No matter to what extent the city has grown cosmopolitan, it can still be decorated with wondrous and eye-catching buildings, insist the MVRDV architects.
Untamed beasts have always captured people’s attention with their impetuous nature. But what would happen if a gifted artist rests his eye on a mighty wild animal for quite a while? Let’s see what great ideas it can spark in creative minds.
As Marcus Tullius Cicero once said: “If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need”. And it is extremely inspiring to see old buildings being transformed into modern public places like art galleries, cinemas, restaurants and libraries.
Lebanese-American designer Nabil Issa gives new life to retro design making it into what may be considered a modern classic. As the designer explains, he tries to “take the spirit of that design era and apply it to the 21st century.”
“As a designer, I’m telling stories and I use materials, colors, and shapes as the elements of language. If I was a writer I would use words. I don’t have a favorite word as I don’t have favorite material. And I think, it’s up to anybody to use his proper language…” – says designer and architect Christophe Pillet.
Light has always been something that inspired creative minds and even if not tangible yet it can be viewed as an art piece. Let us have a look at some of the impressive creations that were inspired by light. After all, as the artist, director and curator Aaron Rose said: “In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary”.
Take a stroll in any city and too often, what could be a beautiful city-scape is ruined by thoughtless design when it comes to street furniture. Too many ugly signs, barriers, lamp posts, traffic islands, and benches litter streets to create a confusing picture that can mask stunning architecture.
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