contemporary buildings

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Chiharu Shiota 塩田千春 (Japanese, b. 1972, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, based Berlin, Germany) - 1: Storage Room, 2009, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa The Room Of 5  2,3: His Chair, 2008 (MART-Museo di Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento/Rovereto)  4,5: A Room of Memory, 2009 (21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa)  6,7: His Chair, 2005 (ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum, Aarhus)  8: From - Into, 2004 (International Biennal of Contemporary Art of Seville)

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A Tribute To Zaha Hadid 

One of the world’s most legendary architects, Zaha Hadid, has passed away today. Her influence on aspiring architects and the architecture discipline is unparalleled. Here’s a small tribute to her work, you can view more of her projects that were featured on designismymuse: here.  

The world lost a visionary today.  

All images via google

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Flora Borsi - Detroit


The City of Detroit has gone through a major economic and demographic decline in recent decades. The population of the city has fallen from a high of 1,850,000 in 1950 to 701,000 in 2013. The automobile industry in Detroit has suffered from global competition and has moved much of the remaining production out of Detroit. Not so very long ago, Detroit was a rich, beautiful city, full of vibrant people. I have been there twice recently and I was saddened by the status of the abandoned buildings and factories I saw. I imagined how the city, its streets and buildings might have looked in past decades. I found pictures from the previous century and combined them with the photographs I took during my most recent visit to Detroit. What if these people from the past could see their beloved place now? Could Detroit rise again? I hope so

New to our collection: Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine’s Living Architectures film series, which imaginatively (and often hilariously) depict the daily life of contemporary architecture. In the films, Bêka and Lemoine explore buildings by interviewing and following those who live and work in them, including the scene-stealing housekeeper of OMA’s Lemoine House, the priest at Richard Meier’s Jubilee Church, and window washers at Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Bilbao. 


[Ila Bêka and Louise Lemoine. Koolhaas Houselife. 2008. Video (color, sound), 58 min. Gift of Andrea Woodner. © 2016 Bêka & Lemoine]

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Sebastian Weiss is a photographer in Hamburg. 

The images above are the personal interpretation of the artist, urban design in the architectural details. 

The purpose of his shots is to make abstract shapes of buildings and make free the property from their spacial context, breaking the essence of cities. 

His work is an investigation of the interaction of forms of materials and structures. I always love this kind of works, very nice!

You can find him on Instagram too.