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Posts Tagged ‘ City ’

NYC The Way Ludwig Farve Sees It.


Ludwig Favre, Born in France in 1976, in north of Paris. Ludwig Favre is a Photographer specializing in major cities and landscapes of America, raised in Paris, he has created visuals on a variety of media platforms from advertising campaigns to magazine editorials, books, gallerys over the world.  Ludwig Favre is without doubt a man with skills and a keen sensibility for aesthetics and composition.  Favre travels the world documenting its wonders in a way that elevates their look, creating an almost surreal, paint-like quality to the very landmarks we probably take for granted. From the front-facing wall of a building, to national parks, the designs of universities, pristine beaches and cityscapes around the world, click on any of Favre’s projects on his official online portfolio and you’ll be inspired by every shot, each representing a stunning scene of the world like you’ve probably not appreciated as much before.  Here’s his take on the one-and-only New York City.
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New York City Throught The Eyes Of A Cab Driver.


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Matt Weber is a New York-based photographer who found his passion for this art form while working as a taxi driver. He started taking photos of everyday reality in the city while at work and continued capturing the little but truthful moments of New York for the past 3 decades.  His black and white photos of New York are released as a project, called “Urban Prisoner”, which was also published as a book.

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Watch Ken Block Tear Up San Francisco.


Screen Shot 2014-02-05 at 5.25.03 AMFor readers who don’t reside in the Bay Area, or who may not be familiar with San Francisco’s topographic features, this video shows you what regular driver have ALWAYS wanted to do in our fair city.  There isn’t a man, woman, or child who hasn’t dreams of doing what Ken Block and his drift car do so well in one of his latest stunt videos.  From shutting down the Bay Bridge, to drifting on a moving barge, Block reminds us why he’s the best in the world at what he does.  Check the method below.  And for any local drivers who have seen the tire marks in the middle of the top deck of the Bay Bridge, and wondered what maniac left those there… it was Ken.

Giorgio Armani Casa Luxury Residence


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Giorgio Armani’s interior design studio Armani / Casa has announced plans to work on its first Chinese luxury residential project in the city of Chengdu. L’Art Residence will be situated in the center of Chengdu and will consist of two 222–meter-high buildings, each containing 65 apartments. The fashion mogul’s brand will work in partnership with the Chinese cultural body Mind Group for the design and development of the project. Each apartment block will feature a heated rooftop swimming pool, whilst the living spaces themselves will be furnished with pieces from the Armani / Casa, Armani / Rocca and Armani / Dada ranges. The apartments will be sold in the second half of 2014. The development period is slated for 2016.

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NYC To Install Free Phone Charging Stations


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New York-based design consultancy Pensa are teaming up with solar company Goal Zero and AT&T to introduce 25 phone charging locations across New York City. Named Street Charge, the stations are entirely self sufficient with three solar panels and can be dropped anywhere in the city, such as a patch of asphalt or a patch of grass in a park, helping to fill the city’s electricity dead zones. “We wanted something that looked like it fit naturally in those natural environments,” said founder Marco Perry when speaking to Co.Design. “It’s a little bit organic, but it’s a little bit industrial. It kind of looks like a flower, but so little that it’s not kitschy. It’s more of an abstraction.” The units will run for 90 days on the exclusive contract with AT&T, but will hopefully become available on a more permanent basis soon.

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Day And Night.


A fine art project Stephen Wilkes has produced about New York in the beautiful patches of day and night. “Day to Night embodies a combination of my favorite things to photograph; people on the street melded with epic cityscapes, and the fleeting moments throughout the day and night,” noted the author. Well, we should admit that these exceptionally well done photographs add a surreal dimension to various iconic New York places. To split the landscapes from AM to PM and create such a surrealist effect, Stephen kept his camera at a fixed angle for up to 15 hours, then weaved and blended the shots into one frame. Let’s now contemplate all the bustle of the city within these breathtaking shots. Hope, those of you who have never been to NY will have the time to make it up to see this in person.

The Construction of Beijing’s Tallest Building Begins.


Construction has started on Beijing‘s tallest skyscraper, set to rise 500 metres and shaped like a vase, the state-owned CITIC group said Tuesday.  The building is the latest in a surge of ambitious construction projects in the Chinese capital, which along with other cities in China is attracting cutting-edge international architects keen to push design boundaries.  A groundbreaking ceremony on the planned 500-metre tall China Zun tower, named after a type of traditional Chinese wine vessel, took place in Beijing Monday.

The state-owned investment giant said the tower would be both its office building and a tourist attraction.  It would feature the latest energy-saving technology, and the top floor would encourage sightseeing from a platform and have a cafe with panoramic views.  Online pictures show a slender glass and steel structure that appears to have an observation platform on the roof and a central atrium at the top of the building.  It will be built just a stone’s throw from the 330-metre-tall China World Trade Center Tower 3 (pictured below), Beijing’s current tallest building.

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