjiang, China

I have learned to appreciate a lot more architecture ever since I started taken myself more seriously with photography. You become just more aware of what's around you, especially when you travel or even plan your architectural escape. This is where I feel there is a beautiful connection with the work of Andrés Gallardo Albajar, a photographer based in Tallinn, Estonia. We are following his journey into the Harbin Grand Theatre located in the province of the People's Republic of China, more precisely in the North East part. You just gotta love how Andrés went all in with these lines. Let us enjoy this stunning design by Mad Architects. Credits Architecture by Mad Architects More Links Learn more about Andrés Gallardo Albajar Follow Andrés's work on Behance Also check out Andrés's Instagram Architecture Photography