A casual underground ride in Stockholm becomes quite a treat for the eyes of the passengers, as most of the stations in the capital of Sweden are showcasing some amazing underground artwork. Russian software architect Alexander Dragunov must’ve really enjoyed his rides as well, and made some stunning shots of the underground artwork. The pictures below were taken in the Solna Centrum station, were the cave-like installations were created by artists Anders Aberg and Karl-Olov Bjor back in the 1970s.
Ever since 19th century, a debate has been going on in Sweden about the need to make art more accessible to people outside the salons. No wonder then that with the first proper underground line opened in 1950, various artwork was installed in the stations shortly. From around a 100 stations in the city, 90 are hosting various works by almost 150 artists. That 110 km underground system has got to be the world’s longest art exhibition!
No derrochar es el primer paso para cualquier ahorrador, sea lo que sea que ahorre, como por ejemplo cerrar el grifo cuando no es necesario o cerrar las ventanas si está la calefacción encendida.
Esta infografía nos muestra otros trucos para ahorrar energía en nuestras casas, de este modo colaboramos con el medio ambiente y además ahorramos dinero al bajar el consumo energético.
Poco sabemos de las pirámides. Esas estructuras de hace siglos que todavía mantienen su firmeza y misterio. Hay algunos que dicen que se construyeron desde dentro, otros que desde fuera. Cada año encuentran una nueva pirámide o restos de la que podría haber sido una.
La técnica fue mejorando con el tiempo, pero, ¿Como hicieron las primera pirámides?
Unos cuentos fogones de diseño moderno para hogares.
Picture yourself living in a house that was built nearly 100 years ago, and was once even used as a Nazi hide-out during the war. Now add to this the fact that the house is actually a 100-feet high water tower that was in service till 1990, and you’ll get really close to grasping just how cool is.
The Bham Design Studio started developing this tower renovation project in 2007, and eventually it ended up being a single family apartment, structured on five floors. The terrace on the top floor gives you a beautiful panorama, overlooking the Belgian village of Steenokkerzeel… and an outdoor shower!
Admirably, most of the original concrete elements were preserved during the reconstruction, aiming to keep the strong character of the building. That even meant keeping the 250.000 liters concrete water basin!
German photographer Matthias Heiderich is one of those artists who can make simple look stunning. His minimalist photos of Berlin show his hometown in completely new light – full of color, perfect lines and patterns.
The self-taught artist focuses on aesthetics instead of story-telling, and has an amazingly good eye for strong and stark composition.
“When I go out I search for patterns, lines, colors, the abstracts of the urban landscapes to transform them into something new, take them out of their contexts,” says Heiderich.
The artist mentioned that his dream location for a shoot would be any of the former Soviet countries, so be sure to follow his website for new photos!
The Japanese once again prove that they know how to leave us in awe: a couple of days ago a spectacular 7 million light installation was opened in the Nabana no Sato botanical garden on the island of Nagashima in Kuwana.
What is justly called “the best light show in the country”, welcomes the visitors through the entry of a light-lit tunnel, where every tiny LED is enclosed into a botanically inspired light bulb. With the theme of this year’s project being “The Great Nature”, the gardens offer such installations as rainbows, auroras borealis and even a sunrise by the Mt. Fuji. A theme park usually focusing on flowers, will hold this Winter Illumination project till the end of March.