An Escapekit is a ticket from job to job in the industry I work in. Join me on my journey to find work that I wish I put in my kit and share the work you put in yours.
Surreal New York
Oregon-based photographer Brad Sloan on a 3-day trip to New York City managed to capture some spectacular shots of the Big Apple in that short amount of time. Sloan, turns oft-photographed streets and landmarks into incredible images of architecture that seem like surreal, continuous skylines straight out of the film Inception.
Artist Henry Hargreaves and stylist Caitlin Levin used gingerbread and candy to create the buildings as part of a Dylan’s Candy Bar display at the Art Basel winter festival in Miami.
American artist Phillip K Smith III created an installation With some mirrors, LED lights, custom built electronic equipment, and Arduino programming, Smith transformed a 70-year-old homesteader shack into an architecture piece that complements and contrasts with its beautiful environment throughout the entire day.
Heydar Aliyev Center
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects in Baku, Azerbaijan – a cultural centre with walls that create a continuing landscape with the surrounding plaza. The outside is just as stunning as in the interior which hosts a variety of cultural programs, its design is a departure from the rigid and often monumental architecture of the former Soviet Union that is so prevalent in Baku, aspiring instead to express the sensibilities and diversity of Azeri culture.
Library and Learning Centre in Vienna
Zaha Hadid’s Library and Learning Centre at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, which opened last week in the city’s second district. The library and learning centre is one of seven buildings that make up the new campus at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien), designed to accommodate 24,000 students and 1800 staff.
Depressed a full 3 meters into the hillside to reduce the impact on the view from the surrounding area. The home’s low profile is deceptive, hiding the fact this is a large home filled with fascinating features and comfort. The home has two separate buildings that are integrated together with the use of screens and a lightweight roof.
The Thorncrown Chapel
Architect architect E. Fay Jones, an apprentice to Frank Lloyd Wright, designed the Thorncrown Chapel near Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The non-denominational chapel is a shining example of organic architecture, a philosophy of architecture which promotes harmony between human habitation and the natural world.
Sagrada Família cathedral
In Barcelona, Spain, the famous unfinished Sagrada Família cathedral has released a new video that illustrates how the completed cathedral will look like.
A collaborative structure designed by sculptor Anish Kapoor and architect Arata Isozaki. It has been dubbed as “the world’s first inflatable concert hall”.
London-based practice Squire and Partners have completed a private house in Mayfair, London, featuring a striking bespoke leaf facade which mirrors an established Virginia Creeper on a facing building on Curzon Street.
Bossley Architects have designed the Glendowie House in Auckland, New Zealand.
Korean artist Sunga Park was not professionally trained in art, but her surreal art works would make you think otherwise. Using watercolors, she creates paintings that seem to float mysteriously between dream and reality.
Louisiana State Museum And Sports Hall Of Fame
Set in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase on the banks of the Cane River Lake, the design of the new Louisiana State Museum and Sports Hall of Fame mediates the dialogue between sports and history, past and future, container and contained. Visionary and architect Victor “Trey” Trahan, founder of Trahan Architects, merged two contrasting collections that were formerly housed in a university coliseum and a nineteenth century courthouse into one new space, elevating the visitor experience for both exhibitions.
Martis Camp House
Architecture firm Concreteworks designed this modern vacation home located in the luxury community of Martis Camp between Truckee and North Lake Tahoe in California.
Video production company District 7 Media has compiled an amazing time-lapse that pays tribute to ‘the city that never sleeps’, New York City. Made using more than 50,000 still frames, the video was “shot over the course of 6 months traveling back and forth from Washington DC to New York City”.