Dalian International Conference Center by Coop Himmelb(l)au

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If I started this blog two years ago, I’d go balls deep into this post breaking down everything about this project. Honestly I’m just lazy. Coop Himmelb(l)au is the firm so check out some of their work. Facades are pretty cool I guess. Interior is fucking insane.

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Watercolors by Maja Wronska

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Watercolor is definitely in my top 3 for favorite mediums and I can thank artists like Maja Wronska for making that a fact. Her style just is so unique and raw. She’s so talented in her use of color as well as technique for light in her work and the detail is just amazing. She tends to have this gradient of color just transition through each piece and that’s not really something you see often.

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Watercolors by Tytus Brzozowski

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Brzozowski is not fucking around when he’s holding a brush. His insane sense of perspective and depth most likely comes from being an architect. But regardless of that, just look at the amount of detail and choice of color in his work. There’s something about watercolor that brings in so much personality to a piece and his shit is pretty damn sexy. I I would say he needs to work with more darker tones or else his current style’s going to get stale. Other than that, he’s a beast.

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The Flexible Bauhaus by Penda

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If I had the potential to come up with something as simple and ridiculous like this in architecture school, I would’ve probably became an architect. Thank God that didn’t happen.

Penda is a firm I’ve been following for a little over a year now, and I highly recommend checking out their projects. I’ll get more in depth with them in a future post. This particular project was a proposal for the New Bauhaus Museum Competition that includes rotating platforms which open up to an adjacent sculpture park.

I think rotating parts of the building to create a unique space and program is pretty genius. Yet the only problem that comes up in my mind is how potentially dangerous it is which is probably one of the reasons why it didn’t win the competition. I don’t know how fast those things rotate, but imagine just standing their looking at your phone and getting your ass whooped by a Transformer. That’s fucking awesome.

I love everything about this project except for the interior. The spiral staircase ruins it for me. I understand it might have been added because of the whole rotation shit going on outside, but it looks too tacky. Maybe it would be okay for a house, but not for a museum.

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