Intricate Wooden City Sculptures by James McNabb



Intricate Wooden City Sculptures by James McNabb

Philadelphia-based artist  James McNabb (furniture-maker-turned-sculptor) has created the City Series, an amazing collection of wooden sculptures, composed of miniature buildings, skyscrapers and architectural forms that depict intricate cityscapes.

The wooden skyscrapers, made in different shapes and sizes, look remarkably like the Manhattan skyline in New York City.

Each piece depicts the outsider’s perspective of the urban landscape. Made entirely of scrap wood, this work is an interpretation of making something out of nothing. Each piece is cut intuitively on a band saw. The result is a collection of architectural forms, each distinctly different from the next.

‘I grabbed a piece of scrap wood from the bin, and without thinking, made some cuts. In a few minutes the piece started to look strangely familiar, like a screwdriver or a mini skyscraper. I grabbed another piece of scrap wood, and made another object – this time, it looked like wrench, or a table leg. In the next hour I made 15 more – I stayed up that night and worked until morning. In 24 hours I made more than 200, all intricately different from the next.”

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Colorful And Dazzling Nighttime Photographs Of Japan By Naohiro Yako


Colorful And Dazzling Nighttime Photographs Of Japan By Naohiro Yako

More info: Naohiro Yako, Instagram, Facebook
Naohiro Yako is a multi-talented photographer, filmmaker, illustrator, media designer, music label owner, VJ, DJ and urban explorer currently based in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan. Naohiro focuses on street photography, he captures the urban scenery of Japan.

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Mesmerising Light Installations By JamesTurrell

James Turrell
James Turrell

Mesmerising Light Installations By JamesTurrell

At Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg

James Turrell is an American artist widely known for his explorations of light and space.

“He began his career back in the 1960′s in California at a time when the Light and Space group of artists in Los Angeles was coming into prominence. Here’s a short description of the movement:

Whether by directing the flow of natural light, embedding artificial light within objects or architecture, or by playing with light through the use of transparent, translucent or reflective materials, Light and Space artists made the spectator’s experience of light and other sensory phenomena under specific conditions the focus of their work.”


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Impressive Winning Photos of the Epson International Panoramic Awards 2017

1_O_N_Jesus-M-Garcia_ES_1980“Good Morning Damian Shan”. The overall winner, and open award winner, in the nature/landscape category, is a shot of the Li river in Guangxi province, China. (Photo by Jesus M. Garcia/Epson International Pano Awards 2017- prize 1)


6_O_B_Sebastian-Tontsch_DE_0179-1100x549« Engulfed”. A shortlisted entry in the built environment/architecture category, of downtown Dubai. (Photo by Sebastian Tontsch/Epson International Pano Awards 2017)

“Eye of Stokksnes”. This shot of Iceland won the Carolyn Mitchum award. (Photo by Wojciech Kruczynski/Epson International Pano Awards 2017)

2017-Pano-Awards-2-O-N-Francisco-Negroni-CL-1701.jpg‘The Image of Fear,’ Chile, 2nd open landscape (Photo: Francisco Negroni/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

2017-Pano-Awards-3-O-N-Luca-Benini-IT-0851-‘Across The Universe,’ California, 3rd place open landscape (Photo: Luca Benini/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

2017-Pano-Awards-3-Adam-Gibbs-CA-0332-“Temperate Breeze”. Third place in the Carolyn Mitchum awards went to this image of Port Renfrew, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Adam Gibbs/Epson International Pano Awards 2017)

46_O_N_Marcio-Cabral_BR_1376-1100x550“Paepalanthus at Moonlight” Veadeiros Tablelands, Brazil. (Photo by Marcio Cabral/Epson International Pano Awards 2017)

10_O_B_Pavel-Oskin_CZ_0045-1100x496.jpg‘Dream of Tuscany,’ Italy, 7th place, open built environment./ Credit: Pavel Oskin/The EPSON International Pano Awards 2017

2017-Pano-Awards-9-O-N-Peter-Coskun-US-0890-.jpgConsumer,’ Death Valley National Park, California, Epson Digital Art Prize 3rd (Photo: Peter Coskun/The EPSON International Pano Awards)

46A6DABB00000578-0-image-a-39_1511527174283© Akira Matsui – The award for best film capture went to Akira Matsui for her shot of the dramatic sky over the mountains of Patagonia in Argentina

2017-Pano-Awards-2-Rita-Kluge-AU-1563-‘Freedom,’ Tonga, 2nd place Carolyn Mitchum Award / Credit: Rita Kluge/The EPSON International Pano Awards 2017


Open – Built Environment / Architecture category(Credit: Seth Mayer / The Pano Awards)

