Photographer Michael Brandt captured these painterly rolling hills at the Palouse Valley, Washington, USA. This particular photo is looking towards Tekoa Mountain from Steptoe Butte. “The rainbow picture was taken at a place called Steptoe Butte - it’s an amazing geographical landmark right in the heart of the Palouse. It is a large butte that offers outstanding panoramic views of the very unique rolling hill landscape known as the Palouse, that gives photo fans endless compositions and ever changing landscape throughout the seasons. From late April through to early September photographers from around the world make a trek individually or through photo tours to visit this unique region.”
Love this, via My Modern Met:
Oystermen is a public environmental artwork by Finland-based designer Marco Casagrande consisting of four sand-blasted stainless steel figures of men located on a tidal shore by Kinmen Island, Taiwan. The sculptural installation features the silhouettes of four nondescript men, seemingly standing on stilts. They each stand approximately 6 meters tall, though when high tide rolls in, their height is typically knocked down by 3 meters. The rising sea changes the look of the artwork, making it seem as though the four figures are walking on water.
The eye-catching piece, which gets its name from the fact that, over time, the legs of the towering structures will be covered in oysters, adds a playfulness as well as an element of intrigue to the environment. Additionally, throughout the alternating sea levels, the metallic men are adorned with metallic conical Asian hats that serve as solar energy collectors, which is used to illuminate the seascape at night.
Mestizo by Borja Muguiro - AA Diploma 8
Mexico City, 2013
The project approaches Mexico City as a place shaped by its own architectural doubt. And in this sense, the project is about how the city has been able to materialize Mexico’s own contradictions.
They are a set of contradictions that I utilized to represent a Mexican architectural character.An architecture found somewhere between an Aztec regionalism and a universal effort for modernity.
Amidst this contradiction the campus takes its place as another question to the existing, as a dichotomy of its own; that of centrality opposing mestizaje.
The campus, through its dichotomous character continues this project of mestizaje, no longer as a representation of the Mexican man but as a consolidation of the city’s architectural form.
Houses are really relaxing to draw, so I drew some more. (It’s night time this time moohaha)