Somewhere on the nyc subway that i can’t remember:)…
two islands' award winning mark's house complete in michigan
ondon-based firm two islands won the international flat lot competition held by the flint public art project and AIA flint chapter to design a temporary pavilion in an empty parking area of downtown flint, michigan. ‘mark’s house’ represents abandonment, loss and the importance of shelter. it is designed to raise awareness of the demolishing of thousands of houses after foreclosures forced many families out of town, and the city’s continued efforts in revitalization. raised a storey above the ground, the 4,000 pound (1,814 kg) structure is designed to withstand 90 mph winds. the tudor-style dwelling cantilevers on top of a mirrored pedestal, and is coated in a 5 mm reflective mylar skin, which makes it blend in with its surroundings, as if it had disappeared. this finish changes with the weather conditions, stretching or wrinkling with varying amounts of moisture in the air. the transitions create a visually intriuging display. underneath the floating building, a ceiling sports 882 lightboxes personalized with hundreds of faces and photos of over 90 global kickstarter supporters. a platform below creates a place to host community events, the first of which was the flint art walk.
Otherworldly Photos Taken Underneath Mendenhall Glacier
Just 12 miles outside of downtown Juneau, Alaska sits a massive glacier that’s as stunning on the outside as it is beneath it. The 12 mile long Mendenhall Glacier is a special treat for adventurous-types or photographers like Kent Mearig who travel underneath the glacier to explore and photograph its otherworldly ice caves. Mearig has lived in Juneau for the last 20 years and, lucky for us, over the years he’s developed such a special relationship with the glacier that he’s able to photograph it in truly spectacular ways.
His gorgeous photos feature bright blue ceilings of ice above as well as the flowing water over rocks below. The series, which he calls Subglacial World, even show passageways that look like portals to another side. It’s a brilliantly colored world just waiting to be explored.