Architecture

The Surreal Flying Houses by Laurent Chéhère

French photographer Laurent Chéhère‘s ongoing “Flying Houses” series takes cues from his love of cinema and personal wanderings around little-known neighborhoods of his hometown of Paris. The images depict a dreamlike world of airborne architecture. The scenes range from quite realistic to completely surreal. The whimsical collection — which marry digital manipulation with analog photography — sees […]

Wallwave Vibrations

Loris Cecchini has created a “tattoo in relief” which appears as a part of the very fabric, or skin, of the wall. Architecture relies on the logic of geometry—primarily linear and planar elements—yet here the artist utilizes the geometry of the sphere in a roughly circular composition. As a result, the sculpture seems to pulsate or […]

San Francisco, 1 Man and 3000 Toothpicks

Thirty five years ago Scott Weaver  had already begun work on this insanely complex kinetic sculpture, Rolling through the Bay, that he continues to modify and expand even today. The elaborate sculpture is comprised of multiple “tours” that move pingpong balls through neighborhoods, historical locations, and iconic symbols of San Francisco, all recreated with a little […]

Tea Bags Portrait

The Malaysian artist, Red Hong Yi, created an installation called “Teh Tarik Man” out of 20,000 teabags for the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. She says it took about two months to build the 10-foot by 7-foot piece, which ended up weighing more than 440 pounds. Hong Yi stained the teabags for the […]

Balloons Invasion | Charles Pétillon

French photographer Charles Pétillon created a series titled “Invasion“. Hundreds of white balloons overflow from architectural spaces, neighborhoods and landscapes. These balloons invasions are metaphors. They aim to change the point of view that we encounter every day without regard to it. It is our view that he try to sharpen and to move from […]

Colorful New Architectural Watercolors

Polish watercolor artist Maja Wronska continues to paint explosively colorful depictions of European architecture, most recently in Poznań, Poland. Wronska is an architect herself, a skill that greatly enhances her artwork. She first renders each piece as a detailed drawing and then adds layers of watercolor, an unpredictable medium that can be difficult to control, […]

Amethyst Shape Hotel

Amethyst, a beautiful precious gemstone, is the inspiration behind NL Architects’ proposed chain of hotels. But, their unconventional design does more than just reference the color. It makes the structure appear as if it’s the jewel itself. The Amsterdam-based designers created the illusion by splitting the building in half with the brilliant, multifaceted purple forms […]

Mini Beautiful Urban Landscapes

Michigan-based artist Taylor Mazer recently crafted incredibly small drawings that are no larger than your average pencil. He has a keen eye for the city. But what you won’t find in his work are postcard views of famous monuments. Rather Mazer favors the less glamorous side of the city. Street signs, lamp polls, highways and electrical lines […]

Millo’s Street Art

His name is Francesco Camillo Giorgino but he’s known by the nickname Millo. He is an architect that draws all day long houses, streets, bridges, steps, gardens and parks; even during his breaks he draws on every surface. He participated to a lot of exhibitions and street art collectives. In your works predominate urban scenary, […]

The Disorienting Beauty of Spiral Staircases by Christian Richter

Christian Richter is a fine art architecture photographer based in the small town of Jeßnitz, Germany. A fan of exploring old, abandoned buildings, Richter has often come across tall spiral staircases that look both beautiful and disorienting when viewed from the very top looking down. These staircases form a photo series of his that is […]

The 25 Most Popular Street Art Pieces of 2014

With the end of 2014, its time to reveal the 25 most popular street pieces that the readers of StreetArtNews ranked this year. With little to no surprise, Banksy takes the #1 spot with his spy stencil mural that was painted in Cheltenham, home of the UK Government Communications Headquarters. Compared to last year, a lot less of […]

Looking Up Hong Kong: Peter Stewart

Peter Stewart, a travel photographer based in Australia, has found a great way to make Hong Kong’s masses of repetitive high-rise apartment buildings interesting again. His “Stacked – Hong Kong” architectural photography series seeks out some of the most repetitive sights in Hong Kong and turns them into hypnotizing compositions. “All it takes really is […]

Master of illusion: Rob Gonsalves

Rob Gonsalves is a famous Canadian painter. Enthused by such legendary artists like Dali, Tanguy, Magritte and Escher; Rob Gonsalves urbanized his have possession of unique method by unite his architectural knowledge with the feel affection for for painting. A wise use of perspective and associations allow him to merge two seemingly dissimilar realistic scenes […]

The World’s Most Colorful Buildings

For some reason, most of the world seems to be stuck in a rut when it comes to building colors. But the buildings on this list abandon the usual grays, browns, yellows and whites for bold splashes of color. Most people would probably prefer having colorful buildings like these, but there are a few practical reasons […]