Rogelio Manzo

“…I find a brute yet honest identity of my subjects…” states Rogelio Manzo. His journey as an artist began studying architecture, but the rigidity and formality of architectural practice led him to painting where he creates chaotic, dark and brooding, yet harmonious “portraits”.  His past in architecture is not lost though, as geometric elements sneak…

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Ben Thomas

Ben Thomas is a photographer based out of Melbourne, Australia. He travels the world creating dizzying images of city and landscapes. His technique, called tilt-shift photography, utilizes the camera in such a way that within one click Thomas is able to transform otherwise sprawling (hard to capture in one shot) urban-scapes into small toy-like places.…

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Seth Clark

Designer and artist Seth Clark creates beautiful collages focusing on the beauty of decay and collapse within architecture. Within the deterioration, he writes, “there remains a gentle resolve…it is as if the buildings were content with their circumstance…They are on the brink of ruin, yet appear dignified in their state. Something very energized and present…

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Nonotak Studio

Nonotak Studio is a collaboration between animator Noemi Schipfer and “architect musician” Takami Nakamoto. In 2011 they were commissioned by a French architect to create a public mural in Paris and the duo has been constructing dizzying audio and visual installations since. Deep, brooding, and ambient soundscapes are coupled with beautiful geometric patterns of light…

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EK Interview: Defasten

Montreal-based motion-VFX-filmmaker Patrick Doan (running under the name of Defasten) presents a bulk of his work through geometrical layers of abstract subject matter. Our conversations with the artist helped us reveal how computer graphics become a tool for storytelling and expression. Check out the Q&A interview after the jump!

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Naomi Campbell’s ‘Spaceship’

Zaha Hadid’s architecture firm was recently commissioned by Russian billionaire Vladislav Doronin to design (girlfriend) Naomi Campbell’s modern spaceship-like house. The structure is currently being built in Moscow, Russia, where the tower approximately reaches 22 meters high in a secluded residential area of Barvikha. After the break, features conceptual designs, and actual snap shots of…

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People’s Meeting Dome

Danish architects Kristoffer Tejlgaard and Benny Jepsen have created a venue where debates and discussions spark amongst the future of housing. ‘People’s Meeting Dome’ in essence is a deconstructed geodesic platform, located in Bornholm, Denmark. The main structure is composed of triangular frames, is column-less, and has the freedom to take differently sized sections to…

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Cottage for Kettal

‘Cottage for Kettal’ is a modern architectural structure designed by Milan-based designer Patricia Urquiola. The Spanish furniture company Kettal is currently being showcased at the Salone Del Mobile 2012. With it’s minimal approach the platform suits two people through an aluminum triangular frame, draped in privacy.

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Olas! Beach House

Spanish architect Victor Lusquinos has created ‘Olas!’ a beach house that symbolizes the physical waves of the ocean. The structure has predominantly an open space layout where the wide range of windows allows clear views of the sea. Olas! has three floors that’s stacked and balanced with the exterior walls resembling as a protective shell.

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Matthias Heiderich

Self-taught photographer Matthias Heiderich was previously featured on EK about a year and a half ago. Since then, he has come out with several new sets of photos focusing on the architecture of buildings, natural environments, and natural environments that showcase the traces of human development and technology.

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Green School Indonesia

The founders of Balinese practice PT Bamboo, Cynthia and John Hardy, had an ambitious vision to create an educational structure once the two met in Indonesia. “Green School” is modern yet traditional, and is made entirely out of bamboo. The center is currently is still growing new complexes by recycling, composing, and blending pure elements…

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