Brazil Building New Jesus Statue Taller than Christ the Redeemer


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A 140 feet tall statue of Jesus is being built in Brazil. The monument will be even taller than the famous 90-year-old Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janero.


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The group who came up with the idea, Association of the Friends of Christ, will name the statue Christ the Protector and hope it inspires faith and boosts tourism in the city of Encantado.

Once completed later this year, the monument will be one of the tallest statues of Jesus in the world.


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Genesio and Markus Moura, a father and son duo, are overseeing the work. It’s set to cost around 2 million reals, the equivalent of $354,000.

According to AFP, construction started in 2019 and is being financed by donations.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/brazil-building-new-jesus-statue-taller-than-christ-the-redeemer/

“Stagnation”: An Illustrative Exploration of Modern Surrealism by Anastasiya Kraynyuk

Anastasiya Kraynyuk is a 3D artist, based in Rostov-on-Don, Russia. She has an architectural education, and architecture really inspires her. She works with various areas of visual design – covers, illustrations for articles, product advertisements and much more. In her works she trye to convey the mood created by space and light.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/stagnation-an-illustrative-exploration-of-modern-surrealism-by-anastasiya-kraynyuk/

Artist Spent 2 Years and 10,000 Lego Pieces Building This Brutalist House

According to Andy Donaldson: “I made Erno Goldfinger’s brutalist masterpiece Trellick Tower (London W10) out of Lego, using 10,000+ pieces, a few photos, and some measuring tape.” What a fantastic project!

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/artist-spent-2-years-and-10000-lego-pieces-building-this-brutalist-house/

“Berlin Love”: Minimalist Architecture in Surreal Photography By Simone Hutsch

Berlin is a city in Germany that never stands still. This surrealistic series features a mix of popular pre-and post-war buildings.

Simone Hutsch aka heysupersimi is a passionate graphic designer and enthusiastic self-taught architecture photographer from Berlin, Germany and currently living in London, UK.

According to Simone: “My work combines art and photography and lets people dive into a different world. I’m using my camera to explore the geometry in architecture. Afterwards, I give the buildings a surreal touch in my retouching process.

When I’m outside with my camera, I see the world around me with a different eye. Having an image of the final piece is key when I take a picture. Pattern, colour or shapes, as well as the perspective, are very inspiring to me. The perspective has a crucial role. It’s always very impressing by how the geometry of a building changes when you change your point of view. My retouching process plays another key role. It gives me the opportunity to create completely new buildings, tidy up the facade and adjust the colours. I truly enjoy both parts in the process, being outside taking pictures and the retouch afterwards at home.

​But the most rewarding aspect of my work is when I can inspire people.”

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/04/berlin-love-minimalist-architecture-in-surreal-photography-by-simone-hutsch/

Wonderful Photos of Fujian Tulou, the Unique China’s Hakka Earthen Buildings

The Hakkas who settled in mountainous south western Fujian province in China developed unique architectural buildings called tulou, literally meaning earthen structures.

The Hakkas set up these unique homes to prevent attack from bandits and marauders. The tulou are either round or square, and were designed as a large fortress and apartment building in one. Structures typically had only one entranceway and no windows at ground level. Each floor served a different function – the first hosts a well and livestock, the second is for food storage and the third and higher floors contain living spaces. They were mostly built between the 12th and the 20th centuries.

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It was during the wartime period of Yongjia that the Hakka people fled their home in the central plains. This occurred between 304 and 312 A.D. After traveling from place to place, the Hakka people decided to seek shelter in the mountainous region of southwestern Fujian. Between the rugged mountains and long rivers, they felt safe from invaders and war. They started to build wooden shelters and huts with thatched roofs for protection. Embarking on more peaceful lives with abundant resources, the people here began to flourish.

As the population grew, housing became more of a problem for the Hakka people. The group wanted to provide shelter for everyone, but they also wanted to build a community that would inspire. The Hakka people began to construct the tulou. It isn’t clear where this building style first came from, but over the years, they perfected it. Many members of the group continued to be nomadic. As they moved from place to place, they built tulou for protection. This is why these buildings can be found in different regions along the Fujian coast.

The rammed-earth technique used for building the structures is difficult to pin down by date. However, it’s believed that the technique was developed during the Shang Dynasty from 1766-1122 B.C. Having their building technique perfected, and honing skills in the plastic arts, the Hakka community gained great wealth. They thrived, and continue to do so today, especially with the growing interest from tourists.
















