Saccopteryx leptura - Lesser Sac-winged Bat
Photo by Photo by José Gabriel Martínez Fonseca
Architects CMA and SeARCH were focusing on the question if it would be possible to conceal a house in an Alpine slope while still exploiting the wonderful views and allowing light to enter the building when planing the Villa Vals. They decided to build a central patio into the steep incline to create a large facade with considerable potential for window openings. The viewing angle from the building is slightly inclined, giving a dramatic view of the beautiful mountains on the opposite side of the narrow valley.
All images © Iwan Baan
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Art by: Mister Beaudry, Dvdesign, Terry Fan, Caitlin Hackett, Motohiro NEZU, and JP Valderrama.
Gediminas is an Illustration and Concept Artist from Lithuania
Those who follow in the footsteps of the Old Masters would gasp at Seth Alverson’s raw depictions of the human body. From the Renaissance’s advancements in rendering the idealized anatomy to today’s Photoshopped magazine covers, Western culture has an ongoing obsession with depicting the nude figure in ways that few of us can actually live up to. Alverson throws these conventions out the window with his oil paintings. Read more on Hi-Fructose.