Category: ARCHITECTURE

Feb 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Cloud City, Dubai

Picture of the Day: Cloud City, Dubai

CLOUD CITY, DUBAI Photograph by Sebastian Opitz | AblazeWithLight.com Photographer Sebastian Opitz took this amazing cityscape of Dubai from the 85th floor of the Princess Tower just as a heavy fog began to roll in. The Princess Tower, located in the Marina district of Dubai, UAE, is the world’s tallest residential building…

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Feb 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: Inside the Stuttgart City Library

Picture of the Day: Inside the Stuttgart City Library

Inside the Stuttgart City Library Photograph by Frank Karlitschek After winning a design competition for the project in 1999, the new city library for Stuttgart, Germany, was unveiled on October 21, 2011. The building was designed by Yi Architects and takes the form of a cube with each side measuring 45 meters…

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Jan 29, 2013

Dramatic Rooftopping Captures by Aurelie Curie

Dramatic Rooftopping Captures by Aurelie Curie

Aurelie Curie is an urban and industrial photographer. On Flickr she has an incredible photostream of urban exploration (or Urbex) and rooftopping photos. ‘Rooftopping’ is a niche of Urban Exploration that involves scaling the roofs of tall buildings (usually without permission). In the series below you can see the dramatic photos that can result…

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Jan 26, 2013

A Penthouse Chalet in the Swiss Alps

A Penthouse Chalet in the Swiss Alps

Located in the ski resort and mountaineering village of Zermatt, this beautiful multi-level penthouse was designed by local architect and artist Heinz Julen. The penthouse chalet features large picture windows and glass panels in the roof, bathing the apartment in natural light. The chairs and chandelier were also designed and built by Julen. The…

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Jan 22, 2013

Artist Paints Miniature Apartment Buildings around the City

Artist Paints Miniature Apartment Buildings around the City

Evol is a German artist currently living and working in Berlin. Born in Heilbronn, Germany, he attended the Kuopio Acadamy of Arts and Crafts in Finland and has a degree in product design from HFG Schwäbisch Gmünd in Germany. Evol has had solo exhibits in Germany, Belgium, China and the United States. While his…

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Jan 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

Picture of the Day: The Ghost Town of Kolmanskop

THE GHOST TOWN OF KOLMANSKOP Photograph by Chris Gray In this fantastic shot by Chris Gray, we see insides of an abandoned house in Kolmanskop, Namibia overtaken by sand. Kolmanskop is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It…

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Jan 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Villers Abbey, Belgium

Picture of the Day: Villers Abbey, Belgium

VILLERS ABBEY, BELGIUM Photograph by Abbaye de Villers The Abbaye de Villers (Villers Abbey), situated in the commune of Villers-la-Ville (Belgium) in grounds of more than 36 hectares, is a destination imbued with history. It was founded in the 12th Century, under the aegis of Saint Bernard. Today, its ruins give an…

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