Lars Stieger is a freelance designer and photographer from Hamburg, Germany posting some incredible posts on photography and architecture on his Behance profile. Most of them are about architecture or parts of the urban landscape. The difference is the color treatment applied to the photos and of course the capture itself. The composition is flawless in my opinion. It might look easy to do that, but I challenge you to go out to your downtown area and snap some photos. After doing that you will be able to understand how hard it is to capture images like the ones like the Internationales Congress Centrum Berlin or ICC project that Lars shared. Photography For more information make sure to check out Lars work at: Instagram Behance Website
Minimal living is having a heydey and with home prices soaring from coast to coast and around the globe, the trend of families moving into small spaces in an effort to amplify their lives is on the rise. We came across this amazing space in Brooklyn's Greenpoint neighborhood as featured on Dwell last year and were more than inspired to start trolling Redfin for our own space. Not to mention, immediately post all the crud currently housed in our garage on Craigslist. This clever, and we must add talented, couple (Jacqueline Schmidt of Screech Owl Designs and David Friedlander, Communications Director at LifeEdited) proves you really can make it work in under 700 square feet of space, of course a strategic eye for design and luxurious finishing helps too. All photos shot by the talented Matthew Williams. “One can furnish a room very luxuriously by taking out furniture rather than putting it in.” -- Francis Jourdain, 1876 Photo: Matthew Williams
And yet another very cool project that blends perfectly industrial design with architecture in goals to reduce homelessness with one the many most densely populated cities in the World with 27,000 people living per square mile. The folks at Framlab came up with a concept that would use the framework that already exists in the city - scaffolding. Built hexagon-shaped housing modules that would be designed to connect to the scaffolding structure to create a second, active layer on top of the empty wall. It's a very interesting approach, what do you think? Framlab is a creative agency with offices in Oslo and New York City, they would focus their work into product-system design, urbanism, and architecture. As I quote, their motto is: "Fueled by technology and optimism, we create objects and spaces for better futures." Homed is a project that sets out to eradicate homelessness in New York City, by utilizing idle building facades, scaffolding, and 3D-printed spatial modules. Links Learn more about Homed: welcomehomed.com Check out the Framlab's site: framlab.com
It's just amazing to see 3D renders that look like real pictures. Estonian designer Artur Saljukov comes up with life-like computer graphics that will stun you! These are really unsettling renders... at times you don't really know if you're actually seeing a picture or a computer generated image. Of course, these are only a handful of Artur's work. For more of it, please visit his portfolio at CGSociety.
After yesterday's feature of a basketball court in Paris, now let's explore via the medium of photography a colourful University also located in Paris. This series has been photographed by Ludwig Favre, a French professional photographer from Paris, France. The whole architecture seems to be pretty simple but it's a play of colours of each single floor including pink, yellow, blue and purple. Ludwig Favre is a professional photographer from Paris, France. Check out his Instagram, you will notice that he specialized his photography into cityscapes and landscapes. His work has been published on a variety of platforms and mediums of advertising campaigns to magazines editorials. Links Check out Ludwig Favre's Site ludwigfavre.com Follow Ludwig on Behance
We are sharing this cool minimal and architecture photographic series by Andreas Levers. He has definitely a style that I am going for through my pictures. I gotta admit that is quite hard to accomplish. This series is entitled: Colorful boxes and we are exploring his Lego-inspired theme and also a play on the light and shadow. What I like also about this style of photography is that you are trying to tell a story or sharing a concept of your vision of things. If you haven't tried this type of photography, I would suggest you give it a try. Andreas Levers is a project manager by day and a photographer by night. Located in Potsdam, Germany; I love how Andreas explore different styles of photography. You should definitely check out this Behance. Details found on facades Check out Andreas Lever's site: 96dpi.de Follow Andreas Levers on Behance
We are exploring today the The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology located in Lisbon, Portugal through photography by Joel Filipe. If you are like me who does appreciate the architecture om full view and perspective, well you will love this project. You just gotta love his colour palette against the beautiful sky to create a stunning photographic atmosphere. This is definitely a location to mark on your map/list on your next or first adventure to Lisbon, Portugal. Joel Filipe who is a creative director based in Madrid, Spain. I personally dig his perspective game within his photography, you should definitely follow his work on Behance. The MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is a new cultural proposal for the city of Lisbon. A museum that combines these three fields in a space for debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue. An innovative project that brings together a new building, designed by the architect Amanda Levete, and the Tejo Power Station, an example of Portuguese industrial architecture from the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most visited museums in the country. Project Gallery More Links Check out Joel Filipe's site: joelfilipe.com Make sure to follow Joel on Behance
