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Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera South Korea coffee cameras architecture

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera South Korea coffee cameras architecture

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera South Korea coffee cameras architecture

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera South Korea coffee cameras architecture

Camera Enthusiast Builds a Coffee Shop Shaped Like an Enormous Rolleiflex Camera South Korea coffee cameras architecture

I’m not sure what part of this story I enjoy more: the fact that there’s a two-story building somewhere in the world that’s constructed to look like a giant Rolleiflex Camera; that the walk-in camera doubles as a coffee shop and miniature camera museum; or that the entire endeavor is the brainchild of a former helicopter pilot for the South Korean airforce. Located about 60 miles east of Seoul, South Korea, The Dreamy Camera should be high on the list for any coffee or camera enthusiast heading to the area. Check out more photos and info over on their blog. (via Peta Pixel, DIY Photography)

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Labyrinthine Drawings of Interconnected Rooms by Mathew Borrett

Labyrinthine Drawings of Interconnected Rooms by Mathew Borrett drawing architecture

Labyrinthine Drawings of Interconnected Rooms by Mathew Borrett drawing architecture

Labyrinthine Drawings of Interconnected Rooms by Mathew Borrett drawing architecture

Labyrinthine Drawings of Interconnected Rooms by Mathew Borrett drawing architecture

Labyrinthine Drawings of Interconnected Rooms by Mathew Borrett drawing architecture

Labyrinthine Drawings of Interconnected Rooms by Mathew Borrett drawing architecture

Labyrinthine Drawings of Interconnected Rooms by Mathew Borrett drawing architecture

For this spectacularly detailed series of architecturally influenced drawings, Toronto-based artist Mathew Borrett labored with 005 Pigma Micron pens to create networks of compartmentalized dwellings that appear to be carved into the face of a cliff or dug into the ground with isometric perfection. Titled Room Series, the drawings were created in 2003, and Borrett continues to explore imaginary landscapes that appear gently influenced by science fiction and fantasy. You can see more of his work in his website and he has prints available on Fine Art America. Borrett also has a self-published book spanning the last decade. (via Artist a Day)

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The Cyclist’s Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclists Empire: A New Print of the Empire State Building Made from Bicycle Tracks tires posters and prints New York bicycles architecture

The Cyclist’s Empire is the latest cycling-inspired print from the folks over at 100 Copies who print (as you might have guessed) only 100 copies of all their posters. This particular design was created using 7 different kinds of bicycle tracks that were rolled onto paper to mimic the structure of the Empire State Building. There’s only 75 left and these will be gone almost instantly so get one while you can.

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Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy

Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot Roy conceptual architecture

Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot Roy conceptual architecture

Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot Roy conceptual architecture

Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot Roy conceptual architecture

Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot Roy conceptual architecture

Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot Roy conceptual architecture

Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot Roy conceptual architecture

Isolated Building Facades by Zacharie Gaudrillot Roy conceptual architecture

Facades is an ongoing series of work by French photographer Zacharie Gaudrillot-Roy that imagines a world where facades have been completely isolated from buildings. He shares of the project:

The façade is the first thing we see, it’s the surface of a building. It can be impressive, superficial or safe. Just like during a wandering through a foreign city, I walk through the streets with these questions: what will happen if we stick to that first vision? If the daily life of “The Other” was only a scenery? This series thus offers a vision of an unknown world that would only be a picture, without intimate space, with looks as the only refuge.

Several of his works will be included in “Bright Lights. Big Cities.” at the Antwerp Mansion in Manchester this May. (Red Lipstick Gets Sick and Dies)

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Two Artists Live and Work on a Giant Rotating Hamster Wheel for 10 Days

Two Artists Live and Work on a Giant Rotating Hamster Wheel for 10 Days performance art installation humor architecture
Photo by Scott Lynch courtesy Gothamist

Two Artists Live and Work on a Giant Rotating Hamster Wheel for 10 Days performance art installation humor architecture
Photo by Scott Lynch courtesy Gothamist

Artists Alex Schweder and Ward Shelley have constructed a giant wood hamster wheel with a 25-foot-diameter where the duo are currently living and working for 10 days until March 9 at the Boiler in Williamsburg, Brookyln. Why? Because …art! Titled In Orbit, the piece is a continuation of numerous installations where the artists live together in public spaces including Counterweight Roommmate and Stability which they refer to as “architectural performance pieces.”

For In Orbit, the rotating house is designed so that Shelley can live on the exterior of the wheel nearly 30 ft. off the floor, while Schweder lives on the inside due to a fear of heights. Through coordinated movements the pair can rotate the wheel to access beds, desks, chairs and even a kitchen-bathroom combo. You can learn more over at Gothamist and Peirogi Gallery. Photos and video by Scott Lynch. (via Laughing Squid)

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New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting illustration architecture

Architect and freelance illustrator Maja Wrońska (previously) continues to amaze with her beautifully executed watercolor paintings of iconic cityscapes from around the world. From London and Paris to Prague and even Disney Land, the Polish artist brings a colorful, dreamlike perspective to everything she paints. Wrońska has been extremely active since we first covered her work here back in 2012, see much more on Behance, and pickup prints and other things on Society6.

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Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments installation architecture
El Claustro, 2011. Querétaro, México. 10 x 10 x 11m

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments installation architecture
El Claustro, 2011. Querétaro, México. 10 x 10 x 11m

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments installation architecture
El Claustro, 2011. Querétaro, México. 10 x 10 x 11m

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments installation architecture
El Claustro, 2011. Querétaro, México. 10 x 10 x 11m

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments installation architecture
El Claustro, 2011. Querétaro, México. 10 x 10 x 11m

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments installation architecture
La Capella, 2009. Piera, Spain. 5.5 x 6 x 15m.

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments installation architecture
El Sótano de la Tabacalera, 2011. Madrid, Spain. 13 x 15 x 7m.

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments installation architecture
Sala Buit, 2011. Barcelona, Spain. 12.5 x 5 x 2.5m.

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments installation architecture
Palazzo Ducale, 2011. Genova, Italy.
15.5 x 12 x 4m

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments installation architecture
Espaço 180, 2013. Lisbon, Portugal. 18 x 15 x 8m.

Giant Inflatable Balloons Transform Interior Spaces into Otherwordly Environments installation architecture
Cerveira Creative Camp, 2012. Vilanova de Cerveira, Portugal. 13.2 x 9.5 x 7.7m.

Barcelona-based Penique Productions is an artist collective founded in 2007 that creates transformative installations in public spaces. To do this the group utilizes massive plastic balloons that are inflated inside buildings and other interior areas. Coupled with exterior lighting that illuminates the colored plastic, the results can be beautifully dramatic, making the new environment almost unrecognizable from the actual space.

You can see many more views of several installations on their website, and almost all of them are accompanied by videos that document the process. Penrique has upcoming projects next month at both the UB University in Barcelona, and at Galeria N2.

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