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Russian Architecture Inspired By Science Fiction

Russian architecture took some rather strange turns during the Cold War era, and the results are out of this world. Take a gander at these (mostly concrete) unusually shaped buildings, which were built with the power of imagination! Link

Hair + Architecture = Hairchitecture

The project known as Hairchitecture presents the challenge of combining hair and architecture into an extremely geometric cut. Ranging from downright silly (pictured above) to much tamer stepped cuts, this Hairchitecture thing will probably catch on at salons across the globe, then there will be nothing left but to shave our heads! Link  –via Laughing Squid

Car Dashboards as Works of Art

“QUANTUM SHOT” #774 Link – article by Avi Abrams This article appears simultaneously on Dark Roasted Blend and on “Out of Order” magazine – a Yale University print and online publication that curates innovative and bold fashion, art, music and film for the university set Visual Caffeine: Exploring Art and Architecture [...]

Archive: April 2012

Intricate Japanese Movable Type Sets Visual Caffeine: Exploring Art and Architecture, Issue 1 Impossible Plant-Animal Hybrid This creature should not exist… but it does. Heavy Bombers: Fearsome Angels of the Cold War A game of fear, played with monstrous planes The Jewish Engineer Behind Hitler’s Volkswagen Finally, the full story behind emergence of Volkswagen Fluid Dynamics & Liquid Photography It’s a Splash! – High-Speed [...]

Rice Krispie Treat Art

Doesn’t this “Rice Krispmas Tree” look great? A tree like that wouldn’t last long at my house! But it’s only the first of a long list of artful and tasty things people have made out of Rice Krispies Treats. Sculptures, pop culture figures, architecture, see them at at The Desonesto Doctrine. Link

Botanic Architecture

Baubotanik, or botanic architecture is the art and science of creating structures out of growing plants. A program at the University of Stuttgart in Germany explores the possibilities of this new architecture. The architects begin with stabilizing elements—iron rings, polyester bands, steel grids—and environmentally-appropriate plants that are designed to grow around the armature, becoming stronger at [...]

Lost London

Hard to believe that some of these photos are over 130 years old. This post features a collection of interesting photography from the 1880’s of London. Some of the photos give a sense of everyday dwellings that people at the time lived in while others show the amazing architecture of the city at the time. Link

Three-Storey House Has Slides at All Levels

It is a principle of modern architecture that everything can be improved upon with a slide, from subways or airports. So, quite sensibly, Kazuki Nakamura and Kenichi Izuhara designed a house that has slides connecting each level. Link | Architects’ Website

Mona Lisa: All Things to Some Researchers

How researchers see a much looked- upon lady by Alice Shirrell Kaswell, Improbable Research staff Leonardo da Vinci’s painted portrait of the Mona Lisa entices researchers of many kinds to spring into action of some sort. Alerted to the possible presence of a newsworthy mystery, quite a few people want to define and then solve it. On December [...]

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater In Gingerbread

Melodie and her friend, Brenton, designed this gorgeous piece of edible architecture using Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater as a model. It took over 12 hours to design and 40 hours to build and decorate and used 12 square feet of gingerbread dough to make the walls, floors and roof. This iconic home has never looked sweeter. Link [...]