3_O_B_Sebastian-Tontsch_DE_0452-1100x550‘Marina Flow,’ Dubai Marina, UAE, 3rd place open built environment (Photo: Sebastian Tontsch/The EPSON International Pano Awards)


Open – Nature / Landscape category. © Juan Pablo De Miguel Moreno / The Pano Awards 2017)


fubiz-epson-pano-awards-2017-cedar-kraus.jpg“Karst Layers”, China. Top Ten, Open Nature/Landscapes (© Cedar Kraus / The Epson International Pano Awards

10_A_N_Frederic-Huber_CH_1349-1100x550“Rainbow Over Monument Valley”. A Top 10 entry in the amateur nature/landscape category, taken in Arizona. (Photo by Frederic Huber/Epson International Pano Awards 2017)

epson-international-pano-awards-3Credits : Jesus M. Garcia / Toledo City night scene with fog, light and colors, Spain (International Pano Award Winner- prize 2)

fubiz-epson-pano-awards-2017-juan-pablo-de-miguel“Flysch”, Zumaia, Spain. Epson Digital Art Prize, Top Ten, Open Nature/Landscapes (© Juan Pablo de Miguel / The Epson International Pano Awards)

“Unveiled”. Mandalay in Myanmar. (Photo by Amanda Hughes/Epson International Pano Awards 2017)

epson panoramic photography awardsFestive attire Patagonia,’ Patagonia, 9th place amateur landscape / Credit: Valeriy Shcherbina/The EPSON International Pano Awards 2017

562a459c140000e800c7aaeaDag Ole Nordhaug/The EPSON International Pano Awards “Vibrant Sunset”

fubiz-epson-pano-awards-2017-javier-de-la-torre.jpg« Flying Shanghai », Shanghai, China. Open Award Winner, Built Environment/Architecture, Highest Scoring Aerial Image; and Top Ten, Open Built Environment / Architecture / © Javier de la Torre / The Epson International Pano Awards 2017

The-competition-for-panoramic-photography-the-Epson-International-Pano-2017_19The Battle. Top Ten, Open Nature / Landscapes, Lagazuoi Mount, Northern Italy. © Isabella Tabacchi / The Epson International Pano Awards

fubiz-epson-pano-awards-2017-paolo-lazzaratti.jpg« Poseidon Awakens », La Spezia, Italy. Top Ten, Open Nature/Landscapes (© Paolo Lazzarotti / The Epson International Pano Awards)

2017-Pano-Awards-7-A-N-Stuart-Bellamy-ZA-1799-“Silent Soldiers”. Deadvlei, Namibia. (Photo by Stuart Bellamy/Epson International Pano Awards 2017)

fubiz-epson-pano-awards-2017-dustin-lefevre« Water and Ash », Dettifoss, Iceland. Top Ten, Amateur Nature/Landscapes (© Dustin Lefevre / The Epson International Pano Awards)

22panorama13Vesteralen, Norway. Photograph: Nicholas Roemmelt/The Epson International Pano Awards

46A6DA6700000578-0-image-a-8_1511525347900.jpgPavel Oskin’s shot – Dream of Tuscany – that he snapped while on a trip to Italy, which was highly rated in the Pano Awards

13_O_N_Ignacio-Palacios_AU_0351-1100x550.jpgOpen – Nature / Landscape category (Credit: Ignacio Palacios / The Pano Awards)

fubiz-epson-pano-awards-2017-ray-jennings.jpg“Incoming”, Lake Windamere, Australia. Amateur Award Winner in Nature/Landscape (© Ray Jennings / The Epson International Pano Awards)

The-competition-for-panoramic-photography-the-Epson-International-Pano-2017_16Mystic Mountain. Top Ten, Amateur Nature / Landscapes, Utah, USA. © Dustin Lefevre / The Epson International Pano Awards

The-competition-for-panoramic-photography-the-Epson-International-Pano-2017_14Downtown San Francisco. Top Ten, Open Built Environment / Architecture, San Francisco, USA. © Matteo Colombo / The Epson International Pano Awards

epson-international-pano-awards-4-1.jpgCredits : Jesus M. Garcia ·/  Whuzi Hill · China   ( International Pano Award Winner- prize 3)

The-competition-for-panoramic-photography-the-Epson-International-Pano-2017_17Mystical Eltz Castle in Morning Fog. Top Ten, Amateur Built Environment / Architecture, Wierschem, Germany. © Moritz Esser / The Epson International Pano Awards

4_O_B_Daniel-Fleischhacker_DE_0065-1100x550.jpgAutumn View. Top Ten, Open Nature / Landscapes. Bled Island stands in the middle of Lake Bled in northwestern Slovenia. © Daniel Fleischhacker Germany

16_A_N_Carsten-Meyerdierks_DE_1157-1100x520.jpg Sossusvlei, Namibia Carsten Meyerdierks

41_O_N_Jan-Smid_CZ_2191-1100x497« Odyssey of an Avenue II » by Jan_Smid / The Pano Awards


Impressive Winning Photos of the Epson International Panoramic Awards 2017

The Epson International Pano awards showcase the work of the best panoramic photographers from around the world.


