House in Akiya

Japanese architect Nobuo Araki designed this house with the sea as neighbour in mind. Just south of Tokyo, this Japanese approach on connecting houses and nature proves to work out fine once again. The large windows enable the residents to view the sea from the huge living room and roof terrace. Using concrete, glass, wood and steel, Araki kept this house minimalistic and warm at the same time.

Land

This gorgeous three and a half minute of undulating, constantly-morphing animation by Masanobu Hiraoka demands to be watched on the largest display currently at your disposal. Grab your headphones too! Aimar Molero‘s music/sound design properly sets the atmosphere and breathes life into the sloshing, shifting abstract forms.

Messe

Lars Focke is a freelance UX designer from Hamburg, Germany and passionate about photography and graphic design. Being only a parttime photographer, Focke is extraordinary good. For this series he photographed the Hamburg Messe, a congress and fair center. Not particularly interesting at first sight, but Focke finds lines and forms nobody else sees.

Wrapping Paper

Benedict Morgan had the idea for his Wrapping Paper series some time before actually executing it. When camouflaging an object the shape and outlines must be retained in order for the viewer to recognize it, otherwise it would just simply blend in with the background and disappear.

Simon Stålenhag

Simon Stålenhag is an artist based in the countryside outside of Stockholm, Sweden. Simon has been involved with a lot of different projects, ranging from films, commercials and book covers to art directing and concepting for video games. He’s also the second half of Pixeltruss (the other half being Tommy Salomonsson), who recently released the amazing 16-bit platformer Ripple Dot Zero.

Freediver

William Trubridge is a freediver. He trained his body to dive without any professional diving gear. While concentrating on his breath and movement, he tumbles deeper and deeper into the ocean. Amazing to see the level of control Trubridge has over his body. He describes the sensation of freefalling underwater and how he uses different techniques.

Car Nudes

Inside the complexity of the city, Maarten van Schaik looks for ‘black holes’ or ‘non-places’, where color, light, materials, lines and strange objects play together inside the frame of his camera. As he describes himself: “things and places that remain unnoticed in our hectic, everyday lives”. Car Nudes is a project that embodies the ‘non-places’ van Schaik sees. Smart reflections play a big role in these photographs.

Stack

Mugi Yamamoto’s diploma project is a compact inkjet printer, which is placed on top of a paper pile. When printing, “Stack” slowly moves downwards and swallows the pile until no paper is left. The paper disappears under the printer and exits on top, where it creates a new pile. Thanks to this new way of printing it is possible to remove the paper tray, the bulkiest element in common printers. This concept allows a very light appearance and avoids frequent reloading.

ION Hotel

When you put an average hotel in a superb landscape, it looks great. When you put a stunning hotel in a superb landscape, wonderful things come together. The ION Hotel in Iceland is just wonderful. The views on the surroundings make everything in the hotel more epic. The large amount of windows help in the overall experience.

Familyhome ‘H’

This is a house for young couple and their child, located in Matsudo, Chiba Prefecture. Matsudo City has a background that has developed as a residential area on the outskirts of Tokyo from the 1960s. This house was planned rebuilding of the house, which was built at that time. I seemed to have been asked to build a house as a new symbol in this place by a young family with the hope of the future.

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