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the story behind the pontiac ghost car - the first fully-sized transparent car in america
the story behind the pontiac ghost car - the first fully-sized transparent car in america
face depixelizer, an AI-powered app that turns pixelated faces into realistic photos
face depixelizer, an AI-powered app that turns pixelated faces into realistic photos
watch this incredible 10-year time lapse of the sun by NASA
watch this incredible 10-year time lapse of the sun by NASA

WEEK IN REVIEW

this week, creatives emphasized a yearn for nature, with art and design projects that employed flora in their conception and making. designboom reader nicolas abdelkader presents a series of photo montages that turn planes, ships and trucks into huge green planters. 'the urgency to slow down' imagines an alternative future after lockdown, one in which these symbols of excessive energy consumption have been left behind, only to become something beneficial for the environment. meanwhile, designer kyunchul kim created a stool using wood that has been used in traditional korean hanoks, combining it with mycelium – the vegetative part of a fungus. the purpose of the project is to allow the materials, which once played an important structural and functional role, to meet other materials and generate new forms. in barcelona, the el liceu opera house reopened with a concert to an audience of 2,292 potted plants. created by spanish conceptual artist eugenio ampudia, the 'concert for the biocene' saw the string quartet perform 'crisantemi' by puccini as a response to his time in quarantine time, which allowed him to build a greater connection with nature. 

in architecture news this week, MAD architects revealed its masterplan and architectural design for the ‘shenzhen bay culture park’. the ambitious complex covers an approximate area of 51,000 square meters, with a total building area of ​​182,000 square meters. the project includes the ‘creative design hall’ and the ‘shenzhen science and technology museum’, as well as expansive public green space along shenzhen’s waterfront. the development is expected to complete in 2023.

finally, offering a calming sense of escape from the still overwhelming newsfeeds is new york-based artist and graphic designer, sho shibuya, and his beautiful painted sunrises. what began as a way to document the days spent at home during lockdown has grown into a captivating series, which shibuya has aptly called 'sunrises from a small window.' from graduating shades of blue to bursts of vivid pink and warm orange, the tones and colors of the paintings provide a soothing contrast to the headlines of the day which they cover. 

WEEKLY ESSENTIALS

a chaotic cluster of vibrant dwellings makes up the newly imagined sonora art village

MONDAY 22

a chaotic cluster of vibrant dwellings makes up the newly imagined sonora art village
CEDIT - ceramiche d'italia chimera collection inspired by mythological hybrids

MONDAY 22

CEDIT - ceramiche d'italia chimera collection inspired by mythological hybrids
be'er sheva, israel's brutalist desert city photographed by stefano perego

MONDAY 22

be'er sheva, israel's brutalist desert city photographed by stefano perego
'the urgency to slow down' imagines transportation as giant green planters

MONDAY 22

'the urgency to slow down' imagines transportation as giant green planters
dada envisions modular floating dwelling units for coastal communities over the world

MONDAY 22

dada envisions modular floating dwelling units for coastal communities over the world
partners hill + hogg & lamb compose the breezy and poetic 'mermaid multihouse' in australia

TUESDAY 23

partners hill + hogg & lamb compose the breezy and poetic 'mermaid multihouse' in australia
barcelona opera house reopens with a concert for more than 2,000 plants

TUESDAY 23

barcelona opera house reopens with a concert for more than 2,000 plants
enter projects fuses 3D technology with local craftsmanship for vikasa yoga HQ in bangkok

TUESDAY 23

enter projects fuses 3D technology with local craftsmanship for vikasa yoga HQ in bangkok
interview: tom kundig discusses his collaborative, hands on approach to architecture

TUESDAY 23

interview: tom kundig discusses his collaborative, hands on approach to architecture
the rumpl NASA collection celebrates the 50th anniversary of apollo 13

TUESDAY 23

the rumpl NASA collection celebrates the 50th anniversary of apollo 13
i/thee + roundhouse platform cast giant papier-mâché domes in the texas panhandle

WEDNESDAY 24

i/thee + roundhouse platform cast giant papier-mâché domes in the texas panhandle
simon astridge extends south london home to create a sanctuary with city views

WEDNESDAY 24

simon astridge extends south london home to create a sanctuary with city views
architecture brio rebuilds a beach house in india, repairing its relationship with the coast

WEDNESDAY 24

architecture brio rebuilds a beach house in india, repairing its relationship with the coast
MAD architects reveals plans for shenzhen bay culture park

THURSDAY 25

MAD architects reveals plans for shenzhen bay culture park
sho shibuya paints sunrises from a small window onto the new york times

THURSDAY 25

sho shibuya paints sunrises from a small window onto the new york times
audemars piguet's spiraling museum designed by BIG opens to the public in switzerland

THURSDAY 25

audemars piguet's spiraling museum designed by BIG opens to the public in switzerland
alejandro sticotti's 'la pedrera' holiday home in uruguay takes in views of the atlantic ocean

THURSDAY 25

alejandro sticotti's 'la pedrera' holiday home in uruguay takes in views of the atlantic ocean
berkay gursoy conceptualizes copic marker pen with a RGB slider

THURSDAY 25

berkay gursoy conceptualizes copic marker pen with a RGB slider
desserto, a highly sustainable plant-based vegan leather made from cactus

FRIDAY 26

desserto, a highly sustainable plant-based vegan leather made from cactus
studio arthur casas refurbishes a six story brownstone house in new york

FRIDAY 26

studio arthur casas refurbishes a six story brownstone house in new york
a new perspective for refrigerators and home appliances: 'just cabinets'

FRIDAY 26

a new perspective for refrigerators and home appliances: 'just cabinets'
crosson architects tops new zealand house with strategically placed light-wells

FRIDAY 26

crosson architects tops new zealand house with strategically placed light-wells
tsutsumi and associates applies a traditional asanoha pattern to japanese restaurant

FRIDAY 26

tsutsumi and associates applies a traditional asanoha pattern to japanese restaurant
milton glaser, creator of 'I ♥ NY' logo, dies aged 91

SATURDAY 27

milton glaser, creator of 'I ♥ NY' logo, dies aged 91

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