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Denmark Will Have This Amazing New Observation Tower Next Year


1496318078644ngam-nhin-toa-thap-quan-sat-ca-canh-rung-dan-mach-tuyet-dep10ngam-nhin-toa-thap-quan-sat-ca-canh-rung-dan-mach-tuyet-dep91496753119313ngam-nhin-toa-thap-quan-sat-ca-canh-rung-dan-mach-tuyet-dep214963183509541512_camp24-1-14963176862611496317599876-1-1496914239951Denmark Will Have This Amazing New Observation Tower Next Year

More info: EFFEKT

Designed by Danish architecture firm EFFEKT, The Treetop Experience of the camp adventure recreation park in Denmark, will debut in the summer of 2018. Located one hour south of Copenhagen, Denmark, the Treetop Experience begins with a walk through the forest of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove that has various sections to stop and relax, or explore and learn.

The continuous wood ramp is 1,970 ft (600m) long and connects to a 148 ft (45m) tall observation tower with a 360° view.

Located one hour south of Copenhagen, Denmark, the Treetop Experience begins with a walk through the forest of Gisselfeld Klosters Skove that has various sections to stop and relax, or explore and learn.

The winding path leading up the observation tower will be made from timber from the surrounding forest, and weathering steel will be used for the structure. Easily accessible, anyone will be able to enjoy the spectacular views from the top of the tower.

Looking up through the tower, different levels are revealed, and the shape of the tower can be appreciated. The halfway point of the tower is the slimmest part, with the base and top being the largest. This form allows for the tower to organically fit in with the forest canopy.

h/t: contemporist

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Wim Delvoye – Gothic Works
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Nostalgic Beauty of Abandoned Buildings by Matthias Haker


Nostalgic Beauty of Abandoned Buildings by Matthias Haker

More info: Website | DeviantArt | Facebook

Matthias Haker is a Potsdam-born photographer and artist currently living in Dresden, Germany. He’s specializing in architectural and interior photography as well as people, portrait, fashion and wedding photography. He is particular interested in abandoned buildings and architecture. Let’s take a look at his decay photography collection showing haunting beauty of abandoned buildings around Europe.

Mr Haker explained: ‘In general I’d say my work is all about beauty. Even though I can understand the sadness that overcomes people when seeing those buildings in the desolate state they are in, I usually do not try to express sadness, creepiness or anything like that in my work.’

via: dailymail

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Tokyo Street Minimalist Photography By Hiroharu Matsumoto


Tokyo Street Minimalist Photography

Hiroharu Matsumoto is a Tokyo-based photographer born in 1965. His work is minimal street photography, light, texture and shadow creating beautiful compositions.Far from the classic image of the swarming crowd. Hiroharu Matsumoto offers us moments suspended in time, between loneliness and contemplation, enhanced by the geometric architecture of Tokyo.

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From day to night! Photographer Creates Incredible ‘timeslice’ Photos Buildings


Suleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey


Beijing National Stadium


Pudong, Shanghai


Hagia Sophia, Istambul, Turkey


Trieste, Italy


Gateway to India, Mumbai


Tongariki, Easter Island


Venice, Italy


The Duomo, Milan


The Bean. Chicago, Illinois.


Sulamani Temple, Bagan, Myanmar


Marina Bay Sands, Singapore


Big Buddha, Phuket


Coliseum, Rome


Sula Pagoda, Myanmar


Houses of Parliament, London

From day to night! Photographer creates incredible ‘timeslice’ photos buildings

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A photographer has created beautiful pictures showing changing light of sunsets over iconic landmarks in one image.

Richard Silver has snapped the Houses of Parliament, Rome’s Coliseum and the Burj Khalifa in Dubai using his ‘timeslice’ method.

The photographs show how the landscapes transform from daylight hours, to dusk and then night-time.

Overall the artist from New York, US, has shot 38 buildings around the world from Beijing to Dubai and Milan.

Richard said: ‘I wanted to photograph iconic world buildings at sunset and capture the changing light from day to night in a single image.

It takes Richard around two hours of clicking to capture enough pictures – usually between 40 and 60 – to create the finished image.

He puts his camera in a spot where he can capture most, if not all, of the building he is trying to shoot.

Richard takes photos for about 45 minutes before and during the sunset and then for half an hour after the sunset to create the amazing effect.

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