Architecture, graphic design and other artistic derivations


"I don’t want to be interesting. I want to be good."

Happy Birthday Ludwig Mies van der Rohe!

"Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969), a German-born architect and educator, is widely acknowledged as one of the 20th century’s greatest architects. By emphasizing open space and revealing the industrial materials used in construction, he helped define modern architecture.

Our built environment is meant to be lived in. Mies’ buildings, beyond merely affecting our lives, endow them with greater significance and beauty. His buildings radiate the confidence, rationality, and elegance of their creator and, free of ornamentation and excess, confess the essential elements of our lives. In our time, where there is no limit to excess, Mies’ reductionist approach is as pertinent as ever. As we reduce the distractions and focus on the essential elements of our environment and ourselves, we find they are great, intricate, and beautiful. Less is more.” [via]

Photo credits found here 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

(via grmhrtdesigns)


Modern “New Khmer Architecture”

Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL) | Architect: Vann Molyvann | Phnom Penh, Cambodia - Via: 1 | 2


Buckminster Fuller & Chuck Byrne. Geometric Screen Prints. 1981.

Screen prints in white ink on clear polyester film overlaid on a screen print of photos from the Buckminster Fuller archive.

(via alwaysinstudio)


The Third Day Henrik Spohler

"This project spotlights man’s cultivation of nature. It features gigantic outdoor monocultures in the United States„ or under glass and plastic in the Netherlands and Spain. Interior views of research institutes provide insights into those places where new varieties are constantly being grown and tested. Places where man assumes the role of  Creator when he uses genetic engineering to give plants features that are even more profitable."


Architectural Absurdity Tom Ngo

Absurdity is a rhetorical device aimed at questioning (architectural) conventions. Architectural absurdity playfully transgresses within the rules of building formation to create valid alternative assemblages while scrutinizing regulation. The resultant architecture redefines the rituals of program and questions the notion of typology. Unbound by strict conformity to logic, the liberated architect breathes new life into architecture.”