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The Happiness Machine: Exquisitely Detailed Architectural Drawings by Mark Lascelles Thornton

The Happiness Machine: Exquisitely Detailed Architectural Drawings by Mark Lascelles Thornton New York London drawing Chicago architecture

The Happiness Machine: Exquisitely Detailed Architectural Drawings by Mark Lascelles Thornton New York London drawing Chicago architecture

The Happiness Machine: Exquisitely Detailed Architectural Drawings by Mark Lascelles Thornton New York London drawing Chicago architecture

The Happiness Machine: Exquisitely Detailed Architectural Drawings by Mark Lascelles Thornton New York London drawing Chicago architecture

The Happiness Machine: Exquisitely Detailed Architectural Drawings by Mark Lascelles Thornton New York London drawing Chicago architecture

The Happiness Machine: Exquisitely Detailed Architectural Drawings by Mark Lascelles Thornton New York London drawing Chicago architecture

The Happiness Machine: Exquisitely Detailed Architectural Drawings by Mark Lascelles Thornton New York London drawing Chicago architecture

Using a rotring pen on white paper, Cornwall-based artist Mark Lascelles Thornton has embarked on a massive architectural drawing project called the The Happiness Machine. Each panel represents a stylized red and grayscale representation of architectural highlights from eight locations, so far including Chicago, New York, London and what appears to be a mix of Asian skyscrapers (Taipei, Kuala Lumpur, etc.). In addition to the meticulous detail of the buildings and clouds, the piece is all the more incredible considering its scale: the final piece will include eight panels spanning 8 ft. by 5 ft. (2.4 m. x 1.5 m.). The images here are great but you can see everything in much more detail over on his Tumblr. (via devid sketchbook)

Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska

Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting architecture

Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting architecture

Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting architecture

Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting architecture

Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting architecture

Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting architecture

Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska watercolor painting architecture

I’m really enjoying the use of structure and color by Poland-based watercolor artist Maja Wrońska who has captured some lovely scenes from Paris, Venice, Prague, and elsewhere. Catch more of her work over on DeviantArt and Behance. (via my darkened eyes)

Where the Internet Lives: The First-Ever Glimpse Inside Google’s Data Centers

Where the Internet Lives: The First Ever Glimpse Inside Googles Data Centers Google architecture

Where the Internet Lives: The First Ever Glimpse Inside Googles Data Centers Google architecture

Where the Internet Lives: The First Ever Glimpse Inside Googles Data Centers Google architecture

Where the Internet Lives: The First Ever Glimpse Inside Googles Data Centers Google architecture

Where the Internet Lives: The First Ever Glimpse Inside Googles Data Centers Google architecture

Where the Internet Lives: The First Ever Glimpse Inside Googles Data Centers Google architecture

Where the Internet Lives: The First Ever Glimpse Inside Googles Data Centers Google architecture

Where the Internet Lives: The First Ever Glimpse Inside Googles Data Centers Google architecture

Where the Internet Lives: The First Ever Glimpse Inside Googles Data Centers Google architecture

So it really is a series of tubes. For the first time ever Google has posted dozens of rare photographs inside and around its data centers revealing the absurd level of organization, energy and design that goes into powering some of the largest, most powerful systems plugged into the internet. My absolute favorite aspect is the color-coordinated design of their infrastructure as it correlates to the Google logo. What wonderful attention to detail. See many more photos of their eight data centers and Street View imagery of their Lenoir, NC data center at Where the Internet Lives. All photos by Connie Zhou.

The Next M.C. Escher? The Disorienting Polyhedral Panoramic Perspective Drawings of Rorik Smith

The Next M.C. Escher? The Disorienting Polyhedral Panoramic Perspective Drawings of Rorik Smith panoramic drawing architecture

The Next M.C. Escher? The Disorienting Polyhedral Panoramic Perspective Drawings of Rorik Smith panoramic drawing architecture

The Next M.C. Escher? The Disorienting Polyhedral Panoramic Perspective Drawings of Rorik Smith panoramic drawing architecture

Before an email arrived in my inbox this week I was completely unaware that a polyhedral panoramic perspective drawing was a thing, but apparently is, though a quick google search comes up with nothing. But I’ll take artist Rorik Smith at his word and just enjoy the incredible effects achieved in his disorienting illustrations that are drawn with graphite pencils on-site without aid from photographic reference material or digital manipulation. Smith seems to introduce polarized coordinates at random locations in each drawing and then bends the perspective of the surrounding areas to match. If that makes any sense. Love these. See much more in his portfoio.

Point of View

Point of View optical illusion Germany architecture

Point of View optical illusion Germany architecture

I absolutely love the perspective in this pair of images by German photographer Christopher Hassler shot in a tunnel using a fisheye lens. See more of his work over on Facebook.

Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two

Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two interior design graffiti drawing architecture

Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two interior design graffiti drawing architecture

Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two interior design graffiti drawing architecture

Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two interior design graffiti drawing architecture

Global City: A Sprawling Mural Drawn on the Walls and Cabinets of a Kitchen by Deck Two interior design graffiti drawing architecture

Global City is an impressive new mural by graffiti artist Deck Two that was completed early this month in New York. The line drawing, which stretches across white walls and cabinet doors, includes major landmarks and scenes from countries around the world. Watch the artist at work in this video shot and edited by Nathalie Lapicorey and Thomas Dartigues. (via molotow and fubiz)

The Minister’s Treehouse: A 100ft Tall Church Built Over 11 Years without Blueprints

The Ministers Treehouse: A 100ft Tall Church Built Over 11 Years without Blueprints wood trees treehouses churches architecture

The Ministers Treehouse: A 100ft Tall Church Built Over 11 Years without Blueprints wood trees treehouses churches architecture

The Ministers Treehouse: A 100ft Tall Church Built Over 11 Years without Blueprints wood trees treehouses churches architecture

The Ministers Treehouse: A 100ft Tall Church Built Over 11 Years without Blueprints wood trees treehouses churches architecture

The Ministers Treehouse: A 100ft Tall Church Built Over 11 Years without Blueprints wood trees treehouses churches architecture

The Minister’s Treehouse in Crossville, Tennessee is a 100ft structure built by minister Horace Burgess from the early 1990s through 2004. The entire building wraps around a giant tree and was built completely without blueprints, sprawling to an estimated 10,000 square feet inside, including a four-story swing set. Photographer Kristin Sweeting took a recent trip to the treehouse and took many of the photos above. You can also see more images by Chuck Sutherland who provided the image on top.

Recycled Plastic Bottles Partially Filled with Colored Water Used to Create a Parking Canopy

Recycled Plastic Bottles Partially Filled with Colored Water Used to Create a Parking Canopy street art recycling architecture

Recycled Plastic Bottles Partially Filled with Colored Water Used to Create a Parking Canopy street art recycling architecture

Recycled Plastic Bottles Partially Filled with Colored Water Used to Create a Parking Canopy street art recycling architecture

Recycled Plastic Bottles Partially Filled with Colored Water Used to Create a Parking Canopy street art recycling architecture

Recycled Plastic Bottles Partially Filled with Colored Water Used to Create a Parking Canopy street art recycling architecture

Recycled Plastic Bottles Partially Filled with Colored Water Used to Create a Parking Canopy street art recycling architecture

Designer Garth Britzman of Lincoln, Nebraska used recycled bottles filled with colored water to create stunning topographical shade canopy for a vehicle. I love how the natural shape of the plastic bottles makes the pooled water look like leaves. See more over on Behance. (via my amp goes to 11)

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