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volkswagen ID. space vizzion conceptualizes a future electric estate

the volkswagen ID. space vizzion has been official revealed at the LA auto show 2019, following its teaser in early november 2019. the concept car births another member to the brand’s family of ID. models, which, importantly, are all fully electric. its aerodynamic styling maximizes its ener...

a green organic roof tops estudio felipe escudero’s ‘house folds’ in ecuador

designed for a remote site in the valley of nayón%2C ecuador, estudio felipe escudero has conceived ‘house folds’ to combine the solidity of concrete with a curved, organic form. planned for an older client, the project proposes a low, single-story residence topped with an expansive green roof ...

EASTERN design office stacks concrete square tubes for house in kyoto

located in a residential area of kyoto city, japan, the concrete square tube house by EASTERN design office combines a series of stacked square volumes, piled up in two vertical lines. planned as a single-family home, the project comprises four horizontal lines of cubes, each of which in a...

MAD architects builds ‘hutong bubble’ into fabric of beijing neighborhood

a decade after the first hutong bubble was realized in beibingmasi hutong, MAD architects unveils the ‘hutong bubble 218’, emerging from the chinese capital’s old neighborhoods. the intervention is part of a restoration effort in 305 sqm traditional courtyard house that dates back to the qing dy...

tesla unveils bulletproof cybertruck with razor-sharp exoskeleton

tesla has unveiled its first pickup truck, a highly-anticipated vehicle elon musk has been teasing since 2016. the tesla chief executive and multi-billionaire launched the electric pickup near spaceX’s rocket factory in los angeles on thursday (november 21), detailing its starting price amon...

MASK architects place a massive camera atop their seoul photographic art museum proposal

turkish architect öznur pınar çer%E2s firm MASK architects has designed the ‘the seoul photographic art museum‘, located on the cultural and art facilities of dobong-g u in the northeastern part of the korean city. the concept for the museum was creating a ‘camera obscura ‘ with the mission of documenting an...

architects H2L builds concrete slit house on a triangular lot in south korea

architects H2L has completed the slit house on a triangular corner lot, located on a hilltop village nearby the city of guri, gyeonggi province, south korea. built for a couple involved in clothing design, as well as their two children, the concrete residence combines working and living sp...

anthony james builds LED portals that immerse viewers in otherworldly geometrics

sculptor anthony james immerses viewers in an otherworldly universe of neon light. his portal icosahedrons – twenty-sided light installations – are made up of repeating equilateral triangles that layer over one another in reflection to create a mesmerizing matrix of glowing LEDs.images via eric minh...

mercedes-maybach GLS 600 4MATIC sets new standards for luxury SUVs

mercedes-maybach teases a new luxury SUV model with the announcement of GLS 600 4MATIC, set to enter the market in the second half of 2020. following in the footsteps of its iconic sister sedan — the 2015 mercedes-maybach S-class model — the state-of-art SUV takes on the form of a GLS model, equ...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist:

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: