Impressive Conceptual Architecture And Art Projects By Michael Jantzen

Michael Jantzen (previously) explores art, architecture and design in his imaginative renderings of conceptual buildings and structures inspired by nature, technology and science. “I want to reinvent the built environment in order to extend the reach of consciousness,” he says. More: Michael Jantzen

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This Old Warehouse Was Sold For 1 230 000 USD And Once You See The Inside, You’ll Understand Why

A converted industrial warehouse has been recently sold in Brisbane for a whopping $1.23M. You might be thinking “What’s the big deal?” but the house is already being nicknamed ‘The coolest home in Brisbane’ and once you see the inside, you’ll understand why. The warehouse was built back in 1950 and looks like any ordinary facade from the outside but once you enter, you quickly see the...

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Facebook Reveals Expanded California Campus Designed By Frank Gehry

Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters is a “new kind of architecture”, according to architect Frank Gehry, who has completed a major extension of the social media giant’s campus. Facebook released new photography and a video revealing Gehry’s extension of its Menlo Park campus in Palo Alto, California, yesterday, 4 September 2018. Called MPK 21, the building is an...

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Enigmatic And Brutalist Post-Communist Sculptures In The Balkans

Passionate about unusual abandoned places all around the world, photographer Jonk releases a second book called Spomeniks taking us in search of old statues in the Balkans erected in the 60s and 70s. Spomenik means monument or memorial, in the language of the former Yugoslavia. More: Jonk, Instagram, Facebook, Flickr h/t: fubiz

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/09/enigmatic-and-brutalist-post-communist-sculptures-in-the-balkans/

Landscape Designer Created A Secret Forest In The Very Heart Of London

This installation was one of the highlight and core London Festival of Architecture events, responding to the subject of ‘Identity’ According to a landscape designer Sigita Simona Paplauskaite: “A highlight installation of the London Festival of Architecture 2018 ‘Identity’, The Building Site brings a section of secluded Lithuanian forest in front of St Paul’s Cathedral. I’m a landscape...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/landscape-designer-created-a-secret-forest-in-the-very-heart-of-london/

This Apartment Has A Full-Size Supercar Pagani Zonda As A Room Divider

Contractors Finish My Condo, partnered with Artefacto Home Staging, to install a $1.5 million black Pagani Zonda R in an oceanfront condo in Miami, Florida, as requested by their client, Argentine race car driver Pablo Pérez Companc. Used as both art and function, the Pagani Zonda R is the eye-catching centerpiece of the private residence, and serves as a partition between the living room and...

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/this-apartment-has-a-full-size-supercar-pagani-zonda-as-a-room-divider/

New McDonald’s Building In Chicago Draws Comparisons To Apple Stores

Fast-food chain McDonald’s has replaced its iconic restaurant in Chicago with a building by Ross Barney Architects that is “unlike any in the company’s portfolio”.

The new outpost opened on 9 August 2018 in the city’s River North district, on the site of the Rock N Roll McDonald’s that served as a flagship for the chain, but was demolished last year. Its replacement – designed by local firm Ross Barney Architects – is a steel and timber structure that boasts a number of sustainable elements, and has been compared to tech giant Apple’s stores by several news outlets.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/new-mcdonalds-building-in-chicago-draws-comparisons-to-apple-stores/

An Aerial View Of The 90-Meter-Long Puffer Fish Tower In East China

Glittering in the sunlight, the giant golden puffer fish tower has become a local landmark in Zhenjiang, east China’s Jiangsu Province. This giant tower was built to enhance awareness and protect the ecological resources in the Yangtze River Basin.

Designed by the Architectural Design and Research Institute of Tongji University, the floating puffer fish is reportedly the world’s largest, measuring 90 meters long, 40 meters wide and 62 meters tall, and weighing around 2,100 tons. The golden and glittering coat of the puffer fish is spliced with more than 7,000 pieces of brass metal of varying shapes.

According to a local report, the puffer fish tower is being submitted for entry to the Guinness World Records due to its giant size.




SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/an-aerial-view-of-the-90-meter-long-puffer-fish-tower-in-east-china/

Nike Transforms West Side Church In Chicago Into Basketball Facility

A former church has gotten a new lease on life – as a basketball facility. The Church of the Epiphany in the 200 block of South Ashland Avenue was built in 1855, but closed and desanctified in 2011 because of dwindling membership. Earlier in 2018, Nike took over the building and turned it into a world-class basketball facility.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/nike-transforms-west-side-church-in-chicago-into-basketball-facility/

Stunning Socialist-Era Architecture: The Brutalism Of Zagreb, Croatia

Exploring Communist-era or Socialist-era architecture isn’t on the standard bucket list of most European tourists. The historic old-worldliness of European cities is legendary, indeed, most tourists crave a labyrinth of winding cobble-stoned streets, lined with richly decorated centuries-old buildings – the typical scenes in the “old town” at the heart of most European cities. However, there is a often a much more brutal, and somewhat unknown side to these same locations.

Zagreb, the capital city of Croatia, is no exception to this practice. Commencing on the edges of Zagreb and bleeding into Novi Zagreb is a hotbed of Socialist-era architecture. Only a few minutes from downtown Zagreb the ornate, picturesque gives way to a collection of starkly brutal and modernist architecture along a network of wide roads. It’s truly mid-century socialist city-planning on a grand scale.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2018/08/stunning-socialist-era-architecture-the-brutalism-of-zagreb-croatia/