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/wonderful-photos-of-fujian-tulou-the-unique-chinas-hakka-earthen-buildings/

An Optical Illusion Bookstore in China


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In Taiyuan IF Center, FAB Cinema collaborated with Zhongshuge to create an innovational cinema experience, and we are invited to design this cross-brand project. Designing a cross-brand space is not simply about mixing features of two brands together. The designer integrated cultural aspects of both brands together organically, using humane sentiments of the bookstore to elevate brand value of the entertainment space, at the same time maximizing both spaces’ social features to bring customers a different experience.

More: Instagram h/t: archdaily


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On the fifth floor is the ticket office of the cinema, but also the reading hall for Zhongshuge. Concise outline of the bookshelf wall creates a ceremonial reception space, which also weakens the commercial atmosphere of the space. Wooden material with metal cover creates an exquisite feeling. It provides a unique way for audience to kill time before the movie.


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In the lecture hall, bookshelves adopt a step-down design and creates an abstract mountain shape, it helps achieve functions such as seats, stairs and displays naturally. The space is not only able to host book related events, but also is the perfect place for hosting various activities regarding movies culture.


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After the movie, audiences can grab a cup of hot drink in the café of Zhongshuge and have a chat about the movie they were enjoying. This is an exclusive after party for movie fans. Inspired by the mountain surrounded local landscape, the designer used white triangular geometric shapes to create mountains and formed a cave filled with knowledge.


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In the Children’s Area, designer used movie related elements such as projector, video recorder and film to create a fun little world, playfully highlights the theme of the place. In the corridor leading to the cinema from the bookstore, designer rearranged the arches in the 10 meters high space and formed a perspective with strong visual impact. The up and down stream traffic flow design cleverly separates the movie viewers from the book readers, preventing them from interfering with each other.


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Wood materials used in the project are all Level A fireproof, which not only highlight the aesthetics, but also guarantee safety. The space’s fine texture combining with the overall warm tone creates a cultural accumulating atmosphere. The design creates a positive flow for customers in different commercial spaces, it activates a new business model for cinemas, at the same time provides an upgrade of the “retail + entertainment” model for the renaissance of physical bookstores.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/an-optical-illusion-bookstore-in-china/

Presence in Hormuz 2: A Multitude of Small-Scale Domes Built with The Superadobe Technique by ZAV Architects


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Officially named ‘Presence in Hormuz 02’, the project is a truly democratic community intervention in troubled lands, with bulbous and round domes popping in primary colours.

More: ZAV Architects h/t: archdaily, stirworld


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Carried out in two phases, Presence in Hormuz seeks to empower the local communities of the historically significant port city of Hormuz in southern Iran. It aims at community empowerment and local employment via urban development, and a segment of that inspiration stems from the island’s own past.


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Hormuz’s strategic location lent itself to it being a historic port in the strait of the Persian Gulf, handling a significant part of the Middle Eastern petroleum trade. The location also fared well with the tourists owing to its colourful, surreal landscapes, but lately, the local inhabitants at Hormuz have been found to be struggling economically, getting involved in illegal trafficking activities using their boats. The intervention at Hormuz by ZAV Architects then not only looks at inclusion and empowerment, but almost an upgraded resettlement of a village sized community.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/presence-in-hormuz-2-a-multitude-of-small-scale-domes-built-with-the-superadobe-technique-by-zav-architects/

Brazilian Architect Draws Buildings Inspired By Everyday Objects

Some artists look for inspiration in otherworldly places, while others use whatever is around them and make the most out of it! Brazilian architect, urban planner, building technician, and art lover Felipe de Castro turns everyday objects, places, and foods into unusual architectural designs. In his wild imagination, a face mask transforms into a hospital, a microphone is a hotel, a sandwich becomes an oddly-shaped building, and a stamp turns into an Apple office.

More: Instagram h/t: boredpanda

The 33-year-old artist based in Rio de Janeiro has liked to draw since he was a little kid and now he teaches students and professionals the techniques of perspective drawing. He has had a very vivid imagination since childhood and used to imagine household items in different scenarios, but started bringing his wild ideas to life only a few years ago.

“I always did these re-readings in my mind, I didn’t draw on paper. When I was very little, I looked at objects imagining what these objects would look like on a much larger scale, how people would be walking under objects,” Felipe de Castro told Bored Panda.

Felipe de Castro chose drawing to express himself because it’s the easiest to understand.

“We have several ways of expressing ourselves: with speech, writing, body language, but drawing is a form that does not have many interpretations. Of course, except for surrealist drawing, and these drawings are more focused on art, but as our case is more technical and artistic, but more focused on architecture, people look and already have an understanding and an interpretation. The drawing is what the person is seeing.”

