cross-connect:

The Exquisite ’ Inner Space ’ Architecture of Matthew Simmonds

Hi, my name is Julien Martin, i was born in 1984 in Saint-Tropez, France. I left home when i was 16, travelled for 4 years the country with an italian circus and finally reached Paris in 2004. I got lucky and was accepted at the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts de Paris because of my “exceptional” talent. Nevertheless i dropped out two years later, missing the feeling of being on the road. I travelled the south of Europe, Portugal, Spain and Italy. Now i am back to Paris and try to live of my art.

” Simmonds makes a play of architecture and ornamentation on a small scale, but the spaces created give the same feeling as in the buildings themselves; a place to rest, a place to travel with the eye and maybe find a moment of tranquillity. The marble is opened up, and inside is a space within a building that only exists in the viewer’s mind. What you sense is the significance of space.” ( Artodyssey )

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likeafieldmouse:

Louise Despont

1. Constellation Symptom No. 1

2. Constellation Symptom No. 18

3. The Tomb in the Garden

4. Knowledge of Bees

5. Sea Views

6. Soundings

7. The Six-sided Force

8. Serpens

9. Sandglass

10. Jester with Crow

laughingsquid:

Delightfully Surreal Tehran Building Murals by Mehdi Ghadyanloov
infiniteinterior:

this will kill that

infiniteinterior:

this will kill that

jeroenapers:

Als je naar de fotoserie van Peter Steinhaur kijkt zijn de woningbouw-projecten in Hong Kong eigenlijk tijdens de bouw indrukwekkender dan als ze eenmaal gereed zijn. De woontorens in Hong Kong blinken niet uit in schoonheid, maar in een steigerdoek met een uniforme groene, gele of blauwe kleur heeft het toch wel wat! Er zijn kunstenaars die hiermee veel geld aan verdienen.

(via Colossal)

curiosamathematica:

Infinite trip into Menger’s sponge.

magictransistor:

Prof. Dr. Max Bruckner; Four Plates from the Book “Vielecke und Vielflache”, (1900).

Regular convex polyhedra, frequently referenced as “Platonic” solids, are featured prominently in the philosophy of Plato, who spoke about them, rather intuitively, in association to the four classical elements (earth, wind, fire, water… plus ether). However, it was Euclid who actually provided a mathematical description of each solid and found the ratio of the diameter of the circumscribed sphere to the length of the edge and argued that there are no further convex polyhedra than those 5: tetrahedron, hexahedron (also known as the cube), octahedron, dodecahedron and icosahedron.

gasoline-station:

Thomas Heatherwick unveils ”sunken oasis” for Abu Dhabi
darkshapes:

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gasoline-station:

Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza’s Torres Blancas

by Miroslava Brooks

mikasavela:

Ouagadougou (Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso) in late December 1930 or early January 1931. Air photo taken by Swiss pilot and photographer Walter Mittelholzer (1894-1937).
Modernist urban planning meets African village, probably for no reason.

mikasavela:

Ouagadougou (Upper Volta, now Burkina Faso) in late December 1930 or early January 1931. Air photo taken by Swiss pilot and photographer Walter Mittelholzer (1894-1937).

Modernist urban planning meets African village, probably for no reason.