Seoul Skygarden


A Dutch architecture studio will transform an old South Korean motorway into an impressive elevated public park.

MVRDV is in charge of creating the ‘Seoul Skygarden’, populating it with an incredible 254 different species of plants, which are organised according to the Korean alphabet.

In its new guise as the Skygarden, the currently abandoned section of the 1970s motorway will bring economic benefits to the area and act as a tranquil shortcut for pedestrians.

Winy Maas of MVRDV said that it “will change the daily lives of many people in Seoul for the better [as] a green oasis in the midst of all the traffic and concrete.”

Take a look at the stunning Skygarden here and tell us what you think.

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Concrete vs Concrete: striking street art illusions


An Italian artist has brought some unique street art to the streets of Riccione: strikingly realistic birds seemingly in flight.

Eron, who was named ‘best Italian street artist’ in the 1990s, has depicted herons and seagulls on the walls throughout the Italian city, giving them life through stunning ‘three-dimensional’ realism.

The artist’s sequential ‘flipbook’ style revitalises these old concrete walls with splashes of white, while the illusionary effect makes the birds look like they’re taking off in flight.

Watch Eron create his striking work below and let us know what you think.

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UberEATS launches with mouthwatering ad


Uber is expanding its services to the meal delivery business, starting with a delicious-looking ad.

The famous on-demand ride app has launched a new service called ‘UberEATS’, promising swift deliveries in no more than ten minutes.

As part of the launch, a mouthwatering ad, ‘From Tap to Table in Minutes’, showcases succulent food with lingering shots to stir up excitement.

UberEATS is currently available in a few major cities, such as New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Barcelona.

Watch the ad below and tell us if UberEATS should come to your town.

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Italian city filled with Gormley statues


Florence is now filled with more than a hundred pieces of art by Antony Gormley, known for the Angel of the North, throughout his career.

The innovative ‘Human’ exhibition, which runs until the 27th September 2015, displays Gormley’s stunning work exploring the human body through ‘blockworks’ and more organic pieces like Critical Mass.

The 16th Century Forte di Belvedere is hosting most of the collection, with the rest, including ‘Critical Mass’, scattered around the historic fortress for a striking effect.

Have a closer look at ‘Human’ here and tell us if you’ll be visiting.

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The most unique homes in the world


A new infographic features some innovative home designs, giving you the chance to explore them from afar .

Goodale Miller Team has put together eight fascinating pictures of the world’s most unusual houses.

These include the transparent house in Tokyo, a skateboard house in the USA, and an old tower water in Belgium. 

Discover the rest of these incredible houses here and tell us which ones you’d like to live in.

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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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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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