Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architects, in collaboration with Friis & Moltke, just won the competition to design the Ny Anstalt correctional facility in Nuuk, Greenland. The 8,000 square meter facility is the first such facility in Greenland, focusing on the contrast between beauty and roughness as a guiding theme for the project. This concept is also present in the choice of materials: concrete, wood and corten steel, which is rooted in a desire to adapt the complex to the landscape. Read the rest of this entry →
May 21, 1712, Peter I moved the capital of Russia from Moscow to St. Petersburg. Transfer of capitals in the world – a phenomenon not unique, and even frequent. Transferred to the capital so far – the different geographic, strategic, and sometimes more peculiar reasons. We suggest you familiarize yourself with the ten youngest capitals of the world. Read the rest of this entry →
“I am the Ocean” is a story about fishing and the harm mankind brings to the sea. This short film is the bachelor thesis of Sebastian Hilgetag who studied Communications Design in Potsdam (FHP). The Second member of the team was Marie Havemann, who helped with the concept and created the entire audiovisual part of the film.
There are a lot of shipwrecks in Sydney’s Homebush Bay, near the Olympic village, but none quite like the SS Ayrfield, also known as “The Floating Forest” for the lush mangrove vegetation that now covers its rusty hull. The SS Ayrfield, was a collier ship built in England in 1911 and used by the Commonwealth Government during World War II to transport supplies to American troops in the Pacific. It was sold in 1950 and operated as a collier on the sixty-miler run between Newcastle and Sydney, until 1972 when the ship’s registration was canceled and it was sent to its final resting place, Homebush Bay. Read the rest of this entry →
Stylist Elena Mora has teamed up with photographer Karsten Wegenerto, to create this impressive series of Ricettario – “A balanced diet”, which bizarrely lined ingredients for different dishes. Read the rest of this entry →
A desert metropolis built on gambling, vice and other forms of entertainment, in just a century of existence Las Vegas has drawn millions of visitors and trillions of dollars in wealth to southern Nevada. The city was founded by ranchers and railroad workers but quickly found that its greatest asset was not its springs but its casinos. Las Vegas’s embrace of Old West-style freedoms—gambling and prostitution—provided a perfect home for East Coast organized crime. Beginning in the 1940s, money from drugs and racketeering built casinos and was laundered within them. Visitors came to partake in what the casinos offered: low-cost luxury and the thrill of fantasies fulfilled. Read the rest of this entry →
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