Whimsical architectural collages


A German graphic artist has created surreal houses from collaged materials.

Matthias Jung imagined a collection of unique buildings that would defy logic, combining photographs and natural elements with different architectural styles.

Jung calls this series of creative collages ‘architectural short poems’.

Have a look at his work here and tell us which collages you like.

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Colouring books for adults featuring famous cities


A new colouring book featuring some of the world’s most iconic cities is to be released.

As the trend for colouring books for adults continues to grow, architecture lovers will be pleased by the release of ‘Fantastic Cities’, created by artist Steve McDonald.

You will be able to give your own colourful interpretation to cities including New York City, Amsterdam, and Tokyo, as the pictures are based on real aerial views.

The book will be out in July; find out more about it here and tell us if you’ll be buying it.

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‘Dimensionless’ architectural photographs


A photographer has captured Texas skylines in a stunning new series of images.

Nikola Olic’s portfolio, ‘Dimensionless’, examines the interesting architectural facades that punctuate the landscape, showcasing the Reunion Tower and Frank Gehry’s IAC Building amongst others.

By manipulating the facades in his photographs, Olic gives the buildings a dimensionless, disorientating feel.

Take a look at ‘Dimensionless’ here and tell us which buildings would work well in the project.

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Serpentine Gallery reveals colourful design for 2015


The Serpentine Gallery has unveiled a new design by SelgasCano for its 2015 Pavilion.

The Spanish duo, appointed for the job in December, have transformed the pavilion into colourful chrysalis shaped structure.

The artists explained their project: “we sought a way to allow the public to experience architecture through simple elements: structure, light, transparency, shadows, form, change, surprise, colour and materials.”

The Serpentine Gallery annually gives designers the opportunity to provide their interpretation of the pavilion.

Discover the new pavilion here and tell us if you would like to visit.

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Digital waterfall on the Grand Palais


The Grand Palais’s facade has beeen transformed for Art Paris Art Fair 2015.

The iconic Parisian exhibition hall has had three different videos projected on its facade.

The Art Paris Art Fair selected TeamLab, Dominic Harris, and Mounir Fatmi for the project.

The art collective TeamLab turned the Grand Palais into a cascade of running water, as pictured.

Watch the installation below and let us know what you think.

https://player.vimeo.com/video/123198826

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New London Architecture unveils annual survey results


New London Architecture released the results of this year’s London Tall Buildings Survey.

The independent forum has teamed up with GLHearn to reveal that 263 new buildings are scheduled in 2015.

With a rise in the number of towers under construction, Head of London Strategy at GLHearn, Shaun Andrews, summed up the results: “if London doesn’t grow up, it will need to grow out.”

South, East and Central London will see the greatest number of tall buildings built this year.

Learn more about the survey’s results here and let us know what you think about the tall buildings boom.

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The world’s first shadowless skyscrapers


Shadowless buildingsArchitecture firm NBBJ has revealed its plan for a couple of very unusual buildings in London.

These two skyscrapers won’t cast a shadow, thanks to their innovative design.

They will use concave reflective surfaces which are adapted to the sun’s path in the sky, significantly reducing their shadows.

The unique towers will be built on Greenwich Peninsula; find out more about the project here.

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