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Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Artist Henrique Oliveira Constructs a Cavernous Network of Repurposed Wood Tunnels at MAC USP wood installation architecture

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira (previously) recently completed work on his largest installation to date titled Transarquitetônica at Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade in São Paulo. As with much of his earlier sculptural and installation work the enormous piece is built from tapumes, a kind of temporary siding made from inexpensive wood that is commonly used to obscure construction sites. Oliveira uses the repurposed wood pieces as a skin nailed to an organic framework that looks intentionally like a large root system. Because the space provided by the museum was so immense, the artist expanded the installation into a fully immersive environment where viewers are welcome to enter the artwork and explore the cavernous interior. Transarquitetônica will be on view through the end of November this year, and you can watch the video above by Crane TV to hear Oliveira discuss its creation.

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Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer

Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer Hong Kong construction cityscapes China buildings architecture

Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer Hong Kong construction cityscapes China buildings architecture

Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer Hong Kong construction cityscapes China buildings architecture

Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer Hong Kong construction cityscapes China buildings architecture

Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer Hong Kong construction cityscapes China buildings architecture

Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer Hong Kong construction cityscapes China buildings architecture

Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer Hong Kong construction cityscapes China buildings architecture

Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer Hong Kong construction cityscapes China buildings architecture

Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer Hong Kong construction cityscapes China buildings architecture

Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer Hong Kong construction cityscapes China buildings architecture

Photos of Hong Kong Construction Sites Wrapped in Colorful Cocoons by Peter Steinhauer Hong Kong construction cityscapes China buildings architecture

Like a burst of color on an otherwise grey canvas, a single majestically colored building rises out of a sea of dull grayness. This is not Christo’s latest “wrapping” project, which is what the photographer Peter Steinhaur first thought, naturally, upon encountering the phenomenon. In fact, these are construction sites wrapped in a colorful mesh material, a traditional method employed in Hong Kong to prevent debris from falling onto the streets below. According to Steinhauer, who’s lived and worked in Asia for the last 21 years – but was stunned to discover this unique construction method in Hong Kong – buildings are wrapped regardless of whether they’re coming up or going down. I’ve seen a similar method employed in Japan with smaller houses, but never anything of such monolithic scale. You can see many more photos over on Steinhauer’s site, where he has two series aptly titled “Cocoon.” (via Featureshoot)

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Colorful City Silhouette Prints by Yoni Alter

Colorful City Silhouette Prints by Yoni Alter silhouettes posters and prints color architecture

Colorful City Silhouette Prints by Yoni Alter silhouettes posters and prints color architecture

Colorful City Silhouette Prints by Yoni Alter silhouettes posters and prints color architecture

Colorful City Silhouette Prints by Yoni Alter silhouettes posters and prints color architecture

Colorful City Silhouette Prints by Yoni Alter silhouettes posters and prints color architecture

London-based designer Yoni Alter has a huge line of colorful prints featuring overlaid silhouettes (to scale) of every major landmark found in different cities. There’s too many places to list here, but you can explore more in his shop, and many if his pieces were just on view at Kemistry Gallery earlier this week. Love that Colossal NYC print.

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Stunning Entryway of the Nishi Building Includes a Suspended Ceiling of 2,150 Reclaimed Boards from Old Homes and a Basketball Court

Stunning Entryway of the Nishi Building Includes a Suspended Ceiling of 2,150 Reclaimed Boards from Old Homes and a Basketball Court wood interior design architecture

Stunning Entryway of the Nishi Building Includes a Suspended Ceiling of 2,150 Reclaimed Boards from Old Homes and a Basketball Court wood interior design architecture

Stunning Entryway of the Nishi Building Includes a Suspended Ceiling of 2,150 Reclaimed Boards from Old Homes and a Basketball Court wood interior design architecture

Stunning Entryway of the Nishi Building Includes a Suspended Ceiling of 2,150 Reclaimed Boards from Old Homes and a Basketball Court wood interior design architecture

Stunning Entryway of the Nishi Building Includes a Suspended Ceiling of 2,150 Reclaimed Boards from Old Homes and a Basketball Court wood interior design architecture

Stunning Entryway of the Nishi Building Includes a Suspended Ceiling of 2,150 Reclaimed Boards from Old Homes and a Basketball Court wood interior design architecture

The team at Australian firm March Studio (previously) are currently finishing work on this amazing interior staircase for the Japanese-inspired Nishi building in Canberra, Australia. The building is billed as “Australia’s most radically sustainable mixed-use building and apartment complex,” and if this interior treatment is any indication, it seems they might have achieved that goal. The stairwell and ceiling is constructed from thousands of repurposed boards taken from old homes, a basketball court, as well as remnants from the construction site of the Nishi building itself. Although it looks somewhat chaotic, every single board and suspension rod was designed and placed before construction began. You can see much more at the Hotel Hotel Blog. (via Jeroen Apers, Hotel Hotel Blog)

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New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio D’Ospina

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Cattedrale di Milano (2014). Oil on canvas, 40 x 40in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Manhattan (2013). Oil on panel, 35 x 48in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Driving on Madison Avenue (2013). Oil on panel, 48 x 24in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Broadway and West 25th (2013). Oil on panel, 24 x 16.5in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Duomo di Milano (2012) Oil on linen, 39 x 56in. / Facade (2012). Oil on panel, 24 x 30in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
Bivio (2011). Oil on panel, 40 x 24in.

New Blurred Cityscapes by Valerio DOspina painting New York Italy cityscapes architecture
La Strada (2014). Oil on panel, 48 x 40in.

It’s hard not to get lost in these dramatically blurred architectural renderings and cityscapes of New York and Italy by Italian painter Valerio D’Ospina (previously). The artist transforms the street The Pennsylvania-based artist most recently had a show last year at Mason Murer, and you can now follow him on Facebook and Instagram. (This Isn’t Happiness)

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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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