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“Summer Over The City” – Aerial Photographs Of New York City by George Steinmetz

July 30th, 2014

New Jersey-based photographer George Steinmetz, known for his amazing aerial photographs taken from a paraglider, recently shot a series of gorgeous aerial photographs of New York City for a photo essay by The New Yorker. …

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A Separate Reality 09 by Alex Andreyev

A Separate Reality 09 by Alex Andreyev

July 30th, 2014

Collection of beautiful digital illustrations by Alex Andreyev. Visit Alex Andreyev

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Lady Autumn Breeze by Stefka Pavlova

Lady Autumn Breeze by Stefka Pavlova

July 30th, 2014

Collection of amazing fashion portraits by Stefka Pavlova. Visit Stefka Pavlova

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Siren by Joseph Alexander

Siren by Joseph Alexander

July 30th, 2014

Joseph Alexander wanted to push this concept a little further by expanding it’s defintion. The aim was to create a series of photographs representing feminine power and beauty. He played with themes focused around mother …

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Living Sculptures by Mike Campau

Living Sculptures by Mike Campau

July 30th, 2014

A conceptual series by Mike Campau that was constructed to give human personality and activity to an otherwise nondescript structure. By adding wardrobe, and movement within the clothing, the sculptures instantly take on …

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Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Nestled amidst a neighborhood of single story bungalows in Venice, California, the Solar Umbrella Residence boldly establishes a precedent for the next generation of California modernist architecture. Located on a 41’ wide x 100’-0” long through lot, the Solar Umbrella addition transforms the architects’ existing 650 square foot bungalow into a 1900 square foot residence equipped for responsible living in the twenty-first century.

Inspired by Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House of 1953, the Solar Umbrella provides a contemporary reinvention of the solar canopy—a strategy that provides thermal protection in climates with intense exposures. In establishing the program for their residence, which accommodates the couple and their one child chose to integrate into the design, principles of sustainability that they strive to achieve in their own practice. The architects carefully considered the entire site, taking advantage of as many opportunities for sustainable living as possible. Passive and active solar design strategies render the residence 100% energy neutral. Recycled, renewable, and high performance materials and products are specified throughout. Hardscape and landscape treatments are considered for their aesthetic and actual impact on the land. The Brooks Scarpa Residence elegantly crafts each of these strategies and materials, exploiting the potential for performance and sensibility while achieving a rich and interesting sensory and aesthetic experience.

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

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