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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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Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture architecture animation 3d animation

Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by Universal Everything, Walking City is a slowly evolving video sculpture that gradually changes form through dozens of permutations while the core motion, the act of walking, remains the same. Via Universal Everything:

Referencing the utopian visions of 1960’s architecture practice Archigram, Walking City is a slowly evolving video sculpture. The language of materials and patterns seen in radical architecture transform as the nomadic city walks endlessly, adapting to the environments she encounters.

At almost 8 minutes long it’s a captivating view for such a simple premise, it’s fun to imagine the buildings and architectural designs that inspire each step. (via Colossal Submissions)

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Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Nautilus

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Caracol

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Double Conic Spiral, process

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Double Conic Spiral. Ink, acrylic/canvas.

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Morpho

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d
Calculation (Sequence) #2. Acrylic, china ink/canvas.

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo drawing butterflies architecture 3d

In the midst of our daily binge of emailing, Tweeting, Facebooking, app downloading and photoshopping it’s almost hard to imagine how anything was done without the help of a computer. For Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo, it’s a time he relishes. At a technology-free drafting table he deftly renders the motion and subtle mathematical brilliance of nature with a pencil, ruler and protractor. Araujo creates complex fields of three dimensional space where butterflies take flight and the logarithmic spirals of shells swirl into existence. He calls the series of work Calculation, and many of his drawings seem to channel the look and feel of illustrations found in Da Vinci’s sketchbooks. In an age when 3D programs can render a digital version of something like this in just minutes, it makes you appreciate Araujo’s remarkable skill. You can see much more here. (via ArchitectureAtlas)

Update: Rafael Araujo prints are now available in the Colossal Shop.

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A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja rainbows mirrors light installation architecture

Created in 2006 by multidisciplinary artist Kimsooja, To Breathe – A Mirror Woman was an elaborate installation at the Palacio de Cristal, Parque del Retiro, in Madrid. Originally built in the late 1880s to house a collection of flora and fauna from the Philippines, Kimsooja transformed the Palacio de Cristal into a multisensory sound and light experience. A special translucent diffraction film was used to cover the windows to create an array of naturally occurring rainbows which were in turn reflected by a mirrored surface that covered the entire floor. Additionally, an audio recording of the artist breathing was played throughout the space to further enhance the experience. The installation was on view through the end of the summer and you can read much more about it here.

Kimsooja most recently wrapped the Korean Pavilion with a similar film treatment at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale. (via My Amp Goes to 11)

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Photographer Víctor Enrich Imagines the Same Building in Munich Configured in 88 Ways

Photographer Víctor Enrich Imagines the Same Building in Munich Configured in 88 Ways digital architecture

Photographer Víctor Enrich Imagines the Same Building in Munich Configured in 88 Ways digital architecture

Photographer Víctor Enrich Imagines the Same Building in Munich Configured in 88 Ways digital architecture

Photographer Víctor Enrich Imagines the Same Building in Munich Configured in 88 Ways digital architecture

Photographer Víctor Enrich Imagines the Same Building in Munich Configured in 88 Ways digital architecture

Photographer Víctor Enrich Imagines the Same Building in Munich Configured in 88 Ways digital architecture

Photographer Víctor Enrich Imagines the Same Building in Munich Configured in 88 Ways digital architecture

Photographer Víctor Enrich Imagines the Same Building in Munich Configured in 88 Ways digital architecture

As part of his latest project NHDK, photographer Víctor Enrich challenged himself to digitally reconfigure the same building in Munich, Germany in 88 different configurations. The Barcelona-based artist is known for his warped and skewed interpretations of architecture in locations around the world including an extensive series of images shot in Tel Aviv back in 2010. All of the photos are avilable as prints which you can pickup on his website. (thnx, Nacho!)

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Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Frank Lloyd Wright. Icing, gingerbread, cotton candy, candy wrappers, licorice, sugar.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Karuizawa Museum, Nagano, Yasui Hideo. Chocolate, gingerbread, hard candy, cotton candy, sour flush.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
The Louvre, Paris, I.M.Pei. Gingerbread, hard candy, licorice.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Museum Aan de Stroom (MAS), Antwerp, Neutelings Riedijk Architects. Gingerbread, lego candy, hard candy, sesame candy, chocolate, bubble gum, sour rolls.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Maxxi – National Museum of the 21st Century Arts, Rome, Zaha Hadid. Gingerbread, hard candy, lollipop sticks.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, Fernando Romero. Candy balls, gingerbread, sour rolls, taffy.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture
Tate Modern, London, Herzog & de Meuron. Gingerbread, hard candy, cotton candy, bubble gum.

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture

Gingerbread Art Museums by Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves candy architecture

Recently completed for display at Dylan’s Candy Bar during Art Basel Miami, these towering architectural creations of the world’s most famous art museums and galleries were created with gingerbread and candy by food artists Caitlin Levin and Henry Hargreaves. An array of hard candy windows forms the iconic pyramid extension at the Louvre, while icing and gingerbread form the smooth curves of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Some of the iconic structures are so immaculately detailed that once photographed in black and white they almost look like the real thing. You can see more behind the scenes photos here.

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