Catch up with highlights from our digital travels this week…
You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but you can’t always say the same of architecture… From India’s fish-shaped National Fisheries Development Board Building to BMW’s engine cylinder-like Munich HQ, Hyperallergic look at 23 buildings that tell you exactly what’s going on inside their walls.
‘What better refuge for a modern adventurer than an island solely dedicated to creative pursuits?’ Another Magazine sets sail for a string of spectacularly remote artistic retreats across the world, from the Fogo Islands in Canada to a caviar factory, turned bastion of contemporary art on the Norway’s Henningsvaer.
If you fancy somewhere a bit warmer, hop over to the volcanic island of Stromboli and join us for a whistle-stop-tour of Marina Abramović’s old digs, now home to the Fiorucci Art Trust.
Artist Stefan Larsson turns Japanese skyscrapers into multi-tentacled structures in his ongoing video project, AUJIK. Buildings from Osaka’s skyline forego the rules of both architecture and gravity, growing upwards like vines. Watch the film at Ignant.
Capturing the quieter side of China
Photographer Scott Newett recasts China as a wilderness devoid of people in his series, Tao Chien. His calm, pastel-hued images of empty water parks, basketball courts and freeways are a far cry from the busy street-scenes we’ve come to expect from a country whose population tops 1.3 billion people. It’s Nice That have more.
Do you live in a bland apartment block in need of some love and care? Why not enlist the services of street artist Patrick Commecy to give it a makeover. The Frenchman uses the time-honoured technique of frescoing to give buildings a facelift, even giving the residents a fresh new look. See more on Fubiz.