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In Praise of Shadows

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In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows

In Praise of Shadows

via klatmagazine.com | photos © Amit Geron

Its official name is the Corten House, but at the Pitsou Kedem Architects studio in Tel Aviv they prefer to call it In Praise of Shadows, in reference to the English title of Jun’ichirō Tanizaki’s celebrated essay on aesthetics In’ei Raisan, published in 1933.
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Casa Caucaso, Mexico City

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Casa Caucaso, Mexico City

Casa Caucaso, Mexico City

Casa Caucaso, Mexico City

Casa Caucaso, Mexico City

via wallpaper.com | photos © Nasser Malek Hernández

An architect’s home in Mexico City melds strong geometry with a warm interior

Casa Caucaso’s striking geometry makes for an eye-catching family home. This three-storey residential property in Mexico City was created by JJRR Arquitetura for the practice’s own director – Jose Juan Rivera Rio – and his family of five. The carefully crafted design marks a strong contrast between its dynamic, brutalist exterior, and a warm and inviting interior atmosphere.
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BASILICA di SIPONTO

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BASILICA di SIPONTO

BASILICA di SIPONTO

BASILICA di SIPONTO

BASILICA di SIPONTO

via dezeen.com | photos © The Blind Eye Factory

Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi has used wire to recreate an early Christian church on an archaeological site in Siponto, a port town in southern Italy. The huge installation is located on the site of a church built in the Roman settlement between the 11th and 12th centuries, but deserted following earthquakes in the 13th century. Tresoldi, who specialises in large-scale wire sculptures, has previously created both architectural and figurative pieces for venues including the British art and music festival Secret Garden Party. But this sculpture will remain in place indefinitely.
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Field of Light

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Field of Light

Field of Light

Field of Light

Field of Light

via designboom.com | photos © Bruce Munro

Bruce Munro illuminates Australia’s vast desert landscape in a field of light

At Ayers Rock Resort in Australia, British artist Bruce Munro has installed a ‘Feld of Light’ that illuminates the vast desert landscape. Marking his largest project to date, this immersive work — the most recent in a series of monumental light-based installations — comprises more than 50,000 slender stems, crowned with frosted-glass spheres. The sculpture stretches to an area the size of four football fields just beside Uluru — the monumental sandstone monolith in the heart of the Red Centre desert. Throughout the day, the semi-transparent solar-powered spheres collect and store sunlight, coming alive by night through a network of illuminated optical fibre threads. The labyrinth of color forms pathways that lead viewers through the landscape, as well as the installation’s dynamic abyss.
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In Residence: Ian Simpson

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Inside the architect’s expansive apartment atop a Manchester skyscraper

For British architect Ian Simpson, home sweet home is a two-story penthouse apartment with inordinately high ceilings, an enviable contemporary furniture collection and a well-rooted indoor garden. Situated 47 floors above Manchester in the Beetham Tower—a groundbreaking building designed by Simpson that is celebrating its tenth anniversary—the flat is an expansive study in high-rise living, and the building the tallest in the UK outside of London.
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Andres Serrano on Donald Trump

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Andres Serrano on Donald Trump

via theguardian.com | Photos © Linda Nylind

Andres Serrano has a reputation for outrage, so the postcard he is holding face down against his chest as we share the closest thing London has to a New York brunch must be strong stuff. Is it a photograph of a shocking sex act, a broken body, a desecrated Christian symbol? He explains that he has never shown this picture before, but decided he had to include it in his new retrospective in Brussels. It is a portrait of Donald Trump.
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Californian Cool

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Californian Cool

Californian Cool

Californian Cool

Californian Cool

via ignant.de | Photos © Garrod Kirkwood

During a recent trip to California, British photographer Garrod Kirkwood documented the Golden State’s laid-back cool.

Working in muted tones and a minimal style, Kirkwood’s lens focusses on classic Californian motifs: skaters, basketballers, vintage cars and neon motel signs, complemented by candid portraits of locals taking it easy.
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Suburban Dream

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Suburban Dream

Suburban Dream

Suburban Dream

Suburban Dream

via wallpaper.com | photos © Colin Faulkner

Suburban dream: nature and concrete meet in this Canadian home

Don’t let the verdant surroundings of Angela Tsementzis’ Concrete House fool you; this home, perched on a slope within the quiet and leafy location of Toronto’s Moore Park Ravine, is conveniently located only a 15 minute drive away from the city’s downtown center district. This urban oasis was built for husband and wife John Pylypczak and Diti Katona and their two children. The couple, who run a branding studio, wished for the design of the 380 sq m home to be centred around their passion for nature, and ‘pure, honest and refined aesthetics.’
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Guthrie Transportation Museum, Kentucky

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Guthrie Transportation Museum, Kentucky

Guthrie Transportation Museum, Kentucky

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Guthrie Transportation Museum, Kentucky

via archinect.com | photos © De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop

The city of Guthrie is a small rural community in southern Kentucky that once played a significant role in the expansion of the country’s transportation network in the early 1900’s through the construction of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad line. After a period of economic decline, the city has recently been the focus of renewal efforts to revive its downtown core.
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Monoscent G&E

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Monoscent G&E

Monoscent G&E

Monoscent G&E

Monoscent G&E

via monoscent.com | Photos © Masahiro Noguchi

In a new classic brace, a molecular masterpiece and a molecular legend are paired for the first time. The essential elements of Monoscent G and Monoscent E: Galoxolide® Super (2007) and Timbersilk® (2012) by IFF, are the newest versions of Galaxolide (1965) and Iso E Super (1973), respectively. Both denatured alcohol solutions are entirely manufactured in the state-of-the-art IFF facility in the United States.

These fundamental aroma molecules are contemporary classics. Just as the iconic white t-shirt serves as the basis for a signature style, Monoscent® can be personalized, worn singly, or layered. A celebrity athlete turned entrepreneur remarks, “after my morning workout, my grooming routine is topped by two sprays of G over a half spray of E, and I’m ready for the day!”

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