Poetic Cosmos of the Breath, 2007
Settlements and City Strategies by olalekan jeyifous
This series contains abstracted planimetric drawings and eerily-serene cityscapes that suggest the changing contours of urban settlements. They represent an idea of a degenerate futurism, yet one might find similar typologies and scenes in places such as the favelas of Brazil and North Africa, and in overpopulated cities such as Lagos, Mexico City, and Mumbai. Though outputted digitally, the drawings possess a textured and painterly quality as a result of combining hand-drawn sketches, industrial textures, surfaces of deteriorated paper, and digital architectural models.
A constant interplay between digital and analog processes is important in my work, resulting in a highly layered set of documents. The drawings presented here started out as digital images that were outputted, sketched and drawn over, and scanned back into the computer in order to be retraced, textured, and layered
Jan Kempenaers - Spomenik: The End of HIstory (2006-9)
There are hundreds of these spomeniks (monuments) scattered throughout villages and rural landscapes in the former Yugoslavia.
“Le Corbusier’s concept of ‘radiant city’ may never have gained much traction in the real world, but some of its tropes, especially the idea of enveloping greenspace, can be found in the Spomenik sites. Some of these structures appear to be actual buildings, though devoid of viable internal living spaces. Others resemble futuristic housing along the lines of a ‘tomorrowland’.”
Elisa Perez is a spanish artist who makes portraits through Skype video calls
The exquisite triplex penthouse atop Brooklyn’s iconic Clock Tower building in vibrant DUMBO will awe you with its architectural beauty, luxurious finishes, and spectacular views. Entertaining is a dream as you enjoy meals with guests in the huge living and dining areas that have endless layout possibilities with your backdrop of the 4 famous 14-foot glass clocks encircling the apartment, offering one-of-a-kind 360-degree views. Other highlights: soaring ceilings from 16 to 50 ft; solid rift quartered sawn 5-inch white oak plank floors; a custom glass-enclosed 3-story private elevator and architectural wraparound stairway; spa-like baths with radiant heated natural stone floors, glass wall tiles, fixtures and fittings by Dornbracht; Smart Home technology with Crestron system for heating, AC, lighting, AV and sun control.
HANGARBICOCCA BY THOMAS SARACENO
For On Space Time Foam, his new installation at the HangarBicocca, Saraceno conceived a large transparent membrane (which he amusingly calls la lasagna) that visitors can get into. Folded in three layers, it is suspended at 25-metres above the ground, providing a radical bodily experience. (An interview from Milan by Filipa Ramos)
Artist Mathilde Roussel - “Resonances between human body and vegetal are suggested by filling with plant elements, scientifical jars labelled with human body parts. The living ingredients inside the jars change and metamorphose though time. Dew, milk, pollen, sap, branches, grass, bark, etched glass jars. Exhibited at Anatomia Botanica, Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art, Nashville, US.”
[previously “lifes of Grass”]