Unaware people might visit Paris and think that monuments, statues and paintings are all there is to see, but if they pay bigger attention on their surroundings, let's say, under their feet, they might be left in awe by these Parisian floors. This is true art. Floors have been a great expression of art since the Roman Empire, and probably even before that, and it's amazing to see that there's still people dedicated to this art. In Paris you get to see some mesmerizing floors. Sebastian Erras curates floors on his Instagram account @parisianfloors. Check it out for tons of fantastic examples! Cheers. ;) Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Jan 19, 2017 às 8:28 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mar 12, 2017 às 9:03 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Abr 2, 2017 às 11:20 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Abr 5, 2017 às 1:59 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Abr 16, 2017 às 12:26 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Abr 20, 2017 às 11:10 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mai 7, 2017 às 1:04 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mai 22, 2017 às 7:12 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mai 23, 2017 às 12:28 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mai 26, 2017 às 12:08 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Mai 29, 2017 às 11:10 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Jun 4, 2017 às 12:43 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Jun 11, 2017 às 1:13 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Jun 13, 2017 às 12:26 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Nov 27, 2016 às 7:41 PST Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Out 9, 2016 às 10:27 PDT Uma publicação compartilhada por Parisian floors (@parisianfloors) em Set 12, 2016 às 7:55 PDT
The rise of coworking offices and independent entrepreneurs are a thing of a near future. A style of work that is surrounded by a shared environment can be beneficial our one's growth, especially with different organizations on the same roof. We are featuring this beautiful and modern looking 33,000sqft Coworking Offices in Hong Kong for The Work Project. Designed by Bean Buro, you are walking into 4 floors of shared spaces and I gotta admit that vertical garden is just splendid to look at. Imagine working surrounded with an inspiration botanical set. Wow! This office has been designed by Bean Buro, a team led by Lorène Faure and Kenny Kinugasa-Tsui and providing architecture, interior, installation, furniture, product and planning design services. You should definitely check out their work at beanburo.com Photo Gallery Credits Design: Bean Buro Client: The Work Project Images via Office Snapshots
Part of a design process, they will a need of a whiteboard or brainstorming rooms. An area whenever it is your home office or office that you can share ideas, concepts and opinions on some of the concerns in the project. There's a great value out of this practice. Let's take a look at hardware and software development company named Zendesk has done. Knowingly that they build softwares for better customer relationships and I truly that it should start from its core. Let's give it a look! Behind the interior design, we are featuring the work of Blitz Architecture + Interiors who is a full service architecture and interior design firm based in San Francisco, California. They are also committed to all design projects including: balancing buildings, branding, and experiences. Photo Gallery Credits Design: Blitz Architecture + Interiors Photography: Nicole England and Yvonne Qumi Images via Office Snapshots
Photography is all about capturing moments or subjects. It sounds easy but there's a massive difference between taking a photo and capturing the mood of the scene, or really driving the attention of the spectator to a particular part of the image that makes them think and interpret that scenery in different ways. Hlinka Zsolt has been sharing some beautiful photography collections on his website and the 100-Year-Old Houses is another series of stunning images. The dominant element of my work is symmetry and the city, specifically Budapest. In my newest series, in the second edition of The 100-Year-Old Houses, I would like to present the beautiful form and forgotten treasures of the capital city architecture by depriving them of their original functions, unfolding them into compositions and focusing on the relationships of their seperate elements. Hlinka also adds that the design of Budapest’s architecture is a major element of his work, and he has already covered this topic in several series. The special thing about this latest series is that it was taken at the place – on the Belgrade quay - where he took the Urban Symmetry series photos, which have won several international awards. "This time, however, I focused on interior spaces instead of facades and wanted to introduce my beloved buildings in a more intimate tone." says Hlinka. Photography For more information make sure to check out http://zsolthlinka.com/
We are sharing this photography series beautifully executed by Joel Filipe, a creative director based in Madrid. His series is named: White Harmony, an exploration of photographs of the City of Arts and Sciences. An entertainment and architectural complex located in Valencia, Spain; it's a beauty and known as one of the 12 Treasures of Spain. Joel does give a touch of white harmony through its core and foundation. Hope you will like it! A photography series by Joel Filipe who is a creative director based in Madrid, Spain. You should definitely follow his Behance, there's a great variety of different projects especially his last eight projects. Give it a look! The City of Arts and Sciences is an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex in the city of Valencia, Spain. It is the most important modern tourist destination in the city of Valencia and one of the 12 Treasures of Spain.
