Photographer Yutha Yamanaka currently challenges himself with a 365 day project, creating one staggering image a day, uploading it to his Flickr. His photography is characterized by a surreal twist, often finding expressions in otherworldly self portraits. Yutha Yamanaka was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, today he lives in Denpasar, Bali.
All images © Yutha Yamanaka
Nestled amongst the Lower Bavarian landscape is to be found an estate of theme houses as part of the Hotel Hofgut designed by Format Elf Architekten. The black facade picks up the traditional structure of the surrounding barns while it weathers by time, blending with the nature around. Protruding cubes define the building and its living areas. Large, mirroring windows blur the boundaries between structures and landscape, and between inside and outside.
All images © Format Elf Architekten | Via: Dezeen
29-year-old photographer Danny Lane is based in New York where he works as a portrait photographer, a musician and actor. His images are inspired by everyday things, cinema and women. He creates raw and honest analogue photographs that beautifully capture the personality and emotion of his subjects. For more, visit his Tumblr.
All images © Danny Lane
TETRARC have designed HUB CREATIC, a building located in Nantes, France, that is dedicated to young companies developing new digital applications.
Behind its lively yellow walls, the building assembles seventy start-ups businesses. It has affirmed their presence in the town and offers them a scalable work space at a reduced rent where they can finalise their creations, live out the first moments of their existence and recognise their early development. It gathers them around a vast swirling atrium, a spatial design favourable to communication and the synergy of projects, Here architecture and innovation work in harmony.
The architecture reflects the particular purpose of the building and showcases an industry of excellence in Nantes comprising 700 companies and representing 18,000 jobs in the city of Nantes alone, that of new information and communication technologies.
The Hub Créatic has been built at the heart La Chantrerie, a campus comprising private and public higher education establishments such as the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines, Ecole Supérieure du Bois, Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique et Polytech and the Ecole d’Ingénieurs de l’Université de Nantes. The new building is marketed as a communicating urban office building. Its architecture transmits the image of a hive of activity thanks to the honeycomb shaped windows and its honey colour which makes you think of the positive connotation of a hive and its intense and highly productive activity.
To impose this vivid image of buildings on the volumes and the disparate aesthetics created by different agencies since the 1990’s, Tetrarc has taken advantage of the project’s location. The building takes ownership of the site’s open position on the Brittany road link. Its windows and main entrance look onto the virtual boulevard designed by Christian de Portzamparc so that Nantes town centre, represented by the tall figure of the Tour de Bretagne, is symbolically linked to its academic, cultural and tertiary peripheral extensions.
The agency has built an attractive landmark for its four hundred users each day, for its seventy start-up clients and the participants of the events and meetings that they organise.
Architect: TETRARC Photography by Stéphane Chalmeau
Photographer Jedediah Johnson seems to be a pretty impetuous kisser judged by his series ‘The Makeout Project’. For the images, he puts on red lipstick to kiss people and photograph them afterwards. His kissing buddies seem rather overwhelmed by the sudden affection.
Jedediah Johnson states: “The images are an invitation to the viewer to build their own narrative of the kiss. In this project I question the nature of intimacy, sexuality, and the kiss itself.”
All images © Jedediah Johnson | Via: Ufunk
Rob Ley of Urbana Studio has recently completed May-September, an interactive art facade made from 7,000 angled metal panels attached to a parking structure at the new Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana.
You can watch a video about the project – here
This project began with an interest in challenging the typical notion of the parking structure as an unappreciated infrastructural typology by transforming the new Eskenazi Hospital parking structure into an interactive, synthetic terrain.
A field of 7,000 angled metal panels in conjunction with an articulated east/west color strategy creates a dynamic façade system that offers observers a unique visual experience depending on their vantage point and the pace at which they are moving through the site. In this way, pedestrians and slow moving vehicles within close proximity to the hospital will experience a noticeable, dappled shift in color and transparency as they move across the hospital grounds, while motorists driving along W. Michigan Street will experience a faster, gradient color shift which changes depending on their direction of travel.
Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Paint – (60′ H x 245′ W x 4′ D)
Design: Urbana Studio