Innovative architectural photography


A German photographer uses Instagram to capture architectural details in an unusual way.

Sebatian Weiss, under the pseudonym Le Blanc, uses the popular social media platform to capture buildings throughout Europe and highlight their standout features.

He says “the small picture size of smartphone photographs requires different motifs and new approaches to photographing them”.

Weiss, who lives in Hamburg, was fascinated by the architectural contrasts that Berlin offers; this encouraged him to base his work on abstracting urban shapes.

All his work is published on Instagram; explore it here and let us know what you think of it.

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‘Virtual Beehive’ at the Milan Expo 2015


An artist has created a unique piece of architecture for the Milan Expo 2015.

Wolfgang Buttress’ UK pavilion is a ‘virtual hive’, which gives visitors a ‘lasting flavour of the British landscape’.  

The 14-metre lattice structure, which is made from 169,300 pieces of aluminum and steel, is sure to impress visitors with an ‘immersive sensory experience’ of audio and visual effects that replicate the activity of a beehive.

Find out more about the pavilion here and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

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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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‘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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Snow graffiti in Chicago


The Mexico Tourism Board has taken advantage of the cold weather in Chicago by creating unusual works of art advertising the country as the perfect destination to visit to escape the winter.

With the help of local street artist NosE Lanariz, the Board made ‘billboards’ from the fallen snow, creating slogans like ‘Come melt under the sun’ with a link to Mexico Tourism Board’s site.

Have a look at the video below to discover the unique ads and tell us what you think.

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Giant slides to be installed in London


Carsten Höller has unveiled his new plans for the Hayward Gallery, which includes two giant slides.

The slides are part of Höller’s ‘Decision’ exhibition and will be open to gallery visitors as an exit.

Director of the Hayward Gallery, Ralph Rugoff, said: “’Decision’ will ask visitors to make choices, but also, more importantly, to embrace a kind of double vision that takes in competing points of view”.

Visitors will be able to experience the exhibition from June to September.

Have a look at the design here and tell us if you’ll be having a go.

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