Today we have an inspiring house to show here. House Y is located in Iisalmi, Finland, and it is breathtaking. The combination of glass and wood nestled in a beautiful scenario give us a feeling of a remote cabin. The perfect place for you to go and get all of your inspirational juices flowing. A place surrounded by a great landscape to keep you inspired while also giving you a sense of privacy. The house actually consists of three barns put together in a Y shape. It is certainly a modern and nice take on the barn living idea. And the architects behind this project is Arkkitehtitoimisto Teemu Pirinen. High ceilings and lots of glass are amazing here. The wood used on the exterior is untreated so that it will turn grey over time. Giving the place even more charm and personality. From the exterior wood to the details in the interiors, everything is unique and very well thought. For sure a place that will inspire you. Take a look. The house consists of three barns put together in a y shape. Each of the three wings possess a different spatial scale (width & height) to meet their individual functions and to create a sense of hierarchy. The scales change to always maintain a pleasant atmosphere. Because of the amazing location, perfect natural light conditions and vistas, the architect did not want to emphasize a specific view. The design concept allows an uninterrupted 245° lake-view. The daily functions of the house follow the cycle of the sun: meals starting with breakfast, evening socializing in the lounge, sauna and bed. Because it is situated on a windy site, the Y-shaped house concept provides protected yards on each side of the house. The house was designed to possess a dual quality. From the side of the main entrance it appears closed, old and traditional (hopefully even a little bit shabby). On the other side, towards the lake, the house opens up with lots of glass and large patios. The wood used on the exterior is untreated so that it will turn grey over time. A goal was to design the exterior to appear scaleless. The important thing was to make the windows to appear as openings on the walls of three connected barns. We found this treehouse at ArchDaily. Photos by Marc Goodwin.
Since we've missed our Friday's architecture post, let's start if off fresh today. We are taking a look at the work from Seth Powers on his photography assignment into a former opium factory now established by WeWork China flagship location in Weihai Road, Shanghai. You will quickly notice an atmosphere from the past especially China in the 50s. The center staircase is an absolute beauty and the whole factory feels like you're working in an environment frozen in time. This is the work from Seth Powers who is a photographer that specializes in architecture and interiors photography. We've featured his work before on Abduzeedo. You should definitely check out his Behance. Surrounded by an old residential area in the heart of Shanghai, WeWork’s China flagship location on Weihai Lu is nestled in a turn of the century brick building, a former opium factory and artist residence. WeWork offers workspace, community and services to a global network of creators. Founded in 2010 in the U.S., it now has more than 100 locations in 30 cities around the world. [2017.3]
Today we are showcasing a beautiful and simple villa in Japan. From huge houses to tiny ones, we have published all sorts of homes here. But I have noticed that people keep asking for simple things. Houses that are beautiful, inspiring and doable. Places where we can see ourselves living and not only dreaming about. This is why today we will show another simple yet amazing home. Shinminka Villa is located in Motobu, Japan, and it was designed by ISSHOArchitects. Motobu ia a town that sits on the northern part of Okinawa Island. Open spaces, lots of wood, huge glass windows and a few interior design elements give the place a modern and cozy feel. And the interesting thing is that at the same time the villa looks rustic. I'm not sure if it is because of its simplicity or the materials choice. Take a look. The architects used glass windows on all four sides of the building. This way the house has a lot of ventilation and openness to take advantage of the surrounding environment. It is almost like indoor and outdoor spaces are one. This is certainly another great examples that less is more. You don't need too much to have a beautiful home. Hope you like the villa as much as I did. And in case you are going to Motobu and need a place to stay you can rent this house here. Enjoy! We found this treehouse at ArchDaily. Photos by Koichi Torimura.
Let's take a look at this architecture series by photographer Raphael Olivier about the booming scene of the architecture growth in Seoul, Korea. After horrific events that happened about half of a five decades ago, the city has been rebuilding their foundation and structure to offer us a world-class urban design with concrete, shapes and bold angles that made Seoul, the world's fastest developing city. Published on Behance is the work from Raphael Olivier. Raphael is a photographer based in Singapore, you should definitely check out his portfolio. It's filled with a wide range of styles of photography from portrait and case studies. Seoul, capital of South Korea, has a history of 2000 years but was heavily bombed during the Korean War (1950 - 1953) and mostly left in ruins. From the 1960's, the reconstruction of the country, led by former president Park Chung-hee, was marked by rapid economic growth and industrial development. Seoul became a major economic powerhouse and its population grew exponentially, while its urban landscape was shaped by notoriously boring public housing. However, in the past decade the city has been quickly reinventing itself as a super trendy capital and creative urban center with world-class design and architecture. One of the most noticeable trends in construction is a massive revival of brutalist-style architecture, refined with a modern twist. Whether for residential, commercial, institutional or religious buildings, the use of raw concrete, bold shapes and sharp angles is becoming predominant all around the city. Through a personal study on Neo-Brutalism, this photo essay aims to give a small glimpse onto the booming architectural scene of Seoul, one of the world's fastest developing city and Asia's rising stars.
Let's take a look at this interior design by ORBIT of a Virgin Active Fitness located in Central Eastville, Bangkok. You'll be charmed by a futuristic design and layered into different themes whatever it was for swimming, weightlifting or even intense cycling sessions. I personally loved the play of the neon lights coming from the ceiling. We are featuring the work from Tinnaphop Chawatin who is an architectural photographer behind these beautiful shots. Published on Behance is the work from Tinnaphop Chawatin who is an architectural photographer based in Bangkok, Thailand. You should definitely follow his work if you're interested into architecture. Credits Interior Design : ORBIT Photographer : Tinnaphop Chawatin and Chakkraphob Sermphasit