The weather outside may be frightful, but for Ponzán, Poland, frigid temperatures mean the arrival of the annual International Ice Sculpture Festival, which took place there this week.
London’s Canary Wharf, once the commercial hub of the British Empire, will play host to a new fleet until February. The interactive light installation Voyage, by artist team Aether & Hemera, features hundreds of glowing “paper” boats that will light up the waves in a rainbow of colors.
What would the world’s major cities look like if they had no light pollution? This series by Paris-based photographer Thierry Cohen pairs darkened skylines with brightly lit starry skies.
This beautiful building in Amsterdam, adapted by architecture firm Emma Architecten, served as a barracks at the turn of the last century, one of a series of fortifications meant to protect the city. Now a UNESCO Heritage Site, these bunkers are being preserved and restored and, in the case of Pavilion Puur, turned into spaces for social events.
Chinese design firm People’s Architecture Office created the Tricycle House and Garden as a response to the inability to own land in China. The man-powered design allows for off-the-grid utilities, giving new meaning to the term “mobile home.”
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