“When I posted on social media, people liked it a lot. Everyone started to share it, it drew the attention of many people, including teachers from all over the world who have contacted me to say that they are doing these exercises with their students. This is very rewarding for me to know that I am helping students from all over the world.”

So welcome to the surreal world of creative buildings inspired by the most unexpected objects! We encourage you to put your brain to work today and train your creativity and imagination as well by imagining and drawing objects around you as buildings!

























SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/brazilian-architect-draws-buildings-inspired-by-everyday-objects/

A 1960 Era Atlas E Missile Site that Has Been Converted Into a Self-Sufficient Home

Eighteen Acres enclosed with barbwire cattle fence

This property is a 1960 era Atlas E Missile Site that has been converted into a self-sufficient home. It has a total of approximately 29,352 square feet of enclosed area including above and below ground buildings, and is located on 18 acres. Its location two miles southwest of Kimball, Nebraska USA 69145 makes it remote, yet accessible.

This unique home provides over 5,000 square feet of underground, secure living space. The ceilings are 15′ and the walls are white with oak wood trimming. There is carpeting in the Living, Guest and Master Rooms. In addition, two joined mobile homes above the site provide an additional 1,748 square feet.

Unclear whether it’s still for sale…

More: Atlas E Missile Site Home Conversion h/t: messynessychic

Lockable 20 foot large pipe frame double gates 450 feet long by 100 feet wide

Lockable 16 foot wide chain link double gate

Quonsets (Two Buildings; 8000 Square Feet)

16,000 Gallon potable underground water tank. Water Filtration System with Building.

Joined Mobile Homes

The entrance to the home is through two heavy gauge steel doors that lead to the foyer. From the foyer, one tunnel leads to the work area and the other slowly descends into the earth for 100 feet to the living area.



Pantry and Entrance Area

Living Room

Kitchen


Library and Dining Room

Bathroom

Guest/General Purpose Room

Master Bedroom

Underground Patio Area

Waterfall with Mountain Scenery


SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/03/a-1960-era-atlas-e-missile-site-that-has-been-converted-into-a-self-sufficient-home/

Check Out this Ambitious House Built Into a Cliffside in Greece


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Completed by Mold Architects in 2020, NCaved is located on a small secluded rocky cove on Serifos Island, Greece. Built into a breathtaking cliffside slope, the home boasts 340 square meters (3,660 sq ft) of living space spanning several floors/levels.

More: Mold Architects h/t: twistedsifter


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The need to create a protected shelter, at a location of disarming view, but openly exposed to strong north winds, led us to the decision to drill the slope, instead of arranging a set of spaces in line at ground level. We applied a rectangular grid to the slope to produce a three-dimensional “chessboard” of solids and voids that accommodate and, at the same time, isolate the residence quarters.


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This strict geometry is discontinued with the rotation of the last axis of the grid, which provides the living area with ampler view. Shifting the axis intensifies the sense of perspective significantly, and thus the imprint of the residence appears minimized at the conceptual end of the ascent.


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Longitudinal walls of dry stone outline and protect the interior and exterior spaces. They consist the vertical borders, which lead the visitor’s gaze to the horizon line. In contrast to the sturdy stone walls, the transverse facades are light, made of glass and can open along their entire length.


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The front is fully open to the east view, while the rear windows frame indoor gardens, enhancing the air flow and letting light into the residence. Lighting and ventilation with front and rear openings, stone, a planted flat roof, suitable insulation, as well as energy-efficient glass panels adds to NCAVED excellent bioclimatic features.


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The residence is divided into three levels: bedrooms, living rooms, and a guest house. The first two communicate internally, while the guest house is independent. An in caved staircase connects the three levels externally and leads to the main entrance, located at the living room loft.


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This smooth descent into the interior of the house slowly reveals the initially hidden spaces of the house, while framing a two sided view: a visual outlet to the sea during the descent, an outlet to the sky during the ascent.


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In caved areas are “negative” spaces. They result from severing and removing part of the rock. This rough feeling of a natural cavity was what we aimed to recreate with our choice of materials and color palette. Stone, exposed concrete, wood and metal are used with precision to create coarse inner shells.


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Perforated filters on the facades and the floor produce shadow patterns. Paired with large reflective mirror surfaces, they make up an eerie atmosphere in the private areas of the residence.


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Finally, the pergolas seem to float detached from the surface, denoting the physical aspect of the residence, which integrates to the landscape, yet maintains a dynamic presence.


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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/02/check-out-this-ambitious-house-built-into-a-cliffside-in-greece/